environmental news

Svitlana Kravchenko was a top environmental lawyer and professor at the University of Oregon School of Law.  She is the posthumous recipient of Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy from the American Bar Association.  Read more here. New Jersey Supreme Court…

update on Nestlé

As you may remember, I have been doing some volunteer work related to the fight to stop Nestlé from coming to Oregon. Today the coalition of organizations took the next step and filed a formal protest to the challenging the Oregon Water Resources Department’s…

Prop 8 update

I’m reading through the lengthy decision of the Ninth Circuit.  I’m excited on the one hand, because I support the decision.  However, they did it on very narrow grounds – which I think it good for an appeal to the Supreme Court and not…

Prop 8 overturned!

There is so much to say, and so many great articles out there. But reading the conclusions of law in the actual opinion moved me. I was moved by what the opinion stands for. And as a lawyer, I enjoyed going through the constitutional…

an interesting article on the 10th Amendment

I came across this via feminist law professors. Answers found in the 10th Amendment by Ruthann Robson (CUNY) It makes clear that immigration is a federal matter and that marriage belongs to the state. Op-Ed in the LA Times I thought it presented very…