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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…
Rank this Week: 540

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/
  • Jun 28

    A New Name for the South Texas College of Law

    A New Name for the South Texas College of Law
    The school is changing its name to the Houston College of Law. The schools says that the name change is “consistent with the law school’s strategic plan and is pivotal to its efforts to further distinguish itself regionally and…
  • Jun 28

    Law School Innovation by Phil Weiser and Bryce Wilson

    Law School Innovation by Phil Weiser and Bryce Wilson
    Last week, I talked about some of the innovative classes at the University of Colorado. Following this up, here is a report written by the dean and a student concerning a roundtable on legal education reforms and how those reforms...
  • Jun 27

    Another “Top Hits” Blog Post

    Another “Top Hits” Blog Post
    Blog Rewind. From 2011l here’s another posting that our readers like and regularly access: Five Methods of Legal Reasoning Rule-Based Reasoning: Rule-based reasoning is the most important type of legal reasoning. In rule-based reasoning,…
Rank this Week: 2105

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/
  • Jun 27

    Losing a Tax Deduction When Finances Go Bad

    Losing a Tax Deduction When Finances Go Bad
    When taxpayers decided to purchase rental real estate, one of the factors that affects selection of property and the amount to offer for purchase is the anticipated deductions arising from interest payments on loans secured by mortgages on…
  • Jun 24

    How Unsweet a Tax

    How Unsweet a Tax
    So Philadelphia now has a so-called “soda tax, though legal challenges could postpone or eradicate the enactment. And, as I pointed out in Bait-and-Switch “Sugary Beverage Tax” Tactics, the tax applies to products other…
  • Jun 22

    Wheeling and Dealing the Wheel Tax

    Wheeling and Dealing the Wheel Tax
    As the nation’s infrastructure, particularly roads, bridges, and tunnels, continues to deteriorate thanks to tax hate, states and localities are trying all sorts of approaches to finding revenue to fulfill their obligations to protect…
Rank this Week: 2713