The Appalachian Trail to the Supreme Court

The Appalachian Trail to the Supreme Court

On June 15, 2020 the Supreme Court held that traditional property law and statutory language combine to make the Appalachian Trail, maintained by the National Park Service,  a Congressionally granted right to use Forest Service land—removing a major obstacle to the...
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...
Employee Spotlight: Cindy Lopez

Employee Spotlight: Cindy Lopez

Cindy Lopez is one of our law clerks for the Spring 2019 semester, and she is from Vineland, New Jersey. Cindy graduated from the University of Maryland in May 2016. She majored in Criminology and Criminal Justice and minored in Public Leadership. Cindy is currently a...

Streamlining NEPA Review Process

Efforts are underway to streamline the notoriously costly and time-consuming environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act. On average it takes 4.5 years to complete an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) required under the NEPA, not...