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When Should Investor Reliance Be Presumed In Securities Class Actions, Roberta S. Karmel Nov 2007

When Should Investor Reliance Be Presumed In Securities Class Actions, Roberta S. Karmel

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Solving The ‘Initiatory Construction’ Puzzle (And Improving Direct Democracy) By Appropriate Refocusing On Sponsor Intent, Glenn Smith Jan 2007

Solving The ‘Initiatory Construction’ Puzzle (And Improving Direct Democracy) By Appropriate Refocusing On Sponsor Intent, Glenn Smith

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This Article synthesizes and critiques a dozen years of scholarship about judicial construction of legislation passed by voter initiative. The Article then makes a comprehensive case for an alternative approach: an appropriately enhanced focus on the intent of initiative sponsors. More specifically, the Article validates, through analysis of recent California decisions, a longstanding scholarly consensus that the prevailing judicial search for "the intent of the voters" is seriously flawed. The Article provides the first synthesis to date of reform proposals offered by "initiatory-construction" scholars; the discussion contends that these proposals collectively fail four key evaluation criteria. Building on the 2003 ...


Below The Surface: Comparing Legislative History Usage By The House Of Lords And The Supreme Court , James J. Brudney Jan 2007

Below The Surface: Comparing Legislative History Usage By The House Of Lords And The Supreme Court , James J. Brudney

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In 1992, the Law Lords (the judicial arm of the House of Lords) overruled more than two centuries of precedent when it decided in Pepper v. Hart that courts could refer to and rely on legislative history to aid in construing enacted laws. The ensuing fourteen years have witnessed a robust debate among British judges and legal scholars as to the scope and propriety of Pepper. This article offers the first empirical and comparative analysis of how Britain's highest court has used previously excluded legislative history materials in its judicial decisions. Although the Law Lords opened the door to ...


First Amendment Cases In The Supreme Court 2005 Term, Joel Gora Jan 2007

First Amendment Cases In The Supreme Court 2005 Term, Joel Gora

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Subverting The Marriage-Amendment Crusade With Law And Policy Reform, Anita Bernstein Jan 2007

Subverting The Marriage-Amendment Crusade With Law And Policy Reform, Anita Bernstein

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Enhancing Drug Effectiveness And Efficacy Through Personal Injury Litigation, Anita Bernstein Jan 2007

Enhancing Drug Effectiveness And Efficacy Through Personal Injury Litigation, Anita Bernstein

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A Social Defense Of Sarbanes-Oxley, James A. Fanto Jan 2007

A Social Defense Of Sarbanes-Oxley, James A. Fanto

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The Dual Path Initiative Framework, Elizabeth Garrett, Mathew D. Mccubbins Jan 2007

The Dual Path Initiative Framework, Elizabeth Garrett, Mathew D. Mccubbins

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Intentionalism's Revival , James J. Brudney Jan 2007

Intentionalism's Revival , James J. Brudney

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This essay responds to an article by Professors Boudreau, Lupia, McCubbins, and Rodriguez (hereinafter "BLMRod") that was posted in Legislation and Statutory Interpretation Abstracts on July 26, 2007, (http://ssrn.com/abstract=997924) and that will appear in the San Diego Law Review, vol.44, no.2, 2007. The essay situates BLMRod's article in the context of recent efforts by a number of scholars to reclaim foundational legitimacy for intentionalism as an approach to construing statutes. The essay first applauds BLMRod's use of insights from communication theory to conceptualize statutes as compressed substantive or procedural commands that cannot ...


What Statutes Mean: Interpretive Lessons From Positive Theories Of Communication And Legislation, Cheryl Boudreau, Arthur Lupia, Mathew D. Mccubbins, Daniel B. Rodriguez Jan 2007

What Statutes Mean: Interpretive Lessons From Positive Theories Of Communication And Legislation, Cheryl Boudreau, Arthur Lupia, Mathew D. Mccubbins, Daniel B. Rodriguez

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Challenging Direct Democracy, Erwin Chemerinsky Jan 2007

Challenging Direct Democracy, Erwin Chemerinsky

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I want to argue today that direct democracy is undesirable and unconstitutional. I want to argue to you that the Supreme Court should find that the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative is unconstitutional, and strike it down. So I want to make two points. First, I am going to argue that direct democracy is undesirable. This is a normative argument; it’s not an argument about constitutional doctrine. Second, I want to argue that direct democracy is unconstitutional, and make a series of different arguments as to why.