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MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    How Unsweet a Tax

    How Unsweet a Tax
    So Philadelphia now has a so-called “soda tax, though legal challenges could postpone or eradicate the enactment. And, as I pointed out in Bait-and-Switch “Sugary Beverage Tax” Tactics, the tax applies to products other…
  • Jun 22

    Wheeling and Dealing the Wheel Tax

    Wheeling and Dealing the Wheel Tax
    As the nation’s infrastructure, particularly roads, bridges, and tunnels, continues to deteriorate thanks to tax hate, states and localities are trying all sorts of approaches to finding revenue to fulfill their obligations to protect…
  • Jun 20

    Geography, Community Values, and Tax Compliance

    Geography, Community Values, and Tax Compliance
    A recent New York Times article focusing on tax compliance by small businesses shared information from a several-years-old IRS Taxpayer Advocate report that I had not noticed when it was published. The report, Factors Influencing Voluntary…
Rank this Week: 1257

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jun 23

    The Style of Legal Writing

    The Style of Legal Writing
    This past May, at Greenhorn Legal, Chelsea Wilson (Wash U.) offered guidance on legal writing—not the “rules,” but thinking about the audience, the tone, and concision. You can access the posting here. (ljs)
  • Jun 23

    ABA Journal: Why law schools need to teach more than the law to thrive (or survive) by Chad Asarch & Phil Weiser

    ABA Journal: Why law schools need to teach more than the law to thrive (or survive) by Chad Asarch & Phil Weiser
    Why law schools need to teach more than the law to thrive (or survive) by Chad Asarch & Phil Weiser. "The ongoing discussion on the future of legal education all too often misses the opportunities for innovation and…
  • Jun 22

    What Persuades? Good Facts, Good Law, Good Writing

    What Persuades? Good Facts, Good Law, Good Writing
    In the June 2016 issue of the Michigan Bar Journal, attorney Kenneth Oettle offers sound advice on persuasive lawyering. To confirm his views, he asked his “polling group”: The following answers are representative: (1) “use compelling…
Rank this Week: 931

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Jun 22

    Federal District Court: Federal Government May Not Regulate Fracking on Federal Land

    Federal District Court: Federal Government May Not Regulate Fracking on Federal Land
    In a merits opinion issued on June 21, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming (Judge Skavdahl) held that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management--the agency tasked with protecting and preserving federal lands for multiple uses…
  • May 31

    The Clean Water Act in the Crosshair

    The Clean Water Act in the Crosshair
    Today, the United States Supreme Court released its opinion in US Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, Co. The key question in Hawkes was whether a Clean Water Act jurisdictional determination--that is, a determination about whether an area…
  • May 2

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado
    Following a general trend toward state preemption of local control over oil and gas development, the Colorado Supreme Court issued two opinions today finding that Colorado law preempts local hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) bans and…
Rank this Week: 1302