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Arrests As Regulation, Eisha Jain 2015 Georgetown University Law Center

Arrests As Regulation, Eisha Jain

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

For some arrested individuals, the most important consequences of their arrest arise outside the criminal justice system. Arrests alone—regardless of whether they result in conviction—can lead to a range of consequences, including deportation, eviction, license suspension, custody disruption, or adverse employment actions. But even as courts, scholars, and others have drawn needed attention to the civil consequences of criminal convictions, they have paid relatively little attention to the consequences of arrests in their own right. This article aims to fill that gap by providing an account of how arrests are systemically used outside the criminal justice system. Noncriminal ...


Section 1983 Cases In The October 2004 Term, Martin A. Schwartz 2014 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Section 1983 Cases In The October 2004 Term, Martin A. Schwartz

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Attorney Liability In Lien Enforcement: The Untapped Potential Of The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Adam Deutsch 2014 SelectedWorks

Attorney Liability In Lien Enforcement: The Untapped Potential Of The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Adam Deutsch

Adam Deutsch

Consumer debt in the United States is valued at $11.4 trillion and an estimated 77 million individual consumers have a debt in default collection status. Debt collection is a fast growing industry troubled by unscrupulous behavior by collectors. In the second half of 2013 the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau received more than 30,000 complaints of abusive behavior by debt collectors. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act enacted by Congress in 1977 provides guidelines to limit abusive collection practices and created a private right of action for consumer victims. This article explores the powerfully broad but underutilized strict liability ...


How Should The Law Treat Roommate Relationships? A Tale Of Two Cases, Tim Iglesias 2014 University of San Francisco

How Should The Law Treat Roommate Relationships? A Tale Of Two Cases, Tim Iglesias

Tim Iglesias

The law of roommates is an important but underdeveloped area of landlord-tenant law. Two recent cases, Fair Hous. Council v. Roommate.com, 666 F.3d 1216 (9th Cir. 2012) and Mercury Cas. Co. v. Chu, 229 CA4th 1432 (2014), offer contrasting approaches. This article explores the issues, reviews the cases and favors the Mercury court's approach.


The Promises And Pitfalls Of Micro-Housing, Tim Iglesias 2014 University of San Francisco

The Promises And Pitfalls Of Micro-Housing, Tim Iglesias

Tim Iglesias

This is a primer on the new and growing phenomenon of micro-housing. It defines micro-housing, discusses policy arguments and outlines regulatory issues.


How Are Local Governments Responding To Student Rental Problems In University Towns In The United States, Canada, And England?, Jack S. Frierson 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

How Are Local Governments Responding To Student Rental Problems In University Towns In The United States, Canada, And England?, Jack S. Frierson

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


A Tightrope Over Both Your Houses: Ensuring Party Participation And Preserving Mediation's Core Values In Foreclosure Mediation, Heather Scheiwe Kulp 2014 Pepperdine University

A Tightrope Over Both Your Houses: Ensuring Party Participation And Preserving Mediation's Core Values In Foreclosure Mediation, Heather Scheiwe Kulp

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

The article focuses on the laws made for regulating the party's participation in preserving the principles of mediation for the resolution of disputes related to the foreclosure crisis. Topics discussed include the impact of the foreclosure crisis on the housing and domestic markets, the impact of foreclosures on the sales and price value of the houses and the impact of the foreclosure crisis on the economic conditions of the local communities.


Dwelling Together: Using Cooperative Housing To Abate The Affordable Housing Shortage In Canada And The United States, Jennifer Cohoon McScotts 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Dwelling Together: Using Cooperative Housing To Abate The Affordable Housing Shortage In Canada And The United States, Jennifer Cohoon Mcscotts

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


A Comparative Analysis Of Unconscious And Institutional Discrimination In The United States And Britain, Leland Ware 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

A Comparative Analysis Of Unconscious And Institutional Discrimination In The United States And Britain, Leland Ware

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Encouraging Cooperation: Harmonizing The Battle Of Association And Mortgagee Lien Priority In America’S Common Interest Communities, Christian J. Bromley 2014 SelectedWorks

Encouraging Cooperation: Harmonizing The Battle Of Association And Mortgagee Lien Priority In America’S Common Interest Communities, Christian J. Bromley

Christian J Bromley

As the United States grappled with millions of foreclosures in recent years, the delinquency of mortgage and community association payments threatened the sustainability of over 300,000 common interest communities that house 63.4 million Americans. When owners of residential property fall behind on mortgage and association assessments, a battle for lien priority emerges between the associations and mortgagees. Each respectively holds a lien on the property to secure the debt owed to them, but it is the priority of these liens that determines the amount the lienholder recovers from a foreclosure sale.

There is no uniform approach to priority ...


Summary Of Wood V. Germann, 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 58, Ryan Becklean 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Summary Of Wood V. Germann, 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 58, Ryan Becklean

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined one issue: (1) the legal effect of a loan assignment from a homeowner’s original lender to a subsequent purchaser when that assignment violates the terms of the original lender and subsequent purchaser’s Pooling and Servicing Agreement (PSA). More specifically, the court decided whether a loan assignment that is executed after the closing date renders the assignment void and ineffective to transfer ownership of the homeowner’s loan.


The Price Of Crisis: Eminent Domain, Local Governments, And The Value Of Underwater Mortgages, Raymond H. Brescia, Nicholas Martin 2014 SelectedWorks

The Price Of Crisis: Eminent Domain, Local Governments, And The Value Of Underwater Mortgages, Raymond H. Brescia, Nicholas Martin

Raymond H Brescia

In response to the lingering fallout from the Financial Crisis of 2008, local governments have begun to explore whether it is wise and legal to use the power of eminent domain to seize distressed home mortgages. This Article attempts to situate this approach to such mortgages within the larger economic, legal and policy context and asks three key questions. First, are local governments appropriate actors to address the lingering problem of underwater mortgages? Second, assuming they are appropriate actors to address this problem, how should localities and, if necessary, courts, value underwater mortgages in the context of condemnation proceedings: i ...


The Threat To Interest-Free Home Financing: The Problem Of State Governments' Prohibition Of Islamic-Compliant Financing Agreements, Matt Anderson 2014 Hamline University

The Threat To Interest-Free Home Financing: The Problem Of State Governments' Prohibition Of Islamic-Compliant Financing Agreements, Matt Anderson

Hamline Law Review

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At Forty-Five Years Old The Obligation To Affirmatively Further Fair Housing Gets A Face-Lift, But Will It Integrate America’S Cities?, Jonathan J. Sheffield Jr. 2014 Loyola University Chicago

At Forty-Five Years Old The Obligation To Affirmatively Further Fair Housing Gets A Face-Lift, But Will It Integrate America’S Cities?, Jonathan J. Sheffield Jr.

Social Justice

In July 2013 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a draft rule in order to improve implementation of the 1968 Fair Housing Act’s mandate to address segregated housing patterns. HUD’s 2013 proposed rule replaces its 1995 regulation under Section 3608(e) of the Fair Housing Act, which requires HUD and its grantees to act "affirmatively to further fair housing" (AFFH). This obligation has been in place for over forty-five years and it extends to other federal agencies that administer housing programs. Yet segregated communities persist in cities all across America, leaving large segments ...


The Use Of Tenant Screening Reports And Tenant Blacklisting—2014, Gerald Lebovits 2014 SelectedWorks

The Use Of Tenant Screening Reports And Tenant Blacklisting—2014, Gerald Lebovits

Gerald Lebovits

No abstract provided.


Treading Water: Can Municipal Efforts To Condemn Underwater Mortgages Prevail?, Michael S. Moskowitz 2014 Pepperdine University

Treading Water: Can Municipal Efforts To Condemn Underwater Mortgages Prevail?, Michael S. Moskowitz

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Private Rights Under The Housing Act: Preserving Rental Assistance For Section 8 Tenants, John M. Lerner 2014 Boston College Law School

Private Rights Under The Housing Act: Preserving Rental Assistance For Section 8 Tenants, John M. Lerner

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice

The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides low-income families with federally funded rental assistance. In order to receive rental assistance, tenants and landlords must maintain units in compliance with the Housing Quality Standards promulgated by the United States Housing Act. A failure by either party to comply with the Housing Quality Standards results in a termination of the federal funding. Unfortunately for voucher recipients, this means that they can be stripped of their rental assistance through no fault of their own. To remedy this situation, many tenants have tried to bring an action against their landlord, alleging a violation of the ...


Does Fair Housing Law Apply To “Shared Living Situations”? Or, The Trouble With Roommates, Tim Iglesias 2014 University of San Francisco

Does Fair Housing Law Apply To “Shared Living Situations”? Or, The Trouble With Roommates, Tim Iglesias

Tim Iglesias

In 2012, the Ninth Circuit held that to avoid a constitutional conflict with the right to freedom of association neither the federal Fair Housing Act nor California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act apply to persons seeking roommates or to other shared living situations. This article criticizes the opinion as poorly reasoned and overly broad and then offers a more targeted legislative solution to the problem.


Federalism And Municipal Innovation: Lessons From The Fight Against Vacant Properties, Benton C. Martin 2014 SelectedWorks

Federalism And Municipal Innovation: Lessons From The Fight Against Vacant Properties, Benton C. Martin

Benton C. Martin

Cities possess a far greater ability to be trailblazers on a national scale than local officials may imagine. Realizing this, city advocates continue to call for renewed recognition by state and federal officials of the benefits of creative local problem-solving. The goal is admirable but warrants caution. The key to successful local initiatives lies not in woolgathering about cooperation with other levels of government but in identifying potential conflicts and using hard work and political savvy to build constituencies and head off objections. To demonstrate that point, this Article examines the legal status of local governments and recent efforts to ...


In Defense Of Disparate Impact: An Opportunity To Realize The Promise Of The Fair Housing Act, Valerie Schneider 2014 SelectedWorks

In Defense Of Disparate Impact: An Opportunity To Realize The Promise Of The Fair Housing Act, Valerie Schneider

Valerie Schneider

Abstract:

Twice in the past three years, the Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Fair Housing cases, and, each time, under pressure from civil rights leaders who feared that the Supreme Court might narrow current Fair Housing Act jurisprudence, the cases settled just weeks before oral argument. Settlements after the Supreme Court grants certiorari are extremely rare, and, in these cases, the settlements reflect a substantial fear among civil rights advocates that the Supreme Court’s recent decisions in cases such as Shelby County v. Holder and Fisher v. University of Texas are working to dismantle many of the protections ...


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