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How Much Should We Spend To Protect Privacy?: Data Breaches And The Need For Information We Do Not Have, Richard Warner, Robert Sloan Jan 2018

How Much Should We Spend To Protect Privacy?: Data Breaches And The Need For Information We Do Not Have, Richard Warner, Robert Sloan

All Faculty Scholarship

A cost/benefit approach to privacy confronts two tradeoff issues. One is making appropriate tradeoffs between privacy and many goals served by the collection, distribution, and use of information. The other is making tradeoffs between investments in preventing unauthorized access to information and the variety of other goals that also make money, time, and effort demands. Much has been written about the first tradeoff. We focus on the second. The issue is critical. Data breaches occur at the rate of over three a day, and the aggregate social cost is extremely high. The puzzle is that security experts have long ...


Tactful Inattention: Erving Goffman, Privacy In The Digital Age, And The Virtue Of Averting One's Eyes, Elizabeth De Armond Jan 2018

Tactful Inattention: Erving Goffman, Privacy In The Digital Age, And The Virtue Of Averting One's Eyes, Elizabeth De Armond

All Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


A General Approach For Predicting The Behavior Of The Supreme Court Of The United States, Daniel Katz Apr 2017

A General Approach For Predicting The Behavior Of The Supreme Court Of The United States, Daniel Katz

All Faculty Scholarship

Building on developments in machine learning and prior work in the science of judicial prediction, we construct a model designed to predict the behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States in a generalized, out-of-sample context. To do so, we develop a time-evolving random forest classifier that leverages unique feature engineering to predict more than 240,000 justice votes and 28,000 cases outcomes over nearly two centuries (1816-2015). Using only data available prior to decision, our model outperforms null (baseline) models at both the justice and case level under both parametric and non-parametric tests. Over nearly two centuries ...


Harnessing Legal Complexity, Daniel Katz, J. Ruhl, M Bommarito Mar 2017

Harnessing Legal Complexity, Daniel Katz, J. Ruhl, M Bommarito

All Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Judging Adaptive Management Practices Of U.S. Agencies, Robert L. Fischman, J. B. Ruhl Apr 2016

Judging Adaptive Management Practices Of U.S. Agencies, Robert L. Fischman, J. B. Ruhl

Articles by Maurer Faculty

All U.S. federal agencies administering environmental laws purport to practice adaptive management (AM), but little is known about how they actually implement this conservation tool. A gap between the theory and practice of AM is revealed in judicial decisions reviewing agency adaptive management plans. We analyzed all U.S. federal court opinions published through 1 January 2015 to identify the agency AM practices courts found most deficient. The shortcomings included lack of clear objectives and processes, monitoring thresholds, and defined actions triggered by thresholds. This trio of agency shortcuts around critical, iterative steps characterizes what we call AM-lite. Passive ...


Hyperlegality And Heightened Surveillance: The Case Of Threatened Species Lists, Irus Braverman Jul 2015

Hyperlegality And Heightened Surveillance: The Case Of Threatened Species Lists, Irus Braverman

Journal Articles

My contribution to the Debate "Thinking about Law and Surveillance" focuses on the project of governing nonhuman species through care, briefly pointing to how law and surveillance are interwoven in this context and to how conservation's biopolitical regimes are increasingly becoming more abstract, standardized, calculable, and algorithmic in scope. I argue that conservation’s focus on governing through care lends itself to heightened modes of surveillance and to hyperlegality - namely, to the intensified inspection and regulation of both governed and governing actors. I start with some preliminary explanations about my atypical use of the terms surveillance, law, and biopolitics.


Legal Primer, Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise Preparedness And Resilience Intergovernmental Pilot Project, Legal Working Goup Jan 2015

Legal Primer, Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise Preparedness And Resilience Intergovernmental Pilot Project, Legal Working Goup

Hampton Roads Intergovernmental Pilot Project: Reports

A legal primer developed by the Legal Working Group of the Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise Preparedness and Resilience Intergovernmental Pilot Project. Includes a memo from Roy A. Hoagland, Chair of the IPP Legal Working Group and Director of the Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic at William & Mary Law School to Jim Redick, Chair of the IPP Steering Committee, dated August 13, 2015.


I Remember Richelieu: Is Anything Secure Anymore?, Michael G. Crowley, Michael N. Johnstone Jan 2014

I Remember Richelieu: Is Anything Secure Anymore?, Michael G. Crowley, Michael N. Johnstone

Australian Security and Intelligence Conference

Petraeus-gate, hacked nude celebrity photos in the cloud and the recent use of a search and seizure warrant in the United States of America to seek production of customer email contents on an extraterritorial server raises important issues for the supposably safe storage of data on the World Wide Web. Not only may there be nowhere to hide in cyberspace but nothing in cyberspace may be private. This paper explores the legal and technical issues raised by the these matters with emphasis on the courts decision “In the Matter of a Warrant to Search a Certain E-Mail Account Controlled and ...


Consilience: Radiocarbon, Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis, And Litigation In The Ancestral Caddo Region, Robert Z. Selden Jr. Jan 2013

Consilience: Radiocarbon, Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis, And Litigation In The Ancestral Caddo Region, Robert Z. Selden Jr.

CRHR: Archaeology

Through the creation and analysis of databases for radiocarbon, instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA), and law, macro-level trends are exposed that form the framework of a broader research program aimed at advancing ideas of craft specialization and archaeological theory in the ancestral Caddo region of Southwest Arkansas, Northwest Louisiana, Northeast Texas, and Southeast Oklahoma. The findings of this investigation illustrate the research potential that remains buried within the context of cultural resource management (CRM) reports and legal databases (Westlaw and LexisNexis) that is awaiting consumption within regional research designs aimed at exploring the nuances and trends that appear through synthetic ...


Drafting Model Laws On Indoor Pollution For Developing And Developed Nations Workshop, July 12-13, 2012, Boulder, Colorado: Introduction, Lakshman Guruswamy Jul 2012

Drafting Model Laws On Indoor Pollution For Developing And Developed Nations Workshop, July 12-13, 2012, Boulder, Colorado: Introduction, Lakshman Guruswamy

Drafting Model Laws on Indoor Pollution for Developing and Developed Nations (July 12-13)

11 pages.

"This Essay introduces the framework for deliberation and legislative drafting undertaken at the workshop: Drafting Model Laws on Indoor Pollution for Developing and Developed Nations on July 12-13, 2012, in Boulder, Colorado. There are a number of fundamental premises upon which the workshop was based, and this Essay refers to the most salient among them."-- Excerpted from 24 Colo. Nat. Resources, Energy & Envtl. L. Rev. 319 (2013).


Agenda: Drafting Model Laws On Indoor Pollution For Developing And Developed Nations, University Of Colorado Boulder. Center For Energy & Environmental Security, Colorado Natural Resources, Energy And Environmental Law Review Jul 2012

Agenda: Drafting Model Laws On Indoor Pollution For Developing And Developed Nations, University Of Colorado Boulder. Center For Energy & Environmental Security, Colorado Natural Resources, Energy And Environmental Law Review

Drafting Model Laws on Indoor Pollution for Developing and Developed Nations (July 12-13)

On July 12 and 13, 2012, experts convened at Colorado Law to demonstrate the extent to which a model law could help address the global problem of indoor air pollution from inefficient cook stoves. The air pollution that results from inefficiently burning biomass as fuel for cooking has serious health and climatic consequences. The workshop produced two sets of Model Laws and commentaries to help nations solve the problem, and the commentaries were published in the Colorado Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Review.


Why Care About The Polar Bear?: Economic Analysis Of Natural Resources Law And Policy [Outline], Lisa Heinzerling Jun 2007

Why Care About The Polar Bear?: Economic Analysis Of Natural Resources Law And Policy [Outline], Lisa Heinzerling

The Future of Natural Resources Law and Policy (Summer Conference, June 6-8)

1 page.

"Lisa Heinzerling, Georgetown Law School" -- Agenda


Some Peer-To-Peer, Democratically And Voluntarily Produced Thoughts About 'The Wealth Of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets And Freedom,' By Yochai Benkler, Ann Bartow Jan 2007

Some Peer-To-Peer, Democratically And Voluntarily Produced Thoughts About 'The Wealth Of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets And Freedom,' By Yochai Benkler, Ann Bartow

Law Faculty Scholarship

In this review essay, Bartow concludes that The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom by Yochai Benkler is a book well worth reading, but that Benkler still has a bit more work to do before his Grand Unifying Theory of Life, The Internet, and Everything is satisfactorily complete. It isn't enough to concede that the Internet won't benefit everyone. He needs to more thoroughly consider the ways in which the lives of poor people actually worsen when previously accessible information, goods and services are rendered less convenient or completely unattainable by their migration online ...


Slides: The Centennial Of The Antiquities Act: A Cause For Celebration?, James R. Rasband Oct 2006

Slides: The Centennial Of The Antiquities Act: A Cause For Celebration?, James R. Rasband

Celebrating the Centennial of the Antiquities Act (October 9)

Presenter: Professor James R. Rasband, Brigham Young University School of Law

20 slides


Antiquities Act Monuments: The Elgin Marbles Of Our Public Lands?, James R. Rasband Oct 2006

Antiquities Act Monuments: The Elgin Marbles Of Our Public Lands?, James R. Rasband

Celebrating the Centennial of the Antiquities Act (October 9)

13 pages.

Includes bibliographical references


Slides: The Monumental Legacy Of The Antiquities Act Of 1906: The Rainbow Bridge National Monument In Context, Mark Squillace Oct 2006

Slides: The Monumental Legacy Of The Antiquities Act Of 1906: The Rainbow Bridge National Monument In Context, Mark Squillace

Celebrating the Centennial of the Antiquities Act (October 9)

Presenter: Professor Mark Squillace, Director, Natural Resources Law Center, University of Colorado School of Law

35 slides


Critical Questions In Computational Models Of Legal Argument, Douglas Walton, Thomas F. Gordon Jan 2005

Critical Questions In Computational Models Of Legal Argument, Douglas Walton, Thomas F. Gordon

CRRAR Publications

Two recent computational models of legal argumentation, by Verheij and Gordon respectively, have interpreted critical questions as premises of arguments that can be defeated using Pollock’s concepts of undercutters and rebuttals. Using the scheme for arguments from expert opinion as an example, this paper evaluates and compares these two models of critical questions from the perspective of argumentation theory and competing legal theories about proof standardsfor defeating presumptions. The applicable proof standard is found to be a legal issue subject to argument. Verheij’smodel is shown to have problems because the proof stan-dards it applies to different kinds of ...


Conference Summary: Water, Climate And Uncertainty: Implications For Western Water Law, Policy, And Management, Steve Bailey Jun 2003

Conference Summary: Water, Climate And Uncertainty: Implications For Western Water Law, Policy, And Management, Steve Bailey

Water, Climate and Uncertainty: Implications for Western Water Law, Policy, and Management (Summer Conference, June 11-13)

7 pages.

"Steve Bailey, National Center for Atmospheric Research"


The Legal Response To International Water Scarcity And Water Conflicts: The Un Watercourses Convention And Beyond, Patricia Wouters Jun 2002

The Legal Response To International Water Scarcity And Water Conflicts: The Un Watercourses Convention And Beyond, Patricia Wouters

Allocating and Managing Water for a Sustainable Future: Lessons from Around the World (Summer Conference, June 11-14)

46 pages.

Contains footnotes.


Agenda: A Cartography Of Governance: Exploring The Province Of Environmental Ngos, University Of Colorado Boulder. School Of Law, University Of Colorado Boulder. Environmental Program, University Of Tulsa. National Energy-Environment Law & Policy Institute, University Of Colorado Boulder. United Government Of Graduate Students Apr 2001

Agenda: A Cartography Of Governance: Exploring The Province Of Environmental Ngos, University Of Colorado Boulder. School Of Law, University Of Colorado Boulder. Environmental Program, University Of Tulsa. National Energy-Environment Law & Policy Institute, University Of Colorado Boulder. United Government Of Graduate Students

A Cartography of Governance: Exploring the Province of Environmental NGOs (April 7-8)

Presented by: the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy on April 7 & 8, 2001. Symposium director: Lakshman D. Guruswamy.

Co-sponsored by: University of Colorado School of Law, University of Colorado Environmental Program, University of Tulsa National Energy-Environment Law and Policy Institute, University of Colorado United Government of Graduate Students.

The papers and edited proceedings of the conference will be published in a special symposium issue of the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law & Policy (CJIELP).

"The first objective of the Symposium was to understand and explore the growing importance of nongovernmental actors, and delineate the manner in which they have changed the cartography of national and international governance. The importance of this objective was demonstrated by the carnage of September 11, 2001. The recent terrorist attacks also demonstrated the extent to which we are inhabitants of a global village. This Symposium attempted to understand the manner in which two nonterrorist, nongovernmental entities have become increasingly important actors in this global village. It reviewed the manner in which corporations and NGOs are changing the geo-political and socio-economic boundaries of national and international governance.

The second objective brings special focus to bear on environmental NGOs. The second objective seeks answers to the questions: Have not-for-profits or NGOs, gone too far in diminishing the role of the public sector and the nation-state? Is the prevailing faith in the increasingly important role played by NGOs misplaced?

After establishing the importance of nongovernmental actors in national and international governance, the Symposium sought to ascertain whether not-for-profits or NGOs have gone too far in diminishing the role of the public sector and the nation-state. It also addressed the corollary issue of whether the prevailing faith in the increasingly important roles played by NGOs is misplaced.

The Symposium identified four case studies in an attempt to shed light on these questions and to acknowledge the functions that each sector is best suited to perform. Specifically, the Symposium employed the prism of environmental policy, science, and law to examine the roles played by NGOs in addressing: (1) GMOs; (2) dams; (3) wildlife and species; and (4) indigenous peoples." -- Lakshman D. Guruswamy, Cartography of Governance: An Introduction, 13 Colo. J. Int'l Envtl. L. & Pol'y 1-3 (2002).


Air Quality And Transportation On Colorado's Front Range: Taking Responsibility For Difficult Choices, Wade Buchanan, David A. Pampu, Christine Lipaj Shaver, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Mar 1996

Air Quality And Transportation On Colorado's Front Range: Taking Responsibility For Difficult Choices, Wade Buchanan, David A. Pampu, Christine Lipaj Shaver, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Air Quality and Transportation on Colorado's Front Range: Taking Responsibility for Difficult Choices (March 12)

15 pages.

Collection of 3 papers presented at the Hot Topics in Natural Resources Law program held on March 12, 1996.

Includes biographical information for Wade Buchanan, David A. Pampu, and Christine Lipaj Shaver.

With communities along Colorado's Front Range continuing to grow at a rapid rate, government, private businesses and citizens are faced with difficult choices concerning air quality and transportation. Can we control the "brown cloud" and increasing congestion on our roads and freeways? What decisions and sacrifices must be made, and who will take responsibility for them? Wade Buchanan, Chairman of the Regional Air Quality Council ...


A Sweet Home No More?: The Future For Habitat Protection Under The Endangered Species Act, Federico Cheever, Murray D. Feldman, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Nov 1995

A Sweet Home No More?: The Future For Habitat Protection Under The Endangered Species Act, Federico Cheever, Murray D. Feldman, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

A Sweet Home No More?: The Future for Habitat Protection Under the Endangered Species Act (November 29)

20 pages.

Includes bibliographical references and biographical information for Federico Cheever and Murray D. Feldman.

Contents:

Babbitt v. Sweet Home Chapter of Communities for a Greater Oregon / Federico Cheever -- The Sweet Home decision and private property issues / Murray D. Feldman -- Memorandum of Agreement between the State of Colorado and the Department of the Interior concerning programs to manage Colorado's declining native species

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Babbitt v. Sweet Home Chapter of Communities for a Great Oregon,115 S.Ct. 2407 (1995), held that the Department of the Interior reasonably construed Congress' intent when it included ...


Environmental Regulation Of Oil And Gas Development On Tribal Lands: Who Has The Authority?, Richard B. Collins, Tom Shipps, Marla Williams, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Nov 1995

Environmental Regulation Of Oil And Gas Development On Tribal Lands: Who Has The Authority?, Richard B. Collins, Tom Shipps, Marla Williams, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Environmental Regulation of Oil and Gas Development on Tribal Lands: Who Has the Authority? (November 1)

14 pages.

Collection of 3 papers presented at the Hot Topics in Natural Resources Law program held on Nov. 1, 1995.

Includes bibliographical references.

Contents:

Environmental regulation of oil and gas development on tribal lands : who has authority? / Richard Collins -- Environmental regulation of energy resource development on Indian reservation land / Tom Shipps -- Colorado Oil and Gas [Conservation] Commission jurisdiction over environmental matters on Indian lands / Marla Williams

Jurisdiction to regulate the environmental impacts of oil and gas development on the reservation has been contested by tribes, the state, private land owners and federal agencies. Should the state be able to ...


The Aftermath Of Kansas V. Colorado: Regulation Of Well Pumping In The Arkansas Valley, Hal Simpson, David L. Harrison, Michael T. Mitchell, Steve Arveschoug, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Sep 1995

The Aftermath Of Kansas V. Colorado: Regulation Of Well Pumping In The Arkansas Valley, Hal Simpson, David L. Harrison, Michael T. Mitchell, Steve Arveschoug, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

The Aftermath of Kansas v. Colorado: Regulation of Well Pumping in the Arkansas Valley (September 18)

27 pages.

Contents:

Draft rules and regulations governing the use, control, and protection of surface and ground water rights in the Arkansas River and its tributaries : revised draft, September 6, 1995 / Hal Simpson -- Lower Arkansas Water Management Association viewpoint / David L. Harrison -- Aftermath of Kansas v. Colorado : concerns of surface users / Michael T. Mitchell -- Aftermath of Kansas vs. Colorado : role of the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District / Steve Arveschoug

On May 15, 1995 the Supreme Court handed down its opinion in the case of Kansas v. Colorado, 1995 WL 283477 (U.S.). At issue was how the Arkansas River Compact ...


Whooping Cranes And Piping Plovers: Watershed Problem Solving On The Platte, Elizabeth Rieke, Gordon W. (Jeff) Fassett, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Apr 1995

Whooping Cranes And Piping Plovers: Watershed Problem Solving On The Platte, Elizabeth Rieke, Gordon W. (Jeff) Fassett, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Whooping Cranes and Piping Plovers: Watershed Problem Solving on the Platte (April 27)

21 pages.

Includes illustrations, maps, and biographical information for Gordon W. Fassett and James S. Lochhead.

Habitat for species listed as endangered under federal law along the Platte River in Nebraska has been adversely affected by decreased river flows, resulting in federal legal barriers to further water development throughout the basin in three states. In June 1994 state and federal officials entered an agreement to develop a basin-wide recovery plan. Elizabeth Rieke, Assistant Secretary for Water & Science, Dept. of Interior, will discuss federal perspectives. Gordon (Jeff) Fassett, Wyoming State Engineer, and J. Michael (Mike) Jess, Nebraska Director of Water Resources ...


Deregulation Of The Natural Gas Industry, Elisabeth Pendley Mar 1995

Deregulation Of The Natural Gas Industry, Elisabeth Pendley

Implications of FERC Order No. 636 for the Natural Gas Industry (March 13)

4 pages.

Hot Topic: Implications of FERC Order No. 636 for the Natural Gas Industry.

After one year of natural gas pipeline deregulation, what impact has Order No. 636, issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 1992, had on the natural gas industry - specifically, pipeline and local distribution companies? What additional changes might occur? Elisabeth Pendley, of KN Energy and the NRLC 1995 El Paso Natural Gas Law Fellow, will discuss the dramatic changes to the natural gas industry caused by FERC Order No. 636.


Agenda: The Law Of International Water Courses: The United Nations International Law Commission's Draft Rules On The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses, University Of Colorado Boulder. School Of Law, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, American Bar Association. Section Of International Law And Practice. International Environmental Law Committee, American Society Of International Law. Panel On State Responsibility, United Nations. International Law Commission Oct 1991

Agenda: The Law Of International Water Courses: The United Nations International Law Commission's Draft Rules On The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses, University Of Colorado Boulder. School Of Law, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, American Bar Association. Section Of International Law And Practice. International Environmental Law Committee, American Society Of International Law. Panel On State Responsibility, United Nations. International Law Commission

The Law of International Watercourses: The United Nations International Law Commission's Draft Rules on the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses (October 18)

Colloquium organizers, committee members and/or moderators included University of Colorado School of Law professors Daniel Magraw, James N. Corbridge, Jr. and Lawrence J. MacDonnell (Director, Natural Resources Law Center).

The United Nations International Law Commission has drafted new rules on the non-navigational uses of international watercourses. University of Colorado Law Professor Daniel Magraw has organized a colloquium to review these draft rules on October 18, 1991, sponsored jointly by the Panel on State Responsibility of the American Society of International Law, the University of Colorado School of Law, and the International Environmental Law Committee of the ABA's Section ...


Introduction And Overview On The International Law Commission’S Draft Rules On The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses, Stephen Mccaffrey Oct 1991

Introduction And Overview On The International Law Commission’S Draft Rules On The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses, Stephen Mccaffrey

The Law of International Watercourses: The United Nations International Law Commission's Draft Rules on the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses (October 18)

15 pages.

Contains footnotes.


Observations On The International Law Commission’S Draft Rules On The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses (Articles 1-4), Robert D. Hayton Oct 1991

Observations On The International Law Commission’S Draft Rules On The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses (Articles 1-4), Robert D. Hayton

The Law of International Watercourses: The United Nations International Law Commission's Draft Rules on the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses (October 18)

14 pages.

Includes footnotes.


The International Law Commission’S Draft Articles On The Law Of International Watercourses: Principles And Planned Measures, Charles B. Bourne Oct 1991

The International Law Commission’S Draft Articles On The Law Of International Watercourses: Principles And Planned Measures, Charles B. Bourne

The Law of International Watercourses: The United Nations International Law Commission's Draft Rules on the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses (October 18)

52 pages.

Contains 6 pages of footnotes.