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Observing Mauna Kea’s Conflict

Written by: Aaron Frumkin

Edited by: Anton Ziajka

Believing the machinery desecrates their sacred summit and the scarce natural resources it shelters, native Hawaiians have opposed telescope development on Mauna Kea. While it seems that their beleaguered resistance to telescope development will fail yet again with the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), this Note attempts to articulate their best arguments in hopes of properly framing the social costs associated with the great scientific and technological gains that TMT will surely provide.

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Posted On May - 19 - 2015 2 Comments READ FULL POST

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By Mengyi Wang

Protecting Dwindling Elephant Populations in Kenya: Google Earth, Drones, and Legislation

California Governor Vetoes State Electronic Privacy Bill

SeaChange Prevails in ARRIS Patent Dispute

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California Considers Regulation of Autonomous Vehicles By Yana Welinder – Edited by Albert Wang California S.B. 1298 – Autonomous Vehicles Bill Leginfo.ca.gov summary On February 23, California Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) introduced S.B. 1298. This bill would direct the Department of the California Highway Patrol to adopt “safety standards and performance requirements” with respect to autonomous vehicles that use “computers, sensors, and other technology and devices that enable [them] to safely operate without the active control and continuous monitoring of ... Read More...
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Supreme Court Rules for Navy in Use of Sonar in Training Exercises By Jared Frisch – Edited by Dmitriy Tishyevich Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. Supreme Court of the United States, November 12, 2008, No. 07-1239 Slip Opinion The Supreme Court reversed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and vacated in part a preliminary injunction that had restricted sonar training operations by the US Navy. The training operations were alleged to damage ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 17 - 2008 2 Comments READ FULL POST
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