Reuse and Furniture Recycling

By The Green Team for GreenTeamBlog.org. This blog is about “reuse”, the important “middle R” from the dictum Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Reusing improves the bottom line as well as saves resources, for a win on both counts! In environmental terms, reuse or repurpose refers to extending the life of an object by using it again, […]

Tracking EDR Progress: Looking to the Past to Guide the Future

By Micah Fisher and Tina Sablan for EDRblog.org. Environmental challenges seem to have become more difficult and polarized over the years – climate change is a case in point, and one of many. As graduate students drawn to complex public policy dilemmas, we are convinced that multi-stakeholder collaborative processes provide distinctly viable options and a better way forward. […]

Canadian Court Holds Blanket Criminalization of Assisted Suicide Unconstitutional

By Professor Leslie Francis for healthlawprofblog. In a much-awaited decision, the Canadian Supreme Court on Friday held that Canada’s statutes criminalizing aiding suicide violated the Canadian Charter.  The decision in Carter v. Canada is being widely hailed by advocates of the legal permissibility of the practice and decried by disability advocates.  I’m writing this post to call […]

Open Discussion is the Answer

By Jim Keyes for EDRblog.org. As human beings we have the ability to form thoughts and ideas in our mind. If not expressed, these notions remain our private property indefinitely. These surreptitious concepts are a little like the unknown plant that grows somewhere in the world that holds the cure for cancer. If we never […]

Green Events in the New Building

Posted by GreenTeamBlog.org. Planning a green event isn’t just about putting out the recycling bins and lecturing people on plastic types. There are a wide variety of decisions to be made. One decision that can have a major impact on the sustainability of an event is venue; the venue is the foundation for any event. […]

The Steep Price of Executive Power Post 9/11: Reclaiming Our Past to Insure Our Future

By Jeffrey S. Brand and Amos N. Guiora for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. It is no surprise that the September 11th attacks – which killed 3000 civilians, reduced the World Trade Center to molten steel, and left a gaping hole in the Pentagon – ushered in an era of relentless pursuit of suspected terrorists, including ramped up surveillance, […]

Guiora Discusses Cyber Terrorism in the Danish Paper, Jyllands-Posten

Professor Amos Guiora discusses cyber terrorism in the Danish Paper, Jyllands-Posten on January 21, 2015 Read the complete interview in Danish » (Translation courtesy of Google) Amos Guiora is American law professor at the University of Utah. He has for 20 years been engaged in counter-terrorism. He has previously written the book “Legitimate Target” and is now […]

Making Nice Isn’t for Everyone

By Lucy Moore for EDRblog.org. There are moments that stick with me and seem to gain significance as time goes by, as my life and work evolve. My conversation with Miguel over 25 years ago is one of those moments. As a Chicano organizer, Miguel represented Albuquerque’s South Valley in negotiations with Kirtland Air Force […]

D.D.C. rejects DOL regulations requiring minimum wage and overtime for many home health aides

By Leslie Francis for BiolawToday.org.  First posted on LawProfBlog, January 19, 2015 – In a pair of recent decisions, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has struck down Department of Labor (DOL) regulations designed to provide wage protections for home care workers.  Challenging the regulations were the Home Care Association of America […]

ACA Subsidy Challenge

By Micah Vorwaller for BiolawToday.org. ACA Subsidy Challenge – Statutory Interpretation and Agency Deference Under Chevron On November 7, 2014, the Center for Law and Bioscience published Travis Walker’s House of Cards – Statutory Interpretation and the Affordable Care Act[1], which provided a clear analysis of the federal circuit split regarding challenges to the ACA via […]