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The U.S. Supreme Court And The Alvarez-Machain Cases: Recasting International Law, Sherri Burr 2017 University of New Mexico

The U.S. Supreme Court And The Alvarez-Machain Cases: Recasting International Law, Sherri Burr

Sherri Burr

No abstract provided.


Self-Driving Cars: Autonomous Technology That Needs A Designated Duty Passenger, Michelle L.D. Hanlon 2017 Barry University School of Law

Self-Driving Cars: Autonomous Technology That Needs A Designated Duty Passenger, Michelle L.D. Hanlon

Barry Law Review

No abstract provided.


Will Quants Rule The (Legal) World?, Edward K. Cheng 2017 Brooklyn Law School

Will Quants Rule The (Legal) World?, Edward K. Cheng

Edward Cheng

The quants are coming! And they are here to stay-so argues Professor Ian Ayres' in his new book, Super Crunchers, which details the brave new world of statistical prediction and how it has already begun to affect our lives. For years, academic researchers have known about the considerable and at times surprising advantages of statistical models over the considered judgments of experienced clinicians and experts. Today, these models are emerging all over the landscape. Whether the field is wine, baseball, medicine, or consumer relations, they are vying against traditional experts for control over how we make decisions. To be sure ...


Importancia De Los Plenos Casatorios En Materia De Derechos Reales, Julio Eduardo Pozo Sánchez 2017 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

Importancia De Los Plenos Casatorios En Materia De Derechos Reales, Julio Eduardo Pozo Sánchez

Julio Eduardo Pozo Sánchez

Seis de los nueve Plenos Casatorios celebrados hasta la fecha han abordado, desde alguna arista en particular, temas que le competen a los Derechos Reales.
Veamos de qué tratan.


The Empty Idea Of “Equality Of Creditors”, David A. Skeel Jr. 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Empty Idea Of “Equality Of Creditors”, David A. Skeel Jr.

Faculty Scholarship

For two hundred years, the equality of creditors norm—the idea that similarly situated creditors should be treated similarly—has been widely viewed as the most important principle in American bankruptcy law, rivaled only by our commitment to a fresh start for honest but unfortunate debtors. I argue in this Article that the accolades are misplaced. Although the equality norm once was a rough proxy for legitimate concerns, such as curbing self-dealing, it no longer plays this role. Nor does it serve any other beneficial purpose.

Part I of this Article traces the historical emergence and evolution of the equality ...


Contesting Victimhood: A Linguistic And Legal Anthropological Analysis Of Defendant Experiences In New York’S Human Trafficking Intervention Courts, Mark T. Romig 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Contesting Victimhood: A Linguistic And Legal Anthropological Analysis Of Defendant Experiences In New York’S Human Trafficking Intervention Courts, Mark T. Romig

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Human Trafficking Intervention Courts (HTICs) have been operating in New York City in an effort to connect victims of human trafficking to treatment programs. Unfortunately, the net that the courts cast was too wide and people who did not identify as victims of human trafficking were coerced into treatment programs that they did not need or want. Through textual discourse analysis and ethnographic observation, this paper explores the contestation of victimhood in HTICs by focusing on the experiences of defendants and how they are perceived by the police, judges, and other agents of the HTICs. Before entering the HTICs, defendants ...


Precedent And Speech, Randy J. Kozel 2017 Notre Dame Law School

Precedent And Speech, Randy J. Kozel

Michigan Law Review

The U.S. Supreme Court has shown a notable willingness to reconsider its First Amendment precedents. In recent years, the Court has departed from its prior statements regarding the constitutional value of false speech. It has revamped its process for identifying categorical exceptions to First Amendment protection. It has changed its positions on corporate electioneering and aggregate campaign contributions. In short, it has revised the ground rules of expressive freedom in ways large and small. The Court generally describes its past decisions as enjoying a presumption of validity through the doctrine of stare decisis. This Article contends that within the ...


Contract Exposition And Formalism, Gregory Klass 2017 Georgetown University Law Center

Contract Exposition And Formalism, Gregory Klass

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Formalism in contract law has had many defenders and many critics. What courts need, however, is an account of when formalist approaches work and when they do not. This article addresses that need by developing a general theory of the rules of contract interpretation and construction—contract “exposition.” The theory distinguishes inter alia two forms of formalism. Formalities effect legal change by virtue of their form alone, and thereby obviate interpretation. Examples from contract law include “as is”, the seal and boilerplate terms. Formalities work when parties intend their legal effects, that is, when they perform juristic acts. Plain meaning ...


Que Es La Diferencia?: A Comparison Of The First Days Of A Business Reorganization Case In Mexico And The United States, Nathalie Martin 2017 University of New Mexico School of Law

Que Es La Diferencia?: A Comparison Of The First Days Of A Business Reorganization Case In Mexico And The United States, Nathalie Martin

Nathalie Martin

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Panel Discussion: A Comparison Of Ley De Quiebras Y Suspension De Pagos With The New Ley De Concursos Mercantiles, Michael L. Owen, Nathalie Martin, Orlando Loera, Douglas A. Doetsch, Jose Maria Abascal, Luis Manuel Mejan, Stephen Kargman, Anthony McCarthy 2017 Selected Works

Panel Discussion: A Comparison Of Ley De Quiebras Y Suspension De Pagos With The New Ley De Concursos Mercantiles, Michael L. Owen, Nathalie Martin, Orlando Loera, Douglas A. Doetsch, Jose Maria Abascal, Luis Manuel Mejan, Stephen Kargman, Anthony Mccarthy

Nathalie Martin

No abstract provided.


The Triangle Of Law And The Role Of Evidence In Class Action Litigation, Jonah B. Gelbach 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Triangle Of Law And The Role Of Evidence In Class Action Litigation, Jonah B. Gelbach

Faculty Scholarship

In Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo, a "donning and doffing" case brought under Iowa state law incorporating the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime pay provisions, the petitioners asked the Supreme Court to reject the use of statistical evidence in Rule 23(b)(3) class certification. To its great credit, the Court refused. In its majority opinion, the Court cited both the Federal Rules of Evidence and federal common law interpreting the FLSA. In this paper, I take a moderately deep dive into the facts of the case, and the three opinions penned by Justice Kennedy (for the Court), Chief Justice ...


The Age Of Constitutions In The Americas, M C. Mirow 2017 Florida International University College of Law

The Age Of Constitutions In The Americas, M C. Mirow

M. C. Mirow

The late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries have been aptly called the “Age of Codifications.” The same period was also the Age of Constitutions. Although a great deal is known about the migration of prenational and transnational legal sources and ideas that led to national codes of civil and criminal law in Europe and the Americas, much less is known about similar processes on the constitutional level. Constitutional historians have been more parochial than their private law counterparts, most likely because of the relationship between constitutions and nations. In the light of independence, nations immediately needed constitutions to solidify gains and ...


Judges’ Varied Views On Textualism: The Roberts-Alito Schism And The Similar District Judge Divergence That Undercuts The Widely Assumed Textualism-Ideology Correlation, Scott A. Moss 2017 University of Colorado Law School

Judges’ Varied Views On Textualism: The Roberts-Alito Schism And The Similar District Judge Divergence That Undercuts The Widely Assumed Textualism-Ideology Correlation, Scott A. Moss

Articles

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Causing Copyright, Shyamkrishna Balganesh 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Causing Copyright, Shyamkrishna Balganesh

Faculty Scholarship

Copyright protection attaches to an original work of expression the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible medium. Yet, modern copyright law contains no viable mechanism by which to examine whether someone is causally responsible for the creation and fixation of the work. Whenever the issue of causation arises, copyright law relies on its preexisting doctrinal devices to resolve the issue, in the process cloaking its intuitions about causation in altogether extraneous considerations. This Article argues that copyright law embodies an unstated, yet distinct theory of authorial causation, which connects the element of human agency to a work ...


The Law Of Interpretation, William Baude, Stephen E. Sachs 2017 Duke Law School

The Law Of Interpretation, William Baude, Stephen E. Sachs

Faculty Scholarship

How should we interpret legal instruments? How do we identify the law they create? Current approaches largely fall into two broad camps. The standard picture of interpretation is focused on language, using various linguistic conventions to discover a document's meaning or a drafter's intent. Those who see language as less determinate take a more skeptical view, urging judges to make interpretive choices on policy grounds. Yet both approaches neglect the most important resource available: the already applicable rules of law.

Legal interpretation is neither a subfield of linguistics nor an exercise in policymaking. Rather, it is deeply shaped ...


Construction, Originalist Interpretation And The Complete Constitution, Richard Kay 2016 Selected Works

Construction, Originalist Interpretation And The Complete Constitution, Richard Kay

Richard Kay

 In recent years, the literature of constitutional originalism has adopted a new concept, “constitutional construction.” This Essay critically examines that concept. Contrary to some claims, the difference between “interpretation” and “construction” is not well established in common law adjudication. Furthermore, contemporary descriptions of constitutional construction tend to leave some ill-defined discretion in the hands of constitutional decision-makers. Finally, the Essay disputes the claim that constitutional construction is indispensable because the constitutional text is incomplete, that failing to provide a decision-rule for many—indeed for most—constitutional disputes. The Constitution would indeed be incomplete if interpreted according to the “new” or ...


Faultless Guilt: Toward A Relationship Based View Of Criminal Liability, Amy Sepinwall 2016 Legal Studies & Business Ethics/Wharton University of Pennsylvania

Faultless Guilt: Toward A Relationship Based View Of Criminal Liability, Amy Sepinwall

Amy J. Sepinwall

There is in the criminal law perhaps no principle more canonical than the fault principle, which holds that one may be punished only where one is blameworthy, and one is blameworthy only where one is at fault. Courts, criminal law scholars, moral philosophers and textbook authors all take the fault principle to be the foundational requirement for a just criminal law. Indeed, perceived threats to the fault principle in the mid-Twentieth Century yielded no less an achievement than the drafting of the Model Penal Code, which had as its guiding purpose an effort to safeguard faultless conduct from criminal condemnation ...


Proportionality And Stare Decisis: Proposal For A New Structure, Vlad Perju 2016 Boston College Law School

Proportionality And Stare Decisis: Proposal For A New Structure, Vlad Perju

Vlad Perju

This paper argues that a change in the formal structure of proportionality analysis can increase the chance of proportionality’s successful transplant into American constitutional law. The change takes the form of an additional and new last step to the existing multi-prong inquiry, which would require judges to assess the outcome of the legal analysis at the previous stages against the disruption that outcome would cause to settled constitutional doctrine. The greater the departure from constitutional precedent, the stronger must be the reasons that justify it. By analogy to Robert Alexy’s “weight” analysis at the balancing stage, I label ...


Jurisprudence: Readings And Cases, Dr. Miriam Theresa Rooney 2016 St. John's University School of Law

Jurisprudence: Readings And Cases, Dr. Miriam Theresa Rooney

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Comment On Gardner: Duty And Right In Private Law, Gregory C. Keating 2016 University of Southern California

Comment On Gardner: Duty And Right In Private Law, Gregory C. Keating

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

John Gardner’s From Personal Life to Private Law is a striking marriage of cultivated sensibility and analytic prowess. Professor Gardner is both acutely sensitive to the lived experience of our moral relationships and highly skilled at disentangling the threads which those relationships weave together to realize rich and distinctive forms of value. From Personal Life to Private Law pursues its thesis that there are multiple and deep connections between the ideas of duty, responsibility and reparation that lie at the center of private law and their counterparts in the relationships that figure centrally in our private lives with both ...


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