THE EMINENT
DOMAIN PODCAST

A podcast about eminent domain and condemnation law hosted by Clint Schumacher and Dawson & Sodd, LLP

Podcast Episode 31 – Texas High Speed Rail with Patrick McShan

In this episode, we discuss the Texas High Speed Rail.  Joining the podcast is Patrick McShan, Special Counsel to Texans Against High Speed Rail.  As ...
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Podcast Episode 30 – Failure and Storytelling

In this episode, I discuss a cross-examination that I wish I could do over.  I let my emotions get the best of me and was ...
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Podcast Episode 29 – Ranch and Relocation Questions

In this episode, we visit with Tiffany Dowell Lashmet.  Tiffany has served as an Agricultural Law Specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service since 2013.  ...
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Podcast Episode 28 – Randy Smith and Bob Grace from the Eminent Domain Seminar

Podcast Episode 28 - Randy Smith and Bob Grace from the Eminent Domain Seminar On January 24-25, 2019, I recorded several episodes with presenters and ...
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What is eminent domain?

What is eminent domain?

Strictly speaking, eminent domain is the power to take private property for public use by the federal government, a state government, a municipality, or a private entity given legal authority.  (more…)
New York Times Article on Prior Efforts

New York Times Article on Prior Efforts

The New York Times ran an article that discusses some of the history of prior efforts to acquire property for the Border Wall and the fight against it. Read the full article
Houston Chronicle Article on Fair Compensation for Texas Landowners

Houston Chronicle Article on Fair Compensation for Texas Landowners

The article discusses how South Texas landowners are determined to get fair compensation for their land needed for Border Wall Project. Property owners do have an entitlement to receive just...
Homeland Security Secretary Promises Border Wall Construction By End of Summer

Homeland Security Secretary Promises Border Wall Construction By End of Summer

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly made the rounds last week with the message that the Trump administration intends to follow through on President Donald Trump's promise to build a wall...
Texas Lawyer Article on Future of Cross-Border Pipeline Projects

Texas Lawyer Article on Future of Cross-Border Pipeline Projects

The article reports that pipeline activity has greatly increased amid the Trump administration’s implementation of the Border Wall and delay in appointing officials to open seats on the Federal Energy...
Interesting L.A. Times Article on the Use of Eminent Domain for the Border Wall Project

Interesting L.A. Times Article on the Use of Eminent Domain for the Border Wall Project

The article quotes Jeremy Barnard, general manager of the River Bend Resort & Golf Club, in Brownsville, Texas, who says he has had no contact with the federal government. Mr....

CLINT SCHUMACHER, PODCAST HOST

Clint has represented property owners of all sizes that are being impacted by public projects. Over the last twenty years, Clint has developed a particular expertise in condemnation for highway projects. LEARN MORE >>>

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