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The Fair Housing Act And Religious Freedom, 11 Tex. J. C.L. & C.R. 1 (2005), Michael P. Seng Dec 2015

The Fair Housing Act And Religious Freedom, 11 Tex. J. C.L. & C.R. 1 (2005), Michael P. Seng

Michael P. Seng

No abstract provided.


Incoherencias Y Vacíos En La Sentencia Del Vii Pleno Casatorio, Alan A. Pasco Arauco Dec 2015

Incoherencias Y Vacíos En La Sentencia Del Vii Pleno Casatorio, Alan A. Pasco Arauco

Alan A. Pasco Arauco

No abstract provided.


Agdaagux Tribe Of King Cove V. Jewell, Taylor R. Thompson Dec 2015

Agdaagux Tribe Of King Cove V. Jewell, Taylor R. Thompson

Public Land & Resources Law Review

In a lengthy opinion by the Alaska District Court, the battle for a proposed medical emergency road through the Izembek National Refuge stalled. The court held that the Department of the Interior’s No Action Alternative blocked the construction of the road was decided in accordance within the Department’s authority. It is not the end of the battle over the road, as the court alluded that Congress may be able to change this decision.


The Impact Of The United States Tax Laws On International Technology Transfer: An Overview And Some Suggestion For Minimizing The Bite, Marcus B. Finnegan, Robert E. Mccarthy Dec 2015

The Impact Of The United States Tax Laws On International Technology Transfer: An Overview And Some Suggestion For Minimizing The Bite, Marcus B. Finnegan, Robert E. Mccarthy

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Gandhi’S Prophecy: Corporate Violence And A Mindful Law For Bhopal, Nehal A. Patel Dec 2015

Gandhi’S Prophecy: Corporate Violence And A Mindful Law For Bhopal, Nehal A. Patel

Nehal A. Patel

AbstractOver thirty years have passed since the Bhopal chemical disaster began,and in that time scholars of corporate social responsibility (CSR) havediscussed and debated several frameworks for improving corporate responseto social and environmental problems. However, CSR discourse rarelydelves into the fundamental architecture of legal thought that oftenbuttresses corporate dominance in the global economy. Moreover, CSRdiscourse does little to challenge the ontological and epistemologicalassumptions that form the foundation for modern economics and the role ofcorporations in the world.I explore methods of transforming CSR by employing the thought ofMohandas Gandhi. I pay particular attention to Gandhi’s critique ofindustrialization and principle ...


Real Property, Linda S. Finley Dec 2015

Real Property, Linda S. Finley

Mercer Law Review

A review of the survey of real property law for the last several years shows an evolution of topics. One year the creation of the Georgia Fair Lending Act, and the duties that new legislation placed upon attorneys and lenders was a critical topic; the following year (and the next), the topic of interest was how title to church property is determined when a congregation splits. For the last few years, the downturn in the Georgia and national economy, and the protection of consumers under foreclosure laws and from the unauthorized practice of law, have seen both judicial and legislative ...


Emergency Takings, Brian Lee Dec 2015

Emergency Takings, Brian Lee

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Legal Aspects Of Coastal Adaption & Resilience In Rhode Island: A Workshop For Municipal Solicitors And Staff, Roger Williams University School Of Law, Marine Affairs Institute, Sea Grant Rhode Island, Coastal Resources Management Council, University Of Rhode Island Graduate School Of Oceanography Dec 2015

Legal Aspects Of Coastal Adaption & Resilience In Rhode Island: A Workshop For Municipal Solicitors And Staff, Roger Williams University School Of Law, Marine Affairs Institute, Sea Grant Rhode Island, Coastal Resources Management Council, University Of Rhode Island Graduate School Of Oceanography

School of Law Conferences, Lectures & Events

No abstract provided.


Public Trust Doctrine Implications Of Electricity Production, Lance Noel, Jeremy Firestone Dec 2015

Public Trust Doctrine Implications Of Electricity Production, Lance Noel, Jeremy Firestone

Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law

The public trust doctrine is a powerful legal tool in property law that requires the sovereign, as a trustee, to protect and manage natural resources. Historically, the public trust doctrine has been used in relationship to navigable waterways and wildlife management. Despite electricity production’s impact on those two areas and the comparatively smaller impacts of renewable energy, electricity production has garnered very little public trust doctrine attention. This Article examines how electricity production implicates the public trust doctrine, primarily through the lens of four states—California, Wisconsin, Hawaii, and New Jersey—and how it would potentially apply to each ...


Solar Rights In The United States, Sara Bronin Nov 2015

Solar Rights In The United States, Sara Bronin

Sara C. Bronin

Solar rights are legal rights needed to ensure that a piece of land has access to sunlight. These rights may be of interest to property owners seeking to undertake a variety of activities: farming, lighting, and clothes drying, to name a few. But perhaps the most economically significant purpose for which solar rights may be utilized is for the purpose of solar collectors. Such devices are used to harness the rays of the sun and transform them into thermal, chemical, or electrical energy. In an era of increasing deployment of solar collectors across the globe, the fair and efficient allocation ...


Liberty At The Borders Of Private Law, Donald J. Smythe Nov 2015

Liberty At The Borders Of Private Law, Donald J. Smythe

Akron Law Review

Liberty is both dependent upon and limited by the State. The State protects individuals from the coercion of others, but paradoxically, it must exercise coercion itself in doing so. Unfortunately, the reliance on the State to deter coercion raises the possibility that the State’s powers of coercion might be abused. There is, not surprisingly, therefore, a wide range of literature on the relationship between law and liberty, but most of it focuses on the relationship between public law and liberty. This Article focuses on the relationship between private law and liberty. Private laws are enforced by courts. Since the ...


Todds: A Transfer On Death Dilemma? A Comprehensive Analysis Of Minnesota’S Transfer On Death Deed Statute—Minn. Stat. § 507.071, Keriann L. Riehle Nov 2015

Todds: A Transfer On Death Dilemma? A Comprehensive Analysis Of Minnesota’S Transfer On Death Deed Statute—Minn. Stat. § 507.071, Keriann L. Riehle

Journal of Law and Practice

No abstract provided.


What We Have Here Is A Failure To Compensate: The Case For A Federal Damages Remedy In Koontz "Failed Exactions", Christopher M. Kieser Nov 2015

What We Have Here Is A Failure To Compensate: The Case For A Federal Damages Remedy In Koontz "Failed Exactions", Christopher M. Kieser

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

In Nollan v. California Coastal Commission, 483 U.S. 825 (1987), and Dolan v. City of Tigard, 512 U.S. 374 (1994), the Supreme Court held that an agency could not, consistent with the Takings Clause, condition a permit on a land exaction unless the exaction bears an “essential nexus” and “rough proportionality” to the harms the government seeks to mitigate. Then, in Koontz v. St. Johns Water Management District, 133 S. Ct. 2586 (2013), the Court extended Nollan and Dolan to exactions that were never completed because the property owner refused to acquiesce to the demand. Nevertheless, the Court ...


Submission To Review Of The Retail Shop Leases Act 2994 (Qld), Tammy Johnson Nov 2015

Submission To Review Of The Retail Shop Leases Act 2994 (Qld), Tammy Johnson

Tammy Johnson

No abstract provided.


Doing A Double Take: Rail-Trail Takings Litigation In The Post-Brandt Trust Era, Danaya C. Wright Nov 2015

Doing A Double Take: Rail-Trail Takings Litigation In The Post-Brandt Trust Era, Danaya C. Wright

Danaya C. Wright

After providing a brief explanation of railroad development, railbanking, the takings cases, and the Brandt Trust decision, this Article will explore the implications of each of these three legal issues at the heart of the takings disputes. What makes the decision in Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States particularly disappointing is not that the Court came to the wrong conclusion in its interpretation of the railroad’s interest in federally granted railroad rights of way (“FGROWs”) granted pursuant to the 1875 General Railroad Right of Way Act, but that its wrong interpretation adds all of the 1875 Act ...


Reliance Interests And Takings Liability For Rail-Trail Conversions: Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust V. United States, Danaya C. Wright Nov 2015

Reliance Interests And Takings Liability For Rail-Trail Conversions: Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust V. United States, Danaya C. Wright

Danaya C. Wright

On October 1, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in a relatively obscure case,Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States. On its face, the case involves an interpretation of the property rights created by the General Railroad Right of Way Act of 1875, which gave to any railroad, chartered by a state or territory, "[t]he right of way [200 feet wide] through the public lands of the United States." The 1875 Act was passed after a brief hiatus in congressional support for railroads following the era of lavish land grants between 1862 and 1871, in ...


Euclid Lives: The Survival Of Progressive Jurisprudence, Charles M. Haara, Michael Allan Wolf Nov 2015

Euclid Lives: The Survival Of Progressive Jurisprudence, Charles M. Haara, Michael Allan Wolf

Michael A Wolf

The Supreme Court's expanded use of regulatory takings is making a highly controversial and confusing concept more difficult to apply and defend. The Court and commentators are invited to explore a different approach-- Progressive jurisprudence, as represented by the Court's enduring opinion in Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co . This Commentary examines the reinvigoration of the Takings Clause and, in historical and ideological terms, discusses the Progressiveness of Euclid and of the regulatory scheme the Euclid Court approved. Professors Haar and Wolf identify and explore five inquiries concerning the character of regulations affecting the use, ownership, and ...


Property: Quick Review Sum & Substance Series, Julian Juergensmeyer Nov 2015

Property: Quick Review Sum & Substance Series, Julian Juergensmeyer

Julian C. Juergensmeyer

Convenient and effective Sum and Substance audio series presents the essentials of real property law in a clear, succinct, time-saving format. Includes Quick Reference Indexing, allowing you to quickly locate all topics in the recording, and informed exam tips to maximize performance. Sections discuss, among others: study techniques, ownership, tenure, seisin, estates in land, future interests, reversion, remainders, title, powers of appointment, tenancy, marital property estates, landlord and tenant, assignment and subletting, easements, profits, licenses, land sales contracts, financing, deeds, covenants of title, estoppel by deed, recording acts, lateral and subjacent support, and public land use control.


Grounding Land Reform: Toward A Market-Compatible Approach To Land Reform, Shelley Cavalieri Nov 2015

Grounding Land Reform: Toward A Market-Compatible Approach To Land Reform, Shelley Cavalieri

St. John's Law Review

(Excerpt)

This Article begins the project of constructing a unified account of land reform. This model consists of two central aspects. First, it articulates a set of goals, both practical and expressive, that redistributive land reform efforts can forward. Second, it offers a pragmatic theory of land reform, one that simultaneously achieves the progressive, poverty-eradication goals of land reform proponents and satisfies neoliberal demand for stable land markets. In this regard, the project offers a fresh way of thinking of the intractable conflict in land reform policy: how to redistribute land without destabilizing the nation. In addressing this problem, the ...


Bitproperty, Joshua A.T. Fairfield Nov 2015

Bitproperty, Joshua A.T. Fairfield

Joshua A.T. Fairfield

Property is the law of lists and ledgers. County land records, stock certificate entries, mortgage registries, UCC filings on personal property, United States Copyright and Patent registries of interests in intellectual property, bank accounts, domain name systems, and consumers’ Kindle eBook collections in the cloud — all are merely entries in a list, determining who owns what.Each such list has suffered under a traditional limitation. To prevent falsification or duplication, a single entity must maintain the list, and users must trust (and pay) that entity. As a result, transactions must proceed at significant expense and delay. Yet zero or near-zero ...


Growth Under The Shadow Of Expropriation? The Economic Impacts Of Eminent Domain, Daniel L. Chen, Susan Yeh Nov 2015

Growth Under The Shadow Of Expropriation? The Economic Impacts Of Eminent Domain, Daniel L. Chen, Susan Yeh

Susan Yeh

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His, Hers, Or Theirs?, Roger Bernhardt, Christine Tour­-Sarkissian Nov 2015

His, Hers, Or Theirs?, Roger Bernhardt, Christine Tour­-Sarkissian

Publications

Marriage of Brandes (2015) 239 CA4th 1461 is not technically a real estate case because the major asset fought over in that dissolution action was an investment advisory business that the husband had founded before marriage, but which had grown enormously during the marriage. Because investment advising is not a real estate activity, Brandes has been omitted from traditional coverage in this Reporter. (It was reported in CEB’s Estate Planning and California Probate Reporter; see 37 CEB Est Plan Rep 69 (Oct. 2015).) But since the opinion has so much to say to lawyers about community and separate property ...


Dealing With Dirty Deeds: Matching Nemo Dat Preferences With Property Law Pragmatism, Donald J. Kochan Oct 2015

Dealing With Dirty Deeds: Matching Nemo Dat Preferences With Property Law Pragmatism, Donald J. Kochan

Donald J. Kochan

An organizing principle of the rule of law based on individualism and order is expressed by the Latin maxim nemo dat quod non habet – roughly translated to mean that one can only give what they have or one can only transfer what they own.  Yet when title disputes arise between two or more purchasers, we have accepted pragmatically that exceptions must be made to nemo dat and that, at times, we may have to, in essence, validate fraud and other dirty deeds.  The Article outlines the basic place of the nemo dat principle in our system of law, introduces the ...


Social Justice In The Surrogate's Courts, Margaret Valentine Turano Oct 2015

Social Justice In The Surrogate's Courts, Margaret Valentine Turano

Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development

(Excerpt)

When the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development put out a call to the St. John's faculty for papers for this symposium, I knew I wanted to participate. How interesting, I thought, to view our respective disciplines through the lens of racial, social and economic justice. My area of expertise is Trusts & Estates, and at first blush the link between Trusts & Estates and social justice may seem attenuated, but the Surrogate's Courts are always abuzz with fiduciary issues, where one person is entrusted to safeguard another's interests, and in that context issues of social justice ...


Decoupling The Law Of Will-Execution, Mark Glover Oct 2015

Decoupling The Law Of Will-Execution, Mark Glover

St. John's Law Review

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This Article proceeds in four parts. Part I explains the context of reform, including the traditional law of will-execution, the criticism of strict compliance, and the reform movement. Next, by explaining the purpose of testamentary formality, Part II serves as the foundation for decoupling the analysis of will formalities from the analysis of strict compliance. Part III completes the process of decoupling the law of will-execution by examining the purpose of strict compliance. Finally, Part IV explores the implications that the recognition of the independent purposes of will formalities and strict compliance has for the law of wills. Specifically ...


North Carolina's Reincarnated Joint Tenancy: Oh Intent, Where Art Thou, Daniel R. Tilly, Patrick K. Hetrick Oct 2015

North Carolina's Reincarnated Joint Tenancy: Oh Intent, Where Art Thou, Daniel R. Tilly, Patrick K. Hetrick

Patrick K. Hetrick

A mother, her daughter, and her son-in-law received title to a North Carolina home as joint tenants with right of survivorship. Little did the mother know that she was almost instantly destroying the newborn joint tenancy when, in order to finance the purchase price, she alone executed a mortgage note and deed of trust at the closing. When she died several years later with that mortgage loan in default, a legal dispute arose centered on whether "severance" of the joint tenancy had occurred. Following traditional joint tenancy law theory, the Court of Appeals decided somewhat reluctantly that the joint tenancy ...


North Carolina's Reincarnated Joint Tenancy: Oh Intent, Where Art Thou, Daniel R. Tilly, Patrick K. Hetrick Oct 2015

North Carolina's Reincarnated Joint Tenancy: Oh Intent, Where Art Thou, Daniel R. Tilly, Patrick K. Hetrick

Daniel R. Tilly

A mother, her daughter, and her son-in-law received title to a North Carolina home as joint tenants with right of survivorship. Little did the mother know that she was almost instantly destroying the newborn joint tenancy when, in order to finance the purchase price, she alone executed a mortgage note and deed of trust at the closing. When she died several years later with that mortgage loan in default, a legal dispute arose centered on whether "severance" of the joint tenancy had occurred. Following traditional joint tenancy law theory, the Court of Appeals decided somewhat reluctantly that the joint tenancy ...


Section 1983 Litigation: Supreme Court Review, Erwin Chemerinsky, Martin A. Schwartz Oct 2015

Section 1983 Litigation: Supreme Court Review, Erwin Chemerinsky, Martin A. Schwartz

Martin A. Schwartz

No abstract provided.


In Search Of Women’S Equal Right To Property In India - Recent Judicial Developments, Archana Mishra Oct 2015

In Search Of Women’S Equal Right To Property In India - Recent Judicial Developments, Archana Mishra

Archana Mishra

Women’s economic status influenced by her ownership and control over immovable property is hardly reflected in Indian society even after India having achieved independence more than half a century before. Effective rights to women in property cannot spring from closed and restrictive mindset of the legislature. The recent decisions of Supreme Court of India and various High Courts expanding the scope of much denied property rights to women in India encapsulate the essence and spirit of the Constitution. Some of the recent striking developments in the field of allowing property rights to women e.g., right of tribal women ...


Building Codes To Minimize Cover Collapses In Sinkhole-Prone Areas, George Veni, Connie Campbell Brashear, Andrew Glasbrenner Oct 2015

Building Codes To Minimize Cover Collapses In Sinkhole-Prone Areas, George Veni, Connie Campbell Brashear, Andrew Glasbrenner

Sinkhole Conference 2015

Cover- collapse sinkholes are forming with increasing frequency under buildings. Analyses of sinkhole distribution in Beacon Woods, Florida, preliminarily indicate their occurrence is an order of magnitude greater in urban versus undeveloped areas, suggesting the structures themselves are enhancing the collapse process. The most likely causes are induced recharge via at least one of two sources. First, runoff and drainage from roads, structures, and impoundments that is not adequately dispersed will promote sinkhole development. Second, leaking water, sewer, and septic systems beneath or adjacent to a structure will also promote collapse. The process of cover-collapse from induced recharge is well ...