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Staff Note: CAFOs And Contamination: Regulating Groundwater Pollution From Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Under The Clean Water Act

04.08.2015  |  Comments Off

Irene Schwieger Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) represent a growing trend in global agriculture.[1] Despite their increasing prevalence, regulating CAFOs’ environmental impacts remains problematic: not all industrial animal farms are required to obtain waste ... Continue Reading »

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Staff Note: Equitable Tolling Under The Hague Convention: An In Depth Look at Lozano v. Montoya Alvarez

04.08.2015  |  Comments Off

Katherine Dressel Lucia Montoya Alvarez and Manuel Jose Lozano met and fell in love in the city of London.[1] In October 2005, they gave birth to a daughter, around whom this case revolves.[2] Lozano ... Continue Reading »

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Staff Note: Beach Closed: A Summary And Analysis Of Legal Actions To Restore Public Access To Martins Beach

04.08.2015  |  Comments Off

Katie Michel In 2008, venture capitalist and Silicon Valley luminary Vinod Khosla acquired a coastal property in San Mateo County, California for $32.5 million.[1] The property included a stretch of coastline known as Martins ... Continue Reading »

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Staff Note: Jumping Ship On Cargo Preference: Promoting Local Procurement Through Private Sector Organizations As A Long-Term Solution To Global Food Insecurity

04.08.2015  |  Comments Off

Melissa Shapiro Global food insecurity is an international crisis, persisting despite continued efforts to find a long-term solution. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), “food security exists when all people, ... Continue Reading »

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Staff Note: The Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA): Improvements For More Sustainable State Management Programs Using Massachusetts as a Case Study

04.08.2015  |  Comments Off

Alexandra Van Baars The Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) of 1972 was designed as a means for states to achieve “the effective management, beneficial use, protection, and development of the coastal zone.”[1] Although the ... Continue Reading »

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Staff Note: New Jersey Taxpayers: Funding a Feud the Legislature Could Have Fixed in ‘86

04.08.2015  |  Comments Off

Michael Marotta My Note begins with the story of Bergen County police officers Saheed Baksh and Jeffery Roberts. On August 12, 2010, Officer Baksh was in vehicular pursuit of a burglary suspect.[1] After passing ... Continue Reading »

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Staff Note: Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife—Can Environmental Litigants Regain Ground to Stand on Using the “Ecosystem Nexus” Test for Causation, Redressibility?

03.29.2015  |  Comments Off

Sophie Guilfoyle Pressing environmental issues such as climate change, loss of habitat and biodiversity, overpopulation, and resource shortage involve complex adaptive systems that adhere to ecological principles.[1] While ecological observation has historically been limited ... Continue Reading »

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Staff Note: Posse Comitatus—Positively Cohabitate

03.29.2015  |  Comments Off

Jared Kelly Acts of police violence are common in today’s news. Police officers are no strangers to using violence to achieve their means.[1] In recent years, excessive police force has occurred in tandem with ... Continue Reading »

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Staff Note: Guardians of the Nation—A Return to the Framers’ Intent for Freedom of the Press in a World of Citizen Journalism and Police Intimidation

03.29.2015  |  Comments Off

Ivy Garlow This student Note questions whether citizens have a First Amendment right to record police in their official capacities. This Note asserts that citizen whistleblowing increases accountability because, when police action goes unchecked, ... Continue Reading »

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Staff Note: Schedule I—Congress’s Bad Trip Gone Too Far

03.29.2015  |  Comments Off

Noura Eltabbakh Thesis Individuals suffering from treatment resistant mood disorders deserve to have safe and immediate access to any unconventional method of treatment that produces significant results. The health and wellbeing of its citizens is a ... Continue Reading »