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Legislating Racial Fairness In Criminal Justice, Olatunde C.A. Johnson Dec 2006

Legislating Racial Fairness In Criminal Justice, Olatunde C.A. Johnson

Faculty Scholarship

Twenty years ago, in McCleskey v. Kemp, the Supreme Court rejected a capital defendant's claim that statistical evidence of racial discrimination in the administration of Georgia's death penalty system constituted a violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. Yet, even as McCleskey effectively bars constitutional challenges to racial disparities in the criminal justice system where invidious bias is difficult to establish, the Court invites advocates to pursue legislation as a remedy to racial disparities. Indeed, the McCleskey Court offers as a rationale for its ruling the judiciary's institutional incompetence to remedy these disparities, holding that "McCleskey's ...


Sentencing For The 'Crime Of Crimes': The Evolving 'Common Law' Of Sentencing Of The International Criminal Tribunal For Rwanda, Robert Sloane Dec 2006

Sentencing For The 'Crime Of Crimes': The Evolving 'Common Law' Of Sentencing Of The International Criminal Tribunal For Rwanda, Robert Sloane

Faculty Scholarship

Absent much prescriptive guidance in its Statute or other positive law, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has been developing, in effect, a 'common law' of sentencing for the most serious international crimes: genocide and crimes against humanity. While it remains, as the Appeals Chamber has said, premature to speak of an emerging 'penal regime', and the coherence in sentencing practice that this denotes, this comment offers some preliminary reflections on the substantive law and process of sentencing as it has evolved through ICTR practice. Above all, I argue, sentencing must, but has not yet, become an integral part ...


Replacing The Federal Income Tax With A Postpaid Consumption Tax: Preliminary Thoughts Regarding A Government Matching Program For Wealthy Investors And A New Tax Policy Lens, J. Clifton Fleming Jr. Dec 2006

Replacing The Federal Income Tax With A Postpaid Consumption Tax: Preliminary Thoughts Regarding A Government Matching Program For Wealthy Investors And A New Tax Policy Lens, J. Clifton Fleming Jr.

Faculty Scholarship

In recent years, proposals have been made to replace the federal income tax with a postpaid consumption tax - that is, a federal value added tax ("VAT"), a federal retail sales tax ("RST"), or a federal cash-flow (consumed income) tax. Because these taxes can be constructed so that they are indistinguishable at the level of the ultimate consumer in terms of their principal effects, and because a prominent recent proposal is the RST approach, I have written this article in terms of an RST/income tax comparison. The analysis, however, would be mostly the same if the income tax was compared ...


Incentivizing And Protecting Informants Prior To Mass Atrocities Such As Genocide: An Alternative To Post Hoc Courts And Tribunals, Eric Talbot Jensen Dec 2006

Incentivizing And Protecting Informants Prior To Mass Atrocities Such As Genocide: An Alternative To Post Hoc Courts And Tribunals, Eric Talbot Jensen

Faculty Scholarship

International institutions are almost exclusively reactive to violations of international law. There are very few systemic methods of proactively trying to prevent egregious violations such as genocide; rather, international law seems to take punishing violators as its sole approach. In modern times, most of the punishment and post-event enforcement has come through international courts and tribunals. These courts and tribunals are astoundingly expensive and notoriously inefficient. More importantly, the threat of prosecution does not appear to act as an effective deterrent in preventing criminal acts. This is unacceptable. With hundreds of thousands of lives at stake, the international community must ...


Blogging While Untenured And Other Extreme Sports, A. Christine Hurt, Tung Yin Dec 2006

Blogging While Untenured And Other Extreme Sports, A. Christine Hurt, Tung Yin

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Regulating Public Morals And Private Markets: Online Securities Trading, Internet Gambling And The Speculation Paradox, A. Christine Hurt Dec 2006

Regulating Public Morals And Private Markets: Online Securities Trading, Internet Gambling And The Speculation Paradox, A. Christine Hurt

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


What Google Can't Teach Us About Ipo Auctions (And What It Can), A. Christine Hurt Dec 2006

What Google Can't Teach Us About Ipo Auctions (And What It Can), A. Christine Hurt

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, Michele Villagran Dec 2006

Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, Michele Villagran

Faculty Publications

Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw is one of the nation’s largest corporate law firms with offices in seven US cities and eight cities overseas. The firm, founded in 1881, has headquarters in Chicago, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Charlotte, Washington D.C. and Palo Alto. Overseas offices are in London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, Shanghai and Beijing. The firm has more than 1300 attorneys and 566 partners. We spoke with Michelle Lucero, Legal Information Manager and Director of the Houston Office.


Summary Of Flamingo Hilton V. Gilbert, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 108, Aubree Nielsen Dec 2006

Summary Of Flamingo Hilton V. Gilbert, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 108, Aubree Nielsen

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal from a district court order denying a petition for judicial review in a workers’ compensation matter.


Summary Of In Re Christensen, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 111, Erin Phillips Dec 2006

Summary Of In Re Christensen, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 111, Erin Phillips

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Pursuant to NRAP 5, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada certified five questions to the Nevada Supreme Court concerning the interpretation of NRS 21.090(1)(g), which provides for the exemption of a certain percentage of a debtor’s disposable earnings.


Summary Of Johnson V. State, Nev. Adv. Op. No. 113, Jason Ray Dec 2006

Summary Of Johnson V. State, Nev. Adv. Op. No. 113, Jason Ray

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal from a death sentence and conviction by jury of four counts of first degree murder with the use of a deadly weapon, among other crimes, after a death sentence entered by a three judge panel was appealed and vacated.


Summary Of Linthicum V. Rudi, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 120, Robert Stephens Dec 2006

Summary Of Linthicum V. Rudi, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 120, Robert Stephens

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal from an order of the Second Judicial District Court, Washoe County, dismissing plaintiffs’ action regarding an amendment to a revocable inter vivos trust. Moreover, plaintiffs appeal the Second Judicial District Court’s denial of their motion to be appointed as guardians ad litem and the award of attorney fees to the defendant.


Summary Of Matter Of Parental Rights As To A.J.G., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 117, Jenny Routheaux Dec 2006

Summary Of Matter Of Parental Rights As To A.J.G., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 117, Jenny Routheaux

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal of a district court order terminating parental rights.


Summary Of Matter Of Petition Of Phillip A. C., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 109, Erin Phillips Dec 2006

Summary Of Matter Of Petition Of Phillip A. C., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 109, Erin Phillips

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal from a district court order vacating the adoption of a minor child.


Summary Of Santana V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 121, Robert Stephens Dec 2006

Summary Of Santana V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 121, Robert Stephens

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal from a conviction in the Eighth Judicial District Court of 19 counts of coercion resulting in five consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole and fourteen concurrently running life sentences. Appellant argues that the jury instructions did not instruct the jury to apply the reasonable person test and therefore seeks a new trial.


Summary Of Skender V. Brunsonbuilt Constr. & Dev. Co., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 11, Chris Stein Dec 2006

Summary Of Skender V. Brunsonbuilt Constr. & Dev. Co., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 11, Chris Stein

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal from a district court judgment entered on a jury verdict in a constructional defect case and an order awarding interest, costs, and attorney fees.


Summary Of State, Bd. Of Equalization V. Bakst, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 116, Jenny Routheaux Dec 2006

Summary Of State, Bd. Of Equalization V. Bakst, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 116, Jenny Routheaux

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal of a district court order granting a petition for judicial review and reversing a decision of the Nevada State Board of Equalization that affirmed property tax assessments in Washoe County.


Summary Of State, Bd. Of Equalization V. Bakst, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 116, Jenny Routheaux Dec 2006

Summary Of State, Bd. Of Equalization V. Bakst, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 116, Jenny Routheaux

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal of a district court order granting a petition for judicial review and reversing a decision of the Nevada State Board of Equalization that affirmed property tax assessments in Washoe County.


Summary Of Summers V. State, Nev. Adv. Op. No. 112, Jason Ray Dec 2006

Summary Of Summers V. State, Nev. Adv. Op. No. 112, Jason Ray

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal from a judgment of conviction, entered after jury verdict, for first-degree murder with the use of a deadly weapon, and assault with the use of a deadly weapon, attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon, and assault with the use of a deadly weapon, and from sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole.


Summary Of Thomas V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 114, 148 P.3d 727, James Robertson Dec 2006

Summary Of Thomas V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 114, 148 P.3d 727, James Robertson

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal from a death sentence following a second penalty hearing conducted pursuant to a remand by the Nevada Supreme Court.


Summary Of Washoe Med. Ctr. V. Dist. Ct., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 110, Aubree Nielsen Dec 2006

Summary Of Washoe Med. Ctr. V. Dist. Ct., 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 110, Aubree Nielsen

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

An appeal involving an issue of first impression – whether a plaintiff in a medical malpractice action may amend her complaint, under NRCP 15(a), to comply with NRS 41A.071, which requires that complaints for medical malpractice be accompanied by a medical expert affidavit.


Summary Of Rocker V. Kpmg Llp, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 101, 148 P.3d 703, Matt Lay Dec 2006

Summary Of Rocker V. Kpmg Llp, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 101, 148 P.3d 703, Matt Lay

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal from an order of the Eighth Judicial District Court, State of Nevada, granting motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and failure to plead with particularity.


Summary Of Rosas V. State, Nev. Adv. Op. No. 106, Sherry Moore Dec 2006

Summary Of Rosas V. State, Nev. Adv. Op. No. 106, Sherry Moore

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The district court convicted Appellant of committing battery upon an officer and rejected Appellant’s proffered jury instruction on the crime resisting a public officer, a lesser-included offense of battery upon an officer.s


Summary Of Millen V. Dist. Ct., Nev. Adv. Op. No. 105, Sherry Moore Dec 2006

Summary Of Millen V. Dist. Ct., Nev. Adv. Op. No. 105, Sherry Moore

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The district court judge disqualified petitioner’s counsel because petitioner’s counsel was on the judge’s recusal list. Petitioner filed a writ of mandamus to prevent the district court judge’s disqualification of her attorney from representing her at trial.


Summary Of Mitchell V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 107, Aubree Nielsen Dec 2006

Summary Of Mitchell V. State, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 107, Aubree Nielsen

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal from the denial of a post-conviction petition for a writ of habeas corpus in a criminal case.


Book Review: The I Chong: Meditations From The Joint (2006), Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Dec 2006

Book Review: The I Chong: Meditations From The Joint (2006), Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

Popular Media

Book Review of THE I CHONG: MEDITATIONS FROM THE JOINT, by Tommy Chong (NY: Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2006).


Courts Have Decided A Wide Range Of Issues, John R. Nolon, Jessica A. Bacher Dec 2006

Courts Have Decided A Wide Range Of Issues, John R. Nolon, Jessica A. Bacher

Pace Law Faculty Publications

In 2006, as in most years, the New York courts have decided a broad range of land use issues. This article summarizes the impacts of several of these important decisions. Specifically, this article covers the following land use topics: affordable housing, statute of limitations, res judicata, standing to sue, enforcement of injunctions, takings law, vested rights, property annexation, religious land uses, New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), and judicial review of local board actions.


Neutral Citation, Court Web Sites, And Access To Case Law, Peter W. Martin Dec 2006

Neutral Citation, Court Web Sites, And Access To Case Law, Peter W. Martin

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

In 1994 the Wisconsin Bar and Judicial Council together urged the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take two dramatic steps with the combined aim of improving access to state case law: 1) adopt a new system of neutral citation and 2) establish a digital archive of decisions directly available to all publishers and the public. The recommendations set off a storm, and the Wisconsin court deferred decision on the package. In the years since those events, the background conditions have shifted dramatically. Neutral citation has been endorsed by the AALL and ABA and formally adopted in over a dozen states, including ...


Harmonizing Preferential Rules Of Origin In The Wto System, John J. Barceló Iii Dec 2006

Harmonizing Preferential Rules Of Origin In The Wto System, John J. Barceló Iii

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Preferential arrangements (bilateral and multilateral free trade areas and GSP systems (preferences for developing countries)) are emerging everywhere in the world trading system and are causing concern because they discriminate against non-members and add complexity, distortions and inconsistency to the global system. Rules of origin (ROOs) linked to these arrangements are a significant part of the problem. More and more they have become the source in their own right of distortions in trade patterns, complexity, non-transparency and inconsistency. This essay argues that WTO members should authorize negotiations seeking to harmonize preferential ROOs (rules of origin linked to preferential arrangements) around ...


Representation For The Italian Diaspora, E. Arcioni Dec 2006

Representation For The Italian Diaspora, E. Arcioni

Faculty of Law - Papers (Archive)

In this Audit paper Elisa Arcioni, University of Wollongong, considers the decision to include seats for the Italian diaspora in the Italian parliament.The decision was of even greater significance since it was the results in the Australasian seat that gave the Prodi government its majority in the Senate.