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Overvaluing Uniformity, Amanda Frost Nov 2008

Overvaluing Uniformity, Amanda Frost

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

"E NSURING the uniform interpretation of federal law has long been considered one of the federal courts' primary objectives, and uniformity is regularly cited in some of the most intractable debates about the structure and function of the federal court system. For example, specialized courts are lauded for their ability to ensure uniformity in the areas of law over which they have jurisdic- tion. Similarly, proponents of exclusive federal jurisdiction contend that the federal courts provide greater consistency in the interpre- tation of federal law than could fifty different state courts. Some commentators claim that Congress' power to create exceptions ...


A Shot Heard 'Round The District: The District Of Columbia Circuit Puts A Bullet In The Collective Right Theory Of The Second Amendment, Amanda C. Dupree Jan 2008

A Shot Heard 'Round The District: The District Of Columbia Circuit Puts A Bullet In The Collective Right Theory Of The Second Amendment, Amanda C. Dupree

American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

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