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We’re hosting a symposium on the Roberts court and the First Amendment’s religion clauses. In a series of six essays, scholars and commentators will analyze major decisions from the 2019-20 term and look to the future of the court’s religion jurisprudence. Click to follow along.

Ryke Longest Guest

Ryke Longest teaches water resources law at Duke University School of Law. He also directs the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, which teaches students how to represent nonprofit environmental organizations as part of a public interest law firm. Before becoming a professor, Longest was a Special Deputy Attorney General working for the North Carolina Department of Justice, where he represented state agencies charged with protecting North Carolina’s environment. His practice has included client counseling, trial representation, and appellate work at all levels, and his research interests and specialties include water resources, water quality, air quality, fisheries, oil and gas law, administrative procedure, and environmental justice.

Date Post Title
03.05.18 Opinion analysis: Texas’ compact claims against New Mexico over the Rio Grande River leave room for United States’ claims as well
01.09.18 Argument analysis: Justices press advocates on Rio Grande Compact and United States’ treaty obligations to Mexico
01.02.18 Argument preview: Interstate water dispute over Elephant Butte Reservoir and the Rio Grande Compact
03.03.15 Opinion analysis: Bargaining in the shadow of equitable apportionment
10.16.14 Argument analysis: State’s veto power brings Republican River modeling dispute to the Supreme Court
10.12.14 Argument preview: Compact to conflict – three states argue over one river
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