Happy Solstice

Happy Summer!  The solstice occurred on Wednesday at 4 pm PDT.  And this week has brought some crazy weather throughout the country.  Heat waves in the Northeast, and record breaking weather, at the start of Hurricane season. In addition, several environmental groups (including my…

SCOTUS decisions today

  The Supreme Court issued a handful of decisions today.  Though it hasn’t yet announced the decision regarding health care.  Two fall into the realm of Indian law.   From SCOTUSblog:   “Justice Kagan announced the first opinion of the morning, in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians…

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…

In the news today

Being from New England, and having worked on fishery management at Oceana, this article was really interesting. Eco-system based management for cod, that looks at restoration of rivers. More news on the Los Angeles water fight An article on the lawsuit recently filed by…

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…

What I’m reading

There has been a lot of interesting news lately.  Here are a few things I’ve been reading: Environmental: Will California Regulate Fracking? Judge Rules Morgantown Fracking Ban Invalid Mark Ruffalo Speaks Our for Tar Sands Action College Sports: Time for Colleges to Add Education…

What I’ve been reading this week

It’s been a while since I posted. I’ve been enjoying summer, though it has turned rainy here in Oregon. Here are a few articles that I’d like to share. Am I an Activist for Caring About My Grandchildren’s Future? I Guess I Am –…

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…