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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/
  • 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…
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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 23

    Weekend trivia - the VCR is officially dead

    Weekend trivia - the VCR is officially dead
    Yup, the very last company making VCRs, the Funai Company of Japan, stopped production this week due to the difficulty in obtaining parts according to this New York Times "Personal Tech" column. One of the more interesting tidbits…
  • Jul 22

    A Contract Drafting Checklist

    A Contract Drafting Checklist
    Attorney and Adjunct professor Glen West gives this checklist to students in his In-House Counsel course. He emphasizes that contract issues must be taught in the context of cases that deal with these issues. Here is a summary checklist:…
  • Jul 21

    Joe Kimble Takes on the Doctrine of the Last Antecedent

    Joe Kimble Takes on the Doctrine of the Last Antecedent
    Here’s one formulation of the doctrine: A pronoun, relative pronoun, or demonstrative adjective generally refers to the nearest reasonable antecedent.” Professor Kimble offers a simple example: Start with an innocuous example: men and…
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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 22

    When Does a Tobacco Tax Not Apply to Tobacco, and Why?

    When Does a Tobacco Tax Not Apply to Tobacco, and Why?
    As part of its most recent budget deal, Pennsylvania has increased the tax on cigarettes, snuff, chew tobacco, and loose tobacco. However logical this might seem, all rationality goes up in smoke because cigars are exempt from the tobacco…
  • Jul 20

    The Tax Break Parade Continues and We’re Not Invited

    The Tax Break Parade Continues and We’re Not Invited
    There’s a parade underway. Unlike most performances, in which those watching pay and those performing are paid, this parade is special. Those who are being paid aren’t putting on much of a performance, and almost none of those…
  • Jul 18

    Move In Together, Buy a House, Beware of the Tax Consequence

    Move In Together, Buy a House, Beware of the Tax Consequence
    A recent Tax Court case, Jackson v. Comr., T.C. Summ. Op. 2016-33, demonstrates why couples who decide to live together in a house that they purchase need to be scrupulous about keeping records that proves there is a co-ownership between…
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