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Responsible Energy Storage For A Renewable Electrical Grid, Matt Longacre 2020 Seattle University School of Law

Responsible Energy Storage For A Renewable Electrical Grid, Matt Longacre

Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law

The United States economy, its national security, and even the health and safety of its citizens depend on reliably available electricity. Electricity is largely available through the grid – more than 9,200 generating units, capable of generating more than one terawatt of electricity, connected to more than 600,000 miles of wire. The grid extends to nearly everything: from charging cellphones to cellphone towers, from light emitting diodes to street lights, and from parking meters to electric cars; the grid has become ubiquitous.

The current grid infrastructure has been valued at two trillion dollars, but much of it is aging ...


Proposed Federal Osha Standards For Wildfire Smoke, Keenan Layton 2020 Seattle University School of Law

Proposed Federal Osha Standards For Wildfire Smoke, Keenan Layton

Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law

With the rise of global temperatures, climatologists predict a corresponding increase in the frequency and severity of wildfires in the Pacific Northwest. Rising temperatures are expected to create drier conditions in forests, thereby creating environmental conditions more prone to forest fires. Wildfires have become a common enough occurrence in the Pacific Northwest that summers have become synonymous with smoky conditions, but the issue is not constrained to this region. Though the Pacific Northwest has recently acted as a harbinger of increasing wildfires, environmental scientists forecast an increase in fire risk throughout the Western United States. The predicted rise in forest ...


Betting On The Safety Act: How Relying On This Relatively Unknown Statute In Recent Litigation May Be A Gamble, Alec Kraus 2020 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Betting On The Safety Act: How Relying On This Relatively Unknown Statute In Recent Litigation May Be A Gamble, Alec Kraus

Chicago-Kent Law Review

No abstract provided.


Zoning On Holy Ground: Developing A Coherent Factor-Based Analysis For Rluipa's Substantial Burden Provision, Andrew Willis 2020 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Zoning On Holy Ground: Developing A Coherent Factor-Based Analysis For Rluipa's Substantial Burden Provision, Andrew Willis

Chicago-Kent Law Review

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents, Seattle University Law Review 2020 Seattle University School of Law

Table Of Contents, Seattle University Law Review

Seattle University Law Review

Table of Contents


Milk And The Motherland? Colonial Legacies Of Taste And The Law In The Anglophone Caribbean, Merisa S. Thompson 2020 University of Birmingham

Milk And The Motherland? Colonial Legacies Of Taste And The Law In The Anglophone Caribbean, Merisa S. Thompson

Journal of Food Law & Policy

This paper tells a story of the relationship between colonialism and capitalism through the lens of “milk” and “the law” in the Caribbean. Despite high levels of lactose intolerance amongst its population, milk is a regular part of many Caribbean diets and features prominently in its foodscapes. This represents a distinctive colonial inheritance that is the result of centuries of ongoing colonial violence and displacement. Taking a feminist and intersectional approach, the paper draws on analysis of key pieces of colonial legislation at significant historical junctures and secondary literature to do three things. Firstly, it examines how law aided the ...


Innovation In A Legal Vacuum: The Uncertain Legal Landscape For Shared Micro-Mobility, David Pimentel, Michael B. Lowry, Timothy W. Koglin, Ronald W. Pimentel 2020 University of Idaho

Innovation In A Legal Vacuum: The Uncertain Legal Landscape For Shared Micro-Mobility, David Pimentel, Michael B. Lowry, Timothy W. Koglin, Ronald W. Pimentel

Journal of Law and Mobility

The last few years have seen an explosion in the number and size shared micro-mobility systems (“SMMS”) across the United States. Some of these systems have seen extraordinary success and the potential benefit of these systems to communities is considerable. However, SMMS have repeatedly ran into legal barriers that either prevent their implementation entirely, confuse and dissuade potential users, or otherwise limit SMMS’s potential positive impact.

This paper reflects a detailed study of state laws relating to SMMS and the platforms commonly used in these systems. The study uncovered many inconsistencies with micro-mobility laws across the country. Currently, many ...


Utility Token Offerings: Can A Security Transform Into A Non-Security?, Scott W. Maughan 2020 Brigham Young University Law School

Utility Token Offerings: Can A Security Transform Into A Non-Security?, Scott W. Maughan

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Publicly Accessible National Security Information Resources: An Untapped Treasure Trove, Bert Chapman 2020 Purdue University

Publicly Accessible National Security Information Resources: An Untapped Treasure Trove, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This presentation demonstrates the wide variety of publicly accessible U.S. Government national security information resources. It includes information on the U.S. constitutional foundations of national security policy, a recent annual defense spending bill, documents from the White House/National Security Council, Department of Defense, various military branches including professional military educational institutions, assorted U.S. intelligence agencies, congressional legislation, congressional committee reports on legislation, congressional committee hearings, and reports from congressional support agencies such as the Congressional Budget Office. It concludes by stressing the multiple benefits provided by having public access to these information resources.


Did The America Invents Act Change University Technology Transfer?, Cynthia L. Dahl 2020 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Did The America Invents Act Change University Technology Transfer?, Cynthia L. Dahl

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

University technology transfer offices (TTOs) are the gatekeepers to groundbreaking innovations sparked in research laboratories around the U.S. With a business model reliant on patenting and licensing out for commercialization, TTOs were positioned for upheaval when the America Invents Act (AIA) transformed U.S. patent law in 2011. Now almost ten years later, this article examines the AIA’s actual effects on this patent-centric industry. It focuses on the five key areas of most interest to TTOs: i) first to file priority; ii) broadening of the universe of prior art; iii) carve-out to the prior commercial use defense; iv ...


State Vehicle Electrification Mandates And Federal Preemption, Matthew N. Metz, Janelle London 2020 Coltura

State Vehicle Electrification Mandates And Federal Preemption, Matthew N. Metz, Janelle London

Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law

By requiring that new vehicles sold after a certain date be electric, states can lower drivers’ vehicle operating costs, boost local employment, and lower electric rates. But there’s a widespread perception that states can’t take advantage of these opportunities because a state vehicle electrification mandate would be preempted by federal law.

Not so.

While the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) prohibits state regulations “relating to” the control of emissions in motor vehicles, and the Federal Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) prohibits state regulations “related to” fuel economy standards, there is a strong rationale for federal courts to ...


The Aca’S Choice Problem, Allison K. Hoffman 2020 University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

The Aca’S Choice Problem, Allison K. Hoffman

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in many ways a success. Millions more Americans now have access to health care, and the ACA catalyzed advances in health care delivery reform. Simultaneously, it has reinforced and bolstered a problem at the heart of American health policy and regulation: a love affair with choice. The ACA’s insurance reforms doubled down on the particularly American obsession with choice. This article describes three ways in which that doubling down is problematic for the future of US health policy. First, pragmatically, health policy theory predicts that choice among health plans will produce tangible benefits ...


The Firm-Perceived Contingencies To Political Strategy, Jessica Zeiss, Les Carlson 2020 Ball State University

The Firm-Perceived Contingencies To Political Strategy, Jessica Zeiss, Les Carlson

Association of Marketing Theory and Practice Proceedings 2020

Because assumptions that firm decisions to manage external politics revolve around traditional resources and capabilities (e.g., capital, technology) impede environmental management theories, this research explores additional antecedents, i.e., perceived uncertainty, firm political infrastructure. Study One qualitative data support ideas related to management as a matter of a firm’s perceptually constructed environment among deterministic firms. Study Two quantitative data find a strategic choice firm orientation is developed through management structures (e.g., specialized staff, routines), despite post-hoc analyses confirming both firm types operate in similar environments. Combined, these studies disconfirm traditional resources as a driver of firm political ...


Empirical Evidence Of The Marketing And Corporate Political Activity Interface In Firm Strategy, Jessica Zeiss 2020 Ball State University

Empirical Evidence Of The Marketing And Corporate Political Activity Interface In Firm Strategy, Jessica Zeiss

Association of Marketing Theory and Practice Proceedings 2020

This qualitative research seeks to shed light on the manner in which marketing and corporate political activity (CPA) interface through senior-level managers acting as key informants. Relying on transcendental phenomenology (n = 41) and grounded theory (n = 402) methods, respectively, Study One uncovers a set of activities difficult to distinguish as either marketing or politics, i.e., legitimacy branding, with Study Two invalidated legitimacy branding as a traditional political strategy. Legitimacy branding’s key characteristics –1) branded reputations, 2) nonmarket targets, 3) for proactive control – position it as marketing-based CPA. While such strategy is generally consistent with previous findings, they follow ...


Common Sense Case For Common Ground Lawmaking: Three Cheers For Why Conservative Religious Organizations And Believers Should Support The Fairness For All Act, Tanner Bean, Robin Fretwell Wilson 2020 Notre Dame Law School

Common Sense Case For Common Ground Lawmaking: Three Cheers For Why Conservative Religious Organizations And Believers Should Support The Fairness For All Act, Tanner Bean, Robin Fretwell Wilson

Journal of Legislation Online Supplement

No abstract provided.


The Unfairness Of The Misnamed “Fairness For All” Act, Ryan T. Anderson, Robert P. George 2020 Notre Dame Law School

The Unfairness Of The Misnamed “Fairness For All” Act, Ryan T. Anderson, Robert P. George

Journal of Legislation Online Supplement

No abstract provided.


Clarity Or Confusion?: The Common Law Economic Substance Doctrine And Its Statutory Counterpart, Summer Desloge 2020 Notre Dame Law School

Clarity Or Confusion?: The Common Law Economic Substance Doctrine And Its Statutory Counterpart, Summer Desloge

Journal of Legislation

No abstract provided.


Why Conservative Religious Organizations And Believers Should Support The Fairness For All Act, Chris Stewart, Gene Schaerr 2020 Notre Dame Law School

Why Conservative Religious Organizations And Believers Should Support The Fairness For All Act, Chris Stewart, Gene Schaerr

Journal of Legislation

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between The Bill Of Attainder Clause, The Use Of Sanctions As A Regulatory Tool For Foreign Trade, And Corporate Personhood, Alina Veneziano 2020 Notre Dame Law School

The Relationship Between The Bill Of Attainder Clause, The Use Of Sanctions As A Regulatory Tool For Foreign Trade, And Corporate Personhood, Alina Veneziano

Journal of Legislation

No abstract provided.


Federal Legislation Still Has A Role To Play In The Fight For Student-Athlete Compensation, Brandon Beyer 2020 Notre Dame Law School

Federal Legislation Still Has A Role To Play In The Fight For Student-Athlete Compensation, Brandon Beyer

Journal of Legislation

No abstract provided.


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