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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/
  • Feb 15

    Now, about those other dams...

    Now, about those other dams...
    For several recent days, the eyes of the nation were on the Oroville Dam in Northern California. A rainstorm atop heavy snowpack threatened to overfill Lake Oroville, and the outflows began to erode the dam’s primary spillway. Dam managers…
  • Feb 8

    "2-for-1" Marketing Ploy is Bad Policy

    "2-for-1" Marketing Ploy is Bad Policy
    By: Lesley McAllister I’ve been thinking about the ridiculous Executive Order, signed last week, calling for two regulations to be “identified for elimination” for every new one proposed. Trump's so-called "2-for-1" EO. Amidst…
  • Feb 6

    Lesley McAllister, David Takacs, and some Moments to Celebrate

    Lesley McAllister, David Takacs, and some Moments to Celebrate
    For the most part, the past few weeks have not been uplifting. But I’ve been to a few inspiring events, both involving my fellow professors. The first was a festschrift for Lesley McAllister, a law professor at UC Davis 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/
  • Feb 19

    Rules for Plain English Drafting

    Rules for Plain English Drafting
    At the blog for the Canadian law firm of Aird & Berlis, we find an example of an impossibly non-plain English contract provision and a plain English translation. In addition, we find this set of twelve rules for drafting in...
  • Feb 18

    How to Keep Up with Capitol Hill’s Doing

    How to Keep Up with Capitol Hill’s Doing
    News.Mic lists three platforms that will keep you abreast of legislation and Congressional committees and Congressional votes. The platforms are: GovTrack.us The Madison Project Congress.gov Countable PopVox For a description of what these…
  • Feb 17

    Class of 2016 Gave More than $52 Million in Legal Service

    Class of 2016 Gave More than $52 Million in Legal Service
    From the National Jurist preLaw: AALS conducted a survey in November, and 80 law schools reported that 17,899 law students in the class of 2016 contributed more than 2.2 million hours in legal services as part of their legal education....
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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/
  • Feb 20

    So Who Should Pay Taxes for Police Protection?

    So Who Should Pay Taxes for Police Protection?
    As explained in this article and others, the governor of Pennsylvania has proposed that Pennsylvania towns relying on the state police for all policing in the town pay a $25 per-person tax for those services. Not surprisingly, the proposal…
  • Feb 17

    When the Tax Law Requires an “Unjust” Result

    When the Tax Law Requires an “Unjust” Result
    A recent United States Tax Court decision, Smyth v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2017-29, provides an opportunity to explore the extent to which a tax law, applied to a specific set of facts, can generate an “unjust” result. The facts were…
  • Feb 15

    How Not to Draft For Maximum Alimony Tax Benefit

    How Not to Draft For Maximum Alimony Tax Benefit
    A recent United States Tax Court case, Quintal v. Comr., T.C. Summ Op. 2017-3, is a lesson in how not to draft marital separation agreements when seeking maximum tax benefits from paying alimony. The taxpayer married his wife in 1992, they…
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