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F18rs Sgr No. 18, Bridget Ryan Oct 2019

F18rs Sgr No. 18, Bridget Ryan

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

A RESOLUTION TO COMMEND THE LSU STUDENT HEALTH CENTER AND STUDENT HEALTH CENTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, D’ANN MORRIS FOR PROPERLY USING STUDENT FEES IN ITS OPERATIONS AND SERVICES


Measuring Regulation: A Labor Task-Based Approach, Michael Simkovic, Miao Ben Zhang Aug 2019

Measuring Regulation: A Labor Task-Based Approach, Michael Simkovic, Miao Ben Zhang

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

This paper uses occupational employment and wage data for over 270 industries from 1990 to 2017 to estimate the percentage of an industry's annual labor spending on performing regulation-related tasks. We hypothesize that this measure reflects the intensity of regulations that incentivize firm spending on compliance to avoid legal liability or regulatory sanctions. We study the sensitivity of this measure to shocks that change regulatory intensity in the finance and energy sectors. Compared to supply-side measures that count words in regulations, our response-based measure, Regulation Index, reflects broader sources of regulation, can better detect the impact of regulations, and ...


A Better Hope For Campaign Finance Reform, Edward J. Mccaffery Aug 2019

A Better Hope For Campaign Finance Reform, Edward J. Mccaffery

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

There is too much money in American politics, and too much of it comes from too few citizens. Mega-donors like Sheldon Adelson or Tom Steyer make $100 million political expenditures every election cycle. Attempts to limit such large political contributions have failed at every level: judicially, legislatively, and administratively. Much of the academic literature has joined the real world’s sense of despair. This Article takes a new tack. By changing our tax system from an income to a consistent progressive spending tax, the true cost of political expenditures by mega-donors could increase tenfold. By using a strategy of taxing ...


The Kids Are Not Alright: Leveraging Existing Health Law To Attack The Opioid Crisis Upstream, Yael Cannon Jul 2019

The Kids Are Not Alright: Leveraging Existing Health Law To Attack The Opioid Crisis Upstream, Yael Cannon

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The opioid crisis is now a nationwide epidemic, ravaging both rural and urban communities. The public health and economic consequences are staggering; recent estimates suggest the epidemic has contracted the U.S. labor market by over one million jobs and cost the nation billions of dollars. To tackle the crisis, scholars and health policy initiatives have focused primarily on downstream solutions designed to help those who are already in the throes of addiction. For example, the major initiative announced by the U.S. Surgeon General promotes the dissemination of naloxone, which helps save lives during opioid overdoses.

This Article argues ...


Domestic Violence Convictions And Firearms Possession: The Law As It Stands And As It Moves, Kate E. Britt Jul 2019

Domestic Violence Convictions And Firearms Possession: The Law As It Stands And As It Moves, Kate E. Britt

Law Librarian Scholarship

Legislatures have attempted to curb instances of gun use in fatal and nonfatal domestic violence by passing statutes restricting possession of firearms for perpetrators of domestic violence. This article explains federal and Michigan law as it stands and discusses current efforts to further limit perpetrators’ access to firearms.


Neglecting Nationalism, Gil Seinfeld May 2019

Neglecting Nationalism, Gil Seinfeld

Articles

Federalism is a system of government that calls for the division of power between a central authority and member states. It is designed to secure benefits that flow from centralization and from devolution, as well as benefits that accrue from a simultaneous commitment to both. A student of modern American federalism, however, might have a very different impression, for significant swaths of the case law and scholarly commentary on the subject neglect the centralizing, nationalist side of the federal balance. This claim may come as a surprise, since it is obviously the case that our national government has become immensely ...


British Government Information Resources, Bert Chapman Apr 2019

British Government Information Resources, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Creative Materials

Provides an overview of British Government information resources. Contents include basic British economic and political background and information from British Government websites including the Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Brexit related material produced by British government agencies such as the Department for Exiting the European Union,, the Ministry of Defence, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, the Home Office Visas and Immigration Section, the Office of National Statistics, Her Majesty's Treasury, the British Parliament including parliamentary committees and research agencies, the website of Member of Parliament (MP) Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative-North East Somerset), a webcast of ...


Law School News: 'Hate And Bigotry Have No Place In America' April 18, 2019, Michael M. Bowden Apr 2019

Law School News: 'Hate And Bigotry Have No Place In America' April 18, 2019, Michael M. Bowden

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


From Stele To Silicon: Publication Of Statutes, Public Access To The Law, And The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, Frederick W. Dingledy Apr 2019

From Stele To Silicon: Publication Of Statutes, Public Access To The Law, And The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, Frederick W. Dingledy

Library Staff Publications

For a legal system to succeed, its laws must be available to the public it governs. This article looks at the methods used by different governments throughout history to publicize legislation and the rulers’ possible motivations for publication. It concludes by discussing how the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act provides the next logical step in this long tradition of publicizing the law.


S19rs Sgb No. 1 (Rules Of Court), Victoria Pitre Apr 2019

S19rs Sgb No. 1 (Rules Of Court), Victoria Pitre

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

A Bill

To Amend the Rules of Court


S19rs Sgb No. 4 (Student Bill Of Rights And Responsibilities), Catherine Mckinney Apr 2019

S19rs Sgb No. 4 (Student Bill Of Rights And Responsibilities), Catherine Mckinney

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

A BILL

To Establish the Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities in tandem with the LSU Faculty Senate


S19rs Sgb No. 3 (Delegate Amendments), Alaysia Johnson Apr 2019

S19rs Sgb No. 3 (Delegate Amendments), Alaysia Johnson

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

A Bill

To amend the Student Government Bylaws Article XV: Delegation to include Caucuses.


S19rs Sgb No. 2 (Funding Amendment), Jacob Cheatwood Apr 2019

S19rs Sgb No. 2 (Funding Amendment), Jacob Cheatwood

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

A Bill

To amend the student government bylaws


S19rs Eo No. 2 (Special Needs Program), Stewart Lockett Apr 2019

S19rs Eo No. 2 (Special Needs Program), Stewart Lockett

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

AN EXECUTIVE ORDER

To Establish the “Special Needs Program Temporary Committee”


S19rs Eo No. 1 (Higher Ed Report), Stewart Lockett Apr 2019

S19rs Eo No. 1 (Higher Ed Report), Stewart Lockett

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

An Executive Order

Establishment of “Higher Education Report Card Committee”


S19rs Sgb No. 8 (Election Code Amendment), Catherine Mckinney Apr 2019

S19rs Sgb No. 8 (Election Code Amendment), Catherine Mckinney

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

A Bill

To amend the Student Government Bylaws


S19rs Sgb No. 7 (Surplus Account), Jack Green Apr 2019

S19rs Sgb No. 7 (Surplus Account), Jack Green

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

A Bill

To amend the Student Government Bylaws


S19rs Sgb No. 6 (Budget), Jack Green Apr 2019

S19rs Sgb No. 6 (Budget), Jack Green

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

A BILL

to amend the Student Government budget.


S19rs Sgb No. 5 (Graduate School Apportionment), Jordan Landry, Alaysia Johnson Apr 2019

S19rs Sgb No. 5 (Graduate School Apportionment), Jordan Landry, Alaysia Johnson

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

A BILL

To Amend the Student Government Constitution Regarding the Apportionment of Student Senate Seats to the Graduate School


Why The Latest Ruling In The Sandy Hook Shooting Litigation Matters, Heidi Li Feldman Mar 2019

Why The Latest Ruling In The Sandy Hook Shooting Litigation Matters, Heidi Li Feldman

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

On March 19, 2019 the Connecticut Supreme Court officially released its opinion in Soto v. Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC. Because the decision greenlights civil discovery and trial for the Sandy Hook plaintiffs seeking compensation from the maker, distributor,and retailer of the gun used by the shooter, the ruling received much attention in the popular press. It is, however, very easy to get the wrong impression about the significance of the Connecticut Supreme Court’s decision and the avenues it creates for both the plaintiffs and the defendants in the litigation. The decision is both more and less significant than ...


Does My Vote Count? Analyzing The Motivations Of American Voters And The Obstacles They Face, Kalika Mahato Mar 2019

Does My Vote Count? Analyzing The Motivations Of American Voters And The Obstacles They Face, Kalika Mahato

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

One of the most indispensable rights Americans are promised is the opportunity to vote at the polls. After the women’s suffrage and civil rights movements, all American citizens above 18 and who haven’t committed a felony have the right to vote. The election process in America is viewed by many as egalitarian. However, upon a rudimentary examination into the election process, it becomes clear that this equality that America promotes is consistently at battle with classism and hierarchy. Every election, thousands of eligible voters do not vote because of inadequate information and support, barriers in the process, and ...


Defining Authentic: The Relationship Between Native Art And Federal Indian Policy, 1879-1961, Aurora Kenworthy Feb 2019

Defining Authentic: The Relationship Between Native Art And Federal Indian Policy, 1879-1961, Aurora Kenworthy

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Between 1879 and 1961, non-Native perceptions of what constituted authentic Native art shifted. These changing perceptions were influenced by, and then in turn influenced, federal policy and legislation. While non-Native individuals and groups worked to improve conditions for Native communities and to protect “authentic” Native art forms, Native reformers also attempted to enact change to help Native communities and Native artists exercised control over their own art and identity.


The Games They Will Play: Tax Games, Roadblocks, And Glitches Under The 2017 Tax Legislation, David Kamin, David Gamage, Ari Glogower, Rebecca Kysar, Darien Shanske, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Lily Batchelder, J. Clifton Fleming, Daniel Hemel, Mitchell Kane, David Miller, Daniel Shaviro, Manoj Viswanathan Feb 2019

The Games They Will Play: Tax Games, Roadblocks, And Glitches Under The 2017 Tax Legislation, David Kamin, David Gamage, Ari Glogower, Rebecca Kysar, Darien Shanske, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Lily Batchelder, J. Clifton Fleming, Daniel Hemel, Mitchell Kane, David Miller, Daniel Shaviro, Manoj Viswanathan

Articles

The 2017 tax legislation brought sweeping changes to the rules for taxing individuals and business, the deductibility of state and local taxes, and the international tax regime. The complex legislation was drafted and passed through a rushed and secretive process intended to limit public comment on one of the most consequential pieces of domestic policy enacted in recent history. This Article is an effort to supply the analysis and deliberation that should have accompanied the bill’s consideration and passage, and describes key problem areas in the new legislation. Many of the new changes fundamentally undermine the integrity of the ...


Appropriations And Stem Cell Research Arlen Specter’S Senate Legacy, Sean Q. Kelly Feb 2019

Appropriations And Stem Cell Research Arlen Specter’S Senate Legacy, Sean Q. Kelly

Arlen Specter Center for Public Service Research Fellowship

Pennsylvania Republican Senator Arlen Specter sat at the center of battles over stem cell research. Focusing on Specter’s efforts allows sustained exploration of policy entrepreneurship in the Senate. Building on Fenno’s seminal work on Arlen Specter, which focused mostly on Specter’s first term in office. Specter’s early work on criminal justice policy helped to prepare him for the weighty work involved in the stem cell debate. However, it was his ascendance on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and his position on the Labor, Health, and Human Services subcommittee in particular, that allowed him to become a leader ...


Efficacy Of Clery Act Timely Warning And Emergency Notification Messages, Travis W. Douglas Feb 2019

Efficacy Of Clery Act Timely Warning And Emergency Notification Messages, Travis W. Douglas

Arlen Specter Center for Public Service Research Fellowship

The Clery Act (20 U.S.C. § 1092(f)) was passed following the rape and murder of Jeanne Clery in 1986 at Lehigh University. The intent of the law was to improve campus safety by making information about crime as well as safety and security policies more accessible to students, parents, employees, and others. This study explored the efficacy of the emergency notification and timely warnings provisions of the law. The study found these messages to be useful in promoting campus safety, particularly by informing people about safety issues and impacting people’s behavior related to self-protection. However, safety related ...


Proposed State Offshore Oil & Gas Legislation And Resolutions: 2017-18, Marine Affairs Institute, Roger Williams University School Of Law, Megan Betts Feb 2019

Proposed State Offshore Oil & Gas Legislation And Resolutions: 2017-18, Marine Affairs Institute, Roger Williams University School Of Law, Megan Betts

Sea Grant Law Fellow Publications

No abstract provided.


Going "Clear", Ryan D. Doerfler Jan 2019

Going "Clear", Ryan D. Doerfler

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This Article proposes a new framework for evaluating doctrines that assign significance to whether a statutory text is “clear.” As previous scholarship has failed to recognize, such doctrines come in two distinct types. The first, which this Article call evidence-management doctrines, instruct a court to “start with the text,” and to proceed to other sources of statutory meaning only if absolutely necessary. Because they structure a court’s search for what a statute means, the question with each of these doctrines is whether adhering to it aids or impairs that search — the character of the evaluation is, in other words ...


Private Law Statutory Interpretation, Shyamkrishna Balganesh Jan 2019

Private Law Statutory Interpretation, Shyamkrishna Balganesh

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This Essay is an attempt to describe the basis and consequences of the disconnect between private law and legislation, both for private law theorizing and legal thinking more generally. It does so by focusing on “private law statutes,” legislation that creates or modifies rights and obligations between parties in their private capacities. Private law statutes do more than merely create private causes of action. While they create private causes, they do so on the basis of principles that are specific to the horizontal interaction between parties, rather than entirely for public-regarding policy reasons. While statutes in the areas traditionally identified ...


2017-2018 Legislative Summary, Assembly Committee On Housing And Community Development Jan 2019

2017-2018 Legislative Summary, Assembly Committee On Housing And Community Development

California Assembly

No abstract provided.


2018 Legislative Summary, Assembly Committee On Public Safety Jan 2019

2018 Legislative Summary, Assembly Committee On Public Safety

California Assembly

No abstract provided.