“Blight” is the label used by U.S. law to describe property that is considered to be dilapidated or injurious to public health. In much of the U.S., it is easier to use eminent domain to condemn a property if it is deemed “blighted.” This Note examines the negative effects that condemning such properties can have on residents of “blighted” areas and proposes some changes to the law that would better protect these residents from the costs associated with condemnation.
In this Note, William Mason analyzes the economic effects of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to revoke federal trademark protection from the Washington Redskins and questions whether those effects are sufficient to force a change to the team’s name. He argues that the protections and incentives provided by the NFL and collective bargaining will significantly damper any economic effect the Board’s decision may have, and instead suggests alternative areas where social and economic pressure may prove more successful.
The Texas Law Review is proud to announce its volume 95 membership! Congratulations to all our new members, and welcome to TLR! The Masthead is now available for download.
The Texas Law Review is proud to announce its volume 94 membership! Congratulations to all our new members, and welcome to TLR! The Masthead is now available for download.
The Texas Law Review is proud and excited to announce the Editorial Board for Volume 94. The members of Volume 93 are happy to pass the torch to such a fantastic group of people. View the Volume 94 Editorial board Masthead.
The Texas Law Review would like to congratulate two of its Volume 92 alumni for achieving the top two scores on the July 2014 Texas Bar Exam. Jamie Yarbrough, who served as the Research Editor on Volume 92′s editorial board, had the top score followed closely by Michael Kelso, an Articles Editor on Volume 92′s editorial board. Mr. Yarbrough is currently working as an associate for Baker Botts in Houston while Mr. Kelso is clerking for Judge Carolyn King of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.