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Drafting An Effective Greenmail Prohibition, Ronald J. Gilson Jan 1988

Drafting An Effective Greenmail Prohibition, Ronald J. Gilson

Faculty Scholarship

Hostile tender offers have become a recurrent political issue. In recent years Congress has held seemingly endless hearings on the subject, and by now the testimony has settled into a familiar dialogue. Potential acquirers cast themselves as the embodiment of Adam Smith's invisible hand – their activities energize the market for corporate control with the desirable result of improving the efficiency of corporate management. Management of potential targets, in turn, claim the role of Albert Chandler's visible hand – efficient managers who internalize a function previously carried out by an inefficient market. Their argument is that because the market for ...


The Scope Of Consular Immunity Under The Vienna Convention On Consular Relations: Towards A Principled Interpretation Notes, Curtis J. Milhaupt Jan 1988

The Scope Of Consular Immunity Under The Vienna Convention On Consular Relations: Towards A Principled Interpretation Notes, Curtis J. Milhaupt

Faculty Scholarship

A consular officer, mistaken for a' trespasser as he leaves his mission to attend a cultural function, struggles with a police officer and is subsequently charged with assault and battery.1 The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 2 provides that consular officers3 are immune from jurisdiction for "acts performed in the exercise of consular functions."4 Does the Vienna Convention shield the consular officer from suit? The scope of consular immunity is uncertain because courts differ in their application of the Convention's immunity rule.

This Note argues that a principled interpretation of the scope of consular immunity consistent ...


Stare Decisis And Constitutional Adjudication, Henry Paul Monaghan Jan 1988

Stare Decisis And Constitutional Adjudication, Henry Paul Monaghan

Faculty Scholarship

Despite endless literature urging that constitutional adjudication be severed from explorations into the understandings at the creation of the Constitution, original understanding continues to play a prominent role in the Supreme Court's jurisprudence. For the Court, originalism seemingly provides a legitimate ground for decisionmaking; for the people, it provides assurances against judicial usurpation of power properly belonging to other branches of government, or retained by the people themselves.

But difficulties with originalism emerge once the existing constitutional order is actually examined. The Supreme Court's repeated invocations of the Framers' understanding notwithstanding, a significant portion of our constitutional order ...


A Reply To Michael Goldsmith, Gerard E. Lynch Jan 1988

A Reply To Michael Goldsmith, Gerard E. Lynch

Faculty Scholarship

I am grateful for Professor Michael Goldsmith's response to my discussion of RICO. It is always gratifying to find that one's writings have stimulated thought and debate.

Professor Goldsmith's criticisms of my discussion come in three parts. First, he claims that I have misread the history of RICO's adoption. Second, he objects to my criticisms of its scope. Third, he argues that the statute as now drafted serves prosecutorial purposes that would not be captured by the proposals I make for its replacement. Professor Goldsmith's arguments are not persuasive.