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Reform Through Resignation: Why Chief Justice Roberts Should Resign (In 2023), Scott P. Bloomberg Jan 2021

Reform Through Resignation: Why Chief Justice Roberts Should Resign (In 2023), Scott P. Bloomberg

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Many proponents of reforming the Supreme Court have expressed support for adopting a system of eighteen-year staggered term limits. These proposals, however, are hobbled by constitutional constraints: Amending the Constitution to implement term limits is highly implausible and implementing term limits through statute is likely unconstitutional. This Essay offers an approach to implementing term limits that avoids these constitutional constraints. Just as President Washington was able to establish a de facto Presidential term limit by not seeking a third term in office, Chief Justice Roberts is uniquely positioned to establish a new norm of serving eighteen-year terms on the Court. …


Green Bag Cataloging Trivia, Aaron S. Kirschenfeld Apr 2018

Green Bag Cataloging Trivia, Aaron S. Kirschenfeld

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Rehnquist's Missing Letter: A Former Law Clerk's 1955 Thoughts On Justice Jackson And Brown, John Q. Barrett, Brad Snyder Jan 2012

Rehnquist's Missing Letter: A Former Law Clerk's 1955 Thoughts On Justice Jackson And Brown, John Q. Barrett, Brad Snyder

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"I think that Plessy v. Ferguson was right and should be reaffirmed." That's what Supreme Court law clerk William H. Rehnquist wrote privately in December 1952 to his boss, Justice Robert H. Jackson. When the memorandum was made public in 1971 and Rehnquist's Supreme Court confirmation hung in the balance, he claimed that the memorandum reflected Jackson's views, not Rehnquist's. Rehnquist was confirmed, but his explanation triggered charges that he had lied and smeared the memory of one of the Court's most revered justices. This Essay analyzes a newly discovered document—a letter Rehnquist wrote to Justice Felix Frankfurter in 1955, …


Ferdinand Pecora: The Hellhound Of Wall Street, Michael A. Perino Jan 2011

Ferdinand Pecora: The Hellhound Of Wall Street, Michael A. Perino

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Few Americans today know who Ferdinand Pecora was, although he was once a media superstar, a nearly daily fixture in newspapers and radio broadcasts across the country. With the onset of our current economic woes his name has slowly begun to crop up again. In April 2009, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for a new "Pecora Commission" to investigate "what happened on Wall Street." The next week, the Senate invoked Pecora's name in voting to create an independent committee to investigate the financial crisis, and in January 2010 the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission held its first hearings.

Pecora, a diminutive …


Henry T. King, Jr., At Case, And On The Nuremberg Case, John Q. Barrett Jan 2010

Henry T. King, Jr., At Case, And On The Nuremberg Case, John Q. Barrett

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Prof. Barrett reflects on his “teacher, colleague and friend for the past eight years,” Henry T. King, Jr. Through work at conferences, with the Robert H. Jackson Center and in many private discussions, Henry King became Prof. Barrett’s "Nuremberg colleague" in the academic and historical senses of that phrase. Henry also hoped and assumed that his friends at Case Western would, after his death, do right by his memory and convene a memorial event. Henry directed Prof. Barrett to attend on this occasion to speak about him and Case Western, and about him and Nuremberg.


The Nuremberg Roles Of Justice Robert H. Jackson, John Q. Barrett Jan 2007

The Nuremberg Roles Of Justice Robert H. Jackson, John Q. Barrett

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This lecture covers the background of Robert H. Jackson and the story of "Nuremberg," which is Jackson's Nuremberg. The program of this Nuremberg conference states that Prof. Barrett will speak about "The Crucial Role of Robert H. Jackson." In fact, there were multiple Jackson roles at Nuremberg—many, many roles and moments were encompassed in the undertaking that has come to be so significant historically that the primary, global meaning of the word "Nuremberg" today is, and probably always will be, the 1945-46 international trial of the principal surviving Nazi criminals. Justice Jackson's Nuremberg was over 15 months of full time …


Asking The Straight Question: How To Come To Speech In Spite Of Conceptual Liquidation As A Homosexual, Jose M. Gabilondo Jan 2006

Asking The Straight Question: How To Come To Speech In Spite Of Conceptual Liquidation As A Homosexual, Jose M. Gabilondo

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Profile: Judge George H. Aldrich, Nancy Amoury Combs Jan 2005

Profile: Judge George H. Aldrich, Nancy Amoury Combs

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Albany In The Life Trajectory Of Robert H. Jackson, John Q. Barrett Jan 2005

Albany In The Life Trajectory Of Robert H. Jackson, John Q. Barrett

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We recall Supreme Court Justice and Nuremberg prosecutor Robert Houghwout Jackson (1892-1954) for many reasons, but certainly a leading one is the striking contrast between his humble origins and his exalted destinations. Jackson's life began literally in the deep woods, on a family farm in the gorgeous rural isolation of Spring Creek Township in northwestern Pennsylvania's Warren County. He spent his boyhood and obtained his basic public school education in Frewsburg, a small town in southwestern New York State. While still a teenager, Jackson spent one additional year as a high school student in nearby Jamestown, New York, but he …


Rediscovering Williston, Mark L. Movsesian Jan 2005

Rediscovering Williston, Mark L. Movsesian

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This Article is an intellectual history of classical contracts scholar Samuel Williston. Professor Movsesian argues that the conventional account of Williston's jurisprudence presents an incomplete and distorted picture. While much of Williston's work can strike a contemporary reader as arid and conceptual, there are strong elements of pragmatism as well. Williston insists that doctrine be justified in terms of real-world consequences, maintains that rules can have only presumptive force, and offers institutional explanations for judicial restraint. As a result, his scholarship shares more in common with today's new formalism than commonly supposed. Even the under-theorized quality of Williston's scholarship—to contemporary …


Carla Del Ponte: Her Retrospective Of Four Years In The Hague, Angela M. Banks Jan 2004

Carla Del Ponte: Her Retrospective Of Four Years In The Hague, Angela M. Banks

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Remembering Andrew I. Batavia, Michael Ashley Stein Apr 2003

Remembering Andrew I. Batavia, Michael Ashley Stein

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Teacher, Student, Ticket: John Frank, Leon Higginbotham, And One Afternoon At The Supreme Court--Not A Trifling Thing, John Q. Barrett Jan 2002

Teacher, Student, Ticket: John Frank, Leon Higginbotham, And One Afternoon At The Supreme Court--Not A Trifling Thing, John Q. Barrett

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A path to greatness often begins with a special teacher, and this is such a story. In the fall of 1949, John P. Frank was a new associate professor at the Yale Law School. This story also involves a young student. In autumn 1949, A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., was a first year law student at Yale. Higginbotham, a 21-year-old black man from Trenton, New Jersey, had attended Purdue University and, after transferring, graduated from Antioch College in 1949. Leon Higginbotham was one of three black students who entered Yale Law School in fall 1949. Higginbotham met John Frank when he …


A Jackson Portrait For Jamestown, "A Magnet In The Room", John Q. Barrett Jan 2002

A Jackson Portrait For Jamestown, "A Magnet In The Room", John Q. Barrett

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As Robert H. Jackson gained prominence in law practice and national government, he had particularly close ties to the city of Buffalo and to its University and School of Law. Jackson briefly practiced law in Buffalo for a year near the start of his career. He continued thereafter to handle Buffalo cases and represent Buffalo clients even though his practice was based in Jamestown. In 1946, Jackson received an honorary degree from the University of Buffalo at its centennial commemoration and spoke then about his just-completed Nuremberg experiences, including the evidence on German persecution of minorities. In 1951, Justice Jackson's …


Professor Stephen H. Schulman, Peter J. Henning, Eric Kades Apr 2001

Professor Stephen H. Schulman, Peter J. Henning, Eric Kades

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State Of Ohio V. Richard D. Chilton And State Of Ohio V. John W. Terry: The Suppression Hearing And Trial Transcripts, John Q. Barrett Jan 1998

State Of Ohio V. Richard D. Chilton And State Of Ohio V. John W. Terry: The Suppression Hearing And Trial Transcripts, John Q. Barrett

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This appendix to Deciding the Stop and Frisk Cases: A Look Inside the Supreme Court’s Conference, 72 St. John’s L. Rev. 749 (1998), includes Biographical Information on the Participants in the Case; and transcripts of the complete pretrial and trial proceedings in the 1964 criminal prosecutions of Richard Chilton and John Terry, arranged by Prof. Barrett to create the organization reflected in the Table of Contents at the beginning of the appendix. Footnotes were added to provide citations and, in a few instances, to clarify the text. Bracketed material was added to correct obvious slips of the tongue or the …


Law And The Wisconsin Idea, Erika Lietzan, Paul D. Carrington Sep 1997

Law And The Wisconsin Idea, Erika Lietzan, Paul D. Carrington

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We recall a summer of contentment when American law was suffused with optimism, a season ending a long winter of despair and disorder. For the first fifteen years of this century, many (and perhaps most) American lawyers were filled with confidence that America had healed the wounds of civil war and was healing those of class struggle. We could, and we would, overcome all obstacles to peace and prosperity, not only for our people but for all mankind. This, it was widely believed, would be our century. As early as 1879 Daniel Coit Gilman, the premier educator of his time, …


James Landis: The Administrative Process, Charles H. Koch Jr. Jul 1996

James Landis: The Administrative Process, Charles H. Koch Jr.

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Sovereign Prerogatives, Jayne W. Barnard Jan 1996

Sovereign Prerogatives, Jayne W. Barnard

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Art Of Judicial Biography, Michael J. Gerhardt Jan 1995

Art Of Judicial Biography, Michael J. Gerhardt

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Book Review Of Clement Haynsworth, The Senate, And The Supreme Court, Davison M. Douglas Jan 1992

Book Review Of Clement Haynsworth, The Senate, And The Supreme Court, Davison M. Douglas

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The Enduring Example Of John Marshall Harlan: "Virtue As Practice" In The Supreme Court, William W. Van Alstyne Apr 1991

The Enduring Example Of John Marshall Harlan: "Virtue As Practice" In The Supreme Court, William W. Van Alstyne

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A Tribute To Judge Charles Clark, Rodney A. Smolla Jan 1991

A Tribute To Judge Charles Clark, Rodney A. Smolla

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Blame This Messenger: Summers On Fuller, Paul A. Lebel Jan 1985

Blame This Messenger: Summers On Fuller, Paul A. Lebel

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Brainerd Currie: Scholar, William W. Van Alstyne Jan 1977

Brainerd Currie: Scholar, William W. Van Alstyne

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These words are written in honor of the memory of Brainerd Currie, a brilliant academic, colleague, and friend.


My Native Grounds, Royal W. France, Jack C. Lane Jan 1957

My Native Grounds, Royal W. France, Jack C. Lane

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In 1957, near the end of his life, Royal France, a Rollins College economics professor for over twenty years, published My Native Grounds, a memoir that chronicles his life of service and commitment in the first half of the twentieth century. His story, which provides insights and perspectives on American life during the first half of the twentieth century that only an active participant could furnish, will appeal to scholars of both Florida and national histories, particularly those interested in American civil liberties history. This exceptionally well written, readable memoir will appeal as well to the general reader who has …


Book Review Of The Life Of John Randolph Of Roanoke, N. Beverley Tucker Jul 1851

Book Review Of The Life Of John Randolph Of Roanoke, N. Beverley Tucker

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Editor's Table: Review Of Sawyer's Life Of Randolph, N. Beverley Tucker Apr 1844

Editor's Table: Review Of Sawyer's Life Of Randolph, N. Beverley Tucker

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Book Review Of Stories Of General Warren, Lucian Minor Aug 1835

Book Review Of Stories Of General Warren, Lucian Minor

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