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Comparing the Bush administration’s “response” to global environmental change and how the Obama administration is gearing up to respond is analogous to comparing the Indy 500 to the S&P 500. Beyond the common numeral there really is no comparison. The Bush administration’s failure to see the big picture in reference to global environmental change can clearly be seen in the resulting outcomes of his eight years as president. The withdrawal of the U.S. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) the United States greenhouse gas emissions went up by 1.4% in 2007. An article in the LA times states carbon dioxide emissions rose by nearly 2.0% in the U.S. 2007 while Denmark’s went down by 8%, the U.K. The ironic nature of the Bush administration’s response to environmental change is that the best aspect of it is reflected in policy’s that did not take effect. The administration made a habit of changing environmental regulations, many of which have been overturned by the Supreme Court. It’s a tribute to our system that these efforts were not allowed to come to fruition.
Another example of Bush environmental policy being thwarted is President Obama’s retracting of regulations inserted by Bush before he left office. It appears that Bush was mired in the old ways of pitting the environment against the economy. In an April 2008 speech Bush states “The Kyoto Protocol would have required the United States to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. There are numerous goals and programs of the new administration that were never considered by the Bush administration. These include a national Renewable Portfolio Standard, proposing a carbon cap and trade system, and already making it so states such as California can pass their own automobile fuel mileage standards that will likely be followed by other states. One of the biggest and perhaps controversial measures thus far is the April Environmental Protection Agency ruling making carbon dioxide a pollutant. A fairly novel idea being studied is to provide incentives for land owners (and money for planting in government owned forest land) to plant trees that can provide sinks for carbon.
This is being carried out by a new department called the Office of Ecosystem Services and Markets. Will Obama Meet New Standards? The U.S. is the world superpower. I argue that the latest world economic troubles only serve to accentuate the extent to which this is true, as economies of the world are suffering due to the domino effect triggered by the collapse of the U.S. The Kyoto treaty was only a piece of paper without the U.S. The other major polluting nations such as China and India will not take the problem of global environmental change seriously until America does. Copenhagen is a chance to right the ship before it is too late. Our nation is just as capable of steering the ship in the right direction as it is in the wrong direction. This means allowing Earth to take the helm, and remembering humanity adapts to her, not her to humanity.
Update: Copenhagen; What happened? Dissapointment seems to be the predominant reaction from environmental organizations to the Copenhagen Climate Summit. Indeed, no binding agreement, or even a pledge to make a binding agreement in 2010 was achieved. This was not, however, the true test of the Obama administration’s environmental policy. The real test is whether Obama can get a legitimate climate bill through the Senate. U.S. environmental leadership can still be the beacon it needs to be with a strong message from our lawmakers. L.A. Times. (2008, September 26). Carbon emissions shock researchers . O’Carroll, E. (2009, January 22). Obama halts some of Bush’s ‘midnight rules’ . Shogren, E. (2007, April 3). Justices Thwart Bush Team on Environmental Policy. The White House Office of the Press Secretary. Remarks by President Bush on Climate Change. United States Department of Energy. Emissions of Greenhouse Gases Report . Retrieved February 7, 2009, from Enery Information Administration Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Velasquez-Manoff, M. (2009, February 6). The tiny, slimy savior of global coral reefs? Wilkinson, T. (2009, February 3). New US office takes fresh approach to carbon .
North Carolina and the nation lost a good gun rights attorney on Tuesday. Colonel James Henry Jeffries III died in Greensboro after a battle with stomach cancer. I knew Jim from a list here in North Carolina that dealt with gun rights. He continued to be active on it almost to the end as he posted about a NC Court of Appeals decision concerning a felon in possession less than two weeks before he passed away. GREENSBORO — James Henry Jeffries III, 78, died on December 18, 2012 at his home in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Jeffries was a United States Marine Corps Korean War veteran and graduate of the University of Kentucky and the University of Kentucky, School of Law. Mr. Jeffries was a former prosecutor for the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Following retirement from the Justice Department, Mr. Jeffries engaged in the private practice of law in Greensboro. Services will be private.
His family requests that any memorials in lieu of flowers be made in his name to the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment which can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. “I had the honor of knowing Jim Jeffries for eighteen years. Jim knew the law and was especially well versed on gun laws and gun issues. A tough-minded former federal prosecutor, Jim did briefs for GOA, helped GRNC on innumerable gun-related issues, and invariably provided a clear-minded and cogent analysis of a situation. When the ATF tried to intimidate sellers of author John Ross’ book Unintended Consequences and were harassing his ex-wife, Jim was his attorney. ATF’s official response was that they knew nothing about this, and that it must have been individuals acting on their own, without agency approval. This strikes me as a little far-fetched, that two agents would go out at 7:00 AM on their own time on an unapproved fishing expedition, but maybe that’s what happened.
No one has bothered me or my ex-wife since Jim Jeffries wrote the above letter. I have posted the letter in question below in its entirety. From what others have told me, this isn’t the only letter of this sort that he wrote to the BATF telling them where to stick it. I represent Mr. John Ross of St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Ross is an investment broker and financial adviser with a respected investment firm in St. Louis. He has degrees in English and Economics from Amherst College. Mr. Ross is very active in community and public affairs. Mr. Ross has had a lifelong interest in firearms and is both a Federal Firearms Licensee and a Special Occupational Taxpayer under the National Firearms Act. For example, in 1997 the book’s publisher became aware that individuals purporting to be BATF agents had threatened vendors of the book in at least three different states with “problems” if they did not cease their sales of the book. 10,000 reward for the identity of these individuals put a stop to that particular business. 1. As an experienced federal prosecutor I am fully aware of what is going on here.
Disgruntled former spouses are a prime source of intelligence for law enforcement, having as they frequently do both a strong bias against the subject of the investigation and the proximity and intimacy to know many things not available to others. A structured approach such as this required, according to your manuals, formal agency approval. What kind of people are you? Is there no honor within the ranks of your agency? It has long been clear, from repeated court decisions and congressional committee reports, that your agents have no familiarity with the Second, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the United States Constitution. Now it appears that they have not even been introduced to the very first Article of the Bill of Rights. I am writing to express our outrage about this conduct and to formally demand that your agency cease and desist from this unconstitutional abuse of power. I am contemporaneously making formal Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act demands upon BATF for the records and files pertaining to Mr. Ross, his book, and these events. We in the gun rights community were fortunate to have an attorney of Col. Jeffries’ caliber on our side.
India has long been protective about opening up its legal industry to foreign practitioners. The debate started after some US and UK law firms applied to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board for permission to operate in India in the early nineties; that permission was initially denied. The Appeal judges decided that the any foreign lawyer intending to practice law in India must be enrolled as an advocate in the same way that Indian lawyers are under the Advocates Act. Otherwise they cannot practice the profession in India, either as a contentious or non-contentious lawyers. However, they also stated that foreign lawyers could give advice on a ‘casual visit’ on a ‘fly in and fly out’ basis so long as it was not too frequent so as to amount to ‘practice’ of the profession. The Appeal judges also said that it may be possible in certain circumstances for foreign lawyers to conduct international commercial arbitrations in India. The Bar Council of India is at liberty to devise rules about such practice and any code of ethics. The Appeal Judges did also decide that support services provided to law firms, such as word processing and secretarial support, did not fall foul of any of the restrictions. A full copy of the appeal judgment can be found here. As one would expect, reactions have been mixed. Some foreign lawyers are of the view that the outcome is a setback for India and the decision can be seen as stalling progress when liberalisation was needed. However, others are of the view that the decision is fair and does not encroach on the profession as it is in India.
Imagine you’re a prominent UK politician. You spend most of your time ranting on a radio station in the UK or grovelling in the USA, occasionally showing up in France or Belgium to do your actual full-time job. You’re now getting a divorce from your German wife. Which court rules on matters concerning divorce and access to children – and which law applies? This dispute would be part of the broader topic of cross-border civil litigation (or private international law), which is the subject of the UK government’s latest position paper on the Brexit talks. This paper gives some interesting hints about how the UK seeks a close relationship with the EU after Brexit, while also leaving some key issues rather vague. First of all, it’s necessary to point out that the paper doesn’t concern the future of dispute settlement between the UK and the EU after Brexit. That’s the subject of another position paper coming very soon.
Rather it concerns how cross-border disputes between private citizens or companies in the UK or EU will be dealt with after Brexit. Note that the UK has opted out of some other EU laws in this area, in particular those concerning marital property after divorce (and the property of civil partnerships which ended), inheritance and conflict of divorce law. The paper is mainly about the future UK/EU relationship in this area, not withdrawal from the EU as such. But there’s a bit on that issue at the end, in response to the EU’s position paper on the UK’s exit from the law in this area. Of course, the UK government is correct to say that there is no need for any such transition arrangements, to the extent that the UK still participates in the law in this field after Brexit. But then, the EU won’t discuss any aspects of its future relationship with the UK until there is ‘sufficient progress’ on the key issues of the UK’s so-called ‘divorce bill’ and the status of UK and EU citizens.
If and when the EU and UK do agree on post-Brexit treaties in this area, note that the EU usually votes by a qualified majority, except as regards family law, where there is a veto. There’s likely to be a need to bridge the gap between Brexit Day and any future agreement between the UK and the EU. This will probably take the form of some transitional extension of current EU law, as part of the Brexit withdrawal treaty. But the position paper doesn’t mention this issue at all – perhaps because the UK government has not fully agreed on the details, and perhaps because the EU side insists that the ECJ would still have jurisdiction during that period. So what relationship does the UK government want with the EU in future? The papers calls for a ‘new partnership…reflecting our close existing relationship’, but does not detail which laws the UK wants to continue participating in. One hopes that the government will at least tell the EU which laws it wants to continue applying.
There’s one thing the UK government clearly doesn’t want though: the continued ‘direct’ jurisdiction of the ECJ. The reader gets the distinct impression that the UK is happy to continue participating in all the EU laws it has signed up to already, except for removing the ECJ’s direct jurisdiction. It’s a bit like tearing down and rebuilding a house, in order to change one brick. The paper doesn’t address an obvious question: what if an existing EU law is revised post Brexit? This point isn’t hypothetical. There’s a proposal to revise the current EU law on divorce and child access already. The UK has already opted in to negotiations. But negotiations are slow, and might not conclude before Brexit Day. Other laws in this field are negotiated over time. How to address this topic? The paper seems keen to reassure those who litigate in the UK (in particular, London) that the UK will still be ‘open for business’ in this field after Brexit. Signing up to the Lugano Convention also raises an issue about the ECJ. The Convention states that the courts of non-EU states must ‘pay due account’ to ECJ judgments. So we can deduce that the UK government does not believe that such an obligation violates its ‘red line’ against ‘direct jurisdiction’ of the ECJ. It might have been better to say this explicitly, and to propose it as a template for UK/EU relations in this field, given that the UK apparently wants to keep participation in other relevant EU laws as well. Indeed, it might also be a template for other areas where the UK seeks to continue participation in EU laws as a non-EU state. Perhaps the forthcoming paper on EU/UK dispute settlement will say more on this. This may be enough of a compromise to satisfy hardline Brexiteers; we’ll see.