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Transnational Class Actions In The Shadow Of Preclusion, Zachary D. Clopton Oct 2015

Transnational Class Actions In The Shadow Of Preclusion, Zachary D. Clopton

Indiana Law Journal

The American class action is a procedural tool that advances substantive law values such as deterrence, compensation, and fairness. Opt-out class actions in particular achieve these goals by aggregating claims not only of active participants but also passive plaintiffs. Full faith and credit then extends the preclusive effect of class judgments to other U.S. courts. But there is no international full faith and credit obligation, and many foreign courts will not treat U.S. class judgments as binding on passive plaintiffs. Therefore, some plaintiffs may be able to wait until the U.S. class action is resolved before either ...


Scrutinizing Federal Electoral Qualifications, Derek T. Muller Apr 2015

Scrutinizing Federal Electoral Qualifications, Derek T. Muller

Indiana Law Journal

Candidates for federal office must meet several constitutional qualifications. Sometimes, whether a candidate meets those qualifications is a matter of dispute. Courts and litigants often assume that a state has the power to include or exclude candidates from the ballot on the basis of the state’s own scrutiny of candidates’ qualifications. Courts and litigants also often assume that the matter is not left to the states but to Congress or another political actor. But those contradictory assumptions have never been examined, until now.

This Article compiles the mandates of the Constitution, the precedents of Congress, the practices of states ...


Beyond The Verdict: Why The Courts Must Protect Jurors From The Public Before, During, And After High-Profile Cases, Scott Ritter Apr 2014

Beyond The Verdict: Why The Courts Must Protect Jurors From The Public Before, During, And After High-Profile Cases, Scott Ritter

Indiana Law Journal

In a time when more and more criminal trials are saturated in news coverage, media outlets race to get as much information as possible to the public. That access to the criminal justice system is a right protected by the First Amendment. But where does the access stop? This Note explores those limits, and the intersection between the First and Fourth Amendments.


Lost Without Translation?: Cross-Referencing And A New Global Community Of Courts, Antje Wiener, Philip Liste Jan 2014

Lost Without Translation?: Cross-Referencing And A New Global Community Of Courts, Antje Wiener, Philip Liste

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

Anne-Marie Slaughter has described the "new world order" as characterized by some "conceptual shifts," including an increasing cooperation of domestic courts across nation-state boundaries. The cross-jurisdictional referencing of legal norms and decisions, as Slaughter holds, would lead into a "global community of courts." This article takes issue with that observation. We argue that for such a community to emerge, cross-referencing would need to be followed by an effective transmission of meaning from one (legal) context to another. Following recent insights in the field of International Relations norm research, however, we can expect such meanings to be contested-in particular, when different ...


The Feasibility Of Litigation Markets, Jonathan T. Molot Jan 2014

The Feasibility Of Litigation Markets, Jonathan T. Molot

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Identifying Congressional Overrides Should Not Be This Hard, Deborah Widiss Jan 2014

Identifying Congressional Overrides Should Not Be This Hard, Deborah Widiss

Articles by Maurer Faculty

This paper is an invited response to Professor William N. Eskridge, Jr., and Mr. Matthew R. Christiansen’s recently-published study (92 Texas L. Rev. 1317 (2014)) identifying and analyzing Congressional overrides of Supreme Court statutory interpretation decisions since 1967. Christiansen and Eskridge provide a new taxonomy for overrides that distinguishes between "restorative" overrides, which denounce a judicial interpretation as misrepresenting prior Congressional intent, and overrides that simply update or clarify policy. Although political science and legal scholarship has focused on the interbranch struggle implicit in restorative overrides, Christiansen and Eskridge classify only about 20% of the overrides in their total ...


Civil Recourse Defended: A Reply To Posner, Calabresi, Rustard, Chamallas, And Robinette, John C. Goldberg, Benjamin Zipursky Apr 2013

Civil Recourse Defended: A Reply To Posner, Calabresi, Rustard, Chamallas, And Robinette, John C. Goldberg, Benjamin Zipursky

Indiana Law Journal

American Association of Law Schools Torts & Compensation Systems Panel


Procedural Fairness In Election Contests, Joshua A. Douglas Jan 2013

Procedural Fairness In Election Contests, Joshua A. Douglas

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Delaware’S Balancing Act, John Armour, Bernard S. Black, Brian R. Cheffins Oct 2012

Delaware’S Balancing Act, John Armour, Bernard S. Black, Brian R. Cheffins

Indiana Law Journal

Delaware’s courts and well-developed case law are widely seen as integral elements of Delaware’s success in attracting incorporations. However, as we show using empirical evidence involving reported judicial decisions and filed cases concerning large mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and options backdating, Delaware’s popularity as a venue for corporate litigation is under threat. Today, a majority of shareholder suits involving Delaware companies are being brought and decided elsewhere. We examine in this Article the implications of this “out-of-Delaware” trend, emphasizing a difficult balancing act that Delaware faces. If Delaware accommodates litigation too readily, companies, fearful of lawsuits ...


Using The Resource-Based Theory To Determine Covenant Not To Compete Legitimacy, Norman D. Bishara, David Orozco Professor Jul 2012

Using The Resource-Based Theory To Determine Covenant Not To Compete Legitimacy, Norman D. Bishara, David Orozco Professor

Indiana Law Journal

This Article addresses the legitimacy of competing interests involved in the enforcement of covenants not to compete (“noncompetes”). To date, the courts and legislatures have not relied on a principled theoretical framework to identify and assess the competing interests between firms and individuals in this setting. This Article fills the research void by providing a theoretical framework that identifies the legitimacy of these competing claims. The framework integrates managerial research involving the resource-based theory of the firm and the knowledge-based perspective of competitive advantage with the legal analysis and enforcement of noncompete terms. A descriptive framework of the parties’ competing ...


Police Efficiency And The Fourth Amendment, L. Song Richardson Jul 2012

Police Efficiency And The Fourth Amendment, L. Song Richardson

Indiana Law Journal

Much of our Fourth Amendment jurisprudence is premised upon a profound misunderstanding of the nature of suspicion. When determining whether law enforcement officers had the reasonable suspicion necessary to justify a “stop and frisk,” courts currently assume that, in any given case, the presence or absence of reasonable suspicion can objectively be determined simply by examining the factual circumstances that the officers confronted. This Article rejects that proposition. Powerful new research in the behavioral sciences indicates that implicit, nonconscious biases affect the perceptions and judgments that are integral to our understanding of core Fourth Amendment principles. Studies reveal, for example ...


What Do Courts Have To Do With It?: The Judiciary's Role In Making Federal Tax Law, Leandra Lederman Jan 2012

What Do Courts Have To Do With It?: The Judiciary's Role In Making Federal Tax Law, Leandra Lederman

Articles by Maurer Faculty

The Internal Revenue Code is an important source of federal tax law, but it is not the only source. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service issue important guidance, and federal courts interpret all of these authorities. This essay provides an overview of federal tax litigation, at both the trial and appellate levels, and discusses the interplay among Congress, the Treasury, and the judiciary in developing federal tax law.


An Essay On The Emergence Of Constitutional Courts: The Cases Of Mexico And Columbia, Miguel Schor Jan 2009

An Essay On The Emergence Of Constitutional Courts: The Cases Of Mexico And Columbia, Miguel Schor

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

This essay explores the emergence of the Mexican Supreme Court and the Colombian Constitutional Court as powerful political actors. Mexico and Colombia undertook constitutional transformations designed to empower their respective national high courts in the 1990s to facilitate a democratic transition. These constitutional transformations opened up political space for the Mexican Supreme Court and the Colombian Constitutional Court to begin to displace political actors in the tasks of constitutional construction and maintenance.

These two courts play different roles, however, in their respective democratic orders. Mexico chose to empower its Supreme Court to police vertical and horizontal separation of powers whereas ...


The War Powers Outside The Courts, William Michael Treanor Oct 2006

The War Powers Outside The Courts, William Michael Treanor

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: War, Terrorism and Torture: Limits on Presidential Power in the 21st Century. Convened by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and the Indiana University School of Law- Bloomington, prominent legal scholars, human rights advocates and government lawyers gathered in Bloomington on October 7, 2005.


Back To Government?: The Pluralistic Deficit In The Decisionmaking Process And Before The Courts, Fulvio Cortese, Marco Dani, Francesco Palermo Jul 2005

Back To Government?: The Pluralistic Deficit In The Decisionmaking Process And Before The Courts, Fulvio Cortese, Marco Dani, Francesco Palermo

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

Back to Government?: The Pluralistic Deficit in the Decisionmaking Processes and Before the Courts, Symposium. University of Trento, Italy, June 11-12, 2004.


Access To U.S. Federal Courts As A Forum For Human Rights Disputes: Pluralism And The Alien Tort Claims Act, Christiana Ochoa Jul 2005

Access To U.S. Federal Courts As A Forum For Human Rights Disputes: Pluralism And The Alien Tort Claims Act, Christiana Ochoa

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

Back to Government?: The Pluralistic Deficit in the Decisionmaking Processes and Before the Courts, Symposium. University of Trento, Italy, June 11-12, 2004.


The Invisible Pillar Of Gideon, Adam M. Gershowitz Jul 2005

The Invisible Pillar Of Gideon, Adam M. Gershowitz

Indiana Law Journal

In 1996, the State of South Carolina charged Larry McVay with common-law robbery. McVay, who was employed part-time and took home less than $160 per week after taxes, claimed that after paying his basic living expenses he had no money left with which to hire an attorney. A South Carolina court disagreed and denied McVay's requestfor appointed counsel. ' Seven years later, Scott Peterson was arrested for the murder of his wife and unborn child in California. Although Peterson owned a home, drove an expensive SUV, and was carrying $10,000 in cash when he was captured, he claimed to ...


Contract Theory In Nineteenth-Century Indiana Courts: An Argument For Non-Bargain Based Promissory Liability, Paul Dubbeling Apr 2005

Contract Theory In Nineteenth-Century Indiana Courts: An Argument For Non-Bargain Based Promissory Liability, Paul Dubbeling

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Tort Liability After The Dust Settles: An Economic Analysis Of The Airline Defendants' Duty To Ground Victims In The September 11 Litigation, David Y. Stevens Apr 2005

Tort Liability After The Dust Settles: An Economic Analysis Of The Airline Defendants' Duty To Ground Victims In The September 11 Litigation, David Y. Stevens

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Courts And Globalization, Sir David Williams David Q. C. Jan 2004

Courts And Globalization, Sir David Williams David Q. C.

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

Globalization, Courts, and Judicial Power Symposium


The Courts And Legislation: Anglo-American Contrasts (George P. Smith, Ii, Distinguished Professorship-Chair Of Law), Sir David Williams David Q. C. Apr 2001

The Courts And Legislation: Anglo-American Contrasts (George P. Smith, Ii, Distinguished Professorship-Chair Of Law), Sir David Williams David Q. C.

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

On April 12, 2000, Sir David Williams delivered the following lecture at the Indiana School of Law-Bloomington in accordance with The George P. Smith, II, Distinguished Visiting Professorship-Chair of Law and Legal Research endowment. The Chair was established by George P. Smith to broaden students' exposure to scholars and judges of national and international reputation and to allow distinguished visiting scholars the opportunity to do research at Indiana University and share their ideas with the faculty and students of the Indiana University School of Law and Indiana University. George P. Smith, an Indiana native, received his B.S. degree in ...


Slow And Steady Does Not Always Win The Race: The Nuremberg Files Web Site And What It Should Teach Us About Incitement And The Internet, Nadine E. Mcspadden Apr 2001

Slow And Steady Does Not Always Win The Race: The Nuremberg Files Web Site And What It Should Teach Us About Incitement And The Internet, Nadine E. Mcspadden

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Professional Athletes-Held To A Higher Standard And Above The Law: A Comment On High-Profile Criminal Defendants And The Need For States To Establish High-Profile Courts, Laurie Nicole Robinson Oct 1998

Professional Athletes-Held To A Higher Standard And Above The Law: A Comment On High-Profile Criminal Defendants And The Need For States To Establish High-Profile Courts, Laurie Nicole Robinson

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Legality, Standing And Substantive Review In Community Law, Paul Craig Jan 1994

Legality, Standing And Substantive Review In Community Law, Paul Craig

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Selecting Impartial Juries: Must Ignorance Be A Virtue In Our Search For Justice -- Welcome And Statement Of The Issue, Fred H. Cate, Newton N. Minow Jan 1991

Selecting Impartial Juries: Must Ignorance Be A Virtue In Our Search For Justice -- Welcome And Statement Of The Issue, Fred H. Cate, Newton N. Minow

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Forward: Paul Bator: Legislative And Administrative Courts Under Article Iii Symposium, Patrick L. Baude Apr 1990

Forward: Paul Bator: Legislative And Administrative Courts Under Article Iii Symposium, Patrick L. Baude

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: Paul Bator: Legislative and Administrative Courts Under Article III


Caseload And Judging: Judicial Adaptations To Caseload, Lauren K. Robel Jan 1990

Caseload And Judging: Judicial Adaptations To Caseload, Lauren K. Robel

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Judicial Enforcement Of Nlrb Bargaining Orders: What Influences The Courts?, Terry A. Bethel, Catherine A. Melfi Jan 1988

Judicial Enforcement Of Nlrb Bargaining Orders: What Influences The Courts?, Terry A. Bethel, Catherine A. Melfi

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Questioning Litigation's Role-Courts And Class Actions In Canada, W. A. Bogart Jul 1987

Questioning Litigation's Role-Courts And Class Actions In Canada, W. A. Bogart

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Should Federal Courts Give Greater Effect To State Judgments Than Would The Courts That Rendered Them?, Gene R. Shreve Jan 1985

Should Federal Courts Give Greater Effect To State Judgments Than Would The Courts That Rendered Them?, Gene R. Shreve

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.