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Anaerobic Digestion As A Renewable Energy Source And Waste Management Technology: What Must Be Done For This Technology To Realize Success In The United States?, Blake Anthony Klinkner Apr 2014

Anaerobic Digestion As A Renewable Energy Source And Waste Management Technology: What Must Be Done For This Technology To Realize Success In The United States?, Blake Anthony Klinkner

University of Massachusetts Law Review

Anaerobic digestion technology uses microorganisms to consume waste and produce methane gas, which serves as a source of clean renewable energy. Although anaerobic digestion is widely used for both purposes throughout the rest of the world, it is rarely applied in the United States. This Article explains the scientific processes of anaerobic digestion. It then discusses how anaerobic digestion has been used throughout history and among societies as a waste management technology and source of renewable energy. The Article continues by addressing the legal aspects of anaerobic digestion, examining the reasons why it is not widely used in the United ...


S14rs Sgr No. 28 (Medical Amnesty, Drug-Related Emergencies), Jacob Boudreaux Apr 2014

S14rs Sgr No. 28 (Medical Amnesty, Drug-Related Emergencies), Jacob Boudreaux

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

No abstract provided.


S14rs Sgr No. 30 (Food Allergens - Lsu Dining), Gore Apr 2014

S14rs Sgr No. 30 (Food Allergens - Lsu Dining), Gore

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

No abstract provided.


Policy Changes Needed In The Federal Rules Of Evidence, Donald Paine Feb 2014

Policy Changes Needed In The Federal Rules Of Evidence, Donald Paine

Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy

Let's start with how federal sausage is made. Recently, I read that the chief policymaking body supervising rule drafting has 26 federal judges and no practicing lawyers. None. The committees voting on revisions have few practitioners and many judges, professors, and government employees. The legal geniuses in Congress made significant revisions in the evidence package sent over from the Court in 1972, delaying the effective date until January 2, 1975. It's little wonder that the Federal Rules of Evidence need changing. Here are some suggestions.


Australia Makes A U-Turn With The Revival Of The Pacific Solution: Should Asylum Seekers Find A New Destination?, Kaitlyn Pennington-Hill Jan 2014

Australia Makes A U-Turn With The Revival Of The Pacific Solution: Should Asylum Seekers Find A New Destination?, Kaitlyn Pennington-Hill

Washington University Global Studies Law Review

The purpose of this Note is to examine how, if at all, the reintroduced Pacific Solution differs from the highly criticized Pacific Solution of the Howard Government, and whether the Pacific Solution serves its purpose of discouraging new arrivals.15 Part II of this Note provides a historical overview of Australia’s refugee policy and the Pacific Solution; Part III examines international law relating to the Pacific Solution and the humanitarian and economical issues involved in such examination; and Part IV recommends changes that should be made to the Pacific Solution to ensure that Australia’s U-turn is a step ...


Industrial Hemp: Canada Exports, United States Imports, Courtney N. Moran Ll.M. Jan 2014

Industrial Hemp: Canada Exports, United States Imports, Courtney N. Moran Ll.M.

Courtney N. Moran LL.M.

Industrial hemp, a non-psychoactive variety of Cannabis sativa L., (C. sativa) is the greatest renewable resource available to mankind. Industrial hemp is an environmentally friendly crop that does not require herbicides or pesticides and can clean up toxins in soil. Manufacturers can produce hemp into over 25,000 products.

More than 30 industrialized nations, including Canada, cultivate industrial hemp for commercial purposes. Despite the fact that industrial hemp is a viable agricultural commodity, in the United States hemp is classified as marihuana, a Schedule I controlled substance, under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Therefore, it is illegal under U.S ...


Give Me Your Password: The Intrusive Social Media Policies In Our Schools, Talon Hurst Jan 2014

Give Me Your Password: The Intrusive Social Media Policies In Our Schools, Talon Hurst

CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Technology Policy (1993-2015)

No abstract provided.


An Introduction To The Colorado River Research Group: Purpose, Membership And Contact Information, Colorado River Research Group Jan 2014

An Introduction To The Colorado River Research Group: Purpose, Membership And Contact Information, Colorado River Research Group

Books, Reports, and Studies

[11] p. : color illustrations ; 28 cm


Charting A New Course For The Colorado River: A Summary Of Guiding Principles, Colorado River Research Group Jan 2014

Charting A New Course For The Colorado River: A Summary Of Guiding Principles, Colorado River Research Group

Books, Reports, and Studies

[4] p. : color illustrations ; 28 cm.


Traditionally-Structured Electric Utilities In A Distributed Generation World, Joseph P. Tomain Jan 2014

Traditionally-Structured Electric Utilities In A Distributed Generation World, Joseph P. Tomain

Faculty Articles and Other Publications

This article argues that the twenty-first century challenge to the electric industry is different in kind from previous challenges. Further, past responses to past challenges are inadequate to meet the convergence of demands posed on investor owned electric utilities by new technologies, new markets, and new regulations. Instead, the twenty-first century challenge requires a dramatic new response as electric utilities face a new economic order and as they seek revenue protection and assurances of financial stability from their regulators.

This article will first explore current industry characteristics and challenges in Part II. Part III will then discuss the current situation ...


Government Goals And Policy Get In The Way Of Our Happiness, Brian Martin Jan 2014

Government Goals And Policy Get In The Way Of Our Happiness, Brian Martin

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Australian government policy and happiness research are pointing in very different directions.

A prime goal of government policy is economic growth. Many Australians go along with this, assuming that more money will make them happier. However, policy and common belief need to confront an increasing body of research that suggests a different approach to improving well-being.


Planning For Offshore Co2 Storage: Law And Policy In The United Kingdom, Ben Milligan Jan 2014

Planning For Offshore Co2 Storage: Law And Policy In The United Kingdom, Ben Milligan

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

‘Offshore CO2 storage’ refers to the injection of liquefied CO2 into deep geological formations beneath the seabed (e.g.depleted oil and gas reservoirs, and saline aquifers) for the purpose of storing it there on a permanent basis. The storage in this manner of captured CO2 emissions from industria linstallations and power plants has attracted considerable scientific and technical interest as a potential mitigation response to climate change. A key issue facing policymakers in several countries is how to reconcile policy commitments to develop offshore CO2 storage with other competing – and potentially conflicting – uses of the marine environment. With a ...


Was The First Justice Harlan Anti-Chinese?, James W. Gordon Jan 2014

Was The First Justice Harlan Anti-Chinese?, James W. Gordon

Faculty Scholarship

The first Justice John Marshall Harlan has long been recognized as a defender of Black civil rights. Yet some scholars challenge Harlan’s egalitarian reputation by arguing that he was anti-Chinese. In this Article, the Author discusses the evidence which has been offered to support the claim that Harlan was anti-Chinese and offers additional evidence never before presented to argue against this hypothesis. Harlan’s critics have assembled some evidence in a way that suggests Harlan had an anti-Chinese bias. The Author suggests that the evidence is ambiguous and that it can be assembled to produce a different picture from ...


Policy Context Of The Endemic Flora Of The Maltese Islands In A Changing Taxonomic Landscape, Clara Agius Jan 2014

Policy Context Of The Endemic Flora Of The Maltese Islands In A Changing Taxonomic Landscape, Clara Agius

Masters Theses

The degradation of the environment since the Industrial Revolution has been a turning point for legislation, leading to many countries, including EU states, to create legislations that conserve the environment. These legislations are based on scientific facts. This can create a divide between policy and science, as science and scientific methods are constantly changing, while policy has to keep up. Scientific facts of yesterday, may not necessarily be the same as today. This divide between science and policy may have implications on the designation of Protected Areas. One of the criteria of a Protected Area is the protection of an ...


Bridging The Justice Gap: Exploring Approaches For Improving Indigent Access To Civil Counsel, Kelsey Atkinson Jan 2014

Bridging The Justice Gap: Exploring Approaches For Improving Indigent Access To Civil Counsel, Kelsey Atkinson

Pomona Senior Theses

The United States is among one of the only democratic industrialized nations in the world that does not provide guaranteed access to civil representation in cases involving basic human need. This leaves indigent litigants who are at risk of losing their homes or their children left to seek counsel through insufficient pro-bono programs or limited scope legal self-help centers. This thesis provides a history of the struggle for the right to civil counsel, known as Civil Gideon, and explores a variety of proposed solutions to bridge the justice gap for indigent litigants. Despite considerable support for Civil Gideon among scholars ...


Beyond Tax Credits: Smarter Tax Policy For A Cleaner, More Democratic Energy Future, Felix Mormann Jan 2014

Beyond Tax Credits: Smarter Tax Policy For A Cleaner, More Democratic Energy Future, Felix Mormann

Faculty Scholarship

Solar, wind, and other renewable energy technologies have the potential to mitigate climate change, secure America’s energy independence, and create millions of green jobs. In the absence of a price on carbon emissions, however, these long-term benefits will not be realized without near-term policy support for renewables. This Article assesses the efficiency of federal tax incentives for renewables and proposes policy reform to more cost-effectively promote renewable energy through capital markets and crowdfunding.

Federal support for renewable energy projects today comes primarily in the form of tax incentives such as accelerated depreciation and, critically, tax credits. Empirical evidence reveals ...


Health Insurance Is Dead; Long Live Health Insurance, Wendy K. Mariner Jan 2014

Health Insurance Is Dead; Long Live Health Insurance, Wendy K. Mariner

Faculty Scholarship

Today, health insurance is no longer simply a class of insurance that covers risks to health, and it has not been so for many years. Health insurance has become a unique form of insurance — a mechanism to pay for healthcare that uses risk spreading as one of several pricing methods. The Affordable Care Act builds on this important payment function to create a complex social insurance system to finance healthcare for (almost) everyone. This article examines how the ACA draws on various conceptions of insurance to produce a quasi-social insurance system. This system poses new challenges to laws governing insurance ...


Self-Defensive Force Against Cyber Attacks: Legal, Strategic And Political Dimensions, Matthew C. Waxman Dec 2013

Self-Defensive Force Against Cyber Attacks: Legal, Strategic And Political Dimensions, Matthew C. Waxman

International Law Studies

No abstract provided.


Tax And Policy Implications Of Changes To Reporting Requirements For Construction Services, Brian F. Curran, Linda H. Donahue Dec 2013

Tax And Policy Implications Of Changes To Reporting Requirements For Construction Services, Brian F. Curran, Linda H. Donahue

Research Studies and Reports

[Excerpt] New York and other states could increase revenue and improve their tax systems by requiring information reporting for all payments by businesses for construction services, utilizing a form similar to the Federal form 1099. The state could also advance other important policy goals including an increase in the fairness of the tax system and a reduction of the misclassification of workers as independent contractors.


F13rs Sgr No. 7 (Code Of Honor, Honor Board), Rees, Pinac, Voss, Muehleman, J Karam, Polander, Williams, Triche, Geymann, Grotte, Bourgeois Oct 2013

F13rs Sgr No. 7 (Code Of Honor, Honor Board), Rees, Pinac, Voss, Muehleman, J Karam, Polander, Williams, Triche, Geymann, Grotte, Bourgeois

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

No abstract provided.


Public Pensions And Debt In The State Of Maine, Ryan Knaus Aug 2013

Public Pensions And Debt In The State Of Maine, Ryan Knaus

Muskie School Capstones

Maine has taken important steps in recent years to reduce indebtedness and adequately fund their Public Employee Pension System (MainePERS), and is well-positioned relative to other U.S. states. The challenge for the State is to continue financing MainePERS and existing UALs with the same commitment, diligence and prudence.


Enhancing The Attractiveness Of Research To Female Faculty, Ronald G. Ehrenberg Jun 2013

Enhancing The Attractiveness Of Research To Female Faculty, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Ronald G. Ehrenberg

[Excerpt] CSWEP has long been concerned about the underrepresentation of women in faculty positions at major research universities. I have been charged by the committee with enumerating a set of policies that might enhance the attractiveness of research universities to female faculty. After presenting some data that suggest the magnitude of the underrepresentation problem, I do so below. In each case, I sketch the pros and cons of the policy. Although the focus is on increasing the attractiveness of research universities to female faculty, many of the policies would increase the attractiveness of academic careers per se to new female ...


Harmonising Australian Environmental Law: An Australian Oceans Act For Australia’S Oceans, G. L. Rose, C. Smythe Jun 2013

Harmonising Australian Environmental Law: An Australian Oceans Act For Australia’S Oceans, G. L. Rose, C. Smythe

Professor Gregory Rose

A synopsis of a dicussion paper canvassing a new national approach to marine management: an Australian Oceans Act and an Australian Oceans Authority. The Australian Conservation Foundation and National Environmental Law Association launched the discussion paper in March 2006 about the future of Australia’s laws for its oceans.


Legal Frameworks For Integrated Marine Environmental Management, G. L. Rose Jun 2013

Legal Frameworks For Integrated Marine Environmental Management, G. L. Rose

Professor Gregory Rose

The Australian federal government is rethinking its policy-based approach to integrated marine environmental management. Does effective coordination of oceans management activities require an overarching legislative framework? Should legislation operate to enforce cross-jurisdictional coordination? Can it also assure cross-sectoral integration? This paper explores possible answers to these questions, considering options for a legal framework for integrated marine environmental management in a federal context.


Managing Social Security Disability & Other Public Benefits: Development Of A Guide For Consumers And Providers, Stephanie L. Derochers May 2013

Managing Social Security Disability & Other Public Benefits: Development Of A Guide For Consumers And Providers, Stephanie L. Derochers

Muskie School Capstones

One in five Americans has a disability, making it the largest minority group in the U.S. (Soffer, McDonald, & Blanck, 2010). In 2011, 13.4 million working-aged adults received a disability cash benefit from the Social Security Administration (Kregel, 2012).

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is the federal agency responsible for managing, executing and overseeing retirement, survivor, old-age and disability benefits. There are over 1,500 Social Security offices and over 65,000 employees nationwide (SSA, 2013). SSA manages at least five disability benefit programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Disabled Widow(er) Benefit (DWB), Childhood ...


S13rs Sgr No. 5 (Medical Amnesty), Westbrook, Boudreaux, Tillay, Vargas Apr 2013

S13rs Sgr No. 5 (Medical Amnesty), Westbrook, Boudreaux, Tillay, Vargas

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

No abstract provided.


International Legal And Policy Frameworks For Integrated Coastal And Oceans Management: An Initial Analysis, Ben Tsamenyi, Georgia Nogueira De Souza Patu Mar 2013

International Legal And Policy Frameworks For Integrated Coastal And Oceans Management: An Initial Analysis, Ben Tsamenyi, Georgia Nogueira De Souza Patu

Professor Ben M Tsamenyi

No abstract provided.


Future Environmental Policy Trends To 2020: Impact On Ship Design And Operation, Cameron Moore, Stuart Kaye, G. Rose, Ben Tsamenyi, Kwame Mfodwo, Linda Munoz, Barry Snushall Mar 2013

Future Environmental Policy Trends To 2020: Impact On Ship Design And Operation, Cameron Moore, Stuart Kaye, G. Rose, Ben Tsamenyi, Kwame Mfodwo, Linda Munoz, Barry Snushall

Professor Ben M Tsamenyi

The aim of this report is to provide the Royal Australian Navy with a strategic assessment of trends in international and domestic environmental law, policy and standards over the next 20 years, and the extent to which these may impact on future ship design and naval operation.


Promoting Sustainable Fisheries: The International Legal And Policy Framwork To Combat Illegal, Unreported And Unregulated Fishing, William Edeson, Ben Tsamenyi, Mary Ann Palma Mar 2013

Promoting Sustainable Fisheries: The International Legal And Policy Framwork To Combat Illegal, Unreported And Unregulated Fishing, William Edeson, Ben Tsamenyi, Mary Ann Palma

Professor Ben M Tsamenyi

No abstract provided.


Navigating Pacific Fisheries: Legal And Policy Trends In The Implementation Of International Fisheries Instruments In The Western And Central Pacific Region, Quentin Hanich, Ben M. Tsamenyi Mar 2013

Navigating Pacific Fisheries: Legal And Policy Trends In The Implementation Of International Fisheries Instruments In The Western And Central Pacific Region, Quentin Hanich, Ben M. Tsamenyi

Professor Ben M Tsamenyi

Navigating Pacific Fisheries analyses the legal and policy context for the conservation, management and exploitation of tuna fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific region.