Check out these commentariesTwo of my colleagues on the Florida A&M College of Law faculty have contributed to a special series of columns in FindLaw's Writ addressing legal issues relating to Hurricane Katrina.
Professor Lundy Langston adds a new dimension to the debate over looting in New Orleans by pointing out that actions taken out of necessity can be legally justified. Read her essay, "Why Hurricane Katrina’s
So-Called Looters Were Not Lawless: They Are Entitled to the Well-Established Defense of Necessity” here.
Professor Barbara Bernier argues that unless black residents return, New Orleans could lose its rich cultural and historic heritage. Read her essay, “Including African-Americans in the Rebuilding of New Orleans: Minority-Owned Businesses and Minority Employees Should Be Recruited, And Use of the Eminent Domain Power Must Be Scrutinized” here.
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