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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/
  • Aug 28

    Ninth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of CERCLA Contribution Action

    Ninth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of CERCLA Contribution Action
    On August 27, the Ninth Circuit (Tashima, Murguia, Carney (by designation)) issued a decision in Asarco, LLC v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, No. 13-35356. This case arose out of the ongoing cleanup of contamination resulting from mining in…
  • Aug 27

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Citizens Have Standing to Challenge De-Listing of Historic Site

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Citizens Have Standing to Challenge De-Listing of Historic Site
    On August 26, the D.C. Circuit (Garland, Srinivasan, Sentelle) issued a decision in Sierra Club v. Jewell, No. 12-5383. The plaintiffs in the case are environmental and historical preservation organizations seeking to protect the area of…
  • Aug 27

    D.C. Circuit Holds that FERC Misapplied Filed Rate Doctrine to Interconnection Agreement

    D.C. Circuit Holds that FERC Misapplied Filed Rate Doctrine to Interconnection Agreement
    On August 26, the D.C. Circuit (Garland, Srinivasan, Millett) issued a decision in West Deptford Energy v. FERC, No. 12-1340. The Federal Power Act, through what is known as the filed rate doctrine, requires regulated utilities to charge only…
Rank this Week: 1194

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 30

    Using in-class "microlawyering" to give students experiential training in trusts and estates practice

    Using in-class "microlawyering" to give students experiential training in trusts and estates practice
    This is a new "legal skills" article by Professor Alyssa Dirusso (Cumberland) called Microlawyering and Simulations in Estates and Trusts Courses and can be found at 58 St. Louis U. L.J. 739 (2014). From the introduction: If…
  • Aug 30

    Can You Quote a Judge’s Compliments on Your Website?

    Can You Quote a Judge’s Compliments on Your Website?
    Yes, according to the Third Circuit. In a nutshell: Attorney Andrew Dwyer, lauded by New Jersey judges in separate judicial opinions, published on his law firm's website those complimentary remarks. One of the judges objected to this, and…
  • Aug 29

    FSU Law School starts "3+3" program for undergrad

    FSU Law School starts "3+3" program for undergrad
    Florida State University College of Law joins other institutions that have started accelerated JD programs like Albany, Denver, Fordham, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Southwestern, Stetson, Touro, USC, Vermont (considered) and Whittier by announcing a…
Rank this Week: 1980

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 29

    Principal Residence Principle

    Principal Residence Principle
    A recent Tax Court decision, Oxford v. Comr., T. C. Summ. Op. 2014-80, delivers an interest insight into the intersection of the first-time homebuyer credit and the meaning of principal residence. Though the taxpayer argued that she was…
  • Aug 27

    Bridges, Tunnels, Privatization, and Taxe

    Bridges, Tunnels, Privatization, and Taxe
    Not quite a year ago, in Tolls, Taxes, and User Fees in a Public-Private Context, I wrote about a decision by the Supreme Court of Virginia rejecting a citizen’s claim that he could not be compelled to pay a toll for use of a previously…
  • Aug 25

    The Lap Dance Tax Dance Marathon

    The Lap Dance Tax Dance Marathon
    Earlier this month, in Philadelphia Lap Dance Tax Effort Bumped Up to Court, Which Grinds It Down, I continued the saga of the attempt by Philadelphia to impose its amusement tax on lap dances, a commentary started in Lap Dance Tax? and…
Rank this Week: 1845