Weekly Links: After three deaths, is Atlanta taking a cue from Athens on e-scooters? Plus, just a reminder that Georgia and Florida still have a Water Wars case pending in the US Supreme Court (this story won’t end).
Should Georgia Pay People to Keep Their Yards Wild?
Weekly Links: Minnesota will pay people to make their yards more pollinator-friendly, the Supreme Court will decide if Georgia can copyright its laws, and the southeastern hurricane shield may be coming to end.
The High Cost of Flooded Parking (and Sidewalks)
Weekly Links: Using tweets and parking meter data, researchers found a high economic cost of ever increasing “sunny day” flood events. Plus, we’re again reminded that ridesharing causes more congestion. And, the Supreme Court unanimously strikes a blow to civil asset forfeiture.
People (or Bots) Read These Articles This Year
From HOT lanes to a hot year and from fights over parking to fights over supreme court decisions, here are some of our more popular articles from the year
Ice Displaces Water, So Melting Ice Won’t Cause Oceans to Rise
Weekly Links: water does expand when it freezes, but this theory is missing some critical facts. Plus, the Supreme Court isn’t buying the argument that advertising toxic substances is a protected speech under the 1st Amendment. And, more parking is needed for the Olympics, so Tokyo’s famous fish market has to go.
Disorder in the Supreme Court: Four Ways to Resolve the Partisan Chaos
Expanding the Supreme Court and ending lifetime tenure for justices could make the Court less political and our lives much less stressful
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Florida in Water Wars Case
The Court rejected the special master’s recommendation that the suit be dismissed, giving Florida the opportunity to show that the Court can craft a helpful and workable decree apportioning water between Georgia and Florida.
Is the Supreme Court Capable of Valuing the Environment?
We’re still waiting on a decision in the Florida v. Georgia waters wars case and it will finally arrive on Wednesday morning after the Supreme Court added two additional days to issue opinions. Back in January when Florida and Georgia made their arguments to the Court, several justices appeared sympathetic to Florida. Meanwhile, in a brief on the matter, Atlanta asserted that the Supreme Court shouldn’t even attempt to help Florida because the benefits of the environment are often too vague to be valued.