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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/
  • Aug 28

    Ninth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of CERCLA Contribution Action

    Ninth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of CERCLA Contribution Action
    On August 27, the Ninth Circuit (Tashima, Murguia, Carney (by designation)) issued a decision in Asarco, LLC v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, No. 13-35356. This case arose out of the ongoing cleanup of contamination resulting from mining in…
  • Aug 27

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Citizens Have Standing to Challenge De-Listing of Historic Site

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Citizens Have Standing to Challenge De-Listing of Historic Site
    On August 26, the D.C. Circuit (Garland, Srinivasan, Sentelle) issued a decision in Sierra Club v. Jewell, No. 12-5383. The plaintiffs in the case are environmental and historical preservation organizations seeking to protect the area of…
  • Aug 27

    D.C. Circuit Holds that FERC Misapplied Filed Rate Doctrine to Interconnection Agreement

    D.C. Circuit Holds that FERC Misapplied Filed Rate Doctrine to Interconnection Agreement
    On August 26, the D.C. Circuit (Garland, Srinivasan, Millett) issued a decision in West Deptford Energy v. FERC, No. 12-1340. The Federal Power Act, through what is known as the filed rate doctrine, requires regulated utilities to charge only…
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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/
  • Aug 29

    Principal Residence Principle

    Principal Residence Principle
    A recent Tax Court decision, Oxford v. Comr., T. C. Summ. Op. 2014-80, delivers an interest insight into the intersection of the first-time homebuyer credit and the meaning of principal residence. Though the taxpayer argued that she was…
  • Aug 27

    Bridges, Tunnels, Privatization, and Taxe

    Bridges, Tunnels, Privatization, and Taxe
    Not quite a year ago, in Tolls, Taxes, and User Fees in a Public-Private Context, I wrote about a decision by the Supreme Court of Virginia rejecting a citizen’s claim that he could not be compelled to pay a toll for use of a previously…
  • Aug 25

    The Lap Dance Tax Dance Marathon

    The Lap Dance Tax Dance Marathon
    Earlier this month, in Philadelphia Lap Dance Tax Effort Bumped Up to Court, Which Grinds It Down, I continued the saga of the attempt by Philadelphia to impose its amusement tax on lap dances, a commentary started in Lap Dance Tax? and…
Rank this Week: 1727

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/
  • Aug 29

    Federal Magistrate: The Application Form

    Federal Magistrate: The Application Form
    The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut plans to appoint a new federal magistrate. Your students might be interested in knowing what the application form looks like. It is quite thorough and, for students who aspire…
  • Aug 29

    A Model for Teaching Reflection in Legal Education

    A Model for Teaching Reflection in Legal Education
    Law schools interested in legal education reform need to teach students reflection because reflection is a key to deep learning. Timothy Casey has just posted an excellent model for reflection on SSRN: Reflective Practice in Legal Education:…
  • Aug 29

    The Brain's 'Negativity Bias' and Persuasion

    The Brain's 'Negativity Bias' and Persuasion
    Of Reptiles and Velcro: The Brain's 'Negativity Bias' and Persuasion by Kenneth D. Chestek. Abstract: Negative political advertising has become commonplace for one simple reason: it works. Cognitive pyschologists attribute this to a…
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