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Does the Public Use Requirement Protect
Private Property Rights?

The government’s power of eminent domain is constrained by two requirements: that the taking serve a public use and that just compensation be paid. The public use and just compensation requirements are the basic protections afforded to private property owners and are, consequently, the lawyer’s basic tools in the representation of private property...

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Underfunded Right of Way Budgets

When the compensation paid for the taking of private property does not include all compensable impacts of the taking, the just compensation obligation fails in its function as a check on government’s taking of private property. The underlying principle of the takings clause is that public burdens should be borne by the public...

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Charles McFarland Elected a Fellow of
the International Society of Barristers

Charles McFarland has been elected a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. The International Society of Barristers, established in 1965 and with a membership of approximately 700 trial lawyers nationally and internationally, is dedicated to excellence in advocacy, the preservation of the adversary system, and defending the right to trial...

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Charles McFarland Selected to Texas
Super Lawyers 2014

Texas Monthly Magazine named Charles McFarland to its list of Texas Super Lawyers for 2014 in the field of Condemnation/Eminent Domain law.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process that combines peer nominations and evaluations with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on twelve indicators of peer recognition...

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