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The Parade Of Sovereignties: Establishing The Vocabulary Of The New Russian Federalism, Jeffrey Kahn Jan 2000

The Parade Of Sovereignties: Establishing The Vocabulary Of The New Russian Federalism, Jeffrey Kahn

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On the basis of extensive on-site interviews and documentary sources, the author interprets the dynamics of the collapse of the Soviet Union by analyzing the cascade of sovereignty declarations issued by republics of the USSR as well as by autonomous republics and other subunits of the Russian republic, in 1990-1991. Interrelationships among the declarations, and other putative causes of their content and timing, are explored. A case study of Tatarstan is provided. The study also analyzes the impact of the process on subsequent Russian approaches to federalism.


Going Private: Technology, Due Process, And Internet Dispute Resolution, Elizabeth G. Thornburg Jan 2000

Going Private: Technology, Due Process, And Internet Dispute Resolution, Elizabeth G. Thornburg

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Despite cliches about Internet speed, disputes that arise on and about the Internet can be time-consuming to resolve, legally murky, and factually complex. In response, Internet players with market power are opting out: mandatory arbitration is replacing both substantive law and court procedure, and technological remedies are providing self-help without any dispute resolution at all. These alternative procedures tend to move faster than courts and to cost their corporate creators less than lawsuits. They are also structured to maximize the success of the powerful. But faster is not always better. Cheap is not always fair or accurate. Market power is ...


The First Bite Is Free: Employer Liability For Sexual Harassment, Joanna L. Grossman Jan 2000

The First Bite Is Free: Employer Liability For Sexual Harassment, Joanna L. Grossman

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In June, 1998, the Supreme Court issued two decisions, Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth and Faragher v. City of Boca Raton that established new standards for employer liability for sexual harassment. Although the two cases presented different questions and factual predicates, the Court adopted a unified holding with respect to employer liability for supervisor harassment. Many commentators interpreted the new standards as a blow to employers based on the perception that employers would now be held accountable for workplace harassment without regard to their culpability.

The thesis of this article is that the conventional wisdom with respect to Faragher and ...


The First Fifty Years: Health Law's Greatest Hit, Thomas Wm. Mayo Jan 2000

The First Fifty Years: Health Law's Greatest Hit, Thomas Wm. Mayo

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In honor of the Syracuse Law Review's 50th Anniversary, this article considers various developments in health law and concludes that the passage of the Medicare amendments to the Social Security Act has had the most significant impact on the field. The article discusses the impact of Medicare on the culture of hospitals and their medical staffs, on the development and dissemination of new technologies, and on restructuring and reforming the industry in key areas, including fraud and abuse, patient dumping, organ donation, advance directives, patients' rights, and other agencies' regulation of health care providers.


Update Of Current Legal Proceedings At The Icty, Jenia I. Turner Jan 2000

Update Of Current Legal Proceedings At The Icty, Jenia I. Turner

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