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Jury Trial Techniques In Complex Civil Litigation, Ronald S. Longhofer Dec 1999

Jury Trial Techniques In Complex Civil Litigation, Ronald S. Longhofer

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Ronald Longhofer, an experienced litigator, discusses the challenges inherent in trying a complex civil case to a jury. He explores aspects of complex litigation that often impede jurors from effectively hearing such cases. In conclusion, he suggests litigation techniques which have proved successful in overcoming such obstacles and effectively translating complex evidence to jurors.


The Rise And Fall Of Affirmative Action Injury Selection, Avern Cohn, David R. Sherwood Dec 1999

The Rise And Fall Of Affirmative Action Injury Selection, Avern Cohn, David R. Sherwood

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has historically experienced difficulty in achieving jury compositions that truly represented the surrounding community. In response, the Authors share their insight as to how the court instituted a "balancing" program. By reducing the number of white names in the jury wheel, the balancing program successfully incorporated more minorities into the jury system. The Authors further discuss the Sixth Circuit decision, United States v. Ovalle, which marked the end of the balancing program.


It's Not Just Hair: Historical And Cultural Considerations For An Emerging Technology, Deborah Pergament Dec 1999

It's Not Just Hair: Historical And Cultural Considerations For An Emerging Technology, Deborah Pergament

Chicago-Kent Law Review

History reflects the social, religious and political importance of human hair. Individuals have used hairstyles to flaunt social conventions about gender, race, sexual identity, and social status. Totalitarian governments have regulated hairstyles as a means of social control and dehumanization. Today, advances in technology now make it possible to discover information about an individual's current or potential health status. Judicial decisions and administrative regulations offer individuals limited protection from state or institutional intrusion into the information revealed by genetic hair analysis. This Article argues that the explosion of technologies that use hair to reveal intimate details of an individual's biological …


The Reawakening Of Marriage, Raymond C. O'Brien Dec 1999

The Reawakening Of Marriage, Raymond C. O'Brien

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.


Decisionmaking About General Damages: A Comparison Of Jurors, Judges, And Lawyers, Roselle L. Wissler, Allen J. Hart, Michael J. Saks Dec 1999

Decisionmaking About General Damages: A Comparison Of Jurors, Judges, And Lawyers, Roselle L. Wissler, Allen J. Hart, Michael J. Saks

Michigan Law Review

Placing important decisions in the hands of the civil jury - made up of ordinary citizens untrained in the law - has long been criticized. For example, Erwin Griswold, law school dean and Solicitor General of the United States, asked, "Why should anyone think that 12 persons brought in from the street, selected in various ways, for their lack of general ability, should have any special capacity for deciding controversies between persons?" And Jerome Frank, law professor, aggressive legal realist, and judge, argued that juries are uncertain, capricious, and unpredictable, ignorant and prejudiced, poor factfinders, gullible, and incapable of following …


A Peculiar People: The Mystical And Pragmatic Appeal Of Mormonism, Kenneth Anderson Nov 1999

A Peculiar People: The Mystical And Pragmatic Appeal Of Mormonism, Kenneth Anderson

Book Reviews

This 1999 Los Angeles Times Book Review essay examines Richard and Joan Ostling's account of contemporary Mormonism in the United States. Richard Ostling, a reporter for Time Magazine, obtained extensive access to Mormon Church officials in the course of researching the book, and it gives the fullest account available currently of Mormon life in America. The review finds the book to be very evenhanded and objective, and perhaps the best introduction to the Mormon faith extant today, whether by Mormon church members or non-members.


It-Cenit, Horacio M. Lynch, Mauricio Devoto Nov 1999

It-Cenit, Horacio M. Lynch, Mauricio Devoto

Horacio M. LYNCH

En noviembre de 1999, ITCENIT ha publicado un informe que analiza el impacto de las nuevas tecnologías de la información y comunicaciones en la economía de la Argentina. Advierte sobre la oportunidad económica que la Argentina está desaprovechando al no estar preparada para ingresar en la Era de la Información, y del riesgo que corre de quedar notablemente retrasada con respecto a otros países. Este trabajo, resultado de tres años de reflexiones, ha sido especialmente preparado para sugerir ideas al nuevo gobierno que asumía en diciembre de 1999, e incluye una propuesta concreta con el fin de introducir en nuestra …


Corruption And Legitimation Crises In Latin America, Ángel Oquendo Oct 1999

Corruption And Legitimation Crises In Latin America, Ángel Oquendo

Faculty Articles and Papers

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Rhetoric Of “Dirty Laundry”: Examining The Value Of Internal Criticism Within Progressive Social Movements And Oppressed Communities, Darren Lenard Hutchinson Oct 1999

Beyond The Rhetoric Of “Dirty Laundry”: Examining The Value Of Internal Criticism Within Progressive Social Movements And Oppressed Communities, Darren Lenard Hutchinson

UF Law Faculty Publications

Several historical reasons explain opposition to the airing of internal criticism by scholars and activists within progressive social movements and by members of subordinate communities. Opponents often contend that such criticism might reinforce negative stereotypes of subordinate individuals and that reactionary movements and activists might appropriate and misuse negative portrayals of the oppressed. A related fear holds that internal criticism will dismantle political unity within oppressed communities and progressive social movements, thereby forestalling social change. While these concerns provide some context for understanding the resistance to internal criticism within progressive social movements, I argue in this essay that they do …


Let's Plead For Justice And Pray For Healing, Irene Chu Sep 1999

Let's Plead For Justice And Pray For Healing, Irene Chu

Buffalo Women's Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Women And The Privitization Of Eastern Europe, Pietra Lettieri Sep 1999

Women And The Privitization Of Eastern Europe, Pietra Lettieri

Buffalo Women's Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Unwritten Constitutions, Unwritten Law, Walter O. Weyrauch Sep 1999

Unwritten Constitutions, Unwritten Law, Walter O. Weyrauch

Washington and Lee Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Globalisation Of Crime, Mark Findlay Jul 1999

The Globalisation Of Crime, Mark Findlay

Research Collection Yong Pung How School Of Law

As with many emergent themes in today's society, globalisation is simple and complex. Put simply, it is the collapsing of time and space; the process whereby through mass communication, multi-national commerce, internationalised politics, and transnational regulation we seem to be moving inexorably towards a single culture. The more complex interpretation of globalisation is as paradox - wherein there are as many pressures driving us in the direction of the common culture as those keeping us apart.


Latina Multidimensionality And Latcrit Possibilities: Culture, Gender, And Sex©, Berta E. Hernández-Truyol Jul 1999

Latina Multidimensionality And Latcrit Possibilities: Culture, Gender, And Sex©, Berta E. Hernández-Truyol

UF Law Faculty Publications

This essay explores the multiple margins that Latinas inhabit both within majority society and their comunidad Latina because of their compounded outsider status in all their possible communities. Exploring the concept and theme of "Between/Beyond Colors: Outsiders Within Latina/o Communities" elucidates both the challenges and the possibilities the young LatCrit movement presents for Latinas.

From its inception, LatCrit has broadened and sought to reconstruct the race discourse beyond the normalized binary black/white paradigm -- an underinclusive model that effects the erasure of the Latina/o, Native, and Asian experiences as well as the realities of other racial and ethnic groups in …


The Erotics Of Virtue, Kenneth Anderson Jun 1999

The Erotics Of Virtue, Kenneth Anderson

Book Reviews

(Obituary Essay on Dominique Aury/Pauline Reage, Author of Story of O)This essay originally appeared in the LA Times book review as an obituary essay on Dominique Aury, author (under the name Pauline Reage) of the pornographic classic Story of O. The essay argues that Story of O is a fairy tale in which the heroine, O, seeks to escape from modernity's enforced virtues of equality, freedom, and choice into a world of the virtues of hierarchy - the eroticized analogues of religious submission. The novel is driven forward by a downward spiral in which O seeks to surrender herself to …


The Erotics Of Virtue (Obituary Essay On Dominique Aury/Pauline Reage, Author Of Story Of O), Kenneth Anderson Jun 1999

The Erotics Of Virtue (Obituary Essay On Dominique Aury/Pauline Reage, Author Of Story Of O), Kenneth Anderson

Kenneth Anderson

This essay originally appeared in the LA Times book review as an obituary essay on Dominique Aury, author (under the name Pauline Reage) of the pornographic classic Story of O. The essay argues that Story of O is a fairy tale in which the heroine, O, seeks to escape from modernity's enforced virtues of equality, freedom, and choice into a world of the virtues of hierarchy - the eroticized analogues of religious submission. The novel is driven forward by a downward spiral in which O seeks to surrender herself to her masters and so escape from modernity's insistence on liberty …


Law And The Ideal Citizen, Lee C. Bollinger Jun 1999

Law And The Ideal Citizen, Lee C. Bollinger

Washington and Lee Law Review

No abstract provided.


Family Law In The Age Of Distrust, Carl E. Scheider Jun 1999

Family Law In The Age Of Distrust, Carl E. Scheider

Articles

I have been invited to examine the relationship between American culture and American family law at the end of the century. No doubt I was foolish to accept the invitation, since the topic can hardly be sketched, much less discussed, within the compass of even a lengthy article. On the other hand, that happy fault forces me to accept the luxury of writing a speculative essay and of eschewing the footnotes that are the misery (and majesty) of the academic lawyer. But even thus set free I am still enchained. Family law is shaped by more cultural forces than I …


The Hazards Of Legal Fine Tuning: Confronting The Free Will Problem In Election Law Scholarship, Michael A. Fitts Jun 1999

The Hazards Of Legal Fine Tuning: Confronting The Free Will Problem In Election Law Scholarship, Michael A. Fitts

All Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Comment On Steve Lubet: Reconstructing Atticus Finch, Rob Atkinson May 1999

Comment On Steve Lubet: Reconstructing Atticus Finch, Rob Atkinson

Scholarly Publications

No abstract provided.


The Foundations Of Liberty, Lawrence B. Solum May 1999

The Foundations Of Liberty, Lawrence B. Solum

Michigan Law Review

Randy Barnett's The Structure of Liberty is an ambitious book. The task that Barnett sets himself is to offer an original and persuasive argument for a libertarian political theory, a theory that challenges the legitimacy of the central institutions of the modern regulatory-welfare state. The Structure of Liberty is that rare creature, a book that delivers on most of the promises it makes. Already the book is on its way to becoming a contemporary classic, the successor in interest to Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State and Utopia as a source of ideas and arguments for the revitalization of an important intellectual …


These Are The People In Your Neighborhood, Elliot Regenstein May 1999

These Are The People In Your Neighborhood, Elliot Regenstein

Michigan Law Review

The 1997 St. Louis Rams media guide contains a glowing description of the team's star rookie from the prior season. The guide highlights his brilliant college career, describes his solid first professional season, and mentions that he grew up in Los Angeles. In a gray box above his football statistics, it notes that he frequently visits the Emergency Children's Home (ECHO) for troubled youth, where he talks to kids and plays basketball with them. The description would all look pretty normal if it wasn't a portrait of Lawrence Phillips. Almost every other sporting publication has written of Phillips not as …


From Criticism To Critique: Preserving The Radical Potential Of Critical Legal Studies Through A Reexamination Of Frankfurt School Of Critical Theory, Jason E. Whitehead Apr 1999

From Criticism To Critique: Preserving The Radical Potential Of Critical Legal Studies Through A Reexamination Of Frankfurt School Of Critical Theory, Jason E. Whitehead

Florida State University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Culture And Crime: Kargar And The Existing Framework For A Cultural Defense, Nancy A. Wanderer, Catherine R. Connors Apr 1999

Culture And Crime: Kargar And The Existing Framework For A Cultural Defense, Nancy A. Wanderer, Catherine R. Connors

Buffalo Law Review

No abstract provided.


Silencing The Guns In Haiti, Elizabeth Mensch Apr 1999

Silencing The Guns In Haiti, Elizabeth Mensch

Buffalo Law Review

Book review of Irwin Stotzky's Silencing the Guns in Haiti: The Promise of Deliberative Democracy


Legal Rules And Social Reform, Emily Sherwin Apr 1999

Legal Rules And Social Reform, Emily Sherwin

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Is Progressive Constitutionalism Possible?, Robin West Apr 1999

Is Progressive Constitutionalism Possible?, Robin West

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Progressivism is in part a particular moral and political response to the sadness of lesser lives, lives unnecessarily diminished by economic, psychic and physical insecurity in the midst of a society or world that offers plenty. This insecurity is unjust and should end; the suffering should be alleviated, and those lives should be enriched. To do so must be one of the goals of a morally just or justifiable state. Not all suffering and not all lesser lives, of course, give rise to such a response. The suffering attendant to accident, disease, war and happenstance is neither entirely chargeable to …


Youthbuild, Dorothy Stoneman, Fatma Marouf Apr 1999

Youthbuild, Dorothy Stoneman, Fatma Marouf

Faculty Scholarship

YouthBuild is a comprehensive youth and community development program that simultaneously addresses several core issues facing lowincome communities: education, housing, jobs, and leadership development. It is based on the conviction that the energy and intelligence of young people need to be liberated and enlisted in solving the problems facing our society, and that low income young people are an untapped resource for solving the problems facing their own communities.

YouthBuild engages disconnected young men and women who have no apparent path to a productive future by teaching them basic academic, life, leadership, and employability skills through work on community housing …


The Future Of Governmental Ethics: Law And Morality, Jon L. Mills Apr 1999

The Future Of Governmental Ethics: Law And Morality, Jon L. Mills

UF Law Faculty Publications

Based on a speech presented at the 16th International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge University, England September 13-19, 1998.


Can Cowboys Become Indians? Protecting Western Communities As Endangered Cultural Remnants, A. Dan Tarlock Mar 1999

Can Cowboys Become Indians? Protecting Western Communities As Endangered Cultural Remnants, A. Dan Tarlock

All Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.