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Conscience And Complicity: Assessing Pleas For Religious Exemptions In Hobby Lobby's Wake, Amy Sepinwall 2015 University of Pennsylvania

Conscience And Complicity: Assessing Pleas For Religious Exemptions In Hobby Lobby's Wake, Amy Sepinwall

Amy J. Sepinwall

In the paradigmatic case of conscientious objection, the objector claims that his religion forbids him from actively participating in a wrong (e.g., by fighting in a war). In the religious challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, on the other hand, employers claim that their religious convictions forbid them from merely subsidizing insurance through which their employees might commit a wrong (e.g., by using contraception). The understanding of complicity underpinning these challenges is vastly more expansive than what standard legal doctrine or moral theory contemplates. Courts routinely reject claims of conscientious objection to taxes that fund ...


Gambling On Our Financial Future: How The Federal Government Fiddles While State Common Law Is A Safer Bet To Prevent Another Financial Collapse, Brian M. McCall 2015 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Gambling On Our Financial Future: How The Federal Government Fiddles While State Common Law Is A Safer Bet To Prevent Another Financial Collapse, Brian M. Mccall

Brian M McCall

Many politicians and commentators agree that credit default swaps (CDS) played a significant role in the financial crisis of 2008. Yet, few who observe this role are aware that CDS were set loose on the economy by the federal pre-emption of thousands of years of public policy. Since the time of Aristotle law, philosophy and public policy have been hostile to gambling. Viewed as a socially unproductive zero sum wealth transfer, the law has generally refused to permit parties to use the courts to enforce wagers. Courts and legislatures worked in harmony to control and in some cases punish financial ...


Cocktails On Campus: Are Libations A Liability?, Susan S. Bendlin 2015 SelectedWorks

Cocktails On Campus: Are Libations A Liability?, Susan S. Bendlin

Susan S. Bendlin

ABSTRACT: By Susan S. Bendlin

An estimated 1,825 college students die each year from alcohol-related, unintentional injuries. Roughly 599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are injured every year while under the influence of alcohol. Tales of intoxicated college students’ wild, disgusting, and often violent behavior have made the national news. Litigation over alcohol-related incidents on college campuses arises from various situations, including injuries that result from intoxicated students falling, injuries suffered during parties and hazing rituals involving alcohol, and injuries from other assaults that occur after alcohol has been consumed on campus.

At the outset ...


Structural Reform Litigation In American Police Departments, Stephen Rushin 2015 University of Illinois College of Law

Structural Reform Litigation In American Police Departments, Stephen Rushin

Stephen Rushin

In 1994, Congress passed 42 U.S.C. §14141, a statute authorizing the Attorney General to seek equitable relief against local and state police agencies that are engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional misconduct. Although police departments in some of the nation’s largest cities have now undergone this sort of structural reform litigation, there has been little empirical research on the topic. Drawing on original interviews, court documents, statistical data, and media reports, this Article describes the federal government’s use of structural reform litigation in American police departments and theorizes on its effectiveness. It argues that ...


Reinventing Copyright And Patent, Abraham Bell, Gideon Parchomovsky 2014 University of Michigan Law School

Reinventing Copyright And Patent, Abraham Bell, Gideon Parchomovsky

Michigan Law Review

Intellectual property systems all over the world are modeled on a one-size-fitsall principle. However important or unimportant, inventions and original works receive the same scope of protection, for the same period of time, backed by the same variety of legal remedies. Essentially, all intellectual property is equal under the law. This equality comes at a heavy price, however. The equality principle gives all creators access to the same remedies, even when those remedies create perverse litigation incentives. Moreover, society overpays for innovation through more monopoly losses than are strictly necessary to incentivize production. In this Article, we propose a solution ...


Speedy Trial As A Viable Challenge To Chronic Underfunding In Indigent-Defense Systems, Emily Rose 2014 University of Michigan Law School

Speedy Trial As A Viable Challenge To Chronic Underfunding In Indigent-Defense Systems, Emily Rose

Michigan Law Review

Across the country, underresourced indigent-defense systems create delays in taking cases to trial at both the state and federal levels. Attempts to increase funding for indigent defense by bringing ineffective assistance of counsel claims have been thwarted by high procedural and substantive hurdles, and consequently these attempts have failed to bring significant change. This Note argues that, because ineffective assistance of counsel litigation is most likely a dead end for system-wide reform, indigent defenders should challenge the constitutionality of underfunding based on the Sixth Amendment guarantee of speedy trial. Existing speedy trial jurisprudence suggests that the overworking and furloughing of ...


The Future Of Canadian Federalism, Susan Lavergne 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The Future Of Canadian Federalism, Susan Lavergne

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


And Stay Out! The Dangers Of Using Anti-Immigrant Sentiment As A Basis For Social Policy: America Should Take Heed Of Disturbing Lessons From Great Britain's Past, Kevin C. Wilson 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

And Stay Out! The Dangers Of Using Anti-Immigrant Sentiment As A Basis For Social Policy: America Should Take Heed Of Disturbing Lessons From Great Britain's Past, Kevin C. Wilson

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Dr John Liebert Presentation, Dr John Liebert 2014 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Dr John Liebert Presentation, Dr John Liebert

National Security and Intelligence Symposium

No abstract provided.


The Quebec Independence Vote And Its Implications For English Language Legislation, Deborah E. Richardson 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The Quebec Independence Vote And Its Implications For English Language Legislation, Deborah E. Richardson

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


What God Has United Man Will Now Divide: Divorce Referendum Changes Law Of 60 Years, Laura A. Marshall 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

What God Has United Man Will Now Divide: Divorce Referendum Changes Law Of 60 Years, Laura A. Marshall

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Refusal To Extradite: An Examination Of Canada's Indictment Of The American Legal System, Jami Leeson 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Refusal To Extradite: An Examination Of Canada's Indictment Of The American Legal System, Jami Leeson

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Mexico's Legal Revolution: An Appraisal Of Its Recent Constitutional Changes, 1988-1995, Jorge A. Vargas 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Mexico's Legal Revolution: An Appraisal Of Its Recent Constitutional Changes, 1988-1995, Jorge A. Vargas

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Material Conditions For The Law Of Democracy: The Problem Of Information Asymmetry In Voting Decisions., Rafael E de O Baptista 2014 SelectedWorks

Material Conditions For The Law Of Democracy: The Problem Of Information Asymmetry In Voting Decisions., Rafael E De O Baptista

Rafael E de O Baptista

The proposal of the present paper is to explore the informational asymmetry that exists between politicians and citizens, especially towards voting, and directives for regulation and public policies that may diminish it. We develop a reading of the specialized literature, alongside the case study of a civil society organization that develops this institutional role in the city of Jundiaí, Brazil, which, albeit restricted geographically, leads up to broader implications. Based on these sets of data, we develop the following argument: information asymmetry is a problem in any context where rationality in voting decisions are a value to be pursued. In ...


Oil Companies, Reindeer-Herding Communities, And Local Authorities: Rights To Land From The Perspective Of Various Stakeholders, Svetlana Tulaeva 2014 Western University

Oil Companies, Reindeer-Herding Communities, And Local Authorities: Rights To Land From The Perspective Of Various Stakeholders, Svetlana Tulaeva

The International Indigenous Policy Journal

This article is devoted to the consideration of land disputes between oil companies and reindeer-herding communities. This research analyzes the legal framework within which the participants of conflict act, with particular reference to legal anthropology. Most of the focus is not so much on formal laws as on the way in which they are understood and interpreted by the participants in relations. It is shown that various groups are guided by different laws and regulations, determining for themselves their priority over others. Emphasis is placed on the role of custom and the way in which it influences the appeal of ...


Por Una Antropología Del Derecho Más Allá De Los Márgenes., Daniel Quiñonez 2014 SelectedWorks

Por Una Antropología Del Derecho Más Allá De Los Márgenes., Daniel Quiñonez

Daniel Quiñonez Oré

El presente artículo tiene por finalidad plantear un estudio antropológico del Derecho más allá de los márgenes; esto es, más allá de los temas tradicionales que se han venido desarrollando en la Antropología del Derecho Peruana, a efectos de que mediante la antropología y su método se cuestionen las instituciones jurídicas que se presentan como cotidianas y normalizadas en nuestro contexto.


Defending Legal Realism: A Response To Four Critics, Hanoch Dagan 2014 BLR

Defending Legal Realism: A Response To Four Critics, Hanoch Dagan

Tel Aviv University Law Faculty Papers

My recently published book, Reconstructing American Legal Realism & Rethinking Private Law Theory (Oxford University Press, 2013), seeks to revive our understanding of law as a set of institutions accommodating three sets of constitutive tensions: power and reason, science and craft, and tradition and progress. This Issue of Critical Analysis of Law honored me with the publication of thoughtful and generous book reviews by Alan Brudner, Dan Farbman, Joseph Singer, and Laura Underkuffler. This short Essay reflects upon their insightful and important observations and attempts to provide some answers to their interesting and intriguing critiques of my account. I begin with ...


The Connection Between A Property-Based Legal System And National Prosperity: Example From A Divided Germany Reunified, O. Lee Reed, Florian A. Stamm 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The Connection Between A Property-Based Legal System And National Prosperity: Example From A Divided Germany Reunified, O. Lee Reed, Florian A. Stamm

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Is The United Nations Endorsing Human Rights Violations?: An Analysis Of The United Nations' Combating Defamation Of Religions Resolutions And Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws, Rebecca J. Dobras 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Is The United Nations Endorsing Human Rights Violations?: An Analysis Of The United Nations' Combating Defamation Of Religions Resolutions And Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws, Rebecca J. Dobras

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Anti-Corruption Commissions In China:Panacea Or Cure-All Medicine To Fight Corruption, Chan Louis 2014 SelectedWorks

Anti-Corruption Commissions In China:Panacea Or Cure-All Medicine To Fight Corruption, Chan Louis

Chan Louis

With the rapidly economic development and the overall social transformation, corruption has becoming a more prominent threat to China's long-term development. The CPC and Chinese government, while severely cracking down corruption, has proposed a series of strategic thinking to fundamentally solve the problem of corruption. The sharp weapons against corruption in China are generally two institutions, which are Commission for Discipline Inspection responsible for the inspection within the party and the People's Procuratorate, one of key functions of which is prevention and punishment of corruption. A popular saying among Chinese government officials goes: “Fear not the heavens or ...


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