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Unifying The Field Of Comparative Judicial Politics: Towards A General Theory Of Judicial Behaviour, Arthur Dyevre Feb 2015

Unifying The Field Of Comparative Judicial Politics: Towards A General Theory Of Judicial Behaviour, Arthur Dyevre

Arthur Dyevre

The field of judicial politics had long been neglected by political scientists outside the United States. But the past twenty years have witnessed considerable change. There is now a large body of scholarship on European courts and judges. And judicial politics is on its way to become a sub-field of comparative politics in its own right. Examining the models used in the literature, this article suggests that the geographical convergence is also bringing about theoretical convergence. One manifestation of theoretical convergence is that models of judicial decision-making once deemed inapplicable in Europe are now used in studies of European courts ...


The Odyssey Of The United States Road To Torture-How Did The United States Become A Waterboarder?, Robert Bloom Oct 2013

The Odyssey Of The United States Road To Torture-How Did The United States Become A Waterboarder?, Robert Bloom

Robert Bloom

United States after 9/11 decided to ignore various international laws and engaged in torture. Talk focused on how a democratic nation with high moral values could engage in such activity


U.S. Exclusionary Rule: A Comparative Analysis, Robert Bloom Oct 2013

U.S. Exclusionary Rule: A Comparative Analysis, Robert Bloom

Robert Bloom

No abstract provided.


History Of American Legal Education, With An Emphasis On Clinical Education, Robert Bloom Oct 2013

History Of American Legal Education, With An Emphasis On Clinical Education, Robert Bloom

Robert Bloom

No abstract provided.


Commerce In The Commerce Clause: A Response To Jack Balkin, David Kopel, Robert Natelson Aug 2012

Commerce In The Commerce Clause: A Response To Jack Balkin, David Kopel, Robert Natelson

Robert G. Natelson

The Constitution’s original meaning is its meaning to those ratifying the document during a discrete time period: from its adoption by the Constitutional Convention in late 1787 until Rhode Island’s ratification on May 29, 1790. Reconstructing it requires historical skills, including a comprehensive approach to sources. Jack Balkin’s article Commerce fails to consider the full range of evidence and thereby attributes to the Constitution’s Commerce Clause a scope that virtually no one in the Founding Era believed it had.


Criminal Procedure: The Constitution And The Police, 6th, Mark Brodin, Robert Bloom Oct 2011

Criminal Procedure: The Constitution And The Police, 6th, Mark Brodin, Robert Bloom

Robert M. Bloom

Examples & Explanations: Criminal Procedure: The Constitution and the Police, Sixth Edition, using the method that has made it such a successful resource for students, continues to present the discussion of criminal procedure in a way that mirrors the sequence of real-life events in law enforcement.


Foreword - In Memory Of Robert J. Lipkin, James May, Erin Daly, Robert Hayman Feb 2011

Foreword - In Memory Of Robert J. Lipkin, James May, Erin Daly, Robert Hayman

Robert L. Hayman

This is a foreword to a compendium of writings by our lost friend and colleague, Bobby Lipkin, collected within a special issue of the Widener Law Review. Bobby’s constitutionalism beholds and celebrates that "no constitutional truths emanate from either politically unaccountable" courts or from paradigmatically imperfect constitutional legal theories. Rather, Bobby’s constitutionalism was participatory and justificatory: it derives from the Constitution’s republican democracy. The Constitution means what We the People allow it to mean at constitutional inflection points in our nation’s history. We miss Bobby dearly.


Foreword - In Memory Of Robert J. Lipkin, James May, Erin Daly, Robert Hayman Feb 2011

Foreword - In Memory Of Robert J. Lipkin, James May, Erin Daly, Robert Hayman

Erin Daly

This is a foreword to a compendium of writings by our lost friend and colleague, Bobby Lipkin, collected within a special issue of the Widener Law Review. Bobby’s constitutionalism beholds and celebrates that "no constitutional truths emanate from either politically unaccountable" courts or from paradigmatically imperfect constitutional legal theories. Rather, Bobby’s constitutionalism was participatory and justificatory: it derives from the Constitution’s republican democracy. The Constitution means what We the People allow it to mean at constitutional inflection points in our nation’s history. We miss Bobby dearly.


The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him)'S Merciful Reforms In The Conduct Of War: The Prohibited Acts, Muhammad Munir Dec 2010

The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him)'S Merciful Reforms In The Conduct Of War: The Prohibited Acts, Muhammad Munir

Dr. Muhammad Munir

This paper argues that Islam introduced far reaching reforms to warfare; that the conduct of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his successors does not to allow the burning and drowning of enemy to death. Destroying buildings, cutting down trees, committing perfidy, breaching the trust of the enemy, the killing of women, children, servants, old, infirm, sick, wounded, priests, peasants, prisoners of warand envoys is strictly against the teachings of the Prophet (peace be upon him) or his successors. The destruction of harvest, livestock and forests, looting, plundering and corruption from the war booty and indiscipline are prohibited as ...


Glenn Beck Bad News For Religious Conservatism, Nathan B. Oman Dec 2010

Glenn Beck Bad News For Religious Conservatism, Nathan B. Oman

Popular Media

No abstract provided.


Top 3 New Media Legal Battles Of 2010, Jonathan Peters Dec 2010

Top 3 New Media Legal Battles Of 2010, Jonathan Peters

Jonathan Peters

No abstract provided.


Abortion Rights (Symposium: The Supreme Court And Local Government Law; The 1989-90 Term), Eileen Kaufman Dec 2010

Abortion Rights (Symposium: The Supreme Court And Local Government Law; The 1989-90 Term), Eileen Kaufman

Eileen Kaufman

No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of The Death Penalty Jurisprudence Of The October 2007 Supreme Court Term (The Twentieth Annual Supreme Court Review), Richard Klein Dec 2010

An Analysis Of The Death Penalty Jurisprudence Of The October 2007 Supreme Court Term (The Twentieth Annual Supreme Court Review), Richard Klein

Richard Daniel Klein

No abstract provided.


Civil Rights And Related Decisions, Eileen Kaufman Dec 2010

Civil Rights And Related Decisions, Eileen Kaufman

Eileen Kaufman

No abstract provided.


Civil Rights In Transition: Sections 1981 And 1982 Cover Discrimination On The Basis Of Ancestry And Ethnicity, Eileen R. Kaufman, Martin A. Schwartz Dec 2010

Civil Rights In Transition: Sections 1981 And 1982 Cover Discrimination On The Basis Of Ancestry And Ethnicity, Eileen R. Kaufman, Martin A. Schwartz

Martin A. Schwartz

No abstract provided.


Não Uma Outra República, A Nossa República, Outra, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Dec 2010

Não Uma Outra República, A Nossa República, Outra, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Porque é que as democracias nunca se defendem bem? E como não vêem alguns dos que, generosa ou utopicamente, advogam uma nova república (a que chamam IV, normalmente, contando como tal o salazarismo-caetanismo, que foi uma autocracia, logo não uma república, mesmo uma anti-república), estão objectivamente a levar água ao moinho dessa coisa-outra que pode ter fachada republicana (ou monárquica…), mas só poderia ser, de novo, uma autocracia?


Capital Punishments And Religious Arguments: An Intermediate Approach, Samuel J. Levine Dec 2010

Capital Punishments And Religious Arguments: An Intermediate Approach, Samuel J. Levine

Samuel J. Levine

Determining the place and use of capital punishment in the American legal system is a challenging affair and one that is closely associated with and determined by religion's role in American legal decision-making. Both capital punishment and religion are controversial issues, and tend to challenge legal scholars and practitioners about whether they should function together or alone as valid parts of the legal system in the United States. Professor Levine argues that religious arguments should be employed to interpret and explain American legal thought when the need or proper situation arises. He uses capital punishment as an example of ...


Toward A Religious Minority Voice: A Look At Free Exercise Law Through A Religious Minority Perspective, Samuel J. Levine Dec 2010

Toward A Religious Minority Voice: A Look At Free Exercise Law Through A Religious Minority Perspective, Samuel J. Levine

Samuel J. Levine

Legal scholars have recently advanced theories emphasizing the importance of perspectives in the law. Perspective scholarship recognizes that laws are necessarily shaped by society's dominant forces, including its biases and preconceptions. Perspective scholars attempt to understand how these forces have shaped our laws, and they suggest changes to accommodate those affected by society's biases.

In this Article, Professor Levine introduces the concept of a religious minority perspective. He develops the concept of a religious minority perspective in the context of several, prominent Free Exercise cases. Professor Levine discusses these cases in his presentation of the central themes of ...


Civil Rights And Related Decisions, Eileen Kaufman Dec 2010

Civil Rights And Related Decisions, Eileen Kaufman

Eileen Kaufman

No abstract provided.


Dazzling The World: A Study Of India's Constitutional Amendment Mandating Reservations For Women On Rural Panchayats, Eileen Kaufman, Louise Harmon Dec 2010

Dazzling The World: A Study Of India's Constitutional Amendment Mandating Reservations For Women On Rural Panchayats, Eileen Kaufman, Louise Harmon

Eileen Kaufman

No abstract provided.


A Race By Any Other Name: The Interplay Between Ethnicity, National Origin And Race For Purposes Of Section 1981, Eileen R. Kaufman Dec 2010

A Race By Any Other Name: The Interplay Between Ethnicity, National Origin And Race For Purposes Of Section 1981, Eileen R. Kaufman

Eileen Kaufman

No abstract provided.


Civil Rights In Transition: Sections 1981 And 1982 Cover Discrimination On The Basis Of Ancestry And Ethnicity, Eileen R. Kaufman, Martin A. Schwartz Dec 2010

Civil Rights In Transition: Sections 1981 And 1982 Cover Discrimination On The Basis Of Ancestry And Ethnicity, Eileen R. Kaufman, Martin A. Schwartz

Eileen Kaufman

No abstract provided.


Abortion Rights (Symposium: The Supreme Court And Local Government Law; The 1989-90 Term), Eileen Kaufman Dec 2010

Abortion Rights (Symposium: The Supreme Court And Local Government Law; The 1989-90 Term), Eileen Kaufman

Eileen Kaufman

No abstract provided.


Summary Of Berkson V. Lepome, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 46, Cayla Witty Dec 2010

Summary Of Berkson V. Lepome, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 46, Cayla Witty

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

No abstract provided.


Michigan V. Bryant: Defining The “Testimonial Statement”, Hsien-Ying Shine Chen Dec 2010

Michigan V. Bryant: Defining The “Testimonial Statement”, Hsien-Ying Shine Chen

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy Sidebar

No abstract provided.


Religion: How To Stay Out Of Court, Kenneth Akers, Sara Rotramel, Jorge Wellmann Dec 2010

Religion: How To Stay Out Of Court, Kenneth Akers, Sara Rotramel, Jorge Wellmann

Parameters of Law in Student Affairs and Higher Education (CNS 670)

In the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, it reads that, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” This single sentence, the Establishment Clause, is the backbone of religious freedom in the United States, and with its several annotations it has given shape and breadth to the concept of religion in America, more specifically our topic, i ...


El Nuevo Trato Laboral Y La Mantención Del Status Quo, Sebastián Pizarro Dec 2010

El Nuevo Trato Laboral Y La Mantención Del Status Quo, Sebastián Pizarro

Sebastián A. Pizarro

La mantención del status quo, en que sólo uno a la fuerza coloca la música que todos deben bailar, debiese tender a su término, de cambiar el prisma por el cual conceptuamos las relaciones de trabajo.


In Efforts To Regulate Immigration, States Test Limits Of Their Authority, Alan E. Garfield Dec 2010

In Efforts To Regulate Immigration, States Test Limits Of Their Authority, Alan E. Garfield

Alan E Garfield

No abstract provided.


Thurgood Marshall, The Race Man, And Gender Equality In The Courts, Taunya Banks Dec 2010

Thurgood Marshall, The Race Man, And Gender Equality In The Courts, Taunya Banks

Taunya Lovell Banks

Renowned civil rights advocate and race man Thurgood Marshall came of age as a lawyer during the black protest movement in the 1930s. He represented civil rights protesters, albeit reluctantly, but was ambivalent about post-Brown mass protests. Although Marshall recognized law's limitations, he felt more comfortable using litigation as a tool for social change. His experiences as a legal advocate for racial equality influenced his thinking as a judge. Marshall joined the United States Supreme Court in 1967, as dramatic advancement of black civil rights through litigation waned. Other social movements, notably the women's rights movement, took its ...


Dodging A Bullet: Mcdonald V. City Of Chicago And The Limits Of Progressive Originalism, Dale E. Ho Dec 2010

Dodging A Bullet: Mcdonald V. City Of Chicago And The Limits Of Progressive Originalism, Dale E. Ho

Dale E Ho

The Supreme Court’s decision in last term’s gun rights case, McDonald v. City of Chicago, punctured the conventional wisdom after District of Columbia v. Heller that “we are all originalists now.” Surprisingly, many progressive academics were disappointed. For “progressive originalists,” McDonald was a missed opportunity to overrule the Slaughter-House Cases and to revitalize the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. In their view, such a ruling could have realigned progressive constitutional achievements with originalism and relieved progressives of the albatross of substantive due process, while also unlocking long-dormant constitutional text to serve as the source of ...