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    It is time to take Trump seriously and to support, shape, or oppose his policies in specific ways.

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    The recent bankruptcies of two clean energy companies has kept the renewable energy sector on its toes.

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    Hydraulic fracturing and energy policy promise to be an interesting area to watch in 2015 as many competing political forces push to control the agenda.

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    The federal government can restrict access to public lands for oil and gas drilling purposes through a number of means.

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    Even if you have no idea what an MMbtu is, this surge in natural gas prices is pretty striking. Thanks polar vortex!

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  • 03/04/15--05:54: Morning Docket: 03.04.15
  • * Meet David King of King v. Burwell, the epic Obamacare case to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court today. [New York Times] * And meet the two legal heavyweights who will be arguing the case before SCOTUS. [Politico via How Appealing] * Meanwhile, another Supreme Court has put a stop to same-sex marriage down in Alabama -- for now. [Buzzfeed] * General David Petraeus reaches a plea deal, requiring him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and pay a fine (but no prison sentence). [Washington Post] * It's not as sexy as Obamacare or marriage equality, but the collection of state sales tax on out-of-state purchases made online is a pretty important issue -- and Justice Kennedy wants SCOTUS to revisit it. [How Appealing (linkwrap)] * In the wake of a leadership shake-up, Cadwalader is beefing up its Houston energy practice -- but is that a wise idea, with the price of oil spiraling downward? [American Lawyer] * Finally, something that Elie Mystal and Jordan Weissmann can agree upon: dropping the LSAT is a bad idea. [Slate] * A jury of eight men and 10 women will start hearing arguments today in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, defendant in the Boston Marathon bombing. [How Appealing (linkwrap)] * Legal ethics guru Monroe Freedman, RIP. [ABA Journal]

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    A judge delays sentencing in an environmental case. But not before quoting a Golden Oldie.

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    Owners of land with substantial oil and gas resources have begun using the “takings” concept of property law to challenge local bans on fracking.

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    Most utilities charge marijuana businesses the same as their other customers, but make no real effort to work with them in resolving their special needs. In the meantime, our environment pays the price.

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  • 01/19/16--14:43: Non-Sequiturs: 01.19.16
  • * The most difficult thing to inherit may just be an Apple ID -- a widow is told by the technology behemoth she needs a court order to continue playing her games on a jointly owned iPad. [Digital Passing] * Your trusty Bluebook is going to need some help if it is going to continue to be the bane of law students' existence. [Harvard Crimson] * Is it too much to ask for a picture of RBG playing Xbox? A class action over Xbox's tendency to scratch discs heads to the Supreme Court. [Forbes] * Orrick is casting its lot with the energy market -- they are opening up a Houston office with the addition of 20 new partners. [WSJ Law Blog] * Is threatening someone with blackmail merely a courtesy? [Associates Mind] * ATL managing editor David Lat will be in San Francisco next month, and you're cordially invited to meet him at this cocktail reception and Supreme Ambitions (affiliate link) book signing. [FBANC via Eventbrite]

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    It is time to take Trump seriously and to support, shape, or oppose his policies in specific ways.

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    The recent bankruptcies of two clean energy companies has kept the renewable energy sector on its toes.

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