Energy & Utilities Law

Hari M. Osofsky, Multidimensional Governance and the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

63 Fla. L. Rev. 1077 (2011)| | | ARTICLE :: This Article explores the governance challenges posed by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and proposes strategies for developing more inclusive, responsive institutions to help meet them. It begins by analyzing the incident through five core dimensions-vertical, horizontal, direction of hierarchy, cooperativeness, and public- private-to […]

R. Benjamin Lingle, Post-Kelo Eminent Domain Reform: A Double-Edged Sword for Historic Preservation

63 Fla. L. Rev. 985 (2011)|  | | NOTE :: The preservation of historic structures provides communities across the nation with both a source of pride in our national history and a window through which to view that history. Governments’ powers of eminent domain have long served as a tool for historic preservation; however, eminent domain […]

Dale E. Ho, Silent at Sentencing: Waiver Doctrine and a Capital Defendant's Right to Present Migitating Evidence After Schriro v. Landrigan

62 Fla. L. Rev. 763 (2010) | | | | CASE COMMENT ::The consideration of mitigating evidence-evidence that weighs against the imposition of the death penalty in a capital defendant’s individual case-has been deemed a “constitutionally indispensable” feature of a valid capital sentencing scheme. And yet, Jeffrey Landrigan, like many capital defendants, was sentenced to […]

Jeff Fabian, Don't Tase Me Bro!: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Laws Governing Taser Use by Law Enforcement

62 Fla. L. Rev. 763 (2010) | | | | INTRODUCTION ::Financially destitute and homeless, a man began to sob after receiving a speeding ticket. When the man refused to sign the ticket, the ticketing officer arrested the man. The officer placed the man in handcuffs and began leading him to the patrol car. As […]

Christine A. Klein, Mary Jane Angelo, & Richard Hamann, Modernizing Water Law: The Example of Florida

61 Fla. L. Rev. 403 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the Earth, with its diverse and abundant life forms, including over six billion humans, is facing a serious water crisis. All the signs suggest that it is getting worse and will continue to do so, unless […]