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Mr. Try-It Goes To Washington: Law And Policy At The Agricultural Adjustment Administration, Daniel R. Ernst Apr 2019

Mr. Try-It Goes To Washington: Law And Policy At The Agricultural Adjustment Administration, Daniel R. Ernst

Fordham Law Review

In December 1933, Jerome Frank, the general counsel of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA) but better known for writing Law and the Modern Mind (1930), a sensational attack on legal formalism, told an audience at the Association of American Law Schools a parable about two lawyers in the New Deal, each required to interpret the same ambiguous language of a statute. The first lawyer, “Mr. Absolute,” reasoned from the text and canons of statutory interpretation without regard for the desirability of the outcome. “Mr. Try-It,” in contrast, began with the outcome he thought desirable. He then said to himself, “The ...


A Tale Of Sovereignty And Liberalism: The Lockean Myth Of Intellectual Property, Shaoul Sussman Jan 2019

A Tale Of Sovereignty And Liberalism: The Lockean Myth Of Intellectual Property, Shaoul Sussman

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

The influence of John Locke’s thought upon the general legal perception of property rights cannot be overstated. Locke’s Labor theory of property holds that property originally comes about through individual exertion upon natural objects and that legal rights in the result of this labor are in fact property rights. The Lockean theory of property has dominated the Anglo-American legal discourse and is frequently used to justify various property regulation schemes. Despite this fact, many scholars have struggled to apply the theory to the field of intellectual property, and in particular to the field of patents and copyright. Many ...


Finding Franklin, Marc Arkin Jan 2018

Finding Franklin, Marc Arkin

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


John Marshall’S Long Game. Review Of John Marshall: The Man Who Made The Supreme Court By Richard Brookhiser., Marc Arkin Jan 2018

John Marshall’S Long Game. Review Of John Marshall: The Man Who Made The Supreme Court By Richard Brookhiser., Marc Arkin

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Can The President Control The Department Of Justice?, Bruce Green Jan 2018

Can The President Control The Department Of Justice?, Bruce Green

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Franklin Delano Roosevelt As Lord Of The Admiralty 1913-1920, Joseph Sweeney Jan 2017

Franklin Delano Roosevelt As Lord Of The Admiralty 1913-1920, Joseph Sweeney

Faculty Scholarship

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A Challenge To Bleached Out Professional Identity: How Jewish Was Justice Louis Brandeis?, Russell G. Pearce, Adam B. Winer, Emily Jenab Jan 2017

A Challenge To Bleached Out Professional Identity: How Jewish Was Justice Louis Brandeis?, Russell G. Pearce, Adam B. Winer, Emily Jenab

Faculty Scholarship

As an exemplar, Justice Louis D. Brandeis challenges the currently dominant conception that requires lawyers to, in Sanford Levinson's term, "bleach out" their personal identity from their professional identity. Under the dominant neutral partisan vision of the lawyer, clients will only receive the equal representation necessary to provide equal justice if lawyers exclude all personal and group identifications from their role. Brandeis, in contrast, asserted that his Jewish identity constructed his understanding of himself as a jurist. His distinguished career thereby provides a counter-narrative to bleaching-out that can serve as a model for all lawyers, whatever their personal and ...


An Analysis Of The Treatment Of Employees Pension And Wage Claims In Insolvency And Under Guarantee Schemes In Oecd Countries: Comparative Law Lessons For Detroit And The United States, Paul M. Secunda Mar 2016

An Analysis Of The Treatment Of Employees Pension And Wage Claims In Insolvency And Under Guarantee Schemes In Oecd Countries: Comparative Law Lessons For Detroit And The United States, Paul M. Secunda

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Detroit Bankruptcy, Pre-Eligibility, Melissa B. Jacoby Mar 2016

The Detroit Bankruptcy, Pre-Eligibility, Melissa B. Jacoby

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


A National Model Faces New Challenges: The New York City Campaign Finance System And The 2013 Elections, Janos Marton Mar 2016

A National Model Faces New Challenges: The New York City Campaign Finance System And The 2013 Elections, Janos Marton

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Practice Of Law As A Useful Art: Toward An Alternative Theory Of Professionalism, Norman W. Spaulding Mar 2016

The Practice Of Law As A Useful Art: Toward An Alternative Theory Of Professionalism, Norman W. Spaulding

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Implications Of Globalization For The Professional Status Of Lawyers In The United States And Elsewhere, Nancy J. Moore Mar 2016

Implications Of Globalization For The Professional Status Of Lawyers In The United States And Elsewhere, Nancy J. Moore

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


In Defense Of The Business Of Law, Judith A. Mcmorrow Mar 2016

In Defense Of The Business Of Law, Judith A. Mcmorrow

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Law: Business Or Profession?: The Continuing Relevance Of Julius Henry Cohen For The Practice Of Law In The Twenty-First Century, Samuel J. Levine Mar 2016

The Law: Business Or Profession?: The Continuing Relevance Of Julius Henry Cohen For The Practice Of Law In The Twenty-First Century, Samuel J. Levine

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


People’S Electric: Engaged Legal Education At Rutgers-Newark Law School In The 1960s And 1970s, George W. Conk Mar 2016

People’S Electric: Engaged Legal Education At Rutgers-Newark Law School In The 1960s And 1970s, George W. Conk

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Great Gun Control War Of The Twentieth Century—And Its Lessons For Gun Laws Today, David B. Kopel Mar 2016

The Great Gun Control War Of The Twentieth Century—And Its Lessons For Gun Laws Today, David B. Kopel

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Heller, Mcdonald, And Murder: Testing The More Guns = More Murder Thesis, Don B. Kates, Carlisle Moody Mar 2016

Heller, Mcdonald, And Murder: Testing The More Guns = More Murder Thesis, Don B. Kates, Carlisle Moody

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Why Can't We Be Like France? How The Right To Bear Arms Got Left Out Of The Declaration Of Rights And How Gun Registration Was Decreed Just In Time For The Nazi Occupation, Stephen P. Halbrook Mar 2016

Why Can't We Be Like France? How The Right To Bear Arms Got Left Out Of The Declaration Of Rights And How Gun Registration Was Decreed Just In Time For The Nazi Occupation, Stephen P. Halbrook

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Gun Control And The Second Amendment: Developments And Controversies In The Wake Of District Of Columbia V. Heller And Mcdonald V. Chicago, Harris Fischman Mar 2016

Gun Control And The Second Amendment: Developments And Controversies In The Wake Of District Of Columbia V. Heller And Mcdonald V. Chicago, Harris Fischman

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The (New) New Judicial Federalism: State Constitutions And The Protection Of The Individual Right To Bear Arms, Michael B. De Leeuw Mar 2016

The (New) New Judicial Federalism: State Constitutions And The Protection Of The Individual Right To Bear Arms, Michael B. De Leeuw

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Right To Carry Firearms Outside Of The Home: Separating Historical Myths From Historical Realities, Saul Cornell Mar 2016

The Right To Carry Firearms Outside Of The Home: Separating Historical Myths From Historical Realities, Saul Cornell

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Second Amendment In Historiographical Crisis: Why The Supreme Court Must Reevaluate The Embarrassing “Standard Model” Moving Forward, Patrick J. Charles Mar 2016

The Second Amendment In Historiographical Crisis: Why The Supreme Court Must Reevaluate The Embarrassing “Standard Model” Moving Forward, Patrick J. Charles

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Lawyer's Obligation To Correct Social Injustice!, James F. Gill Feb 2016

The Lawyer's Obligation To Correct Social Injustice!, James F. Gill

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Inherent National Sovereignty Constitutionalism: An Original Understanding Of The U.S. Constitution, Robert J. Kaczorowski Jan 2016

Inherent National Sovereignty Constitutionalism: An Original Understanding Of The U.S. Constitution, Robert J. Kaczorowski

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Arduous Virtue Of Fidelity: Originalism, Scalia, Tribe, And Nerve, Ronald Dworkin Apr 2015

The Arduous Virtue Of Fidelity: Originalism, Scalia, Tribe, And Nerve, Ronald Dworkin

Fordham Law Review

Proper constitutional interpretation takes both text and past practice as its object: Lawyers and judges faced with a contemporary constitutional issue must try to construct a coherent, principled, and persuasive interpretation of the text of particular clauses, the structure of the Constitution as a whole, and our history under the Constitution—an interpretation that both unifies these distinct sources, so far as this is possible, and directs future adjudication. They must seek, that is, constitutional integrity. So fidelity to the Constitution's text does not exhaust constitutional interpretation, and on some occasions overall constitutional integrity might require a result that ...


Reasonableness In And Out Of Negligence Law, Benjamin Zipursky Jan 2015

Reasonableness In And Out Of Negligence Law, Benjamin Zipursky

Faculty Scholarship

The word "reasonable" and its cognates figure prominently in innumerable areas of the law – from antitrust and contract law to administrative and constitutional law, from the common law of nuisance to an assortment of rules in statutes and regulations. While some thinkers have equated "reasonableness" with "rationality," others have looked to "justifiability," and others still have decided that "reasonableness" means virtually nothing at all, but serves the important function of allocating decisionmaking authority. The reality is that the term "reasonable" is both vague and ambiguous, and thus plays many different roles in the law. As with terms such as "rights ...


Legislation And Regulation In The Core Curriculum: A Virtue Or A Necessity?, James J. Brudney Jan 2015

Legislation And Regulation In The Core Curriculum: A Virtue Or A Necessity?, James J. Brudney

Faculty Scholarship

The first-year curriculum at American law schools has been remarkably stable for more than 100 years. Many would say ossified. At Harvard, the First-Year Course of Instruction in 1879-80 consisted of Real Property, Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, and Civil Procedure. These five courses-focused heavily on judge-made common law-dominated Harvard's IL curriculum from the law school's founding into the 21st century. The same five subjects have long commanded the primary attention of first-year students at Fordham, founded in 1905, and at virtually every other U.S. law school throughout the 20th century. Starting in the 1990s ...


The Legal Challenges Of Diversity (Review Essay), Tanya K. Hernandez Jan 2014

The Legal Challenges Of Diversity (Review Essay), Tanya K. Hernandez

Faculty Scholarship

Within the last year two excellent books, Mariana Valverde’s Everyday Law on the Street: City Governance In an Age of Diversity and Victoria Saker Woeste’s Henry Ford’s War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech, address how social anxieties about “diversity” surface in the development and enforcement of the law. While the two books focus on different eras and countries, they similarly illustrate the tensions in legal contexts that can result from the growth in diversity


Turnaround: Reflections On The Present Day Influence Of Negotiations On International Bankruptcy At The Fifth Session Of The Hague Conference On Private International Law In 1925, Susan Block-Lieb Jan 2014

Turnaround: Reflections On The Present Day Influence Of Negotiations On International Bankruptcy At The Fifth Session Of The Hague Conference On Private International Law In 1925, Susan Block-Lieb

Faculty Scholarship

In 1925, the British government sent a delegation to the Fifth Session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. The Hague Conference had met sporadically since 1893,1 but this was the first time the British government sent a delegation to The Hague to discuss the possibility of a diplomatic convention to reach international agreement on uniform rules on what continental Europeans called “private international law” — matters of jurisdiction, applicable law and procedure. The British delegation held limited authority from the Home Office: it could participate only in deliberations on a possible convention on bankruptcy law, and then only ...


What Is Philosophy Of Criminal Law?, Review Of The Oxford Handbook Of Philosophy Of Criminal Law By John Deigh & David Dolinko, Eds., Youngjae Lee Jan 2014

What Is Philosophy Of Criminal Law?, Review Of The Oxford Handbook Of Philosophy Of Criminal Law By John Deigh & David Dolinko, Eds., Youngjae Lee

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.