Duke Law Journal Call for Papers on Issues Raised by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita:

The Duke Law Journal will be holding a symposium on administrative law issues raised by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and it occurred to them (and me) that some readers of this blog might be interested in submitting.

From the Call for Papers: "[The hurricanes] have also brought a number of important administrative law issues into sharp relief. For example, important questions remain to be answered about federalism, including the legal limits on federal involvement and the proper resolution of conflicts between federal and state agencies in crisis scenarios; the intertwined history of domestic crises and the growth of the administrative state; judicial review of administrative decisions made under crisis conditions; governmental liability for pre-crisis administrative failings or post-crisis responses; emergency powers in times of domestic emergency; and the role of race and class in administrative responses to catastrophe."

The full Call for Papers is available here.

erp (mail):
I hope a lot of the papers explain why Gov. Blanco was allowed a pass at the senate hearings while Brown was raked over the coals.
10.7.2005 12:44pm
Anderson (mail) (www):
I suppose "whether the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi has the authority to arbitrarily extend the deadlines for filing notices of removal until Oct. 17, under Rule 6, even though the clerk's office was open before the 30-day statutory deadline had passed" would be a little dry for this conference?

Oh well.
10.7.2005 1:29pm
Anderson (mail) (www):
Killed that thread, didn't I? What? Everyone doesn't love removal jurisprudence???
10.7.2005 6:37pm