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Managing Interjurisdictional Waters Under The Great Lakes Charter Annex, Sandra B. Zellmer, Mark Squillace Oct 2003

Managing Interjurisdictional Waters Under The Great Lakes Charter Annex, Sandra B. Zellmer, Mark Squillace

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The Enumerated Powers Of States, Robert G. Natelson Jan 2003

The Enumerated Powers Of States, Robert G. Natelson

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In this article, the author distills the essence of the federalists' enumeration of state powers for the benefit of the ratifying public. The article concludes that the listed items strongly suggest that a guiding principle of American federalism is a Coasean one: externalities and/or interdependence, without more, generally do not serve as constitutional justification for further centralization.


The Right To A Jury Decision On Questions Of Fact Under The Seventh Amendment, Paul F. Kirgis Jan 2003

The Right To A Jury Decision On Questions Of Fact Under The Seventh Amendment, Paul F. Kirgis

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In a series of decisions over the last decade, the Supreme Court has reconsidered an aspect of the Seventh Amendment that has been long overlooked: the allocation of particular questions to the judge or the jury in a case where the right to a jury trial applies. Breaking with historical practice, the Court has emphasized considerations other than the fact-law distinction as a basis for identifying the questions that must go to the jury. Most prominently, in Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc., the Court focused on 'functional considerations" in assigning a question of patent claim construction to the judge. In ...


The Constitutional Contributions Of John Dickinson, Robert G. Natelson Jan 2003

The Constitutional Contributions Of John Dickinson, Robert G. Natelson

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This article explores the contributions of John Dickinson to the Constitution and as a member of the Continental Congress. Part II provides a brief biography of John Dickinson through the ratification debates. Part II discusses Dickinson's political philosophy. Part IV examines Dickinson's philosophy in action at the Constitutional Convention.


Keeping The Wheels On The Wagon: Observations On Issues Of Legal Ethics For Lawyers Representing Business Organizations, Irma S. Russell Jan 2003

Keeping The Wheels On The Wagon: Observations On Issues Of Legal Ethics For Lawyers Representing Business Organizations, Irma S. Russell

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This article explores the obligations of the lawyer to the corporate client and to society. It examines both established principles and recent developments relevant to the lawyer's role.

Part II discusses some of the rules of legal ethics that provide both guidance and restraints on corporate counsel. It focuses on the lawyer's duty to provide the client with independent professional judgment and to keep the client informed about the representation. It also explores the lawyer's duty to maintain the confidentiality of client information and duties specific to representing an organizational client.

Part III explains recent developments that ...


The General Welfare Clause And The Public Trust: An Essay In Original Understanding, Robert G. Natelson Jan 2003

The General Welfare Clause And The Public Trust: An Essay In Original Understanding, Robert G. Natelson

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This article examines the three traditional interpretations of the General Welfare Clause -- first, that it is a plenary grant of regulatory and spending power to Congress; second, that it is a plenary grant of spending power only; and third, that it is not a grant of power at all. The author finds severe textual problems with the first and second interpretations and his historical analysis confirms that those interpretations have little basis in original understanding. The third view, says the author, is the most textually sound.

Part II of the article addresses prior studies of the General Welfare Clause and ...