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International Litigation, Andrew Marr Page, Jonathan I. Blackman, Carmine D. Boccuzzi, Erin Lawrence, Phillip B. Dye Jr., Matthew D. Slater, Howard S. Zelbo, Charles A. Patrizia, Joseph R. Profaizer, Igor V. Timofeyev 2021 Southern Methodist University

International Litigation, Andrew Marr Page, Jonathan I. Blackman, Carmine D. Boccuzzi, Erin Lawrence, Phillip B. Dye Jr., Matthew D. Slater, Howard S. Zelbo, Charles A. Patrizia, Joseph R. Profaizer, Igor V. Timofeyev

The Year in Review

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Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind: Analyzing Inhumane Practices In Mississippi’S Correctional Institutions Due To Overcrowding, Understaffing, And Diminished Funding, Ariel A. Williams 2021 University of Mississippi

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind: Analyzing Inhumane Practices In Mississippi’S Correctional Institutions Due To Overcrowding, Understaffing, And Diminished Funding, Ariel A. Williams

Honors Theses

The purpose of this research is to examine the political, social, and economic factors which have led to inhumane conditions in Mississippi’s correctional facilities. Several methods were employed, including a comparison of the historical and current methods of funding, staffing, and rehabilitating prisoners based on literature reviews. State-sponsored reports from various departments and the legislature were analyzed to provide insight into budgetary restrictions and political will to allocate funds. Statistical surveys and data were reviewed to determine how overcrowding and understaffing negatively affect administrative capacity and prisoners’ mental and physical well-being. Ultimately, it may be concluded that Mississippi has ...


Bipa: What Does It Stand For?, Paige Smith 2021 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Bipa: What Does It Stand For?, Paige Smith

Chicago-Kent Law Review

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The Current State Of Punitive Damages In Environmental Litigation: An Examination Of North American Bmw V. Gore, Andrew L. Sparks 2021 University of Kentucky

The Current State Of Punitive Damages In Environmental Litigation: An Examination Of North American Bmw V. Gore, Andrew L. Sparks

Journal of Natural Resources & Environmental Law

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The Federal Rule Of Civil Procedure 37(E) And Achieving Uniformity Of Case Law On Sanctions For Esi Spoliation: Focusing On The “Intent To Deprive” Culpability Under Rule 37(E)(2), Jung Won Jun, Rockyoun Ihm 2021 The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

The Federal Rule Of Civil Procedure 37(E) And Achieving Uniformity Of Case Law On Sanctions For Esi Spoliation: Focusing On The “Intent To Deprive” Culpability Under Rule 37(E)(2), Jung Won Jun, Rockyoun Ihm

Catholic University Law Review

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) was adopted in 2015 primarily to resolve the circuit split and promote uniformity of case law on ESI (electronically stored information) spoliation sanctions. This Article examines relevant case law under the new Rule 37(e) and finds that courts have treated similar spoliation conduct differently due to the lack of a clear standard for finding the spoliator's intent to deprive another party of the use of the destroyed ESI at issue. This inconsistency has been exacerbated by the courts’ inconsistent reliance on their inherent authority to sanction based on bad faith analyses ...


Farmer Cooperatives "Take Cover": The Capper-Volstead Exemption Is Under Siege, Donald M. Barnes, Jay L. Levine 2021 Porter Wright Morris & Arthur

Farmer Cooperatives "Take Cover": The Capper-Volstead Exemption Is Under Siege, Donald M. Barnes, Jay L. Levine

Arkansas Law Review

"When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization." There can be little dispute that food production is of vital interest to any nation’s security and economy. For this reason, the United States Congress, like many other legislatures around the world, has accorded special treatment to the agricultural industry, and particularly to farmers. One example of this special treatment is the Capper-Volstead Act, which provides farmers with immunity from antitrust liability for joint conduct undertaken by and through an “association” of producers.


Remote Court: Principles For Virtual Proceedings During The Covid-19 Pandemic And Beyond, Alicia L. Bannon, Douglas Keith 2021 Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Remote Court: Principles For Virtual Proceedings During The Covid-19 Pandemic And Beyond, Alicia L. Bannon, Douglas Keith

Northwestern University Law Review

Across the country, courts at every level have relied on remote technology to adapt the justice system to a once-a-century global pandemic. This Essay describes and assesses this unprecedented journey into virtual justice, paying particular attention to eviction proceedings. While many judges have touted remote court as a revolutionary innovation, the reality is more complex. Remote court has brought substantial time savings and convenience to those who are able to access and use the required technology, but it has also posed hurdles to individuals on the other side of the digital divide, particularly self-represented litigants. The remote court experience has ...


Third-Party Standing And Abortion Providers: The Hidden Dangers Of June Medical Services, Elika Nassirinia 2021 Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Third-Party Standing And Abortion Providers: The Hidden Dangers Of June Medical Services, Elika Nassirinia

Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy

Standing is a long held, judicially-created doctrine intended to establish the proper role of courts by identifying who may bring a case in federal court. While standing usually requires that a party asserts his or her own rights, the Supreme Court has created certain exceptions that allow litigants to bring suit on behalf of third parties when they suffer a concrete injury, they have a “close relation” to the third party, and there are obstacles to the third party's ability to protect his or her own interests. June Medical Services, heard by the Supreme Court on June 29, 2020 ...


Criminal Advisory Juries: A Sensible Compromise For Jury Sentencing Advocates, Kurt A. Holtzman 2021 Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Criminal Advisory Juries: A Sensible Compromise For Jury Sentencing Advocates, Kurt A. Holtzman

Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch recently noted that “juries in our constitutional order exercise supervisory authority over the judicial function by limiting the judge’s power to punish.” Yet in the majority of jurisdictions, contemporary judge-only sentencing practices neuter juries of their supervisory authority by divorcing punishment from guilt decisions. Moreover, without a chance to voice public disapproval at sentencing, juries are muted in their ability to express tailored, moral condemnation for distinct criminal acts. Although the modern aversion to jury sentencing is neither historically nor empirically justified, jury sentencing opponents are rightly cautious of abdicating sentencing power to laypeople ...


Preserving The Citizen Suit Provision: Citizens For A Better Environment V. The Steel Company, Rebecca L. Justice 2021 University of Kentucky

Preserving The Citizen Suit Provision: Citizens For A Better Environment V. The Steel Company, Rebecca L. Justice

Journal of Natural Resources & Environmental Law

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Defanging Environmental Law: Extracting Citizen Suit Provisions Under Seminole Tribe V. Florida, Jefferson D. Reynolds 2021 United States Air Force

Defanging Environmental Law: Extracting Citizen Suit Provisions Under Seminole Tribe V. Florida, Jefferson D. Reynolds

Journal of Natural Resources & Environmental Law

No abstract provided.


Confessions Of A Catholic Litigator, David A. Shaneyfelt 2021 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Confessions Of A Catholic Litigator, David A. Shaneyfelt

University of St. Thomas Law Journal

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Confrontation's Multi-Analyst Problem, Paul F. Rothstein, Ronald J. Coleman 2021 Georgetown University Law Center

Confrontation's Multi-Analyst Problem, Paul F. Rothstein, Ronald J. Coleman

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The Confrontation Clause in the Sixth Amendment affords the “accused” in “criminal prosecutions” the right “to be confronted with the witnesses against” them. A particular challenge for courts over at least the last decade-plus has been the degree to which the Confrontation Clause applies to forensic reports, such as those presenting the results of a DNA, toxicology, or other CSI-type analysis. Should use of forensic reports entitle criminal defendants to confront purportedly “objective” analysts from the lab producing the report? If so, which analyst or analysts? For forensic processes which require multiple analysts, should the prosecution be required to produce ...


The Exhibit, The Litigation Center Newsletter - Spring 2021, Golden Gate University School of Law 2021 Golden Gate University School of Law

The Exhibit, The Litigation Center Newsletter - Spring 2021, Golden Gate University School Of Law

Litigation Center at Golden Gate University School of Law

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A Comparison Of Public Defenders Vs. Private Attorneys, Tiffany Costello 2021 Merrimack College

A Comparison Of Public Defenders Vs. Private Attorneys, Tiffany Costello

Honors Senior Capstone Projects

This study seeks to determine whether there are any differences in conviction rates or client satisfaction between public defenders and private attorneys in state or federal courts. Although researchers have spent time examining differences between attorney type and client satisfaction or conviction rates, little information exists on the assessment of attorney type in the federal system. The study will consist of a two-part survey with approximately twenty-seven closed-ended questions about client satisfaction, conviction, court, and attorney type. The target population will be any criminal defendant in federal or state court with an attorney. In this study, the sampling method will ...


Rwu Law News: The Newsletter Of Roger Williams University School Of Law 04-2021, Michael M. Bowden, Barry Bridges, Political Roundtable 2021 Roger Williams University School of Law

Rwu Law News: The Newsletter Of Roger Williams University School Of Law 04-2021, Michael M. Bowden, Barry Bridges, Political Roundtable

Life of the Law School (1993- )

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Brief Of Amici Curiae Scholars Of The Law Of Non-Profit Organizations In Support Of Respondent: Americans For Prosperity Foundation V. Matthew Rodriguez, Nos. 19-251 & 19-255, Ellen P. Aprill, Roger Colinvaux, Sean Delany, James Fishman, Brian D. Galle, Philip Hackney, Jill R. Horwitz, Cindy Lott, Ray D. Madoff, Jill S. Manny, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Richard Schmalbeck 2021 Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Brief Of Amici Curiae Scholars Of The Law Of Non-Profit Organizations In Support Of Respondent: Americans For Prosperity Foundation V. Matthew Rodriguez, Nos. 19-251 & 19-255, Ellen P. Aprill, Roger Colinvaux, Sean Delany, James Fishman, Brian D. Galle, Philip Hackney, Jill R. Horwitz, Cindy Lott, Ray D. Madoff, Jill S. Manny, Nancy A. Mclaughlin, Richard Schmalbeck

Amici Briefs

The twelve individuals filing this amicus brief are professors and scholars of the law of nonprofit organizations. No party in this case represents all three of charity’s key stakeholders: charities, states, and taxpayers who underwrite the charities’ funding. Amici are participating in this litigation in order to aid the Court in understanding how these three interests depend on one another. They also attempt to provide a clearer understanding of state supervision of charities and how that supervision related to federal tax law.


The Rcra Citizen Suit Provision And The Private Remedy Of Restitution After Kfc Western, Inc. V. Meghrig And Furrer V. Brown: Reasonable Minds May Differ, J. Thomas Blaine Lewis 2021 University of Kentucky

The Rcra Citizen Suit Provision And The Private Remedy Of Restitution After Kfc Western, Inc. V. Meghrig And Furrer V. Brown: Reasonable Minds May Differ, J. Thomas Blaine Lewis

Journal of Natural Resources & Environmental Law

No abstract provided.


Preclusion Of Citizens' Suits Under The Clean Water Act, Elizabeth McKinney 2021 University of Kentucky

Preclusion Of Citizens' Suits Under The Clean Water Act, Elizabeth Mckinney

Journal of Natural Resources & Environmental Law

No abstract provided.


Sovereigns, Freemen, And Desperate Souls: Towards A Rigorous Understanding Of Pseudolitigation Tactics In United States Courts, Samuel Barrows 2021 Boston College Law School

Sovereigns, Freemen, And Desperate Souls: Towards A Rigorous Understanding Of Pseudolitigation Tactics In United States Courts, Samuel Barrows

Boston College Law Review

In recent years, American courts have seen a significant increase in legal filings displaying unusual markings and arguing groundless legal theories. These so-called “pseudolegal” filings are the product of an organized network of amateur legal scholars and con artists who represent an ongoing threat to the justice system. They waste judicial time and resources and encourage abuse of Uniform Commercial Code financing statements for the purpose of harassing others. This Note argues that, in order to combat pseudolaw, courts should make more aggressive use of available gatekeeping tools to screen out these filings. To effectively accomplish this task, courts will ...


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