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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/
  • Mar 17

    Ninth Circuit Upholds EPA Approval of South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 317

    Ninth Circuit Upholds EPA Approval of South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 317
    On March 11, a panel of the Ninth Circuit (Schroeder, Silverman, Garbis (by designation)) issued a decision in NRDC v. EPA. In 2011, the South Coast Air Quality Management District adopted Rule 317, which imposes fees on certain programs…
  • Mar 17

    Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Seaman’s Manslaughter Charges Against BP Employee

    Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Seaman’s Manslaughter Charges Against BP Employee
    On March 11, a panel of the Fifth Circuit (Higginbotham, Jones, Prado) issued a decision in United States v. Kaluza, a criminal prosecution arising out of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. Robert Kaluza and...
  • Mar 12

    The Advisory Concurrence

    The Advisory Concurrence
    On Monday, the Supreme Court decided Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association, a case in which all the fun is in the concurrences. The Court’s opinion, written with efficiency and clarity by Justice Sotomayor, disposes of the Paralyzed…
Rank this Week: 301

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/
  • Mar 30

    Battle Over Highway Infrastructure Taxation Heats Up in Alabama

    Battle Over Highway Infrastructure Taxation Heats Up in Alabama
    The highway funding situation in Alabama isn’t all that different from what exists in most other states. Roads are falling apart, funding is insufficient because increases in vehicle fuel economy means less gasoline and diesel is sold,…
  • Mar 27

    Yes, Tax Uncertainty Hurt

    Yes, Tax Uncertainty Hurt
    In a recent commentary, Tom Giovanetti of The Institute for Policy Innovation explains that tax uncertainty causes economic harm. Tax uncertainty exists when taxpayers don’t know what the tax law applicable to a particular year will be…
  • Mar 25

    When Social Security Benefits Aren’t Social Security Benefits: When They Meet Tax

    When Social Security Benefits Aren’t Social Security Benefits: When They Meet Tax
    A recent case, McCarthy v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2015-50, illustrates why it is easy to become confused when retirement plan benefits, social security benefits, and tax law meet up at a three-way intersection.The taxpayers are a married couple.…
Rank this Week: 464

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/
  • Mar 30

    Students Transferring In and Out of Law School

    Students Transferring In and Out of Law School
    Law schools now report to the ABA statistics on significant student transfers in and out of their institutions. For this past year, the schools losing the most students to transfers (in no particular order) are Concordia, Charleston, Ave…
  • Mar 30

    Widener to Split into Two Law School

    Widener to Split into Two Law School
    The ABA has approved the split. From the Philadelphia Business Journal: The law school has long had campuses in Harrisburg, Pa. and Wilmington, Del. They will now operate independently of each other and be led by separate deans, but remain...
  • Mar 29

    Legal Education Conference at Arizona Summit

    Legal Education Conference at Arizona Summit
    "Creating Excellence in Learning and Teaching for Today's Law Students" October 2-3, 2015, Phoenix, AZ. ABSTRACTS DUE: July 15, 2015. More information: Conference Chair, Dr. Marren Sanders, at ASLSConference@azsummitlaw.edu (Scott…
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