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The Concept Of Religion, Eduardo M. Peñalver Dec 1997

The Concept Of Religion, Eduardo M. Peñalver

Cornell Law Faculty Publications


Ronald Dworkin's The Moral Reading Of The Constitution: A Critique, Raoul Berger Oct 1997

Ronald Dworkin's The Moral Reading Of The Constitution: A Critique, Raoul Berger

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Little Rock Crisis And Foreign Affairs: Race, Resistance, And The Image Of American Democracy, Mary L. Dudziak Sep 1997

The Little Rock Crisis And Foreign Affairs: Race, Resistance, And The Image Of American Democracy, Mary L. Dudziak

Mary L. Dudziak

When President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to enforce a school desegregation order at Central High School in the fall of 1957, more than racial equality was at issue. The image of American democracy was at stake. The Little Rock crisis played out on a world stage, as news media around the world covered the crisis. During the weeks of impasse leading up to Eisenhower's dramatic intervention, foreign critics questioned how the United States could argue that its democratic system of government was a model for others to follow when racial segregation was tolerated ...


Jack Rakove's Rendition Of Original Meaning, Raoul Berger Jul 1997

Jack Rakove's Rendition Of Original Meaning, Raoul Berger

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Recipe For Trouble: Some Thoughts On Meaning, Translation And Normative Theory, Michael C. Dorf Jun 1997

Recipe For Trouble: Some Thoughts On Meaning, Translation And Normative Theory, Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Civil Society And The American Foundings, Jack P. Greene Apr 1997

Civil Society And The American Foundings, Jack P. Greene

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Draw And Drawbacks Of Religious Enclaves In A Constitutional Democracy: Hasidic Public Schools In Kiryas Joel, Judith Lynn Failer Apr 1997

The Draw And Drawbacks Of Religious Enclaves In A Constitutional Democracy: Hasidic Public Schools In Kiryas Joel, Judith Lynn Failer

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: Law and Civil Society


The Rhetorical Constitution Of "Civil Society" At The Founding: One Lawyer's Anxious Vision, Stephen A. Conrad Apr 1997

The Rhetorical Constitution Of "Civil Society" At The Founding: One Lawyer's Anxious Vision, Stephen A. Conrad

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: Law and Civil Society


Relativism, Reflective Equilibrium, And Justice, Justin Schwartz Jan 1997

Relativism, Reflective Equilibrium, And Justice, Justin Schwartz

Justin Schwartz

THIS PAPER IS THE CO-WINNER OF THE FRED BERGER PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY OF LAW FOR THE 1999 AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE BEST PUBLISHED PAPER IN THE PREVIOUS TWO YEARS.

The conflict between liberal legal theory and critical legal studies (CLS) is often framed as a matter of whether there is a theory of justice that the law should embody which all rational people could or must accept. In a divided society, the CLS critique of this view is overwhelming: there is no such justice that can command universal assent. But the liberal critique of CLS, that it degenerates into ...


History Of The Court Reporter In The Appellate Courts Of Pennsylvania, Joel Fishman Jan 1997

History Of The Court Reporter In The Appellate Courts Of Pennsylvania, Joel Fishman

Joel Fishman

Court reporters collect and publish the opinions of courts. In Pennsylvania, there have been court reporters in the appellate courts since the first set of court reports published in the eighteeth century down to the third quarter of the twentieth century. This article reviews the legislation and controversies surrounding the court reporters.


Taking Federalism Seriously: Lopez And The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, David B. Kopel, Glenn Harlan Reynolds Jan 1997

Taking Federalism Seriously: Lopez And The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, David B. Kopel, Glenn Harlan Reynolds

David B Kopel

In United States v. Lopez, the United States Supreme Court struck down the federal Gun Free School Zones law as not within congressional power to regulate interstate commerce. This article examines post-Lopez jurisprudence regarding the permissible scope of federal criminal law. Analyzing a wide variety of federal criminal laws challenged in post-Lopez cases (including arson, robbery, gun possession, drugs, violence against women, and abortion clinic disruption), the article shows how courts have followed or evaded Lopez. Studying the proposed federal ban on partial birth abortions, the article suggests that the ban is not a lawful exercise of Congress' interstate commerce ...


Real Revolution, Robert F. Nagel Jan 1997

Real Revolution, Robert F. Nagel

Articles

No abstract provided.


Recent Developments, An Appeal By Any Other Name: Congress's Empty Victory Over Habeas Rights--Felker V. Turpin, 116 S. Ct. 2333 (1996), Scott Moss Jan 1997

Recent Developments, An Appeal By Any Other Name: Congress's Empty Victory Over Habeas Rights--Felker V. Turpin, 116 S. Ct. 2333 (1996), Scott Moss

Articles

No abstract provided.


The Unitary Executive During The First Half-Century, Steven G. Calabresi, Christopher S. Yoo Jan 1997

The Unitary Executive During The First Half-Century, Steven G. Calabresi, Christopher S. Yoo

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Recent Supreme Court decisions and the impeachment of President Clinton has reinvigorated the debate over Congress’s authority to employ devices such as special counsels and independent agencies to restrict the President’s control over the administration of the law. The initial debate focused on whether the Constitution rejected the “executive by committee” employed by the Articles of the Confederation in favor of a “unitary executive,” in which all administrative authority is centralized in the President. More recently, the debate has begun to turn towards historical practices. Some scholars have suggested that independent agencies and special counsels have become such ...


On Death And Dworkin: A Critique Of His Theory Of Inviolability, Richard Stith Jan 1997

On Death And Dworkin: A Critique Of His Theory Of Inviolability, Richard Stith

Maryland Law Review

No abstract provided.


Brief Of Lone Wolf, Principal Chief Of The Kiowas, To The Supreme Court Of The American Indian Nations, S. James Anaya Jan 1997

Brief Of Lone Wolf, Principal Chief Of The Kiowas, To The Supreme Court Of The American Indian Nations, S. James Anaya

Articles

No abstract provided.


Post-Verdict Interviews: The Key To Understanding The Decision Behind The Verdict, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 507 (1997), Christine J. Iversen Jan 1997

Post-Verdict Interviews: The Key To Understanding The Decision Behind The Verdict, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 507 (1997), Christine J. Iversen

The John Marshall Law Review

No abstract provided.


"The Liberal Agenda": Biblical Values And The First Amendment, Burton Caine Jan 1997

"The Liberal Agenda": Biblical Values And The First Amendment, Burton Caine

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Of Pitcairn's Island And American Constitutional Theory, Dan T. Coenen Jan 1997

Of Pitcairn's Island And American Constitutional Theory, Dan T. Coenen

Scholarly Works

Few tales from human experience are more compelling than that of the mutiny on the Bounty and its extraordinary aftermath. On April 28, 1789, crew members of the Bounty, led by Fletcher Christian, seized the ship and its commanding officer, William Bligh. After being set adrift with eighteen sympathizers in the Bounty's launch, Bligh navigated to landfall across 3600 miles of ocean in "the greatest open-boat voyage in the history of the sea." Christian, in the meantime, recognized that only the gallows awaited him in England and so laid plans to start a new and hidden life in the ...


Two- And Three-Dimensional Property Rights, Emily Sherwin Jan 1997

Two- And Three-Dimensional Property Rights, Emily Sherwin

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Restitution Regimes In Post-Communist Eastern Europe: A Legal Analysis, Sophia Von Rundstedt Jan 1997

Restitution Regimes In Post-Communist Eastern Europe: A Legal Analysis, Sophia Von Rundstedt

LLM Theses and Essays

When the Communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe collapsed at the end of the last decade, the opposition, which had been united in their goal to defeat Communism, quickly disintegrated into a variety of factions. One of their tasks was to decide on enacting a constitution, in order to stabilize and entrench the new democratic institutions. Apart from establishing the legal framework for democracy, politicians had to develop strategies to convert the state-run economy into a free-market economy. Such a transition required as a first step the privatization of state property. Legal reform of property rights raises the question ...


Suspending The Rule Of Law - Temporary Immunity As Violative Of Montesquieu's Republican Virtue As Embodied In George Washington, Joseph P. Rodgers Jan 1997

Suspending The Rule Of Law - Temporary Immunity As Violative Of Montesquieu's Republican Virtue As Embodied In George Washington, Joseph P. Rodgers

Cleveland State Law Review

This Note offers a somewhat unique perspective on the notion of clemency. This inquiry contemplates the merit of temporary immunity from civil suits for acts which eventuated outside the scope of one's official responsibilities and argues that such an unprecedented expansion of civil immunity is antithetical to Montesquieu's conception of public virtue as evinced in The Spirit of Laws. This Note also reflects on the iconic role of Washington at the Constitutional Convention as emblematic of quintessential republican virtue. Part II briefly traces the evolution of absolute, qualified, and temporary immunity from an historical perspective. Part III acclimates ...


Compelled Affirmations, Free Speech, And The U.S. Military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy, Tobias Barrington Wolff Jan 1997

Compelled Affirmations, Free Speech, And The U.S. Military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy, Tobias Barrington Wolff

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Federal Reserve: History, Purposes And Functions - An Analysis, Mukunda Lakshamanarao Jan 1997

Federal Reserve: History, Purposes And Functions - An Analysis, Mukunda Lakshamanarao

LLM Theses and Essays

On December 23, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Federal Reserve Act. With this law, Congress established a central banking system which would enable the world’s most powerful industrial nation to manage its money and credit more effectively than ever before. The political and legislative struggle to create the Federal Reserve System was long and often bitter, and this final product in 1913 was the result of a carefully crafted and somewhat tenuous political compromise between national and regional powers. Since its founding, the Federal Reserve System has evolved to meet the needs of a changing financial ...


Necessary And Proper, Randy E. Barnett Jan 1997

Necessary And Proper, Randy E. Barnett

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

In this article, the author maintains that, if the courts are to hold Congress to the exercise of its enumerated powers, then they must come to grips with the congressional power: "To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof." While the Necessary and Proper Clause has long been used to greatly expand congressional power, he argues that, to the contrary, it provides a two-part standard against which all national ...


The Buck Stops Here: Illinois Criminalizes Support For International Terrorism, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 871 (1997), Victoria Meyerov Jan 1997

The Buck Stops Here: Illinois Criminalizes Support For International Terrorism, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 871 (1997), Victoria Meyerov

The John Marshall Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Death Penalty And The Decline Of Liberalism, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 321 (1997), John R. Macarthur Jan 1997

The Death Penalty And The Decline Of Liberalism, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 321 (1997), John R. Macarthur

The John Marshall Law Review

No abstract provided.


Gacy V. Dahmer: An Informed Response, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 331 (1997), William J. Kunkle Jr. Jan 1997

Gacy V. Dahmer: An Informed Response, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 331 (1997), William J. Kunkle Jr.

The John Marshall Law Review

No abstract provided.


Reflections On A Quarter-Century Of Constitutional Regulation Of Capital Punishment, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 399 (1997), Joseph Bessetre, Stephen Bright, George Kendall, William Kunkle, Carol Steiker, Jordan Steiker Jan 1997

Reflections On A Quarter-Century Of Constitutional Regulation Of Capital Punishment, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 399 (1997), Joseph Bessetre, Stephen Bright, George Kendall, William Kunkle, Carol Steiker, Jordan Steiker

The John Marshall Law Review

No abstract provided.


Intruders At The Death House: Limiting Third-Party Intervention In Executive Clemency, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 567 (1997), Daryl M. Schumacher Jan 1997

Intruders At The Death House: Limiting Third-Party Intervention In Executive Clemency, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 567 (1997), Daryl M. Schumacher

The John Marshall Law Review

No abstract provided.