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Fair Notice, Even For Terrorists: Timothy Mcveigh And A New Standard For The Ex Post Facto Clause, Andrew J. Gottman Mar 1999

Fair Notice, Even For Terrorists: Timothy Mcveigh And A New Standard For The Ex Post Facto Clause, Andrew J. Gottman

Washington and Lee Law Review

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Searching For The "Tail Of The Dog": Finding "Elements" Of Crimes In The Wake Of Mcmillan V. Pennsylvania, Richard G. Singer, Mark D. Knoll Jan 1999

Searching For The "Tail Of The Dog": Finding "Elements" Of Crimes In The Wake Of Mcmillan V. Pennsylvania, Richard G. Singer, Mark D. Knoll

Seattle University Law Review

Part II of this Article will examine the historical importance of punishment as a litmus test in the common law in finding the elements of an offense. In Part III, the historical approach used by federal courts when value or quantity was at issue will be analyzed in order to round out the pre-McMillan framework. Part IV will discuss the McMillan decision, as well as the post-McMillan regime. Part V will analyze Jones v. United States, the case now pending before the Court, in which the Court may have its last chance to correct the error of McMillan and clarify ...


Beyond The Hero Judge: Institutional Reform Litigation As Litigation, Margo Schlanger Jan 1999

Beyond The Hero Judge: Institutional Reform Litigation As Litigation, Margo Schlanger

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In 1955, in its second decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court suggested that federal courts might be called upon to engage in long-term oversight of once-segregated schools. Through the 1960s, southern resistance pushed federal district and appellate judges to turn that possibility into a reality. The impact of this saga on litigation practice extended beyond school desegregation, and even beyond the struggle for African-American equality; through implementation of Brown, the nation’s litigants, lawyers, and judges grew accustomed both to issuance of permanent injunctions against state and local public institutions, and to extended court oversight of ...