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The Case That Stirred The State Of Georgia, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Jan 2019

The Case That Stirred The State Of Georgia, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

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In the second half of the 19th Century, hundreds of murders occurred in Georgia, but only two murder cases electrified the entire state. Both cases were the subject of massive amounts of publicity in Georgia newspapers, and for years both cases were ceaselessly talked about in every part of this state.

One of these two notable murder cases was the Woolfolk murder case, involving Tom Woolfolk, nicknamed Bloody Woolfolk, who in 1887 murdered nine members of his family with an axe in Bibb County and after two trials was hanged in 1890. In 1997, I published a book review in ...


Amazing Facts About The Jfk Assassination, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Nov 2018

Amazing Facts About The Jfk Assassination, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

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During the past half century, resourceful scholars, journalists and private researchers within the JFK assassination research community, to their enormous credit, repeatedly have uncovered relevant evidence unavailable or overlooked during the official investigations. The members of this research community are the persons who have been the most active in examining the millions of pages of previously secret government documents relating to the assassination that have been declassified and released to the public since 1992.

While many key factual questions about the JFK assassination remain answered, we now, in 2018, know more of the facts surrounding the assassination than ever before ...


A Reformed Liberalism: Michael Mcconnell’S Contributions To Christian Jurisprudence, Nathan Chapman Jan 2018

A Reformed Liberalism: Michael Mcconnell’S Contributions To Christian Jurisprudence, Nathan Chapman

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Michael McConnell is one of the most influential constitutional scholars of the past thirty years. He has written a great deal about religious liberty, but relatively little about how his own religious beliefs may relate to his constitutional jurisprudence. This essay is the first to explore the connection between McConnell’s religious views and scholarship. The essay engages with a short piece by McConnell that sketches the outlines of a “reformed liberalism.” McConnell argued that reformed Christian theology is compatible with the classical liberalism that animated the framing of the U.S. Constitution. Though he did not develop this account ...


Qui Tam Litigation Against Government Officials: Constitutional Implications Of A Neglected History, Randy Beck Jan 2018

Qui Tam Litigation Against Government Officials: Constitutional Implications Of A Neglected History, Randy Beck

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The Supreme Court concluded twenty-five years ago, in Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife, that uninjured private plaintiffs may not litigate “generalized grievances” about the legality of executive branch conduct. According to the Lujan Court, Congress lacked power to authorize suit by a plaintiff who could not establish some “particularized” injury from the challenged conduct. The Court believed litigation to require executive branch legal compliance, brought by an uninjured private party, is not a “case” or “controversy” within the Article III judicial power and impermissibly reassigns the President’s Article II responsibility to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed ...


Did J. Edgar Hoover Kill Jfk?, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Dec 2017

Did J. Edgar Hoover Kill Jfk?, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

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This article reviews a recent story in the National Enquirer that asserts that J. Edgar Hoover ordered the JFK murder which directly contradicts earlier claims made by the publication.


The Jfk Cover-Up Continues, But The Truth Is Seeping Out, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Nov 2017

The Jfk Cover-Up Continues, But The Truth Is Seeping Out, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

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In 1992, nearly three decades after JFK was slain by hidden sniper fire in Dallas, TX, on Nov. 22, 1963, Congress without any dissenting votes passed a statute “to provide for the expeditious disclosure of records relevant to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.”

The recent astonishing refusal of President Trump to release in full the contents of all remaining classified JFK assassination files confirms that more than half a century after the assassination the governmental coverup of the full truth about that dreadful murder is still underway.

This article reviews the actions immediately preceding October 26, 2017, the ...


Inimicus Libertatis: Chief Justice Rehnquist’S Majority Or Plurality Opinions In The Field Of Criminal Procedure, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Aug 2017

Inimicus Libertatis: Chief Justice Rehnquist’S Majority Or Plurality Opinions In The Field Of Criminal Procedure, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

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Since the early 1970’s an increasingly conservative Supreme Court of the United States has been leading this country through a “Criminal Procedure Counterrevolution” (also called “The Rehnquisition”), during which the federal rights and remedies of criminal defendants have been inexorably and significantly eroded. There are numerous books and law review articles discussing this counterrevolution. Chief Justice Rehnquist, the most articulate and ideological of the Courts conservative justices, may properly be regarded as the intellectual founder and leader of this trend in favor of restricting criminal procedure rights.

This article analyzes and provides a bibliography of Supreme Court criminal procedure ...


Grassy Knoll Shots? Limousine Slowdown?, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Apr 2017

Grassy Knoll Shots? Limousine Slowdown?, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

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This article reviews the book Twenty-six Seconds by Alexandrea Zapruder. It also questions whether the only film of the JFK assassination was altered by the CIA.


Circumstances Undetermined: Dorothy Kilgallen And Jfk's Murder, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Mar 2017

Circumstances Undetermined: Dorothy Kilgallen And Jfk's Murder, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

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This article reviews the mysterious circumstances surrounding reporter Dorothy Kilgallen's death and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


Law Of The Sea-Submerged Lands-A State Must Exercise Substantial, Continuous, And Recognized Authority To Establish A Body Of Water As A Historic Bay, Sarah Melissa Stebbins Jan 2017

Law Of The Sea-Submerged Lands-A State Must Exercise Substantial, Continuous, And Recognized Authority To Establish A Body Of Water As A Historic Bay, Sarah Melissa Stebbins

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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Proportional Fault In Maritime Collisions-Charting The New Course, Gustave R. Dubus Iii Jan 2017

Proportional Fault In Maritime Collisions-Charting The New Course, Gustave R. Dubus Iii

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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Was Castro Behind The Jfk Assassination?, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Jan 2017

Was Castro Behind The Jfk Assassination?, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

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A month after Fidel Castro’s death, on Dec. 19, 2016, the tabloid National Enquirer published an article tinglingly titled “Dying Castro Admitted Killing JFK!” The article’s sensationalistic subtitle proclaimed “Chilling New Evidence Blows Assassination Wide Open After 53 Years.” This article by Professor Wilkes debunks the assertions set forth in the Enquirer article.


The American Press Covers Jfk's Murder, And The Impossible Comes To Pass, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Nov 2016

The American Press Covers Jfk's Murder, And The Impossible Comes To Pass, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

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Almost from the moment Dallas police arrested Lee Harvey Oswald two hours after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, the American news media establishment began trumpeting as proven fact the story that Oswald was the killer. This article looks at how Russian and Cuban press's view of the assassination was diametrically opposed to that of the American press.


Law And Modernization In China: The Juridical Behavior Of The Chinese Communists, Daniel J. Hoffheimer Nov 2016

Law And Modernization In China: The Juridical Behavior Of The Chinese Communists, Daniel J. Hoffheimer

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Single-Assassin Theory, The Media Establishment And The Cia, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Nov 2016

The Single-Assassin Theory, The Media Establishment And The Cia, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

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We have long known that, criminally, outrageously and repeatedly, the Central Intelligence Agency stonewalled official government investigations of the JFK assassination. But we also now know that for the last half-century, using its numerous and influential assets and supporters in the mainstream media, the CIA has engaged in a clandestine crusade to preserve, protect, and defend the Warren Report’s sole-assassin claim from criticism, even when the criticism is warranted. This article delves into how these two entities have provided disinformation to the public.


"Within The Limits Of The Constitutional Grant": Constitutional Limitations On The Patent Power, Edward C. Walterscheid Oct 2016

"Within The Limits Of The Constitutional Grant": Constitutional Limitations On The Patent Power, Edward C. Walterscheid

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

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The Mixed Courts Of Egypt: A Study On The Use Of Natural Law And Equity, Gabriel M. Wilner Jul 2016

The Mixed Courts Of Egypt: A Study On The Use Of Natural Law And Equity, Gabriel M. Wilner

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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The Death Penalty In Traditional China, Chin Kim, Theodore R. Leblang Jul 2016

The Death Penalty In Traditional China, Chin Kim, Theodore R. Leblang

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Lee Harvey Oswald And Ted Cruz's Father, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. May 2016

Lee Harvey Oswald And Ted Cruz's Father, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

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Recently, stunning accusations have been made against Rafael Cruz, father of recent presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz. It is alleged that in New Orleans in 1963 the elder Cruz accompanied Lee Harvey Oswald while Oswald was handing out pro-Fidel Castro “HANDS OFF CUBA!” leaflets. It is further alleged that there is photographic proof of this. Finally, it is alleged that because of his connections with Oswald Rafael Cruz may have been involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This article explores the truths to these accusations.


Books Received, Georgia Journal Of International And Comparative Law Apr 2016

Books Received, Georgia Journal Of International And Comparative Law

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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Some Comparative Legal History: Robbery And Brigandage, Bernard S. Jackson Apr 2016

Some Comparative Legal History: Robbery And Brigandage, Bernard S. Jackson

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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Why The Right Embraced Rights, Logan E. Sawyer Iii Jan 2016

Why The Right Embraced Rights, Logan E. Sawyer Iii

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Book review of he Other Rights Revolution: Conservative Lawyers and the Remaking of American Government by Jefferson Decker (Oxford U. Press 2016).


John A Sibley Lecture, The Shaping Of International Law, Louis B. Sohn Dec 2015

John A Sibley Lecture, The Shaping Of International Law, Louis B. Sohn

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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Book Review: Jus Et Societas: Essays In Tribute To Wolfgang Friedmann. Eds. G. Wilner & Martinus Nijhoff. The Hague, Boston, London, 1979., Seymour J. Rubin May 2015

Book Review: Jus Et Societas: Essays In Tribute To Wolfgang Friedmann. Eds. G. Wilner & Martinus Nijhoff. The Hague, Boston, London, 1979., Seymour J. Rubin

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Commonwealth Of Puerto Rico: Trying To Gain Dignity And Maintain Culture, Arnold Leibowitz Apr 2015

The Commonwealth Of Puerto Rico: Trying To Gain Dignity And Maintain Culture, Arnold Leibowitz

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Taxation Aspects Of Foreign Investments In India, Udai V. Singh Apr 2015

Taxation Aspects Of Foreign Investments In India, Udai V. Singh

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Parliamentary Diplomacy And The North-South Dialogue, Noel Lateef Apr 2015

Parliamentary Diplomacy And The North-South Dialogue, Noel Lateef

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The European Economic Community: The Right Of Member State Withdrawal, John A. Hill Apr 2015

The European Economic Community: The Right Of Member State Withdrawal, John A. Hill

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Political Crime In Europe: A Comparative Study Of France, Germany And England. Barton L. Ingraham. University Of California-Berkeley Press, 1979., Albert M. Pearson Iii Apr 2015

Book Review: Political Crime In Europe: A Comparative Study Of France, Germany And England. Barton L. Ingraham. University Of California-Berkeley Press, 1979., Albert M. Pearson Iii

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Concubinage And Union Libre: A Historical Comparison Of The Rights Of Unwed Cohabitants In Wrongful Death Actions In France And Louisiana, Robert F. Taylor Apr 2015

Concubinage And Union Libre: A Historical Comparison Of The Rights Of Unwed Cohabitants In Wrongful Death Actions In France And Louisiana, Robert F. Taylor

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.