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Glenn Beck Bad News For Religious Conservatism, Nathan B. Oman Dec 2010

Glenn Beck Bad News For Religious Conservatism, Nathan B. Oman

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Sharia Law Poses No Threat To American Courts, Nathan B. Oman Dec 2010

Sharia Law Poses No Threat To American Courts, Nathan B. Oman

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Unplugged - When Do Supreme Court Justices Need To Just Sit Down And Be Quiet?, Sonja R. West Dec 2010

Unplugged - When Do Supreme Court Justices Need To Just Sit Down And Be Quiet?, Sonja R. West

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This article looks at Supreme Court justices providing their opinions on various legal topics prior to resigning from the bench.


The Arrest Of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Dec 2010

The Arrest Of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

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Police forces tend to be among the most secretive and least accountable of all organizations. When pressed for accountability or sued for malfeasance, obfuscation and evasiveness are the typical response. The phenomenon is hardly limited to certain countries or societies–the unassailability of police organizations seems to be universal.–Michael H. Fox The serve-and-protect model of police motivation that was drummed into police corps across the country in the aftermath of the response to anti-war demonstrations in the sixties and seventies has been heavily encroached on by the control-and-suppress model.–J. Ackerman The best motto for a police officer is ...


Creac Scramble: An Active Self-Assessment Exercise, Meredith Aden Oct 2010

Creac Scramble: An Active Self-Assessment Exercise, Meredith Aden

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Balanced Budget Amendment Is Dangerous Gimmick, Not Solution, Nathan B. Oman Sep 2010

Balanced Budget Amendment Is Dangerous Gimmick, Not Solution, Nathan B. Oman

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When Facts Are Thin On The Ground, Julia Romasevych, Paul Antiss, Nancy Amoury Combs Sep 2010

When Facts Are Thin On The Ground, Julia Romasevych, Paul Antiss, Nancy Amoury Combs

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Fact-finding at the international tribunals is not as precise as we think. Nancy Combs, Professor of Law at William and Mary Law School, explores this in her new book 'Fact-finding without facts: the uncertain evidentiary foundations of international criminal convictions'.


The Hidden Cost Of Auto Bailouts, Nathan B. Oman Aug 2010

The Hidden Cost Of Auto Bailouts, Nathan B. Oman

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Fact-Finding Without Facts, Nancy Amoury Combs Aug 2010

Fact-Finding Without Facts, Nancy Amoury Combs

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Throttling Miranda: Right Wing Ideologues Support The Government Against The Individual, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Jul 2010

Throttling Miranda: Right Wing Ideologues Support The Government Against The Individual, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

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The 1966 Miranda v. Arizona decision is arguably the most important and undeniably the most famous of all U.S. Supreme Court criminal procedure decisions. The noble purpose of this legal landmark is to prevent Americans taken into custody by police on criminal charges from being subjected to improper interrogation practices calculated to compel citizens to incriminate themselves.

Few people realize that since the early 1970s the Supreme Court has been stealthily choking the life out of Miranda. The latest example of this process of slow strangulation occurred a few weeks ago, on June 1, when the Court in Berghuis ...


Against The Conventionalist Turn In Legal Theory: Dickson On Hart On The Rule Of Recognition, Michael S. Green Jul 2010

Against The Conventionalist Turn In Legal Theory: Dickson On Hart On The Rule Of Recognition, Michael S. Green

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The First Amendment Protects Military Funeral Protests, Timothy Zick Jul 2010

The First Amendment Protects Military Funeral Protests, Timothy Zick

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Military funeral protests are offensive, but protected free speech.


The Stupidest Lawyering Ever, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Jun 2010

The Stupidest Lawyering Ever, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

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Last Wednesday and Thursday, June 23 and 24, Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis finally got what he has been seeking for over a decade -- a court hearing allowing him to present newly discovered evidence he is innocent of the murder of off-duty policeman Mark MacPhail. That hearing was a disaster, however, because of the cataclysmic blundering of his own attorneys. As he sat in the federal district courtroom in jail garb and leg irons watching events unfold, Davis must surely have come to the sickening realization that his lawyers were guilty of some of the stupidest lawyering on record.


Constitutional Interpretation? There's No App For That., Sonja R. West Jun 2010

Constitutional Interpretation? There's No App For That., Sonja R. West

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The confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan begin Monday, and court watchers are steeling themselves for another round of the vacuous Q&A that has become the stuff of modern confirmation hearings.

What she will likely talk about—if she's anything like other recent nominees—is that, if confirmed, she promises to become Kagan the Robot. She will find 100 different ways to assure us that when deciding cases she will do nothing more than mechanically apply the law to the facts. And this is where Kagan needs to throw away the script. The absence of any ...


Indestructible Unalienable Rights, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. May 2010

Indestructible Unalienable Rights, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

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Perhaps the sublimest achievement of the Western World is the development of the notion that all human beings have immutable, imperishable basic rights, rights that trump all other interests, rights that cannot be denied or trampled upon except through injustice and barbarity. These rights of individuals include political rights, civil rights, and social rights.


The Unsung Empathy Of Justice Stevens, Sonja R. West, Dahlia Lithwick Apr 2010

The Unsung Empathy Of Justice Stevens, Sonja R. West, Dahlia Lithwick

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Justice John Paul Stevens' announcement of his retirement this morning has his many admirers at a loss: Liberals are already bemoaning the absence of a true liberal leader at the court—a man who could still manage to "count to five" to forge a majority on the sometimes fractious center-left of the court.


Judge's Ill-Timed Ruling Invites Irrationality In Public's Views About Capital Punishment, Adam M. Gershowitz Mar 2010

Judge's Ill-Timed Ruling Invites Irrationality In Public's Views About Capital Punishment, Adam M. Gershowitz

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Controversial Gvrs And The "Degradation" Of The Gvr, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl Feb 2010

Controversial Gvrs And The "Degradation" Of The Gvr, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

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Connick V. Thompson And The (Changing?) Scope Of Prosecutorial Immunity, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl Feb 2010

Connick V. Thompson And The (Changing?) Scope Of Prosecutorial Immunity, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

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Allocating Power Between Courts And Arbitrators - And Why Scholars Of Federal Courts Should Care, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl Feb 2010

Allocating Power Between Courts And Arbitrators - And Why Scholars Of Federal Courts Should Care, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

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Trivia From The Supreme Court Order List, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl Feb 2010

Trivia From The Supreme Court Order List, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

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When Is Finality . . . Final?, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl Feb 2010

When Is Finality . . . Final?, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

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Deciding When To Decide - Appellate Procedure And Legal Change, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl Feb 2010

Deciding When To Decide - Appellate Procedure And Legal Change, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

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Teaching Evaluations By Faculty Colleagues, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl Feb 2010

Teaching Evaluations By Faculty Colleagues, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

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Nebraska Safe Haven Snafu, Revisited, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl Feb 2010

Nebraska Safe Haven Snafu, Revisited, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

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The Legal Debate Over The Senate's Rules: A Dialogue, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl Feb 2010

The Legal Debate Over The Senate's Rules: A Dialogue, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

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Poll/Contest: What Shape Is The Constitution?, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl Feb 2010

Poll/Contest: What Shape Is The Constitution?, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

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Wired: What We've Learned About Courtroom Technology, Fredric I. Lederer Jan 2010

Wired: What We've Learned About Courtroom Technology, Fredric I. Lederer

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Jefferson's Vision Fulfilled: The Nation's Oldest Law School Celebrates 230 Years Of Educating Citizen Lawyers, Davison M. Douglas Jan 2010

Jefferson's Vision Fulfilled: The Nation's Oldest Law School Celebrates 230 Years Of Educating Citizen Lawyers, Davison M. Douglas

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