November 26, 2012
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Roderick Walston of Best Best & Krieger says that municipal stormwater systems should not be held to the same lofty standards as other dischargers under the Clean Water Act because municipalities do not have ample control over the release of pollutants into passing ...[read more]
May 2, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On May 2, 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled in the case of Montana v. Wyoming, finding for the state of Wyoming with a vote of 7-1 in a case that involved the states' relative water rights over the Tongue and Powder rivers. Montana claimed Wyoming violated the Yellowstone River Compact, which ...[read more]
December 28, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
JURIST Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz & Associates says that the devastation seen in the Philippines following Typhoon Sendong highlights the need to delineate the responsibilities of the legislative and judicial branches of government in protecting and enforcing socioeconomic rights for those ...[read more]
May 25, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The Brazil House of Deputies passed reforms to the the country's forest code Tuesday that ease restrictions on deforestation and provide amnesty for prior deforestation violations. The amended code would allow small farmers to cut down trees on hilltops and along rivers, two areas that were ...[read more]
May 2, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled 7-1 in Montana v. Wyoming for Wyoming in a dispute with Montana over water rights to the Tongue and Powder rivers. Montana claimed that Wyoming violated the Yellowstone River Compact, which allocates water rights to the two Yellowstone River tributaries, by ...[read more]
October 2, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On October 2, 2008, nine US states and the Canadian province of Manitoba sued the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging that an agency regulation allows the discharge of polluted water in violation of the Clean Water Act. ...[read more]
May 14, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon on Thursday introduced legislation to strengthen prohibitions on bulk removal of Canada's fresh water outside the country. The Transboundary Waters Protection Act would strengthen existing regulations by giving rivers and streams that cross ...[read more]
December 5, 2009
by Zach Zagger
A retired Guatemalan colonel has been sentenced to 53 years in prison for his role in the disappearance of eight indigenous Guatemalans during the 36-year Guatemalan civil war. A three-judge court Thursday found Col. Marco Antonio Sanchez and three of his subordinates, Jose Domingo Rios, Gabriel ...[read more]
September 22, 2009
by Matt Glenn
The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed suit Monday on behalf of two groups protesting this week's Group of 20 (G-20) Summit in Pittsburgh, alleging that police have violated their Constitutional rights. Seeds of Peace ...[read more]
October 20, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
The US Supreme Court on Monday appointed a special master to investigate and oversee a water rights case brought by Montana against Wyoming and North Dakota. Montana officials argued in February 2007 filings that Wyoming officials breached the 1950 Yellowstone River Compact by failing to keep ...[read more]

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