Agriculture

Designating a Critical Habitat for Humpback Whales

Designating a Critical Habitat for Humpback Whales

In this post, 3L staffer Ian Young writes about the humpback whale populations threatened by extinction, analyzing how a group comprised of Native Americans and environmental organizations have filed suit against the National Marine Fisheries Service’s response to the EPA’s requirements under the Endangered Species Act.

Balancing Religion with Animal Rights Laws: How the Legal World Has Addressed the Topic of Animal Sacrifice

Balancing Religion with Animal Rights Laws: How the Legal World Has Addressed the Topic of Animal Sacrifice

When religion and law are in conflict, what which takes precedent? This question has plagued nations since the dawn of democracy, but not necessarily the dawn of time, as Dan Murphy explained in his recent article on the topic. Murphy noted that unlike ancient monarchies or dictatorships, most modern democracies vow to separate church and state. This separation of religion and democracy has fostered disagreement and tension between people’s beliefs across a wide variety of topicsissues. One such of those topics issue is animal sacrifice.

Time for Serious Deliberation: Medical Marijuana and the Benefits on Kentucky’s Failing Pension System

Time for Serious Deliberation: Medical Marijuana and the Benefits on Kentucky’s Failing Pension System

Beyond the ongoing moral debate surrounding medical marijuana, Kentucky now faces a major financial crisis that is affecting the state’s pension system. Keeping the state's financial struggles in mind, it is time for Kentucky representatives to put aside their party preference and deliberate about the benefits legalizing medical marijuana will have on the economy.