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Marzulla Law Intern Spotlight: Marie Brazeau

Marzulla Law Intern Spotlight: Marie Brazeau

Marie Brazeau is from Holyoke, Massachusetts and is a junior at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts. Marie will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in December 2021. After graduating Marie plans on exploring graduate...

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God, Justice, and the Just Compensation Clause

God, Justice, and the Just Compensation Clause

In 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck Houston with an Old Testament vengeance, and many homes and properties in Harris County, Texas were destroyed by flooding.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had erected two dams to mitigate downstream flooding, but in the wake of the...

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Taking Control of Mississippi River Flows

Taking Control of Mississippi River Flows

In 1954, the United States Army Corps of Engineers advised Congress of an impending economic catastrophe likely to result if the Government did not try to channel flows back into the lower Mississippi River that had been increasingly diverting into the Atchafalaya...

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Taking Down a Diseased Tree on Sagamore Hill

Taking Down a Diseased Tree on Sagamore Hill

The Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay, New York is the former home of the twenty-sixth President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. Sagamore Hill is now maintained by the National Park Service. In March 2019, Looks Great Services, Inc. put in a...

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Student Loan Debt—Pay Up

Student Loan Debt—Pay Up

Faith Nelson took out $5,000 in educational loans, one for $2,500 in 1982 and the other for $2,500 in 1985. Nelson claimed that she had paid off both loans by May 21, 1986. But the Missouri Department of Higher Education disagreed and began garnishing her state and...

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Which Way to the Ark?

Which Way to the Ark?

At 11:30 p.m. on September 13, 2013, in Larimer County, Colorado, in response to a slow-moving cold front dropping record amounts of rainfall, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation opened the flood gates of the Olympus Dam, which Reclamation controls and operates as part of...

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