Battle over the EPA
Professor Dan Selmi, who is visiting at Columbia Law School's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, has written a widely-cited essay questioning whether states should "just say no" to the EPA's new rules on power plant emissions. He explains that by opting out, states risk incurring "significant disadvantages" because by doing so they will effectively "cede control over environmental regulation of energy production in that state to a federal agency in Washington," with high potential costs to ratepayers. The New Republic and Bloomberg have both quoted Selmi's essay as a rebuttal to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Federalist Society's position on the matter.
More new scholarship...
Brietta Clark, Getting People to Make The Right Choice Under the ACA, 17 J. Health Care L. & Pol. 3 (2014); Simona Grossi, The Claim-Centered Approach to Arising-Under Jurisdiction: A Brief Rejoinder to Professor Mulligan, 89 Washington L. Rev. 487 (2014); Justin Hughes, Cognitive and Aesthetic Functionality in Trademark Law, 36 Cardozo L. Rev. (2015); Kathleen Kim, Beyond Coercion, 62 UCLA L. Rev. (2015); Kevin Lapp, As Though They Were Not Children: DNA Collection from Juveniles, 89 Tulane L. Rev. 435 (2014); Kevin Lapp, Compulsory DNA Collection and a Juvenile's Best Interests, 14 U. Md. L.J. Race, Rel., Gen. & Class 50 (2014); Jessica Levinson, Taking the Initiative: How to Save Direct Democracy, 18 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. (2015)...
Justin Levitt, The Partisanship Spectrum, 55 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1787 (2014); Eric Miller, Police Encounters with Race and Gender, 5 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. (2015); Eric Miller, Community Control of Police Discretion, 58 Howard L.J. (2015); Yxta Murray, Inflammatory Statehood, 30 Harvard J. on Racial & Ethnic Just. 227 (2014); Alexandra Natapoff, Misdemeanor Decriminalization, 68 Vanderbilt L. Rev. (2015); Alexandra Natapoff, Gideon’s Servants and the Criminalization of Poverty, 11 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. (2015); Alexandra Natapoff, Misdemeanors, 11 Ann. Rev. L. & Soc. Sci. (2015); Priscilla Ocen, (E)racing Childhood: Examining the Racialized Construction of “Childhood” and “Innocence” in the Treatment of Sexually Exploited Minors, 62 UCLA L. Rev. (2015)...
...and still more
Elizabeth Pollman, Team Production Theory and Private Company Boards, 38 Seattle U. L. Rev. 619 (2015); Katherine Pratt, The Limits of Anti-Obesity Public Health Paternalism: Another View, 46 Connecticut L. Rev. 1903 (2014); Georgene Vairo, Is the Class Action Really Dead? Is that Good or Bad for Class Members? 64 Emory L. J. 477 (2014); Kimberly West-Faulcon, Liberty to Subordinate?, 99 Iowa L. Rev. Bull. 153 (2014) ; Lauren Willis, Performance-Based Consumer Law, 82 Univ. of Chicago L. Rev. (2015); Adam Zimmerman, Aggregate Litigation Goes Private, 63 Emory L.J. 1317 (2014)
Critical work on the plight of Black girls
Professor Priscilla Ocen co-authored this important new report with Professors Kimberle Crenshaw and Jyoti Nanda, both at UCLA. The report--Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected--"examines the various ways that women and girls of color are channeled onto pathways that lead to underachievement and criminalization." The report reveals that Black girls are disproportionately disciplined in school for expressing themselvses, that darker-skinned girls are disciplined more often, and that girls of color are more likely to suffer from sexual harassment.
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