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Radical Lawmakers In Colonial Massachusetts: The `Countenance Of Authoritie' And The Lawes And Libertyes, Daniel R. Coquillette May 1994

Radical Lawmakers In Colonial Massachusetts: The `Countenance Of Authoritie' And The Lawes And Libertyes, Daniel R. Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

Also appears in Studi in Memoria Di Gino Gorla, 1605-1633. Tomo II: Dialogo Tra Ordinamenti, Diritto dei Commerci E Diritto Europa Iura Naturalia E Diritti Fondamentali. Italy, 1994, and in translation as "Giuristi Radicali Nel Massachusetts Coloniale: `Countenance of Authority' Lawes and Libertyes." In Il Diritto dei Nuovi Mondi: Atti del Convegno promosso dall'Instituto di Diritto Privato delle Facoltà di Giurisprudenza: Genova, 5-7 novembre 1992, 113-143. Milan: Casa Editrice Dott. Antonio Milani, 1994.


The Importance Of 'Nutshells', Alan Watson Jan 1994

The Importance Of 'Nutshells', Alan Watson

Scholarly Works

In modern legal systems, common law and civil law alike, and their spread over many territories in several continents, are inconceivable without the input of Nutshells often written in far-off times and in far-away places. I also want to show that the history of Nutshells vividly illumines themes that I have pressed for decades.3 First, they demonstrate the easy transmissibility of legal rules, institutions, concepts and structures from one society to other, very different, ones. Second, they indicate the frequent longevity of such rules, institutions, concepts and structures. Third, their very success is attributable to the lack of interest by …


Switching Time And Other Thought Experiments: The Hughes Court And Constitutional Transformation, Richard D. Friedman Jan 1994

Switching Time And Other Thought Experiments: The Hughes Court And Constitutional Transformation, Richard D. Friedman

Articles

For the most part, the Supreme Court's decisions in 1932 and 1933 disappointed liberals. The two swing Justices, Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes and Justice Owen J. Roberts, seemed to have sided more with the Court's four conservatives than with its three liberals. Between early 1934 and early 1935, however, the Court issued three thunderbolt decisions, all by five-to-four votes on the liberal side and with either Hughes or Roberts writing for the majority over the dissent of the conservative foursome: in January 1934, Home Building & Loan Ass'n v. Blaisdell' severely limited the extent to which the Contracts Clause …


The Rhetoric Of Moderation: Desegregating The South During The Decade After Brown, Davison M. Douglas Jan 1994

The Rhetoric Of Moderation: Desegregating The South During The Decade After Brown, Davison M. Douglas

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The Limits Of Preference-Based Legal Policy, Herbert J. Hovenkamp Jan 1994

The Limits Of Preference-Based Legal Policy, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

All Faculty Scholarship

America's political institutions are built on the principle that individual preferences are central to the formation of policy. The two most important institutions in our system, democracy and the market, make individual preference decisive in the formation of policy and the allocation of resources. American legal traditions have always reflected the centrality of preference in policy determination. In private law, the importance of preference is reflected mainly in the development and persistence of common-law rules, which are intended to facilitate private transactions over legal entitlements. In constitutional law, the centrality of preference is reflected in the high position we assign …


A Reaffirmation: The Authenticity Of The Roberts Memorandum, Or Felix The Non-Forger (Justices Felix Frankfurter And Owen J. Roberts), Richard D. Friedman Jan 1994

A Reaffirmation: The Authenticity Of The Roberts Memorandum, Or Felix The Non-Forger (Justices Felix Frankfurter And Owen J. Roberts), Richard D. Friedman

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In the December 1955 issue of this Law Review, Justice Felix Frankfurter published a tribute to his late friend and colleague, Owen J. Roberts.' The tribute centered on what Frankfurter claimed was the text of a memorandum that Roberts wrote in 1945 to explain his conduct in the critical minimum wage cases of 1936 and 1937, Morehead v. New York ex rel. Tipaldo2 and West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish.' Scholars have often challenged the adequacy of Roberts's account of why he cast decisive votes for the conservatives in Tipaldo and for the liberals in West Coast Hotel.4 Until recently, …


The Roman Foundations Of European Law, William Ewald Jan 1994

The Roman Foundations Of European Law, William Ewald

All Faculty Scholarship

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Uncivil Law, Daniel Coquillette Dec 1993

Uncivil Law, Daniel Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.