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California Environmental Law and Policy Update

Environmental and Policy Focus - DWR must acquire properties before testing tunnel for diversion of water to Southern California - CourtHouse News - Mar 17: A California appellate court ruled last week that, before...more

Opposition to Genetically Engineered Crops Goes Local: Municipal Laws Seek to Ban GMOs

A recent effort by two Los Angeles city councilmen to ban the sale and cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) signals an emerging trend in the attack against crop biotechnology. Municipalities in a number of...more

Hydraulic Fracking and the Battle Over Beneficial Water Use in California: The Next Phase of Fracking Litigation in California

The competition between agriculture, energy, domestic and environmental interests for water in California is fierce and is about to become more contentious. In a “wet year,” the demand for water from these interests may...more

Environmental Law Alert - June 2013: Environmental Cases Decided by the Supreme Court During its Recent Term

Although the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding the Voting Rights Act, affirmative action, and gay marriage earned most of the attention during the 2012-2013 term, a number of significant decisions with regard to...more

Cases Seek "Legal Personhood" for Animals

Published on the National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education (CLE) website as an installment in Michael Kaiser's Animal-Law blog. http://cleblog.nbi-sems.com/2012/07/legal-personhood-for-animals/ ...more

Casitas Municipal Water District v. United States

Amicus brief

Pacific Legal Foundation filed an amicus brief in the Casitas takings case, involving a municipal water district's water supply and public demand for water under the federal Endangered Species Act. PLF's brief argues that...more

Sacramento Grazing Ass'n, Inc. v. United States

Decision on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment

A federal judge in the U.S.Court of Federal Claims has denied the Government's motion for summary judgment on the question of whether the U.S. Forest Service has taken a rancher's water rights for its cattle on the...more

The Estate of Wayne Hage v. United States

Final Judgment Award

Former chief judge Loren Smith of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims entered final judgment in a water rights takings case. The award brought closure to a 17 year-long lawsuit ending in favor of a ranching family: “The court...more

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