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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/
  • Jul 12

    A Case Study Mini-Library

    A Case Study Mini-Library
    For years, I, like many other professors, have been using case studies in the classroom. Some of my favorites have come from the Stanford Law School case study series and from Harvard Law School's series of negotiation exercises (I've used...
  • Jul 11

    2017 Regulatory Takings Conference

    2017 Regulatory Takings Conference
    Professors Alexandra Klass (Minnesota Law) and John Echeverria (Vermont Law) will be co-hosting the 2017 Regulatory Takings Conference, to be held at the University of Minnesota Law School on October 6, 2017. Here is a link to the conference…
  • Jun 27

    Repeal First, Explain Later: The Trump Administration and the Clean Water Rule

    Repeal First, Explain Later: The Trump Administration and the Clean Water Rule
    EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers just released a proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule and to return to previous regulations. The Clean Water Rule (also known as the WOTUS Rule) would have clarified the scope of federal...
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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/
  • Jul 20

    Should You Use “And/Or”?

    Should You Use “And/Or”?
    In a recent article, Ira Robbins defends the phrase and argues that if used properly, it clearly conveys a particular meaning: “A and/or B “means A or B or both A and B. Still, not everyone uses the phrase in...
  • Jul 19

    End of Term Judicial Opinion Dumping by SCOTUS

    End of Term Judicial Opinion Dumping by SCOTUS
    The more things change, etc. A Washington Post editorial (1950): Our courts have been notoriously backward in their public relations, and in none of them is this failing more conspicuous than in the Supreme Court of the United States. Last...
  • Jul 18

    What Topics Should a Blog or Listserv Find too Peripheral to Include?

    What Topics Should a Blog or Listserv Find too Peripheral to Include?
    Of interest to bloggers and listserv members. A blog or listserv may have a special topic. What should its policy be in considering postings that may wander from that topic? At our blog, were are not strict. Recently, at the...
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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/
  • Jul 21

    Gross Income from Dating?

    Gross Income from Dating?
    A reader has added another television court show episode to the list of those on which I cannot help but comment. The list is getting longer, and includes posts such as Judge Judy and Tax Law, Judge Judy and Tax Law Part II, TV Judge Gets Tax…
  • Jul 19

    When “Taxpayer” Means “Taxpayer”

    When “Taxpayer” Means “Taxpayer”
    A recent Tax Court decision, Gregory v. Comr., 149 T.C. No. 2 (2017), provides an excellent, though long, primer on statutory interpretation and the relevance of legislative history. The issue in the case is easily stated. The taxpayers,…
  • Jul 17

    Does a Ban on Chocolate Milk Presage a Chocolate Milk Tax?

    Does a Ban on Chocolate Milk Presage a Chocolate Milk Tax?
    Readers of MauledAgain know that I consider chocolate to be medicinal, and in many respects, essential. Of course, like any food item, it ought to be consumed in moderation.Recently, the San Francisco School District has decided to prohibit…
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Written Description

Written Description

By Lisa Ouellette, Camilla Hrdy, and Michael Risch. Reviews recent news and scholarship on patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Liscow & Karpilow on Innovation Snowballing and Climate Law

    Liscow & Karpilow on Innovation Snowballing and Climate Law
    Patent scholars are often skeptical of the government "picking winners," but in Innovation Snowballing and Climate Law, Zach Liscow and Quentin Karpilow (Yale Law) argue that the government should target specific technologies to address…
  • Jul 13

    Judge Dyk on the Supreme Court and Patent Law, with Response

    Judge Dyk on the Supreme Court and Patent Law, with Response
    Judge Timothy Dyk of the Federal Circuit has long welcomed the Supreme Court's involvement in patent law—see, e.g., essays in 2008 and 2014. In a new Chicago-Kent symposium essay, he states that he "continue[s] to believe that Supreme…
  • Jul 3

    USPTO Economists on Patent Litigation Predictor

    USPTO Economists on Patent Litigation Predictor
    Alan Marco (USPTO Chief Economist) and Richard Miller (USPTO Senior Economist) have recently posted Patent Examination Quality and Litigation: Is There a Link?, which compares the characteristics of litigated patents with various matched…
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