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From Baby M To Baby M(Anji): Regulating International Surrogacy Agreements, yehezkel Margalit 2016 SelectedWorks

From Baby M To Baby M(Anji): Regulating International Surrogacy Agreements, Yehezkel Margalit

Hezi Margalit

In 1985, when Kim Cotton became Britain’s first commercial surrogate mother, Europe was exposed to the issue of surrogacy for the first time on a large scale. Three years later, in 1988, the famous case of Baby M drew the attention of the American public to surrogacy as well. These two cases implicated fundamental ethical and legal issues regarding domestic surrogacy and triggered a fierce debate about motherhood, child-bearing, and the relationship between procreation, science and commerce. These two cases exemplified the debate regarding domestic surrogacy - a debate that has now been raging for decades. Contrary to the well-known ...


Bridging The Gap Between Intent And Status: A New Framework For Modern Parentage, yehezkel Margalit 2016 SelectedWorks

Bridging The Gap Between Intent And Status: A New Framework For Modern Parentage, Yehezkel Margalit

Hezi Margalit

The last few decades have witnessed dramatic changes in the conceptualization and methodologies of determining legal parentage in the U.S. and other countries in the western world. Through various sociological shifts, growing social openness and bio-medical innovations, the traditional definitions of family and parenthood have been dramatically transformed. This transformation has led to an acute and urgent need for legal and social frameworks to regulate the process of determining legal parentage. Moreover, instead of progressing in a piecemeal, ad-hoc manner, the framework for determining legal parentage should be comprehensive. Only a comprehensive solution will address the differing needs of ...


Scarce Medical Resources – Parenthood At Every Age, In Every Case And Subsidized By The State?, yehezkel Margalit 2015 SelectedWorks

Scarce Medical Resources – Parenthood At Every Age, In Every Case And Subsidized By The State?, Yehezkel Margalit

Hezi Margalit

The dilemma of scarce medical resources is deeply rooted in the ancient mankind history, but it has been accelerated in the modern era with the appearance of the bio-medical innovations. This acute dilemma is relevant to all the western developed states, include Israel. Nevertheless, in one field there is the notion that Israel has unlimited medical resources – the fulfillment of its citizen's procreation and parenthood rights. Thus, for sociological, demographical, religious and security reasons the State of Israel invests a vast amount of money to develop and use the various fertility treatments. Israel, today, has the highest per capita ...


El Reconocimiento De Paternidad Es Revocable Si Fue Hecho Bajo Engaño.A Propósito De La Casación Que Se Aparta Del Artículo 395 Del Código Civil, Abelardo De La Cruz Chalán Derecho 2015 Universidad Nacional de Cajamarca

El Reconocimiento De Paternidad Es Revocable Si Fue Hecho Bajo Engaño.A Propósito De La Casación Que Se Aparta Del Artículo 395 Del Código Civil, Abelardo De La Cruz Chalán Derecho

Abelardo De La Cruz Chalán

En el presente trabajo se da algunos alcances sobre la impugnación de reconocimiento de paternidad extramatrimonial; asimismo un breve enfoque del tratamiento de la irrevocabilidad del reconocimiento en el Derecho Civil comparado (Argentina y Chile); el derecho a la identidad según el TC (Tribunal Constitucional) y, además, el estudio de la decisión de la Sala Civil Transitoria de la República sobre impugnación de reconocimiento de paternidad extramatrimonial.


"Home Rule" Vs. "Dillon's Rule" For Washington Cities, Hugh Spitzer 2015 Seattle University School of Law

"Home Rule" Vs. "Dillon's Rule" For Washington Cities, Hugh Spitzer

Seattle University Law Review

This Article focuses on the tension between the late-nineteenth century “Dillon’s Rule” limiting city powers, and the “home rule” approach that gained traction in the early and mid-twentieth century. Washington’s constitution allows cities to exercise all the police powers possessed by the state government, so long as local regulations do not conflict with general laws. The constitution also vests charter cities with control over their form of government. But all city powers are subject to “general laws” adopted by the legislature. Further, judicial rulings on city powers to provide public services have fluctuated, ranging from decisions citing the ...


Cross-Racial Misidentification: A Call To Action In Washington State And Beyond, Taki V, Flevaris, Ellie F. Chapman 2015 Seattle University School of Law

Cross-Racial Misidentification: A Call To Action In Washington State And Beyond, Taki V, Flevaris, Ellie F. Chapman

Seattle University Law Review

Research indicates eyewitness identifications are incorrect approximately one-third of the time in criminal investigations. For years, this phenomenon has significantly contributed to wrongful convictions all over the country, including in Washington State. But jurors, attorneys, and police remain unaware of the nature and extent of the problem and continue to give undue weight to eyewitness evidence. Experts have estimated that approximately 5,000–10,000 felony convictions in the United States each year are wrongful, and research suggests that approximately 75% of wrongful convictions involve eyewitness misidentification. The phenomenon of eyewitness misidentification is also amplified and most troublesome in the ...


A Presumption Of Disclosure: Towards Greater Transparency In Asylum Proceedings, Rose Linton 2015 Seattle University School of Law

A Presumption Of Disclosure: Towards Greater Transparency In Asylum Proceedings, Rose Linton

Seattle University Law Review

Every day, Asylum Officers (AOs) and Immigration Judges (IJs) hear cases to determine if the asylum seeker has a genuine claim to protection under the Refugee Act, which prohibits returning a refugee to a country where her life or freedom is threatened due to race, religion, political opinion, nationality, or membership in a particular social group. AOs and IJs are aware that their decision may mean life or death for an asylum seeker. They are also aware that false claims are “distressingly common,” that unscrupulous attorneys and unauthorized practitioners of immigration law have perpetrated fraudulent asylum schemes, and that granting ...


Unheard Victims: Extending Victims’ Rights To The Civil Commitment Proceedings Of Sexually Violent Predators In Washington State, Mercedes M. Donchez 2015 Seattle University

Unheard Victims: Extending Victims’ Rights To The Civil Commitment Proceedings Of Sexually Violent Predators In Washington State, Mercedes M. Donchez

Mercedes M Donchez

No abstract provided.


Modos De Extinción De La Propiedad, Ronald Benjamin Jallurana Añamuro 2015 UNAP

Modos De Extinción De La Propiedad, Ronald Benjamin Jallurana Añamuro

RONALD BENJAMIN Jallurana Añamuro

De acuerdo al C. C. (art. 968) la propiedad se extingue por: 1. Adquisición del bien por otra persona. 2. Destrucción o pérdida total o consumo del bien. 3. Expropiación. 4. Abandono del bien durante veinte años, en cuyo caso pasa el predio al dominio del estado.


La Manifestación De Voluntad, Ronald Benjamin Jallurana Añamuro 2015 UNAP

La Manifestación De Voluntad, Ronald Benjamin Jallurana Añamuro

RONALD BENJAMIN Jallurana Añamuro

Dilema referente a la manifestación de voluntad...


Defensa Posesoria Extrajudicial ¿El Artículo 920°, 921° Del C. C. Y El Artículo 603° Del C. P. C. Es Suficiente?, Ronald Benjamin Jallurana Añamuro 2015 UNAP

Defensa Posesoria Extrajudicial ¿El Artículo 920°, 921° Del C. C. Y El Artículo 603° Del C. P. C. Es Suficiente?, Ronald Benjamin Jallurana Añamuro

RONALD BENJAMIN Jallurana Añamuro

En rigor, es necesario delinear la naturaleza jurídica de la posesión para fortalecer la defensa posesoria extrajudicial.


The Convention On Contracts For The International Sale Of Goods And The General Conditions For The Sale Of Goods, H. Lalla Shishkevish 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

The Convention On Contracts For The International Sale Of Goods And The General Conditions For The Sale Of Goods, H. Lalla Shishkevish

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Handelsrätt Och Internationell Privat- Och Processrätt, Ulf Maunsbach 2015 Lund University, Faculty of Law

Handelsrätt Och Internationell Privat- Och Processrätt, Ulf Maunsbach

Ulf Maunsbach

No abstract provided.


Government Duty To Protect: Post-Deshaney Developments, Erwin Chemerinsky 2015 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Government Duty To Protect: Post-Deshaney Developments, Erwin Chemerinsky

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Newsroom: A New Voice For Access To Justice, Roger Williams University School of Law 2015 Roger Williams University

Newsroom: A New Voice For Access To Justice, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Prescripción E Ineficacia Representativa, Ricardo Geldres Campos 2015 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

Prescripción E Ineficacia Representativa, Ricardo Geldres Campos

Ricardo Geldres Campos

No abstract provided.


Civil And Common Law: A Historical Analysis Of Colonial And Postcolonial Canada, Patrick S. Stroud 2015 Wabash College

Civil And Common Law: A Historical Analysis Of Colonial And Postcolonial Canada, Patrick S. Stroud

Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research

Legal historians divide European law into two principal families: common law (British law) and civil law (continental European law). Common law judges favor cases; courts “discover” law on a case-by-case basis and those cases make precedents for future ruling. Civil law courts favor codes; courts compare cases to existing laws and those laws control judges’ rulings. The two rarely interact, save one prominent example: Canada. British common law supposedly superseded French legal traditions in colonial Canada. But is history so binary? Did British common law truly “conquer” French civil law? Through analysis of Canadian legal history, this article demonstrates how ...


Duty To Defend And The Rule Of Law, Gregory F. Zoeller 2015 Indiana Attorney General

Duty To Defend And The Rule Of Law, Gregory F. Zoeller

Indiana Law Journal

This Article challenges Eric Holder’s and William Pryor’s views and explains the proper role of a state attorney general when a party challenges a state statute. In short, an attorney general owes the state and its citizens, as sovereign, a duty to defend its statutes against constitutional attack except when controlling precedent so overwhelmingly shows that the statute is unconstitutional that no good-faith argument can be made in its defense. To exercise discretion more broadly, and selectively to pick and choose which statutes to defend, only erodes the rule of law. (introduction)


Can Judges Make Reliable Numeric Judgments? Distorted Damages And Skewed Sentences, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Andrew J. Wistrich, Chris Guthrie 2015 Cornell University Law School

Can Judges Make Reliable Numeric Judgments? Distorted Damages And Skewed Sentences, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Andrew J. Wistrich, Chris Guthrie

Indiana Law Journal

In a series of studies involving over six hundred trial judges in three countries, we demonstrate that trial judges’ civil damage awards and criminal sentences are subject to influences that make them erratic. We found that the presence of misleading numeric reference points (or “anchors”) affected judges’ decisions in a series of hypothetical cases. Specifically, judges imposed shorter sentences when assigning sentences in months rather than in years; awarded higher amounts of compensatory damages when informed of a cap on damage awards; imposed different sentences depending upon the sequence in which criminal cases were presented to them; and were influenced ...


Nailing Down The Deadlines: A Modified Peremption Scheme For Claims Against Design Professionals, Alex T. Robertson 2015 Louisiana State University Law Center

Nailing Down The Deadlines: A Modified Peremption Scheme For Claims Against Design Professionals, Alex T. Robertson

Alex T Robertson

In Louisiana construction cases, the timeliness of a third party claim for indemnity is contingent on both the profession of the defendant and where the plaintiff files the suit.[1] This moving target effect has roots in Louisiana’s adoption of a single peremptive statute for construction cases in lieu of the previously controlling liberative prescription statutes.[2] Louisiana instituted peremption to create a shorter and fixed period of time for the possibility of a design professional to be sued from a design, which has several positive consequences--judicial efficiency, higher quality of evidence in construction cases, positive economic impact and ...


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