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Jazz Improvisation And The Law: Constrained Choice, Sequence, And Strategic Movement Within Rules, William W. Buzbee Dec 2022

Jazz Improvisation And The Law: Constrained Choice, Sequence, And Strategic Movement Within Rules, William W. Buzbee

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

This Article argues that a richer understanding of the nature of law is possible through comparative, analogical examination of legal work and the art of jazz improvisation. This exploration illuminates a middle ground between rule of law aspirations emphasizing stability and determinate meanings and contrasting claims that the untenable alternative is pervasive discretionary or politicized law. In both the law and jazz improvisation settings, the work involves constraining rules, others’ unpredictable actions, and strategic choosing with attention to where a collective creation is going. One expects change and creativity in improvisation, but the many analogous characteristics of law illuminate why …


A Pioneer Of The Law & Society Movement: One Eyewitness’S Reflections, Jayanth K. Krishnan Nov 2021

A Pioneer Of The Law & Society Movement: One Eyewitness’S Reflections, Jayanth K. Krishnan

Articles by Maurer Faculty

There is arguably no more seminal a figure in the field of law and society than Professor Marc Galanter. That a Special Issue featuring dedications to several leading academic lights would be hosted by the University of Chicago Law Review is especially significant in terms of Marc’s inclusion because Chicago is where Marc came of age as a student.

Professor Richard Abel, some years back, chronicled Marc’s educational journey in Hyde Park. As Abel tells it—and as Marc has told me over the years—after finishing his B.A. and while continuing to work on his master’s degree from Chicago, Marc enrolled …


Governing The Global Public Square, Rebecca Hamilton Apr 2021

Governing The Global Public Square, Rebecca Hamilton

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

Social media platforms are the public square of our era-a reality that has been entrenched by the widespread closure of physical public spaces in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This online space is global in nature, with over 3.6 billion users worldwide, but its governance does not fall solely to govern- ments. With the rise of social media, important decisions about what content does-and does not-stay online are made by private technology companies. Reflecting this reality, cutting-edge scholarship has converged on a triadic approach to understanding how the global public square operates-with states, users, and technology companies marking out three …


First Step Act Of 2018: How Its Statutory Interpretation Limits Criminal Justice Reform, Adriana E. Morquecho Jan 2021

First Step Act Of 2018: How Its Statutory Interpretation Limits Criminal Justice Reform, Adriana E. Morquecho

American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

Introduction

Today, the United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. Nearly half a million people are incarcerated in federal and state prisons for drug offenses, up from just 41,000 in 1980. Mass incarceration has disproportionately affected communities of color, with the American Civil Liberties Union noting that one out of every three Black boys and one out of every six Latino boys born today can expect to be imprisoned, compared to one out of every seventeen white boys. Notably, the 1980s marked the beginning of the War on Drugs, which led to a spike in …


Detention Of At-Risk Individuals During Covid-19: Humanitarian Parole And The Eighth Amendment, Kaylette Clark Jan 2021

Detention Of At-Risk Individuals During Covid-19: Humanitarian Parole And The Eighth Amendment, Kaylette Clark

American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

I. Introduction

Manuel Amaya Portillo is a 23-year-old asylum seeker from Honduras who is detained at LaSalle Detention Center in Louisiana. Amaya Portillo has neurological issues, heart issues, and a physical deformity. While detained, Amaya Portillo has not received the accommodations he needs, such as a wheelchair and accessible housing. On January 8, 2020, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wrote a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) requesting that Amaya Portillo’s request for humanitarian parole be granted in light of his disabilities. Even with access to a wheelchair, Amaya Portillo will continue to face challenges while detained, including …


National Security Decision-Making In The Age Of Technology: Delivering Outcomes On Time And On Target, Gary Corn Jan 2021

National Security Decision-Making In The Age Of Technology: Delivering Outcomes On Time And On Target, Gary Corn

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

No abstract provided.


Criminalizing Asylum: Dna Testing Asylum Seekers Violates Privacy Rights, Scarlett L. Montenegro Jan 2020

Criminalizing Asylum: Dna Testing Asylum Seekers Violates Privacy Rights, Scarlett L. Montenegro

American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

Introduction.

On June 16, 2015, President Trump announced his 2016 presidential campaign and claimed that Mexicans are criminals who “[h]ave lots of problems . . . they’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists . . . It’s coming from all over . . . Latin America.” President Trump has publicly expressed his hostility towards immigrants by calling them “animals” and blaming them for drugs and gangs in the United States. While in office, President Trump tweeted that immigrants were invading the United States and suggested that “we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from …


Raising The Bar On Accessibility: How The Bar Admissions Process Limits Disabled Law School Graduates, Haley Moss Jan 2020

Raising The Bar On Accessibility: How The Bar Admissions Process Limits Disabled Law School Graduates, Haley Moss

American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

Introduction

Think about the steps it takes to get from law school admission through passing the Bar exam. Not only do you have to graduate with your college degree, but you have to take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT); enroll in law school; potentially take out student loans; do plenty of reading; pass all of your classes; survive a few internships; participate in clinics, practicums and activities; obtain the juris doctor degree; study for weeks and months on end to take the bar exam; and hope for good news to begin your journey as an attorney. While it sounds …


The #Metoo Movement In Comparative Perspective, Dr. Joanne Sweeny Jan 2020

The #Metoo Movement In Comparative Perspective, Dr. Joanne Sweeny

American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

Introduction.

The #MeToo movement is one of the most far-reaching social media movements in history and its impact can still be felt years later. As the hashtag in the name suggests, the #MeToo movement gained the bulk of its momentum on Twitter but the movement’s actual origins began on MySpace in 2006. Tarana Burke, a long-time activist, founded the nonprofit organization Just Be Inc., which serves survivors of sexual assault and harassment. Burke came up with the concept of “me too” in 1997 when she was counseling a 13-year-old survivor of sexual abuse at a youth camp. Burke states that …


Of Wigs, Wickets, And Moonshine: Leadership Development Lessons From An International Collaboration, Douglas A. Blaze Jan 2020

Of Wigs, Wickets, And Moonshine: Leadership Development Lessons From An International Collaboration, Douglas A. Blaze

UTK Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Equality Is A Brokered Idea, Robert Tsai Jan 2020

Equality Is A Brokered Idea, Robert Tsai

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

This essay examines the Supreme Court's stunning decision in the census case, Department of Commerce v. New York. I characterize Chief Justice John Roberts' decision to side with the liberals as an example of pursuing the ends of equality by other means – this time, through the rule of reason. Although the appeal was limited in scope, the stakes for political and racial equality were sky high. In blocking the administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, 5 members of the Court found the justification the administration gave to be a pretext. In this instance, that lie …


Law And Society: The Criminalization Of Latinx In The United States, Gabriela Groenke Sep 2019

Law And Society: The Criminalization Of Latinx In The United States, Gabriela Groenke

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The United States leads the world in incarceration with just over 2.2 million people in state or federal prisons or local jails in 2014 (Bureau of Justice Statistics 2016). Although the number of incarcerated individuals has declined by about .5 percent since its peak in 2008 (Bureau of Justice Statistics 2016), the fact remains that mass incarceration is an epidemic in the United States. Over the last decade much has been written about the effects of mass incarceration on people of color, with many analysts pointing to the fear of crime as contributing to the formulation of current policies, which …


The Signature Of Gerrymandering In Rucho V. Common Cause, Andrew Chin, Gregory Herschlag, Jonathan Mattingly Jul 2019

The Signature Of Gerrymandering In Rucho V. Common Cause, Andrew Chin, Gregory Herschlag, Jonathan Mattingly

South Carolina Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Regulation Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine (Cam) In South Carolina, What Is Happening And What Needs To Change, Anna C. Smith Jul 2019

The Regulation Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine (Cam) In South Carolina, What Is Happening And What Needs To Change, Anna C. Smith

South Carolina Law Review

No abstract provided.


Developing A Culturally Competent Legal Research Curriculum, Shamika Dalton Mar 2019

Developing A Culturally Competent Legal Research Curriculum, Shamika Dalton

UTK Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Unbowed, Unbroken, And Unsung: The Unrecognized Contributions Of African American Women In Social Movement, Politics, And The Maintenance Of Democracy, Patricia A. Broussard Jan 2019

Unbowed, Unbroken, And Unsung: The Unrecognized Contributions Of African American Women In Social Movement, Politics, And The Maintenance Of Democracy, Patricia A. Broussard

Journal Publications

Black women have made huge contributions to American society in movements, politics, and maintenance of the democracy. Black women have been relegated to footnotes, turned in memes, and largely ignored in politics and other areas of power. Notwithstanding the disrespect, disregard, and failures of the larger society to acknowledge that black own have made significant contributions, not only in the in entertainment industry, but in numerous other ways that have shaped out cultural and political landscape, black women's contributions to the larger society have been huge and impactful; yet there are so many blank spaces where their stories should reside. …


Poverty, Privacy, And Living Out Of Reach [Reviews], Wendy A. Bach Jan 2019

Poverty, Privacy, And Living Out Of Reach [Reviews], Wendy A. Bach

UTK Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Myth Of The Country Lawyer, Judy Cornett Jan 2019

The Myth Of The Country Lawyer, Judy Cornett

UTK Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Myth Of The Country Lawyer, Judy Cornett, Heather Bosau Jan 2019

The Myth Of The Country Lawyer, Judy Cornett, Heather Bosau

College of Law Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Acting Differently: How Science On The Social Brain Can Inform Antidiscrimination Law, Susan Carle Jan 2019

Acting Differently: How Science On The Social Brain Can Inform Antidiscrimination Law, Susan Carle

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

Legal scholars are becoming increasingly interested in how the literature on implicit bias helps explain illegal discrimination. However, these scholars have not yet mined all of the insights that science on the social brain can offer antidiscrimination law. That science, which researchers refer to as social neuroscience, involves a broadly interdisciplinary approach anchored in experimental natural science methodologies. Social neuroscience shows that the brain tends to evaluate others by distinguishing between "us" versus "them" on the basis of often insignificant characteristics, such as how people dress, sing, joke, or otherwise behave. Subtle behavioral markers signal social identity and group membership, …


הורות משפטית מן הדין ומן הצדק - Legal Parenthood - Law And Justice, Yehezkel Margalit Aug 2018

הורות משפטית מן הדין ומן הצדק - Legal Parenthood - Law And Justice, Yehezkel Margalit

Hezi Margalit

מן המפורסמות שאינן צריכות לראיה היא הקביעה שלפיה הכרה בהורות משפטית בישראל של פרט מסוים אפשרית אך ורק מכוח זיקה ביולוגית, גנטית או פיזיולוגית; מכוח צו אימוץ או לחלופין מכוח קבלת צו הורות בסיומו של הליך לנשיאת עוברים. אולם זעיר פה זעיר שם, הלכה למעשה, מתקבלות החלטות שיפוטיות שאינן עולות בקנה אחד עם תפיסת עולם קוהרנטית ומקיפה לכאורה זו, הסודקות עוד ועוד תובנה זו. ללא כל ספק, דרך המלך בקעקועה של הנחת העבודה המקובלת היא השימוש ההולך וגובר בצו הורות פסיקתי. בהליך בתולי זה במשפט הישראלי החלו בתי המשפט לענייני משפחה להשתמש במחצית הראשונה של שנת 2012 בהקניית אימהות משפטית …


The Ecology Of Transparency Reloaded, Seth F. Kreimer Jan 2018

The Ecology Of Transparency Reloaded, Seth F. Kreimer

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Carey Law

As Justice Stewart famously observed, "[t]he Constitution itself is neither a Freedom of Information Act nor an Official Secrets Act." What the Constitution's text omits, the last two generations have embedded in "small c" constitutional law and practice in the form of the Freedom of Information Act and a series of overlapping governance reforms including Inspectors General, disclosure of political contributions, the State Department’s “Dissent Channel,” the National Archives Information Security Oversight Office, and the publication rights guaranteed by New York Times v. United States. These institutions constitute an ecology of transparency.

The late Justice Scalia argued that the …


Designing Without Privacy, Ari Ezra Waldman Jan 2018

Designing Without Privacy, Ari Ezra Waldman

Articles & Chapters

In Privacy on the Ground, the law and information scholars Kenneth Bamberger and Deirdre Mulligan showed that empowered chief privacy officers (CPOs) are pushing their companies to take consumer privacy seriously, integrating privacy into the designs of new technologies. But their work was just the beginning of a larger research agenda. CPOs may set policies at the top, but they alone cannot embed robust privacy norms into the corporate ethos, practice, and routine. As such, if we want the mobile apps, websites, robots, and smart devices we use to respect our privacy, we need to institutionalize privacy throughout the corporations …


Ethics And The History Of Social Movement Lawyering, Susan Carle Jan 2018

Ethics And The History Of Social Movement Lawyering, Susan Carle

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

No abstract provided.


Tennessee's For Profit Benefit Corporation Act: Will More Regulation Achieve The Desired Results, Brian Krumm Oct 2017

Tennessee's For Profit Benefit Corporation Act: Will More Regulation Achieve The Desired Results, Brian Krumm

UTK Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Hunnuh Mus' Tek Cyare Da Root Fa Heal Da Tree: Saving The South Carolina Lowcountry From Overdevelopment Through Judicial Application Of A Modern Public Trust, Derek Tarver Apr 2017

Hunnuh Mus' Tek Cyare Da Root Fa Heal Da Tree: Saving The South Carolina Lowcountry From Overdevelopment Through Judicial Application Of A Modern Public Trust, Derek Tarver

South Carolina Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Pre-Furman Juvenile Death Penalty In South Carolina: Young Black Life Was Cheap, Sheri Lynn Johnson, John H. Blume, Hannah L. Freedman Apr 2017

The Pre-Furman Juvenile Death Penalty In South Carolina: Young Black Life Was Cheap, Sheri Lynn Johnson, John H. Blume, Hannah L. Freedman

South Carolina Law Review

No abstract provided.


If Its Walks Like Systematic Exclusion And Quacks Like Systematic Exclusion: Follow-Up On Removal Of Women And African-Americans In Jury Selection In South Carolina Capital Cases, 1997-2014, Ann M. Eisenberg, Amelia Courtney Hritz, Caisa Elizabeth Royer, John H. Blume Apr 2017

If Its Walks Like Systematic Exclusion And Quacks Like Systematic Exclusion: Follow-Up On Removal Of Women And African-Americans In Jury Selection In South Carolina Capital Cases, 1997-2014, Ann M. Eisenberg, Amelia Courtney Hritz, Caisa Elizabeth Royer, John H. Blume

South Carolina Law Review

No abstract provided.


Giving Guidance To The Guidelines, Jelani Jefferson Exum Apr 2017

Giving Guidance To The Guidelines, Jelani Jefferson Exum

South Carolina Law Review

No abstract provided.


Tracing The Roots Of The Criminalization Of Poverty [Reviews], Wendy A. Bach Jan 2017

Tracing The Roots Of The Criminalization Of Poverty [Reviews], Wendy A. Bach

UTK Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.