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Constitutional Crisis In The Commonwealth: Resolving The Conflict Between Governors And Attorneys General, Michael Signer Nov 2006

Constitutional Crisis In The Commonwealth: Resolving The Conflict Between Governors And Attorneys General, Michael Signer

University of Richmond Law Review

In this article, I argue the solution to agency conflict and the broader problem of establishing the proper scope of executive authority lies in establishing that Virginia has a "statutory" rather than a "common-law" model of the Attorney General's powers, and that the Office of the Attorney General is therefore circumscribed by statute. Contrary to popular understanding, I will argue that Wilder v. Attorney General of Virginia effectively establishes Virginia as a statutory state and resolves the conflict in favor of the Governor. Because the Supreme Court of Virginia is unlikely to act more strongly in favor of the ...


Virtual Power Politics, James Grimmelmann Oct 2006

Virtual Power Politics, James Grimmelmann

James Grimmelmann

Software-based rules are not automatically normative in virtual worlds. The feature-bug ambiguity always means that the social meaning of the "rules" is subject to negotiation and to political dispute. I illustrate this claim with an analysis of exploits.


Slides: The Centennial Of The Antiquities Act: A Cause For Celebration?, James R. Rasband Oct 2006

Slides: The Centennial Of The Antiquities Act: A Cause For Celebration?, James R. Rasband

Celebrating the Centennial of the Antiquities Act (October 9)

Presenter: Professor James R. Rasband, Brigham Young University School of Law

20 slides


Slides: The Monumental Legacy Of The Antiquities Act Of 1906: The Rainbow Bridge National Monument In Context, Mark Squillace Oct 2006

Slides: The Monumental Legacy Of The Antiquities Act Of 1906: The Rainbow Bridge National Monument In Context, Mark Squillace

Celebrating the Centennial of the Antiquities Act (October 9)

Presenter: Professor Mark Squillace, Director, Natural Resources Law Center, University of Colorado School of Law

35 slides


Antiquities Act Monuments: The Elgin Marbles Of Our Public Lands?, James R. Rasband Oct 2006

Antiquities Act Monuments: The Elgin Marbles Of Our Public Lands?, James R. Rasband

Celebrating the Centennial of the Antiquities Act (October 9)

13 pages.

Includes bibliographical references


Democracy Means That The People Make The Law, Gerald Torres Oct 2006

Democracy Means That The People Make The Law, Gerald Torres

New England Journal of Public Policy

Gerald Torres delivered the Robert C. Wood lecture at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies at University of Massachusetts Boston in 2006. This is his talk.


Palazzolo, The Public Trust, And The Property Owner's Reasonable Expectations: Takings And The South Carolina Marsh Island Bridge Debate, Erin Ryan Oct 2006

Palazzolo, The Public Trust, And The Property Owner's Reasonable Expectations: Takings And The South Carolina Marsh Island Bridge Debate, Erin Ryan

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Fall 2006-Winter 2007 Oct 2006

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Fall 2006-Winter 2007

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

No abstract provided.


The Future Of Apologies, Aaron Lazare Oct 2006

The Future Of Apologies, Aaron Lazare

New England Journal of Public Policy

Aaron Lazare spoke on the topic of apologies at the inauguration of Chancellor Michael Collins at the University of Massachusetts Boston. This text is taken from Lazare’s 2004 book On Apology published by Oxford University Press and reprinted here with permission.


Mind, Brain And The Law, Atahualpa Fernandez Aug 2006

Mind, Brain And The Law, Atahualpa Fernandez

ExpressO

No abstract provided.


Doctors, Apologies, And The Law: An Analysis And Critique Of Apology Laws, Marlynn Wei Aug 2006

Doctors, Apologies, And The Law: An Analysis And Critique Of Apology Laws, Marlynn Wei

Student Scholarship Papers

This article analyzes and critiques apology laws, their potential use, and effectiveness, both legally and ethically, in light of the strong professional norms that shape physicians’ reaction to medical errors. Physicians are largely reluctant to disclose medical errors to patients, patients’ families, and even other physicians. Some states have passed so-called apology laws in order to encourage physicians to disclose medical errors to patients. Apology laws allow defendants to exclude statements of sympathy made after accidents from evidence in a liability lawsuit. This piece examines potential barriers to physicians’ disclosure of medical mistakes and demonstrates how the underlying problem may ...


Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Summer 2006 Jul 2006

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Summer 2006

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

No abstract provided.


The Common Law As An Iterative Process: A Preliminary Inquiry, Lawrence A. Cunningham Jun 2006

The Common Law As An Iterative Process: A Preliminary Inquiry, Lawrence A. Cunningham

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

The common law often is casually referred to as an iterative process without much attention given to the detailed attributes such processes exhibit. This Article explores this characterization, uncovering how common law as an iterative process is one of endless repetition that is simultaneously stable and dynamic, self-similar but evolving, complex yet simple. These attributes constrain the systemic significance of judicial discretion and also confirm the wisdom of traditional approaches to studying and learning law. As an iterative system, common law exhibits what physicists call sensitive dependence on initial conditions. This generates a path dependency from which it may be ...


International Law And The 2003 Campaign Against Iraq, Nicholas Rostow May 2006

International Law And The 2003 Campaign Against Iraq, Nicholas Rostow

International Law Studies

No abstract provided.


Avoiding Plagiarism In Legal Documents, Judith Fischer May 2006

Avoiding Plagiarism In Legal Documents, Judith Fischer

Judith D. Fischer

Lawyers may believe they know what constitutes plagiarism in student papers, but the rules about plagiarism in the practice of law are less clear. Forms from form books and law firm files are meant to be copied, so there is no issue of copyright violation. Still, the lawyer who uses such a form must tailor it to the needs of the specific case. And lawyers have been disciplined for filing documents containing language they copied from treatises without attribution. This problem was exacerbated in one case where the lawyer asked for fees for preparing material he had not written. Professionalism ...


Irish Legal System.Com; An Educational Game About The Irish Legal System, Peter Dee May 2006

Irish Legal System.Com; An Educational Game About The Irish Legal System, Peter Dee

Dissertations

The major project is about the design, development and implementation of an educational game which focuses on the Irish legal system. The written report describes how the idea for the game came about, how the project was managed and implemented, and how it works to provide the user with information about principal areas of law in Ireland. The project involved four phases across a fifteen week calendar schedule. Each phase was broken down into separate steps to enable easier management. Milestones were used to indicate progress and best practices were followed throughout each stage of the project. Research material and ...


What Do Snowmobiles, Mercury Emissions, Greenhouse Gases, And Runoff Have In Common?: The Controversy Over "Junk Science", Linda A. Malone Apr 2006

What Do Snowmobiles, Mercury Emissions, Greenhouse Gases, And Runoff Have In Common?: The Controversy Over "Junk Science", Linda A. Malone

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Common Law Property Metaphors On The Internet: The Real Problem With The Doctrine Of Cybertrespass, Shyamkrishna Balganesh Apr 2006

Common Law Property Metaphors On The Internet: The Real Problem With The Doctrine Of Cybertrespass, Shyamkrishna Balganesh

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

The doctrine of cybertrespass represents one of the most recent attempts by courts to apply concepts and principles from the real world to the virtual world of the Internet. A creation of state common law, the doctrine essentially involved extending the tort of trespass to chattels to the electronic world. Consequently, unauthorized electronic interferences are deemed trespassory intrusions and rendered actionable. The present paper aims to undertake a conceptual study of the evolution of the doctrine, examining the doctrinal modifications courts were required to make to mould the doctrine to meet the specificities of cyberspace. It then uses cybertrespass to ...


Misinformation, Misrepresentation, And Misuse Of Human Behavioral Genetics Research, Jonathan Kaplan Apr 2006

Misinformation, Misrepresentation, And Misuse Of Human Behavioral Genetics Research, Jonathan Kaplan

Law and Contemporary Problems

Kaplan discusses the limitations of human behavioral genetics studies, highlighting the research limitations inherent in studying humans and the narrow policy and legal applicability of results arising from behavioral genetics studies.


Reproductive Cloning Case:How Law And Bioethics Measure A Compelling Governmental Interest, Paulo Farias Mar 2006

Reproductive Cloning Case:How Law And Bioethics Measure A Compelling Governmental Interest, Paulo Farias

ExpressO

Law and Bioethics should be partners in developing public policies to deal with cloning. Law as a Government tool must enforce decisions made in Bioethics Commissions such as the NBAC and the President’s Council, because the Commissions’ discussions offer an array of principles to help legislators and policy makers understand how to find compelling governmental interests. For instance, human dignity is not a vague and obscure legal or bioethical concept. In truth, it is a way of connecting Law and Bioethics to answer questions such as the relationship between the legal protection of procreation and the Report of the ...


"When You Come To A Fork In The Road, Take It," And Other Sage Advice For First-Time Law School Exam Takers, Patrick Wiseman Mar 2006

"When You Come To A Fork In The Road, Take It," And Other Sage Advice For First-Time Law School Exam Takers, Patrick Wiseman

Georgia State University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Love Doesn't Pay: The Fiction Of Marriage Rights In The Workplace, James A. Sonne Mar 2006

Love Doesn't Pay: The Fiction Of Marriage Rights In The Workplace, James A. Sonne

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


Poisoning The Well: Law & Economics And Racial Inequality, Robert E. Suggs Feb 2006

Poisoning The Well: Law & Economics And Racial Inequality, Robert E. Suggs

Faculty Scholarship

The standard Law & Economics analysis of racial discrimination has stunted our thinking about race. Its early conclusion, that laws prohibiting racial discrimination were unnecessary and wasteful, discredited economic analysis of racial phenomena within the civil rights community. As a consequence we know little about the impact of racial discrimination on commercial transactions between business firms. Laws do not prohibit racial discrimination in transactions between business firms, and the disparity in business revenues between racial minorities and the white mainstream dwarfs disparities in income by orders of magnitude. This disparity in business revenues is a major factor in the persistence of ...


Expert On Sex Trafficking Contributes To Passage Of Historic New Law Jan 2006

Expert On Sex Trafficking Contributes To Passage Of Historic New Law

Donna M. Hughes

No abstract provided.


On The Uneasy Relation Between International Law And Democracy, Carol C. Gould Jan 2006

On The Uneasy Relation Between International Law And Democracy, Carol C. Gould

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

The question we are asked to address is as follows: "Is international law a threat to democracy?" As a political philosopher, my inclination is to suggest that the answer requires clarifying at the outset the sense in which we are using each of the main terms here.


Isla Journal Of International & Comparative Law, Isla Journal Of International & Comparative Law Jan 2006

Isla Journal Of International & Comparative Law, Isla Journal Of International & Comparative Law

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

I joined Christie's a little over a year ago as Director of Restitution, coordinating Christie's restitution issues globally.


War By Proxy: Legal And Moral Duties Of Other Actors Derived From Government Affiliation, Michael A. Newton Jan 2006

War By Proxy: Legal And Moral Duties Of Other Actors Derived From Government Affiliation, Michael A. Newton

Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law

No abstract provided.


Cross-Disciplinary Assessment: Bringing Law Students And Expert Witnesses Together, Judith M. Marychurch Jan 2006

Cross-Disciplinary Assessment: Bringing Law Students And Expert Witnesses Together, Judith M. Marychurch

Faculty of Law - Papers (Archive)

This paper will discuss the author’s experience in instituting an innovative cross-disciplinary assessment task between undergraduate LLB Evidence students and postgraduate Master of Forensic Accounting (MFA) students, in which students participate in a mock witness examination. LLB students act as legal counsel, conducting examination and cross-examination of postgraduate students acting as expert forensic accounting witnesses.


Intellectual Property Law In Southeast Asia: Recent Legislative And Institutional Developments, Christoph Antons Jan 2006

Intellectual Property Law In Southeast Asia: Recent Legislative And Institutional Developments, Christoph Antons

Faculty of Law - Papers (Archive)

Over the last few decades, countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) all had to revise their intellectual property systems. These revisions resulted at first from bilateral pressure of major trading partners such as the US and EU, then from the WTO-TRIPS Agreement and more recently from bilateral Free Trade Agreements. To observe the IP developments in ASEAN over this period is interesting, because this group of countries covers developed (Singapore), developing as well as least developed countries. All countries had to reform their outdated laws from the colonial era in very short time. However, in comparison ...


Harmonising Australian Environmental Law: An Australian Oceans Act For Australia’S Oceans, G. L. Rose, C. Smythe Jan 2006

Harmonising Australian Environmental Law: An Australian Oceans Act For Australia’S Oceans, G. L. Rose, C. Smythe

Faculty of Law - Papers (Archive)

A synopsis of a dicussion paper canvassing a new national approach to marine management: an Australian Oceans Act and an Australian Oceans Authority. The Australian Conservation Foundation and National Environmental Law Association launched the discussion paper in March 2006 about the future of Australia’s laws for its oceans.