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Failure To Act And The Separation Of Powers-The Vice Presidency And The Need To Surmount Divided Power In Pursuit Of A Workable Government, Douglas W. Kmiec 2017 Pepperdine University

Failure To Act And The Separation Of Powers-The Vice Presidency And The Need To Surmount Divided Power In Pursuit Of A Workable Government, Douglas W. Kmiec

Pepperdine Law Review

Is the Vice President an executive officer, a legislative officer, or both? This query has existed since the time of the founding. The question poses more difficulty than one might suppose, and it remains unsettled. It can be convenient to ignore questions that one cannot answer, and thus, the Vice President has been the object of political humor and treated as an appendage without present function. Yet, because we attribute great genius to those who drafted the Constitution, what is the effect of leaving this high-ranking officer without adequate definition or purpose? For the first century and a half of ...


More Than A Ramble: A Law Student's Review Of Hugh G.E. Macmahon's Progress, Stability, And The Struggle For Equality: A Ramble Through The Early Years Of Maine Law, 1820-1920, Christopher Harmon 2017 University of Maine School of Law

More Than A Ramble: A Law Student's Review Of Hugh G.E. Macmahon's Progress, Stability, And The Struggle For Equality: A Ramble Through The Early Years Of Maine Law, 1820-1920, Christopher Harmon

Maine Law Review

Hugh MacMahon’s work, Progress, Stability, and the Struggle for Equality: A Ramble Through the Early Years of Maine Law, 1820–1920, is a thoroughly researched, well-written narrative that provides readers with a glimpse into Maine’s past while making them contemplate legal problems that will persist far into the future. MacMahon maintains a careful balance in his writing, ensuring it is not too dulled down for legal professionals, but not too complex—with superfluous legalese—for laymen. He does a wonderful job introducing legal concepts and demonstrating how those principles were first introduced into the Pine Tree State. Through ...


The Magic Mirror Of "Original Meaning": Recent Approaches To The Fourteenth Amendment, Bret Boyce 2017 University of Maine School of Law

The Magic Mirror Of "Original Meaning": Recent Approaches To The Fourteenth Amendment, Bret Boyce

Maine Law Review

Nearly a century and a half after its adoption, debate continues to rage over the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantees of basic rights. Of the three clauses in the second sentence of Section One, the latter two (the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses) loom very large in modern Supreme Court decisions, while the first (the Privileges or Immunities Clause) is of minimal importance, having been invoked only once to strike down a state law. Originalists—those who hold that the Constitution should be interpreted according to its original meaning—have often deplored this state of affairs ...


America - A Nation Of Laws And Of People, Sol Wachtler 2017 St. John's University School of Law

America - A Nation Of Laws And Of People, Sol Wachtler

The Catholic Lawyer

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Destruction Of Democracy: Examining Voting In The Wake Of Shelby County, Henry R. Butler 2017 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

Destruction Of Democracy: Examining Voting In The Wake Of Shelby County, Henry R. Butler

Senior Theses and Projects

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Slaves As Plaintiffs, Alfred L. Brophy 2017 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Slaves As Plaintiffs, Alfred L. Brophy

Michigan Law Review

Review of Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom Before Dred Scott by Lea VanderVelde.


Southeastern Law Librarian Spring 2017, SEAALL 2017 University of Kentucky

Southeastern Law Librarian Spring 2017, Seaall

Newsletters

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Of Spies, Saboteurs, And Enemy Accomplices: History’S Lessons For The Constitutionality Of Wartime Military Tribunals, Martin S. Lederman 2017 Georgetown University Law Center

Of Spies, Saboteurs, And Enemy Accomplices: History’S Lessons For The Constitutionality Of Wartime Military Tribunals, Martin S. Lederman

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Congress has recently authorized military commissions to try enemies not only for violations of the international law of war, but also for domestic-law offenses, such as providing material support to terrorism and conspiring to commit law-of-war offenses. Moreover, President Trump has indicated support for further military trials, including trials against U.S. citizens. Such military tribunals lack the civilian jury and independent judge that Article III of the Constitution prescribes. The constitutionality of such an abrogation of Article III’s criminal trial guarantees has been debated during many of the nation’s wars without clear resolution, and the constitutional question ...


Rape On The Washington Southern: The Tragic Case Of Hines V. Garrett, Michael I. Krauss 2017 The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Rape On The Washington Southern: The Tragic Case Of Hines V. Garrett, Michael I. Krauss

Catholic University Law Review

In 1919, Ms. Julia May Garret, a young Virginian woman, was brutally raped by two different men as she was walking home after the Washington Southern Railway failed to stop at her designated station. What followed was a legal battle that created precedent still discussed in American casebooks today. Although most case law recognizes that the criminal acts of third parties severs liability because such conduct is considered unforeseeable, Hines v. Garrett held that the harm Ms. Garrett suffered was within the risk created by the railroad’s negligence, and as a common carrier, the railroad owed her a duty ...


Supreme Court Of The Roman Empire.Docx, C.G. Bateman 2017 University of British Columbia, Peter A. Allard School of Law

Supreme Court Of The Roman Empire.Docx, C.G. Bateman

C.G. Bateman


 


Reconstructing Local Government, Daniel Farbman 2017 Boston College Law School

Reconstructing Local Government, Daniel Farbman

Dan Farbman

After the Civil War, the South faced a problem that was almost entirely new in the United States: a racially diverse and geographically integrated citizenry. In one fell swoop with emancipation, millions of former slaves were now citizens. The old system of plantation localism, built largely on the feudal control of the black population by wealthy white planters, was no longer viable. The urgent question facing both those who sought to reform and those who sought to preserve the “Old South” was: What should local government look like after emancipation? This Article tells the story of the struggle over the ...


Circumstances Undetermined: Dorothy Kilgallen And Jfk's Murder, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. 2017 University of Georgia School of Law

Circumstances Undetermined: Dorothy Kilgallen And Jfk's Murder, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

Popular Media

This article reviews the mysterious circumstances surrounding reporter Dorothy Kilgallen's death and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


The Indigenous As Alien, Leti Volpp 2017 UC Berkeley Law

The Indigenous As Alien, Leti Volpp

Leti Volpp

No abstract provided.


The Relevance Of Colonial Appeals To The Privy Council, Mary S. Bilder 2017 Boston College Law School

The Relevance Of Colonial Appeals To The Privy Council, Mary S. Bilder

Mary Sarah Bilder

For the past two centuries, the colonial appeals to the Privy Council fell between the cracks on both sides of the Atlantic. For Americans, the creation of the Supreme Court and the absence of published reports of appeals implied legal discontinuity between “American” (post-1787) law and the pre-1787 British imperial world. For the British, the loss of the Atlantic colonies and the lack of printed precedents in appeals implied legal discontinuity between English common law and the colonial appeals. Elsewhere I have written about the importance of the appeals for colonial American legal history and the history of the development ...


The Separation Of Corporate Law And Social Welfare, William W. Bratton 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Separation Of Corporate Law And Social Welfare, William W. Bratton

Faculty Scholarship

A half century ago, corporate legal theory pursued an institutional vision in which corporations and the law that creates them protect people from the ravages of volatile free markets. That vision was challenged on the ground during the 1980s, when corporate legal institutions and market forces came to blows over questions concerning hostile takeovers. By 1990, it seemed like the institutions had won. But a different picture has emerged as the years have gone by. It is now clear that the market side really won the battle of the 1980s, succeeding in entering a wedge between corporate law and social ...


Juvenile Justice Research To Policy And The Case Of Fines, Alex R. Piquero 2017 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Juvenile Justice Research To Policy And The Case Of Fines, Alex R. Piquero

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Beyond Law And Fact: Jury Evaluation Of Law Enforcement, Lauren M. Ouziel 2017 Temple University Beasley School of Law

Beyond Law And Fact: Jury Evaluation Of Law Enforcement, Lauren M. Ouziel

Notre Dame Law Review

Criminal trials today are as much about the adequacy and legitimacy of the defendant’s accusers—police and prosecutors—as the alleged deeds of the accused. Yet we lack theory to conceptualize this reality, doctrine to set its parameters, and institutional mechanisms to adapt to it. The traditional framework used by courts and scholars to delineate the jury’s role—along the continuum between “fact-finding” and “law-finding”—is inadequate to the task. Jury evaluations of law enforcement are more accurately conceptualized as enforcement-finding, a process that functions both in and outside that continuum. In considering enforcement-finding’s justification and proper ...


Preclusion And Criminal Judgment, Lee Kovarsky 2017 University of Maryland School of Law

Preclusion And Criminal Judgment, Lee Kovarsky

Notre Dame Law Review

The defining question in modern habeas corpus law involves the finality

of a state conviction: What preclusive effect does (and should) a criminal

judgment have? Res judicata and collateral estoppel —the famous preclusion

rules for civil judgments—accommodate basic legal interests in fairness,

certitude, and sovereignty. Legal institutions carefully calibrate the preclusive

effect of civil judgments because judicial resources are scarce, because

the reliability and legitimacy of prior process can vary, and because courts

wield the authority of a repeat-playing sovereign that will find its own civil

judgments attacked in foreign litigation. In stark contrast to the legal sophistication

lavished ...


An Empirical Study On The Singapore Court Of Appeal’S Citation Of Academic Works: Reflections On The Relationship Between Singapore’S Judiciary And Academia, Wui Ling CHEAH, Yihan GOH 2017 National University of Singapore

An Empirical Study On The Singapore Court Of Appeal’S Citation Of Academic Works: Reflections On The Relationship Between Singapore’S Judiciary And Academia, Wui Ling Cheah, Yihan Goh

Research Collection School Of Law

In the light of Singapore’s aspiration to be a centre of legal ideas in the region, it is opportune to examine the Singapore courts’ use of legal scholarship. This article provides a preliminary map of the Singapore Court of Appeal’s citation practices. It provides an overview of the Singapore Court of Appeal’s use or citation of legal scholarship in its decisions over the past 50 years. It identifies and evaluates trends in the Singapore Court of Appeal’s citations of academic material and the types of academic material cited.


The Cost Of Ab 193: Constitutional Guarantees Sacrificed For Ineffective Means, Paul George 2017 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

The Cost Of Ab 193: Constitutional Guarantees Sacrificed For Ineffective Means, Paul George

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


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