Methods of forest law-making
US states have a variety of tools for affecting forestry management by private owners, falling into the categories of direct regulation, incentives and disincentives, and encouraging voluntary measures. Direct regulation and incentives are the most common, with more recent regulations expanding beyond reforestation to contemplate other environmental protections. Tax incentives are popular, but disincentives remain underused. Future emphasis will lie on recreational and aesthetic uses, and nonregulatory means.
Publication Name: Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review
Making Washington Work
The vast machinery that is commonly known as the federal government must be understood in order to make Washington work. Twelve 'working' principles are identified. For example, 'perception is reality to the government' indicates how important is it to convey the right image. Sadly, too many politicians think first of their survival and lastly of national survival. The two imported forces of national priority are government and business. How these elements interrelate affect everyone.
Publication Name: Directors & Boards
The open door: will the right to die survive Washington v. Glucksberg and Vacco v. Quill?
The Supreme Court's Glucksberg and Quill opinions paved the way for an 'open door' as regards the issue of physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia. Individuals accused of engaging in the practice can simply petition the courts to evaluate their individual circumstances for proof that the State's legitimate interests in a blanket prohibition do not apply to themselves personally. The Court's seeming ambivalence inevitably allows each individual state to judge at their own discretion.
Publication Name: In the Public Interest
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