Nadia H. Dahab and Spencer G. Scharff* View PDF Abstract: The United States remains one of only a handful of nations that have declined to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (the “UNCLOS”). Although it has been thirty-four years since the UNCLOS was finalized, and twenty-two years since it took […]
 View PDF Moderator: Hon. Steven M. Colloton Speakers: Prof. David Schoenbrod Prof. Eric R. Claeys Matt Leggett Prof. Nicholas A. Robinson JUDGE STEVEN M. COLLOTON: Thank you for joining us for this morning’s panel. I’ve been asked to moderate. I’m Steve Colloton, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, with […]
Autumn T. Breeden View PDF Abstract Public trust and wildlife trust doctrines have historically been viewed as two separate property doctrines. The synthesis of the two would have serious repercussions for private property owners and endangered wildlife species. A misguided reading of the recent Horne decision from the United States Supreme Court threatens to do […]
Amy Cordalis* & Daniel Cordalis** View PDF Version The Colorado River is one of the most important rivers in the world. The river’s 1,400-mile journey from the Rocky Mountains to the Sea of Cortez takes on waters from seven states and from the reservations of twenty-eight Indian tribes along the way, 244,000 square miles of […]
Jason A. Robison and Lawrence J. MacDonnell – Rooted in concerns about reliance interests and expectations attached to Colorado River water in the Lower Basin, this Article considers the nuanced relationship between Arizona v. California and the Colorado River Compact as this relationship is implicated by the supply-demand imbalance.
By Lawrence J. MacDonnell. This Article recounts the background leading Arizona to seek determination of its rights to use the water of the Colorado River in the U.S. Supreme Court, the arguments of Arizona and California, the Special Master’s Report, and the Court’s decision in 1963.
by Robert Glennon and Jacob Kavkewitz — Fifty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the most important decision in the State of Arizona’s history. Arizona v. California allocated the flow of the Colorado River among the three Lower Basin states (Arizona, California, and Nevada) according to terms of the 1928 Boulder Canyon Project Act (BCPA).
By Christopher R. Brown – Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations comprise the single largest contributor to pollution entering U.S. surface waters. EPA initiated a proposed rulemaking under section 308 of the Clean Water Act that would require CAFOs to divulge certain types of critical information. This article explains the proposed rule and its potential to enforce water quality laws.
Babbitt served as Secretary of the Interior from 1993 to 2001, as Governor of Arizona from 1978 to 1987 and as Attorney General of Arizona from 1975 to 1978. As Governor Babbitt brought environmental and resource management to the forefront in Arizona, and as Secretary of the Interior he led the creation of the Pacific Northwest Forest Plan, restoration of the Florida Everglades, passage of the California Desert Protection Act, and legislation for the National Wildlife Refuge System. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
By Rhett B. Larson* Water, perhaps more than any other natural resource, has profound religious meaning: in ceremonial uses, as a spiritual symbol, and as an object of worship. The scarcity of legal scholarship regarding the nexus between religious rights and water law is therefore curious. This paper examines that nexus and its implications in […]