Rubio – Spring 2023

The Impact of “Schedule F” on Environmental and Administrative Governance Arian Rubio In The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis notes: The United States government might be the most complicated organization on the face of the earth. Its two million federal employees take orders from four thousand political employees. Dysfunction is baked into the structure of the… Continue reading Rubio – Spring 2023

Podugu – Spring 2023

The Supreme Court Case that Threatens to Upend U.S. Labor Law Priyanka Podugu Within the next few months, the Supreme Court will release its decision for Glacier Northwest v. Int’l Brotherhood of Teamsters, a case that has held the attention of union activists and corporate leaders, alike. The case reached the Supreme Court in the… Continue reading Podugu – Spring 2023

McMurray – Spring 2023

Opening the Floodgates: Axon Enterprises, Inc. v. FTC and the Weakening of Public Power Keenen McMurray In November of 2022, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a pair of consolidated cases including Axon Enterprise, Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission[1] and Securities and Exchange Commission v. Cochran.[2] These cases concern whether challenges to the adjudication… Continue reading McMurray – Spring 2023

Mastrian – Spring 2023

What’s Going on With Wetlands? The Supreme Court Takes Another Dive into the “Waters of the US” Sarah Mastrian Social media was once inundated with the question “is water wet?” But are wet(lands) water? The Supreme Court has been asked to determine this very question and the justices will once again attempt to define the… Continue reading Mastrian – Spring 2023

Ross – Spring 2023

The Hexavalent Chromium Spill That Never Happened: Without Disasters, Where Does Environmental Litigation Come From? Kathleen Ross On July 29, 2022, Tribar Manufacturing, an auto supply manufacturer, improperly released 10,000 gallons of toxicant-containing discharge into the sewer system of Wixom, Michigan.[1] The release overwhelmed the Wixom wastewater treatment plant and entered Norton Creek, a tributary… Continue reading Ross – Spring 2023

Jansen – Spring 2023

E.E.O.C. Targets Artificial Intelligence: Is It Enough? Ryan Jansen INTRODUCTION Between sentient search engines and growing fears of academic dishonesty, artificial intelligence (“A.I.”) has been facing growing criticism.[1] In the employment context, A.I. use is already widespread: experts estimate that 79 percent of employers use A.I. in their hiring processes.[2] Despite mounting evidence that A.I.… Continue reading Jansen – Spring 2023

Hellum – Spring 2023

Creative Municipal Approaches to Lead Pipe Removal: A Pittsburgh Case Study Noah Hellum I. DOMINION v. PWSA AND THE PITTSBURGH LEAD CRISIS Lead pipes pose a serious threat to the public health of communities across the American Rust Belt. Early exposure to lead particles, even in small doses, can cause children to have serious cognitive… Continue reading Hellum – Spring 2023

Gordner- Spring 2023

Polluter Pays Principle Jillian Gordner The Polluter Pays Principle is a commonsense regulatory approach to managing the costs of pollution. The idea is that the industries that produce and profit from pollution should be responsible for the cost of cleaning it up.[1] Throughout the world, polluter pays policies have become an effective way of curbing… Continue reading Gordner- Spring 2023

Benham – Spring 2023

The Oil Lease Under the Flower Moon[1] Anna Benham What is, one might say, the tenuous link between a child custody case, bitterly fought, pending in the U.S. Supreme Court, and the regulatory and environmental threat to 56 million acres of Indian land under wherein bubbles vast and truly eye-watering reserves of liquid wealth? The… Continue reading Benham – Spring 2023

Avella – Spring 2023

The Social Cost of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Camille Avella In 2021, the largest expert survey to date on the economics of climate change revealed an overwhelming consensus that the costs of inaction are higher than the costs of action, and that immediate, aggressive emissions reductions are economically desirable.[1] The survey revealed that economic damages from… Continue reading Avella – Spring 2023