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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/
  • Jul 26

    The Bionic Earth - Tipping Toward Biological or Mechanical?

    The Bionic Earth - Tipping Toward Biological or Mechanical?
    This month NASA released a new photo of Earth, taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite. The satellite was launched in February, 2015 and actually orbits the Earth at a distance 4 times further out than the orbit of...
  • Jul 25

    D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA Hexavalent Chromium Rule

    D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA Hexavalent Chromium Rule
    On July 21, the D.C. Circuit (Griffith, Pillard, Williams) issued a decision in National Association for Surface Finishing v. EPA. Both industry and environmental petitioners filed petitions for review challenging a 2012 EPA regulation…
  • Jul 21

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Environmental Group Falls Outside of Zone of Interests of NEPA and the Clean Water Act

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Environmental Group Falls Outside of Zone of Interests of NEPA and the Clean Water Act
    On July 21, the D.C. Circuit (Rogers (dissenting in part), Brown, Ginsburg) issued a decision in Gunpowder Riverkeeper v. FERC. Gunpowder Riverkeeper, an environmental organization, filed a petition for review challenging FERC’s decision to…
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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 27

    Writing Essay Exams to Succeed in Law School

    Writing Essay Exams to Succeed in Law School
    John Dernbach has published the fourth edition of his valuable book, Writing Essay Exams to Succeed in Law School: Not Just to Survive (Wolters Kluwer). To my mind, it is the best book on the subject. I have recommended earlier...
  • Jul 27

    "Teaching Business Associations with Group Oral Midterms: Benefits and Drawbacks"

    "Teaching Business Associations with Group Oral Midterms: Benefits and Drawbacks"
    This is a (not quite) new article by Professor Joan Heminway (Tennessee) posted on SSRN here back in January (hat tip to the TaxProf blog). From the abstract: I focus in this Article on a particular way to assess student...
  • Jul 26

    More From Deborah Jo Merritt: Can We Close the Racial Grade Gap?

    More From Deborah Jo Merritt: Can We Close the Racial Grade Gap?
    Last week, Deborah Jo Merritt argued that there is a white bias in law school grading. This week, she considers how to close the racial grade gap. (here) I have argued for several years that the best way to help...
Rank this Week: 2301

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 27

    Tax Fraud in The People’s Court

    Tax Fraud in The People’s Court
    Every now and then an episode from a television court show touches on taxation. Sometimes it is tangential and sometimes it is direct. At various times during the past four years, I have commented on these cases, beginning with Judge Judy and…
  • Jul 24

    Yet More Proof Targeted Tax Breaks Miss the Mark

    Yet More Proof Targeted Tax Breaks Miss the Mark
    In my post earlier this week, Who Benefits from Tax Breaks for the Private Sector?, I shared this thought about tax breaks for specifically targeted individuals and companies:How do they manage to get these tax breaks? They use a dual tactic.…
  • Jul 22

    When Raising Taxes Isn’t a Tax Increase

    When Raising Taxes Isn’t a Tax Increase
    If a sports team that lost two games after winning the first five games of its season claimed to be undefeated because the losses came after wins, the reactions of most people would range from “idiocy” to “bull…
Rank this Week: 2913