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David Cassuto (x-posted at Animal Blawg) Agricultural animals are not covered by the federal Animal Welfare Act.  Many states also exclude them from their anti-cruelty laws.  As a result, they have virtually no legal protections at all and spend their short lives in horrific misery before being turned into salable flesh (or, in the case […]

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David Cassuto The title of this post is also the title of my forthcoming essay in Law, Culture & the Humanities (a special issue on Law & Food).  Get it here. Here’s the abstract: Law and food are distinct concepts, though the discipline (Law and Food) implies a relationship worthy of study.  The conjunction (“and”) creates meaning.  However, […]

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Patrick Brosnan is a Pace Law 3L who took the UN Diplomacy Practicum course this spring and was asked by the UN Mission to Grenada to represent their views at Rio+20.  His brief note: Made it safe and sound and jumped right into the action. On the bus ride here, I was chatting with Hasna […]

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U.S. v. Stevens Revisited

David Cassuto From the Shameless Self Promotion Desk …  The most recent issue of the Journal of Animal Ethics has a piece by me offering some thoughts about U.S. v. Stevens (the crush video/animal fighting, 1st Amendment Case).  It’s titled: “United States v. Stevens: Win, Loss or Draw for Animals?”  You can download it here.  The abstract follows below […]

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David Cassuto This Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at 4 pm in the Moot Court Room at Pace Law School in White Plains, Steve Wise will speak on : “The Nonhuman Rights Project’s Struggle for Nonhuman Personhood.” Reception to follow. If you haven’t heard Steve speak, you should.  If you have heard him, you know you should again. A […]

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by Daniel E. Estrin Supervising Attorney, Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, Inc. Adjunct Professor of Law, Pace Law School The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit last month issued two well-reasoned and important opinions regarding the enforcement and application of federal environmental statutes. First, on October 3, 2011, the court considered federal court abstention […]

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David Cassuto BAILE (the Brazil-American Institute for Law & Environment) has been focusing on transboundary groundwater of late.  Prof. Romulo Sampaio and I attended a UNESCO/ISARM conference on the subject in Paris last December, where we presented a paper on the Guarani Aquifer.  We have since turned that paper into an article which has just […]

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by Richard Ottinger From April 3-5, 2011 Shakeel Kazmi and I represented Pace and IUCN at the final Preparatory Commission Meeting and the Inaugural Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which took place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  We also had an hour-long meeting with IRENA’s newly elected Director General, Adnan Amin […]

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David Cassuto From the Shameless Self-Promotion Desk: My latest article on the water law regimes of Brazil and the U.S. and their respective readiness to cope with climate change is available here. Water Law in the United States and Brazil – Climate Change & Two Approaches to Emerging Water Poverty, which appears in the William […]

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David Cassuto Between Kathleen and me, we’ve taken up a lot of blawgwidth over at the Animal Blawg on the battle to delist the gray wolf in the Northern Rockies and the ultimately successful attempt to make the delisting a part of the budget agreement.  Yet, there’s so much more to be said.  Here’s my […]

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