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The Fifth Amendment & The Endangered Species Act: An Examination Of Regulatory Takings & The California Water Crisis, Wesley Lawrence Carlson Jun 2010

The Fifth Amendment & The Endangered Species Act: An Examination Of Regulatory Takings & The California Water Crisis, Wesley Lawrence Carlson

Agribusiness

This study was conducted to determine if reductions in water deliveries to farmers in the San Joaquin Valley due to enforcement of the Endangered Species Act has resulted in a compensable Fifth Amendment taking of property. A case study of the California Water Crisis is examined. The subject of this case study is the Westlands Water District.

The details of the California Water Crisis were outlined. The necessary elements of a takings investigation were identified for the case study. These elements were applied to takings criteria that has been established by the courts. Using prior court rulings as a guide ...


Civil Liberty Comparative Study Between The United States And France, Gustave A. Lele Apr 2010

Civil Liberty Comparative Study Between The United States And France, Gustave A. Lele

Theses and Dissertations

This presentation will present and analyze the French and the United States' system of "freedom and civil rights." This presentation will outline the history of each country's legal system, and their constitutions. It will define the differences between the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, and Judicial Branch of each country. It will compare each country's ideology, philosophy and ways of thinking due to the history of their own democracy. The presentation will analyze and compare each country's civil liberties, court systems, and counter-terrorism laws recently enacted. It will make an in-depth analysis of the way each country "negotiates ...


Governing Gambling In The United States, Maria E. Garcia Jan 2010

Governing Gambling In The United States, Maria E. Garcia

CMC Senior Theses

The role risk taking has played in American history has helped shape current legislation concerning gambling. This thesis attempts to explain the discrepancies in legislation regarding distinct forms of gambling. While casinos are heavily regulated by state and federal laws, most statutes dealing with lotteries strive to regulate the activities of other parties instead of those of the lottery institutions. Incidentally, lotteries are the only form of gambling completely managed by the government. It can be inferred that the United States government is more concerned with people exploiting gambling than with the actual practice of wagering.

In an effort to ...