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Grutter V. Bollinger, Clarence Thomas, Affirmative Action And The Treachery Of Originalism: "The Sun Don't Shine Here In This Part Of Town", André Douglas Pond Cummings Sep 2006

Grutter V. Bollinger, Clarence Thomas, Affirmative Action And The Treachery Of Originalism: "The Sun Don't Shine Here In This Part Of Town", André Douglas Pond Cummings

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Careful examination of Justice Clarence Thomas's dissenting opinion in the landmark affirmative action case Grutter v. Bollinger is important for a number of reasons: First, as one of the youngest members of the U.S. Supreme Court, Thomas stands a reasonable chance of still being a member of the court in 25 years, the self imposed implosion date (sunset provision) established by Justice O'Connor's majority opinion. No doubt, Thomas relishes the idea of writing the majority opinion that kills affirmative action and racial preferences for good.

Second, much as Justice Harlan's dissenting opinion in Plessy v ...


Still 'Ain't No Glory In Pain': How The Telecommunications Act Of 1996 And Other 1990s Deregulation Faciliated The Market Crash Of 2002, André Douglas Pond Cummings Sep 2006

Still 'Ain't No Glory In Pain': How The Telecommunications Act Of 1996 And Other 1990s Deregulation Faciliated The Market Crash Of 2002, André Douglas Pond Cummings

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This article investigates the various flaws inherent in two short-sighted Congressional enactments, The Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the Commodities Futures Modernization Act of 2000 (CFMA). The article concludes that the Telecommunications Act and the CFMA, together with various 1990s deregulation legislation, led in large part to the collapse of the U.S. capital markets in 2002.

The article continues a comprehensive review undertaken in the recently published Ain't No Glory In Pain: How the 1994 Republican Revolution, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Certain 1990s Deregulation Contributed to the Collapse of the Unites States' Capital ...


How To Make The Losing Oral Argument, Coleen M. Barger Jul 2006

How To Make The Losing Oral Argument, Coleen M. Barger

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The Use Of Hair Analysis To Test Children For Exposure To Methamphetamine, Michael T. Flannery, Jerry Jones, Karen Farst, Karen Bord Worley Apr 2006

The Use Of Hair Analysis To Test Children For Exposure To Methamphetamine, Michael T. Flannery, Jerry Jones, Karen Farst, Karen Bord Worley

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Ain't No Glory In Pain': How The 1994 Republican Revolution And The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act Contributed To The Collapse Of The United States Capital Markets, André Douglas Pond Cummings Feb 2006

Ain't No Glory In Pain': How The 1994 Republican Revolution And The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act Contributed To The Collapse Of The United States Capital Markets, André Douglas Pond Cummings

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Ain't No Glory In Pain recalls the deregulatory legislation adopted by the 104th Congress in 1995 and 1996, including the shareholder lawsuit limiting Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA) and connects several of those measures with the historic corporate malfeasance that marked the capital market collapse of 2001-02. I propose, in the face of recent calls for further efforts to deregulate crucial industries and further hamstring shareholder lawsuits, that Congress and the SEC work together to reject certain provisions of the PSLRA and act in ways to ensure investor protection in this post-Enron/WorldCom environment.


Open Water: Affirmative Action, Mismatch Theory And Swarming Predators: A Response To Richard Sander, André Douglas Pond Cummings, Seth Harper Feb 2006

Open Water: Affirmative Action, Mismatch Theory And Swarming Predators: A Response To Richard Sander, André Douglas Pond Cummings, Seth Harper

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"Open Water" offers a sharp normative critique of Richard Sander's Stanford Law Review study (57 STAN. L. REV. 367 (2004)) that claims to prove empirically that affirmative action positively injures African American law students. Sander's law review article and conclusions are troublesome for a range of reasons and my critique unfolds as follows: First, Sander promulgates an objectionable form of racial paternalism in his anti-affirmative action study; Second, Sander casts himself in the fateful and historically disturbing role of the "Great White Father"; Third, Sander seemingly manipulated the mass media in drawing attention to his study and purported ...


Contracting Out Of Article 2: Minimizing The Obligation Of Performance & Liability For Breach, Sarah Howard Jenkins Jan 2006

Contracting Out Of Article 2: Minimizing The Obligation Of Performance & Liability For Breach, Sarah Howard Jenkins

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Hiding In Plain View: A Neglected Supreme Court Decision Resolves The Debate Over Non-Debtor Releases In Chapter 11 Reorganizations, Joshua M. Silverstein Jan 2006

Hiding In Plain View: A Neglected Supreme Court Decision Resolves The Debate Over Non-Debtor Releases In Chapter 11 Reorganizations, Joshua M. Silverstein

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This article presents a novel resolution of a long-standing circuit split on an issue of critical significance to bankruptcy and tort law: whether bankruptcy courts may extinguish liabilities of parties that have not filed for bankruptcy. Such "non-debtor releases" are similar in effect to a bankruptcy discharge and have become particularly common in both mass tort disputes and general insolvencies adjudicated through the bankruptcy process. In this article, I illustrate how an overlooked Supreme Court decision—United States v. Energy Resources, 495 U.S. 545 (1990)—offers crucial support for the pro-release position. Energy Resources demonstrates that the bankruptcy courts ...


Lions And Tigers And Bears, Oh My Or Redskins And Braves And Indians, Oh Why: Ruminations On Mcbride V. Utah State Tax Commission, Political Correctness And The Reasonable Person, André Douglas Pond Cummings Jan 2006

Lions And Tigers And Bears, Oh My Or Redskins And Braves And Indians, Oh Why: Ruminations On Mcbride V. Utah State Tax Commission, Political Correctness And The Reasonable Person, André Douglas Pond Cummings

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American Indian mascots have been used by High Schools, Colleges and Professional sports teams for decades. Such use of monikers and mascots that depict Native American images and stereotypes have come under intense criticism in the past decade. Despite the outcry, a few professional sports teams and major Division I institutions continue to stubbornly persist in using derogatory and offensive nicknames and stereotypes for their athletic competitors.

This article urges those stubborn institutions and professional sports teams to reconsider the use of names and monikers that demean and disparage. By reconsidering the reasonable person standard, examining recent caselaw, and discussing ...


The Clinician As Ethical Role Model In The Criminal Appellate Litigation Clinic, J. Thomas Sullivan Jan 2006

The Clinician As Ethical Role Model In The Criminal Appellate Litigation Clinic, J. Thomas Sullivan

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Contracting Out Of The Ucc, Sarah Howard Jenkins Jan 2006

Contracting Out Of The Ucc, Sarah Howard Jenkins

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