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Our Nation's Energy And Resources - Decision Making In Conflict, 23 J. Marshall L. Rev. 197 (1990), Wallace H. Johnson Jan 1990

Our Nation's Energy And Resources - Decision Making In Conflict, 23 J. Marshall L. Rev. 197 (1990), Wallace H. Johnson

The John Marshall Law Review

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The Attorney General: Political Loyalty V. Professional Responsibility - The Ethical Challenge In Serving Three Masters, 23 J. Marshall L. Rev. 229 (1990), Paula K. Maguire Jan 1990

The Attorney General: Political Loyalty V. Professional Responsibility - The Ethical Challenge In Serving Three Masters, 23 J. Marshall L. Rev. 229 (1990), Paula K. Maguire

The John Marshall Law Review

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The Public Domain, Jessica D. Litman Jan 1990

The Public Domain, Jessica D. Litman

Articles

This article examines the public domain by looking at the gulf between what authors really do and the way the law perceives them. Part I outlines the basics of copyright as a species of property and introduces the public domain's place within the copyright scheme. Copyright grants authors" ' rights modeled on real property in order to encourage authorship by providing authors with markets in which they can seek compensation for their creations. Because parcels of authorship are intangible, however, the law faces *problems in determining the ownership and boundaries of its property grants. In particular, the concept of "originality ...


Elimination Of Process: Will The Biotechnology Patent Protection Act Revive Process Patents, 24 J. Marshall L. Rev. 263 (1990), Kerin Kelly Jan 1990

Elimination Of Process: Will The Biotechnology Patent Protection Act Revive Process Patents, 24 J. Marshall L. Rev. 263 (1990), Kerin Kelly

The John Marshall Law Review

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Foreword: Nonjudicial Statutory Interpretation, William D. Popkin Jan 1990

Foreword: Nonjudicial Statutory Interpretation, William D. Popkin

Articles by Maurer Faculty

In the past decade the study of statutory interpretation has gone from benign neglect to intense scrutiny, but the emphasis has remained on interpretation by courts. This symposium takes a different approach. The major theme is that interpretation depends on the interpreter and that we can gain insight into statutory interpretation, even by courts, from analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of nonjudicial interpreters. Part I of this Foreword places the symposium in the broader setting of recent literature on statutory interpretation, briefly reviewing the major schools of thought and explaining the contributors' perspectives. Part II sets forth my own views ...