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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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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 25

    What to Do With Fireworks Excise Tax Revenues?

    What to Do With Fireworks Excise Tax Revenues?
    Usually, taxes are enacted or increased to provide funds for specific purposes or to provide resources for general funds used for a package of government services. Occasionally, a tax is enacted to discourage particular behavior, with the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 478

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 25

    Creating Learning Outcomes for Law Schools I

    Creating Learning Outcomes for Law Schools I
    As most of you probably know, the ABA has enacted new standards that require law schools to create and publish learning outcomes. Here are the new standards: Standard 301. OBJECTIVES OF PROGRAM OF LEGAL EDUCATION (a) A law school shall...
  • Jul 24

    Ferae Naturae and the West Nile and Zika Viruse

    Ferae Naturae and the West Nile and Zika Viruse
    For those of our readers who thought those old Property cases were irrelevant, think again. From Cozen O’Connor: The Texas Supreme Court handed property owners a major victory on an issue of increasing importance as West Nile Virus and…
  • Jul 24

    Google Will Help You Register to Vote

    Google Will Help You Register to Vote
    From Advisor Technology: On Monday (July25), the search engine is introducing a search feature that will facilitate users looking to register to vote before the presidential election in November, The Verge and The Next Web reported. If…
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