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Sexual Abuse Of Power, Michal Buchhandler-Raphael 2009 Washington and Lee University School of Law

Sexual Abuse Of Power, Michal Buchhandler-Raphael

Michal Buchhandler-Raphael

This Article evaluates whether current laws are taking into account the experiences of victims of sexual abuse of power and the full extent of harm they suffer. It contends that current laws do not do so. It further argues that sexual abuse of power induced by fears and pressures stemming from professional and institutional relations is a wrongful conduct that warrants its own definition and criminal sanctions above and beyond those currently available. However, the current legal frameworks have distracted both legislatures and scholars from dealing with the harms inflicted by these abuses, thus obfuscating the need to provide an ...


An Uncertain Future For Section 5 Of The Voting Rights Act: The Need For A Revised Bailout System, Christopher B. Seaman 2009 Washington and Lee University School of Law

An Uncertain Future For Section 5 Of The Voting Rights Act: The Need For A Revised Bailout System, Christopher B. Seaman

Christopher B. Seaman

In Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder ("NAMUDNO"), 129 S. Ct. 2504 (2009), the Supreme Court declined to decide one of the 2008 Term's most prominent issues: the constitutionality of the 2006 renewal of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Instead, the Court adopted an unexpected statutory construction permitting the plaintiff to seek an exemption called "bailout" from continued coverage under this provision. But even though the Court avoided directly ruling on its constitutionality, NAMUDNO left little doubt that Section 5 remains on uncertain constitutional ground. A revised bailout system is likely the best approach ...


Reconsidering The Georgia-Pacific Standard For Reasonable Royalty Patent Damages, Christopher B. Seaman 2009 Washington and Lee University School of Law

Reconsidering The Georgia-Pacific Standard For Reasonable Royalty Patent Damages, Christopher B. Seaman

Christopher B. Seaman

Determining damages for infringement is one of the most important—and controversial—issues in current patent litigation. The current fifteen-factor Georgia-Pacific standard for determining a reasonable royalty has become increasingly difficult for juries to apply in patent disputes involving complex, high-technology products, resulting in unpredictable damage awards that tend to overcompensate patentees. This Article proposes a more manageable alternative to Georgia-Pacific when an acceptable noninfringing substitute for the patented technology exists. Specifically, in a hypothetical bargain for a patent license, both economic and negotiation theory explain that a rational patent licensor would agree to pay only the costs it would ...


Current Issues In Indian Child Welfare Policy: Foster Care Payment Contracts, Casey Ross-Petherick 2009 Oklahoma City University School of Law

Current Issues In Indian Child Welfare Policy: Foster Care Payment Contracts, Casey Ross-Petherick

Casey Ross

No abstract provided.


Criminal Forfeiture Procedure In 2010: An Annual Survey Of Developments In The Case Law, Stefan D. Cassella 2009 AssetForfeitureLaw, LLC

Criminal Forfeiture Procedure In 2010: An Annual Survey Of Developments In The Case Law, Stefan D. Cassella

Stefan D Cassella

This article is the latest in a series of annual surveys of developments in the case law regarding federal criminal forfeiture procedure. It covers cases decided in 2009 and changes to Rule 32.2 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that took effect in 2009.


The Oft-Ignored Mr. Turton: The Role Of District Collector In A Passage To India, Allen P. Mendenhall 2009 Huntingdon College; Faulkner University; Supreme Court of Alabama

The Oft-Ignored Mr. Turton: The Role Of District Collector In A Passage To India, Allen P. Mendenhall

Allen Mendenhall

E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India presents Brahman Hindu jurisprudence as an alternative to British rule of law, a utilitarian jurisprudence that hinges on mercantilism, central planning, and imperialism. Building on John Hasnas’s critiques of rule of law and Murray Rothbard’s critiques of Benthamite utilitarianism, this essay argues that Forster’s depictions of Brahman Hindu in the novel endorse polycentric legal systems. Mr. Turton is the local district collector whose job is to pander to both British and Indian interests; positioned as such, Turton is a site for critique and comparison. Forster uses Turton to show ...


La Injustificada Negativa De La Cancelación Unilateral De La Hipoteca Unilateral, Rómulo Morales 2009 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

La Injustificada Negativa De La Cancelación Unilateral De La Hipoteca Unilateral, Rómulo Morales

Rómulo Martín Morales Hervias

En este artículo se realiza una crítica frontal a las resoluciones del Tribunal Registral, doctrina nacional y normativa registral que propugnan injustificadamente la imposibilidad de cancelación unilateral de la hipoteca unilateral.


Educación Jurídica Y Derecho Civil. Una Propuesta De Reforma Académica, Rómulo Morales 2009 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Educación Jurídica Y Derecho Civil. Una Propuesta De Reforma Académica, Rómulo Morales

Rómulo Martín Morales Hervias

El artículo propone una reforma del plan de estudios de la Facultad de Derecho de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Se parte de la tesis que el Derecho Civil es la base de todas las demás ramas del Derecho y por lo tanto se debe dar un mayor énfasis a las materias del Derecho Civil.


Prólogo Al Libro “Estudios Sobre Responsabilidad Contractual” De Fernando Pantaleón Prieto, Rómulo Morales 2009 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Prólogo Al Libro “Estudios Sobre Responsabilidad Contractual” De Fernando Pantaleón Prieto, Rómulo Morales

Rómulo Martín Morales Hervias

El prólogo que se publica es la versión completa y no la mutilada intencionalmente por quien no admite la discrepancia en temas jurídicos. El libro que se comenta es un buen ejemplo de un inevitable malabarismo doctrinario que consiste en intentar interpretar un código del siglo XIX mediante las doctrinas post modernas del Derecho Civil. Ello es una prueba irrefutable que lo más importante no es tanto arribar al sentido literal de la norma jurídica sino lograr encontrar el sentido de una interpretación actualizada y bien fundamentada.


La Definición Del Contrato De Consumo En El Código De Protección Y Defensa Del Consumidor, Rómulo Morales 2009 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

La Definición Del Contrato De Consumo En El Código De Protección Y Defensa Del Consumidor, Rómulo Morales

Rómulo Martín Morales Hervias

En el contrato de consumo, el empresario ejerce las libertades de celebrar el contrato y de estipulación mientras que el consumidor solo ejerce la libertad de celebrar el contrato. El Código peruano de Protección y Defensa del Consumidor no lo define adecuadamente.


Reseña Al Libro “El Saqueo: Régimen De Legalidad Y Transformaciones Sociales Globales" De Ugo Mattei Y Laura Nader, Rómulo Morales 2009 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Reseña Al Libro “El Saqueo: Régimen De Legalidad Y Transformaciones Sociales Globales" De Ugo Mattei Y Laura Nader, Rómulo Morales

Rómulo Martín Morales Hervias

El libro que se comenta se publicó en el 2008 en la lengua inglesa. He leído la versión italiana de 2010. Estoy convencido de la existencia de varias verdades jurídicas ocultadas intencionalmente por quienes ostentan el poder político y económico.


Education For The Law: Reflective Education For The Law, Filippa M. Anzalone 2009 Boston College Law School

Education For The Law: Reflective Education For The Law, Filippa M. Anzalone

Filippa Marullo Anzalone

No abstract provided.


Giving Unconscionability More Muscle: Attorney’S Fees As A Remedy For Contractual Overreaching, Stephen E. Friedman 2009 Widener Law

Giving Unconscionability More Muscle: Attorney’S Fees As A Remedy For Contractual Overreaching, Stephen E. Friedman

Stephen E Friedman

This Article seeks to broaden the conversation about unconscionability. While most of the discussion has focused on the appropriate standard for determining unconscionability, this Article focuses on the appropriate remedy to be imposed when unconscionability is found. The current remedy for unconscionability is non-enforcement or limited enforcement of unconscionable contracts or contract terms. This remedy is inadequate and seriously undermines unconscionability’s effectiveness as a tool for policing against contractual overreaching. The Article proposes that courts be given discretion to award attorney’s fees to consumers who successfully establish the unconscionability of a standard form contract. Such a remedy would ...


A Failure Of Capitalism (Book Review), Brian G. Gilmore 2009 Michigan State University College of Law

A Failure Of Capitalism (Book Review), Brian G. Gilmore

Brian G Gilmore

A Failure of Capitalism is a review (essay) of Judge Richard Posner's book, "A Failure of Capitalism: the Crisis of 08 and the Descent into Depression." The essay discusses the book and the issues set forth by Posner but also focuses upon the lack of consumer perspective contained in Posner's discussions.


Great Escapes: Resistance Is Not Futile, Judith A. Reisman PhD 2009 Liberty University School of Law

Great Escapes: Resistance Is Not Futile, Judith A. Reisman Phd

Judith A. Reisman

No abstract provided.


Military Commissions And The Lieber Code: Toward A New Understanding Of The Jurisdictional Foundations Of Military Commissions, Gideon M. Hart 2009 Columbia University

Military Commissions And The Lieber Code: Toward A New Understanding Of The Jurisdictional Foundations Of Military Commissions, Gideon M. Hart

Gideon M. Hart

Over the past eight years, the use of military commissions at Guantanamo Bay has thrust this rarely used military venue into the forefront of public attention. Legal scholars have increasingly looked to the history of the commissions when addressing the debates over the proper and appropriate manner for their use. Despite this heightened interest in the history of these tribunals, scholars and commentators have assumed the underlying jurisdiction of commissions to try violations of the laws of war, devoting little attention to this topic. Contrary to various assumptions, military commissions have not always had jurisdiction over violations of the laws ...


Lessons Of Disloyalty In The World Of Criminal Informants, Michael L. Rich 2009 Elon University School of Law

Lessons Of Disloyalty In The World Of Criminal Informants, Michael L. Rich

Michael L Rich

Without informants, policing would grind to a halt. The majority of drug and organized crime prosecutions hinge on the assistance of confidential informants, and white collar prosecutions and anti-terrorism investigations increasingly depend on them. Yet society by and large hates informants. The epithets used to describe them – “snitch,” “rat,” and “weasel,” among others – suggest the reason: the informant, by assisting the police, is guilty of betrayal. And betrayal is, in the words of George Fletcher, “one of the basic sins of our civilization.” But identifying disloyalty as the reason for society’s disdain raises more questions than it answers. Are ...


Arbitration: The "New Litigation", Thomas J. Stipanowich 2009 Pepperdine University

Arbitration: The "New Litigation", Thomas J. Stipanowich

Thomas J. Stipanowich

Today, binding arbitration procedures are employed in a wider variety of contracts than at any time in our nation's history, and arbitration has become a wide-ranging surrogate for court trial of civil disputes. As a result, arbitration is subjected to unprecedented stresses and strains, and it is fair to say that arbitration has never been subject to wider criticism. Once advocates promoted arbitration as a means of avoiding the contention, cost and expense of court trial; economy, efficiency and the opportunity to fashion true alternatives to litigation are still associated with conventional perceptions of arbitration. Yet today business arbitration ...


India Recognizes Limited Liability Partnerships – Any Attraction For Us Investors?, Vikas Varma 2009 de Ramon Crush PC

India Recognizes Limited Liability Partnerships – Any Attraction For Us Investors?, Vikas Varma

Vikas Varma

The Indian form of LLP is broadly comparable to New York Registered Limited Liability Partnerships (“NY LLP”) and to some extent to New York Limited Liability Companies (“NY LLC”).


Régimen De Prisión Preventiva En América Latina: La Pena Anticipada, La Lógica Cautelar Y La Contrarreforma / Pre-Trial Detention Regime In Latin America: The Pre-Trial Punishment, Flight Risk And The Counter Reform, Claudio Fuentes Maureira 2009 Universidad Diego Portales

Régimen De Prisión Preventiva En América Latina: La Pena Anticipada, La Lógica Cautelar Y La Contrarreforma / Pre-Trial Detention Regime In Latin America: The Pre-Trial Punishment, Flight Risk And The Counter Reform, Claudio Fuentes Maureira

Claudio Fuentes Maureira

One of the main reasons that justified the criminal procedure reform in Latin America was the possibility to overcome and changed different practices that were very problematic. One of these complex situations was the excessive use of pre-trial detention in the context of criminal investigations; in particular, the abuse of this institution had a dangerous outcome when it comes to the protection of the human rights of the detainees.

From the mid 90’s onwards, most of the Latin American countries started a reform of their criminal institutions and proceedings. A considerable portion of the legal framework was heavily modified ...


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