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Environmental Justice And Discriminatory Siting: Risk-Based Representation And Equitable Compensation, Bradford Mank Jan 1995

Environmental Justice And Discriminatory Siting: Risk-Based Representation And Equitable Compensation, Bradford Mank

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This Article proposes a new risk-based approach to representing and compensating not only minorities but any person affected by a siting decision. This proposal would create a formal mechanism for achieving the desire of many environmental justice advocates to empower those local residents most affected by a siting decision. The EPA or state siting agencies, however, would provide a technocratic framework for assessing the scope of risks, despite the limitations of risk and cost-benefit analysis; would set limits on the maximum amount of risk in any community; and would specify the minimum compensation required from a developer. Immediate neighbors, political ...


Dangerous Decisions: An Essay On The Mathematics Of Clinical Violence Prediction And Involuntary Hospitalization, Douglas Mossman Md Jan 1995

Dangerous Decisions: An Essay On The Mathematics Of Clinical Violence Prediction And Involuntary Hospitalization, Douglas Mossman Md

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This Article has two major purposes. First, it provides a mathematical
description of an ideal procedure for making clinical decisions about patients'
future violence, a description that provides a context for evaluating clinicians'
"dangerousness decisions." For purposes of illustration, the Article uses a specific clinical situation-deciding whether to hospitaize involuntarily a patient
based on his risk of harming another. The Article argues that the decision
involves balancing potential risks to third parties (often the patient's family
members) with the "massive deprivation of liberty and other potential
harms to the patient that could result from confinement. The mathematical
description of ...


Looking Back In Pursuit Of The Art Of Law, Gordon A. Christenson Jan 1995

Looking Back In Pursuit Of The Art Of Law, Gordon A. Christenson

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As part of the centennial celebration of the Washington College of Law, I am pleased to accept the invitation of The Law Review to revisit those six fascinating years of my deanship from 1971 to 1977. It is time for a backward glance in light of the profound changes that have since taken place in society, as well as in the Washington College of Law (WCL).


The Myth Of Meritocracy, And The Silencing Of Minority Voices: The Need For Diversity On America's Law Reviews, Mark A. Godsey Jan 1995

The Myth Of Meritocracy, And The Silencing Of Minority Voices: The Need For Diversity On America's Law Reviews, Mark A. Godsey

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This Article is aimed primarily at guiding current law review members through a process that explores the real purposes of law reviews. Part II discusses the two primary responsibilities of law reviews and the effect that a lack of minority participation has on a review's ability to meet these responsibilities. Specifically, section IIA explores a law review's responsibility to serve as an advanced legal writing course for students. This section questions whether it is legitimate for law reviews to use selection procedure that consistently exclude certain races from this part of the curriculum. Section IIB discusses a law ...