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Recent Developments In Copyright Law: Selected U.S. Supreme Court, Court Of Appeals, And District Court Opinions Between February 1, 2005 And May 1, 2006, Tyler T. Ochoa Oct 2006

Recent Developments In Copyright Law: Selected U.S. Supreme Court, Court Of Appeals, And District Court Opinions Between February 1, 2005 And May 1, 2006, Tyler T. Ochoa

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This article highlights nine U.S. copyright law decisions handed down between February 1, 2005 and May 1, 2006. This review was originally delivered as a speech at The 50th Annual Conference of Developments in Intellectual Property Law held by The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property Law on May 26, 2006. Discussing a wide range of cases from peer-to-peer file sharing to standing, the analysis focuses on the most recent developments in copyright.


Resisting Deep Capture: The Commercial Speech Doctrine And Junk-Food Advertising To Children, David Yosifon May 2006

Resisting Deep Capture: The Commercial Speech Doctrine And Junk-Food Advertising To Children, David Yosifon

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The present Article is more precisely dedicated to analyzing, from a critical realist perspective, the wisdom and constitutional viability of one possible policy response to the obesity crisis: a ban on junk-food advertising to children.

This Article seeks not only to show that an effective junk-food advertising ban could pass constitutional scrutiny, but also to demonstrate, through the rigor of a constitutional analysis, the wisdom of such an approach to this substantial social problem. Simultaneously, my purpose is to show, in the context of a difficult First Amendment question, that the critical realist approach to legal theory is capable of ...


Non-Analytical Thinking In Law Practice: Blinking In The Forest, Kandis Scott Apr 2006

Non-Analytical Thinking In Law Practice: Blinking In The Forest, Kandis Scott

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Non-analytical thinking is indispensable to good legal representation .Despite its importance in law practice, it is devalued and neglected in the conventional law school curriculum. Even in clinical legal education, where the potential to teach students to use this mode of thinking is most obvious, the elevation of theory and analysis has stifled the impulse of clinical professors to teach students to "blink." One way law schools can counteract this trend, and thereby better train law students for practice, is to enhance clinical teachers' nonanalytical skills through more practice opportunities.


The Delphi "Bankruptcy": The Continuation Of Class War By Other Means, Stephen F. Diamond Apr 2006

The Delphi "Bankruptcy": The Continuation Of Class War By Other Means, Stephen F. Diamond

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No abstract provided.


Voting Rights Act: Evidence Of Continued Need, Angelo N. Ancheta, United States House Of Representatives, Committee On The Judiciary Mar 2006

Voting Rights Act: Evidence Of Continued Need, Angelo N. Ancheta, United States House Of Representatives, Committee On The Judiciary

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Ancheta's testimony, titled "Language Accommodation and the Right to Vote", begins on p. 2451.


Justice Stevens, Judicial Power, And The Varieties Of Environmental Litigation, Kenneth A. Manaster Mar 2006

Justice Stevens, Judicial Power, And The Varieties Of Environmental Litigation, Kenneth A. Manaster

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1970 was a big year for environmental law. The first of the major federal environmental statutes, the National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA"), went into force. The first Earth Day was observed. The federal Clean Air Act underwent revolutionary changes, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") was created. Many states also passed ambitious environmental legislation and created new agencies.1970, as is often said, began the "Environmental Decade," when the basic blueprint was drawn for the building of modem environmental law.

The desire of environmental activists for ringing judicial pronouncements of environmental awareness and creative new theories and remedies ...


International Treaty Enforcement As A Public Good: Institutional Deterrent Sanctions In International Environmental Agreements, Tseming Yang Jan 2006

International Treaty Enforcement As A Public Good: Institutional Deterrent Sanctions In International Environmental Agreements, Tseming Yang

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No abstract provided.


Co-Blogging Law, Eric Goldman Jan 2006

Co-Blogging Law, Eric Goldman

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Abstract: Bloggers often work collaboratively with other bloggers, a phenomenon I call "co-blogging. " The decision to co-blog may seem casual, but it can have significant and unexpected legal consequences forthe co-bloggers. This essay looks at some of these consequences under partnership law, employment law, and copyright law and explains how each of these legal doctrines can lead to counterintuitive results. The essay then discusses some recommendations to mitigate the harshness of these results.


Can Legal Writing Programs Benefit From Evaluating Student Writing Using Single-Submission, Semester-Ending, Standardized, Performance-Type Assignments?, John Schunk Jan 2006

Can Legal Writing Programs Benefit From Evaluating Student Writing Using Single-Submission, Semester-Ending, Standardized, Performance-Type Assignments?, John Schunk

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Many legal writing programs evaluate a student's performance based on a series of assignments that students write and then rewrite after receiving comments from their legal writing teacher. Over the last decade, some have proposed altering this model by introducing the Multistate Performance Test into the legal writing curriculum or by using traditional objective examinations in first-year legal writing courses.

Based on a three-year experience at Santa Clara University School of Law, this essay suggests that using these principles, those of performance testing and traditional examinations, in a slightly modified form can reap significant benefits for legal writing programs ...


Do International Norms Influence State Behavior?, David Sloss Jan 2006

Do International Norms Influence State Behavior?, David Sloss

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No abstract provided.


Law, Politics, And The Appointments Process, Bradley W. Joondeph Jan 2006

Law, Politics, And The Appointments Process, Bradley W. Joondeph

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In recent years, many commentators have called for the "depoliticization" of the judicial appointments process, arguing that politics and ideology have wrongly displaced objective merit in the selection of federal judges. In their book, Advice and Consent: The Politics of Judicial Appointments, Lee Epstein and Jeffrey Segal demonstrate why such prescriptions are misguided. Epstein and Segal are political scientists, not law professors, and thus have no normative stake in protecting constitutional law from politics, the preoccupation of many constitutional theorists. Instead, their aim is purely positive: to explain how the appointments process has actually functioned over the course of the ...


Fairness In The Air: California's Air Pollution Hearing Boards, Kenneth A. Manaster Jan 2006

Fairness In The Air: California's Air Pollution Hearing Boards, Kenneth A. Manaster

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This article is an update of my earlier article, "Administrative Adjudication of Air Pollution Disputes: The Work of Air Pollution Control District Hearing Boards in California." Because basic features of the law governing California's air pollution hearing boards have remained in place over the years, the original article reportedly continues to be useful for lawyers and others. Nonetheless, some important aspects of the law have changed, and so have many of the practices hearing boards follow. Furthermore, in many parts of the state, hearing boards now often face cases of far greater technical and legal complexity, and environmental and ...


2005: A Consumer Bankruptcy Odyssey, Gary Neustadter Jan 2006

2005: A Consumer Bankruptcy Odyssey, Gary Neustadter

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Congress has concluded that the voyage of consumer bankruptcy in the United States is off course and that some of its crew - consumer bankruptcy attorneys and bankruptcy judges - no longer can be completely trusted at the helm. Following years of drama reminiscent of the 1914 silent film serial "Perils of Protection Act of 2005 ("the Act"). Save perhaps the 1938 introduction of Chapter XIII, the correction presents the most far reaching changes in consumer bankruptcy law since the adoption of the Bankruptcy Act of 1898. These changes come little more than a decade after Congress established a National Bankruptcy Review ...


Innocent Of A Capital Crime: Parallels Between Innocence Of A Crime And Innocence Of The Death Penalty, Ellen Kreitzberg, Linda Carter Jan 2006

Innocent Of A Capital Crime: Parallels Between Innocence Of A Crime And Innocence Of The Death Penalty, Ellen Kreitzberg, Linda Carter

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This analysis begins with an examination of the Court's Eighth Amendment jurisprudence and how this impacts the procedures that are required in a capital trial. Then we will present a brief review of habeas corpus law and the barriers that have been imposed to restrict federal court review of claims. We will explain how AEDPA modified the ability of a petitioner to get evidentiary hearings and imposed restrictions on the filling of second or successive petitions. Then, we will look at circumstances in which claims of innocence may be raised in a petition for habeas corpus. Finally, we will ...


Search Engine Bias And The Demise Of Search Engine Utopianism, Eric Goldman Jan 2006

Search Engine Bias And The Demise Of Search Engine Utopianism, Eric Goldman

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Due to search engines' automated operations, people often assume that search engines display search results neutrally and without bias. However, this perception is mistaken. Like any other media company, search engines affirmatively control their users' experiences, which has the consequence of skewing search results (a phenomenon called "search engine bias"). Some commentators believe that search engine bias is a defect requiring legislative correction. Instead, this Essay argues that search engine bias is the beneficial consequence of search engines optimizing content for their users. The Essay further argues that the most problematic aspect of search engine bias, the "winner-take all" effect ...


Antitrust Law On The Borderland Of Language And Market Definition: Is There A Separate Spanish-Language Radio Market?, Catherine J. K. Sandoval Jan 2006

Antitrust Law On The Borderland Of Language And Market Definition: Is There A Separate Spanish-Language Radio Market?, Catherine J. K. Sandoval

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No abstract provided.


The Challenge Of Treaty Structure: The Case Of Nafta And The Environment, Tseming Yang Jan 2006

The Challenge Of Treaty Structure: The Case Of Nafta And The Environment, Tseming Yang

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No abstract provided.


The Problem Of Maintaining Emission "Caps" Without Federal Government Involvement: A Brief Examination Of The Chicago Climate Exchange And The Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Tseming Yang Jan 2006

The Problem Of Maintaining Emission "Caps" Without Federal Government Involvement: A Brief Examination Of The Chicago Climate Exchange And The Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Tseming Yang

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No abstract provided.


The Effectiveness Of The Nafta Environmental Side Agreement's Citizen Submission Process: A Case Study Of Metales Y Derivados, Tseming Yang Jan 2006

The Effectiveness Of The Nafta Environmental Side Agreement's Citizen Submission Process: A Case Study Of Metales Y Derivados, Tseming Yang

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No abstract provided.


Choice And Fraud In Racial Identification: The Dilemma Of Policing Race In Affirmative Action, The Census, And A Color-Blind Society, Tseming Yang Jan 2006

Choice And Fraud In Racial Identification: The Dilemma Of Policing Race In Affirmative Action, The Census, And A Color-Blind Society, Tseming Yang

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No abstract provided.


Integrating Contract Drafting Skills And Doctrine, Eric Goldman Jan 2006

Integrating Contract Drafting Skills And Doctrine, Eric Goldman

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In February 2006, I participated in the Symposium, Teaching Writing and Teaching Doctrine: A Symbiotic Relationship?, at Brooklyn Law School. I prepared some personal and unscientific observations about the challenges of concurrently teaching legal doctrine and contract drafting. Obviously, there is a rich literature on these topics that I did not try to address; instead, my goal was simply to acknowledge my first-hand experiences wrestling with these challenges and discuss some specific solutions I have tried. This brief Essay recaps my presentation.