Professor Sagers Publishes Blog Post Discussing Supreme Court’s Opinion in North Carolina State Bd of Dental Examiners v. FTC

Chrisopher Sagers, James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law, has published a blog post on the AntitrustConnect Blog, regarding the Supreme Court’s recent opinion in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC.  Professor Sagers’ post is entitled “North Carolina Dentists is in the Hizzouse, Y’all! Woot Woot!” and it is available here.

Robertson Visits the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies in Dehradun, India and Lectures on the Regulation of Shale Oil and Gas Development in the U.S.

Heidi's Photos 2C|M|LAW’s Steven W.Percy Professor of Law,Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, presented Shale Gas Revolution:  United States Experience in Regulating Hydraulic Fracturing, to the students and faculty of the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, in Dehradun, India, on February 23, 2015.​  This lecture was presented in conjunction with Professor Robertson’s Fulbright visit to India. While visiting UPES, ​Professor Robertson also met with students in the university’s oil and gas management program and held a Q and A session regarding the Gulf Coast oil spill.

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Heidi's Photos

Professor Weinstein’s Paper Accepted for Presentation at First Annual Sustainability Conference at Arizona State University

Professor Alan Weinstein’s paper, entitled “Reporting on Sustainability Research and Implementation in Urban Planning,” has been accepted for presentation at the First Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators to be held on May 8, 2015 at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. This new conference will be an annual, national event for legal academics researching in sustainability-related areas such as:  Climate Change Law, Energy Law, Water Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, and Agricultural&  Food Law.

Professor Forte’s Essay on Self-Government for the Self-Governed Published by Kirby Center at Hillsdale College

Professor David Forte’s essay, “Self-Government for the Self-Governed: The Role of Virtue in a Democratic Republic,” has been published by the Allan P. Kirby Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship of Hillsdale College.  The essay may be accessed here.

Robertson quoted on Inside Climate News regarding the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent Beck Energy decision

On February 24, 2015, C|M|LAW’s Steven W. Percy Distinguished Professor of Law, Heidi Gorovitz Robertson,was quoted in an article, Another Bid for Local Control Over Fracking Is Thwarted, by Zahra Hirji, on Inside Climate News, a non-partisan, non-profit, Pulitzer Prize winning news organization concentrating on issues of concern to the climate, energy, and environment. The article discusses the court’s plurality decision and considers the options that may remain for local jurisdictions, including the use of traditional zoning authority.​ Hirji interviewed Robertson via Skype from India,where Robertson is completing a Fulbright grant visit.

You may read the story here.

Professor Forte Participates in Panel Discussion on The Rise of Islamic Radicalism

On Tuesday, February 16, 2015, Professor David Forte participated in a panel discussion on The Rise of Islamic Radicalism with Lt. Gen. (ret.) John R. Vines, former Commander of the Multi-National Force in Iraq, Jason Beardsley, Special Operations Advisor for Concerned Veterans for America, and Senator Ron Portman (R-Ohio), who gave a keynote address.  The event was sponsored by the Advisory Council of the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County and was held at Landerhaven in Beachwood, Ohio.​

Professor Robertson Interviewed on WCPN Regarding the Ohio Supreme Court’s Decision on Local Regulation of Drilling

Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson

Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson

C|M|LAW’s Steve W. Percy Distinguished Professor of Law, Heidi Gorovitz Robertson was interviewed by WCPN for a public radio news story, High Court Ruling Limits Local Power Over Gas Drilling, by Joanna Richards.  In the long-awaited decision (oral argument was heard in February 2014), the Ohio Supreme Court struck down five Munroe Falls, Ohio, local ordinances finding them in conflict with Ohio’s oil and gas statute, section 1509.02. Asked whether the decision favored industry or communities,“It’s a big win for industry,” said Heidi Robertson, an environmental law professor at Cleveland State University. She said Ohio isn’t the only energy-boom state seeing this power struggle. . . . . “Communities did better in New York and Pennsylvania,” Robertson said.​​

The WCPN story and Professor Robertson’s interview are available here.

Professor Plecnik Appointed Representative to Noise Abatement Council for Cuyahoga County Airport

On February 12th, Willoughby Hills City Council voted to appoint Professor John Plecnik the Council Representative on the Noise Abatement Council for the Cuyahoga County Airport.
A full description of the composition and purpose of the Noise Abatement Council is available here.

Professor Sterio Signs Book Contract With Edward Elgar Publishing

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio signed a book contract with Edwar Elgar Publishing.  Professor Sterio will write a book entitled “Secession in International Law: A New Framework.”  The anticipated publication date will be the fall of 2017.

Sundahl Publishes Article on Secured Transactions in Ancient Greece

C|M|LAW Associate Professor and Associate Dean Mark J. Sundahl has published an article regarding secured transactions in ancient Athens as part of Symposion 2013, a book published by the Austrian Academy of Sciences collecting the papers presented at the 19th Symposium of the International Society for Greek and Hellenistic Legal History which took place in August 2013 at Harvard University.   This biennial symposium gathers the leading thinkers in the field of ancient Greek law to discuss their papers in closed sessions over four days.   Dean Sundahl’s article “Secured Credit in Athens: Reopening the Debate” applies modern secured credit theories to arrive at a new interpretation of the evidence regarding the nature of secured credit transactions in Athens in the 4th century B.C.