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Law As Largess: Shifting Paradigms Of Law For The Poor, Deborah M. Weissman Dec 2002

Law As Largess: Shifting Paradigms Of Law For The Poor, Deborah M. Weissman

Deborah M. Weissman

The article examines the tension between the principles of the Rule of Law and cultural norms of self-sufficiency. It begins by reviewing the principles of the Rule of Law as an ideal, the pursuit of which has led to historical efforts to meet the legal needs of the poor. It then examines recent legal events including federal statutory changes, three Supreme Court cases, and a federal circuit court case which have limited legal resources for those who cannot pay. The article then examines these developments in the context of a sea-change in the political environment of the nation, coinciding with ...


The War On Terrorism And The Constitution, Michael I. Meyerson Nov 2002

The War On Terrorism And The Constitution, Michael I. Meyerson

All Faculty Scholarship

Discussion of civil liberties during wartime often omit the fact that there can be no meaningful liberty at all if our homes and offices are bombed or our loved ones are killed or injured by acts of terror. The Government must be given the tools necessary to accomplish its vital mission. The first priority must be to win the war against terrorism. There are, however, other priorities. The United States, in its just battle for freedom, must ensure that freedom is preserved during that battle as well. Moreover, care must be taken so that an exaggerated cry of “emergency” is ...


Courts Proceedings, Incompetency And Dependency: Authorize The Photographing Of Children Who Have Absconded And Subsequently Returned To The Custody Of The Department Of Juvenile Justice, Barbara S. Murphy Sep 2002

Courts Proceedings, Incompetency And Dependency: Authorize The Photographing Of Children Who Have Absconded And Subsequently Returned To The Custody Of The Department Of Juvenile Justice, Barbara S. Murphy

Georgia State University Law Review

The Act authorizes the photographing of every child who has absconded and subsequently returned to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.


Courts Demand Of Jury Panels From Which To Select Jury In Civil Actions In The State Courts And The Superior Courts: Raise The Minimum Damages Claim Amount Whereby Parties May Demand A Jury Of Twelve, Mark D. Meliski Sep 2002

Courts Demand Of Jury Panels From Which To Select Jury In Civil Actions In The State Courts And The Superior Courts: Raise The Minimum Damages Claim Amount Whereby Parties May Demand A Jury Of Twelve, Mark D. Meliski

Georgia State University Law Review

The Act increases the minimum claim for damages to twenty-five thousand dollars in order to have a jury of twelve members in civil actions in state court.


Disconnects Between Water And Land Use Resource Management [Abstract], Dan Tarlock, Lora A. Lucero Jun 2002

Disconnects Between Water And Land Use Resource Management [Abstract], Dan Tarlock, Lora A. Lucero

Allocating and Managing Water for a Sustainable Future: Lessons from Around the World (Summer Conference, June 11-14)

2 pages.


Juries, Justice And Multiculturalism, Nancy S. Marder Feb 2002

Juries, Justice And Multiculturalism, Nancy S. Marder

All Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Juries, Justice And Multiculturalism, Nancy S. Marder Jan 2002

Juries, Justice And Multiculturalism, Nancy S. Marder

Nancy S. Marder

No abstract provided.


Using Dispute System Design Methods To Promote Good-Faith Participation In Court-Connected Mediation Programs, John Lande Jan 2002

Using Dispute System Design Methods To Promote Good-Faith Participation In Court-Connected Mediation Programs, John Lande

John Lande

This Article discusses what can be done to promote productive behavior in mediation and reduce bad conduct. Although most participants do not abuse the mediation process, some people use mediation to drag out litigation, gain leverage for later negotiations, and generally wear down the opposition. Rules requiring good-faith participation are likely to be ineffective and possibly counterproductive. This Article proposes using dispute system design principles to develop policies satisfying the interests of stakeholders in court-connected mediation programs. After outlining interests of key stakeholder groups including litigants, attorneys, courts, and mediators, the Article describes specific policies that could satisfy their interests ...


A New Look At Sexual Harassment Under The Fair Housing Act: The Forgotten Role Of §3604(C), Robert G. Schwemm, Rigel C. Oliveri Jan 2002

A New Look At Sexual Harassment Under The Fair Housing Act: The Forgotten Role Of §3604(C), Robert G. Schwemm, Rigel C. Oliveri

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

Sexual harassment in housing is a significant national problem. Although less visible than the comparable problem in employment, sexual harassment in housing may be as prevalent and probably more devastating to its victims.

Nevertheless, relatively little attention has been paid to this issue or to the law that should govern it. Indeed, the law of sexual harassment in housing developed well after and in virtual lock-step with the law of sexual harassment in employment. Thus, courts have simply interpreted the Fair Housing Act (FHA) to prohibit sexual harassment to the same degree—and only to the same degree—as it ...


Violence And Social Repair: Rethinking The Contribution Of Justice To Reconciliation, Laurel E. Fletcher, Harvey M. Weinstein Jan 2002

Violence And Social Repair: Rethinking The Contribution Of Justice To Reconciliation, Laurel E. Fletcher, Harvey M. Weinstein

Faculty Scholarship

This article explores limitations of international criminal trials that assign accountability for mass atrocities to individuals, and offers a model to understand the contribution of trials to social reconstruction. In the last decade, there has been a burgeoning interest in the question of how countries recover from episodes of mass violence or gross human rights violations. This interest has focused on the concept of transitional justice, a term used to describe the processes by which a state seeks to redress the violations of a prior regime. Despite the fact that military and political leaders who ordered or directed mass terror ...


Supreme Court Selection As War, Michael J. Gerhardt Jan 2002

Supreme Court Selection As War, Michael J. Gerhardt

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Civil Litigation From Litigants' Perspectives: What We Know And What We Don't Know About The Litigation Experience Of Individual Litigants, Tamara Relis Jan 2002

Civil Litigation From Litigants' Perspectives: What We Know And What We Don't Know About The Litigation Experience Of Individual Litigants, Tamara Relis

Scholarly Works

This study of the entire phenomenon of civil litigation commenced with the sole aim of ascertaining the extant gaps in the available knowledge about litigation from the perspectives of those who are by far affected most by it: the litigants. What does litigation mean for those who are directly embroiled and whose lives may consequently be radically transformed? Serious lacunas exist. However, extensive readings worldwide throughout the research process result in a stark elucidation of an overlooked, yet crucially important and somewhat egregious state of affairs, making surprisingly clear just how pernicious litigation is for the average 'nonrepeat player'.


The Ins And Outs, Stops And Starts Of Speedy Trial Rights In Colorado--Part Ii, H. Patrick Furman Jan 2002

The Ins And Outs, Stops And Starts Of Speedy Trial Rights In Colorado--Part Ii, H. Patrick Furman

Articles

This two-part article reviews the constitutional and statutory right to a speedy trial and discusses the case law interpreting that right. The first part was printed in July 2002.

See Part I at http://scholar.law.colorado.edu/articles/550/.


Let The Jury Decide: The Gap Between What Judges And Reasonable People Believe Is Sexually Harassing, Theresa M. Beiner Jan 2002

Let The Jury Decide: The Gap Between What Judges And Reasonable People Believe Is Sexually Harassing, Theresa M. Beiner

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Lawyers On The Auction Block: Evaluation And Selection Of Class Counsel By Auction, Jill E. Fisch Jan 2002

Lawyers On The Auction Block: Evaluation And Selection Of Class Counsel By Auction, Jill E. Fisch

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

The lead counsel auction has attracted increasing attention. Auction advocates mgue that auctions introduce competitive market forces that improve the selection and compensation of class counsel. The benefits of the auction, the;' claim, include lower legal fees and better representation. Careful scrutiny reveals that auction advocates have overlooked substantial methodological problems with the design and implementation of the lead counsel auction. Even if these problems were overcome, the auction procedure is flawed: Auctions are poor tools for selecting firms based on multiple criteria, compromise the judicial role, and are unlikely to produce reasonable fee awards. Although the existing record is ...


Dissenting Opinions: In The Georgia Supreme Court, R. Perry Sentell Jr. Jan 2002

Dissenting Opinions: In The Georgia Supreme Court, R. Perry Sentell Jr.

Scholarly Works

Under our system of justice, each jurisdiction necessarily evolves its own distinct tradition of judicial dissent. That evolution's impetus, history, pattern, and results all converge in an informative profile--affording yet another means of studying a state's highest appellate court. A dissent profile of the Georgia Supreme Court thus offers an additional evaluative view of the state's most important judicial cathedral.


Conjectures And Exhumations: Citations Of History, Philosophy And Sociology Of Science In Us Federal Courts, Gary Edmond, David Mercer Jan 2002

Conjectures And Exhumations: Citations Of History, Philosophy And Sociology Of Science In Us Federal Courts, Gary Edmond, David Mercer

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This article examines the circumstances in which a version of Sir Karl Popper's philosophy of science became US law. Among historians, philosophers and sociologists of science, as well as legal commentators, the US Supreme Court's Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, .Inc. (1993) decision has received considerable attention. The case is significant because America's most senior court produced a definition of science (for legal purposes). This definition was authorized by the symbolic exhumation, celebration and appropriation of key elements of the philosophy of science developed decades earlier by Popper. Significantly, it was not just Popper's philosophy that ...


Earning Deference: Reflections On The Merger Of Environmental And Land-Use Law, Michael Allan Wolf Jan 2002

Earning Deference: Reflections On The Merger Of Environmental And Land-Use Law, Michael Allan Wolf

UF Law Faculty Publications

The bedrock notion that courts should, in the overwhelming majority of cases, defer to lawmakers is currently under attack in the nation's courts, commentary and classrooms. Leading the way are several United States Supreme Court Justices who, in cases involving the Commerce Clause, the Takings Clause and Section Five of the Fourteenth Amendment, are much more willing than their immediate predecessors to second-guess the motives and tactics of elected and appointed officials at all levels of government. Given this new juris-political reality, it is more important than ever that local government officials--who are often (though, certainly, not always justifiably ...


Special Division Agonistes, John Q. Barrett Jan 2002

Special Division Agonistes, John Q. Barrett

Faculty Publications

When the independent counsel law sank, the casualties included a special "division" of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. This division was the special court that Congress had created "for the purpose of appointing independent counsels." The now-expired 1994 independent counsel statute had, like its three predecessors, directed the Chief Justice of the United States to appoint three judges from the Supreme Court and/or the federal Courts of Appeals to serve on the special court for two-year terms. This independent counsel court, which was located for administrative purposes in the United States Court ...


Default Rules In Sales And The Myth Of Contracting Out, James J. White Jan 2002

Default Rules In Sales And The Myth Of Contracting Out, James J. White

Articles

In this article, I trace the dispute in the courts and before the ALI and NCCUSL over the proper contract formation and interpretation default rules. In Part II, I consider the Gateway litigation. In Part III, I deal with UCITA and the revision to Article 2. In Part IV, I consider the merits of the competing default rules.


Semtek, Forum Shopping, And Federal Common Law, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 2002

Semtek, Forum Shopping, And Federal Common Law, Stephen B. Burbank

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Specialized Trial Courts: Concentrating Expertise On Fact, Arti K. Rai Jan 2002

Specialized Trial Courts: Concentrating Expertise On Fact, Arti K. Rai

Faculty Scholarship

In the absence of a specialized patent trial court with expertise in fact-finding, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit often reviews de novo the many factual questions that pervade patent law. De novo review of fact by an appellate court is problematic. In the area of patent law, as in other areas of law, there are sound institutional justifications for the conventional division of labor that gives trial courts primary responsibility for questions of law. This Article identifies the problems created by de novo appellate review of fact and argues for the creation of a specialized trial court ...


Book (Oup): On Law, Politics, And Judicialization: Path Dependence, Precedent, And Judicial Power, Alec Stone Sweet Dec 2001

Book (Oup): On Law, Politics, And Judicialization: Path Dependence, Precedent, And Judicial Power, Alec Stone Sweet

Alec Stone Sweet

No abstract provided.


Race, Class, And Legal Ethics In The Early Naacp (1910-1920), Susan D. Carle Dec 2001

Race, Class, And Legal Ethics In The Early Naacp (1910-1920), Susan D. Carle

Susan D. Carle

INTRODUCTION: In 1916, Charles Anderson Boston, one of the members of the first national Legal Redress Committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, spoke at the organization's board of directors meeting to endorse the use of new litigation strategies in the fight against racial segregation. The "proper presentation of the legal fight against segregation," Boston urged, should focus on gathering "facts, not law" to demonstrate to the courts the law's "actual operation."' Boston's emphasis on using facts to demonstrate the law's operation accorded with the NAACP's litigation strategy, which relied not ...


Has The Supreme Court Sounded The Death Knell For Jury Assessed Punitive Damages? A Critical Re-Examination Of The American Jury, Lisa Litwiller Dec 2001

Has The Supreme Court Sounded The Death Knell For Jury Assessed Punitive Damages? A Critical Re-Examination Of The American Jury, Lisa Litwiller

Lisa Litwiller

LAST TERM, the United States Supreme Court drastically altered the balance of power between judge and jury, and the legal community barely noticed. Although Cooper Industries, Inc. v. Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. is remarkable for what it does overtly - it changes the standard of review in punitive damages cases from an abuse of discretion review to de novo review; it is even more remarkable for what it does covertly - it arguably takes the right to assess punitive damages in the first instance entirely out of the hands of the jury. According to the Court, [u]nlike the measure of actual ...