US Government Documents related to Indigenous Nations


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This act, dated February 26, 1931, also known as United States (US) Public Law 71-736, sets out the conditions under which the United States may take possession and title of a property for public use before a final judgment has been rendered in a proceeding in which the property is being acquired under the power of eminent domain.

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eminent domain, civil condemnation, condemnation, public works, public buildings, taking, takings

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American Politics | Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law | Indigenous Studies | Law and Politics | Native American Studies | United States History

An Act to expedite the construction of public buildings and works outside of the district of Columbia by enabling possession and title of sites to be taken in advance of final judgment in proceedings for the acquisition thereof under the power of eminent domain



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