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America's Electoral Problem: The Shortcomings Of The Electoral College In Contemporary American Democracy, Alex Kaplan 2019 Trinity College

America's Electoral Problem: The Shortcomings Of The Electoral College In Contemporary American Democracy, Alex Kaplan

Senior Theses and Projects

Our Constitution mandates the president of the United States be elected through the electoral college, a mechanism originally engineered to be a compromise between a popular vote by qualified citizens and a vote by Congress. The electoral college existed without controversy up until the 21st century because it consistently produced a winning candidate which mirrored the popular vote, our contemporary perception of a democratic voting method. The legitimacy of the electoral college in the 21st century, however, has been called into question after two of the last five presidents have failed to win the popular vote. Critics of the institution ...


Shelby County And Local Governments: A Case Study Of Local Texas Governments Diluting Minority Votes, Sydnee Fielkow 2019 Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Shelby County And Local Governments: A Case Study Of Local Texas Governments Diluting Minority Votes, Sydnee Fielkow

Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy

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Traditional Public Utility Law And The Demise Of A Merchant Transmission Developer, Meredith Hurley 2019 Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Traditional Public Utility Law And The Demise Of A Merchant Transmission Developer, Meredith Hurley

Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy

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Religious Freedom And The Federal Executive Branch: Suggestions For Future Administrations, Melissa Rogers 2019 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Religious Freedom And The Federal Executive Branch: Suggestions For Future Administrations, Melissa Rogers

University of St. Thomas Law Journal

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The Paradox Of The Black Church And Religious Freedom, Jacqueline C. Rivers 2019 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

The Paradox Of The Black Church And Religious Freedom, Jacqueline C. Rivers

University of St. Thomas Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Ten Reasons We Need Rigorous Research On Effective Compassion, Byron R. Johnson 2019 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Ten Reasons We Need Rigorous Research On Effective Compassion, Byron R. Johnson

University of St. Thomas Law Journal

No abstract provided.


America's Founders, Religious Liberty, And The Common Good, Mark David Hall 2019 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

America's Founders, Religious Liberty, And The Common Good, Mark David Hall

University of St. Thomas Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Earthly Good Of Being Heavenly Minded: The Economic Value Of Us Religion, Brian J. Grim 2019 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

The Earthly Good Of Being Heavenly Minded: The Economic Value Of Us Religion, Brian J. Grim

University of St. Thomas Law Journal

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Promises, Practices, And Consequences Of Religious Freedom: A Global Overview, Roger Finke, Dane R. Mataic 2019 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Promises, Practices, And Consequences Of Religious Freedom: A Global Overview, Roger Finke, Dane R. Mataic

University of St. Thomas Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Catholic Thought On The Common Good: A Place For Establishment Clause Limits To Religious Exercise, Angela C. Carmella 2019 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Catholic Thought On The Common Good: A Place For Establishment Clause Limits To Religious Exercise, Angela C. Carmella

University of St. Thomas Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Common Good Requires Robust Institutional Religious Freedom, Stanley Carlson-Thies 2019 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

The Common Good Requires Robust Institutional Religious Freedom, Stanley Carlson-Thies

University of St. Thomas Law Journal

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Religious Freedom And The Common Good: A Summary Of Arguments And Issues, Thomas C. Berg 2019 University of St. Thomas School of Law

Religious Freedom And The Common Good: A Summary Of Arguments And Issues, Thomas C. Berg

University of St. Thomas Law Journal

No abstract provided.


U.S. Policymaking To Address Menstruation: Advancing An Equity Agenda, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf 2019 College of William & Mary Law School

U.S. Policymaking To Address Menstruation: Advancing An Equity Agenda, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

No abstract provided.


The Lancet Commission On Global Health Law: The Transformative Power Of Law To Advance The Right To Health, Lawrence O. Gostin 2019 Georgetown University

The Lancet Commission On Global Health Law: The Transformative Power Of Law To Advance The Right To Health, Lawrence O. Gostin

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

A new report by The Lancet-O’Neill-Georgetown University Commission on Global Health and the Law shows how law can fulfill the global pledge of the human right to health, while “leaving no one behind.” I call this “global health with justice.” We need both health and justice. By global health, I mean ever increasing indicators of good health and increased longevity in all countries around the world. By justice I mean that the global “good” of health must be fairly distributed both within and among countries. The Lancet Commission report offers a comprehensive roadmap towards realizing the law’s power ...


Holmes, Humility, And How Not To Kill Each Other, John Inazu 2019 Washington University in St. Louis

Holmes, Humility, And How Not To Kill Each Other, John Inazu

Notre Dame Law Review

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’s dissent in Abrams v. United States is one of the intellectual anchors of modern First Amendment doctrine. In that opinion, Holmes sets out two core aspects of his free speech jurisprudence: his pragmatic concern about majoritarian control and his quasi-libertarian preference for the “competition of the market.” In the century since Abrams, we have witnessed changes in society, technology, and politics that have shaped and reshaped the contours of our First Amendment landscape. But not everything has changed—some aspects of our human experience remain remarkably similar to the context in which Holmes wrote.

One ...


Costs And Challenges Of The Hostile Audience, Frederick Schauer 2019 University of Virginia

Costs And Challenges Of The Hostile Audience, Frederick Schauer

Notre Dame Law Review

In my own newly famous city of Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as in Berkeley, Boston, Gainesville, Middlebury, and an increasing number of other locations, individuals and groups engaging in constitutionally protected acts of speaking, marching, parading, protesting, rallying, and demonstrating have become targets for often-large groups of often-disruptive counterprotesters. And although most of the contemporary events have involved neo-Nazi, Ku Klux Klan, and other white supremacist speakers who are met with opposition from audiences on the political left, it has not always been so. Indeed, what we now identify as the problem of the hostile audience has often involved more ...


Solidarity Economy Lawyering, Renee Hatcher 2019 John Marshall Law School

Solidarity Economy Lawyering, Renee Hatcher

Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, & Social Justice

This essay explores lawyering in the solidarity economy movement as an emergent approach to progressive transactional lawyering. The solidarity economy movement is a set of value-driven theories and practices that seeks to transform the global economy into a just economy that centers the needs of people and the planet. While the solidarity economy movement has been established for several decades in other parts of the world, the solidarity economy movement in the United States emerged in 2007. Over the last decade the movement has grown and gained significant momentum, with the rise of solidarity economy organizations and initiatives, as well ...


Impact Transaction - Using Collective Impact Relational Contracts To Redefine Social Change In The Urban Core, Patience A. Crowder 2019 University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Impact Transaction - Using Collective Impact Relational Contracts To Redefine Social Change In The Urban Core, Patience A. Crowder

Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, & Social Justice

Called a “protest anthem” for urban America, Inner City Blues, the final single from R&B artist Marvin Gaye’s award-wining album What’s Going On, documents American urban life by detailing the systemic barriers to economic independence and social equality that plagued urban residents and the impact of these barriers on their daily lives. The song (and album) were released in 1971 as Gaye’s journalistic exploration of the poverty-induced challenges and frustrations of urban life. Almost fifty years later, unfortunately, not much has changed. This is because the operation of law in urban communities historically not been designed ...


Apple V. Pepper: Rationalizing Antitrust’S Indirect Purchaser Rule, Herbert J. Hovenkamp 2019 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Apple V. Pepper: Rationalizing Antitrust’S Indirect Purchaser Rule, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

In Apple v. Pepper the Supreme Court held that consumers who allegedly paid too much for apps sold on Apple’s iStore could sue Apple for antitrust damages because they were “direct purchasers.” The decision reflects some bizarre complexities that have resulted from the Supreme Court’s 1977 decision in Illinois Brick, which held that only direct purchasers could sue for overcharge injuries under the federal antitrust laws. The indirect purchaser rule was problematic from the beginning. First, it was plainly inconsistent with the antitrust damages statute, which gives an action to “any person who shall be injured in his ...


Breaking The Perceptions Of Islamic Monolithism, Dr. Fatemah Albader 2019 University of Miami Law School

Breaking The Perceptions Of Islamic Monolithism, Dr. Fatemah Albader

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


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