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The Federal Government has over five million unleased mineral acres beneath private lands in New Mexico, designated as “disposal lands.” Seeing an opportunity to help alleviate the nation’s highest rate of child poverty, Aubrey Dunn, the New Mexico State Land Commissioner, has proposed the Early Childhood Education Land Grant Act (the “Act). The Act seeks…

The misapplication of basic Texas property law (primarily by one South Texas attorney) has led to extensive controversy regarding unclaimed mineral proceeds from lands patented by the Spanish Crown, Mexico, the Republic of Texas and the State of Texas. In response to the controversy, the Texas Legislature passed HB 724 in 2013 that created the…