Judicial courts play an important role in the resolution of environmental conflicts. In select cases involving property rights and private environmental stewardship, PERC scholars have submitted amicus briefs outlining the broader policy implications of property rights infringement. The purpose of these briefs is to add a policy perspective that the judges deciding the cases might not hear from the litigants. Much like a scholarly article in a top-flight journal, a judicial opinion referencing free market environmentalism has significant visibility and influence among environmental policy makers.
Please contact Reed Watson for more information on amicus briefs.