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The Bayou Defense: Ten Steps To Club Doubles Dominance, Beau Brock 2009 Selected Works

The Bayou Defense: Ten Steps To Club Doubles Dominance, Beau Brock

Beau James Brock

This article is intended to help club players from 2.5 all the way to 4.5. The ideas expressed focus on court positioning and mental tennis tips which will lead to countless victories regardless of the partner you are playing with and regardless of the opponents you face.


The Boats Can Be Stopped, If War And Hunger Are Too, Fiona David 2009 Centre for International and Public Law, Australian National University

The Boats Can Be Stopped, If War And Hunger Are Too, Fiona David

Fiona David

No abstract provided.


Das Deliktphänomen "Tottreten", Daniel Heinke 2009 Institut für Polizei- und Sicherheitsforschung, HfÖV Bremen

Das Deliktphänomen "Tottreten", Daniel Heinke

Daniel H Heinke

Interdisciplinary research combining medico-legal, bio-mechanical and criminological aspects of assault through kicks against the victim's head or thorax and the resulting conclusions with regard to the legal question of the perpetrator's possible intent to kill.


Review Essay: Golden Rule Ethics And The Death Of The Criminal Law's Special Part, Stuart Green 2009 Rutgers Law School-Newark

Review Essay: Golden Rule Ethics And The Death Of The Criminal Law's Special Part, Stuart Green

Stuart Green

This brief review of Crime and Culpability: A Theory of Criminal Law, by Larry Alexander and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan, with Stephen Morse, focuses on the authors’ proposal that the Special Part of the criminal law, the part that identifies and defines specific offenses, be radically stripped down in a manner that is reminiscent of the Golden Rule of Ethics, which, they say, offers a “clear” and “concise” guide to living ethically. Rather than a long list of specific prohibited forms of conduct (“don’t murder,” “don’t rape,” “don’t commit theft,” and the like), they argue, the criminal law ...


Second Thoughts On Damages For Wrongful Convictions, Lawrence Rosenthal 2009 Chapman University School of Law

Second Thoughts On Damages For Wrongful Convictions, Lawrence Rosenthal

Lawrence Rosenthal

After the DNA-inspired wave of exonerations of recent years, there has been widespread support for expanding the damages remedies available to those who have been wrongfully accused or convicted. This article argues that the case for providing such compensation is deeply problematic under the justificatory theories usually advanced in support of either no-fault or fault-based liability. Although a regime of strict liability is sometimes thought justifiable to as a means of creating an economic incentive to scale back conduct thought highly likely to produce social losses, it is far from clear that the risk of error is so high in ...


Can Criminal Law Be Controlled?, Darryl Brown 2009 University of Virginia School of Law

Can Criminal Law Be Controlled?, Darryl Brown

Darryl K. Brown

This review of Douglas Husak's 2008 book, Overcriminalization: The Limits of the Criminal Law, summarizes and largely endorses Husak's normative argument about the indefensible expansiveness of much contemporary criminal liability. It then offers a skeptical (or pessimistic) argument about the possibilities for a normative theory such as Husak's to have much effect on criminal justice policy in light of the political barriers to reform.


Logical Incongruities In The Law Of Strict Liability Statutory Rape, chet palumbo 2009 Appalachian School of Law

Logical Incongruities In The Law Of Strict Liability Statutory Rape, Chet Palumbo

chet palumbo

No abstract provided.


Carnegie Corporation Of New York: Islam Scholars Program Carnegie Scholar 2010-2012, Intisar Rabb 2009 Boston College Law School

Carnegie Corporation Of New York: Islam Scholars Program Carnegie Scholar 2010-2012, Intisar Rabb

Intisar A. Rabb

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The Role Of Victims In The First Trial Of The International Criminal Court, Aldo Zammit Borda 2009 Trinity College Dublin

The Role Of Victims In The First Trial Of The International Criminal Court, Aldo Zammit Borda

Aldo Zammit Borda

The Rome Statute (RS) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a milestone for the role it accords to victims in international criminal proceedings. The provisions on victims’ participation in the RS system have been applied for the first time in the case of Mr Thomas Lubanga Dylio. This paper takes the view that a number of significant interlocutory pronouncements on victims’ participation have already been made by the ICC Pre-Trial, Trial and Appeals Chambers which, as such, deserve further analysis. The paper will firstly provide a brief overview of developments with regard to victims’ participation in the area of ...


Self-Reported False Confessions And False Guilty Pleas Among Offenders With Mental Illness, Allison Redlich, Alicia Summers, Steven Hoover 2009 University at Albany, SUNY

Self-Reported False Confessions And False Guilty Pleas Among Offenders With Mental Illness, Allison Redlich, Alicia Summers, Steven Hoover

Allison D Redlich

No abstract provided.


Section 4 Of The Hindu Succession Act Of 1956, Hari Priya 2009 NALSAR University of Law

Section 4 Of The Hindu Succession Act Of 1956, Hari Priya

Hari Priya

A brief write up in the form of a comprehensive article aiming to critically evaluate the Section 4 of the Hindu Succession Act of 1956. The law, as it stands amended, has not only brought about changes in the succession laws of Hindus, but has also paved the way for some positive modifications in the law of partition, alienation of property, inheritance and adoption, and the paper is an effort to evaluate this provision of the law.


Religious Freedom And Controlled Substances: A Legal Analysis, Howard M. Henderson 2009 Texas Southern University

Religious Freedom And Controlled Substances: A Legal Analysis, Howard M. Henderson

Howard M Henderson

No abstract provided.


The Requirement Of An Investigator In Public And Private Practice, Robert M. Sanger 2009 Santa Barbara College of Law

The Requirement Of An Investigator In Public And Private Practice, Robert M. Sanger

Robert M. Sanger

Trial lawyers do everything we can to avoid IAC and support the requirements of the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution which provides that the accused has a right to counsel -- counsel that is not only present but also effective. Under Ake v. Oklahoma , the United States Supreme Court stated that the right includes the right to have experts and investigators. Since Ake, there has been much litigation, particularly in capital cases, regarding the right to have the use of such experts to do an effective job.  

The California courts have made it clear that the right to the ...


The U.N. Security Council Ad Hoc Rwanda Tribunal: International Justice, Or Judicially-Constructed “Victor’S Impunity”?, C. Peter Erlinder 2009 William Mitchell College of Law

The U.N. Security Council Ad Hoc Rwanda Tribunal: International Justice, Or Judicially-Constructed “Victor’S Impunity”?, C. Peter Erlinder

C. Peter Erlinder

ABSTRACT The U.N. Security Council Ad Hoc Rwanda Tribunal: International Justice, or Juridically-Constructed “Victor’s Impunity”? Prof. Peter Erlinder [1] ________________________ “…if the Japanese had won the war, those of us who planned the fire-bombing of Tokyo would have been the war criminals….” [2] Robert S. McNamara, U.S. Secretary of State “…and so it goes…” [3] Billy Pilgrim (alter ego of an American prisoner of war, held in the cellar of a Dresden abattoir, who survived firebombing by his own troops, author Kurt Vonnegut Jr.) Introduction Unlike the postWW- II Tribunals, the U.N. Security Council tribunals for ...


Building The Infrastructure Of Anti-Trafficking: Information, Funding, Responses, Fiona M. David Ms 2009 Centre for International and Public Law, Australian National University

Building The Infrastructure Of Anti-Trafficking: Information, Funding, Responses, Fiona M. David Ms

Fiona David

No abstract provided.


When Individuals Seek Death At The Hands Of The Police: Analyzing The Legal And Policy Implications Of Suicide-By-Cop And Why Police Office Should Use Nonlethal Force In Dealing With Suicidal Suspects, Rahi Azizi 2009 University of California, Berkeley

When Individuals Seek Death At The Hands Of The Police: Analyzing The Legal And Policy Implications Of Suicide-By-Cop And Why Police Office Should Use Nonlethal Force In Dealing With Suicidal Suspects, Rahi Azizi

Rahi Azizi

The term “suicide-by-cop” refers to incidents in which a suicidal person intentionally goads the police into killing him because he is unwilling to take his own life. Many journalists have written newspaper articles on suicide-by-cop, but legal literature on this unique category of police killings remains scarce. This article hopes to change that. Part of my purpose is to examine suicide-by-cop from a sociological standpoint and determine its prevalence, particularly within lower income communities. But my purpose does not stop there. I make two principle arguments. First, suicide-by-cop poses a tangible threat of litigation to police departments. Because suicide-by-cop incidents ...


Evolving Away From Evolving Standards Of Decency, John F. Stinneford 2009 University of Florida Levin College of Law

Evolving Away From Evolving Standards Of Decency, John F. Stinneford

John F. Stinneford

No abstract provided.


The Three Errors: Pathways To False Confession And Wrongful Conviction, Richard A. Leo, Steven A. Drizin 2009 University of San Francisco

The Three Errors: Pathways To False Confession And Wrongful Conviction, Richard A. Leo, Steven A. Drizin

Richard A. Leo

Research has demonstrated that false confessors whose cases are not dismissed before trial are often convicted despite their innocence. In order to prevent such wrongful convictions, criminal justice officials must better understand the role that false confessions play in creating and perpetuating miscarriages of justice. This chapter examines police-induced false confessions and analyzes three sequential errors that occur in the social production of every false confession: investigators first misclassify an innocent person as guilty; they next subject him to a guilt-presumptive, accusatory interrogation that invariably involves lies about evidence and often the repeated use of implicit and/or explicit promises ...


Constitutional Entrenchment: Questions Of Legal Possibility And Moral Desirability In The United Kingdom, Hin-yan Liu 2009 University of London - King's College

Constitutional Entrenchment: Questions Of Legal Possibility And Moral Desirability In The United Kingdom, Hin-Yan Liu

Hin-Yan Liu

This Note seeks to revisit the possibility of entrenching legal provisions within the constitutional system of the United Kingdom (UK). The supremacy of parliament within the UK has traditionally meant that it is unable to bind its successors, thus frustrating legislative attempts at entrenchment. Three important commonwealth cases suggest a possibility of successful procedural entrenchment, but an essential difference — the supremacy of the UK parliament — is likely to prevent this transplant into the UK. The availability of European Community law supremacy hints at the possibility of legislative entrenchment but its boundaries have not been established. The Notes also discusses the ...


Forensic Science Evidence And Judicial Bias In Criminal Cases, Hon. Donald E. Shelton 2009 Eastern Michigan University

Forensic Science Evidence And Judicial Bias In Criminal Cases, Hon. Donald E. Shelton

Hon. Donald E. Shelton

Although DNA exonerations and the NAS report have raised serious questions about the validity of many traditional non-DNA forms of forensic science evidence, criminal court judges continue to admit virtually all prosecution-proferred expert testimony. It is is suggested that this is the result of a systemic pro-prosecution bias by judges that is reflected in admissibility decisions. These "attitudinal blinders" are especially prevalent in state criminal trial and appellate courts.


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