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  • July 26th, 2021
    July 2021 Issue of The SandBar Published

  • The July 2021 (volume 20:3) issue of The SandBar has been published. The lead story is Supreme Court Sides with Georgia Against Florida in Long-Running Water Rights Dispute.

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  • July 20th, 2021
    New Marine Sanctuary Will Protect Historic Shipwrecks in Lake Michigan
  • In late June 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) designated Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary (WSCNMS or Sanctuary) in the fresh, cold waters of Lake Michigan. Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary Designation; Final Regulations, 86 Fed. Reg. 32,737 (to be codified at 15 C.F.R pt. 922). Following a review by Congress and the governor of Wisconsin, the designation will become effective in the first weeks of August 2021, at which time NOAA will publish an announcement in the Federal Register. It is set to become the sixteenth national sanctuary and only the second in freshwater.

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  • July 13th, 2021
    U.S. Supreme Court Rules States are Not Immune to Private Condemnation Suits
  • In a recent 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court held that the federal government may delegate its power to take state land through eminent domain to private companies.

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  • May 6th, 2021
    Litigation Round-Up: National Sea Grant Law Center Informational Webinar Series
  • View our latest webinar — Litigation Round-Up: National Sea Grant Law Center Informational Webinar Series


  • April 22nd, 2021
    January 2021 Issue of The SandBar Published

  • The April 2021 (volume 20:2) issue of The SandBar has been published. The lead story is Draft Biological Opinions Protected from Release Under FOIA.

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