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Federal Statutory Review Under Section 1983 And The Apa, Henry Paul Monaghan Jan 1991

Federal Statutory Review Under Section 1983 And The Apa, Henry Paul Monaghan

Faculty Scholarship

Following hard on the heels of two unanimous decisions sustaining the authority of state courts to enforce federal law, two more unanimous rulings at the end of the 1989 Supreme Court Term strongly emphasized their duty to do so. McKesson Corporation v. Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, held that the states must provide meaningful postpayment remedies for parties forced to pay state taxes that had been extracted contrary to the commerce clause, and Howlett v. Rose affirmed the existence of a nearly inescapable duty in the state courts to entertain section 1983 actions. Additionally, three days after Howlett, the Court ...


Liquidity Versus Control: The Institutional Investor As Corporate Monitor, John C. Coffee Jr. Jan 1991

Liquidity Versus Control: The Institutional Investor As Corporate Monitor, John C. Coffee Jr.

Faculty Scholarship

Within academia, paradigm shifts occur regularly, some more important than others. As the takeover wave of the 1980s ebbs, a significant shift now appears to be in progress in the way the public corporation is understood. Above all, the new thinking emphasizes that political forces shaped the modern corporation. While the old paradigm saw the structure of the corporation as the product of a Darwinian competition in which the most efficient design emerged victorious, this new perspective sees political forces as constraining that evolutionary process and possibly foreclosing the adoption of a superior organizational form. Thus, my colleague Professor Mark ...


Faculty Resolution, Professor Alfred Hill, Harold L. Korn, Henry Paul Monaghan Jan 1991

Faculty Resolution, Professor Alfred Hill, Harold L. Korn, Henry Paul Monaghan

Faculty Scholarship

Alfred Hill is everything a law professor should be. He has mastered the two areas which are most important for a law teacher's success. These are classroom performance and legal scholarship. Few of us excel in either one of these areas. The fact that Al Hill excels in both makes him truly remarkable. We of the Columbia Law School Faculty are singularly blessed to have had him in our midst for more than twenty years.

Al Hill's excellence as a teacher is best demonstrated by the enthusiastic comments of his students. He has taught many courses; his current ...