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Introduction: The First And Second Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conferences Dec 2006

Introduction: The First And Second Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conferences

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

Presented at the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference.


Taking Stock Of Takings: An Author's Retrospective, Richard A. Epstein Dec 2006

Taking Stock Of Takings: An Author's Retrospective, Richard A. Epstein

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

Presented at the 2005 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference.


Impact Of Richard A. Epstein, James W. Ely Dec 2006

Impact Of Richard A. Epstein, James W. Ely

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

Presented at the 2005 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference.


Reconstrucing Richard Epstein, Eduardo M. Penalver Dec 2006

Reconstrucing Richard Epstein, Eduardo M. Penalver

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

Presented at the 2005 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference.


Takings: An Appreciative Retrospective, Eric R. Claeys Dec 2006

Takings: An Appreciative Retrospective, Eric R. Claeys

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

Presented at the 2005 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference.


Conflicting Commerce Clauses: How Raich And American Trucking Dishonor Their Doctrines, John W. Moorman Dec 2006

Conflicting Commerce Clauses: How Raich And American Trucking Dishonor Their Doctrines, John W. Moorman

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


E-Lawyering, The Aba's Current Choice Of Ethics Law Rule & The Dormant Commerce Clause Invalidates Model Rule 8.5(B)(2) When Applied To Attorney Internet Representations Of Clients, Michael W. Loudenslager Dec 2006

E-Lawyering, The Aba's Current Choice Of Ethics Law Rule & The Dormant Commerce Clause Invalidates Model Rule 8.5(B)(2) When Applied To Attorney Internet Representations Of Clients, Michael W. Loudenslager

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

The Internet is becoming the primary manner in which some attorneys serve clients. States have already taken differing views on whether it is acceptable for an attorney to engage in electronic representations of clients. Thus, determining what jurisdiction's law applies to such attorney conduct can be very important in deciding whether this activity constitutes the unauthorized practice of law and, if not, determining the exact duties of an attorney in such representations. This Article argues that the current version of Model Rule of Professional Responsibility 8.5(b), which governs choice of ethics law, can be interpreted to apply ...


Inefficient Customs In International Law, Eugene Kontorovich Dec 2006

Inefficient Customs In International Law, Eugene Kontorovich

William & Mary Law Review

This Article explores whether and when rules of customary international law (CIL) can be expected to be efficient. Customary rules are often regarded as desirable because in certain circumstances, they promote the welfare of the group in which they arise. Unless these circumstances apply among states, the efficiency arguments for the legalization of customary norms do not apply. The Article takes as its central observation the divergent treatment of custom in domestic and international law. In international law, if a customary behavior of states can be identified, it is automatically elevated to the status of legal obligation without any independent ...


Reaffirming The Right To Pretrial Assistance: The Surprising Little Case Of Fellers V. United States, James K. Tomkovicz Dec 2006

Reaffirming The Right To Pretrial Assistance: The Surprising Little Case Of Fellers V. United States, James K. Tomkovicz

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


Sex Offenders In The Community: Their Public Persona And The Media's Corresponding Privilege To Report, Douglas Griswold Dec 2006

Sex Offenders In The Community: Their Public Persona And The Media's Corresponding Privilege To Report, Douglas Griswold

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


Michelman As Doctrinalist, Gregory S. Alexander Dec 2006

Michelman As Doctrinalist, Gregory S. Alexander

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

Presented at the 2004 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference.


Kelo's Moral Failure, Laura S. Underkuffler Dec 2006

Kelo's Moral Failure, Laura S. Underkuffler

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

Presented at the 2004 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference.


Nuance And Complexity In Regulatory Takings Law, Gregory M. Stein Dec 2006

Nuance And Complexity In Regulatory Takings Law, Gregory M. Stein

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

Presented at the 2004 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference.


Are Credit Card Late Fees Unconstitutional?, Seana Valentine Shiffrin Dec 2006

Are Credit Card Late Fees Unconstitutional?, Seana Valentine Shiffrin

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Campbell articulated serious and specific constitutional constraints upon the imposition of punitive damages. Justice Kennedy's majority opinion announced that, apart from exceptional cases, punitive damages should not exceed nine times the amount of the actual losses sustained by the plaintiff and should usually be far lower. Indeed, the opinion observed, they typically should be much lower, citing double, treble, and quadruple multipliers as "instructive" examples. Some commentators have worried that the decision could adversely affect consumer interests by offering insulation for tortious behavior that is difficult to detect or litigate. This Article ...


The Contradiction Between Equal Protection's Meaning And Its Legal Substance: How Deliberate Indifference Can Cure It, Derek W. Black Dec 2006

The Contradiction Between Equal Protection's Meaning And Its Legal Substance: How Deliberate Indifference Can Cure It, Derek W. Black

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

This Article highlights the inherent ambiguities of racial antidiscrimination's core legal language: "equal protection under the law" and "discrimination based on race." It then analyzes how and why the Court has never answered fundamental questions regarding the meaning of these terms. Thus, this Article answers these fundamental questions itself by exploring the original intent behind the Equal Protection Clause. Against this backdrop, this Article reveals how the Court's standard for assessing discrimination claims, the intent doctrine, assumes a meaning for equal protection that is inconsistent with its original meaning. Rather than reflecting equal protection's meaning, the standard ...


The Diversity Rationale For Affirmative Action In Employment After Grutter: The Case For Containment, Jared M. Mellot Dec 2006

The Diversity Rationale For Affirmative Action In Employment After Grutter: The Case For Containment, Jared M. Mellot

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


Guideline Institutionalization: The Role Of Merger Guidelines In Antitrust Discourse, Hillary Greene Dec 2006

Guideline Institutionalization: The Role Of Merger Guidelines In Antitrust Discourse, Hillary Greene

William & Mary Law Review

With the growth of the administrative state, agency-promulgated enforcement policy statements, typically referred to as guidelines, have become ubiquitous in the U.S. federal system. Yet, the actual usage and impact of such guidelines is poorly understood. Often the issuing agencies declare the guidelines to be nonbinding, even for themselves. Notwithstanding this disclaimer, the government, private parties, and even the courts frequently rely on the guidelines in a precedent-like manner. In this Article, Professor Greene examines the evolution of one system of enforcement policy guidelines-the U.S. federal antitrust merger guidelines--and finds that these guidelines have acted as a stealth ...


Dumbo's Feather: An Examination And Critque Of The Supreme Court's Use, Misuse, And Abuse Of Tradition In Protecting Fundamental Rights, Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr. Dec 2006

Dumbo's Feather: An Examination And Critque Of The Supreme Court's Use, Misuse, And Abuse Of Tradition In Protecting Fundamental Rights, Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr.

William & Mary Law Review

The Justices of the Supreme Court have a great deal in common with the gifted pachyderm from the Walt Disney animated classic feature Dumbo. Like Dumbo's "magic" feather that purportedly enabled him to exercise his natural ability to fly, the tradition limitation on the Court's jurisprudence on unenumerated fundamental constitutional rights provides a more-apparent-than real constraint on the Court's almost unlimited ability to nullify legislative and executive action. In all too many substantive due process cases, reason seems to follow a predetermined result, rather than the result in the case following from the applicable governing principles. In ...


How To Survive A Terrorist Attack: The Constitution's Majority Quorum Requirement And The Continuity Of Congress, John Bryan Williams Dec 2006

How To Survive A Terrorist Attack: The Constitution's Majority Quorum Requirement And The Continuity Of Congress, John Bryan Williams

William & Mary Law Review

Since their realization that United Airlines Flight 93 was headed toward the U.S. Capitol on the morning of September 11, 2001, legislators and policymakers have been debating how the legislative branch would continue functioning in the aftermath of a terrorist attack that killed or incapacitated large numbers of sehators or representatives. This Article reviews the current House and Senate "Continuity of Congress"plans, and argues they are both practically and constitutionally inadequate. Focusing particularly on the Constitution's majority quorum requirement in Article I, Section Five, Clause One, this Article argues that a House or Senate operating in accordance ...


The Procompetitive Interest In Intellectual Property Law, Thomas F. Cotter Nov 2006

The Procompetitive Interest In Intellectual Property Law, Thomas F. Cotter

William & Mary Law Review

When government recognizes intellectual property (IP) rights, it is often viewed as sanctioning the existence of private "monopolies," in contrast to the general antimonopoly thrust of the antitrust laws. And yet, on occasion IP law itself condemns conduct on the part of IP owners-or excuses otherwise infringing activity on the part of IP defendants-expressly for the purpose of promoting competition. It does so even though antitrust law -if one were to apply it at all under analogous circumstances-would not find anticompetitive harm without conducting a more thorough analysis of whether the antitrust defendant possesses power over a well-defined market. Salient ...


Democratizing The Administrative State, Richard J. Pierce Jr. Nov 2006

Democratizing The Administrative State, Richard J. Pierce Jr.

William & Mary Law Review

Scholars have long questioned the political and constitutional legitimacy of the administrative state. By 1980, a majority of Supreme Court Justices seemed poised to hold that large portions of the administrative state are unconstitutional. In 1984, the Court retreated from that abyss and took a major step toward legitimating and democratizing the administrative state. It instructed lower courts to defer to any reasonable agency interpretation of an ambiguous agency-administered statute, basing this doctrine of deference on the superior political accountability of agencies. Henceforth, politically unaccountable judges were prohibited from substituting their policy preferences for those of politically accountable agencies. The ...


Not Just A Minimum Income Policy For Physicians: The Need For Good Faith And Fair Dealing In Physician Deselection Disputes, Stephen D. Coppolo Nov 2006

Not Just A Minimum Income Policy For Physicians: The Need For Good Faith And Fair Dealing In Physician Deselection Disputes, Stephen D. Coppolo

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


The News Media's Influence On Criminal Justice Policy: How Market-Driven News Promotes Punitiveness, Sara Sun Beale Nov 2006

The News Media's Influence On Criminal Justice Policy: How Market-Driven News Promotes Punitiveness, Sara Sun Beale

William & Mary Law Review

This Article argues that commercial pressures are determining the news media's contemporary treatment of crime and violence, and that the resulting coverage has played a major role in reshaping public opinion, and ultimately, criminal justice policy. The news media are not mirrors, simply reflecting events in society. Rather, media content is shaped by economic and marketing considerations that frequently override traditional journalistic criteria for newsworthiness. This Article explores local and national television's treatment of crime, where the extent and style of news stories about crime are being adjusted to meet perceived viewer demand and advertising strategies, which frequently ...


Corporate Speech, Securities Regulation, And An Institutional Approach To The First Amendment, Michael R. Siebecker Nov 2006

Corporate Speech, Securities Regulation, And An Institutional Approach To The First Amendment, Michael R. Siebecker

William & Mary Law Review

Does the First Amendment shield politically tinged corporate speech from the compelled disclosure and reporting requirements embedded in the U.S. securities laws? The question arises in the securities regulation context because of an impending jurisprudential train wreck between the Supreme Court's commercial speech doctrine and its approach to corporate political speech. As corporations begin mixing commercial messages with political commentary, First Amendment jurisprudence simply provides insufficient guidance on the role government should play in regulating that speech. Although First Amendment jurisprudence generally counsels against governmental restrictions on corporate political speech without regard to the truth or falsity of ...


Let The Jury Do The Waive: How Apprendi V. New Jersey Applies To Juvenile Transfer Proceedings, Daniel M. Vannella Nov 2006

Let The Jury Do The Waive: How Apprendi V. New Jersey Applies To Juvenile Transfer Proceedings, Daniel M. Vannella

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


Empiricism, Religion, And Judicial Decision-Making, Stephen M. Feldman Oct 2006

Empiricism, Religion, And Judicial Decision-Making, Stephen M. Feldman

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


Federalism, Positive Law, And The Emergence Of The American Administrative State: Prohibition In The Taft Court Era, Robert Post Oct 2006

Federalism, Positive Law, And The Emergence Of The American Administrative State: Prohibition In The Taft Court Era, Robert Post

William & Mary Law Review

This Article offers a detailed analysis of major Taft Court decisions involving prohibition, including Olmstead v. United States, Carroll v. United States, United States v. Lanza, Lambert v. Yellowley, and Tumey v. Ohio. Prohibition, and the Eighteenth Amendment by which it was constitutionally entrenched, was the result of a social movement that fused progressive beliefs in efficiency with conservative beliefs in individual responsibility and self-control.

During the 1920s the Supreme Court was a strictly "bone-dry"institution that regularly sustained the administrative and law enforcement techniques deployed by the federal government in its losing effort to prevent the manufacture and sale ...


From Bricks To Pajamas: The Law And Economics Of Amateur Journalism, Larry E. Ribstein Oct 2006

From Bricks To Pajamas: The Law And Economics Of Amateur Journalism, Larry E. Ribstein

William & Mary Law Review

Weblogs have proliferated rapidly in recent years, attracting significant attention and generating important legal issues. Yet so far no coherent economic framework for addressing these issues exists. This Article begins to develop such a framework. It views blogs as the vanguard of what might be called "amateur journalism. " Because the Web and related technology have enabled low entry barriers, blogs can be an important source of specialized knowledge. However, bloggers do not work within a monitoring structure as in large news organizations, and individual blogs may be less accurate than conventional news sources. On the other hand, blogs as a ...


Haunted By History: Colonial Land Trusts Pose National Threat, Thomas C. Martin Oct 2006

Haunted By History: Colonial Land Trusts Pose National Threat, Thomas C. Martin

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


"So I Says To "The Guy,' I Says...": The Constitutionality Of Neutral Pronoun Redaction In Multidefendant Criminal Trials, Bryan M. Shay Oct 2006

"So I Says To "The Guy,' I Says...": The Constitutionality Of Neutral Pronoun Redaction In Multidefendant Criminal Trials, Bryan M. Shay

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.