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2006

Jurisprudence

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Law’S Quandary: An Echo Of The Infinite, A Glimpse Of The Unfathomable, William J. Wagner Jan 2006

Law’S Quandary: An Echo Of The Infinite, A Glimpse Of The Unfathomable, William J. Wagner

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The Public Trust Doctrine And Natural Law: Emanations With A Penumbra, George P. Smith Ii, Michael W. Sweeney Jan 2006

The Public Trust Doctrine And Natural Law: Emanations With A Penumbra, George P. Smith Ii, Michael W. Sweeney

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In American jurisprudence, the public trust doctrine emerged as a means of protecting certain limited environmental interests, such as coastal waterways and fishing areas, which were preserved for the benefit of the public and distinguished from grants of private ownership. Modern scholars have, however, called for an expansive application of the public trust doctrine - citing, as such, the growing inventory of "changing public needs" in the environmental context, such as the need for improved air and water quality, and the conservation of natural landscape. This Article examines the history and scope of the public trust doctrine in order to determine ...