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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/
  • Feb 24

    Dams, Environmental Trading Systems, and the Future of Hydropower

    Dams, Environmental Trading Systems, and the Future of Hydropower
    Several months ago, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz made waves with a bold prediction: the United States could double its hydropower capacity by 2030. And that doubling, the Department of Energy argues, could be sustainable. If that…
  • Feb 24

    D.C. Circuit Rejects Challenge to FERC Order Approving Cost Pooling Agreement for Trans Alaska Pipeline

    D.C. Circuit Rejects Challenge to FERC Order Approving Cost Pooling Agreement for Trans Alaska Pipeline
    On February 20, the D.C. Circuit (Griffith, Kavanaugh, Wilkins) issued a decision in Tesoro Alaska Co. v. FERC. Tesoro Alaska and Anadarko Petroleum ship oil on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System between points within Alaska. In 2013, FERC…
  • Feb 17

    Big Oil v. Little City

    Big Oil v. Little City
    For years now, national attention has been focused on the Keystone XL Pipeline saga. But it isn’t the nation’s only pipeline fight. Here in Maine, what could be some very interesting pipeline litigation has just begun. The case involves…
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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/
  • Feb 27

    Successful Appellate Brief

    Successful Appellate Brief
    The results of an empirical study correlating success in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals with the length of appellate briefs and the experience of the lawyers writing the briefs found a correlation with longer briefs and experienced…
  • Feb 27

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman
    I am sad to report that Hofstra law professor and former dean Monroe Freedman died yesterday. Monroe was one of the leaders in the legal ethics field; in fact, I think you could call him a giant in that area....
  • Feb 27

    "Teaching Students to Be Problem-Solvers and Dispute-Resolvers"

    "Teaching Students to Be Problem-Solvers and Dispute-Resolvers"
    This is a new article posted to SSRN, here, by Professors Andrea Schneider (Marquette), Jill Cross (Pace) and John Lande (Missouri). From the abstract: No matter what area of law students might end up practicing, dispute resolution and…
Rank this Week: 1109

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/
  • Feb 27

    Testing Tax Knowledge

    Testing Tax Knowledge
    According to a report on a recent NerdWallet survey, “[m]ost American adults get an ‘F’ in understanding income tax basics.” The survey posed 10 questions to 1,015 people. The average score was 51 percent.Readers of…
  • Feb 25

    So Who Should Pay for Roads?

    So Who Should Pay for Roads?
    According to a recent report, the decision by the Michigan legislature to come up with road repair funds by asking voters to approve an increase in the state sales tax has been criticized by Senator Gary Peters. Peters made the point that…
  • Feb 23

    Using the Tax Law to Administer Health Care: An Unwise Idea Again Proves Itself Unwise

    Using the Tax Law to Administer Health Care: An Unwise Idea Again Proves Itself Unwise
    Almost five years ago, in a series of posts including IRS Ought Not Be the Health Care Enforcement Administrator, Health Care: Enlarging the Code and Stressing the IRS. and More Challenges of IRS Health Care Oversight, I criticized the…
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