Archive for Vol. 1, No. 2 (Spring 2011)

Over the Line: Homeland Security’s Unconstitutional Authority to Waive All Legal Requirements for the Purpose of Building Border Infrastructure

In April 2008, then-Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Michael Chertoff waived thirty-six federal and state laws across approximately 470 miles of the southern borderlands of the United States, an area spanning across all four border states, in order “to ensure the expeditious construction” of border barriers and roads.

The Forgotten Sector: Arizona Water Law and the Environment

Arizona is renowned for its geographic diversity and natural environment. Yet, the water needs of the environment have often been overlooked as the demands for water of the state’s population and economy have grown. This Paper examines the extent to which environmental water needs are—or are not—recognized in Arizona water law.