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Interstate Certification Of Questions Of Law: A Valuable Process In Need Of Reform, Ira Robbins Jan 1992

Interstate Certification Of Questions Of Law: A Valuable Process In Need Of Reform, Ira Robbins

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Although many states have adopted portions of the Uniform Certification of Questions of Law Act, state-to-state variations thwart the goals of judicial economy, uniformity, and comity among states. An improved act would create consistency and promote greater use of interstate certification.


Disappearances In Honduras The Need For Direct Victim Representation In Human Rights Litigation, Claudio Grossman Jan 1992

Disappearances In Honduras The Need For Direct Victim Representation In Human Rights Litigation, Claudio Grossman

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Honduran national Manfredo Angel Velasquez Rodriguez was taken to a detention center in Tegucigalpa on September 12, 1981, and was never seen again. He was thirty-five years old when he disappeared, and left a wife and four small children. Without any judicial process he was detained, interrogated and tortured, and then disappeared. A petition concerning the disappearance of Velisquez Rodriguez was filed with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Commission) in October of 1981. On July 29, 1988, an historic day in the fight against governmental human rights abuses in Latin America, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights held that ...


The Remedial Problems Of Stallone V. United States And Jenkins V. Missouri.Pdf, Candace Kovacic-Fleischer Jan 1992

The Remedial Problems Of Stallone V. United States And Jenkins V. Missouri.Pdf, Candace Kovacic-Fleischer

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INTRODUCTION: The remedies section of the Association of American Law Schools decided to hold a panel discussion at its annual meeting in January 1991 on two 1990 Supreme Court cases, Spallone v. United States' and Missouri v. Jenkins, because these cases raise some troubling questions about the implementation of constitutional remedies. Not surprisingly, the State and Local Government Section was also planning a panel discussion about the same cases because they involve federal courts in local governmental decisions. Thus, the two Sections combined their programs into a double, joint session, the proceedings of which are printed here. This article introduces ...


The Revitalization Of The Common-Law Civil Writ Of Audita Querela As A Post-Conviction Remedy In Criminal Cases: The Immigration Context And Beyond, Ira Robbins Jan 1992

The Revitalization Of The Common-Law Civil Writ Of Audita Querela As A Post-Conviction Remedy In Criminal Cases: The Immigration Context And Beyond, Ira Robbins

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Introduction: An alien lawfully enters the United States in 1972. He gets a job, gets married, and becomes a productive worker in the community. He is subsequently convicted of a felony, such as making false statements on a loan application. As a result, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) brings deportation proceedings against him. The individual will seek any means possible to vacate the conviction, in order to stay in this country.' This Article explores whether the writ of audita querela. primarily used to provide post-judgment relief in civil cases at common law, can be used to challenge criminal convictions ...


The Uniform Certification Of Questions Of Law Act: A Proposal For Reform, Ira Robbins Jan 1992

The Uniform Certification Of Questions Of Law Act: A Proposal For Reform, Ira Robbins

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