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Malfitano V. County Of Storey, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 40 (June 29, 2017), Brent Resh 2017 Nevada Law Journal

Malfitano V. County Of Storey, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 40 (June 29, 2017), Brent Resh

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The term “satisfactory”, as used in county code providing for liquor licensing, was not unconstitutionally vague where the provision was not related to any civil or criminal penalty. Additionally, Respondents did not violate Appellant’s due process rights by denying his application for a liquor license because Appellant had no cognizable property interest in or entitlement to the license. Finally, Appellant’s equal protection rights were not violated because Respondents had a rational basis for denying Appellant’s application.


Motivating Constitutional Compliance, Erica Hashimoto 2017 University of Florida Levin College of Law

Motivating Constitutional Compliance, Erica Hashimoto

Florida Law Review

Some constitutional rights of criminal defendants lend themselves to systematic violations at the trial level. In particular, state officials may gravitate toward such violations when (1) the nature of the relevant right renders violations difficult to detect at the trial level, and (2) constitutional compliance imposes especially high costs. For rights with those two characteristics, a trial-level remedy may not adequately protect the right, and a robust appellate remedy may be necessary to provide an adequate incentive for constitutional compliance. But because the Court has not considered the importance of deterring constitutional violations outside of the exclusionary rule context, it ...


The Role Of Law In Educational Decision Making - A Symposium - Introduction, Donald W. Dowd 2017 Selected Works

The Role Of Law In Educational Decision Making - A Symposium - Introduction, Donald W. Dowd

Donald W. Dowd

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The Role Of Law In Educational Decision Making, John H. Vanderzell, Donald W. Dowd, Matthew W. Finkin, Mark R. Shedd 2017 Selected Works

The Role Of Law In Educational Decision Making, John H. Vanderzell, Donald W. Dowd, Matthew W. Finkin, Mark R. Shedd

Donald W. Dowd

No abstract provided.


The Press, Privacy, And Public Figures - A Symposium - Introduction, Donald W. Dowd 2017 Selected Works

The Press, Privacy, And Public Figures - A Symposium - Introduction, Donald W. Dowd

Donald W. Dowd

No abstract provided.


Symposium On A Free Press And A Fair Trial - Introduction, Donald W. Dowd 2017 Selected Works

Symposium On A Free Press And A Fair Trial - Introduction, Donald W. Dowd

Donald W. Dowd

No abstract provided.


Prisoner's Rights And The Correctional Scheme: The Legal Controversy And Problems Of Implementation - A Symposium - Introduction, Donald W. Dowd 2017 Selected Works

Prisoner's Rights And The Correctional Scheme: The Legal Controversy And Problems Of Implementation - A Symposium - Introduction, Donald W. Dowd

Donald W. Dowd

No abstract provided.


Skyjacking: Problems And Potential Solutions - Introduction, Donald W. Dowd 2017 Selected Works

Skyjacking: Problems And Potential Solutions - Introduction, Donald W. Dowd

Donald W. Dowd

No abstract provided.


Trapped To Confess: State V. Gray And Arizona’S Outlier Entrapment Statute, Venus Chui 2017 Boston College Law School

Trapped To Confess: State V. Gray And Arizona’S Outlier Entrapment Statute, Venus Chui

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice

On June 20, 2016, in State v. Gray, the Arizona Supreme Court held that for a defendant to invoke the defense of entrapment, he or she must affirmatively admit each element of the crime. The case emerged after Maverick Gray was arrested and charged for selling cocaine to an undercover police officer, and raised the entrapment defense at trial without disputing the government’s evidence of his guilt. The court explained that simply choosing not to challenge the evidence does not rise to the level of an affirmative admission. The dissent persuasively argued that Arizona’s entrapment statute is draconian ...


The Limits Of Executive Clemency: How The Virginia Supreme Court Blocked The Restoration Of Felons’ Political Rights In Howell V. Mcauliffe, Alexander Pringle 2017 Boston College Law School

The Limits Of Executive Clemency: How The Virginia Supreme Court Blocked The Restoration Of Felons’ Political Rights In Howell V. Mcauliffe, Alexander Pringle

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice

On July 22, 2016, the Supreme Court of Virginia found Virginia Governor Terence McAuliffe’s actions restoring full political rights to 206,000 Virginians convicted of a felony unconstitutional. At the same time, the court issued a writ of mandamus ordering Commonwealth officials to remove these convicted felons from the voting rolls and return their names to the list of prohibited voters. Governor McAuliffe had restored the political rights of these released felons en masse, via a single Executive Order on April 22, 2016, eschewing the typical case-by-case review process for restoration of voting rights. The majority in the case ...


Identity Crisis: Veasey V. Abbott And The Unconstitutionality Of Texas Voter Id Law Sb 14, Mary Kate Sexton 2017 Boston College Law School

Identity Crisis: Veasey V. Abbott And The Unconstitutionality Of Texas Voter Id Law Sb 14, Mary Kate Sexton

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice

In July 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reheard en banc its own three-judge panel decision ruling that Texas Senate Bill 14 (SB 14), a law requiring individuals to present a form of photo identification in order to vote, was unconstitutional in violation of the First and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The en banc Fifth Circuit reversed the District Court for the Southern District of Texas’s decision that SB 14 violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The en banc Fifth Circuit ...


Revisiting The Application Of Section 7 Of The Charter In Immigration And Refugee Protection, Gerald Heckman 2017 University of Manitoba School of Law

Revisiting The Application Of Section 7 Of The Charter In Immigration And Refugee Protection, Gerald Heckman

Gerald Heckman

The Supreme Court of Canada’s current approach to the application of s. 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in the immigration and refugee protection context is inconsistent with its approach to s. 7 engagement in other legal regimes. No principled and transparent reasons have yet been offered to justify this discrepancy. Liberty is engaged in removal proceedings under IRPA because this statute effectively establishes an administrative regime to control non-citizens in large measure through the threat of their forced removal from Canada and exposes them to the possibility of detention in order to carry out this threat ...


The Death Penalty In The Twenty-First Century , Stephen B. Bright, Edward Chikofsky, Laurie Ekstrand, Harriet C. Ganson, Paul D. Kamenar, Robert E. Morin, William G. Otis, Jasmin Raskin, Ira P. Robbins, Diann Rust-Tierney, Charles F. Shilling, Andrew L. Sooner, Ronald J. Rabak, David V. Drehle, James Wootton 2017 Selected Works

The Death Penalty In The Twenty-First Century , Stephen B. Bright, Edward Chikofsky, Laurie Ekstrand, Harriet C. Ganson, Paul D. Kamenar, Robert E. Morin, William G. Otis, Jasmin Raskin, Ira P. Robbins, Diann Rust-Tierney, Charles F. Shilling, Andrew L. Sooner, Ronald J. Rabak, David V. Drehle, James Wootton

Jamin Raskin

No abstract provided.


Holding Supporters Of Terrorism Accountable: The Exercise Of General Jurisdiction Over The Pa And Plo In A Post-Daimler Framework, Mark D. Christopher 2017 University of Georgia School of Law

Holding Supporters Of Terrorism Accountable: The Exercise Of General Jurisdiction Over The Pa And Plo In A Post-Daimler Framework, Mark D. Christopher

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Pimentel V. State, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 31 (June 22, 2017), Ping Chang 2017 Nevada Law Journal

Pimentel V. State, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 31 (June 22, 2017), Ping Chang

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined that (1) the challenge-to-fight theory under NRS 200.450 is not vague and overbroad, (2) all bench conferences must be recorded in criminal trials, (3) self-defense is not available as a defense in a violation of NRS 200.450, and (4) an expert witness cannot impeach defendant’s testimony with statements defendant made during court-ordered psychiatric evaluation.


Nationstar Mortg. V. Sfr Invs. Pool 1, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 34 (June 22, 2017), Elise Conlin 2017 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Nationstar Mortg. V. Sfr Invs. Pool 1, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 34 (June 22, 2017), Elise Conlin

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court held that a servicer of a loan that is owned by a regulated entity does have standing to raise claims on behalf of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. If a party argues that federal law preempts state law when a case is properly before the court, then the court has authority to determine that issue.


Bertsch V. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 33, (June 22, 2017), Sydney Campau 2017 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Bertsch V. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 33, (June 22, 2017), Sydney Campau

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

To sue a court-appointed master who has quasi-judicial immunity, an individual must seek leave of the appointing court. This includes court-appointed forensic accountants who were acting within the scope of their duties.


For Legal Principles, Mitchell N. Berman 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School

For Legal Principles, Mitchell N. Berman

Faculty Scholarship

Most legal thinkers believe that legal rules and legal principles are meaningfully distinguished. Many jurists may have no very precise distinction in mind, and those who do might not all agree. But it is widely believed that legal norms come in different logical types, and that one difference is reasonably well captured by a nomenclature that distinguishes “rules” from “principles.” Larry Alexander is the foremost challenger to this bit of legal-theoretic orthodoxy. In several articles, but especially in “Against Legal Principles,” an influential article co-authored with Ken Kress two decades ago, Alexander has argued that legal principles cannot exist.

In ...


The Boundaries Of Partisan Gerrymandering, John M. Greabe 2017 University of New Hampshire School of Law

The Boundaries Of Partisan Gerrymandering, John M. Greabe

Legal Scholarship

[Excerpt] “In my most recent column, I expressed concern about the effectiveness of the constitutional decision rules that currently govern gerrymandering – the redrawing of electoral districts in a manner that favors the incumbent majority at the expense of those out of power.

Briefly, the Constitution has not been interpreted to prohibit redistricting with an eye toward advancing the interests of the political party in power. But it has been interpreted to bar legislators from redistricting on racial grounds – at least in most circumstances.

The problem is that voters from certain racial groups tend to vote overwhelmingly for a single party ...


Brief Of Federal Courts Scholars As Amici Curiae In Support Of The Petitioner, Willaim Araiza, Howard M. Wasserman, Lawrence Sager, Stephen I. Vladeck, Ernest A. Young 2017 Duke Law School

Brief Of Federal Courts Scholars As Amici Curiae In Support Of The Petitioner, Willaim Araiza, Howard M. Wasserman, Lawrence Sager, Stephen I. Vladeck, Ernest A. Young

Howard M Wasserman

No abstract provided.


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