Land Surveying as a Crucial Political and Legal Issue

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Land Surveying as a Crucial Political and Legal Issue
Introduction
-Land Surveying
-History, significance of legal precedence from inaccuracy
-Legal and political power reflects initial surveying
-Tom DeLay attempts to redistrict
Legal Precedence
-1805 Land Act
-Attempts to alter Land Act
-Diagonal Sectioning
Surveying Errors
-Inaccurate measuring
-Modernization of measuring
-Effects of and prevention of surveying tampering
Political Power
-Tom DeLay redistricting
-Illegal redistricting another mark in surveying precedence
-Surveying remains at the forefront of power as landowners have power
Abstract:
Land surveying is a crucial political and legal issue that has become more accurate with the advent of specific technologies, but has a...
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..... and Sons, 1986), pp. 256-257, hereafter Brown, et. al.;Subdivision of Sections (Bureau of Land Management, 1980), pp. 16-19; Manual ofInstructions, p. 85; Federal Instructions for Surveys of the Public Lands From 1785-1843 (Illinois Registered Land Surveyors Association), pp. 57-60; Lunz v. Sandmeier’sEstate, 172 Minn. 338, 215 N.W. 426 (1927).
2. Webber, p. 338; see also pp. 331, 345-348; John S. Grimes, A Treatise on the Law
of Surveying and Boundaries, 4th ed. (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976), pp. 105-06,hereafter Grimes; Gerke v. Lucas, 92 Iowa 79, 60 N.W. 538 (1894), hereafter Gerke v.Lucas.
3. “The Moving Meridian.” Title Issues January 2004: Volume 12, Number 1.
4. “Redistricting Tom DeLay.” The New York Times: December 14, 2005.