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Criminals Behind The Veil: Political Philosophy And Punishment, Chad Flanders Nov 2016

Criminals Behind The Veil: Political Philosophy And Punishment, Chad Flanders

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Eric Holder's Recent Curtailment Of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing, Its Implications, And Prospects For Effective Reform, Alan Dahl Nov 2014

Eric Holder's Recent Curtailment Of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing, Its Implications, And Prospects For Effective Reform, Alan Dahl

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Essay: Philemon, Marbury, And The Passive-Aggressive Assertion Of Legal Authority, Paul J. Larkin Jr. Nov 2014

Essay: Philemon, Marbury, And The Passive-Aggressive Assertion Of Legal Authority, Paul J. Larkin Jr.

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What Color Is The Number Seven? Category Mistakes Analysis And The "Legislative/Non-Legislative" Distinction, John Martinez Nov 2014

What Color Is The Number Seven? Category Mistakes Analysis And The "Legislative/Non-Legislative" Distinction, John Martinez

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The Best Interest Is The Child: A Historical Philosophy For Modern Issues, Lahny R. Silva Mar 2014

The Best Interest Is The Child: A Historical Philosophy For Modern Issues, Lahny R. Silva

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

A little over a century after the creation of the first juvenile court in America, the states and the federal government continue to try to find an effective and practical solution to juvenile delinquency. Beginning with the “Best Interest of the Child Standard” in 1899, juvenile justice policy has evolved into a mixed bag of philosophies. State statutes littered with “Best Interest” rhetoric, have interestingly resulted in state policies that are retributive in nature and disproportionately affect minority communities. The disconnect between theory and practice is the product of decades of socio-political influence on juvenile justice policy as well as ...


Taking Mistakes Seriously, Paul J. Larkin Jr. Jul 2013

Taking Mistakes Seriously, Paul J. Larkin Jr.

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

Part I of this article discusses the principle that mistake or ignorance of the law is no excuse. It is settled law that no one can defend against a criminal charge on the grounds that he did not intend to flout the law and, at worst, made only a reasonable, honest mistake as to what he was free to do. Part II examines several areas in which the law does precisely the opposite by repeatedly manifesting a willingness to forgive reasonable mistakes by one or more actors in the criminal justice system. Part III then asks whether the developments discussed ...


The Forgotten Founding Document: Considering The Ends Of The Law, A. Scott Loveless Mar 2013

The Forgotten Founding Document: Considering The Ends Of The Law, A. Scott Loveless

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On the difficult moral issues confronting the judiciary today, a long overlooked bit of guidance is provided in the Declaration of Independence, natural law. This paper discusses the moral foundations of the Constitution and their relation to positive law, primarily addressing "same-sex marriage" in the context of Proposition 8 in California, but broadly applicable to other moral/legal conflicts such as abortion and the display of religious texts on public grounds, such as the Ten Commandments. It also challenges the judicial activism evident in many such cases as a judicial violation of the requirements of substantive due process.


The Swinging Pendulum Of Sentencing Reform: Political Actors Regulating District Court Discretion, Lydia Brashear Tiede May 2009

The Swinging Pendulum Of Sentencing Reform: Political Actors Regulating District Court Discretion, Lydia Brashear Tiede

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

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Cunningham V. California: The U.S. Supreme Court Painted Into A Corner, Jacob Strain Mar 2008

Cunningham V. California: The U.S. Supreme Court Painted Into A Corner, Jacob Strain

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

No abstract provided.


Proposition 36: Ignoring Amenability And Avoiding Accountability, Mehgan Porter May 2007

Proposition 36: Ignoring Amenability And Avoiding Accountability, Mehgan Porter

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No abstract provided.


Holding Virtual Child Pornography Creators Liable By Judicial Redress: An Alternative Approach To Overcoming The Obstacles Presented In Ashcroft V. Free Speech Coalition, Daniel W. Bower Mar 2004

Holding Virtual Child Pornography Creators Liable By Judicial Redress: An Alternative Approach To Overcoming The Obstacles Presented In Ashcroft V. Free Speech Coalition, Daniel W. Bower

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

No abstract provided.


Which Crime Is It? The Role Of Proportionality In Recidivist Sentencing After Ewing V. California, Richard H. Andrus Mar 2004

Which Crime Is It? The Role Of Proportionality In Recidivist Sentencing After Ewing V. California, Richard H. Andrus

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

No abstract provided.


Who Makes The Call On Capital Punishment? How Ring V. Arizona Clarifies The Apprendi Rule And The Implications On Capital Sentencing , Sim?N Cantarero Mar 2003

Who Makes The Call On Capital Punishment? How Ring V. Arizona Clarifies The Apprendi Rule And The Implications On Capital Sentencing , Sim?N Cantarero

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

No abstract provided.


Helping Children Through The Juvenile Justice Syste: A Guide For Utah Defense Attorneys, Paul Wake May 2000

Helping Children Through The Juvenile Justice Syste: A Guide For Utah Defense Attorneys, Paul Wake

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

No abstract provided.


United States V. Singleton And The Witness Gratuity Statute: What Is The Best Approach For The Criminal Justice System?, Melissa W. Rawlinson Mar 2000

United States V. Singleton And The Witness Gratuity Statute: What Is The Best Approach For The Criminal Justice System?, Melissa W. Rawlinson

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

No abstract provided.


Factors Contributing To Juvenile Violence In Indian Communities, Larry Echohawk May 1998

Factors Contributing To Juvenile Violence In Indian Communities, Larry Echohawk

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

No abstract provided.


Crime And Punishment: The Eighth Amendment's Proportionality Guarantee After Harmlin V. Michigan, John C. Rooker Mar 1992

Crime And Punishment: The Eighth Amendment's Proportionality Guarantee After Harmlin V. Michigan, John C. Rooker

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No abstract provided.