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The Scarlet Gene: Behavioral Genetics, Criminal Law, And Racial And Ethnic Stigma, Karen H. Rothenberg, Alice Wang Dec 2009

The Scarlet Gene: Behavioral Genetics, Criminal Law, And Racial And Ethnic Stigma, Karen H. Rothenberg, Alice Wang

Karen H. Rothenberg

Imagine that a scientist from the state university asks you and your family to participate in a study on a particular gene variant associated with alcoholism. The project focuses on your ethnic group, the Tracy Islanders, who have a higher incidence of alcoholism, as well as a higher incidence of the gene variant, than the general population. You will not be informed whether you have the gene variant, but your participation in the study might help scientists develop drugs to help individuals control their addiction to alcohol. You have a family history of alcoholism, and you are concerned that your ...


Mixed Species Plantations: Prospects And Challenges, J Doland Nichols, Mila Bristow, Jerome K. Vanclay Nov 2009

Mixed Species Plantations: Prospects And Challenges, J Doland Nichols, Mila Bristow, Jerome K. Vanclay

Professor Jerome K Vanclay

About 2% of English-language literature on plantations deals with mixed-species plantations, but only a tiny proportion (<0.1%) of industrial plantations are polycultures. Small landholders are more innovative, with 12% of Australia’s farm forestry plantations under mixed-species plantings, and 80% of Queensland’s farm forestry as polycultures. We examine reasons for this discrepancy, and explore the history, silviculture and economics of polycultures. Financial analyses suggest that a yield stimulus of 10%, depending on product and rotation length, may be sufficient to offset increased costs associated with planting and managing a mixed-species plantation, a stimulus that has been demonstrated in ...


Exploring The Placelessness Of Reading Among Older Teens In A Rural Municipality, Paulette Rothbauer Sep 2009

Exploring The Placelessness Of Reading Among Older Teens In A Rural Municipality, Paulette Rothbauer

Paulette Rothbauer

This is a final accepted manuscript and some of the formatting is different from the final published version. Please cite the final published version when possible.

Situated in a review of rural, cultural, and youth geographies, this article reports on a qualitative study of the role of reading and libraries in the lives of older rural teenagers. The primary method of data collection was the use of in-depth, flexibly structured interviews with twenty-seven youth between the ages of fifteen and nineteen years, supplemented with data from unobtrusive observation and environmental scanning in a specific geographic locale. Four themes are discussed ...


Virtual Territoriality, Edward J. Janger Aug 2009

Virtual Territoriality, Edward J. Janger

Edward J. Janger

Abstract Virtual Territoriality Edward J. Janger David M. Barse Professor Brooklyn Law School Current efforts to unify the laws of secured credit and bankruptcy are predicated on the belief that regularizing the law of debtor’s rights and creditor’s remedies will cause global business to flourish, and benefit both developed and less-developed countries. Certain and predictable remedies for creditors will facilitate lending and development, and coordination among courts will create opportunities to protect the going concern value of troubled businesses. The benefits that accompany such legal harmonization may, however, come at a price. Centralizing control of a bankruptcy case ...


Shades Of Gray: The Life And Times Of An Antebellum Free Family Of Color, Jason A. Gillmer Aug 2009

Shades Of Gray: The Life And Times Of An Antebellum Free Family Of Color, Jason A. Gillmer

Jason A Gillmer

The history of race and slavery is often told from the perspective of either the oppressors or the oppressed. This Article takes a different tact, unpacking the rich and textured story of the Ashworths, an obscure yet prosperous free family of color who moved from Louisiana to Texas in the early 1830s, where they owned land, raised cattle, and bought and sold slaves. It is undoubtedly an unusual story; indeed in the history of the time there are surely more prominent names and more famous events. Yet their story reveals a tantalizing world in which—despite legal rules and conventional ...


David Allan 1928-2006, Reginald Hiscock, John H. Farrar Aug 2009

David Allan 1928-2006, Reginald Hiscock, John H. Farrar

John H. Farrar

No abstract provided.


When The Boat Comes In - An Interview With Bob Fox, Anthony Ashbolt Aug 2009

When The Boat Comes In - An Interview With Bob Fox, Anthony Ashbolt

Anthony Ashbolt

Bob Fox has been performing as a folk musician since the early 1970s, when he first started playing in the folk clubs of northeast England. He then came to national and international notice as a result of a collaboration with Stu Luckley. Labelled “the progressive dynamic duo” by Melody Maker, the two parted company in 1982 and since then Fox has worked as both a solo artist and as a member of bands. During the 1990s, along with his great friend Benny Graham, he developed a songs/slide show that remembers the coal mining communities of Durham and Northumberland. This ...


Stimulating Aspirations, Engagement And High-Quality Outcomes, Hamish Bennett Coates Jul 2009

Stimulating Aspirations, Engagement And High-Quality Outcomes, Hamish Bennett Coates

Professor Hamish Coates

This fourth edition of ACER’s Higher Education Update samples our recent work on academic standards, on leadership and academic work, on tracking outcomes, and on identifying people who have the talent to succeed. This update reports on a package of survey resources deployed for use by all training providers to assist with quality assurance. An article reviews a recently released discussion paper prepared to stimulate conversation about setting and monitoring academic standards. This edition examines a landmark recent study of the pathways taken by bachelor degree graduates five years after course completion, on work to monitor the supply and ...


Whistleblowers' Protection Legislation: In Search For Model For Nigeria, Ibrahim Sule Jun 2009

Whistleblowers' Protection Legislation: In Search For Model For Nigeria, Ibrahim Sule

Ibrahim Sule

No abstract provided.


The Role Of International Law Firms And Multijural Legal Human Capital In The Harmonization Of Legal Regimes, Gillian K. Hadfield Jun 2009

The Role Of International Law Firms And Multijural Legal Human Capital In The Harmonization Of Legal Regimes, Gillian K. Hadfield

Gillian K Hadfield

The problem of harmonizing legal rules across multiple overlapping legal orders is, in part, a problem of knowledge. If the public goal of harmonization is to promote value in transactions and dispute resolution, a legal regime needs institutions that facilitate the production of multijural human capital: expertise about how legal rules interact with each other and with the environment in which economic actors design transactions and dispute processing mechanisms. Because much of this expertise is embedded with the actors involved in transactions and disputes, the production of expertise has to be supported by adequate incentives for private actors to invest ...


Radical, Getting To The Root: A Review Of Curriculum Dynamics: Recreating Heart, Dewey I. Dykstra May 2009

Radical, Getting To The Root: A Review Of Curriculum Dynamics: Recreating Heart, Dewey I. Dykstra

Dewey I. Dykstra

No abstract provided.


American Vincentians In 1877–1878: The Maller Visitation Report (2), John E. Rybolt C.M., Ph.D. Apr 2009

American Vincentians In 1877–1878: The Maller Visitation Report (2), John E. Rybolt C.M., Ph.D.

John E Rybolt

In 1877, Mariano Maller, the provincial of Spain, was sent on an extraordinary visitation to investigate alleged mismanagement of the American province. This translation of his report is continued from the first issue of volume 18. Maller describes the history of the houses he visits and assesses finances, works, individuals, and the province as a whole. The recommendations he left with the confreres at many of the houses are included. He also suggests naming a new provincial.


How The Cleveland Bar Became Segregated: 1870-1930, Robert N. Strassfeld Apr 2009

How The Cleveland Bar Became Segregated: 1870-1930, Robert N. Strassfeld

Robert N. Strassfeld

Abstract

Paper Title: How the Cleveland Bar Became Segregated: 1900-1930

This article examines the changing perimeters of professional opportunity and the professional choices made by Cleveland’s African American lawyers in the early twentieth century. At the turn of the century, the Cleveland bar could fairly be described as racially integrated. The openness of the bar and the response of African American lawyers shaped the day-to-day professional lives of those lawyers. This openness manifested itself in a number of interracial law practices, in a client base for black lawyers that was predominantly white, in the court appointment practices of white ...


The Economic Situation In Europe, North America And The Cis In 2008-2009, Robert C. Shelburne Apr 2009

The Economic Situation In Europe, North America And The Cis In 2008-2009, Robert C. Shelburne

Robert C. Shelburne

This document was prepared for the 2009 meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It provides an analysis of the economic situation in Europe, North America, and the CIS during 2008 and 2009. It is also available in French, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese on the UN ECOSOC web site.


Rule-Based Expression In Copyright Law, Jeffrey Malkan Apr 2009

Rule-Based Expression In Copyright Law, Jeffrey Malkan

Jeffrey Malkan

Should copyright be extended to a work of authorship that consists of rules for producing another work of authorship, or, conversely, to a work that owes its genesis to the application of such rules? If ‘yes’ for either, are ‘A’ and ‘B’ two separate works, or two dimensions of the same work? In the leading case, Southco, Inc. v. Kanebridge Corp., the plaintiff claimed copyright protection for the individual serial numbers generated by a set of proprietary numbering rules; similar issues, however, are raised by any work whose claim to originality comes from how its literal elements are structured, such ...


The Global Economic And Financial Crisis: Regional Impacts, Responses, And Solutions: Europe, North America, And The Cis, Robert C. Shelburne Mar 2009

The Global Economic And Financial Crisis: Regional Impacts, Responses, And Solutions: Europe, North America, And The Cis, Robert C. Shelburne

Robert C. Shelburne

An assessment of the economic impact of and policy response to the 2007-2010 economic and financial crisis in Europe, North America and the CIS.


Sacrifice And Civic Membership: The Case Of World War I, Julie Novkov Mar 2009

Sacrifice And Civic Membership: The Case Of World War I, Julie Novkov

Julie Novkov

In the Civil War and World War II, many men of color gained rights while women's rights were in retrograde. While World War I is not a perfect mirror image of the Civil War and World War II, it may make sense to think of World War I as reversing the polarities that were in operation in the two other major conflicts. To understand this dynamic, this paper will explore the kinds of claims that men of color and women made for rights based in forms of civic service and sacrifice, how those claims were met by various state ...


“Why Rebottle The Genie?”: Capitalizing On Closure In Death Penalty Proceedings, Jody L. Madeira Feb 2009

“Why Rebottle The Genie?”: Capitalizing On Closure In Death Penalty Proceedings, Jody L. Madeira

Jody L Madeira

Closure, though a term with great rhetorical force in the capital punishment context, has to date evaded systematic analysis, instead becoming embroiled in ideological controversy. For victims who have rubbed the rights lamp for years, inclusion in capital proceedings and accompanying closure opportunities are perceived as a force with the potential to grant wishes of peace and finality. Scholars, however, argue for rebottling the closure genie lest closure itself prove false or its pursuit violate a defendant’s constitutional rights. In order to effectively appraise the relationship of closure to criminal jurisprudence, however, and thus to decide whether and to ...


Connecting Diversity: Paradoxes Of Multicultural Australia, Ien Ang, Jeffrey E. Brand, Greg Noble, Jason Sternberg Feb 2009

Connecting Diversity: Paradoxes Of Multicultural Australia, Ien Ang, Jeffrey E. Brand, Greg Noble, Jason Sternberg

Jeffrey Brand

Commissioned by SBS, and published in March 2006, Connecting Diversity: Paradoxes of Multicultural Australia is a follow-up study to SBS’s 2002 report, Living Diversity: Australia’s Multicultural Future. The attitudes of many younger Australians from culturally diverse backgrounds reveal paradoxes about Australian multiculturalism today. This report sheds light on their views, experiences and expectations and the role of media in their lives. Younger, culturally and linguistically diverse Australians are often the subject of mediafanned controversy about disaffection, ‘ethnic gangs’ and cultural isolation. While these controversies tend to be localised – Cronulla, Inala or Bankstown – Connecting Diversity tells a national and ...


Day Labor Markets And Public Space, Gregg Kettles Feb 2009

Day Labor Markets And Public Space, Gregg Kettles

Gregg Kettles

Day laborers standing on street corners have become a more common, and more controversial, sight in many U.S. cities. Taking them to be evidence of public disorder and illegal immigration out of control, some communities have responded by adopting the strategy of exclusion. They have revived the enforcement of ordinances against loitering and vagrancy, and changed traffic rules to discourage drivers from stopping to pick up workers. Other communities have responded by adopting the strategy of shelter. Viewing street corner day laborers as vulnerable, these communities have opened indoor work centers that offer job placement and other services. Both ...


Fanning The Flames Of Hatred: Torture, Targeting, And Support For Terrorism, Michael O'Connor, Celia M. Rumann Jan 2009

Fanning The Flames Of Hatred: Torture, Targeting, And Support For Terrorism, Michael O'Connor, Celia M. Rumann

Celia M. Rumann

No abstract provided.


Fanning The Flames Of Hatred: Torture, Targeting, And Support For Terrorism, Michael O'Connor, Celia M. Rumann Jan 2009

Fanning The Flames Of Hatred: Torture, Targeting, And Support For Terrorism, Michael O'Connor, Celia M. Rumann

Michael O'Connor

No abstract provided.


Gaelic Games And “The Movies”, Seán Crosson Dr. Jan 2009

Gaelic Games And “The Movies”, Seán Crosson Dr.

Seán Crosson

From the earliest days of the cinema, sport was one of the most popular subjects of representation. Unsurprisingly, when film arrived in Ireland, Irish sport, including gaelic games, would soon feature. Gaelic games were exhibited in both actualities and newsreel, even if many of these, particularly between the wars, would emerge from foreign companies, often with a strong British bias. However, it is difficult to definitively identify a distinct genre of Irish sports film per se – outside of documentary - and indeed few Irish fiction films that feature sport at all, and still less that feature gaelic games. However, gaelic games ...


From Quilts To Chenille Bedspreads To Carpets, Lydia F. Knight Jan 2009

From Quilts To Chenille Bedspreads To Carpets, Lydia F. Knight

Lydia F. Knight

No abstract provided.


Natural Law And The Globalisation Of The Cheap Energy Mind, Kirk W. Junker Jan 2009

Natural Law And The Globalisation Of The Cheap Energy Mind, Kirk W. Junker

Kirk W Junker

No abstract provided.


Imagined Homecomings: The Problem With Similarity Among Ethnic Return Migrants In Spain, David Cook-Martín Jan 2009

Imagined Homecomings: The Problem With Similarity Among Ethnic Return Migrants In Spain, David Cook-Martín

David Cook-Martín

No abstract provided.


Eyewitness Corroboration Requirements As Protections Against Wrongful Conviction: The Hidden Questions, David Crump Jan 2009

Eyewitness Corroboration Requirements As Protections Against Wrongful Conviction: The Hidden Questions, David Crump

David Crump

Several commentators have suggested the adoption of a rule requiring corroboration of eyewitness identification testimony. The concern underlying this proposal has merit, because misidentifications probably account for the largest share of erroneous convictions. But no one has catalogued the possible side effects of such a rule. Would the proposal have bad effects on the control of crime? Would it produce disproportionate acquittals in some crime categories, so that it might amount to a “Violent Predator’s Relief Act”? Would it result in even greater oppression of innocent people? What do the proponents mean by “corroboration,” anyway? What corroboration should be ...


Heller, High Water(Mark)? Lower Courts And The New Right To Keep And Bear Arms, Brannon P. Denning, Glenn H. Reynolds Jan 2009

Heller, High Water(Mark)? Lower Courts And The New Right To Keep And Bear Arms, Brannon P. Denning, Glenn H. Reynolds

Brannon P. Denning

This article, written for a symposium held at the University of California-Hastings, surveys lower court decisions applying Heller and the right to keep and bear arms it recognized to federal, state, and local gun laws. While no laws have, to date, been invalidated -- in part because of the strong signals sent by the Heller Court in the opinion -- the Court's recognition that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right has altered the way in which courts treat gun ownership and, in some cases, has caused non-judicial actors to legislate "in the shadow" of Heller.


Ontology, Epistemology, Axiology: Bases For A Comprehensive Theory Of Law, Eric A. Engle Jan 2009

Ontology, Epistemology, Axiology: Bases For A Comprehensive Theory Of Law, Eric A. Engle

Eric A. Engle

This article presents a comprehensive theory of law founded on correct ontological, epistemological and axiological bases and proposes that monism materialism and holism will have greater explanatory and predictive power than dualist, atomist and realist International Relations (IR) theory have had. The theory, though focussed on IR theory, is applicable to domestic law as well. Western thought has long been predicated on either an ontological materialism (matter determines mind) or an ontological idealism (eidetic realism: mind determines matter). Normally, the materialist view is also monist (reality is fundamentally unitary), whereas the idealist view is generally presented as dualist (reality is ...


200909 Obiter Dicta: Early Advent 2009, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2009

200909 Obiter Dicta: Early Advent 2009, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.