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Procedural Law, The Supreme Court, And The Erosion Of Private Rights Enforcement, Suzette M. Malveaux Jan 2020

Procedural Law, The Supreme Court, And The Erosion Of Private Rights Enforcement, Suzette M. Malveaux

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Negotiating The Lender Of Last Resort: The 1913 Federal Reserve Act As A Debate Over Credit Distribution, Nadav Orian Peer Jan 2019

Negotiating The Lender Of Last Resort: The 1913 Federal Reserve Act As A Debate Over Credit Distribution, Nadav Orian Peer

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“Lending of last resort” is one of the key powers of central banks. As a lender of last resort, the Federal Reserve (the “Fed”) famously supports commercial banks facing distressed liquidity conditions, thereby mitigating destabilizing bank runs. Less famously, lender-of-last-resort powers also influence the distribution of credit among different groups in society and therefore have high stakes for economic inequality. The Fed’s role as a lender of last resort witnessed an unprecedented expansion during the 2007–2009 Crisis when the Fed invoked emergency powers to lend to a new set of borrowers known as “shadow banks”. The decision proved ...


A Constitution For The Age Of Demagogues: Using The Twenty-Fifth Amendment To Remove An Unfit President, Paul F. Campos Jan 2019

A Constitution For The Age Of Demagogues: Using The Twenty-Fifth Amendment To Remove An Unfit President, Paul F. Campos

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This Article argues that, properly understood, the 25th Amendment is designed to allow the executive and legislative branches, working together, to remove a president from office when it becomes evident that the person elevated to that office by the electoral process is manifestly unsuited for what can, without exaggeration, be described as the most important job in the world.

It argues further that the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency have provided a great deal of evidence for the proposition that President Trump has in fact demonstrated the requisite level of fundamental unfitness for the office that would ...


Government Speech And The War On Terror, Helen Norton Jan 2017

Government Speech And The War On Terror, Helen Norton

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The government is unique among speakers because of its coercive power, its substantial resources, its privileged access to national security and intelligence information, and its wide variety of expressive roles as commander-in-chief, policymaker, educator, employer, property owner, and more. Precisely because of this power, variety, and ubiquity, the government's speech can both provide great value and inflict great harm to the public. In wartime, more specifically, the government can affirmatively choose to use its voice to inform, inspire, heal, and unite -- or instead to deceive, divide, bully, and silence.

In this essay, I examine the U.S. government's ...


Cu Law Library Launches New Resource For Historical Colorado Statutory Research, Robert M. Linz Jan 2015

Cu Law Library Launches New Resource For Historical Colorado Statutory Research, Robert M. Linz

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Never Construed To Their Prejudice: In Honor Of David Getches, Richard B. Collins Jan 2013

Never Construed To Their Prejudice: In Honor Of David Getches, Richard B. Collins

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This article reviews and analyzes the judicial canons of construction for Native American treaties and statutes. It discusses their theoretical justifications and practical applications. It concludes that the treaty canon has ready support in contract law and the law of treaty interpretation. Justification of the statutory canon is more challenging and could be strengthened by attention to the democratic deficit when Congress imposes laws on Indian country. Applications of the canons have mattered in disputes between Indian nations and private or state interests. They have made much less difference, and have suffered major failings, in disputes with the federal government ...


Industrial Terrorism And The Unmaking Of New Deal Labor Law, Ahmed A. White Jan 2011

Industrial Terrorism And The Unmaking Of New Deal Labor Law, Ahmed A. White

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The passage of the Wagner (National Labor Relations) Act of 1935 represented an unprecedented effort to guarantee American workers basic labor rights--the rights to organize unions, to provoke meaningful collective bargaining, and to strike. Previous attempts by workers and government administrators to realize these rights in the workplace met with extraordinary, often violent, resistance from powerful industrial employers, whose repressive measures were described by government officials as a system of "industrial terrorism." Although labor scholars have acknowledged these practices and paid some attention to the way they initially frustrated labor rights and influenced the jurisprudence and politics of labor relations ...


The Depression Era Sit-Down Strikes And The Limits Of Liberal Labor Law, Ahmed A. White Jan 2010

The Depression Era Sit-Down Strikes And The Limits Of Liberal Labor Law, Ahmed A. White

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This paper explores the history of sit-down strikes from the New Deal Era and beyond and traces their influence on the substance of modern labor law. It argues that, even as the sit-down strikes proved essential to the development of a meaningful system of labor rights, the strikes also had a very different effect. As this paper undertakes to demonstrate, legal and political attacks on labor rights that were originally aimed at the sit-down strikes metastasized into a more general campaign to prohibit a range of militant strike practices, even those bearing little outward resemblance to the original sit-down strikes ...


Crises, Congress, And Cognitive Biases: A Critical Examination Of Food And Drug Legislation In The United States, Sharon B. Jacobs Jan 2009

Crises, Congress, And Cognitive Biases: A Critical Examination Of Food And Drug Legislation In The United States, Sharon B. Jacobs

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The Incompatibility Principle, Harold H. Bruff Jan 2007

The Incompatibility Principle, Harold H. Bruff

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From "Navigable Waters" To "Constitutional Waters": The Future Of Federal Wetlands Regulation, Mark Squillace Jan 2007

From "Navigable Waters" To "Constitutional Waters": The Future Of Federal Wetlands Regulation, Mark Squillace

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Wetlands regulation in the United States has a tumultuous history. The early European settlers viewed wetlands as obstacles to development, and they drained and filled wetlands and swamps at an astounding rate, often with government support, straight through the middle of the twentieth century. As evidence of the ecological significance of wetlands emerged over the last several decades, programs to protect and restore wetlands became prominent. Most notable among these is the permitting program under § 404 of the Clean Water Act. That provision prohibits dredging or filling of "navigable waters," defined by law to mean "waters of the United States ...


The Crime Of Economic Radicalism: Criminal Syndicalism Laws And The Industrial Workers Of The World, 1917-1927, Ahmed A. White Jan 2006

The Crime Of Economic Radicalism: Criminal Syndicalism Laws And The Industrial Workers Of The World, 1917-1927, Ahmed A. White

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"Peoples Distinct From Others": The Making Of Modern Indian Law, Charles Wilkinson Jan 2006

"Peoples Distinct From Others": The Making Of Modern Indian Law, Charles Wilkinson

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Assessing Internal Revenue Code Section 132 After Twenty Years, Wayne M. Gazur Jan 2006

Assessing Internal Revenue Code Section 132 After Twenty Years, Wayne M. Gazur

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In 1984, Congress enacted Internal Revenue Code section 132 to bring more certainty to the taxation of employee fringe benefits. This article examines the impact of the legislation from the standpoint of administrative pronouncements and taxpayer litigation. The article concludes that section 132 has produced little litigation, but primarily because it has played the role of increasing exclusions. It remains unclear whether section 132 has also contained the growth of new forms of nonstatutory fringe benefits.


The Monumental Legacy Of The Antiquities Act Of 1906, Mark Squillace Jan 2003

The Monumental Legacy Of The Antiquities Act Of 1906, Mark Squillace

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The Antiquities Act of 1906 authorizes the President of the United States "to declare by public proclamation, historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest that are situated upon [federal] lands . . . to be national monuments . . . " The law was passed during the Theodore Roosevelt administration, and Roosevelt quickly set about designating a wide range of lands and resources as national monuments, including notably, the 800,000 acre Grand Canyon National Monument. Roosevelt's expansive interpretation of the law was embraced by later presidents and ultimately by the Supreme Court. In the latter part of the ...


Abdication Can Be Fun, Join The Orgy, Everyone: A Simpleton’S Perspective On Abdication Of Federal Land Management Responsibilities, George Cameron Coggins Oct 1995

Abdication Can Be Fun, Join The Orgy, Everyone: A Simpleton’S Perspective On Abdication Of Federal Land Management Responsibilities, George Cameron Coggins

Challenging Federal Ownership and Management: Public Lands and Public Benefits (October 11-13)

14 pages.


Thinking The Unthinkable: States As Public Land Managers, Sally K. Fairfax Oct 1995

Thinking The Unthinkable: States As Public Land Managers, Sally K. Fairfax

Challenging Federal Ownership and Management: Public Lands and Public Benefits (October 11-13)

27 pages.

Contains references.


Agenda: Challenging Federal Ownership And Management: Public Lands And Public Benefits, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Oct 1995

Agenda: Challenging Federal Ownership And Management: Public Lands And Public Benefits, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Challenging Federal Ownership and Management: Public Lands and Public Benefits (October 11-13)

Conference organizers, speakers and/or moderators included University of Colorado School of Law professors David H. Getches, Michael A. Gheleta, Teresa Rice, Elizabeth Ann (Betsy) Rieke and Charles F. Wilkinson.

In the face of numerous proposals for privatizing, marketing, and changing the management of public lands, the Natural Resources Law Center will hold its third annual fall public lands conference October 11-13, at the CU School of Law in Boulder.

A panel of public land users and neighbors, including timber, grazing, mining, recreation, and environmental interests, will address current discontent with public land policy and management. There will also be ...


A History Of The Public Lands Debate, Patricia Nelson Limerick Oct 1995

A History Of The Public Lands Debate, Patricia Nelson Limerick

Challenging Federal Ownership and Management: Public Lands and Public Benefits (October 11-13)

22 pages.


That The Laws Shall Bind Equally On All: Congressional And Executive Roles In Applying Laws To Congress, Harold H. Bruff Jan 1995

That The Laws Shall Bind Equally On All: Congressional And Executive Roles In Applying Laws To Congress, Harold H. Bruff

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Fiduciary Rules And Rupa, J. Dennis Hynes Jan 1995

Fiduciary Rules And Rupa, J. Dennis Hynes

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Structuring The Ballot Initiative: Procedures That Do And Don't Work, Richard B. Collins, Dale Oesterle Jan 1995

Structuring The Ballot Initiative: Procedures That Do And Don't Work, Richard B. Collins, Dale Oesterle

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The Native Hawaiian People And International Human Rights Law: Toward A Remedy For Past And Continuing Wrongs, S. James Anaya Jan 1994

The Native Hawaiian People And International Human Rights Law: Toward A Remedy For Past And Continuing Wrongs, S. James Anaya

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Initiative Enigmas, Richard Collins Jan 1994

Initiative Enigmas, Richard Collins

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The Federalist Papers: The Framers Construct An Orrery, Harold H. Bruff Jan 1993

The Federalist Papers: The Framers Construct An Orrery, Harold H. Bruff

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Water Marketing In Wyoming, Mark Squillace Jan 1989

Water Marketing In Wyoming, Mark Squillace

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Aldo Leopold And Western Water Law: Thinking Perpendicular To The Prior Appropriation Doctrine, Charles F. Wilkinson Jan 1989

Aldo Leopold And Western Water Law: Thinking Perpendicular To The Prior Appropriation Doctrine, Charles F. Wilkinson

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Groundwater Quality Protection: Setting A National Goal For State And Federal Programs, David H. Getches Jan 1989

Groundwater Quality Protection: Setting A National Goal For State And Federal Programs, David H. Getches

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Civil Liberties Guarantees When Indian Tribes Act As Majority Societies: The Case Of The Winnebago Retrocession, Charles F. Wilkinson Jan 1988

Civil Liberties Guarantees When Indian Tribes Act As Majority Societies: The Case Of The Winnebago Retrocession, Charles F. Wilkinson

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Jurisdictional And Institutional Issues: Public Lands, Robert B. Keiter Sep 1986

Jurisdictional And Institutional Issues: Public Lands, Robert B. Keiter

External Development Affecting the National Parks: Preserving "The Best Idea We Ever Had" (September 14-16)

13 pages.

Contains references.