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Criminal Discovery In Oklahoma: A Call For Legislative Action, Rodney J. Uphoff Oct 1993

Criminal Discovery In Oklahoma: A Call For Legislative Action, Rodney J. Uphoff

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This article first explores the Allen decision and the extent to which Allen changed the law of criminal discovery in Oklahoma. Next, the article examines some of the theoretical and practical problems with the Allen procedures as well as the efforts of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to address some of the troublesome questions generated by Allen. Finally, the article discusses the need to replace the Allen provisions with a legislative framework that facilitates pretrial access to information and minimizes “trial ambush,” but without compromising the fair and efficient operation of the adversary system.


The Role Of The Federal Magistrate Judge In Civil Justice Reform, R. Lawrence Dessem Oct 1993

The Role Of The Federal Magistrate Judge In Civil Justice Reform, R. Lawrence Dessem

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This Article considers the role of the United States magistrate judge in civil justice reform and, more specifically, the role that the early implementation districts envision for magistrate judges within their own districts. Part I briefly considers the evolution of the office of magistrate judge prior to the enactment of the Judicial Improvements Act of 1990. Part II addresses the treatment of magistrate judges under that legislation. Next, Part III recounts the roles assigned to magistrate judges under the Civil Justice Reform Act in the individual district courts. These varying uses of magistrate judges then will be critiqued in Part ...


Congressional Procedure And Statutory Interpretation, Larry Evans, Jarrell Wright, Neal Devins Jul 1993

Congressional Procedure And Statutory Interpretation, Larry Evans, Jarrell Wright, Neal Devins

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Judicial Reporting Under The Civil Justice Reform Act: Look, Mom, No Cases!, R. Lawrence Dessem Apr 1993

Judicial Reporting Under The Civil Justice Reform Act: Look, Mom, No Cases!, R. Lawrence Dessem

Faculty Publications

This article addresses the new reporting provision of the Civil Justice Reform Act. Part II analyzes the reporting requirement and the requirement's legislative history. Part III describes the implementation of the requirement by the federal judiciary, while Part IV discusses the initial reports filed pursuant to the provision and the media coverage of those reports. Part V next analyzes the wisdom of the reporting requirement, concluding that, on balance, the requirement may be helpful in furthering public accountability of an independent federal judiciary. Part VI then considers what the data now publicly reported under the Civil Justice Reform Act ...


Preemption By Fiat: The Department Of Labor's Usurpation Of Power Over Noncitizen Workers' Right To Unemployment Benefits, Irene Scharf Jan 1993

Preemption By Fiat: The Department Of Labor's Usurpation Of Power Over Noncitizen Workers' Right To Unemployment Benefits, Irene Scharf

Faculty Publications

This Article starts with the premise that the right to unemployment insurance benefits is a property right protected by the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, which apply to noncitizen unemployment applicants as well as to United States citizens. Given this assumption, certain actions being taken by the United States Department of Labor ("DOL") violate both procedural and substantive due process as well as the Administrative Procedure Act ("APA"). The challenged actions involve the DOL's issuance of internally-created missives, termed Unemployment Insurance Program Letters ("Program Letters"), that purport to interpret the meaning of a requirement under ...