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"Sweet Childish Days": Using Developmental Psychology Research In Evaluating The Admissibility Of Out-Of-Court Statements By Young Children, Lynn McLain 2017 University of Maine School of Law

"Sweet Childish Days": Using Developmental Psychology Research In Evaluating The Admissibility Of Out-Of-Court Statements By Young Children, Lynn Mclain

Maine Law Review

Young children are frequently precluded from testifying at trial on the grounds of incompetency because they cannot answer questions about abstract concepts regarding “truth” and “lies.” In this situation, should the child’s earlier, out-of-court statements disclosing the abuse and identifying the abuser also be inadmissible? The stakes are huge. If young children cannot testify, and their out-of-court statements are precluded, they simply become safe prey, unprotected by the judicial system. The pivotal question becomes, are there procedures that can ensure fairness both to children and to their alleged abusers? This article argues that a child’s testimonial incapacity at ...


The Equal Rights Amendment: A Legal Assessment, Wilfred R. Caron 2017 St. John's University School of Law

The Equal Rights Amendment: A Legal Assessment, Wilfred R. Caron

The Catholic Lawyer

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Abortion And The Conscience Of The Nation, Ronald Reagan 2017 St. John's University School of Law

Abortion And The Conscience Of The Nation, Ronald Reagan

The Catholic Lawyer

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Humane Provisions For Aborted Human Remains, Patrick Monaghan 2017 St. John's University School of Law

Humane Provisions For Aborted Human Remains, Patrick Monaghan

The Catholic Lawyer

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Human Life Federalism Amendment - I. Legal Aspects, Professor John S. Noonan, University of California 2017 St. John's University School of Law

Human Life Federalism Amendment - I. Legal Aspects, Professor John S. Noonan, University Of California

The Catholic Lawyer

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Human Life Federalism Amendment - I. Legal Aspects, Dennis J. Horan, Esq. 2017 St. John's University School of Law

Human Life Federalism Amendment - I. Legal Aspects, Dennis J. Horan, Esq.

The Catholic Lawyer

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Human Life Federalism Amendment - I. Legal Aspects, Wilfred R. Caron, General Counsel, United States Catholic Conference 2017 St. John's University School of Law

Human Life Federalism Amendment - I. Legal Aspects, Wilfred R. Caron, General Counsel, United States Catholic Conference

The Catholic Lawyer

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The Loving Analogy: Race And The Early Same-Sex Marriage Debate, Samuel W D Walburn 2017 Purdue University

The Loving Analogy: Race And The Early Same-Sex Marriage Debate, Samuel W D Walburn

The Purdue Historian

In the early same-sex marriage debates advocates and opponents of marriage equality often relied upon comparing mixed-race marriage jurisprudence and the Loving v Virginia decision in order to conceptualize same-sex marriage cases. Liberal commentators relied upon the analogy between the Loving decision in order to carve out space for the protection of same-sex marriage rights. Conservative scholars, however, denounced the equal protection and due process claims that relied on the sameness of race and sexuality as inexact parallels. Finally, queer and black radicals called the goal of marriage equality into question by highlighting the white supremacist and heterosexist nature of ...


The Establishment Clause - The Expanding Definition Of Excessive Entanglement: Gilfillan V. City Of Philadelphia, Joseph J. Tesoriero 2017 St. John's University School of Law

The Establishment Clause - The Expanding Definition Of Excessive Entanglement: Gilfillan V. City Of Philadelphia, Joseph J. Tesoriero

The Catholic Lawyer

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Associations And The Constitution: Four Questions About Four Freedoms, Nelson Tebbe 2017 Brooklyn Law School

Associations And The Constitution: Four Questions About Four Freedoms, Nelson Tebbe

Nelson Tebbe

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Tinkering With Tinker: Applying A New Test To Peer On Peer Bullying In Social Media, January Turner 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Tinkering With Tinker: Applying A New Test To Peer On Peer Bullying In Social Media, January Turner

Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology

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Luther V. Borden: A Taney Court Mystery Solved, Louise Weinberg 2017 University of Texas Law School

Luther V. Borden: A Taney Court Mystery Solved, Louise Weinberg

Pace Law Review

It has not been generally remarked that Chief Justice Taney wrote surprisingly few of the Taney Court’s major opinions—those cases that tend to be anthologized and remembered by generalists. Those major cases which Taney did write are consistently about slavery (or states’ rights or state powers, which in Taney’s mind may have amounted to the same thing). There is a notable exception: Luther v. Borden—a case about the Guarantee Clause. This raises a question. Setting aside his opinions on slavery or states’ rights, what could have moved the author of Dred Scott, by consensus the worst ...


Critical Abortion Litigation, Dennis J. Hoaran, Hinshaw, Culbertson, Hobon & Fuller Chicago, Illinois 2017 St. John's University School of Law

Critical Abortion Litigation, Dennis J. Hoaran, Hinshaw, Culbertson, Hobon & Fuller Chicago, Illinois

The Catholic Lawyer

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Photography And The Right To Privacy: The French And American Approaches, W. J. Wagner 2017 St. John's University School of Law

Photography And The Right To Privacy: The French And American Approaches, W. J. Wagner

The Catholic Lawyer

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National Origin Discrimination Against Americans Of Southern And Eastern European Ancestry: A Review Of The Legal History And Judicial Interpretations, Rachel Rossoni Munafo 2017 St. John's University School of Law

National Origin Discrimination Against Americans Of Southern And Eastern European Ancestry: A Review Of The Legal History And Judicial Interpretations, Rachel Rossoni Munafo

The Catholic Lawyer

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Of Carrots And Sticks: General Jurisdiction And Genuine Consent, Craig Sanders 2017 Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Of Carrots And Sticks: General Jurisdiction And Genuine Consent, Craig Sanders

Northwestern University Law Review

The United States Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman changed how the courts will determine whether companies should be subject to general personal jurisdiction. In 1945, Pennoyer v. Neff’s geographical fixation gave way to International Shoe Co. v. Washington, which provided a test for courts to determine whether corporations had sufficient contact with a forum to meet the bar for personal jurisdiction there. Specific jurisdiction requires “minimum contacts,” provided the action is satisfactorily related to the forum. However, to be subject to general jurisdiction, a corporation must possess more than just “minimum contacts,” and claimants ...


Federal Habeas Review Of State Court Convictions: Incoherent Law But An Essential Right, Lynn Adelman 2017 University of Maine School of Law

Federal Habeas Review Of State Court Convictions: Incoherent Law But An Essential Right, Lynn Adelman

Maine Law Review

I thank the editors of the Maine Law Review for the opportunity to participate in a discussion about the present state of post-conviction review of criminal convictions. This discussion is important and timely both because the quality of the procedures by which state prisoners can obtain post-conviction review varies greatly from state to state and because state prisoners who seek federal court review of their constitutional claims by petitioning for a writ of habeas corpus face many obstacles. As a federal district judge, my experience is primarily with the later problem. Thus, in this article, I will offer a few ...


Dissenting From History: The False Narratives Of The Obergefell Dissents, Christopher R. Leslie 2017 University of California - Irvine

Dissenting From History: The False Narratives Of The Obergefell Dissents, Christopher R. Leslie

Indiana Law Journal

According to a quote attributed to numerous philosophers and political leaders, “History is written by victors.”1 In the legal battle over same-sex marriage, those opposed to marriage equality have attempted to disprove this age-old adage. In response to the majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges—which held that state laws banning same-sex marriage violate the Fourteenth Amendment—each of the four dissenting Justices issued his own dissenting opinion. Every one of these dissents misrepresented the circumstances and precedent leading up to the Obergefell decision. Collectively, the Obergefell dissenters have valiantly tried to rewrite America’s legal, constitutional, and social ...


Pushing The Limits: Reining In Ohio's Residency Restrictions For Sex Offenders, Taurean J. Shattuck 2017 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Pushing The Limits: Reining In Ohio's Residency Restrictions For Sex Offenders, Taurean J. Shattuck

Cleveland State Law Review

The danger to children posed by convicted sex offenders living near schools, parks, and bus stops has been greatly exaggerated by the media. In turn, many state legislatures have attempted to find solutions to this perceived problem, imposing sanctions that seem to keep the "problem" at bay. A relatively new approach prevents those convicted of sex crimes from living within a certain distance of places where children congregate. Ohio is one of the states that has adopted this approach. The problem with this approach, however, is that imposing such restrictions on all individuals convicted of certain crimes imposes barriers to ...


Undue Process: A Father's Proprietary Interest In An Embryo And Its Clash With Casey, Anthony Jose Sirven 2017 University of Florida Levin College of Law

Undue Process: A Father's Proprietary Interest In An Embryo And Its Clash With Casey, Anthony Jose Sirven

Florida Law Review

In Planned Parenthood of Missouri v. Danforth and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, the United States Supreme Court respectively held that it is unconstitutional to require a mother to seek consent from or to notify the father before she has an abortion. Fathers thus lost consent and notification rights. However, courts have recently begun to recognize a property interest in human embryos. This legal trend—resulting from the widespread use of assisted reproductive technology—could allow fathers to claim that the abortion of their unborn children violates the Due Process Clause, which protects people from being deprived of ...


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