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When Ballots Are Blank: Write-In’S Serving Local Government And The Implications For A Healthy And Vibrant Democracy, Thomas J. Ruter Jan 2024

When Ballots Are Blank: Write-In’S Serving Local Government And The Implications For A Healthy And Vibrant Democracy, Thomas J. Ruter

School of Business Student Theses and Dissertations

Our democracy depends on having a supply of candidates running for elected office, but in some instances, no one wants to run. This phenomenological study asks what the effects on a healthy and vibrant democracy are if ballots are blank and the seat is filled through write-in or appointment. Rooted in democratic theory, this study explores small, rural city elections where write-ins won election. Understudied, local governments are responsible for decisions affecting the lives of millions of people each day. Workforce scarcity, the alienation of young Americans from politics, government bashing, nasty campaigns, threats of physical harm, and other barriers …


Interlocking Directorates Among The S&P 500: Social Networks, Gender Diversity, And Corporate Governance, Eric P. Magistad Jan 2022

Interlocking Directorates Among The S&P 500: Social Networks, Gender Diversity, And Corporate Governance, Eric P. Magistad

School of Business Student Theses and Dissertations

This multi-article investigation examines corporate board composition and the implications for regulatory penalties. Director diversity on key board committees and board interlocks influence board behaviors as they relate to regulatory risk. Directors bring experience and inter-industry ties to a board position and subsequently transfer and receive specific knowledge, practices, and contacts with other directors (Hillman & Haynes, 2010). Despite this exchange, firms may suffer regulatory oversight penalties because different directors perceive and respond to risk differently (Douglas & Wildavsky, 1983; Flynn et al., 1994). Leveraging the tenets of the cultural theory of risk perception (Douglas & Wildavsky, 1983) and of …


The Slaughterhouse Cases: “Unforeseen” Consequences And Public Reaction, Gavin Jensen Jan 2019

The Slaughterhouse Cases: “Unforeseen” Consequences And Public Reaction, Gavin Jensen

Departmental Honors Projects

This Project focuses on the Slaughterhouse Cases, the ramifications of the Supreme Court decision, and the reaction to the decision from the public. The Slaughterhouse Cases were a series of cases originating in New Orleans around the year 1869. The white, French butchers inside the city of New Orleans had been creating a sanitary and health issue for the city for decades. The lack of ways to dispose of offal and inedible product mixed with general apathy from the butchers as to how their practices were impacting the city led to widespread cholera epidemics.

To solve this issue the newly …


A Life Sentence: An Evaluation Of Voter Disenfranchisement Through A Constitutional Lens, Miranda Noel Janssen Jan 2019

A Life Sentence: An Evaluation Of Voter Disenfranchisement Through A Constitutional Lens, Miranda Noel Janssen

Departmental Honors Projects

As the number of incarcerated pupils has increased in the United States, so has the number of pupils who cannot vote, due to a felony conviction. This paper is organized, (i) the history of felon voter disenfranchisement, (ii) statistics on state and federal levels, (iii) the collateral consequences of felon voter disenfranchisement, (iv) different perspectives about felon voter disenfranchisement, (v) understanding suspect classification and voting as a fundamental right, (vi) understanding strict scrutiny, (vii) examining past court rulings, (viii) identifying why the United States needs to change its current laws on felon voter disenfranchisement, an (ix) the proposal of a …


Licensing Paralegals To Practice Law: A Path Toward Bridging The Justice Gap In Minnesota, Conner Suddick Jan 2019

Licensing Paralegals To Practice Law: A Path Toward Bridging The Justice Gap In Minnesota, Conner Suddick

Departmental Honors Projects

There are few legal avenues for low-income and other marginalized groups in the United States to seek civil justice. A lack of legal assistance in civil issues can be detrimental to a person’s health and wellbeing. Given this reality, the legal profession must broaden its capacity to serve these needs, and one path is to embrace the aid of paralegals. In 2016, the legal community of Minnesota had conversations about whether the state should provide limited licenses to paralegals. To study models from across the country, the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) formed the Alternative Legal Models Task Force. In …


Child Support Collections To Offset Out Of Home Placement Costs: A Study Of Cost Effectiveness, Trish Skophammer Jan 2017

Child Support Collections To Offset Out Of Home Placement Costs: A Study Of Cost Effectiveness, Trish Skophammer

School of Business Student Theses and Dissertations

Families experiencing out-of-home placement (OHP) are in crisis. The fact that a child has been removed from the home means the family has become involved with the child welfare or juvenile justice system. Families that experience OHP are disproportionately poor, and the reasons for OHP often stem from poverty. Because OHP is expensive, and society values parental responsibility, federal and state laws require that parents be referred to the child support system to help offset the cost of OHP through child support collections. This study explores practices around OHP cases in the child support system and adds to the small …


Bad Cops Or Bad Training? How Police Officer Training Impacts Use Of Force Incidents., Kendra Bengtson Jan 2017

Bad Cops Or Bad Training? How Police Officer Training Impacts Use Of Force Incidents., Kendra Bengtson

Departmental Honors Projects

There has been growing tension between the police and public for allegations of excessive use of force, racism, and insufficient knowledge of mental illness. The purpose of this project is to examine how officers are trained to use force and what changes in training are still needed to limit using force. This project involved a comprehensive literature review on training, use of force, racial bias and mental illness. Additionally, seven in-depth interviews were conducted with individuals involved in the policing community, and four hours of use of force training and forty hours of de-escalation training were observed. This project found …


All For The Kids: A Case For Ratification Of The U.N. Convention On The Rights Of The Child, Jessica L. Hirte Jan 2017

All For The Kids: A Case For Ratification Of The U.N. Convention On The Rights Of The Child, Jessica L. Hirte

Departmental Honors Projects

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most rapidly signed and ratified human rights instrument in UN history, yet the United States is the only UN member not to ratify the CRC. However, if the United States wants to maintain its status as a global human rights leader, ratifying the CRC would be a step in the right direction.

There are several arguments against U.S. ratification, such as a concern that the CRC could undermine parental authority, more specific concerns relating to issues such as children’s education and access to abortion, and a concern …


For Every Wrong, A Remedy: A Narrow Interpretation Of The Locomotive Inspection Act's Preemptive Scope In Asbestos Cases, Andrew Malzahn Nov 2015

For Every Wrong, A Remedy: A Narrow Interpretation Of The Locomotive Inspection Act's Preemptive Scope In Asbestos Cases, Andrew Malzahn

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When They Don't Want Your Corn: The Most Effective Tort Claims For Plaintiffs Harmed By Seed Companies Whose Genetically Engineered Seeds Produced More Problems Than Profits, Sarah Holm Oct 2015

When They Don't Want Your Corn: The Most Effective Tort Claims For Plaintiffs Harmed By Seed Companies Whose Genetically Engineered Seeds Produced More Problems Than Profits, Sarah Holm

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Professional Athletes Are "Seeing Stars": How Athletes Are "Knocked-Out" Of States' Workers' Compensation Systems, Matthew Friede Oct 2015

Professional Athletes Are "Seeing Stars": How Athletes Are "Knocked-Out" Of States' Workers' Compensation Systems, Matthew Friede

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Defending The Black Sheep Of The Forensic Dna Family: The Case For Implementing Familial Dna Searches In Minnesota, Amy Liberty Oct 2015

Defending The Black Sheep Of The Forensic Dna Family: The Case For Implementing Familial Dna Searches In Minnesota, Amy Liberty

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You're In The Army Now! Reforming Military Enlistment Contracts, Jason Steck Oct 2015

You're In The Army Now! Reforming Military Enlistment Contracts, Jason Steck

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Paradoxes, Parallels And Fictions: The Case For Landlord Tort Liability Under The Revised Uniform Residential Landlord-Tenant Act, Shelby D. Green Oct 2015

Paradoxes, Parallels And Fictions: The Case For Landlord Tort Liability Under The Revised Uniform Residential Landlord-Tenant Act, Shelby D. Green

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Criminal Justice And The 2013-2014 United States Supreme Court Term, Madhavi M. Mccall, Michael A. Mccall, Christopher E. Smith Oct 2015

Criminal Justice And The 2013-2014 United States Supreme Court Term, Madhavi M. Mccall, Michael A. Mccall, Christopher E. Smith

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Fairness, Trust And Security In Online Dispute Resolution, Noam Ebner, John Zeleznikow Sep 2015

Fairness, Trust And Security In Online Dispute Resolution, Noam Ebner, John Zeleznikow

Journal of Public Law and Policy

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Downgrading Non-Violent Drug Crimes:An End To The “Lock ‘Em And Leave ‘Em” Mentality, Tran T. Nguyen Sep 2015

Downgrading Non-Violent Drug Crimes:An End To The “Lock ‘Em And Leave ‘Em” Mentality, Tran T. Nguyen

Journal of Public Law and Policy

No abstract provided.


We Wouldn’T Be Here If It Weren’T For Them: Encouraging Family Caregiving Of Indigent Parents Through Filial Responsibility Laws, Katie Sisaket Sep 2015

We Wouldn’T Be Here If It Weren’T For Them: Encouraging Family Caregiving Of Indigent Parents Through Filial Responsibility Laws, Katie Sisaket

Journal of Public Law and Policy

No abstract provided.


From The Stocks, To Handcuffs, To Hollywood: An Analysis Of Public Humiliation In Judge Judy’S Syndi-Court, Martin Mckown Sep 2015

From The Stocks, To Handcuffs, To Hollywood: An Analysis Of Public Humiliation In Judge Judy’S Syndi-Court, Martin Mckown

Journal of Public Law and Policy

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Women In International Conflict Resolution, Cassandra K. Shepherd Sep 2015

The Role Of Women In International Conflict Resolution, Cassandra K. Shepherd

Journal of Public Law and Policy

No abstract provided.


Legal Aid Inequities Predict Health Disparities, James Teufel, Shannon Mace Aug 2015

Legal Aid Inequities Predict Health Disparities, James Teufel, Shannon Mace

Hamline Law Review

LEGAL AID INEQUITIES PREDICT HEALTH DISPARITIES


Detangling Graduate Medical Education Financing From Hospital Payment Methodologies, Lawrence Massa, Matthew Anderson Aug 2015

Detangling Graduate Medical Education Financing From Hospital Payment Methodologies, Lawrence Massa, Matthew Anderson

Hamline Law Review

DETANGLING GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION FINANCING FROM HOSPITAL PAYMENT METHODOLOGIES


Good Medicine, Bad Medicine, And The Wisdom To Know The Difference: Efforts To Measure And Report Healthcare Cost And Quality Under Minnesota Health Reform Legislation, Daryll Dykes Aug 2015

Good Medicine, Bad Medicine, And The Wisdom To Know The Difference: Efforts To Measure And Report Healthcare Cost And Quality Under Minnesota Health Reform Legislation, Daryll Dykes

Hamline Law Review

GOOD MEDICINE, BAD MEDICINE, AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE: EFFORTS TO MEASURE AND REPORT HEALTHCARE COST AND QUALITY UNDER MINNESOTA HEALTH REFORM LEGISLATION


Beyond The Affordable Care Act’S Premium Tax Credit: Ensuring Access To Safety Net Programs, Mary Pareja Aug 2015

Beyond The Affordable Care Act’S Premium Tax Credit: Ensuring Access To Safety Net Programs, Mary Pareja

Hamline Law Review

BEYOND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT’S PREMIUM TAX CREDIT: ENSURING ACCESS TO SAFETY NET PROGRAMS


“Where Do I Start?” Aca Compliance In Rapid Growth Environments, Autumn Amadou-Blegen Aug 2015

“Where Do I Start?” Aca Compliance In Rapid Growth Environments, Autumn Amadou-Blegen

Hamline Law Review

“WHERE DO I START?” ACA COMPLIANCE IN RAPID GROWTH ENVIRONMENTS


Keeping Our Eyes On The Prize: Examining Minnesota As A Means For Assuring Achievement Of The “Triple Aim” Under The Aca, Deborah Farringer Aug 2015

Keeping Our Eyes On The Prize: Examining Minnesota As A Means For Assuring Achievement Of The “Triple Aim” Under The Aca, Deborah Farringer

Hamline Law Review

KEEPING OUR EYES ON THE PRIZE: EXAMINING MINNESOTA AS A MEANS FOR ASSURING ACHIEVEMENT OF THE “TRIPLE AIM” UNDER THE ACA


Health Care Reform Implementation In Minnesota: Mission Advanced But Not Accomplished: An Introduction To The Symposium, Thaddeus M. Pope Aug 2015

Health Care Reform Implementation In Minnesota: Mission Advanced But Not Accomplished: An Introduction To The Symposium, Thaddeus M. Pope

Hamline Law Review

HEALTH CARE REFORM IMPLEMENTATION IN MINNESOTA: MISSION ADVANCED BUT NOT ACCOMPLISHED: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SYMPOSIUM


The Societal And Economic Impacts Of Recent Dramatic Shifts In State Marijuana Law: How Should Minnesota Proceed In The Future?, Andrew L. Scherf Apr 2015

The Societal And Economic Impacts Of Recent Dramatic Shifts In State Marijuana Law: How Should Minnesota Proceed In The Future?, Andrew L. Scherf

Journal of Public Law and Policy

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One Size Does Not Fit All: A Look At The Disproportionate Effects Of Federal Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences On Racial Minorities And How They Have Contributed To The Degradation Of The Underprivileged African–American Family, Danielle Snyder Apr 2015

One Size Does Not Fit All: A Look At The Disproportionate Effects Of Federal Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences On Racial Minorities And How They Have Contributed To The Degradation Of The Underprivileged African–American Family, Danielle Snyder

Journal of Public Law and Policy

No abstract provided.


On The Occasion Of The 50th Anniversary Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964: Persistent White Supremacy, Relentless Anti-Blackness, And The Limits Of The Law, Nancy A. Heitzeg Ph.D. Apr 2015

On The Occasion Of The 50th Anniversary Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964: Persistent White Supremacy, Relentless Anti-Blackness, And The Limits Of The Law, Nancy A. Heitzeg Ph.D.

Journal of Public Law and Policy

No abstract provided.