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Under Construction: The Past, Present, And Future Of Chapter 40, Nevada's Construction-Defect Laws, Stephen A. Davis 2016 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Under Construction: The Past, Present, And Future Of Chapter 40, Nevada's Construction-Defect Laws, Stephen A. Davis

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Virtual Politics And The 2000 Election: Does First Amendment Protection Extend To Political Speech On The Internet?, Amity Hough Farrar 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Virtual Politics And The 2000 Election: Does First Amendment Protection Extend To Political Speech On The Internet?, Amity Hough Farrar

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

No abstract provided.


The Constitution And Enforceable Natural Law, Karl Deuble 2016 St. John Fisher College

The Constitution And Enforceable Natural Law, Karl Deuble

The Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Research

No abstract provided.


The Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act At Twenty: Has Full Protection Made A Difference?, David E. Shipley 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

The Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act At Twenty: Has Full Protection Made A Difference?, David E. Shipley

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

No abstract provided.


Tom V. Innovative Home Systems, Llc, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 15 (Mar. 10, 2016), Adrienne Brantley 2016 Nevada Law Journal

Tom V. Innovative Home Systems, Llc, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 15 (Mar. 10, 2016), Adrienne Brantley

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determine that the decision of the State Contractors’ Board closing homeowners’ complaint and directing contractor to make repairs to residence was not a final decision resolving a contested case, as required to preclude a homeowner from relitigating whether contractor was required to have an electrical license. The Court also determine that genuine issues of material fact existed as to whether the contractor needed an electrical license and genuine issues of material fact existed as to whether the contractor completed its contractual obligations to homeowner.


Attorney’S Fees, Nominal Damages, And Section 1983 Litigation, Thomas A. Eaton, Michael Wells 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Attorney’S Fees, Nominal Damages, And Section 1983 Litigation, Thomas A. Eaton, Michael Wells

Scholarly Works

Can plaintiffs recover attorney’s fees under 42 U.S.C. § 1988 when they establish constitutional violations but recover only nominal damages or low compensatory damages? Some federal appellate courts have concluded that no fee, or a severely reduced fee, should be awarded in such circumstances. This position, which we call the “low award, low fee” approach, rests primarily on the Supreme Court’s 1992 opinion in Farrar v. Hobby.

We argue that a “low award, low fee” approach is misguided for two main reasons. First, the majority opinion in Farrar is fragmented and the factual record is opaque regarding ...


Criminal Procedure In Perspective, Kit Kinports 2016 Penn State Law

Criminal Procedure In Perspective, Kit Kinports

Kit Kinports

This Article attempts to situate the Supreme Court's constitutional criminal procedure jurisprudence in the academic debates surrounding the reasonable person standard, in particular, the extent to which objective standards should incorporate a particular individual's subjective characteristics. Analyzing the Supreme Court's search and seizure and confessions opinions, I find that the Court shifts opportunistically from case to case between subjective and objective tests, and between whose point of view - the police officer's or the defendant's - it views as controlling. Moreover, these deviations cannot be explained either by the principles the Court claims underlie the various constitutional ...


The 'Press,' Then & Now, Sonja R. West 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

The 'Press,' Then & Now, Sonja R. West

Scholarly Works

Does the First Amendment’s protection of freedom of “the press” simply mean that we all have the right to use mass communication technology to disseminate our speech? Or does it provide constitutional safeguards for a particular group of speakers who function as government watchdogs and citizen surrogates? This question defines the current debate over the Press Clause. The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, along with recent work by Michael McConnell and Eugene Volokh, suggests the answer is the former. This article pushes back on that view.

It starts by expanding the scope of the relevant historical evidence. Discussions ...


Plea Bargaining: Law After Lafler And Frye, Russell Covey 2015 Georgia State University College of Law

Plea Bargaining: Law After Lafler And Frye, Russell Covey

Russell D. Covey

In dissenting opinions in Lafler v. Cooper and Missouri v. Frye – two recent cases dealing with the application of the Sixth Amendment right to counsel to the plea bargaining process – Justice Scalia warned of the coming creation of a whole new field of constitutional criminal procedure: plea bargaining law. This symposium contribution assesses that prediction. It concludes that the Lafler and Frye cases do lay the groundwork for important, albeit incremental, expansion of constitutional protections to criminal defendants in the guilty plea process. In particular, it urges the extension of prosecutorial disclosure obligations to the guilty plea stage and increased ...


D.R. Horton, Inc. V. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct, 131 Nev., Adv. Op. 86 (October 29, 2015), Brandonn Grossman 2015 Nevada Law Journal

D.R. Horton, Inc. V. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct, 131 Nev., Adv. Op. 86 (October 29, 2015), Brandonn Grossman

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Nevada Supreme Court considered a Petitioner home builder’s petition for writ relief and appeal of a district court order granting Respondent HOA’s ex parte motion for a stay and enlargement of time for service pursuant to NRS 40.647(2)(b). Ruling on Petitioner’s two writ petitions, the Court held the district court’s grant of a stay was not in error and the NRCP 41(e) five-year limitation period was tolled under the Boren exception to NRCP 41(e). Accordingly, the Court denied both writ petitions.


Reclamos Por Demoras, Disrupción Y Aceleración En Proyectos De Construcción, Eric Franco Regjo 2015 Selected Works

Reclamos Por Demoras, Disrupción Y Aceleración En Proyectos De Construcción, Eric Franco Regjo

Eric Franco

Se desarrolla una explicación sobre la naturaleza y los conceptos principales con relación a reclamos por demoras, disrupción y aceleración en proyectos de construcción. El objetivo es mostrar que este tipo de reclamos son comunes en la industria de la construcción y que si bien no hay un amplio desarrollo legal sobre los mismos en Latinoamérica, sí lo hay en otras jurisdicciones cuya experiencia nos puede servir de guía. 
 
Dado que la gran mayoría de estos tipos de reclamos son resueltos por las partes mediante trato directo, los precedentes disponibles son sólo una pequeña muestra de la riqueza de los ...


Construyendo La Definición De Variaciones En El Contrato De Obra., Walter Vásquez Rebaza 2015 Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Construyendo La Definición De Variaciones En El Contrato De Obra., Walter Vásquez Rebaza

Walter Vásquez Rebaza

No abstract provided.


Formalism And Distrust: Foreign Affairs Law In The Roberts Court, Harlan G. Cohen 2015 University of Georgia

Formalism And Distrust: Foreign Affairs Law In The Roberts Court, Harlan G. Cohen

Scholarly Works

When it comes to foreign relations, the Roberts Court has trust issues. As far as the Court is concerned, everyone — the President, Congress, the lower courts, plaintiffs — has played hard and fast with the rules, taking advantage of the Court’s functionalist approaches to foreign affairs issues. This seems to be the message of the RobertsCourt foreign affairs law jurisprudence.

The Roberts Court has been active in foreign affairs law, deciding cases on the detention and trial of enemy combatants, foreign sovereign immunity, the domestic effect of treaties, the extraterritorial reach of federal statutes, the preemption of state laws, and ...


El Ius Variandi Del Comitente En Los Contratos De Obra Privada. Segunda Parte: ¿Qué Impacto Genera En La Etapa De Ejecución Contractual?, Walter Vásquez Rebaza 2015 Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

El Ius Variandi Del Comitente En Los Contratos De Obra Privada. Segunda Parte: ¿Qué Impacto Genera En La Etapa De Ejecución Contractual?, Walter Vásquez Rebaza

Walter Vásquez Rebaza

No abstract provided.


Presenter: Correcting A False Step: Rethinking The ‘Actual Expenses’ Affirmative Defense To The Texas Constructive Trust Fund Act, Wayne Barnes 2015 Texas A&M University School of Law

Presenter: Correcting A False Step: Rethinking The ‘Actual Expenses’ Affirmative Defense To The Texas Constructive Trust Fund Act, Wayne Barnes

Wayne R. Barnes

No abstract provided.


Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination And Segregation Through Physical Design Of The Built Environment, Sarah B. Schindler 2015 University of Maine School of Law

Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination And Segregation Through Physical Design Of The Built Environment, Sarah B. Schindler

Faculty Publications

The built environment is characterized by man-made physical features that make it difficult for certain individuals — often poor people and people of color — to access certain places. Bridges were designed to be so low that buses could not pass under them in order to prevent people of color from accessing a public beach. Walls, fences, and highways separate historically white neighborhoods from historically black ones. Wealthy communities have declined to be served by public transit so as to make it difficult for individuals from poorer areas to access their neighborhoods. Although the law has addressed the exclusionary impacts of racially ...


The Jury's Constitutional Judgment, Nathan Chapman 2015 University of Georgia

The Jury's Constitutional Judgment, Nathan Chapman

Scholarly Works

Despite the early American jury’s near-mythical role as a check on overreaching government agents, the contemporary jury’s role in constitutional adjudication remains opaque. Should the jury have the right to nullify criminal statutes on constitutional grounds? Should the jury apply constitutional doctrine in civil rights suits against government officers? Should courts of appeals defer to the jury’s application of constitutional law, or review it de novo?

This Article offers the first holistic analysis of the jury’s role in constitutional adjudication. It argues that the Constitution’s text, history, and structure strongly support the jury’s authority ...


Back To Class: Lessons From The Roberts Court Class Action Jurisprudence, Bernadette Bollas Genetin 2015 University of Akron School of Law

Back To Class: Lessons From The Roberts Court Class Action Jurisprudence, Bernadette Bollas Genetin

Con Law Center Articles and Publications

This symposium issue on The Class Action After a Decade of Roberts Court Decisions provides perspectives on how the class action has fared under persistent Supreme Court scrutiny. Over the past ten years, the Roberts Court has repeatedly returned to questions concerning class action litigation...This ten-year retrospective on the Roberts Court’s class action decisions provides a timely opportunity to reflect on the Supreme Court’s institutional role in construing the Federal Rules and in creating class action policy through decisions construing Rule 23...The contributors to this symposium focus on the Roberts Court class action decisions as a ...


Estimating The Cost Of An Article V Convention: State Constitutional Conventions In The 1960s And 1970s, Geoffrey Hersch 2014 Compact for America Educational Foundation, Inc.

Estimating The Cost Of An Article V Convention: State Constitutional Conventions In The 1960s And 1970s, Geoffrey Hersch

Geoffrey M Hersch

This paper provides available information regarding the cost and organization of state constitutional conventions during the 1960s and 1970s. Further, this paper uses that data to estimate the cost of different approaches to an Article V convention for proposing amendments.


El Ius Variandi Del Comitente En Los Contratos De Obra. Primera Parte: ¿Hasta Qué Punto Puede Ser Admitido?, Walter Vásquez Rebaza 2014 Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

El Ius Variandi Del Comitente En Los Contratos De Obra. Primera Parte: ¿Hasta Qué Punto Puede Ser Admitido?, Walter Vásquez Rebaza

Walter Vásquez Rebaza

Una de las situaciones más comunes y conflictivas en los contratos de obra contemporáneos es la estipulación del denominado ius variandi a favor del comitente. El presente artículo analiza de manera breve si semejante derecho puede ser admitido dentro de los parámetros del ordenamiento jurídico nacional.


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