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State Court Protection Of Reproductive Rights: The Past, The Perils, And The Promise, Dawn E. Johnsen Jan 2015

State Court Protection Of Reproductive Rights: The Past, The Perils, And The Promise, Dawn E. Johnsen

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Using Taxes To Improve Cap And Trade, Part I: Distribution, David Gamage, Darien Shanske Jan 2015

Using Taxes To Improve Cap And Trade, Part I: Distribution, David Gamage, Darien Shanske

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In this article, the first of a series, we analyze the distributional issues involved in implementing U.S. state level cap-and-trade regimes. Specifically, we will argue that the structure of California’s AB 32 regime will unnecessarily disadvantage lower-income Californians under the announced plan to give away approximately half of the permits to businesses and pollution-emitting entities.


Preventing Government Shutdowns: Designing Default Rules For Budgets, David Gamage, David Scott Louk Jan 2015

Preventing Government Shutdowns: Designing Default Rules For Budgets, David Gamage, David Scott Louk

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In nearly every area of law and governance, default policies exist when lawmakers cannot pass new legislation — typically, the status quo simply remains in effect. To its detriment, U.S. budget making at both the state and federal levels lacks effective defaults. If a new budget isn’t passed by year end, there is no budget, and the government shuts down. This lack of defaults, coupled with a dysfunctional era of budgetary politics, has led to a number of recent high-profile and costly state and federal government shutdowns at the state and federal levels.

To date, legal scholarship has failed to …


The Implications Of Csx And Dma, David Gamage, Darien Shanske Jan 2015

The Implications Of Csx And Dma, David Gamage, Darien Shanske

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This essay analyzes the implications of two recent Supreme Court cases on state and local taxation: Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation Inc. and Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl. We argue that both of these decisions not only fail to resolve major issues in state and local taxation, but actually unsettle these issues.


Mini-Domas As Political Process Failures: The Case For Heightened Scrutiny Of State Anti-Gay Marriage Amendments, Steve Sanders Jan 2014

Mini-Domas As Political Process Failures: The Case For Heightened Scrutiny Of State Anti-Gay Marriage Amendments, Steve Sanders

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The Case For A State-Level Debt-Financing Authority, David Gamage, Darien Shanske Jan 2013

The Case For A State-Level Debt-Financing Authority, David Gamage, Darien Shanske

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In this essay, we argue for the adoption of state-level debt-financing authorities as part of a broader package for reforming local government borrowing.


Minimizing The Harm Of State Fiscal Volatility, David Gamage, Jeremy Bearer-Friend Jan 2010

Minimizing The Harm Of State Fiscal Volatility, David Gamage, Jeremy Bearer-Friend

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This report’s primary concern is how U.S. state governments should respond to the fiscal volatility created by their balanced budget constraints. Applying the principles of risk allocation theory to this recurring problem, we conclude that states should primarily adjust the rates of broad-based taxes as their economies cycle, rather than fluctuating public spending.


Managing Fiscal Volatility By Redefining "Tax Cuts" And "Tax Hikes", David Gamage, Jeremy Bearer-Friend Jan 2010

Managing Fiscal Volatility By Redefining "Tax Cuts" And "Tax Hikes", David Gamage, Jeremy Bearer-Friend

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This report analyzes how states should cope with fiscal volatility at the level of institutional-design policy. We propose that states reconsider how they define terms like ‘‘tax cuts’’ and ‘‘tax hikes.’’ By adopting a new baseline for defining those terms, states can increase the likelihood of using tax rate adjustments to cope with fiscal volatility rather than more harmful spending fluctuations.


Rethinking The Federal Role In State Criminal Justice, Joseph L. Hoffmann, Nancy J. King Jan 2009

Rethinking The Federal Role In State Criminal Justice, Joseph L. Hoffmann, Nancy J. King

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This Essay argues that federal habeas review of state criminal cases squanders resources the federal government should be using to help states reform their systems of defense representation. A 2007 empirical study reveals that federal habeas review is inaccessible to most state prisoners convicted of non-capital crimes, and offers no realistic hope of relief for those who reach federal court. As a means of correcting or deterring constitutional error in non-capital cases, habeas is failing and cannot be fixed. Drawing upon these findings as well as the Supreme Court's most recent decision applying the Suspension Clause, the authors propose that …


Managing California's Fiscal Roller Coaster, David Gamage Jan 2008

Managing California's Fiscal Roller Coaster, David Gamage

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This article analyzes the causes of California's budget crises and prescribes institutional mechanisms for improving California's budgetary management.


Domestic Violence And The Workplace: The Explosion Of State Legislation And The Need For A Comprehensive Strategy, Deborah A. Widiss Jan 2008

Domestic Violence And The Workplace: The Explosion Of State Legislation And The Need For A Comprehensive Strategy, Deborah A. Widiss

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In recent years, domestic violence legislation has migrated out of its traditional locus in family law and criminal law to include a rapidly growing body of employment law. The new laws respond to a relatively simple problem: Economic security is one of the most important factors in whether a victim of domestic violence will be able to separate from an abusive partner, but domestic violence often interferes with victims' ability to maintain jobs, thus causing job loss that further traps victims in abusive relationships. By providing supports to victims and empowering employers to take direct legal action against perpetrators of …


The Supreme Court And Indiana's Voter Id Law, David Williams Jan 2008

The Supreme Court And Indiana's Voter Id Law, David Williams

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There Is A Land In The Far Off West, Michael Maben Jan 2007

There Is A Land In The Far Off West, Michael Maben

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Interpreting Conflicting Provisions Of The Nevada State Constitution, William D. Popkin Jan 2005

Interpreting Conflicting Provisions Of The Nevada State Constitution, William D. Popkin

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Protecting The Innocent: The Massachusetts Governor's Council Report, Joseph L. Hoffmann Jan 2005

Protecting The Innocent: The Massachusetts Governor's Council Report, Joseph L. Hoffmann

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The Hemp Controversy: Can Industrial Hemp Save Kentucky?, Susan David Demaine Jan 1998

The Hemp Controversy: Can Industrial Hemp Save Kentucky?, Susan David Demaine

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In the wake of litigation over the responsibility of tobacco companies for harm caused by cigarettes and in the face of increased public hostility toward smoking, Kentucky's tobacco farmers are apprehensive about the future. While not all growers depend entirely on tobacco for their income, the potential shrinking of the tobacco market will have serious ramifications throughout the state. Some farmers are turning to organic vegetable farming, or to com and soybeans as alternative crops, but the potential of industrial hemp as an option remains uncertain. Touted by many as the answer to the tobacco farmer's quandary, industrial hemp remains …


Comparative Risk Assessment And Environmental Priorities Projects: A Forum, Not A Formula, John S. Applegate Jan 1998

Comparative Risk Assessment And Environmental Priorities Projects: A Forum, Not A Formula, John S. Applegate

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A Comment On The Evolution Of Direct Democracy In Western State Constitutions, Patrick L. Baude Jan 1998

A Comment On The Evolution Of Direct Democracy In Western State Constitutions, Patrick L. Baude

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Interstate Dialogue In State Constitutional Law, Patrick L. Baude Jan 1997

Interstate Dialogue In State Constitutional Law, Patrick L. Baude

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Ancient Law And Modern Eyes, David V. Snyder Jan 1995

Ancient Law And Modern Eyes, David V. Snyder

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Struggling Through The Thicket: Section 301 And The Washington Supreme Court, Mark L. Adams Jan 1994

Struggling Through The Thicket: Section 301 And The Washington Supreme Court, Mark L. Adams

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In this article, Professor Adams examines preemption doctrine under section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act, focusing primarily on the Washington Supreme Court's 1992 decision in Commodore v. University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. The author traces the history of section 301 cases, comparing two different theories regarding its correct application. Under one theory, an employee's state law claim will be preempted if the underlying right is negotiable or if the employer's defenses implicate the collective bargaining agreement. Under the second theory, an employee's state law claim is preempted only when the right at issue derives from the provisions of a …


Recent Constitutional Decisions In Indiana, Patrick L. Baude Jan 1993

Recent Constitutional Decisions In Indiana, Patrick L. Baude

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Health Care Decision Making In Indiana And Beyond, Fred H. Cate, Kathleen M. Anderson Oct 1992

Health Care Decision Making In Indiana And Beyond, Fred H. Cate, Kathleen M. Anderson

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Possession: A Brief For Louisiana's Rights Of Succession To The Legacy Of Roman Law, David V. Snyder Jan 1992

Possession: A Brief For Louisiana's Rights Of Succession To The Legacy Of Roman Law, David V. Snyder

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Developments In The Law Of Evidence, Sophia Goodman, Henry C. Karlson, Kathleen M. Mulligan Jan 1992

Developments In The Law Of Evidence, Sophia Goodman, Henry C. Karlson, Kathleen M. Mulligan

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The purpose of this Article is to alert Indiana practitioners to significant 1991 developments in the law of evidence. The Article first discusses Indiana developments. It then briefly highlights Seventh Circuit and United States Supreme Court decisions of note.


Statutory Interpretation In State Courts -- A Study Of Indiana Opinions, William D. Popkin Jan 1991

Statutory Interpretation In State Courts -- A Study Of Indiana Opinions, William D. Popkin

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Legislative Reforms Of Governmental Tort Liability: Overreacting To Minimal Evidence, Ann Judith Gellis Jan 1990

Legislative Reforms Of Governmental Tort Liability: Overreacting To Minimal Evidence, Ann Judith Gellis

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From Driving To Drugs: Governmental Regulation Of Pregnant Women's Lives After Webster, Dawn E. Johnsen Jan 1989

From Driving To Drugs: Governmental Regulation Of Pregnant Women's Lives After Webster, Dawn E. Johnsen

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State Immunity From Federal Suit -- When Can Congress Alter The Balance?, Gene R. Shreve Jan 1988

State Immunity From Federal Suit -- When Can Congress Alter The Balance?, Gene R. Shreve

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Defining California Civil Code Section 47 (3): The Resurgence Of Self-Governance, Fred H. Cate Jan 1987

Defining California Civil Code Section 47 (3): The Resurgence Of Self-Governance, Fred H. Cate

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