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Risky Returns: Accounting For Risk In The Federal Budget, David Kamin Apr 2013

Risky Returns: Accounting For Risk In The Federal Budget, David Kamin

Indiana Law Journal

There has been a growing consensus among academics, analysts, and policymakers that the official federal budget estimates should reflect the “cost of risk”—the amount that the private market would demand to bear risk. The result would be to add tens, if not hundreds, of billions of dollars in annual costs to the federal budget and, in combination with the budget enforcement laws now in place, make it much more difficult for the federal government to create or expand programs that involve risk—ranging from student lending to home mortgage guarantees to, potentially, broad social insurance programs like unemployment insurance. This Article …


Incorporation Of The Establishment Clause Against The States: A Logical, Textual, And Historical Account, Frederick Mark Gedicks Apr 2013

Incorporation Of The Establishment Clause Against The States: A Logical, Textual, And Historical Account, Frederick Mark Gedicks

Indiana Law Journal

Incorporation of the Establishment Clause against the states through the Fourteenth Amendment is logically and textually impossible—so say most academics, a few lower-court judges, and a Supreme Court Justice. They maintain that because the Clause was originally understood as a structural limitation that protected state power against the federal government, it cannot restrain state power or fit within the Fourteenth Amendment texts that protect personal rights— indeed, that attempts to show that it does are laughable.

This purported incoherence and textual inconsistency enable anti-incorporation critics to avoid serious engagement of the anti-establishment dimensions of Reconstruction history. They also undermine the …


The False Promise Of The Converse-1983 Action, John F. Preis Oct 2012

The False Promise Of The Converse-1983 Action, John F. Preis

Indiana Law Journal

The federal government is out of control. At least that’s what many states will tell you. Not only is the federal government passing patently unconstitutional legislation, but its street-level officers are ignoring citizens’ constitutional rights. How can states stop this federal juggernaut? Many are advocating a “repeal amendment,” whereby two-thirds of the states could vote to repeal federal legislation. But the repeal amendment will only address unconstitutional legislation, not unconstitutional actions. States can’t repeal a stop-and-frisk that occurred last Thursday. States might, however, enact a so-called “converse-1983” action. The idea for converse-1983 laws has been around for some time but …


Employment Arbitration 2011: A Realist View, Laura J. Cooper Jan 2012

Employment Arbitration 2011: A Realist View, Laura J. Cooper

Indiana Law Journal

Labor and Employment Law Under the Obama Administration: A Time for Hope and Change? Symposium held November 12-13, 2010, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana.


Dynamic Federalism And Patent Law Reform, Xuan-Thao Nguyen Apr 2010

Dynamic Federalism And Patent Law Reform, Xuan-Thao Nguyen

Indiana Law Journal

Patent law is federal law, and the normative approach to patent reform has been top down, looking to Congress and the Supreme Court for changes to the broken and complex patent system. The normative approach thus far has not yielded satisfactory results. This Article challenges the static approach to patent reform and embraces the dynamic-federalism approach that patent reform can be an overlapping of both national and local efforts. Patent reform at the local level is essential as locales can serve as laboratories for changes, vertically compete with national government to reform certain areas of the patent system, and become …


Clinton, Ginsburg, And Centrist Federalism, Russell A. Miller Jan 2010

Clinton, Ginsburg, And Centrist Federalism, Russell A. Miller

Indiana Law Journal

This Article examines Justice Ginsburg's overlooked federalism jurisprudence and concludes that it almost perfectly complements President Bill Clinton's New Democratic centrism, especially his pro-state federalism agenda. The Article concludes that their nuanced, "centrist" approach to federalism has two characteristics. First,t hey value the states 'governing autonomy and show respect for the state agents that realize that autonomy. Second, they credit the states as intersubjective actors engaged in the pursuit of their interests, albeit in political processes usually carried out at the federal level.


Molecular Federalism And The Structures Of Private Lawmaking, David V, Snyder Jul 2007

Molecular Federalism And The Structures Of Private Lawmaking, David V, Snyder

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

This article explores "molecular federalism." Private lawmakers-ranging from familiar organizations like the American Law Institute and the New York Stock Exchange to less well known ones, like the International Chamber of Commerce and associations of banks-are here envisioned as part of a federalist scheme that operates at a "molecular" level rather than at the level of the state. The function and legitimacy of private lawmakers, and the strengths and weaknesses of private lawmaking, are assessed under the rubric of federalism. The article takes up both horizontal and vertical aspects of molecular federalism, considering the possibilities of competitive private lawmaking and …


A Republic Of The Mind: Cognitive Biases, Fiscal Federalism, And Section 164 Of The Tax Code, Brian Galle Jul 2007

A Republic Of The Mind: Cognitive Biases, Fiscal Federalism, And Section 164 Of The Tax Code, Brian Galle

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Legislative Findings, Congressional Powers, And The Future Of The Voting Rights Act, Luis Fuentes-Rohwer Jan 2007

Legislative Findings, Congressional Powers, And The Future Of The Voting Rights Act, Luis Fuentes-Rohwer

Indiana Law Journal

In enacting the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Congress sought to overcome decades of outright refusal to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment. The statute was considered "harsh " and "punitive" by critics, and the Supreme Court partially agreed, calling the legislation "stringent, " inventive, " and "uncommon. " Yet the Court ultimately sided with the national ruling coalition as represented by the administration and overwhelming congressional majorities. This Article examines the early internal debates over the constitutionality of the Act and concludes that the question of legislative findings played a key role. In particular, internal notes and memoranda from the Katzenbach …


Secularization, Religiosity, And The United States Constitution, Christopher L. Eisgruber Jul 2006

Secularization, Religiosity, And The United States Constitution, Christopher L. Eisgruber

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

This article draws upon leading works in the sociology of religion to assess what I shall call "the secularization claim" regarding the United States. It endeavors, in particular to clarify the possible meanings of "secularization,"and then to use these conceptual refinements to examine what sort of evidence exists that the United States has been secularized. Though it is not possible to falsify every version of the secularization claim, there is little evidence to support it, especially in its most prominent and politically relevant variations. The article then goes on to offer a preliminary analysis of to what extent, if any, …


Federalism, The Commerce Clause, And The Constitutionality Of The Unborn Victims Of Violence Act Of 2004, Ryan R. Wilmering Oct 2005

Federalism, The Commerce Clause, And The Constitutionality Of The Unborn Victims Of Violence Act Of 2004, Ryan R. Wilmering

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Transnational Federalism: Problems And Prospects Of Allocating Public Authority Beyond The State (The Earl A. Snyder Lecture In International Law), Jost Delbruck Jan 2004

Transnational Federalism: Problems And Prospects Of Allocating Public Authority Beyond The State (The Earl A. Snyder Lecture In International Law), Jost Delbruck

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

The Earl A. Snyder Lecture in International Law


Federalism, Through A Global Lens: A Call For Deferential Judicial Review, Alfred C. Aman Jan 2004

Federalism, Through A Global Lens: A Call For Deferential Judicial Review, Alfred C. Aman

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

Globalization, Courts, and Judicial Power Symposium


Protecting The Constitution From The People: Juricentric Restrictions On Section Five Power, Robert C. Post, Reva B. Siegel Jan 2003

Protecting The Constitution From The People: Juricentric Restrictions On Section Five Power, Robert C. Post, Reva B. Siegel

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: Congressional Power in the Shadow of the Rehnquist Court: Strategies for the Future held at Indiana University Law School, February 1-2, 2002.


Federalism And The Public Good: The True Story Behind The Religious Land Use And Institutionalized Persons Act, Marci A. Hamilton Jan 2003

Federalism And The Public Good: The True Story Behind The Religious Land Use And Institutionalized Persons Act, Marci A. Hamilton

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: Congressional Power in the Shadow of the Rehnquist Court: Strategies for the Future held at Indiana University Law School, February 1-2, 2002.


Environmental Law, Congress, And The Court's New Federalism Doctrine, Christopher H. Schroeder Jan 2003

Environmental Law, Congress, And The Court's New Federalism Doctrine, Christopher H. Schroeder

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: Congressional Power in the Shadow of the Rehnquist Court: Strategies for the Future held at Indiana University Law School, February 1-2, 2002.


Getting Off The Dole: Why The Court Should Abandon Its Spending Doctrine, And How A Too-Clever Congress Could Provoke It To Do So, Lynn A. Baker, Mitchell N. Berman Jan 2003

Getting Off The Dole: Why The Court Should Abandon Its Spending Doctrine, And How A Too-Clever Congress Could Provoke It To Do So, Lynn A. Baker, Mitchell N. Berman

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: Congressional Power in the Shadow of the Rehnquist Court: Strategies for the Future held at Indiana University Law School, February 1-2, 2002.


Ronald Reagan And The Rehnquist Court On Congressional Power: Presidential Influences On Constitutional Change, Dawn E. Johnsen Jan 2003

Ronald Reagan And The Rehnquist Court On Congressional Power: Presidential Influences On Constitutional Change, Dawn E. Johnsen

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: Congressional Power in the Shadow of the Rehnquist Court: Strategies for the Future held at Indiana University Law School, February 1-2, 2002.


Sovereignty And Democracy: The States' Obligations To Their Citizens Under Federal Statutory Law, Lauren K. Robel Jan 2003

Sovereignty And Democracy: The States' Obligations To Their Citizens Under Federal Statutory Law, Lauren K. Robel

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: Congressional Power in the Shadow of the Rehnquist Court: Strategies for the Future held at Indiana University Law School, February 1-2, 2002.


Constricting Remedies: The Rehnquist Judiciary, Congress, And Federal Power, Judith Resnik Jan 2003

Constricting Remedies: The Rehnquist Judiciary, Congress, And Federal Power, Judith Resnik

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: Congressional Power in the Shadow of the Rehnquist Court: Strategies for the Future held at Indiana University Law School, February 1-2, 2002.


Thayerian Deference To Congress And Supreme Court Supermajority Rule: Lessons From The Past, Evan H. Caminker Jan 2003

Thayerian Deference To Congress And Supreme Court Supermajority Rule: Lessons From The Past, Evan H. Caminker

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: Congressional Power in the Shadow of the Rehnquist Court: Strategies for the Future held at Indiana University Law School, February 1-2, 2002.


Impermeable Federalism, Pragmatic Silence, And The Long Range Plan For The Federal Courts, Lauren K. Robel Oct 1996

Impermeable Federalism, Pragmatic Silence, And The Long Range Plan For The Federal Courts, Lauren K. Robel

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: The Indiana Law Journal Forum on the Long Range Plan for the Federal Courts


Proposed Long Range Plan For The Federal Courts: Ambition Or Abdication?, Myra C. Selby Oct 1996

Proposed Long Range Plan For The Federal Courts: Ambition Or Abdication?, Myra C. Selby

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: The Indiana Law Journal Forum on the Long Range Plan for the Federal Courts


Federal Court Long Range Planning: Fine Lines And Tightropes, Sarah Evans Barker Oct 1996

Federal Court Long Range Planning: Fine Lines And Tightropes, Sarah Evans Barker

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: The Indiana Law Journal Forum on the Long Range Plan for the Federal Courts


Federalism, Judicial Power And The "Arising Under" Jurisdiction Of The Federal Courts: A Hierarchical Analysis, Alan D. Hornstein Jul 1981

Federalism, Judicial Power And The "Arising Under" Jurisdiction Of The Federal Courts: A Hierarchical Analysis, Alan D. Hornstein

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Our Dual Form Of Government, Hugh Evander Willis Jan 1927

Our Dual Form Of Government, Hugh Evander Willis

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.