Perspectives - David Samuels And Themes Karalis Of Duval & Stachenfeld Llp, 2017 New York Law School
Perspectives - David Samuels And Themes Karalis Of Duval & Stachenfeld Llp, James Hagy, Jordan Moss
Federal and state law can impose compliance requirements affecting both disposing of and transacting in real estate by not-for-profit organizations. In a dialogue with The Rooftop Project’s Jordan Moss and Professor James Hagy, David Samuels and Themes Karalis of the law firm Duval & Stachenfeld illustrate situations, including some unique to New York law and regulation, in which compliance and care are warranted.
Upholding Citizens’ Privacy In The Use Of Stingray Technology: Is New York Behind?, 2017 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Upholding Citizens’ Privacy In The Use Of Stingray Technology: Is New York Behind?, Samantha Hazen
Pace Law Review
This Comment will argue that New York should follow the federal agencies’ and states’ leads by imposing a warrant requirement supported by probable cause on local and state agencies that wish to use Stingray technology in their investigations. The first section will explore Stingray technology and how it works. The second section will frame the issue and describe New York’s current standard. The third section will discuss the judicial response to the issue and how New York courts seem to place the burden of upholding privacy on the citizen, instead of the government. The third section will also discuss ...
Puerto Rico And The Netherworld Of Sovereign Debt Restructuring, 2017 University of Southern California
Puerto Rico And The Netherworld Of Sovereign Debt Restructuring, Robert K. Rasmussen, Mitu Gulati
University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series
Puerto Rico has incurred debt well beyond its ability to repay. It attempted to address its fiscal woes through legislation allowing the restructuring of some its debt. The Supreme Court put a stop to this effort, holding that Congress in the Bankruptcy Code barred the Commonwealth from enacting its own restructuring regime. Yet all agreed that the Bankruptcy Code did not provide anything in its place. While Congress quickly enacted PROMESA in an attempt to address the Puerto Rico’s fiscal ills, we explore in this paper whether Congress has the power to bar Puerto Rico from enacting a restructuring ...
Immigration Enforcement And State Post-Conviction Adjudications: Towards Nuanced Preemption And True Dialogical Federalism, 2017 Boston College Law School
Immigration Enforcement And State Post-Conviction Adjudications: Towards Nuanced Preemption And True Dialogical Federalism, Daniel Kanstroom
The relationship between federal immigration enforcement and state criminal, post-conviction law exemplifies certain inevitable complexities of preemption and federalism. Because neither perfect uniformity nor complete preemption is possible, we must consider two questions: First, whether (and, if so, how) state courts adjudicating rights should account for legitimate federal immigration law goals, such as uniformity and finality? Second, how should federal courts deploy preemption and federalism principles when faced with challenges by federal authorities to such state court actions? This article offers a framework of “dialogical federalism,” seeking to normalize certain tensions under a rubric of dialogue, rather than formal hierarchy ...
Marijuana Regulation And Federalism, 2017 University of New Hampshire School of Law
Marijuana Regulation And Federalism, John M. Greabe
[Excerpt] "Federal law makes the cultivation and use of marijuana illegal for all purposes. Yet, over the past two decades, 28 states plus the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, and eight states plus the District of Columbia have legalized it for recreational purposes. Marijuana regulation thus provides a useful and timely example for exploring the ways in which the distribution of power between the federal government and the states can facilitate policy change."
Incomplete Takings, 2017 University of San Diego
Incomplete Takings, Abraham Bell, Gideon Parchomovsky
Incomplete takings are vital and extremely common. Yet, they present unique challenges that cannot be resolved by standard rules of eminent domain. In particular, incomplete, or partial, takings may result in the creation of suboptimal parcels, and even unusable and unmarketable ones. Additionally, partial takings create nettlesome assessment problems that do not arise when parcels are taken as a whole. Finally, incomplete takings engender opportunities for inefficient strategic behavior on the part of the government after the partial taking has been carried out. Current partial takings jurisprudence fails to resolve these problems, and, in some instances even exacerbates them.
Assessing The State Of The State Constitutionalism, 2017 Florida State University College of Law
Assessing The State Of The State Constitutionalism, Jim Rossi
Robert Williams's The Law of American State Constitutions is an impressive career accomplishment for one of the leading academic lawyers writing on state constitutions. Given the need for a comprehensive, treatise-like treatment of state constitutions that transcends individual jurisdictions, Williams's book will almost certainly become the go-to treatise for the next generation of state constitutional law practitioners and scholars. The U.S. Constitution has a grip on how the American legal mind approaches issues in American constitutionalism, but an important recurring theme in Williams's work (as well as that of others) is how state constitutions present unique ...
California Labor Relations Board Report To The Legislature And To The Governor - Fiscal Year 2014-2015, 2017 Golden Gate University School of Law
California Labor Relations Board Report To The Legislature And To The Governor - Fiscal Year 2014-2015, Agricultural Labor Relations Board
No abstract provided.
Murray Energy Corporation V. Mccarthy, 2017 University of Montana School of Law
Murray Energy Corporation V. Mccarthy, Sarah M. Danno
Public Land and Resources Law Review
Holding that the widespread effects of environmental regulation on the coal industry constituted sufficient importance, the Northern District of West Virginia ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct analysis on employment loss and plant reduction resulting from regulatory effects. In admonishing the EPA’s inaction, the court ruled that the Agency had a non-discretionary duty to evaluate employment and plant reduction. Furthermore, the court held that the EPA’s attempt to put forth general reports in place of required evaluations was an invalid attempt to circumvent its statutory duty.
Bibliography Of Sources On Prostitution Decriminalization In Rhode Island, 2017 University of Rhode Island
Bibliography Of Sources On Prostitution Decriminalization In Rhode Island, Donna M. Hughes Dr., Melanie Shapiro Esq
Donna M. Hughes
The New York Marriage Equality Act And The Strength Of Its Religious Exceptions, 2017 St. John's University School of Law
The New York Marriage Equality Act And The Strength Of Its Religious Exceptions, Andrew R. Hamilton
Journal of Catholic Legal Studies
No abstract provided.
Tax Cannibalization And Fiscal Federalism In The United States, 2017 Northwestern University School of Law
Tax Cannibalization And Fiscal Federalism In The United States, David Gamage, Darien Shanske
Northwestern University Law Review
We began this project pondering a riddle. Most state governments have adopted what we—and many others—view as clearly suboptimal tax policies, especially in regard to the taxation of corporate income and capital gains. Yet, with the notable exception of those who oppose progressivity and the taxation of capital, state-level tax policymakers have had remarkably little appetite for reform. This Article provides one major explanation for this riddle by identifying and demonstrating a phenomenon that we label as “tax cannibalization.” We argue that flawed state-level tax policies derive in part from perverse incentives inadvertently created by the federal government.
Contesting Victimhood: A Linguistic And Legal Anthropological Analysis Of Defendant Experiences In New York’S Human Trafficking Intervention Courts, 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Contesting Victimhood: A Linguistic And Legal Anthropological Analysis Of Defendant Experiences In New York’S Human Trafficking Intervention Courts, Mark T. Romig
All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
Human Trafficking Intervention Courts (HTICs) have been operating in New York City in an effort to connect victims of human trafficking to treatment programs. Unfortunately, the net that the courts cast was too wide and people who did not identify as victims of human trafficking were coerced into treatment programs that they did not need or want. Through textual discourse analysis and ethnographic observation, this paper explores the contestation of victimhood in HTICs by focusing on the experiences of defendants and how they are perceived by the police, judges, and other agents of the HTICs. Before entering the HTICs, defendants ...
Footing The Bill For Natural Gas Leaks: Why States Should Limit Cost Recovery Of Lost And Unaccounted For Gas, 2017 Boston College Law School
Footing The Bill For Natural Gas Leaks: Why States Should Limit Cost Recovery Of Lost And Unaccounted For Gas, Liam Holland
Boston College Law Review
State statutes prohibit unjust or unreasonable natural gas utility rates. Public Utility Commissions (“PUCs”) administer these state laws and permit gas distribution companies to recover natural gas commodity costs related to lost and unaccounted for gas from customers through “purchased gas adjustment clauses.” In most of those states, PUCs permit "total recovery" of all lost and unaccounted for gas costs via these clauses using periodic rate adjustments. A small number of PUCs have reformed purchase gas adjustment clauses in order to incentivize gas distribution companies to reduce lost and unaccounted for gas. This Note advocates for all state public utility ...
A Taxonomy Of Independent Electoral Reapportionment Systems, 2017 Indiana University Maurer School of Law
A Taxonomy Of Independent Electoral Reapportionment Systems, James Ruley
Indiana Journal of Constitutional Design
This paper addresses a means of checking legislative gerrymandering, which I have called the Independent Electoral Reapportionment Commission (IERC). Its purpose is to prevent self-interested politicians from drawing biased constituency lines. While scholars have researched gerrymandering, few scholars have researched commissions designed to limit such gerrymandering, and no comprehensive work details the global means of accomplishing this goal.
Thus, the purpose of this paper is not to normatively prescribe the best practices for composing and empowering an IERC, but rather to descriptively show how different countries conduct this process. While Part II makes some determinations about which commissions may conceptually ...
Putting Exclusionary Zoning In Its Place: Affordable Housing And Geographical Scale, 2017 Vanderbilt Law School
Putting Exclusionary Zoning In Its Place: Affordable Housing And Geographical Scale, Christopher Serkin, Leslie Wellington
No abstract provided.
The Absence Of Lack And The Relevance Of Relationship, 2017 Millennium Solutions Inc.
The Absence Of Lack And The Relevance Of Relationship, Tracy Maxwell Heard
Leadership Hour at Otterbein University
Tracy Maxwell Heard, a former Democratic Leader of the Ohio House of Representatives is the President of Millennium Solutions, Inc., a public policy, business and non-profit development firm with a specialization in social enterprise development.
Health And Safety Overregulation, 2017 Touro Law Center
Health And Safety Overregulation, Michael Lewyn
Michael E Lewyn
The Bylaw Puzzle In Delaware Corporate Law, 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School
The Bylaw Puzzle In Delaware Corporate Law, David A. Skeel Jr.
In less than a decade, Delaware’s legislature has overruled its courts and reshaped Delaware corporate law on two different occasions, with proxy access bylaws in 2009 and with shareholder litigation bylaws in 2015. Having two dramatic interventions in quick succession would be puzzling under any circumstances. The interventions are doubly puzzling because with proxy access, Delaware’s legislature authorized the use of bylaws or charter provisions that Delaware’s courts had banned; while with shareholder litigation, it banned bylaws or charter provisions that the courts had authorized. This Article attempts to unravel the puzzle.
I start with corporate law ...
Home Rule In An Era Of Local Environmental Innovation, 2017 Georgetown University Law Center
Home Rule In An Era Of Local Environmental Innovation, Sarah J. Fox
IPR Papers & Reports
As 2016’s national election made clear, striking ideological differences between cities and their surrounding states exist in many parts of the country. One way this divide is manifesting itself is in state governments passing laws with the sole purpose of outlawing particular local conduct. For instance, recent state legislation has prohibited local governments from establishing a minimum wage, from prohibiting the use of plastic bags, and from protecting the rights of transgender individuals to use the bathroom of their identified gender. These state actions do not create substantive law; instead, they merely curtail the grant of authority—known, broadly ...