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A Monist Supremacy Clause And A Dualistic Supreme Court: The Status Of Treaty Law As U.S. Law, D. A. Jeremy Telman Jan 2013

A Monist Supremacy Clause And A Dualistic Supreme Court: The Status Of Treaty Law As U.S. Law, D. A. Jeremy Telman

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Hans Kelsen identified three possible relationships between the international and domestic legal orders. Dualism understands the international and domestic legal orders as separate and independent. Monism describes a single and comprehensive legal order but can operate with either domestic law or international law as a higher order law. Like many domestic legal orders, that of the United States has never fully worked out which of these three options specifies the status of international law in its domestic legal order. While the text of the United States Constitution suggests a form of monism in which international law is automatically part of ...


Thoughts On The German Constitutional Court Decision On The Esm, Richard Stith Oct 2012

Thoughts On The German Constitutional Court Decision On The Esm, Richard Stith

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Doma And Diffusion Theory: Ending Animus Legislation Through A Rational Basis Approach, David J. Herzig Jan 2011

Doma And Diffusion Theory: Ending Animus Legislation Through A Rational Basis Approach, David J. Herzig

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Same-sex couple rights are the topic of much discussion and debate. There are court challenges to the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) as well as proposed marriage statutes. The message and the structure for the recognition of same-sex rights need to be modified. This Article proposes applying, for the first time in the area, modern sociology theory, specifically Diffusion Theory, to change how the message is delivered. Using Diffusion Theory to change the message frame will change judicial decisions. By using the backdrop of the Florida adoption statute, a comparison between the successful challenges to the Florida ...


Plural Vision: International Law Seen Through The Varied Lenses Of Domestic Implementation, D. A. Jeremy Telman Jan 2010

Plural Vision: International Law Seen Through The Varied Lenses Of Domestic Implementation, D. A. Jeremy Telman

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This Essay introduces a collection of essays that have evolved from papers presented at a conference on “International Law in the Domestic Context.” The conference was a response to the questions raised by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Medellín v. Texas and also a product of our collective curiosity about how other states address tensions between international obligations and overlapping regimes of national law.

Our constitutional tradition speaks with many voices on the subject of the relationship between domestic and international law. In order to gain a broader perspective on that relationship, we invited experts on foreign ...


Medellin And Originalism, D. A. Jeremy Telman Jan 2009

Medellin And Originalism, D. A. Jeremy Telman

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In Medellín v. Texas, the Supreme Court permitted Texas to proceed with the execution of a Mexican national who had not been given timely notice of his right of consular notification and consultation in violation of the United States’ obligations under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. It did so despite its finding that the United States had an obligation under treaty law to comply with an order of the International Court of Justice that Medellín’s case be granted review and reconsideration. The international obligation, the Court found, was not domestically enforceable because the treaties at issue were not ...


Book Review: Henry J. Richardson Iii, The Origins Of African-American Interests In International Law, D. A. Jeremy Telman Jan 2009

Book Review: Henry J. Richardson Iii, The Origins Of African-American Interests In International Law, D. A. Jeremy Telman

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This short review evaluates Professor Richardson's book both as a contribution to the history of the Atlantic slave trade and as contribution to critical race theory.

Professor Richardson has read innumerable historical monographs, works of legal and sociological theory, international law and critical race theory. Armed with this store of knowledge, he is able to recount a detailed narrative of African-American claims to, interests in and appeals to international law over approximately two centuries spanning, with occasional peeks both forward and backward in time, from the landing of the first African slaves at Jamestown in 1619 to the 1815 ...


Our Very Privileged Executive: Why The Judiciary Can (And Should) Fix The State Secrets Privilege, D. A. Jeremy Telman Jul 2007

Our Very Privileged Executive: Why The Judiciary Can (And Should) Fix The State Secrets Privilege, D. A. Jeremy Telman

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This paper was first presented at the Temple Law Review Symposium on Executive Power.

In Reynolds v. United States, the Supreme Court shaped the state secrets privilege (the Privilege) as one akin to that against self-incrimination. In recent litigation, the government has asserted the Privilege in motions for pre-discovery dismissal, thus transforming the Privilege into a form of executive immunity. This Paper argues that courts must step in to return the Privilege to a scope more in keeping with its status as a form of evidentiary privilege.

After reviewing the doctrinal origins of the Privilege, the Paper explores three types ...


A Truism That Isn't True? The Tenth Amendment And Executive War Power, D. A. Jeremy Telman Oct 2001

A Truism That Isn't True? The Tenth Amendment And Executive War Power, D. A. Jeremy Telman

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The Tenth Amendment is invoked whenever congressional powers threaten the independent law-making power of the several states. In that context, however, the Tenth Amendment does not tell us very much. After all, if powers are not delegated to the federal government, where else would they go but to the states? Accordingly, the Supreme Court has dismissed the Amendment as a truism.

Although the Amendment is only deployed as a rather ineffectual check on congressional authority, it clearly applies to all branches of the federal government. However, according to the theory of inherent executive authority, certain powers are unique to the ...


State And Federal Constitutional Law Developments, Rosalie Levinson Jan 1996

State And Federal Constitutional Law Developments, Rosalie Levinson

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No abstract provided.


State And Federal Constitutional Law Developments, Rosalie Levinson Jan 1994

State And Federal Constitutional Law Developments, Rosalie Levinson

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No abstract provided.


Constitutional Law: Nude Dancing And Political Speech As Protected Expression- The Scope Of The Due Process Guarantee, Rosalie Levinson Jan 1991

Constitutional Law: Nude Dancing And Political Speech As Protected Expression- The Scope Of The Due Process Guarantee, Rosalie Levinson

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In a 1988 address, Chief Justice Shepard invited Indiana practitioners to reexamine the Indiana Constitution as a potentially significant source for the protection of individual liberty. Although there has been some movement in this direction in defending the rights of criminals, there has been little civil rights litigation brought under the Indiana Constitution. Therefore, this Article will explore state and federal court cases that raise significant federal constitutional issues implicating Indiana law and Indiana litigants. The most noteworthy cases during the survey period dealt with freedom of expression and the due process clause.