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Our Town: Local Governments Play Larger Role In Environmental Policy, John R. Nolon Dec 2001

Our Town: Local Governments Play Larger Role In Environmental Policy, John R. Nolon

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

People normally perceive environmental law to be a piecemeal of federal laws mostly concerned with terminating pollution from point sources, such as smoke stacks or water pipes. Land use law on the other hand, is normally a local undertaking, often ignoring national or even regional issues. Today’s new breed of environmental problems, such as sprawl, require that different levels of government work together to create a comprehensively planned land use strategy in order to mitigate long-term environmental degradation. Through the use of financial incentives and other tools, larger bodies of government help encourage local governments to take the necessary ...


Local Protection: Raising A Matter Of 'Sovereign Concern', John R. Nolon Oct 2001

Local Protection: Raising A Matter Of 'Sovereign Concern', John R. Nolon

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

Challenges to the expansion of local initiatives aimed at local environmental protection question the powers delegated to municipal governments from the state. New York case precedent suggests that express and implied police power authority conferred from the state to municipalities is a broad concept and includes the power to protect natural resources, scenic views, and other environmental concerns. Through the use of this power, localities are better able to meet the environmental challenges they are faced with by using innovative grass-roots initiatives


Protecting Our Mentally Ill: A Critique Of The Role Of Indiana State Courts In Protecting Involuntarily Committed Mental Patients' Right To Refuse Medication, Michael Leonard Goff Jr. Oct 2001

Protecting Our Mentally Ill: A Critique Of The Role Of Indiana State Courts In Protecting Involuntarily Committed Mental Patients' Right To Refuse Medication, Michael Leonard Goff Jr.

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Asymmetry Of State Sovereign Immunity, Richard H. Seamon Oct 2001

The Asymmetry Of State Sovereign Immunity, Richard H. Seamon

Washington Law Review

This Article discusses whether a State has sovereign immunity from claims for just compensation. The Article concludes that the States are indeed immune from just-compensation suits brought against them in federal court; States are not necessarily immune, however, from just-compensation suits brought against them in their own courts of general jurisdiction. Thus, the States' immunity in federal court is not symmetrical to the States' immunity in their own courts. This asymmetry, the Article explains, is the result of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Due Process Clause obligates a State to provide a means of paying just ...


Exporting And Importing Domestic Partnerships: Some Conflict-Of-Laws Questions And Concerns, Ralph U. Whitten Sep 2001

Exporting And Importing Domestic Partnerships: Some Conflict-Of-Laws Questions And Concerns, Ralph U. Whitten

BYU Law Review

This article is about conflicts of laws questions relating to domestic partnerships. The article points out that since there will be states that recognize domestic partnerships because the American Law Institute has expressed approval of domestic partnerships, there will be conflict of laws problems if not all states recognize it. The purpose of this article is to describe some of the conflicts issues that arise when parties to domestic partnerships have, or develop, contacts with more than one state. The article does so by explaining the two broad areas in which these conflicts will arise and by showing that there ...


The Sixth Circuit Dropped The Ball: An Analysis Of Brentwood Academy V. Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Ass'n In Light Of The Supreme Court's Recent Trends In State Action Jurisprudence, Josiah N. Drew Sep 2001

The Sixth Circuit Dropped The Ball: An Analysis Of Brentwood Academy V. Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Ass'n In Light Of The Supreme Court's Recent Trends In State Action Jurisprudence, Josiah N. Drew

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Battle For The Ages: Defining Federal Power To Affect Local Land Use, John R. Nolon Aug 2001

Battle For The Ages: Defining Federal Power To Affect Local Land Use, John R. Nolon

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

Under the 10th Amendment, the United States Constitution allows states to control land use within their jurisdiction. The federal government therefore, in its efforts to mitigate environmental damages caused by sprawl and over development, is limited to federal statutes carried about by federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency managed Clean Water Act. Although these federal programs are helpful at reducing pollution from point sources, they are precluded from regulating non-point sources, such as the increased storm water run-off caused by expanding development. Through federally backed programs, states could support regional land use planning that would encourage stronger environmental ...


3rd Annual Open Government Summit: Access To Public Records Act & Open Meetings Act, 2001, Department Of The Attorney General, State Of Rhode Island Aug 2001

3rd Annual Open Government Summit: Access To Public Records Act & Open Meetings Act, 2001, Department Of The Attorney General, State Of Rhode Island

School of Law Conferences, Lectures & Events

No abstract provided.


How To Apply The Religious Freedom Restoration Act To Federal Law Without Violating The Constitution, Gregory P. Magarian Aug 2001

How To Apply The Religious Freedom Restoration Act To Federal Law Without Violating The Constitution, Gregory P. Magarian

Michigan Law Review

Learned commentators have called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 ("RFRA" or "the Act") "perhaps the most unconstitutional statute in the history of the nation" and "the most egregious violation of the separation of powers doctrine in American constitutional history." In the 1997 case of City of Boerne v. Flores, the Supreme Court struck down the Act in its applications to state and local governments, declaring that "RFRA contradicts vital principles necessary to maintain separation of powers and the federal balance." The Act's applications to federal law, however, survived Boerne, which means that plaintiffs with religious freedom claims ...


Got "Hormone-Free" Milk?: Your State May Have Enough Interest To Let You Know, Jennifer R. Thornley Jul 2001

Got "Hormone-Free" Milk?: Your State May Have Enough Interest To Let You Know, Jennifer R. Thornley

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


In Our Backyards: Analyzing Local Authority To Adopt Environmental Laws, John R. Nolon Jun 2001

In Our Backyards: Analyzing Local Authority To Adopt Environmental Laws, John R. Nolon

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

While the authority of municipalities to partake in land use decisions is a well-established concept, a question often arises concerning local legislative authority to adopt environmental laws. This article discusses some of the arguments advocating local environmental authority by highlighting the correlation between land use law and environmental law. Also discussed in this article, is the authority granted to local governments by the state legislature and court decisions to mitigate adverse environmental impacts.


Creating Better River Basin Governance: A Comment, David M. Freeman Jun 2001

Creating Better River Basin Governance: A Comment, David M. Freeman

Two Decades of Water Law and Policy Reform: A Retrospective and Agenda for the Future (Summer Conference, June 13-15)

3 pages.


Creating Better Governance, Denise D. Fort Jun 2001

Creating Better Governance, Denise D. Fort

Two Decades of Water Law and Policy Reform: A Retrospective and Agenda for the Future (Summer Conference, June 13-15)

17 pages (includes illustration).

Contains 2 pages of references.


Water For The Environment: A Californian’S Retrospective, Thomas J. Graff Jun 2001

Water For The Environment: A Californian’S Retrospective, Thomas J. Graff

Two Decades of Water Law and Policy Reform: A Retrospective and Agenda for the Future (Summer Conference, June 13-15)

9 pages.


Clarifying State Water Rights And Adjudications, Greg Hobbs Jun 2001

Clarifying State Water Rights And Adjudications, Greg Hobbs

Two Decades of Water Law and Policy Reform: A Retrospective and Agenda for the Future (Summer Conference, June 13-15)

14 pages.

Contains footnotes.


Strategies To Facilitate Changes In Water Use, Bonnie G. Colby Jun 2001

Strategies To Facilitate Changes In Water Use, Bonnie G. Colby

Two Decades of Water Law and Policy Reform: A Retrospective and Agenda for the Future (Summer Conference, June 13-15)

21 pages.

Contains 4 pages of references and 2 pages of endnotes.


Clarifying State Water Rights And Adjudications, John E. Thorson Jun 2001

Clarifying State Water Rights And Adjudications, John E. Thorson

Two Decades of Water Law and Policy Reform: A Retrospective and Agenda for the Future (Summer Conference, June 13-15)

32 pages.

Contains references.


Using Water More Efficiently, Barton H. Thompson, Jr. Jun 2001

Using Water More Efficiently, Barton H. Thompson, Jr.

Two Decades of Water Law and Policy Reform: A Retrospective and Agenda for the Future (Summer Conference, June 13-15)

23 pages.

Contains footnotes.


The Road To Water Policy Reform: Where We’Ve Been, And Can We Avoid Going There Again, John D. Leshy Jun 2001

The Road To Water Policy Reform: Where We’Ve Been, And Can We Avoid Going There Again, John D. Leshy

Two Decades of Water Law and Policy Reform: A Retrospective and Agenda for the Future (Summer Conference, June 13-15)

6 pages.


Fishes Swimmin’ Up River…: New Approaches To Obtaining Water For Fish And Wildlife, Dick Daniel Jun 2001

Fishes Swimmin’ Up River…: New Approaches To Obtaining Water For Fish And Wildlife, Dick Daniel

Two Decades of Water Law and Policy Reform: A Retrospective and Agenda for the Future (Summer Conference, June 13-15)

2 pages.


Two Decades Of Water Law And Policy Reform Proposals: An Overview, Lawrence J. Macdonnell Jun 2001

Two Decades Of Water Law And Policy Reform Proposals: An Overview, Lawrence J. Macdonnell

Two Decades of Water Law and Policy Reform: A Retrospective and Agenda for the Future (Summer Conference, June 13-15)

22 pages.

Contains references.


Acquiring Water For Tribes, Susan M. Williams Jun 2001

Acquiring Water For Tribes, Susan M. Williams

Two Decades of Water Law and Policy Reform: A Retrospective and Agenda for the Future (Summer Conference, June 13-15)

16 pages.

Contains references (page 15).


Agenda: Two Decades Of Water Law And Policy Reform: A Retrospective And Agenda For The Future, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Hydrosphere Resource Consultants, Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, P.A., Patrick & Stowell, P.C., Perkins Coie Llp, The William And Flora Hewlett Foundation Jun 2001

Agenda: Two Decades Of Water Law And Policy Reform: A Retrospective And Agenda For The Future, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Hydrosphere Resource Consultants, Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, P.A., Patrick & Stowell, P.C., Perkins Coie Llp, The William And Flora Hewlett Foundation

Two Decades of Water Law and Policy Reform: A Retrospective and Agenda for the Future (Summer Conference, June 13-15)

1 v. (various pagings) ; 29 cm

"Sponsors: Hydrosphere Resource Consultants; Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, P.A.; Patrick & Stowell, P.C.; Perkins Coie LLP; The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation."

Conference speakers, moderators and/or panelists included University of Colorado School of Law professors Gary C. Bryner, Douglas S. Kenney, Sarah Krakoff, Kathryn Mutz, David H. Getches, Lawrence J. MacDonnell and James N. Corbridge, Jr.

Includes bibliographical references

The conference will examine the agenda for reforming and improving water law that has developed during the past two decades in the West, assesses what has (and has not) been accomplished by pursuing these reforms, and explores lessons ...


Appeal No. 0774: Stonebridge Operating Co. V. Division Of Mineral Resources Management, Ohio Oil & Gas Commission Jun 2001

Appeal No. 0774: Stonebridge Operating Co. V. Division Of Mineral Resources Management, Ohio Oil & Gas Commission

Ohio Oil & Gas Commission Decisions

Chief's Order 2006-98 & 2006-121


Understanding Sprawl: Lessons From Architecture For Legal Scholars, Mark S. Davies May 2001

Understanding Sprawl: Lessons From Architecture For Legal Scholars, Mark S. Davies

Michigan Law Review

What is suburban "sprawl"? Why is it undesirable? Why do many Americans nevertheless choose to live in sprawl? Do local zoning laws contribute to sprawl? Can democratic institutions discourage it? Legal scholars are beginning to study these urgent and complex questions. This Essay reviews Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream, by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck, leading architects of the influential New Urbanism or traditional town planning movement. This review makes five points about the legal study of sprawl. First, Suburban Nation provides a definition of "sprawl" that the law can ...


California's Curious Practice Of "Pocket Review", Steven B. Katz Apr 2001

California's Curious Practice Of "Pocket Review", Steven B. Katz

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

The majority of any California appellate panel is permitted to certify an opinion for publication that establishes new law or modifies existing rules. The California Supreme court can reverse any publication decision without giving any reason. This practice is called "pocket review." Pocket reviews risk thwarting legislative intent and sweeping the results under the rug.


Court Administration As A Tool For Judicial Reform, Christie Warren Apr 2001

Court Administration As A Tool For Judicial Reform, Christie Warren

Faculty Publications

This paper focuses on court administration as a component of judicial branch reform in the United States and other countries.

Over the past fifty years, state and federal court systems in the United States have undergone a process of significant change. At the beginning of the twentieth century, courts were largely dependent upon the executive branch of government for administrative support and were for the most part externally dominated, disorganized, and poorly managed. By the end of the century, they had undergone a process of administrative innovation and improvement that changed the way they were managed. In other countries, judicial ...


A Conservative Defense Of Romer V. Evans, Dale Carpenter Apr 2001

A Conservative Defense Of Romer V. Evans, Dale Carpenter

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Chief Justice Joseph R. Weisberger's Page Of History, Bruce I. Kogan, Cheryl L. Robertson Apr 2001

Chief Justice Joseph R. Weisberger's Page Of History, Bruce I. Kogan, Cheryl L. Robertson

Law Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Saying Neigh To North Carolina's Equine Activity Liability Act, Karen A. Blum Apr 2001

Saying Neigh To North Carolina's Equine Activity Liability Act, Karen A. Blum

North Carolina Central Law Review

No abstract provided.