Charles Wilkinson

Robert Fischman recently posted “Wringing Shock from the Arid Panorama of Laws”. The abstract: Charles Wilkinson Charles Wilkinson’s estimable contribution to public land regulation scholarship is extensively cited nevertheless solely partly understood. From the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s he upended the sphere by elevating the diffuse public curiosity, displacing creation …

Further forest laws

Following yesterday's put up on medieval forest laws, at current's is on the alternative article from that William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal explicit drawback, Sarah Harlan-Haughey's "Forest Regulation By the Attempting Glass: Distortions of the Forest Structure throughout the Outlaw Fiction of Late Medieval England". A mode (footnotes omitted): The …

Oil, rivals, and Martians

The Public Space Evaluation currently posted (courtesy of archive.org) an attention-grabbing and entertaining animated fast from 1956 by the American Petroleum Institute, entitled “Trip spot Earth”. As a result of the Evaluation explains: Produced on the highest of the Chilly Battle, and made on the behest of the American Petroleum Institute (nonetheless crucial …

Water regulation in Star Chamber

‘A plotte of the landes about Ashebourne’, Derbyshire. 1556–1557 (Folger Shakespeare Library) One subject of English water-law historic previous is the dearth of reported water circumstances predating the nineteenth century. Fortunately youthful historians are doing good work in digging up archival documentation of water litigation. We heard a few years …

Approved change and geography of the Good Lakes-St. Lawrence system

The Canadian Geographer these days printed Jamie Benidickson’s “From boundary waters to watersheds: Approved change and the geography of the Good Lakes-St. Lawrence system” (resulting from Canadian Approved Historic previous weblog for noting it). The abstract: It is acceptable to acknowledge an evolving approved and institutional perspective on the Good Lakes-St. Lawrence …

Social justice and the historic enchancment of water rights

Jill Robbie blogged this week on the School of Glasgow School of Laws's weblog, exploring connections between her work on the historic previous of Scottish water laws (see her Private Water Rights, 2015) and my very personal on the historic previous of the appropriation doctrine throughout the western US. Jill …

Digital Library VII: The Authorized pointers Referring to Salmon Fisheries in Good Britain (1866)

This week’s addition to the digital library of historic environmental regulation is Thomas Baker’s The Authorized pointers Referring to Salmon Fisheries in Good Britain, printed in London by Horace Cox in 1866. Baker, the title net web page tells us, was a barrister of the Inside Temple and the Salmon Fisheries …

Environmental originalism

Over at Licensed Planet Dan Farber not too way back blogged on “The Actuality About Environmental Originalism”. Farber writes: Scott Pruitt has taken to talking about environmental originalism – going once more to the distinctive intent of our environmental authorized pointers. Nonetheless he’s obtained the distinctive intent totally backwards. The …