Written Testimony of Gerald S. Dickinson for the U.S. Senate Hearing on Fencing Along the Southwest Border (Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs)
10 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2019 Last revised: 12 Jan 2019
Date Written: April 4, 2017
It is with great pleasure that I submit this written testimony at the request of the Office of the Ranking Member, Senator McCaskill. I am pleased that the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is devoting its April 4, 2017 hearing to an examination of efforts to secure the southwest border through the construction of a wall. Further, as a law professor who writes and teaches in the areas of constitutional property and land use, I take great interest in the committee's focus on the legal authorities related to the wall construction along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Keywords: U.S. Senate, Trump, border wall, eminent domain, takings, immigration, foreign affairs, national security
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