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Deference And Disability Discrimination, Rebecca H. White Dec 2000

Deference And Disability Discrimination, Rebecca H. White

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In 1999, the question of deference to the EEOC grabbed the spotlight. It surfaced in a case that arose under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the "ADA"), a relatively new, and sweeping, anti-discrimination law that prohibits workplace discrimination against qualified individuals with a disability. A difficult substantive question was presented: Is the determination of whether one has a disability within the meaning of the ADA to be made with or without regard to mitigating measures? Instinctively, either a "yes" or a "no" answer seems problematic. On the one hand, defining disability without regard to the corrective effects of ...


Grade Distribution - Fall Semester 2000, Office Of Registrar Oct 2000

Grade Distribution - Fall Semester 2000, Office Of Registrar

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Georgia Journal Of International And Comparative Law Editorial And Managing Boards 2000-2001, Georgia Journal Of International And Comparative Law Oct 2000

Georgia Journal Of International And Comparative Law Editorial And Managing Boards 2000-2001, Georgia Journal Of International And Comparative Law

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Georgia's Proposed Dynasty Trust: Giving The Dead Too Much Control?, Verner F. Chaffin Sep 2000

Georgia's Proposed Dynasty Trust: Giving The Dead Too Much Control?, Verner F. Chaffin

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Georgia should resist the urge to join the parade of states that have overturned the Rule Against Perpetuities. We do not neet the dynasty trust in Georgia. The repeal of perpetuities laws ignores the reasons for the Rule Against Perpetuities and uncritically assumes that preserving family wealth in perpetuity is a desirable social goal. The Rule is still needed to prevent persons long removed from the current scene from tying up wealth without restriction and from unduly influencing the behavior of those living in the present. For background purposes, this Article reviews the legislative history of Georgia's Rule Against ...


Spotting Money Launderers: A Better Way To Fight Organized Crime?, Diane Marie Amann Jul 2000

Spotting Money Launderers: A Better Way To Fight Organized Crime?, Diane Marie Amann

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Money laundering investigations have been much in the news of late. There have been stories that Radil Salinas de Gortari laundered kickbacks from drug traffickers while his brother was President of Mexico. That Ferdinand Marcos stashed nearly half a billion dollars in Swiss banks while he ruled the Philippines. That two of Mexico's largest banks have pleaded guilty to laundering charges stemming from a controversial U.S. sting operation. That the former prime minister of Ukraine pleaded guilty to Swiss charges that he laundered $9 million in stolen funds, even as he faced U.S. charges of laundering $114 ...


The Personal Side Of A Deanship, David E. Shipley Jul 2000

The Personal Side Of A Deanship, David E. Shipley

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So why have I been deaning for over 10 years? I do, in fact, enjoy most aspects of the job including the many challenges, the fact that there is nothing routine about the work, and the many public aspects of the position such as receptions, bar meetings, tailgate parties, law review banquets, and bar luncheons. I enjoy students. We would not have these wonderful jobs in law teaching without them. I like faculty and still think of myself as a law professor first. It is fun to do alumni relations and developmental work, and I would love to have more ...


Harmonic Convergence? Constitutional Criminal Procedure In An International Context, Diane Marie Amann Jul 2000

Harmonic Convergence? Constitutional Criminal Procedure In An International Context, Diane Marie Amann

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Throughout the world, a trend toward a shared - a constitutional - criminal procedure may be detected. It is evident in common-law, civil-law, and mixed systems: individual states like China adopt laws promising once-alien concepts like a presumption of innocence, even as supranational bodies like the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia debate how to adapt certain norms to a hybrid structure. Some have suggested that such developments may herald a harmonic convergence of criminal procedure rules. This Article examines the likelihood of such a convergence. It establishes as a keynote around which harmony may develop the model of constitutional criminal procedure ...


Deconstructing The Debate Over State Taxation Of Electronic Commerce, Walter Hellerstein Jul 2000

Deconstructing The Debate Over State Taxation Of Electronic Commerce, Walter Hellerstein

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Elsewhere on these pages, the distinguished economist Charles McLure begins his contribution to the debate over taxation of electronic commerce by observing that “America is focusing on the wrong issues in debating the taxation of electronic commerce ....” He proceeds to provide a fundamental critique of the states' existing sales tax regimes and he lays out a roadmap for radical reform of the system that would, in the course of curing the basic defects in the existing state sales tax structure, incidentally resolve many of the issues that currently dominate the debate over taxing electronic commerce. I do not disagree with ...


"Available State Remedies" And The Fourteenth Amendment: Comments On Florida Prepaid V. College Savings Bank, Michael L. Wells Jun 2000

"Available State Remedies" And The Fourteenth Amendment: Comments On Florida Prepaid V. College Savings Bank, Michael L. Wells

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In Florida Prepaid Postsecondary Education Expense Board v. College Savings Bank, decided during the Supreme Court's October 1998 Term, the specific point at issue was the scope of Congress's authority under Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment to impose liability for damages on state governments. In the Patent Remedy Act, Congress had abrogated the states' sovereign immunity from claims of patent infringement. College Savings Bank argued for the validity of the statute on the grounds that patents are property; that patent infringements are deprivations of property; and that the statute simply and appropriately provides a remedy for deprivations ...


Gap-Filling And Freedom Of Contract, Shumei Lu May 2000

Gap-Filling And Freedom Of Contract, Shumei Lu

LLM Theses and Essays

When a client asks his lawyer what his duties are under a particular contract, normally the lawyer’s first response is “show me the contract.” Does the contract provide all the contract duties in its expressed form? Definitely not. By now everyone acknowledges that, to some extent, all contracts have some gaps. Even the most carefully drafted document rests on volumes of assumptions that cannot be explicitly expressed.1 The inevitability of gaps reflects both our “relative ignorance of fact” and “our relative indeterminacy of aim.” Generally speaking, there are three types of gaps: first, the parties to a contract ...


The Application Of Ec Competition Law To Non-European (U.S.) Corporations, Federico Cavicchioli May 2000

The Application Of Ec Competition Law To Non-European (U.S.) Corporations, Federico Cavicchioli

LLM Theses and Essays

The present thesis deals with the application of European Community (EC)1 Competition Law by the competent Communitarian institutions, namely the Commission, the Court of First Instance and the European Court of Justice. Because the discussion will concern its application to non-European legal entities, one explanatory remark is necessary. Dealing with the application of Competition Law with regard to non-European corporations is not meant to suggest that any form of discrimination based on nationality exists. As former Commissioner Sir Leon Brittan commented with regard to one of the early cases involving non-EC companies, “the location of a party’s incorporation ...


Suing States For Money: Constitutional Remedies After Alden And Florida Prepaid, Michael Wells Apr 2000

Suing States For Money: Constitutional Remedies After Alden And Florida Prepaid, Michael Wells

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On June 23, 1999, the Supreme Court handed down three noteworthy decisions bearing on the law of constitutional remedies. Alden v. Maine struck down an attempt by Congress, acting under its Article I powers, to subject states to suits in state court on federal statutory grounds. Florida Prepaid Postsecondary Education Expense Board v. College Savings Bank curbed Congress' power under Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment to authorize suits against state governments on constitutional grounds, reasoning that a case cannot be made for the federal cause of action unless state law remedies are inadequate. A companion case, College Savings Bank ...


The False Claims Act And The English Eradication Of Qui Tam Legislation, J. Randy Beck Apr 2000

The False Claims Act And The English Eradication Of Qui Tam Legislation, J. Randy Beck

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Congress amended the False Claims Act in 1986 to encourage qui tam enforcement of the statute, which penalizes submission of false claims to the federal government. A qui tam statute authorizes a private citizen "informer" to file suit on behalf of the government for collection of a statutory forfeiture. A successful informer receives a share of the recovery. Qui tam enforcement came from England, where it served for centuries as the principal means of enforcing a wide range of statutes. England moved away from qui tam enforcement in the 1800s and abolished it altogether in 1951. In this Article, Professor ...


Juristic Giants: A Georgia Study In Reputation, R. Perry Sentell Jr. Apr 2000

Juristic Giants: A Georgia Study In Reputation, R. Perry Sentell Jr.

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In 1990, Judge Richard Posner published CARDOZO: A STUDY IN REPUTATION. A deceptively small volume (only 156 pages), the book purported to delineate and dissect the facets of circumstance, achievement, and character accounting for Benjamin Cardozo's reputation for "greatness." Treating such indicia (both tangible and intangible) as Cardozo's "person," "philosophy," "technique," and "contributions," Posner also sought a handle for "measuring the magnitude" of reputation itself. He hit, of course, upon the modern mechanical mainstay of computerization: a finger-tip presentation of the frequency with which Cardozo's name appears in other judicial opinions.


Another Brick In The Wall: An Empirical Look At Georgia Tort Litigation In The 1990s, Thomas A. Eaton, Susette M. Talarico, Richard E. Dunn Apr 2000

Another Brick In The Wall: An Empirical Look At Georgia Tort Litigation In The 1990s, Thomas A. Eaton, Susette M. Talarico, Richard E. Dunn

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It has been four years since we prepared our first profile of tort litigation in Georgia.

It is against this backdrop that we undertook to update and expand upon our original research. We have updated our study by collecting data from tort cases filed in the superior courts of Bibb, Gwinnett, Irwin, and Oconee counties between 1994 and 1997. Thus, for these four counties we now have data regarding the filing and disposition of tort cases for an eight-year period. We also have collected data from tort cases filed in Cobb and Fulton County superior courts between 1994 and 1997 ...


Intervention In Public Law Litigation: The Environmental Paradigm, Peter A. Appel Apr 2000

Intervention In Public Law Litigation: The Environmental Paradigm, Peter A. Appel

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Litigation which Chayes labeled “public law litigation” grew especially quickly in the decade immediately before Chayes wrote his article. This growth was due, in no small part, to the 1966 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. These amendments introduced a more transactional approach to litigation and made the rules concerning party structure more flexible. In particular, the amendments modified Rule 19, which governs joinder of nonparties by the parties to the suit; Rule 23, which governs class action lawsuits; and Rule 24, which governs intervention by nonparties into ongoing litigation. Using the jurisprudence that has developed concerning intervention ...


A Reply To Professor Tobias, Peter A. Appel Apr 2000

A Reply To Professor Tobias, Peter A. Appel

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In his response to my article, Intervention in Public Law Litigation: The Environmental Paradigm, Professor Carl Tobias finds much to commend and much to criticize, and he offers a “friendly critique” of my article. I thank Professor Tobias for taking the time to respond to my article, and I hope that this response furthers the dialogue on this important subject.


Entrapment When The Spoken Word Is The Crime, James F. Ponsoldt, Stephen Marsh Mar 2000

Entrapment When The Spoken Word Is The Crime, James F. Ponsoldt, Stephen Marsh

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The task of this Article is to assess the competing approaches that circuit courts have taken in defining the predisposition element in entrapment cases. It then attempts to try to reconcile them, not only with Jacobson v. United States, but also with policy concerns underlying the rest of the Supreme Court's entrapment jurisprudence, particularly in light of the increased politicization of federal criminal law through investigations of public officials' conduct by independent counsel. This Article will first frame the central issue, the supplementary mens rea requirement arising in entrapment cases. Part II then will review the common law development ...


Mock Trial Executive Board, 2000-2001, Kellie Casey Monk Jan 2000

Mock Trial Executive Board, 2000-2001, Kellie Casey Monk

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Protection Of Intellectual Property Rights And The Impact Of Trips, Sowmiya R.K. Sikal Jan 2000

Protection Of Intellectual Property Rights And The Impact Of Trips, Sowmiya R.K. Sikal

LLM Theses and Essays

This thesis focuses on the importance of intellectual property rights and its protection in the international arena. Coming from a developing country - India, I have always been fascinated with the area of international intellectual property rights protection because of its severe ramification on the economy and the social structure of developing countries. The impact of heightened protection of intellectual property rights has been a controversial issue between developed and developing countries for many years. In this paper, I have examined intellectual property rights, need for its protection, conventions, treaties and agreements present for the protection of intellectual property including the ...


The Nafta Package And The Environment: A Green Analysis Of Its Origins And Effects, Pedro M. Morales-Gomez Jan 2000

The Nafta Package And The Environment: A Green Analysis Of Its Origins And Effects, Pedro M. Morales-Gomez

LLM Theses and Essays

When the presidential candidate Clinton announced that he would not support NAFTA without environmental and labor side agreements, and during the period before NAFTA's ratification by the American Congress, Mexicans lived in most tense suspense. Even though, the idea of an environmental side agreement seemed to please most environmentalists in Mexico who hoped that this would lead to creating a major environmental conscience in the Mexican government. The purpose of this thesis is to elaborate a critical analysis of the North American Free Trade Agreement, its related documents and their effects concerning the environment, specifically its legal protection. We ...


Public Policy Defense In International Commercial Arbitration, Mingqiang Qian Jan 2000

Public Policy Defense In International Commercial Arbitration, Mingqiang Qian

LLM Theses and Essays

The purpose of this thesis is to examine how public policy defense functions in international commercial arbitration and whether it will block the development of international commercial arbitration. Chapter II deals with the role of public policy in international private law. This chapter examines the origins of public policy in common law countries and its functions in international private law. It is difficult to evaluate public policy as a precise concept because of its relative nature. Nevertheless, to limit its application in international private law, legal scholars have tried to clarify differences between domestic public policy, international public policy, and ...


Comparison Between Freedom Of Religion In Germany And In The United States In General And The Treatment Of The Church Of Scientology Specifically, Wolfgang Eichele Jan 2000

Comparison Between Freedom Of Religion In Germany And In The United States In General And The Treatment Of The Church Of Scientology Specifically, Wolfgang Eichele

LLM Theses and Essays

The thesis first gives background information about the general development of fundamental rights in both Germany and the United States and specifically the freedom of religion. The analysis discusses in particular freedom of religion granted by Article 4 of the Basic Law in Germany and the religious clauses of the First Amendment of the American Constitution. In the first conclusion, the differences in the interpretations of the religious clauses both in Germany and the United States will be stated. These differences will then be illustrated by a discussion on the Church of Scientology through its basic facts, history, ideas, and ...


Taxation Of U.S. Llc With Foreign Participation, Victor Ianovitch Jan 2000

Taxation Of U.S. Llc With Foreign Participation, Victor Ianovitch

LLM Theses and Essays

The instant thesis is organized in three main parts. The first contains an overview of U.S. law including constitutional issues of the topic focusing on the separation of tax powers between federal and state authorities with special attention to the basis and extent to which a State is entitled to impose levies on business organizations; a brief analysis of federal legislation allowing the pass-through regime; and summary concerning LLC legislation in the States. The second analyzes the application of the main, basic principles of international taxation (such as residence, source rules, application of international treaties, and connected with it ...


The Use Of Intellectual Property As Collateral: Gap In The Perfection Of A Security Interest, Sofia Benammar Jan 2000

The Use Of Intellectual Property As Collateral: Gap In The Perfection Of A Security Interest, Sofia Benammar

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The purpose of the present thesis is to let French lawyers know which step they need to take in order to best assist their client in securing a more solid investment. Lenders want to be protected. Lenders want to be sure that they can use the intellectual property rights in a commercial environment free from superior claims by third parties. In other words, a lender who provides a large loan to a borrower wants to know how and where its security interest will be perfected and what is the best way for him to have priority over other claims. This ...


International Franchising: Focus On Central And Eastern Europe And Russia, Aksinia Zaharieva Dintcheva Jan 2000

International Franchising: Focus On Central And Eastern Europe And Russia, Aksinia Zaharieva Dintcheva

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This thesis discusses and analyzes international franchising and its introduction and development in the emerging democracies in Eastern Europe. After a general presentation of the franchise marketing method, the advantages and disadvantages to both parties of the franchise relationship are discussed. Attention is given to the alternatives available to foreign franchisors contemplating international franchising in the Eastern European region. The thesis further reviews the newly enacted foreign investment laws in six Eastern European countries - Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, and Russia - as they relate to the joint venture operations in the region and the attending legal issues. Review of ...


International Joint Ventures Between France And The United States, Alexis Desreumaux Jan 2000

International Joint Ventures Between France And The United States, Alexis Desreumaux

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This thesis focuses on two markets: France and the United States. Although these markets are competitive in several areas, sometimes some cooperation is needed in order to achieve a successful venture. The focus of this thesis is on two major issues. First, how can an American company, with a French partner, venture in France? And, second, how can a French company "invade" the U.S. market, with the help of a local company? To narrow the focus of this thesis, these " multipartite" joint ventures are to be dealt with. The thesis concerns the joint ventures made from two corporations, one ...


Laws Governing Bank Securities Activities In The United States, Hanning Zhang Jan 2000

Laws Governing Bank Securities Activities In The United States, Hanning Zhang

LLM Theses and Essays

This thesis analyzes the previous regulatory approach to bank investment activities in the United States and its effects on the banking industry, discusses regulatory changes that expanded banking powers, reviews the new legislation and potential problems in the current movement of financial reform, and suggests some solutions. Chapter II reviews previous statutory regimes on bank securities activities, including those separating traditional and investment banking under the Glass-Steagall Act and Bank Holding Company Act. The regulatory regime under the E.U. banking system is addressed to give an example of successful deregulation, by which universal banks may fully enjoy the rapid ...


Reflections On The Reform Of Antidumping Law A Case Study Of Anti-Dumping Law In The United States, Sung Hwan Kim Jan 2000

Reflections On The Reform Of Antidumping Law A Case Study Of Anti-Dumping Law In The United States, Sung Hwan Kim

LLM Theses and Essays

As of the end of 1997, 29 of the 132 member countries of the WTO had some form of the antidumping regime in operation. Most of the antidumping measures were taken by developed countries, with the United States leading in the number of measures invocated, which lends support to the criticism that the United States has wielded the antidumping law for the purpose of protecting its noncompetitive domestic industry. Attendant to this criticism, and taking the United States antidumping law as a typical model law embodying the Antidumping Agreement, this thesis first looks at the evolution of antidumping law in ...


Nationality, Domicile And Habitual Residence - Does The New German Citizenship Law Call For A Change Of A Principal Connecting Factor In Private International Law ?, Marc Cziesielsky Jan 2000

Nationality, Domicile And Habitual Residence - Does The New German Citizenship Law Call For A Change Of A Principal Connecting Factor In Private International Law ?, Marc Cziesielsky

LLM Theses and Essays

The purpose of the new citizenship law which was proposed by the new German federal government was to give legal aliens living in Germany a choice to become German citizens without having to give up the nationality which was conferred on them by their parentage or descent. This thesis will question whether this rigid concept should be completely abolished after an assessment of both the constitutionality and the exact implications of the new citizenship law. In the light of the conclusions, the comparative part of this thesis will then focus on a more general approach and will compare the concepts ...