Across two Parts, Liam McMillin asks how our interaction with and understanding of nature and the natural world informs our basic legal understanding of nature. Using the Constitution as our guide, McMillin examines the difference between granting “rights” to nature, and limiting our own uses, and the internal and external consequences of both.
Caroline Hardig discusses the East Palestine train derailment. She explains what happened, lawsuits filed following the derailment, and how East Palestine residents have been affected.
This article by Thomas Kemmet explains Ohio’s recent energy utility legislation in Senate Bill 52 and House Bill 201 and discusses the legislation's impact on Ohio’s ability to combat climate change, and more specifically, Ohio’s ability to adopt Clean Energy Resources.
Associate Member Chris Colloton explores the growing demand for environmentally friendly clothing and what legal steps retailers must consider before labeling their products as “sustainable.”
In this article, Thomas Kemmet analyzes the current standing doctrine in the United States and its impact on the environment and compares how other nations grant personhood to natural entities for environmental protection.
Blog Editor Caleigh Harris explores the impacts of the fast fashion industry on the environment and on international labor markets.
"Dungeness"by nigelphoto2011 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 William Malson, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review Disclaimer: the author is employed by a group seeking to hold a referendum on H.B. 6. Background In 1966, the Atomic Energy Commission discontinued operations of the Piqua Nuclear Power Facility just outside the southern city limits of Piqua,... Continue Reading →
Author: Maxel Moreland, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) makes it unlawful to “take” protected migratory birds. However, using two methods of statutory interpretation, a circuit split has developed over different definitions of “take” under the MBTA. The first, narrower interpretation from the Fifth Circuit must involve the... Continue Reading →