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Don't Take His Eye, Don't Take His Tooth, And Don't Cast The First Stone: Limiting Religious Arguments In Capital Cases, John H. Blume, Sheri Lynn Johnson Dec 2000

Don't Take His Eye, Don't Take His Tooth, And Don't Cast The First Stone: Limiting Religious Arguments In Capital Cases, John H. Blume, Sheri Lynn Johnson

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Professors John H. Blume and Sheri Lynn Johnson explore the occurrences of religious imagery and argument invoked by both prosecutors and defense attorneys in capital cases. Such invocation of religious imagery and argument by attorneys is not surprising, considering that the jurors who hear such arguments are making life and death decisions, and advocates, absent regulation, will resort to such emotionally compelling arguments. Also surveying judicial responses to such arguments in courts, Professors Blume and Johnson gauge the level of tolerance for such arguments in specific jurisdictions. Presenting proposed rules for prosecutors and defense counsel who wish to employ religious ...


Anti-Plaintiff Bias In The Federal Appellate Courts, Kevin M. Clermont, Theodore Eisenberg Dec 2000

Anti-Plaintiff Bias In The Federal Appellate Courts, Kevin M. Clermont, Theodore Eisenberg

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

A recent study of appellate outcomes reveals that defendants succeed significantly more often than plaintiffs on appeal from civil trials-especially from jury trials.


Constitutional Change And International Government, Chantal Thomas Nov 2000

Constitutional Change And International Government, Chantal Thomas

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Globalization Of Criminal Violence, Edgardo Rotman Oct 2000

The Globalization Of Criminal Violence, Edgardo Rotman

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy

No abstract provided.


Les Jeux Ne Sont Pas Faits: The Right To Dignified Long-Term Care In The Face Of Industry-Wide Financial Failure, Nathalie D. Martin, Elizabeth Rourke Oct 2000

Les Jeux Ne Sont Pas Faits: The Right To Dignified Long-Term Care In The Face Of Industry-Wide Financial Failure, Nathalie D. Martin, Elizabeth Rourke

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy

No abstract provided.


Provocation’S Privileged Desire: The Provocation Doctrine, Homosexual Panic, And The Non-Violent Unwanted Sexual Advance Defense, Christina Pei-Lin Chen Oct 2000

Provocation’S Privileged Desire: The Provocation Doctrine, Homosexual Panic, And The Non-Violent Unwanted Sexual Advance Defense, Christina Pei-Lin Chen

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy

No abstract provided.


Entrepreneurs And Regulators: Internet Technology, Agency Estoppel, And The Balance Of Trust, James T. O'Reilly Oct 2000

Entrepreneurs And Regulators: Internet Technology, Agency Estoppel, And The Balance Of Trust, James T. O'Reilly

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy

No abstract provided.


Sounds Of Silence: What Happened To The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’S Hazardous Waste Recycling Program Reform, Markus G. Puder Oct 2000

Sounds Of Silence: What Happened To The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’S Hazardous Waste Recycling Program Reform, Markus G. Puder

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy

No abstract provided.


Lawyers, Guns, And Money, Barry E. Adler, Jules Coleman, Arthur Ripstein Oct 2000

Lawyers, Guns, And Money, Barry E. Adler, Jules Coleman, Arthur Ripstein

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy

No abstract provided.


The Encryption Export Tax: A Proposed Solution And Remedy To The Issues And Costs Associated With Exporting Encryption Technology, John L. Paik Oct 2000

The Encryption Export Tax: A Proposed Solution And Remedy To The Issues And Costs Associated With Exporting Encryption Technology, John L. Paik

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy

No abstract provided.


The White Commission And The Federal Circuit, Carl Tobias Oct 2000

The White Commission And The Federal Circuit, Carl Tobias

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy

No abstract provided.


Faith, Hope, And Rationality Or Public Choice And The Perils Of Occam's Razor, Cynthia R. Farina Oct 2000

Faith, Hope, And Rationality Or Public Choice And The Perils Of Occam's Razor, Cynthia R. Farina

Cornell Law Faculty Publications


Regulatory Improvement Legislation: Risk Assessment, Cost-Benefit Analysis, And Judicial Review, Fred Anderson, Mary Ann Chirba-Martin, E. Donald Elliott, Cynthia R. Farina, Ernest Gellhorn, John D. Graham, C. Boyden Gray, Jeffrey Holmstead, Ronald M. Levin, Lars Noah, Katherine Rhyne, Jonathan Baert Weiner Oct 2000

Regulatory Improvement Legislation: Risk Assessment, Cost-Benefit Analysis, And Judicial Review, Fred Anderson, Mary Ann Chirba-Martin, E. Donald Elliott, Cynthia R. Farina, Ernest Gellhorn, John D. Graham, C. Boyden Gray, Jeffrey Holmstead, Ronald M. Levin, Lars Noah, Katherine Rhyne, Jonathan Baert Weiner

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

As the number, cost, and complexity of federal regulations have grown over the past twenty years, there has been growing interest in the use of analytic tools such as risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis to improve the regulatory process. The application of these tools to public health, safety, and environmental problems has become commonplace in the peer-reviewed scientific and medical literatures. Recent studies prepared by Resources for the Future, the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institution, and the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis have demonstrated how formal analyses can and often do help government agencies achieve more protection against hazards ...


Product-Related Risk And Cognitive Biases: The Shortcomings Of Enterprise Liability, James A. Henderson Jr., Jeffrey J. Rachlinski Oct 2000

Product-Related Risk And Cognitive Biases: The Shortcomings Of Enterprise Liability, James A. Henderson Jr., Jeffrey J. Rachlinski

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Products liability law has witnessed a long debate over whether manufacturers should be held strictly liable for the injuries that products cause. Recently, some have argued that psychological research on human judgment supports adopting a regime of strict enterprise liability for injuries caused by product design. These new proponents of enterprise liability argue that the current system, in which manufacturer liability for product design turns on the manufacturer's negligence, allows manufacturers to induce consumers into undertaking inefficiently dangerous levels or types of consumption. In this paper we argue that the new proponents of enterprise liability have: (1) not provided ...


Approaches To Teaching Contracts: Enriching Case Reports, Robert A. Hillman Oct 2000

Approaches To Teaching Contracts: Enriching Case Reports, Robert A. Hillman

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


An Ethnography Of Abstractions?, Annelise Riles Sep 2000

An Ethnography Of Abstractions?, Annelise Riles

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Rules And Judicial Review, Emily Sherwin Sep 2000

Rules And Judicial Review, Emily Sherwin

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Judicial review of statutes on constitutional grounds is affected by a cluster of doctrinal practices that are generally accepted, but not very well explained, by the courts and not entirely consistent with each other. Courts usually judge statutes “as applied” rather than as written; they favor “severance” of valid applications of statutes from invalid or possibly invalid applications when possible; and they interpret statutes in ways that avoid constitutional difficulty. These overlapping practices presumably are intended to preserve legislation, and hence are associated with a modest conception of the role of courts in government. Yet they are not always modest ...


The Heterogeneity Of Rights, Michael C. Dorf Sep 2000

The Heterogeneity Of Rights, Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

What is the implication for the validity of governmental rules of the conclusion that the rule interferes with a constitutional right? This question has implications for two important doctrinal puzzles. The first is the question when, if ever, a litigant has a constitutional right to an exemption from a generally valid rule of law. Many constitutional rights are rule-dependent in the sense that they protect actors against certain kinds of governmental rules rather than shielding acts against governmental interference. This Article denies the claim by scholars and judges that this rule-dependence reflects a deep truth about the nature of constitutional ...


Rights And Rules: An Overview, Matthew D. Adler, Michael C. Dorf Sep 2000

Rights And Rules: An Overview, Matthew D. Adler, Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Prior to recent decades, the United States Supreme Court often invoked the political question doctrine to avoid deciding controversial questions of individual rights. By the 1970s and 1980s, standing limits traced to Article III’s case-or-controversy language had replaced the political question doctrine as the favored justiciability device. Although both political question and standing doctrines remain tools in the Court’s arsenal of threshold decision making,3 in the last decade the Court has turned with increasing frequency to the distinction between facial and as-applied challenges to perform the gatekeeping function. However, although there is a considerable body of scholarship ...


Legal Institutions In Professor H.L.A. Hart's Concept Of Law, Robert S. Summers Aug 2000

Legal Institutions In Professor H.L.A. Hart's Concept Of Law, Robert S. Summers

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Amicus Brief: Kumho Tire V. Carmichael, Neil Vidmar, Richard O. Lempert, Shari Seidman Diamond, Valerie P. Hans, Stephan Landsman, Robert Maccoun, Joseph Sanders, Harmon M. Hosch, Saul Kassin, Marc Galanter, Theodore Eisenberg, Stephen Daniels, Edith Greene, Joanne Martin, Steven Penrod, James Richardson, Larry Heuer, Irwin Horowitz Aug 2000

Amicus Brief: Kumho Tire V. Carmichael, Neil Vidmar, Richard O. Lempert, Shari Seidman Diamond, Valerie P. Hans, Stephan Landsman, Robert Maccoun, Joseph Sanders, Harmon M. Hosch, Saul Kassin, Marc Galanter, Theodore Eisenberg, Stephen Daniels, Edith Greene, Joanne Martin, Steven Penrod, James Richardson, Larry Heuer, Irwin Horowitz

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

This brief addresses the issue of jury performance and jury responses to expert testimony. It reviews and summaries a substantial body of research evidence about jury behavior that has been produced over the past quarter century. The great weight of that evidence challenges the view that jurors abdicate their responsibilities as fact finders when faced with expert evidence or that they are pro-plaintiff, anti-defendant, and anti-business.

The Petitioners and amici on behalf of petitioners make a number of overlapping, but empirically unsupported, assertions about jury behavior in response to expert testimony, namely that juries are frequently incapable of critically evaluation ...


What's Half A Lung Worth? Civil Jurors' Accounts Of Their Award Decision Making, Nicole L. Mott, Valerie P. Hans, Lindsay Simpson Aug 2000

What's Half A Lung Worth? Civil Jurors' Accounts Of Their Award Decision Making, Nicole L. Mott, Valerie P. Hans, Lindsay Simpson

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Jury awards are often criticized as being arbitrary and excessive. This paper speaks to that controversy, reporting data from interviews with civil jurors' accounts of the strategies that juries use and the factors that they consider in arriving at a collective award. Jurors reported difficulty in deciding on awards, describing it as "the hardest part" of jury service and were surprised the court did not provide more guidance to them. Relatively few jurors entered the jury deliberation room with a specified award figure in mind. Once in the deliberation room, however, they reported discussing a variety of relevant factors such ...


Symposium: Fighting International Corruption & (And) Bribery In The 21st Century: Introduction Jul 2000

Symposium: Fighting International Corruption & (And) Bribery In The 21st Century: Introduction

Cornell International Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Luncheon Address, Miguel Schloss Jul 2000

Luncheon Address, Miguel Schloss

Cornell International Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Bribery And Corruption In Eastern Europe, The Baltic States, And The Commonwealth Of Independent States: What Is To Be Done, Beverley Earle Jul 2000

Bribery And Corruption In Eastern Europe, The Baltic States, And The Commonwealth Of Independent States: What Is To Be Done, Beverley Earle

Cornell International Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Gifts, Bribes, And Exchange: Relationships In Non-Market Economies And Lessons For Pax E-Commercia, Timothy L. Fort, James J. Noone Jul 2000

Gifts, Bribes, And Exchange: Relationships In Non-Market Economies And Lessons For Pax E-Commercia, Timothy L. Fort, James J. Noone

Cornell International Law Journal

No abstract provided.


A Coalition Of Industrialized Nations, Developing Nations, Multilateral Development Banks, And Non-Governmental Organizations: A Pivotal Complement To Current Anti-Corruption Initiatives, Barbara Crutchfield George, Kathleen A. Lacey Jul 2000

A Coalition Of Industrialized Nations, Developing Nations, Multilateral Development Banks, And Non-Governmental Organizations: A Pivotal Complement To Current Anti-Corruption Initiatives, Barbara Crutchfield George, Kathleen A. Lacey

Cornell International Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Fighting Corruption: A Principled Approach: The C Principles (Combating Corruption), David Hess, Thomas W. Dunfee Jul 2000

Fighting Corruption: A Principled Approach: The C Principles (Combating Corruption), David Hess, Thomas W. Dunfee

Cornell International Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Myth Of Anti-Bribery As Transnational Intrusion, Philip M. Nicholas Jul 2000

The Myth Of Anti-Bribery As Transnational Intrusion, Philip M. Nicholas

Cornell International Law Journal

No abstract provided.


A Delicate Balance: Legislation, Institutional Change, And Transnational Bribery, Steven R. Salbu Jul 2000

A Delicate Balance: Legislation, Institutional Change, And Transnational Bribery, Steven R. Salbu

Cornell International Law Journal

No abstract provided.