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'Petitions Without Number': Widows' Petitions And The Early Nineteenth-Century Origins Of Public Marriage-Based Entitlements, Kristin Collins Feb 2013

'Petitions Without Number': Widows' Petitions And The Early Nineteenth-Century Origins Of Public Marriage-Based Entitlements, Kristin Collins

Faculty Scholarship

Between 1792 and 1858, Congress enacted approximately seventy-six public law statutes granting cash subsidies to large classes of military widows. War widows’ pensions were not wholly unknown in Anglo-American law before this time, but the widows’ pension system of the early nineteenth century was distinctive in both scope and kind: Congress rejected the class-based approach that had characterized war widows’ pensions of the eighteenth century by pensioning widows of rank-and-file soldiers, not just widows of officers, and by extending pensions to widows of veterans. This significant equalization and expansion of widows’ pensions resulted in the creation of the first broad-scale ...


Inside Voices: Protecting The Student-Critic In Public Schools, Josie F. Brown Dec 2012

Inside Voices: Protecting The Student-Critic In Public Schools, Josie F. Brown

Faculty Publications

First Amendment doctrine acknowledges the constructive potential of citizens’ criticism of public officials and governmental policies by offering such speech vigilant protection. However, when students speak out about perceived injustice or dysfunction in their public schools, teachers and administrators too often react by squelching and even punishing student-critics. To counteract school officials’ reflexively repressive responses to student protest and petition activities, this Article explains why the faithful performance of public schools’ responsibility to prepare students for constitutional citizenship demands the adoption of a more receptive and respectful attitude toward student dissent. After documenting how both educators and courts have mistakenly ...


Evaluating Citizen Petition Procedures: Lessons From An Analysis Of The Nafta Environmental Commission, David L. Markell, John H. Knox Jul 2012

Evaluating Citizen Petition Procedures: Lessons From An Analysis Of The Nafta Environmental Commission, David L. Markell, John H. Knox

Scholarly Publications

The NAFTA Environmental Commission’s citizen petition process is an important experiment in “new governance” because of its emphasis on citizen participation, accountability, and transparency as strategies to enhance government legitimacy and improve government performance. Its focus on promoting compliance and enforcement adds to its importance for those interested in those central aspects of the regulatory process. The procedure has had a rocky start in many respects, although there are signs that in some cases it has had a positive impact.

This Article sets forth what we perceive to be the promise of the process, the pitfalls that have undermined ...


Slides: Air Monitoring And Litigation Update, John Jacus Jan 2012

Slides: Air Monitoring And Litigation Update, John Jacus

Air Quality Impacts from Oil and Gas Development (January 27)

Presenter: John Jacus, Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, reviews recent litigation aimed at oil and gas development activities with respect to air emissions impacts, and also several recent and ongoing studies and ambient monitoring efforts focused upon air emissions from oil and gas activities

23 slides


F05rs Sgb No. 3 (Election Code Petitions), S. Moore Apr 2005

F05rs Sgb No. 3 (Election Code Petitions), S. Moore

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

A BILL

To amend several portions of the Student Government Election Code concerning petitions


Who Shall We Admit To Our Club?, Lawrence Raful Jan 2000

Who Shall We Admit To Our Club?, Lawrence Raful

Scholarly Works

No abstract provided.


Structuring The Ballot Initiative: Procedures That Do And Don't Work, Richard B. Collins, Dale Oesterle Jan 1995

Structuring The Ballot Initiative: Procedures That Do And Don't Work, Richard B. Collins, Dale Oesterle

Articles

No abstract provided.


Innumeracy And Jurisprudence: The Surprising Difficulty Of Counting Petition Signatures, Jonathan L. Entin Jan 1993

Innumeracy And Jurisprudence: The Surprising Difficulty Of Counting Petition Signatures, Jonathan L. Entin

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Strategies To Overcome Agency Recalcitrance Under The Federal Clean Air Act: The Acid Rain Litigation Experience, David R. Wooley Nov 1989

Strategies To Overcome Agency Recalcitrance Under The Federal Clean Air Act: The Acid Rain Litigation Experience, David R. Wooley

Air Quality Protection in the West (November 27-28)

12 pages.