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The Forum: A Tennessee Student Legal Journal

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I'M Sorry I'M Scared Of Litigation: Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Apology Laws, Erika R. Davis May 2016

I'M Sorry I'M Scared Of Litigation: Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Apology Laws, Erika R. Davis

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Drafting Indenture 'No-Action' Clauses Under New York Law, William N. Lay May 2016

Drafting Indenture 'No-Action' Clauses Under New York Law, William N. Lay

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8th Amendment Freedom From Cruel And Unusual Punishment: Lethal Injection Drugs, Casey Elliott May 2016

8th Amendment Freedom From Cruel And Unusual Punishment: Lethal Injection Drugs, Casey Elliott

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Breath Of Fresh Air: A Discussion Of National Ambient Air Quality Standards For Ozone, William C. Mazzota, Luke P. Ihnen May 2016

Breath Of Fresh Air: A Discussion Of National Ambient Air Quality Standards For Ozone, William C. Mazzota, Luke P. Ihnen

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Justice For Juveniles: The Importance Of Immediately Appointing Counsel To Cases Involving Status Offenses And Engaging In Holistic Representation Of Juveniles In All Cases, Ashley Goins Aug 2015

Justice For Juveniles: The Importance Of Immediately Appointing Counsel To Cases Involving Status Offenses And Engaging In Holistic Representation Of Juveniles In All Cases, Ashley Goins

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Defective Designs In Airbag Technology, Benjamin Ashley Aug 2015

Defective Designs In Airbag Technology, Benjamin Ashley

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Introduction: Airbags have been a major concern for automobile manufacturers and federal regulators. As of January 1, 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) attributed “296 deaths to front airbags, including 191 children, 92 drivers, and 13 adult passengers . . . .”1 Airbag systems are designed to reduce injuries in motor vehicle crashes and especially in crashes at high speeds.2 However, airbags have deployed incorrectly or malfunctioned due to a defect in their designs,3 and their incorrect deployment or malfunction has caused serious injuries and even death for vehicle occupants.4

Although the technology to employ airbags was available ...


Understanding The Yoder Provision: Analyzing The Impact Of Amendments To Dodd-Frank's Swaps "Push-Out" Provision, William N Lay Aug 2015

Understanding The Yoder Provision: Analyzing The Impact Of Amendments To Dodd-Frank's Swaps "Push-Out" Provision, William N Lay

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Introduction: On December 16, 2014, Congress enacted the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Act) to fund the federal government through the 2015 fiscal year and forestall an imminent government shutdown.1 However, the content of this legislation was not limited exclusively to the allocation of funds; the Act controversially amended several provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank).2 In a section now known as the “Yoder provision,”3 the Act amended section 716 of Dodd-Frank, which originally required certain financial institutions to “push-out” certain swap transactions to outside institutions that were not ...


Amendment Ii: A Consideration Of The History, Passage & Potential Effects Of The Latest Judicial Selection Process In Tennessee, William H. Neal Iii, Jarrod B. Casteel Aug 2015

Amendment Ii: A Consideration Of The History, Passage & Potential Effects Of The Latest Judicial Selection Process In Tennessee, William H. Neal Iii, Jarrod B. Casteel

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Introduction: On November 4, 2014, the Judicial Selection Amendment

(Amendment II) to the Tennessee Constitution came before the state’s

electorate. Amendment II sought to replace the role played by the Judicial

Nominating Commission by expanding the governor’s appellate judiciary

appointment power while simultaneously clarifying and codifying what is

known as the Tennessee Plan for judicial selection. Although some felt that

this amendment went directly against the measured determinations of the

state constitution’s drafters, Amendment II passed by a relatively wide

margin, thereby altering and solidifying the judicial selection process in the

State of Tennessee. While the voters ...


The Challenge Of Lgbt Youth In Foster Care, Benjamin Ashley Oct 2014

The Challenge Of Lgbt Youth In Foster Care, Benjamin Ashley

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"Medicate-To-Execute": The Dilemma Of Involuntary Medication And Mentally Ill Death Row Inmates, Paige Ayres Oct 2014

"Medicate-To-Execute": The Dilemma Of Involuntary Medication And Mentally Ill Death Row Inmates, Paige Ayres

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Eliminating The Effective Death Sentence Of Life Without Parole, Joseph Tutro Oct 2014

Eliminating The Effective Death Sentence Of Life Without Parole, Joseph Tutro

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What It Means To Be A Parent: A Problematic Outcome In Adoptive Couple V. Baby Girl, Amy Sosinski Oct 2014

What It Means To Be A Parent: A Problematic Outcome In Adoptive Couple V. Baby Girl, Amy Sosinski

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