Texas High Court OKs Taking Of Cheney Shooting Vic's Land

Law360, New York (August 31, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday said Austin, Texas, followed state law when it used eminent domain to seize land from an attorney who made headlines after being shot by former Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident, finding the action was a valid condemnation for public purposes.

The 7-2 decision reversed lower court findings the city acted in bad faith when, to allow the construction of convention center parking and a cooling plant, it forced the sale of land owned by Harry M. Whittington,...
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