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Tableau Comparatif Du Règlement Intérieur En Vigueur Et Du Règlement Intérieur Comportant Les Propositions Du Groupe De Travail, Julien Coomlan Hounkpe Oct 2016

Tableau Comparatif Du Règlement Intérieur En Vigueur Et Du Règlement Intérieur Comportant Les Propositions Du Groupe De Travail, Julien Coomlan Hounkpe

Julien C. Hounkpe

Draft Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly presented by the Working Group


Rapport Du Groupe De Travail Sur La Révision Du Règlement Intérieur De L'Assemblée Nationale Du Bénin, Julien Coomlan Hounkpe Oct 2016

Rapport Du Groupe De Travail Sur La Révision Du Règlement Intérieur De L'Assemblée Nationale Du Bénin, Julien Coomlan Hounkpe

Julien C. Hounkpe

Report of the Working Group on Parliamentary Reform in Benin Republic


Hannibal At The Gate: Border Kids, Drugs, And Guns – And The Mexican Cartel War Goes On, Arthur Rizer Aug 2016

Hannibal At The Gate: Border Kids, Drugs, And Guns – And The Mexican Cartel War Goes On, Arthur Rizer

Arthur Rizer

This article argues that the current cartel war in Mexico represents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States. Some have estimated Mexico, one of the United States’ closest allies, has lost more than 60,000 people in its drug war. That is approximately a murder every hour related to cartel violence. Some experts claim the death toll has been greatly soft-pedaled, with the government reducing violence by simply not reporting it, and that the actual death toll is over 100,000. These numbers do not even include the nearly 40,000 Americans who die ...


Legislating Incentives For Attorney Representation In Civil Rights Litigation, Sean Farhang, Douglas M. Spencer Aug 2016

Legislating Incentives For Attorney Representation In Civil Rights Litigation, Sean Farhang, Douglas M. Spencer

Sean Farhang

In this paper we investigate whether, when Congress relies upon private lawsuits to implement a law, the details of the legislation can importantly influence the extent to which the private bar is mobilized to carry out the prosecutorial function. We ask: In statutes with private rights of action, can Congress substantially affect the degree to which plaintiffs are represented by counsel? Using an original and novel dataset based upon review of archived litigation documents for cases filed in the Northern and Eastern Districts of California over the two decades spanning 1981 to 2000, we examine the effects of the Civil ...


What Impact The Supreme Court’S Recent Hobby Lobby Decision Might Have For Lgbt Civil Rights?, Vincent Samar Jan 2016

What Impact The Supreme Court’S Recent Hobby Lobby Decision Might Have For Lgbt Civil Rights?, Vincent Samar

Vincent Samar

Abstract

What Impact the Supreme Court’s Recent Hobby Lobby

Decision Might Have for LGBT Civil Rights?

Vincent J. Samar

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case has created shockwaves of concern among civil rights groups questioning whether for-profit corporations can assert a religious exemption from civil rights legislation under a 1993 federal law, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The matter is of particular concern in the LGBT community given the possible impact it could have on services traditionally offered to those getting married as more and more states legalize same-sex marriage. Though the ...


A Better Direction For California's Climate Change Policy, David Gamage, Mark Gergen Nov 2015

A Better Direction For California's Climate Change Policy, David Gamage, Mark Gergen

Mark P. Gergen

No abstract provided.


New Frontiers In Legal Research Education: Implementing Alternative Methods Of Legal Research Instruction – One Year Later, Stephanie Miller, Caroline Osborne, Alyson Drake, Franklin Runge Sep 2015

New Frontiers In Legal Research Education: Implementing Alternative Methods Of Legal Research Instruction – One Year Later, Stephanie Miller, Caroline Osborne, Alyson Drake, Franklin Runge

Caroline L. Osborne

No abstract provided.


Infusing Cultural Narratives Into A Time Of Change In Legal Education, Susan Brody, Julie Spanbauer Aug 2015

Infusing Cultural Narratives Into A Time Of Change In Legal Education, Susan Brody, Julie Spanbauer

Julie M. Spanbauer

No abstract provided.


Speaker, Mary Nagel, Joanne Hodge Jul 2015

Speaker, Mary Nagel, Joanne Hodge

Joanne Simboli Hodge

No abstract provided.


Institutionalizing The Multiple Assessment Teaching Assistant Program, Julie Spanbauer, Rogelio Lasso, Maureen Kordesh Jul 2015

Institutionalizing The Multiple Assessment Teaching Assistant Program, Julie Spanbauer, Rogelio Lasso, Maureen Kordesh

Rogelio A. Lasso

No abstract provided.


Institutionalizing The Multiple Assessment Teaching Assistant Program, Julie Spanbauer, Rogelio Lasso, Maureen Kordesh Jul 2015

Institutionalizing The Multiple Assessment Teaching Assistant Program, Julie Spanbauer, Rogelio Lasso, Maureen Kordesh

Maureen Straub Kordesh

No abstract provided.


Equitable Sharing: Distributing The Benefits And Detriments Of Democratic Society, Thomas Kleven Jul 2015

Equitable Sharing: Distributing The Benefits And Detriments Of Democratic Society, Thomas Kleven

Thomas Kleven

The book argues that a principle of equitable sharing is fundamental to the concept of democracy and to the democratic society the United States purports to be. It examines the political philosophies of John Locke, John Stuart Mill, and John Rawls, all of which contain a principle of equitable sharing in some form. It then examines the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, both of which evidence a commitment to equitable sharing as foundational to the democratic society they contemplate. The book argues that the Supreme Court also has a meaningful role to play in the dialogue over the requirements ...


New York's Taxable Lap Dancing...At A Strip Club Near You! Jun 2015

New York's Taxable Lap Dancing...At A Strip Club Near You!

Alquiler Coches

In today’s difficult economic times, state gov-ernments are more hard pressed than ever to come up with new sources of revenue to at least stay reve-nue neutral. Leave it to the perpetually money-hun-gry State of New York to come up with this gem of an idea for generating tax revenues: In 2005, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance at-tempted to impose sales tax on a nightclub’s offering of exotic dancing to its customers. This resulted in the matter of 677 New Loudon Corp. v. State of New York Tax Appeals Tribunal, ultimately decided by the ...


Matevosyan Nr. Moving Forward With The Affordable Care Act : Trends In Self-Sustained Obstetric Institution Jun 2015

Matevosyan Nr. Moving Forward With The Affordable Care Act : Trends In Self-Sustained Obstetric Institution

Alquiler Coches

The economic burden of obstetric care is multifold and mordantly case-specific. Obstetrics is a huge cost to the U.S. healthcare system. Maternal-infant care represents the largest single category of hospital expenditures for most commercial health plans and state Medicaid programs. Reducing these costs provides a major opportunity to reduce insurance premiums for employers and to make Medicaid coverage more affordable. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2012) encourages the State contracts with Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) by transforming traditional fee-for-service contracts into bundled contracts paying providers and facilities in a single fee. It is then the role of ...


Dissociative Identity Disorder In The Courtroom: A Guide To Forensic Testimony Jun 2015

Dissociative Identity Disorder In The Courtroom: A Guide To Forensic Testimony

Alquiler Coches

Over the past century, dissociative identity disorder (DID) has been raised to defend a variety of offenses, from a parking ticket to the first degree murder, or to manipulate with the civil suits for monetary relief. Applying traditional rules of criminal culpability or civil liability to these cases poses a significant challenge. The concepts of personhood and identity create a havoc in determining the insanity. Diagnostic exclusions are scarce, with exceptions of the explicit memory transfer to be the key to deny the dissociated identity, whereas the absence of implicit memory transfer helps to think of personality dissociation. Retrograde amnesia ...


The Battered Woman Syndrome: Perspectives In Criminal Law And Clinical Psychology Jun 2015

The Battered Woman Syndrome: Perspectives In Criminal Law And Clinical Psychology

Alquiler Coches

Testimony on battered woman syndrome (BWS), as a widely used self-defense strategy, has been accepted in all state courts of America. However, courts often hold that expert testimony on the BWS is inadmissible in a presented evidence where (1) it is irrelevant and immaterial to the issue of whether defendant acted in self-defense at the time of the battery; (2) the subject of the expert testimony isn't within the understanding of the jury; (3) the BWS is not sufficiently developed as an accepted scientific knowledge to warrant testimony under the guise of expertise; and (4) its prejudicial impact outweighs ...


Amicus Brief On Behalf Of The Leo T. Mccarthy Center For Public Service And The Common Good And 44 Housing Scholars To California Supreme Court In California Building Industry Association V. City Of San Jose (S212072), Tim Iglesias, David Rusk, Jan Breidenbach, Nico Calavita, Steven Menendian, John Powell, Ofurhe Igbinedion, Samir Gambhir, Eli Moore Mar 2015

Amicus Brief On Behalf Of The Leo T. Mccarthy Center For Public Service And The Common Good And 44 Housing Scholars To California Supreme Court In California Building Industry Association V. City Of San Jose (S212072), Tim Iglesias, David Rusk, Jan Breidenbach, Nico Calavita, Steven Menendian, John Powell, Ofurhe Igbinedion, Samir Gambhir, Eli Moore

john a. powell

The briefs of other parties in the litigation emphasized inclusionary zoning’s goal of increasing the supply of affordable housing. This brief focuses on inclusionary zoning’s goal of promoting social inclusion and integration by locating affordable housing in the right location. The brief explains how economic and racial segregation deny equality of opportunity to low and moderate income families because segregation limits their potential for economic and social mobility by restricting access to the primary means of mobility, e.g. employment and education. Drawing from a wide array of empirical and other studies the brief demonstrates how inclusionary zoning ...


New York's Taxable Lap Dancing...At A Strip Club Near You! Jan 2015

New York's Taxable Lap Dancing...At A Strip Club Near You!

bobbymartin76@shaw.ca

In today’s difficult economic times, state gov-ernments are more hard pressed than ever to come up with new sources of revenue to at least stay reve-nue neutral. Leave it to the perpetually money-hun-gry State of New York to come up with this gem of an idea for generating tax revenues: In 2005, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance at-tempted to impose sales tax on a nightclub’s offering of exotic dancing to its customers. This resulted in the matter of 677 New Loudon Corp. v. State of New York Tax Appeals Tribunal, ultimately decided by the ...


Dissociative Identity Disorder In The Courtroom: A Guide To Forensic Testimony Jan 2015

Dissociative Identity Disorder In The Courtroom: A Guide To Forensic Testimony

bobbymartin76@shaw.ca

Over the past century, dissociative identity disorder (DID) has been raised to defend a variety of offenses, from a parking ticket to the first degree murder, or to manipulate with the civil suits for monetary relief. Applying traditional rules of criminal culpability or civil liability to these cases poses a significant challenge. The concepts of personhood and identity create a havoc in determining the insanity. Diagnostic exclusions are scarce, with exceptions of the explicit memory transfer to be the key to deny the dissociated identity, whereas the absence of implicit memory transfer helps to think of personality dissociation. Retrograde amnesia ...


The Battered Woman Syndrome: Perspectives In Criminal Law And Clinical Psychology Jan 2015

The Battered Woman Syndrome: Perspectives In Criminal Law And Clinical Psychology

bobbymartin76@shaw.ca

Testimony on battered woman syndrome (BWS), as a widely used self-defense strategy, has been accepted in all state courts of America. However, courts often hold that expert testimony on the BWS is inadmissible in a presented evidence where (1) it is irrelevant and immaterial to the issue of whether defendant acted in self-defense at the time of the battery; (2) the subject of the expert testimony isn't within the understanding of the jury; (3) the BWS is not sufficiently developed as an accepted scientific knowledge to warrant testimony under the guise of expertise; and (4) its prejudicial impact outweighs ...


Matevosyan Nr. Moving Forward With The Affordable Care Act : Trends In Self-Sustained Obstetric Institution Jan 2015

Matevosyan Nr. Moving Forward With The Affordable Care Act : Trends In Self-Sustained Obstetric Institution

bobbymartin76@shaw.ca

The economic burden of obstetric care is multifold and mordantly case-specific. Obstetrics is a huge cost to the U.S. healthcare system. Maternal-infant care represents the largest single category of hospital expenditures for most commercial health plans and state Medicaid programs. Reducing these costs provides a major opportunity to reduce insurance premiums for employers and to make Medicaid coverage more affordable. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2012) encourages the State contracts with Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) by transforming traditional fee-for-service contracts into bundled contracts paying providers and facilities in a single fee. It is then the role of ...


Dangerous Diagnoses, Risky Assumptions, And The Failed Experiment Of “Sexually Violent Predator” Commitment, Deirdre M. Smith Dec 2014

Dangerous Diagnoses, Risky Assumptions, And The Failed Experiment Of “Sexually Violent Predator” Commitment, Deirdre M. Smith

Oklahoma Law Review

In its 1997 opinion, Kansas v. Hendricks, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a law that reflected a new model of civil commitment. The targets of this new commitment law were dubbed “Sexually Violent Predators” (SVPs), and the Court upheld indefinite detention of these individuals on the assumption that there is a psychiatrically distinct class of individuals who, unlike typical recidivists, have a mental condition that impairs their ability to refrain from violent sexual behavior. And, more specifically, the Court assumed that the justice system could reliably identify the true “predators,” those for whom this unusual and extraordinary deprivation of ...


Schooling The Supreme Court, Christine Chabot Dec 2014

Schooling The Supreme Court, Christine Chabot

Faculty Publications & Other Works

Supreme Court Justices' uniform professional backgrounds have drawn increasing criticism. Yet it is unclear how diverse professional training would affect the Court's decisions. This Article offers the first empirical analysis of how Justices with diverse professional training vote: It examines a unique period when Justices with formal legal education sat with Justices who entered the profession by reading the law alone.

The study finds that Justices' levels of agreement and politically independent voting vary significantly according to their professional training. In cases which divided the Court, Justices who shared the benefit of formal legal education (1) voted together more ...


Summary Of City Of Reno V. Int’L Ass’N Of Firefighters, 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 100, Scott Lundy Dec 2014

Summary Of City Of Reno V. Int’L Ass’N Of Firefighters, 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 100, Scott Lundy

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court concluded that the International Association of Firefighters’ (IAFF) grievance was not arbitrable under the parties’ collective bargaining agreement (CBA) because the CBA explicitly stated the City of Reno’s statutory right to lay off any employee due to a lack of funds. Thus, the district court did not have authority under NRS Chapter 38 to grant injunctive relief.


Summary Of Sadler V. Pacificare Of Nevada, Inc., 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 98, Hayley Miller Dec 2014

Summary Of Sadler V. Pacificare Of Nevada, Inc., 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 98, Hayley Miller

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined (1) when stating a claim for a negligence action in which medical monitoring is sought as a remedy, a plaintiff may satisfy the injury requirement by alleging that additional medical monitoring is reasonably required beyond the standard recommendations.


2014 Year In Review: 2 Law Schools Welcome New Deans While A Third Experiences Abrupt Departure Dec 2014

2014 Year In Review: 2 Law Schools Welcome New Deans While A Third Experiences Abrupt Departure

Austen Parrish (2014-)

No abstract provided.


Massachusetts Community Mediation Center Grant Program: Fiscal Year 2014 Report & Evaluation, Susan Jeghelian, Madhawa Palihapitiya, Kaila O. Eisenkraft Dec 2014

Massachusetts Community Mediation Center Grant Program: Fiscal Year 2014 Report & Evaluation, Susan Jeghelian, Madhawa Palihapitiya, Kaila O. Eisenkraft

Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration Publications

The Community Mediation Center Grant Program, funded by the commonwealth and administered by the state’s office of dispute resolution, was established to “promote the broad use of community mediation in all regions of the state” by awarding operating grants to eligible community mediation centers. This annual report describes the progress made in broadening access to community mediation by the grant program under the challenge of reduced state funding in FY 2014. Due to the funding cut, fewer centers were funded in FY 2014 compared to FY 2013, which reduced the quantity of services provided. However, the amount of money ...


Summary Of Stockmeier V. Green, 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 99, Tom Stewart Dec 2014

Summary Of Stockmeier V. Green, 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 99, Tom Stewart

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The court determined that Nevada’s Chief Medical Officer’s examination of inmate diets and her resulting report to the Board fell well short of what was required by NRS 209.382(1)(b) in that included no analysis of the diets of general population inmates, addressed diets at only one of Nevada's correctional facilities, and generally lacked any indication as to how the required examination was conducted.


Front Matter Dec 2014

Front Matter

Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

No abstract provided.


Masthead Dec 2014

Masthead

Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

No abstract provided.