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Attempting The Impossible: The Emerging Consensus, Ira Robbins Jan 1986

Attempting The Impossible: The Emerging Consensus, Ira Robbins

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

Impossible attempts are situations in which an actor fails to consummate a substantive crime because he is mistaken about attendant circumstances. Professor Robbins divides mistakes regarding circumstances into three categories: mistakes of fact, mistakes of law, and mistakes of mixed fact and law. Courts and commentators disagree primarily over the identification and treatment of mixed fact law cases. Professor Robbins surveys each category of mistake. He then examines the objective, subjective, and hybrid approaches to dealing with the mixed fact/law category. The objective approach requires an objective manifestation of the actor's intent before conviction is allowed. The subjective ...


The Changing Course: The Use Of Precedent In The District Of Columbia Circuit, Patricia M. Wald Jan 1986

The Changing Course: The Use Of Precedent In The District Of Columbia Circuit, Patricia M. Wald

Cleveland State Law Review

An article by my colleague Judge Edwards uses a series of computer runs from the court's 1983 term to make out a statistical case that our members mostly agree with each other and do not fall into predictable "conservative," “liberal," or even "moderate," voting blocs; labels that the press so dearly loves to pin on us. I agree that our votes in a large number of cases, particularly administrative law cases, do not so easily typecast us. I do, however, think that in the high visibility cases, involving controversial social or "moral" issues, our differences in judicial philosophy, on ...


Mini In Banc Proceedings: A Survey Of Circuit Practices, Steven Bennett, Christine Pembroke Jan 1986

Mini In Banc Proceedings: A Survey Of Circuit Practices, Steven Bennett, Christine Pembroke

Cleveland State Law Review

In banc review was originally intended to resolve conflicts in circuit precedent. Full-scale in banc proceedings, however, are cumbersome, costly and time-consuming. In determining whether to proceed with in banc review, courts appear to weigh the costs of in banc review against its potential benefits. Employing this calculus, courts often forgo in banc review in conflict cases that would otherwise receive such treatment. One solution to this problem is to reduce the cost and delay of in banc proceedings by streamlining the procedure. Recently, several federal circuit courts of appeals have adopted abbreviated forms of in banc review. The purpose ...


The Law/Politics Distinction, The French Conseil Constitutionnel, And The U.S. Supreme Court, Michael H. Davis Jan 1986

The Law/Politics Distinction, The French Conseil Constitutionnel, And The U.S. Supreme Court, Michael H. Davis

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

A dispute burns across the landscape of French constitutional law regarding the juridical nature of the French constitutional "Supreme Court", the Conseil constitutionnel: is it a court? Both French and American scholars have claimed that, despite superficial similarities between the U.S. Supreme Court and the French Conseil constitutionnel, the American system of judicial review "can have no counterpart in the French system", that French legal and political theory is inconstistent with an effective supreme court, that there is "no possibility" that the French and American systems could surmount this "major difference", and that the Conseil is simply not a ...


Rising Above Principle, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Jan 1986

Rising Above Principle, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Swan Song For The Burger Court, Robert Hayman, C. Ramarui Dec 1985

Swan Song For The Burger Court, Robert Hayman, C. Ramarui

Robert L. Hayman

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Attempting The Impossible: The Emerging Consensus, Ira P. Robbins Dec 1985

Attempting The Impossible: The Emerging Consensus, Ira P. Robbins

Ira P. Robbins

Impossible attempts are situations in which an actor fails to consummate a substantive crime because he is mistaken about attendant circumstances. Professor Robbins divides mistakes regarding circumstances into three categories: mistakes of fact, mistakes of law, and mistakes of mixed fact and law. Courts and commentators disagree primarily over the identification and treatment of mixed fact law cases. Professor Robbins surveys each category of mistake. He then examines the objective, subjective, and hybrid approaches to dealing with the mixed fact/law category. The objective approach requires an objective manifestation of the actor's intent before conviction is allowed. The subjective ...