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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/
  • 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…
  • May 2

    The Surprising Evolution of Federal Stream Protection

    The Surprising Evolution of Federal Stream Protection
    Right now, the United States’ second-most-heated environmental controversy—behind only the Clean Power Plan—involves the Clean Water Rule, which seeks to clarify the scope of federal regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.…
  • Mar 30

    A Few Reactions to the Hawkes Oral Argument

    A Few Reactions to the Hawkes Oral Argument
    The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, a case considering whether "jurisdictional determinations" under the Clean Water Act are subject to judicial review. Below…
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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/
  • May 26

    What Predicts Law Success?: An Empirical Study

    What Predicts Law Success?: An Empirical Study
    A new, extensive longitudinal study identifies strong predictors and points out weak and nonexistent predictors. Alexia Brunet Marks & Scott A. Moss, What Predicts Law School Success? A Longitudinal Study Correlating Law Student Applicant…
  • May 26

    Oyez Project finds a new home at Cornell

    Oyez Project finds a new home at Cornell
    The Oyez Project is a free, online repository containing more than 10,000 audio tapes of U.S. Supreme Court arguments going back 60 years. According to this story in the National Law Journal, the Oyez Project is about to get a...
  • May 26

    A New Type of Socratic Questioning

    A New Type of Socratic Questioning
    The use of the Socratic method in first-year law classes has been frequently criticized. Among these criticisms are that it is not as effective with female students and monorities as it is for white, male students. However, questions remains…
Rank this Week: 1834

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/
  • May 25

    Taxation of Androids and Robots, and Similar Pressing Issue

    Taxation of Androids and Robots, and Similar Pressing Issue
    A little more than three months ago, as I explained in “Can a Clone Qualify as a Qualifying Child or Qualifying Relative?”, a reader asked me, “Can a clone qualify as a qualifying child or qualifying relative?” After…
  • May 23

    Ascertaining a Taxpayer’s Motive

    Ascertaining a Taxpayer’s Motive
    Usually, ascertaining a taxpayer’s motives is something on which practitioners and judges focus when the issue involves taxpayer intent with respect to a specific transaction. For example, in more than a few places, the Internal Revenue…
  • May 20

    The Soda Tax Flaw in Automotive Term

    The Soda Tax Flaw in Automotive Term
    The controversy over the latest soda tax proposals in Philadelphia continues without respite. If I were to publish a reaction to every comment and news development concerning soda taxes, this blog would become immense, quickly. So I am…
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