Yxta Maya Murray
Professor Yxta Maya Murray is the William M. Rains Fellow at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Her scholarship tracking aid to the disenfranchised includes "Detroit Looks Toward a Massive, Unconstitutional Blight Condemnation: The Optics of Eminent Domain in Motor City."
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Friday, November 24, 2017
In Puerto Rico, the 'Natural Disaster' Is the US Government
The wreckage of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma teaches us that there is no such thing as a “natural disaster.” This trope drives the federal response to environmental traumas under the Stafford Act , which allows the U.S. president to direct funds to any “state,” including...