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Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Fall 1992 Oct 1992

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Fall 1992

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

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The Psychiatrist And Execution Competency: Fording Murky Ethical Waters, Douglas Mossman Md Oct 1992

The Psychiatrist And Execution Competency: Fording Murky Ethical Waters, Douglas Mossman Md

Faculty Articles and Other Publications

The focus of this article is whether it is ethical for physicians to participate in the evaluation or treatment of condemned prisoners who are incompetent. According to Ward, this may be the "ultimate question, faced by psychiatrists who are asked to deal with execution competency. This article is not intended to offer an answer to this question. Rather, it seeks to (1) elucidate issues connected to the "ultimate question's" resolution, (2) articulate a set of premises within which psychiatrists should evaluate their relationship to institutions whose purposes include punishing criminals, and (3) suggest that, if the death penalty itself ...


Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Summer 1992 Jul 1992

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Summer 1992

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

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Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Spring 1992 Apr 1992

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Spring 1992

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Part-Time Prosecutors And Conflicts Of Interest: A Survey And Some Proposals, Richard H. Underwood Jan 1992

Part-Time Prosecutors And Conflicts Of Interest: A Survey And Some Proposals, Richard H. Underwood

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

For many jurisdictions, the need for part-time prosecutors is a reality that will continue into the foreseeable future. The daunting task of balancing a private practice with prosecutorial duties is made all the more difficult by the lack of a coherent set of guidelines for minimizing the impact of conflicts of interest. What is needed is a set of guidelines flexible enough to permit attorneys to balance the part-time prosecutor's dual practice yet concrete enough to protect the system and its participants from conflicts of interest. Of prime importance in establishing any such system is the need for a ...


Money Laundering And Lawyers, Eugene R. Gaetke, Sarah N. Welling Jan 1992

Money Laundering And Lawyers, Eugene R. Gaetke, Sarah N. Welling

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

The federal government has recently enacted money laundering laws to track and discourage the use of money generated by crime. Because some of that money is used to pay legal fees, the laws have a direct impact on lawyers. The laws increase the risk of prosecution for lawyers, inhibit some methods of fee payment, and make some cases less attractive financially. Generally, the laws make law practice more complicated and risky.

The laws have been criticized for their impact on criminal defense lawyers. Critics have raised three broad objections. The first objection is constitutional. Critics have also objected to the ...


International Judicial Assistance, Christopher L. Blakesley Jan 1992

International Judicial Assistance, Christopher L. Blakesley

Scholarly Works

The general or even specialized practitioner faces serious difficulties as the world shrinks and the practice of law frequently transcends international boundaries. In the civil and commercial arena, issues of discovery and service of documents abroad, others relating to judicial assistance from foreign courts, available to American courts or individual litigants, and assistance available from American courts for foreign governments and individual litigants, can be mindboggling. In an age where transnational litigation (that is, domestic litigation that touches upon one or more foreign jurisdictions) is rapidly increasing, counsel could be guilty of malpractice if counsel takes action abroad that proves ...