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Red-Flag Laws, Civilian Firearms Ownership And Measures Of Freedom, Royce De R. Barondes Jan 2023

Red-Flag Laws, Civilian Firearms Ownership And Measures Of Freedom, Royce De R. Barondes

Faculty Publications

This essay provides context for an assessment of a part of the recently-enacted Bipartisan Safer Communities Act--federal legislation funding state red-flag procedures, which allow for seizures of firearms from persons who have not committed crimes.

First, it assesses Maryland’s experience during the first year of implementing these procedures. The essay details computations, extrapolating from Maryland’s first-year experience, showing that adoption of these statutes causes blameless persons to be subject to being killed by the government at a rate comparable to or in excess of the murder rate.

Second, the essay identifies an overlooked impact of this federal legislation. The legislation’s …


Conservation Easements: A Tool For Preserving Wildlife Habitat On Private Lands, Robin M. Rotman, Sarah A. Brown, Michael A. Powell, Sonja A. Wilhelm Stanis Jan 2023

Conservation Easements: A Tool For Preserving Wildlife Habitat On Private Lands, Robin M. Rotman, Sarah A. Brown, Michael A. Powell, Sonja A. Wilhelm Stanis

Faculty Publications

Conservation easements are an essential tool for conserving private lands, and they have great potential for enhancing wildlife habitat and biodiversity. Private land conservation in the United States is likely to increase in the coming years, in light of Executive Order No. 14,008, issued by President Joseph Biden on January 27, 2021, which set a goal of conserving at least 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030 (Executive Office of the President 2021). There is, therefore, a need to evaluate the effect of conservation easements on wildlife habitat and biodiversity and to make recommendations for further enhancing the effectiveness …


Resurfacing Sovereignty: Who Regulates Surface Mining In Indian Country After Mcgirt?, Robin M. Rotman, Sam J. Carter Sep 2022

Resurfacing Sovereignty: Who Regulates Surface Mining In Indian Country After Mcgirt?, Robin M. Rotman, Sam J. Carter

Faculty Publications

This article examines disputes over surface mining jurisdiction on the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation post-McGirt and the larger implications for sovereignty and environmental justice in Indian Country that follow. Part II summarizes the history of federal, state, and tribal relations and provides an analysis of the McGirt decision and its potential impacts on natural resource issues. Part III offers an examination of jurisdictional uncertainties post-McGirt through an in-depth discussion of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act and the State of Oklahoma v. United States Department of the Interior case. Drawing from the examination of surface mining regulation, Part IV …


Artificial Bias: The Ethical Concerns Of Ai-Driven Dispute Resolution In Family Matters, Wensdai Brooks Jul 2022

Artificial Bias: The Ethical Concerns Of Ai-Driven Dispute Resolution In Family Matters, Wensdai Brooks

Journal of Dispute Resolution

From the global positioning systems (GPS) that guide our morning commute to the more complex machine learning systems used to build Spotify’s curation algorithms, artificial intelligence (AI) has become a central part of the way that society functions efficiently. AI has become increasingly integrated into our daily lives, permeating consumer and corporate worlds alike. Despite a reputation for being slow to adopt new technology, the legal field has been particularly forward in embracing the use of AI to increase docket speeds, optimize case management, and fill gaps in access to justice. An impressive array of programs now exists, creating a …


Faculty List Jul 2022

Faculty List

Journal of Dispute Resolution

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Description Jul 2022

Description

Journal of Dispute Resolution

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Masthead Jul 2022

Masthead

Journal of Dispute Resolution

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Table Of Contents Jul 2022

Table Of Contents

Journal of Dispute Resolution

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Appraisal Of The Success Of The Instruments Of International Commercial Arbitration Vis-À-Vis International Commercial Litigations And Mediation In The Harmonization Of The Rules Of Transnational Commercial Dispute Resolution, Samuel Maireg Biresaw Jul 2022

Appraisal Of The Success Of The Instruments Of International Commercial Arbitration Vis-À-Vis International Commercial Litigations And Mediation In The Harmonization Of The Rules Of Transnational Commercial Dispute Resolution, Samuel Maireg Biresaw

Journal of Dispute Resolution

In the second half of the twentieth century, there was a massive expansion of international trade, which led to the development of the global economy. Such growth allowed the cross-border movement of people, products, services, and capital, resulting in an avalanche of international commercial contracts and a commensurate surge in transnational disputes, among other things.


Gig Workers: Walking A Tightrope Without A Safety Net, Joshua M. Javits, Matthew L. Luby Jul 2022

Gig Workers: Walking A Tightrope Without A Safety Net, Joshua M. Javits, Matthew L. Luby

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Annually every spring—until the COVID-19 pandemic which began in March 2020, professional sports teams turn to their own budding prospects. Rookie drafts garner media attention and propel the possibility of staggering salaries into the headlines. Undrafted free agents, for their part, begin searching for jobs. With a lesser celebrity profile, many American workers have themselves become free agents in an economy transformed by technology The static newspaper classified ads of the past have been joined by vast online platforms, such as TaskRabbit and Freelancer.com, that allow jobseekers to connect with individuals seeking a diverse range of services—from graphic design and …


The Future Of Arbitration Law?, Kristen M. Blankley Jul 2022

The Future Of Arbitration Law?, Kristen M. Blankley

Journal of Dispute Resolution

This Article provides an in-depth statistical analysis of statutory interpretation of the Supreme Court’s arbitration docket. This paper follows my work in Standing on Its Own Shoulders: The Supreme Court’s Statutory Interpretation of the Federal Arbitration Act. By looking at how the Court interprets the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), this paper makes predictions about how arbitration cases might be resolved in the future. This paper considers the reliance on and use of fourteen tools of statutory interpretation over the Court’s 52 cases and 114 separate opinions interpreting the FAA through the end of 2021. By considering four crucial sub-categories of …


Third Party Arbitration Funding And Islamic Shari’A: Friends Not Foes, Mohamed Sweify Jul 2022

Third Party Arbitration Funding And Islamic Shari’A: Friends Not Foes, Mohamed Sweify

Journal of Dispute Resolution

International arbitration exacts considerable monetary costs. In response, new mechanisms have emerged to eliminate the risks of these costs. One of these mechanisms is Third-Party Funding (TPF). Claimants may consider TPF where they cannot afford the costs of arbitration or to spread their risks and take the claim costs off their corporate balance sheets. It enables the poorly funded party to pursue its claim on an equal footing with the well-funded one. Recently, TPF has acquired great attention that made it a revolutionary development in the practice of international arbitration. The practice of TPF has moved from common law jurisdictions …


Not Quite “Justice For All”: How Provisions Of Victims’ Rights Legislation Can Harm Plea Negotiations, Hannah Williams Jul 2022

Not Quite “Justice For All”: How Provisions Of Victims’ Rights Legislation Can Harm Plea Negotiations, Hannah Williams

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Undoubtedly, the history of our criminal justice system has been unkind to victims of crime. This demographic, if acknowledged at all, would historically sit in our nation’s courtrooms and watch as the criminal justice system happened to them. Congress fundamentally altered the role of victims in 2015 when it enacted a statute granting victims a plethora of new rights. Victims suddenly could confer with the state’s attorney and rely on protections from the government against the accused. Interspersed within victims’ newfound rights is the right to be reasonably heard at any plea proceeding and the ability to reopen a plea …


Adr Provisions To Inoculate The Vaccine Industry From Governmental Ip Takings, Mark Buck Jul 2022

Adr Provisions To Inoculate The Vaccine Industry From Governmental Ip Takings, Mark Buck

Journal of Dispute Resolution

It started with a cough. It continued with a fever. After several days of treatment with over-the-counter medications without improvement, it became clear that Victor Villarroel Saavedra, an unvaccinated but otherwise in good health Bolivian physician, had contracted COVID-19 in the summer of 2020. By this point, Victor’s options were limited: seek at-home care or go to the hospital. After a few days of in-home care with nasal canal oxygen and nursing/physician oversight, he was eventually transferred to a hospital where he passed within the week. This all could have been avoided with a simple jab in the otherwise healthy …


Home Run Or Strike Out: Can Baseball Arbitration Solve America’S Medical Debt Crisis?, Sarah Jolley Jul 2022

Home Run Or Strike Out: Can Baseball Arbitration Solve America’S Medical Debt Crisis?, Sarah Jolley

Journal of Dispute Resolution

In 2012, a New York woman named Claudia Knafo found herself in need of a complicated spinal surgery. She immediately began the long and arduous process of selecting a physician in her insurance network, even going so far as to interview prospective surgeons to confirm their in-network status. Claudia finally selected a well-regarded local surgeon, whose website verified his in-network status with her health insurance plan, after calling his office to confirm. Weeks after her successful spinal surgery, Claudia received notice that the doctor’s receptionist and website were incorrect—the surgeon was not actually in-network. Claudia’s health insurance plan provided $66,0000 …


Is Arbitration For Olympic Athletes Arbitrary?, Shelby Ehrmann Jul 2022

Is Arbitration For Olympic Athletes Arbitrary?, Shelby Ehrmann

Journal of Dispute Resolution

In December of 2021, Professional Russian Figure Skater Kamila Valieva completed a doping control test during a Russian National Figure Skating Championship. On February 7, 2022, a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratory detected the presence of a banned substance from Kamila’s December 2021 test. The Russian Anti-Doping Agency, (RUSADA) which is in charge of the application of WADA, first implemented a provisional suspension on Kamila, prohibiting her from competing in the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The RUSADA’s Disciplinary Anti-Doping Committee (DADC) then moved to lift this provisional suspension. The International Olympic committee, the WADA and the International Skating Union …


Improved Writing From Reading Other Writers, Douglas E. Abrams Jul 2022

Improved Writing From Reading Other Writers, Douglas E. Abrams

Faculty Publications

In 1954, a 12-year-old junior high school student wrote to Justice Felix Frankfurter seeking advice about how to prepare to become a lawyer. “The best way to prepare for the law,” Frankfurter answered, “is to come to the study of law as a well-read person.” Reading other writers, he explained, enables future lawyers to “acquire the capacity to use the English language on paper and in speech and with the habits of clear thinking.”

Justice Frankfurter offered his young correspondent sound advice about the intimate link among reading, writing, and lawyering. Reading works from other writers with an eye toward …


Masthead Jun 2022

Masthead

Missouri Law Review

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Table Of Contents Jun 2022

Table Of Contents

Missouri Law Review

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Impeachment And Trial After Officials Leave Office, Michael W. Mcconnell Jun 2022

Impeachment And Trial After Officials Leave Office, Michael W. Mcconnell

Missouri Law Review

The second impeachment of President Donald J. Trump raised an important and unresolved question: May Presidents and other federal officers be impeached or tried on impeachments after they have left office? Most Democrats argued that former officers can be both impeached and tried; most Republicans argued that former officers can neither be impeached nor tried. Trump himself was impeached while still in office and tried – and acquitted – after he left office. This is the sort of question that could easily arise again, in connection with presidents and other officers of either party, and it needs an answer that …


First Keynote Address: The Two Impeachments Of Donald J. Trump, Congressman Jamie Raskin Jun 2022

First Keynote Address: The Two Impeachments Of Donald J. Trump, Congressman Jamie Raskin

Missouri Law Review

I believe that violation of the Emoluments Clauses was the original sin of the Trump Administration, and it began essentially on the first day of Trump in office when he said he was not going to give up his more than 150 businesses. He was not going to stop doing business with foreign governments, and he was not taking any pledge about refusing to take money from the federal government. The Foreign Emoluments Clause states that no president, no federal official, may accept presents or emoluments – which are payments – offices or titles of any kind whatsoever from a …


Faculty List Jun 2022

Faculty List

Missouri Law Review

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Copyright Jun 2022

Copyright

Missouri Law Review

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Symposium: The Two Impeachments Of Donald J. Trump Foreward: Requiem For Impeachment?, Frank O. Bowman Iii Jun 2022

Symposium: The Two Impeachments Of Donald J. Trump Foreward: Requiem For Impeachment?, Frank O. Bowman Iii

Missouri Law Review

Impeachment was inserted into the Constitution of the United States as a tool of national self-preservation. Although its most common use has been as a quotidian house-cleaning device for dispensing with corrupt or egregiously unsuitable federal judges otherwise unfireable due to life tenure, the American framers conceived impeachment’s real and essential function to be the ejection and permanent electoral disqualification of any president who proved grievously unfit or exhibited a dangerous disposition to autocracy.


Second Keynote Address: The Two Impeachments Of Donald J. Trump, Senator Richard Durbin Jun 2022

Second Keynote Address: The Two Impeachments Of Donald J. Trump, Senator Richard Durbin

Missouri Law Review

It was just two years ago this month that the Senate acquitted President Trump in the first impeachment trial, and one year ago this week, he was acquitted in the second trial for inciting an insurrection against the government of the United States. Now, in the first trial, Republican Senators voted to prohibit the trial managers, the actual prosecutors, from subpoenaing any witnesses or documents. They won because they were in the majority. Before both trials, enough Republican Senators, known as jurors, announced that they had already made up their minds to acquit the President—that the not-guilty verdicts were essentially …


How Impeachment Works, Michael J. Gerhardt Jun 2022

How Impeachment Works, Michael J. Gerhardt

Missouri Law Review

Presidential impeachments test nearly everyone. Whereas constitutional adjudication largely tests the limits and powers of governmental institutions, presidential impeachments do that and more. They test whether and how members of Congress may fulfill their oaths to do “impartial justice according to the laws and Constitution of the United States;” whether, or to what extent, presidents have abused their powers; how well the American public and media understand the stakes and issues involved in the impeachment process; and to what extent Article III courts refrain from reviewing any aspect of impeachment trials. A popular concern for most observers and commentators during …


Be Careful What You Wish For: Impeachment In The Trump Era, Gene Healy Jun 2022

Be Careful What You Wish For: Impeachment In The Trump Era, Gene Healy

Missouri Law Review

Having now gotten some distance and perspective on the head-spinning Trump presidency, what have we learned about the way presidential impeachments are likely to work in the future?


Impeachment And Its Discontents, Brian C. Kalt Jun 2022

Impeachment And Its Discontents, Brian C. Kalt

Missouri Law Review

What purpose do presidential impeachments serve if the Senate does not convict? Should impeachment be attempted at all if there is no chance of conviction? These questions remind me of the old joke in which someone is asked whether he believes in infant baptism. He replies, “Believe in it? Heck, I’ve actually seen it done.”


The Constitutional (And Political) Safeguards Against Impeachment, Victoria Nourse Jun 2022

The Constitutional (And Political) Safeguards Against Impeachment, Victoria Nourse

Missouri Law Review

Will the Trump impeachments inspire a flurry of future presidential impeachments? Will the second Trump impeachment, which occurred after the President left office, spur impeachments of lesser, former government officials? These and other questions emerged during the 2022 Missouri Law Review Symposium and on the Senate floor during the Trump impeachment trials. I have argued that we can make an educated prognosis about these possibilities based on constitutional structure. I called this argument the “political safeguards” of impeachment in my recent book, The Impeachments of Donald Trump: An Introduction to Constitutional Argument. What I called political safeguards, invoking the great …


Impeachment In A System Of Checks And Balances, Keith E. Whittington Jun 2022

Impeachment In A System Of Checks And Balances, Keith E. Whittington

Missouri Law Review

Measured by any yardstick, it is hard to think that the first impeachment of President Donald Trump was particularly successful. But there are important broader questions raised particularly by the first Trump impeachment that have significance for how we think about the impeachment power moving forward. If future impeachment efforts are to be more successful, or even useful, Congress will have to understand the nature of the constitutional task that it is undertaking.