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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


A Founding Failure Of Enforcement: Freedmen, Day Laborers, And The Perils Of An Ineffectual State, Raja Raghunath Dec 2014

A Founding Failure Of Enforcement: Freedmen, Day Laborers, And The Perils Of An Ineffectual State, Raja Raghunath

City University of New York Law Review

No abstract provided.


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.


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.


Back Matter Dec 2014

Back Matter

Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

No abstract provided.


Front Matter Dec 2014

Front Matter

City University of New York Law Review

No abstract provided.


Mfy Legal Services, Inc.'S Medical Legal Partnership With Bellevue Hospital Center: Providing Legal Care To Children With Psychiatric Disabilities, Aleah Gathings Dec 2014

Mfy Legal Services, Inc.'S Medical Legal Partnership With Bellevue Hospital Center: Providing Legal Care To Children With Psychiatric Disabilities, Aleah Gathings

City University of New York Law Review

No abstract provided.


No Access, No Choice: Foster Care Youth, Abortion, And State Removal Of Children, Kara Sheli Wallis Dec 2014

No Access, No Choice: Foster Care Youth, Abortion, And State Removal Of Children, Kara Sheli Wallis

City University of New York Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Long Crisis: Economic Inequality In New York City, Fahd Ahmed, Tom Angotti, Jennifer Jones Austin, Shawn Blumberg, Robin Steinberg, Stephen Loffredo Dec 2014

The Long Crisis: Economic Inequality In New York City, Fahd Ahmed, Tom Angotti, Jennifer Jones Austin, Shawn Blumberg, Robin Steinberg, Stephen Loffredo

City University of New York Law Review

City University of New York Law Review hosted this public panel discussion on November 12, 2014 at CUNY School of Law. CUNY Law Review would like to thank the co-sponsors of this event: Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ); Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA); Labor Coalition for Workers’ Rights and Economic Justice; National Lawyers Guild CUNY Law Chapter (NLG); Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP); Student for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and CUNY Law Association of Students for Housing (CLASH).


Texas Groundwater And Tragically Stable “Crossovers”, Zachary Bray Dec 2014

Texas Groundwater And Tragically Stable “Crossovers”, Zachary Bray

BYU Law Review

One recurring question in the academic literature on common-pool resources relates to the persistence of “tragic” commons regimes—systems that encourage, or at least tolerate, the inefficient, wasteful, hazardous, or unfair exploitation of a resource that is easily accessed for and diminished by individual use and consumption. Of course, not all commons are tragic: some common-pool resources invite individual access in efficient, fair, and durable ways. Yet many commonly held resources do lie under systems of governance that are not just tragic but persistently and stubbornly so. Often the tragic aspects of such commons regimes are well known; indeed, for ...


The Tragicomedy Of The Commons, Brigham Daniels Dec 2014

The Tragicomedy Of The Commons, Brigham Daniels

BYU Law Review

Scholarship on the commons focuses on a diverse set of problems, ranging from crashing fisheries to crowded court dockets. Because we find commons resources throughout our natural and cultural environments, understanding old lessons and learning new ones about the commons gives us leverage to address a wide range of problems. Because the list of resources identified as commons resources continues to grow, the importance of gleaning lessons about the commons will also continue to grow.

That being said, while the resources that make up the commons are certainly diverse, so too are the ways scholars depict it and the challenges ...


Isolated Wetland Commons And The Constitution, Blake Hudson, Mike Hardig Dec 2014

Isolated Wetland Commons And The Constitution, Blake Hudson, Mike Hardig

BYU Law Review

Isolated wetlands provide great ecological and economic value to the United States. While some states provide protection for isolated wetlands, a great many do not. These wetlands are also left outside the ambit of federal wetland regulatory protections under the Clean Water Act, with its murky jurisdictional reach. Notwithstanding jurisdictional questions under current federal statutes, the U.S. Supreme Court has gone so far as to call into question the constitutionality of federal isolated wetland regulation. This Article makes a normative argument that, in the absence of state or local programs providing holistic isolated wetland protection, federal action is needed ...


Cyber Sovereignty: The Way Ahead, Eric Talbot Jensen Dec 2014

Cyber Sovereignty: The Way Ahead, Eric Talbot Jensen

Faculty Scholarship

The last few years are full of reports of cyber incidents, some of which have caused significant damage. Each of these cyber events raise important questions about the role and responsibility of States with respect to cyber incidents. The answer to these questions revolves in large part around the international law doctrine of sovereignty. The extent to which nations exercise sovereignty over cyberspace and cyber infrastructure will provide key answers to how much control States must exercise and how much responsibility States must accept for harmful cyber activities when they fail to adequately do so. This article argues that States ...


Future War And The War Powers Resolution, Eric Talbot Jensen Dec 2014

Future War And The War Powers Resolution, Eric Talbot Jensen

Faculty Scholarship

Since its passage in 1973 over the veto of then-President Nixon, the War Powers Resolution (WPR) has been laden with controversy. Labeled as everything from ineffective to unconstitutional, the WPR has generally failed in its design to require notification and consultation to Congress by the President. Despite numerous proposals to amend the WPR, it continues to languish in the twilight of Executive war powers, and its future is bleak. With emerging technologies such as drones, cyber tools, nanotechnology, and genomics, the ineffectiveness of the WPR will prove even more profound. The WPR’s reliance on “armed forces” and “hostilities” as ...


The Duty To Manage Risk, A. Christine Hurt Dec 2014

The Duty To Manage Risk, A. Christine Hurt

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Diary Of An Ex-Con, Erica Edwards Dec 2014

The Diary Of An Ex-Con, Erica Edwards

Capstones

Evelyn Litwok talks about abuse that incarcerated people experience in prison and the punishment inmates face when they attempt to address it with administration.