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The Race Against The Clock: A New Bill Providing Hope For Children Fighting The Ultimate Battle, Nicholas M. Fiorello Dec 2017

The Race Against The Clock: A New Bill Providing Hope For Children Fighting The Ultimate Battle, Nicholas M. Fiorello

Nova Law Review

Roughly forty-three children are diagnosed with cancer daily.. Approximately 1190 children are expected to die from pediatric cancer this year in the United States alone—as the disease is the leading cause of death in children and adolescents, ages 1U14, in the country.


North Korean Illicit Activities And Sanctions: A National Security Dilemma, Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. Dec 2017

North Korean Illicit Activities And Sanctions: A National Security Dilemma, Bruce E. Bechtol Jr.

Cornell International Law Journal

North Korea is a nation-state that for many years (including the years following the Cold War) has been off of the main radar for American foreign policy. Whether it was because the United States was worried about other issues such as problems in the Balkans in the 1990s, or fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the new millennium, challenges from the DPRK never seemed to be at the top of the priorities list with American foreign policy makers. This has now changed. It has become obvious to the world that North Korea has an active nuclear weapons program, and ...


Eyewitness Identification Performance On Showups Improves With An Additional-Opportunities Instruction: Evidence For Present–Absent Criteria Discrepancy, Andrew M. Smith, Gary L. Wells, R. C. L. Lindsay, Tiffany Myerson Dec 2017

Eyewitness Identification Performance On Showups Improves With An Additional-Opportunities Instruction: Evidence For Present–Absent Criteria Discrepancy, Andrew M. Smith, Gary L. Wells, R. C. L. Lindsay, Tiffany Myerson

Psychology Publications

We tested the proposition that when eyewitnesses find it difficult to recognize a suspect (as in a culprit-absent showup), eyewitnesses accept a weaker match to memory for making an identification. We tie this proposition to the basic recognition memory literature, which shows people use lower decision criteria when recognition is made difficult so as to not miss their chance of getting a hit on the target. We randomly assigned participant–witnesses (N = 610) to a condition in which they were told that if they did not believe the suspect was the culprit, they would have additional opportunities to make an ...


Are Publication And Citation Counts Reliable Indicators Of Research Productivity Or Impact?, Sean Rehaag Dec 2017

Are Publication And Citation Counts Reliable Indicators Of Research Productivity Or Impact?, Sean Rehaag

Articles & Book Chapters

Universities are increasingly using metrics such as publication and citation counts to measure faculty research productivity and impact, and to compare productivity and impact across departments and institutions. Canadian law schools are facing pressure to adopt similar metrics. In this article the author argues that publication and citation counts are not reliable indicators of research productivity or impact.


Depression: The Often Overlooked Sequela Of Head Trauma, Samuel D. Hodge Jr., Jack E. Hubbard Dec 2017

Depression: The Often Overlooked Sequela Of Head Trauma, Samuel D. Hodge Jr., Jack E. Hubbard

Cleveland State Law Review

Depression is a common sequela of head trauma. Approximately half of all individuals with a cranial injury will experience depression within the first year, regardless of the severity of the injury. The ailment is characterized clinically as a mood disorder, often associated with intense feelings of sadness. However, depression is more complex than mood disorders, as many mental and bodily complaints—such as insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, appetite changes, aches and pains, and lack of interest in previously enjoyable activities—are associated with depression. These intense feelings, particularly when combined with despair and hopelessness, can lead to suicide, a dreaded potential ...


Whatever Happened To Military Good Order And Discipline?, Colonel Jeremy S. Weber Dec 2017

Whatever Happened To Military Good Order And Discipline?, Colonel Jeremy S. Weber

Cleveland State Law Review

Discipline is often called “the soul of an army.” If this is so, the United States military seems to be experiencing a spiritual crisis. Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) allows commanders to punish acts prejudicial to “good order and discipline,” but the reach of this provision has been increasingly limited in recent years. Appellate courts have repeatedly overturned convictions of conduct charged as prejudicial to good order and discipline, and in recent years, the military’s high court has issued a series of decisions limiting the reach of the UCMJ’s “general article.” Congress has ...


Expert Commentary On Paspa And Sports Betting From Joe Asher, Unlv Gaming Law Journal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law Dec 2017

Expert Commentary On Paspa And Sports Betting From Joe Asher, Unlv Gaming Law Journal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

Joe Asher has an extensive background in the gaming industry and sports betting business, which began in his years of working at Delaware racetracks as a teenager. In 2012, Asher became the chief executive officer of William Hill US, and has since helped build the race and sports betting company into one of the largest in the world.


Expert Commentary On The Future Of Esports From Seth Schorr, Unlv Gaming Law Journal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law Dec 2017

Expert Commentary On The Future Of Esports From Seth Schorr, Unlv Gaming Law Journal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

Seth Schorr is the chief executive officer of Fifth Street Gaming, LLC., which operates the Downtown Grand Las Vegas, as well as The Lucky Club Casino and Hotel and the Silver Nugget Casino and Event Center. Schorr is additionally known to be something of an eSports pioneer —serving as a board member of Millennial eSports, and organizer of various eSports events and tournaments in Downtown Las Vegas.


The Oral History Of A.J. "Bud" Hicks, Unlv Gaming Law Journal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law Dec 2017

The Oral History Of A.J. "Bud" Hicks, Unlv Gaming Law Journal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

A.J. “Bud”Hicks is known to be one of Nevada’s most experienced gaming law practitioners. He formerly served as the Chief Deputy Attorney General, representing the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission. Today, Hicks continues to practice gaming law, working with clients that include publicly traded gaming companies, lenders of gaming operators, and others who seek to enter the gaming industry.


The Oral History Of Kenny Epstein, Unlv Gaming Law Journal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law Dec 2017

The Oral History Of Kenny Epstein, Unlv Gaming Law Journal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

Kenny Epstein has spent a lifetime working in the gaming industry. Beginning in 1966 at the newly opened Caesars Palace as a Baccarat shift boss, Epstein eventually purchased a stake in Jackie Gaughan’s El Cortez Hotel and Casino in the mid-seventies. Partnering with Gaughan and his son Michael, he helped build the Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, Orleans, and Suncoast. In 2007, Epstein purchased the El Cortez and continues to work as the casino’s chief executive officer today.


The Oral History Of Jan Jones Blackhurst, Unlv Gaming Law Journal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law Dec 2017

The Oral History Of Jan Jones Blackhurst, Unlv Gaming Law Journal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

Jan Jones Blackhurst served as thefirst female mayorof Las Vegasfrom 1991 to 1999. Following her second term as mayor, she joined Caesars Entertainment, where she created the casino industry’s first regulatory practices for problem gaming. Today, Jones Blackhurst continues to make a lasting impact on Las Vegas and itsgaming industry as Caesar Entertainment’s Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility


A Review Of Nevada Patron Dispute Decisions, Mark Lerner, Emily Cunningham Dec 2017

A Review Of Nevada Patron Dispute Decisions, Mark Lerner, Emily Cunningham

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


What Congress's Repeal Efforts Can Teach Us About Regulatory Reform, Cary Coglianese, Gabriel Scheffler Dec 2017

What Congress's Repeal Efforts Can Teach Us About Regulatory Reform, Cary Coglianese, Gabriel Scheffler

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Major legislative actions during the early part of the 115th Congress have undermined the central argument for regulatory reform measures such as the REINS Act, a bill that would require congressional approval of all new major regulations. Proponents of the REINS Act argue that it would make the federal regulatory system more democratic by shifting responsibility for regulatory decisions away from unelected bureaucrats and toward the people’s representatives in Congress. But separate legislative actions in the opening of the 115th Congress only call this argument into question. Congress’s most significant initiatives during this period — its derailed attempts to ...


Masthead, Cleveland State Law Review Dec 2017

Masthead, Cleveland State Law Review

Cleveland State Law Review

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents, Cleveland State Law Review Dec 2017

Table Of Contents, Cleveland State Law Review

Cleveland State Law Review

No abstract provided.


Cover, Cleveland State Law Review Dec 2017

Cover, Cleveland State Law Review

Cleveland State Law Review

No abstract provided.


The "P" Word: Ohio Should Adopt The Uniform Premarital Agreements Act To Achieve Consistency And Uniformity In The Treatment Of Prenuptial Agreements, Jenna Christine Colucci Dec 2017

The "P" Word: Ohio Should Adopt The Uniform Premarital Agreements Act To Achieve Consistency And Uniformity In The Treatment Of Prenuptial Agreements, Jenna Christine Colucci

Cleveland State Law Review

Throughout the United States, courts have used inconsistent standards for the interpretation of prenuptial agreements. Under Ohio jurisprudence, courts are concerned with protecting the vulnerable spouse or the economically disadvantaged party. This legal standard acknowledges the unique relationship of the parties to the contract and will generally review the procedural and substantive components of the prenuptial agreement. Conversely, other courts are weary of interfering with the contractual freedom of the parties and will only invalidate a prenuptial agreement upon a showing of fraud, duress, or misrepresentation. The Uniform Premarital Agreement Act was drafted in 1983 to address the inconsistent treatment ...


How Big Money Ruined Public Life In Wisconsin, Lynn Adelman Dec 2017

How Big Money Ruined Public Life In Wisconsin, Lynn Adelman

Cleveland State Law Review

This Article discusses how Wisconsin fell from grace. Once a model good government state that pioneered many democracy-enhancing laws, in a very short time, Wisconsin became a state where special interest money, most of which is undisclosed, dominates politics. This Article identifies several factors as being critical to Wisconsin’s descent. These include the state’s failure to nurture and build on the campaign finance reforms enacted in the 1970s and both the state’s and the United States Supreme Court’s failure to adequately regulate sham issue ads. As evidence of Wisconsin’s diminished status, this Article describes how ...


Ohio's Modern Courts Amendment Must Be Amended: Why And How, Richard S. Walinski, Mark D. Wagoner Jr. Dec 2017

Ohio's Modern Courts Amendment Must Be Amended: Why And How, Richard S. Walinski, Mark D. Wagoner Jr.

Cleveland State Law Review

A 1968 amendment to the Ohio Constitution granted the Supreme Court of Ohio the authority to promulgate “rules governing practice and procedure” for Ohio courts. The amendment also provided that “[a]ll laws in conflict with such rules shall be of no further force or effect after such rules have taken effect” and that no rule may “abridge, enlarge, or modify any substantive right.”

Although the amendment was explicit about automatic repeal of existing laws, it says nothing about whether the General Assembly may legislate on a procedural matter after a court rule takes effect. That silence has caused enduring ...


Environment, States, And International Organizations: The Role Of Global Environmental Conventions In Protecting The Environment, Natalia Escobar Pemberthy Dec 2017

Environment, States, And International Organizations: The Role Of Global Environmental Conventions In Protecting The Environment, Natalia Escobar Pemberthy

Graduate Doctoral Dissertations

Global environmental conventions are created to address and resolve global environmental problems. Assessments of the achievement of specific environmental goals, however, indicate that there is room for progress and that stronger collective action is required. Given that there are no empirical instruments to measure implementation and to determine the factors behind individual countries’ results, challenges emerge that require the expansion of existing analytical frameworks around environmental conventions and their role as global governance instruments. This study develops an empirical instrument – the Environmental Conventions Index – to assess the implementation of global environmental conventions, determining the main trends for both countries and ...


Copyright Statement, Cleveland State Law Review Dec 2017

Copyright Statement, Cleveland State Law Review

Cleveland State Law Review

No abstract provided.


Hooper V. Hero Lands Company, Christopher B. Ortte Dec 2017

Hooper V. Hero Lands Company, Christopher B. Ortte

Journal of Civil Law Studies

No abstract provided.


Evelyn L. Wilson, The Justices Of The Supreme Court Of Louisiana 1865-1880, Georgia Chadwick Dec 2017

Evelyn L. Wilson, The Justices Of The Supreme Court Of Louisiana 1865-1880, Georgia Chadwick

Journal of Civil Law Studies

No abstract provided.


Notarial Acts As Written Evidence: Towards A Convergence Between Civil Law And Common Law Systems, Angelo Chianale Dec 2017

Notarial Acts As Written Evidence: Towards A Convergence Between Civil Law And Common Law Systems, Angelo Chianale

Journal of Civil Law Studies

This article studies the contrast between civil and common law systems regarding the significance of the notarial act. According to conventional scholarship, in the former, civil procedure requires written evidence and the notarial act is the strongest kind of evidence. In the latter, however, civil procedure requires oral evidence and the notarial act has no specific relevance. This article examines the extent of these two main principles: a) in civil law systems the notarial act is full evidence of the extrinsic and a document can be challenged only with an action for falsity; and b) in common law systems the ...


Disobeying Courts’ Orders—A Comparative Analysis Of The Civil Contempt Of Court Doctrine And Of The Imageof The Common Law Judge, Carlo Vittorio Giabardo Dec 2017

Disobeying Courts’ Orders—A Comparative Analysis Of The Civil Contempt Of Court Doctrine And Of The Imageof The Common Law Judge, Carlo Vittorio Giabardo

Journal of Civil Law Studies

The aim of this article is to briefly tackle, from a comparative viewpoint, an academically quite overlooked topic: techniques of enforcement of lawful judgments. Despite a gradual convergence in many fields of law, common and civil law jurisdictions still maintain a striking diversity in the ways in which they react to non-compliance with court judgments. Whilst in common law tradition, failure to comply with a judicial order is considered civil contempt of court, in civil law countries this legal institution is simply unknown. Furthermore, it is only in civil law systems that failure to comply with a court judgment cannot ...


Social Obligations Of Land Rights On Chinese Collective-Owned Land, Zhe Huang Dec 2017

Social Obligations Of Land Rights On Chinese Collective-Owned Land, Zhe Huang

Journal of Civil Law Studies

This article critically examines social obligations on Chinese collective-owned land. Current social responsibilities on Chinese collective-owned land are inadequate, ineffective, and distorted. Rural property right holders do not owe sufficient social burdens to society. As rural land regulators, rural collectives should have the authority to regulate and manage agricultural land use. Because of the vague and weak identity of rural collectives, collectives have limited authority and resources in restricting and regulating rural land use rights. As rural landowners, collectives violate their social responsibilities by misusing agricultural land and harming society. This article argues that for agricultural land, where physical characteristics ...


The Reluctance Of Civil Law Systems In Adopting The Ucc Article 9 “Without Breach Of Peace” Standard—Evidence From National And International Legal Instruments Governing Secured Transactions, Asress Adimi Gikay, Cătălin Gabriel Stănescu Dec 2017

The Reluctance Of Civil Law Systems In Adopting The Ucc Article 9 “Without Breach Of Peace” Standard—Evidence From National And International Legal Instruments Governing Secured Transactions, Asress Adimi Gikay, Cătălin Gabriel Stănescu

Journal of Civil Law Studies

One of the defining features of the Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 is the secured creditor’s ability to take possession of the collateral upon the debtor’s default “without breach of peace.” This standard is meant to protect the debtor from abusive secured creditors, the meaning of which has been shaped by courts on a case-by-case basis.

In reforming their secured transactions laws to enhance access to credit, continental legal systems have shown great reception to Article 9 by adopting the unitary concept and functional approach to security interests, introducing private enforcement mechanisms, including various forms of self-help repossession ...


What Medical Risks Should Physicians Disclose To Their Patients? Towards A Better Standard In American And French Medical Malpractice Law, Alina-Emilia Ciortea Dec 2017

What Medical Risks Should Physicians Disclose To Their Patients? Towards A Better Standard In American And French Medical Malpractice Law, Alina-Emilia Ciortea

Journal of Civil Law Studies

This essay discusses the historical and evolutionary back-ground of the doctrine of informed consent in medical malpractice cases in order to provide the reader with a detailed and a unique comparative perspective of the law in the United States and in France, along with some cross-references to other legal systems across the globe.

In order to achieve the desired goal, this paper conducts the analysis based on a hypothetical situation. Starting from these facts, the paper shows how and if the American and the French standards addressing the scope of the physician’s duty to disclose the risks intrinsic to ...


The Interaction Of Good Faith With Contract Performance, Dissolution, And Damages In The Louisiana Supreme Court, Jumoke Dara, Olivier Moréteau Dec 2017

The Interaction Of Good Faith With Contract Performance, Dissolution, And Damages In The Louisiana Supreme Court, Jumoke Dara, Olivier Moréteau

Journal of Civil Law Studies

No abstract provided.


The Fourth Circuit’S Treatment Of Anunconventional Obligation Inwegmann V. Tramontin, Nathan W. Friedman Dec 2017

The Fourth Circuit’S Treatment Of Anunconventional Obligation Inwegmann V. Tramontin, Nathan W. Friedman

Journal of Civil Law Studies

No abstract provided.