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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 20

    “Give Us a Tax Break and We’ll Do Nice Things.” Not.

    “Give Us a Tax Break and We’ll Do Nice Things.” Not.
    Almost two years ago, in Public Financing of Private Sports Enterprises: Good for the Private, Bad for the Public, I pointed to the fiasco surrounding the financing of the Yankee Stadium parking garages as yet more proof of why public money…
  • Aug 18

    Campaign Promises of Cheap Gasoline and No Taxe

    Campaign Promises of Cheap Gasoline and No Taxe
    Last week, on a visit to my son and daughter-in-law in Rhode Island, we drove past a campaign billboard on which the candidate’s promise was proclaimed. If elected, he would lower gasoline prices to $2.50 per gallon. I asked,…
  • Aug 15

    Tax Is More Than Numbers: Words Matter

    Tax Is More Than Numbers: Words Matter
    A recent case, Chapel v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2014-151, illustrates why the “tax is numbers” mentality that convinces too many law students to ignore tax courses is so wrong. Though numbers matter, much of tax analysis involves words.…
Rank this Week: 901

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 5

    Implications of the Scott River/Public Trust Doctrine/Groundwater Case

    Implications of the Scott River/Public Trust Doctrine/Groundwater Case
    Several weeks ago, a Superior Court in Sacramento County, California issued an important public trust doctrine decision. The case concerned the Scott River, which flows through the coast ranges of northern California. According to the…
  • Jul 11

    On Tar Sands, My City Steps Up

    On Tar Sands, My City Steps Up
    For several years, all eyes have been on the proposed Keystone Pipeline. But Keystone isn’t the only pipeline that could connect Canadian tar sands crude to a United States port. Another possibility has its southern terminus about a mile…
  • Jul 10

    Whooping Cranes and the Fifth Circuit

    Whooping Cranes and the Fifth Circuit
    In April, 2013, I wrote a post about The Aransas Project v. Shaw, a case involving water management agencies, whooping cranes, and the Endangered Species Act. The defendant water agencies had issued permits for water withdrawals upstream of…
Rank this Week: 890

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 20

    What Do Lawyers Charge?

    What Do Lawyers Charge?
    According to the Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report, here is what law partners charge, on average across the country. These numbers seem quite low for the big city megafirms. You can access the full report here. (ljs) $589 Mergers…
  • Aug 20

    Cooley is Laying Off Maybe Half Its Staff

    Cooley is Laying Off Maybe Half Its Staff
    From JD Journal: Faculty and staff at Western Michigan University Thomas W. Cooley Law School have been hit with devastating news reported by the Lansing City Press: more than 50 percent of these employees will be laid off. One faculty...
  • Aug 20

    Students Are Satisfied With Their Law School

    Students Are Satisfied With Their Law School
    That’s the finding of a survey conducted by the Kaplan Bar Review: According to a Kaplan Bar Review survey* of over 1,200 law school graduates from the class of 2014, a strong majority of tomorrow’s attorneys give their alma maters...
Rank this Week: 2752