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First Amendment Rights For Publishers And The Distribution Of Unsolicited Magazines To Inmates, Samantha Halpern Jul 2013

First Amendment Rights For Publishers And The Distribution Of Unsolicited Magazines To Inmates, Samantha Halpern

Pace Law Review

This Article discusses whether inmates have a First Amendment interest in receiving unsolicited publications, and whether a publisher has a First Amendment interest in distributing unsolicited publications. Part II will discuss the history of prisoners’ First Amendment rights, specifically in relation to publications and communications, and how the standard for First Amendment violations of prisoner rights has evolved over time. Part III will focus on the Supreme Court case Turner v. Safley and how the test articulated in Turner applied to cases that followed. Part IV will address whether the Turner standard was the appropriate test to apply to whether …


An Analysis Of New York State’S Flawed Recovery Scheme In Prenatal Malpractice Actions: Why A Claim Of Nied Should Be Available To Plaintiffs, Amanda Campo Jul 2013

An Analysis Of New York State’S Flawed Recovery Scheme In Prenatal Malpractice Actions: Why A Claim Of Nied Should Be Available To Plaintiffs, Amanda Campo

Pace Law Review

Prior to 2006 mothers could not bring a wrongful death action on behalf of their stillborn child, nor could they bring any personal cause of action, absent a physical injury independent from the unsuccessful birth itself. In 2006, the New York Court of Appeals attempted to fill this gap in the case of Broadnax v. Gonzalez. This Note will analyze whether Broadnax successfully filled this recovery gap. Parts II, III, and IV will discuss the history of a mother’s failed attempts to gain recovery for the death of her stillborn child. Part V will discuss Broadnax. I will argue that …


Winning–Or At Least Not Losing–On Cross-Examination, Henry G. Miller Jul 2013

Winning–Or At Least Not Losing–On Cross-Examination, Henry G. Miller

Pace Law Review

Cross-examination is, of course, the glamour topic of trial practice. You cannot get people too excited about direct examinations or openings, maybe summations, but cross-examination is the riveting topic; the stuff of which legends are made. It is not always easy, and I am going to give you a few pointers. Now for those who have not tried many cases, you cannot learn to be a cross-examiner by just listening to one person talk. But what you can do is pick up a few ideas. And as I talk, it is OK to think, “Hey you know; maybe there’s a …


New Methods Of Financial White-Collar Criminal Investigation And Prosecution: The Spillover Of Wiretaps To Civil Enforcement Proceedings, Andrew P. Atkins Jul 2013

New Methods Of Financial White-Collar Criminal Investigation And Prosecution: The Spillover Of Wiretaps To Civil Enforcement Proceedings, Andrew P. Atkins

Pace Law Review

To have a proper understanding of the questions presented by the Rajaratnam cases, a basic understanding of the criminal and civil cases is necessary. Accordingly, Part II will briefly discuss the facts of the two cases, the investigation, and relevant court rulings. Part III will briefly discuss the history and relevant provisions of Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act , the “comprehensive scheme” for regulating the authorization and disclosure of wiretaps. Part IV will discuss the primary theories the SEC could have used to obtain wiretap recordings for use in its civil enforcement proceeding, namely …


It’S Raining Katz And Jones: The Implications Of United States V. Jones–A Case Of Sound And Fury, Jace C. Gatewood Jul 2013

It’S Raining Katz And Jones: The Implications Of United States V. Jones–A Case Of Sound And Fury, Jace C. Gatewood

Pace Law Review

This Article discusses the implications of Jones in light of emerging technology capable of duplicating the monitoring undertaken in Jones with the same degree of intrusiveness attributable to GPS tracking devices, but without depending on any physical invasion of property. This Article also discusses how the pervasive use of this emerging technology may reshape reasonable expectations of privacy concerning an individual’s public movements, making it all the more difficult to apply the Fourth Amendment constitutional tests outlined in Jones. In this regard, this Article explores recent trends in electronic tracking, surveillance, and other investigative methods that have raised privacy concerns, …


Zoning For Apartments: A Study Of The Role Of Law In The Control Of Apartment Houses In New Haven, Connecticut 1912–1932, Marie Boyd Jul 2013

Zoning For Apartments: A Study Of The Role Of Law In The Control Of Apartment Houses In New Haven, Connecticut 1912–1932, Marie Boyd

Pace Law Review

This Article attempts to present a more comprehensive and detailed examination of the place of apartments—before, during, and after the enactment of zoning—than has been presented in the literature to date through an examination of the impact of apartment houses on both pre-zoning land use patterns and the zoning process in New Haven. This Study examines the period between 1912 and 1932, with a particular emphasis on the period between 1922 and 1926. The latter period begins with the selection of New Haven’s first Zoning Commission in 1922 and concludes with the passage of New Haven’s first zoning ordinance in …


Adjudicating Sex Crimes As Mental Disease, Melissa Hamilton Jul 2013

Adjudicating Sex Crimes As Mental Disease, Melissa Hamilton

Pace Law Review

The psychiatric diseases of the paraphilias are now entrenched in the law in decisions concerning culpability, desert, and risk. Though, as the foregoing cases suggest, it is a tough balancing act, considering the existence of psychiatric illness suggests less responsibility, while at the same time implying a greater risk of future dangerousness. To better navigate this conundrum, the law has drawn on the psychiatric sciences. Part II of this Article outlines a basic need for law and science to serve each other even though they may not share objectives. With respect to the advent of new laws to control sex …


Managed Cooperation In A Post-Sago Mine Disaster World, Patrick R. Baker Jul 2013

Managed Cooperation In A Post-Sago Mine Disaster World, Patrick R. Baker

Pace Law Review

This article proposes a Commission mandated mediation process that will offer a solution to the case backlog that prevents regulatory capture while promoting managed cooperation and communication toward a common goal: safety. While the Commission has implemented new rules, procedures, and steps that have helped the backlog, these improvements have only addressed the symptoms and not the cause. Currently, the solutions have focused on how to reduce the case backlog, instead of creating a system that allows for communication and cooperation, while ensuring compliance and safety. While there has been disagreement as to whether or not the case backlog undermines …


Nonhuman Rights To Personhood, Steven M. Wise Jun 2013

Nonhuman Rights To Personhood, Steven M. Wise

Pace Environmental Law Review

2012 Dyson Distinguished Lecture, delivered April 26, 2012 at Pace Law School. Introduction by Prof. David N. Cassuto. Video available here.


Response To New York’S Proposed Solar Renewable Energy Market: Lessons Learned From Other States’ Srec Markets And Recommendations In Moving Forward, Joe Naroditsky Jun 2013

Response To New York’S Proposed Solar Renewable Energy Market: Lessons Learned From Other States’ Srec Markets And Recommendations In Moving Forward, Joe Naroditsky

Pace Environmental Law Review

Response to comment by Jesse Glickstein.


New York’S Proposed Solar Renewable Energy Market: Lessons Learned From Other States’ Srec Markets And Recommendations In Moving Forward, Jesse Glickstein Jun 2013

New York’S Proposed Solar Renewable Energy Market: Lessons Learned From Other States’ Srec Markets And Recommendations In Moving Forward, Jesse Glickstein

Pace Environmental Law Review

This paper presents analysis of eight states that currently have operating solar renewable energy credit markets as part of their state’s renewable portfolio system, in order to make recommendations as to how the New York legislature should amend the pending legislation based on lessons learned from those other states. In Part II, the different SREC markets that have been implemented in different states throughout the United States are examined. In Part III, the different issues that varying SREC markets have encountered will be discussed, and several possible explanations as to the causes of these issues are presented. In Part IV, …


The Chinese Legal Tradition As A Cultural Constraint On The Westernization Of Chinese Environmental Law And Policy: Toward A Chinese Environmental Law And Policy Regime With More Chinese Characteristics, Paul A. Barresi Jun 2013

The Chinese Legal Tradition As A Cultural Constraint On The Westernization Of Chinese Environmental Law And Policy: Toward A Chinese Environmental Law And Policy Regime With More Chinese Characteristics, Paul A. Barresi

Pace Environmental Law Review

This Article argues that the Chinese legal tradition is essentially a Confucian legal tradition, and that its Confucian attributes significantly constrain the effectiveness of the Western-style environmental laws enacted by the PRC in recent decades. Part I explores the emergence of a Confucian legal tradition in China and its impact on Chinese legal culture before the founding of the PRC. Part II highlights some of the impacts of this tradition on the Chinese legal system during the same period. Part III makes a case for the endurance of the Confucian essence of this legal tradition in the PRC itself, and …


A Mindful Environmental Jurisprudence?: Speculations On The Application Of Gandhi’S Thought To Mcwc V. Nestlé, Nehal A. Patel, Lauren Vella Jun 2013

A Mindful Environmental Jurisprudence?: Speculations On The Application Of Gandhi’S Thought To Mcwc V. Nestlé, Nehal A. Patel, Lauren Vella

Pace Environmental Law Review

We attempt to engage modern legal reasoning with Gandhi’s thought. We hope to speculate on what jurisprudence would look like if it were more mindful of the concepts central to Gandhi’s thought. By using Gandhi as an intellectual anchor, we hope to take a step toward creating a more “mindful jurisprudence” that implicitly incorporates into its reasoning the needs of environmental stewardship, disempowered populations, and the poverty-stricken. Because Gandhi’s thought has been discussed at length in environmental justice campaigns, we begin this effort by examining the relationship between environmental law and Gandhi’s thought. Given Gandhi’s commentaries on exploitative and oppressive …


The Liberal Limits Of Environmental Law: A Green Legal Critique, Michael M'Gonigle, Louise Takeda Jun 2013

The Liberal Limits Of Environmental Law: A Green Legal Critique, Michael M'Gonigle, Louise Takeda

Pace Environmental Law Review

The field of environmental law embodies a deep contradiction—it is a product of the state, yet the state is the primary agent of development. This contradiction infuses state-supported resource regimes (energy, forestry, agriculture, water use) that have long been agents of environmental erosion while they have remained resistant to progressive reform. It also underpins the theoretical framework for proposed reforms today, ecological modernization. The result is that environmental law extends, rather than resolves, society’s underlying environmental “problematic.” This can now be seen in institutional responses to climate change and the “green economy.” To address this situation, the authors apply a …


Only One Mekong: Developing Transboundary Eia Procedures Of Mekong River Basin, Jian Ke, Qi Gao Jun 2013

Only One Mekong: Developing Transboundary Eia Procedures Of Mekong River Basin, Jian Ke, Qi Gao

Pace Environmental Law Review

China shares borders with fourteen countries and has many international rivers. In most cases, China is an upstream state. Over the past years, increasing international disputes concerning international rivers have occurred between China and other riparian states, such as China’s dam construction on the upper Mekong River and the Songhua River pollution accident. In particular, with the ongoing dam construction on the upstream of Mekong in China, its potential environmental impact on the other Mekong countries is highly profiled. At the time of writing, five dams are already completed and two are in the final stage of construction or getting …


Problems For Pale Male: An Analysis Of The U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service’S Nest Destruction Policy, Brent Plater, Nicole Lopez-Hagan, Laura Horton Jun 2013

Problems For Pale Male: An Analysis Of The U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service’S Nest Destruction Policy, Brent Plater, Nicole Lopez-Hagan, Laura Horton

Pace Environmental Law Review

During the 2004 holiday season, Pale Male, New York City’s celebrated and world-renowned red-tailed hawk, had his nest deliberately destroyed. The nest was approximately 400-pounds and was built over several years. Almost immediately, this act of destruction was met with popular uproar among his many fans throughout the world. This tragic story could easily have been avoided if the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) had correctly carried out its duties under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). What happened to Pale Male years ago is still a possibility today because the Service’s policy remains the same. This article …


Hardball In City Hall: Public Financing Of Sports Stadiums, Roger I. Abrams May 2013

Hardball In City Hall: Public Financing Of Sports Stadiums, Roger I. Abrams

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

Roger I. Abram’s article on public financing of sports stadiums is an unedited portion of Chapter 9 from Abram’s forthcoming book, Playing Tough: The World of Sports and Politics, published by University Press of New England (2013).


Fair Or Foul: When Does Media Accusation Of Performance Enhancing Drug Use Become Tortious?, Richard T. Ward Iii May 2013

Fair Or Foul: When Does Media Accusation Of Performance Enhancing Drug Use Become Tortious?, Richard T. Ward Iii

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

The Steroids Era in baseball refers to the recent period in the MLB where many players and trainers have been found guilty or been implicated in the use of performance enhancing drugs which leads to sharp increases in player talent. The stigma associated with PED use, and also any other form of cheating, has proven to be a fast track to shame in the world of Major League Baseball. This article addresses the current state of defamation law in New York and the Federal Courts by analyzing the recent statement made by Skip Bayless concerning use of Performance Enhancing Drugs …


Apple V. Samsung: Design Protection And Consumers, Nidhi Garg May 2013

Apple V. Samsung: Design Protection And Consumers, Nidhi Garg

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

Nidhi Garg writes an article about how design patent protection affects product lines and the average consumer. The analysis is done in light of the case between Apple and Samsung over patents relating to iPhones and iPads. The article focuses on design patent protection and how it has evolved over history. After an analysis of the laws, regulation, and case law related to design patents the article describes how consumers are affected by such changes. More particularly, how overreaching design patent protection may improve product lines and/or decrease innovation and product selection.


A Sure Thing? Online Gaming And Canada, Ryan M. Rodenberg, John T. Holden May 2013

A Sure Thing? Online Gaming And Canada, Ryan M. Rodenberg, John T. Holden

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

The legal status of gaming activities on First Nations land within Canada is complicated. The foci of this paper are two-fold. First, we trace the origin and expansion of First Nations gaming. Second, we analyze the potential of First Nations as hubs for the growing global e-gaming industry, with an emphasis on Internet poker and online sports wagering. We conclude by positing that the Canadian regulatory scheme presents an opportunity to First Nations in connection with e-gaming.


When Copyright Can Kill: How 3d Printers Are Breaking The Barriers Between “Intellectual” Property And The Physical World, Matt Simon May 2013

When Copyright Can Kill: How 3d Printers Are Breaking The Barriers Between “Intellectual” Property And The Physical World, Matt Simon

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

This article examines copyright’s applicability to 3D printing technology, by analyzing the facts surrounding the (formerly) proposed development of a fully 3D printable firearm. Critical to this analysis however, is an understanding of how copyright has traditionally protected intellectual property, and why 3D printers do not fit into this conventional framework. As 3D printing is advancing at an extraordinarily rapid rate, any discussion of this topic would be incomplete without reference to the “moving target” that is 3D printing technology. In the short time between when this article was initially submitted for evaluation to the PIPSELF Law Forum in December …


Separation Of Sport And State: The Federal Government’S Involvement In Major League Baseball’S Drug Testing Program, Anthony F. Iliakostas May 2013

Separation Of Sport And State: The Federal Government’S Involvement In Major League Baseball’S Drug Testing Program, Anthony F. Iliakostas

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

Major League Baseball has been one of the premier major sports leagues in taking action and putting an end to the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball. Entering its eighth year, Major League Baseball has implemented and improved its drug-testing policy. However, with congressional hearings on the use of steroids and other drugs in baseball along with federal investigations, there is a lingering worry that the government is intervening in Major League Baseball's drug testing program. In this article, Anthony Iliakostas breaks down Major League Baseball's drug testing program and how the U.S. government has gotten involved. The article concludes …


New Jersey Vs. The Paragons Of Society: I’Ll Bet On New Jersey Invalidating Paspa, Levi Glick May 2013

New Jersey Vs. The Paragons Of Society: I’Ll Bet On New Jersey Invalidating Paspa, Levi Glick

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

Levi Glick writes an article on the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”), which in effect prohibits state-sanctioned sports betting within the United States. His article addresses the efforts by the State of New Jersey to establish state-sanctioned sports betting within the state, and the subsequent legal challenges brought forth by the professional sports leagues. He focuses on the legal arguments that New Jersey leveled in challenging the leagues’ alleged claims. He also focuses on the Constitutional arguments that weigh in favor of finding PASPA unconstitutional, as well as the public policy arguments for repealing it.


Fifty Shades Of Transformation, Danielle Meeks May 2013

Fifty Shades Of Transformation, Danielle Meeks

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

Danielle Meeks explores the recent trend of publishing fan fiction, brought to the forefront by the popularity of the Fifty Shades trilogy. Creating a work within another author's copyrighted fictional universe for profit is analyzed under the fair use doctrine and by comparing substantial similarities between Fifty Shades and the Twilight series to determine if the trilogy is transformative enough to survive a potential lawsuit.


The Legal Profession’S Critical Role In Systems-Level Bioenergy Decision-Making, Jody M. Endres Apr 2013

The Legal Profession’S Critical Role In Systems-Level Bioenergy Decision-Making, Jody M. Endres

Pace Environmental Law Review

Law as a discipline thus must seek greater prominence in the raging debates on the efficacy of modeling as a bioenergy policy driver. To ultimately determine law’s proper role, Part II of my article first assesses the universe of key economic and lifecycle models used in current bioenergy policy initiatives, as well as the models deployed in general environmental decision-making that could affect the siting and operation of biomass cropping and bioenergy facilities. Part III then dissects these models to uncover the multiple ways in which law can improve models both structurally and procedurally to achieve greater accuracy. The conclusion …


International Deployment Of Microbial Pest Control Agents: Falling Between The Cracks Of The Convention On Biological Diversity And The Cartagena Biosafety Protocol?, Guy R. Knudsen Apr 2013

International Deployment Of Microbial Pest Control Agents: Falling Between The Cracks Of The Convention On Biological Diversity And The Cartagena Biosafety Protocol?, Guy R. Knudsen

Pace Environmental Law Review

This paper considers one tangled web of conflicting developments. It involves the popular desire to replace chemical pesticides with more “natural” biological control strategies, plus a slowly emerging awareness of a less benign side to microbial pest control agents, based on their potential invasiveness and sometimes striking similarities to agents of bioterrorism and biological warfare. This desire, however, is overshadowed by concerns about the environmental release of genetically engineered organisms. I argue that as some of the concerns about ecological diversity, as captured by the Convention on Biodiversity, were channeled into the subsequent Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention …


Carbon Tax With Reinvestment Trumps Cap-And-Trade, Stephen Sewalk Apr 2013

Carbon Tax With Reinvestment Trumps Cap-And-Trade, Stephen Sewalk

Pace Environmental Law Review

Part I of this paper reviews the current opinion surrounding carbon tax proposals as they appear in the literature. Part II will provide an overview of the current cap-and-trade proposals. Part III will introduce a carbon tax with reinvestment. Part IV of this article reviews the leading proposals arguing that a carbon tax is superior to cap-and-trade. And finally, for Part V explains why a carbon tax with reinvestment trumps cap-and-trade.


Harmony With Nature And Genetically Modified Seeds: A Contradictory Concept In The United States And Brazil?, Heather Leibowitz Apr 2013

Harmony With Nature And Genetically Modified Seeds: A Contradictory Concept In The United States And Brazil?, Heather Leibowitz

Pace Environmental Law Review

Looking at the differing regulatory frameworks for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the United States and Brazil, this Article will help demonstrate how a lack of scientifically objective standards has allowed regulatory agencies to circumvent environmentally protective and sustainable policies. Additionally, this analysis will help illuminate what corrective steps can be taken.


No Laws In Nanoland: How To Reverse The Trend? The French Example, Nadia Kaddour Apr 2013

No Laws In Nanoland: How To Reverse The Trend? The French Example, Nadia Kaddour

Pace Environmental Law Review

This paper will first present an introduction to nanotechnology and its potential environmental, health, and safety (EHS) issues. It will then briefly review the current United States’ situation with regard to nanotechnology regulation before examining the new French regulation on engineered nanomaterial substances, which is a good first step toward a nano-specific legal framework.


Big Things In Small Packages: Evaluating The City Of Berkeley’S Nanotechnology Ordinance Effectiveness As A Model Of Targeted Transparency, Drew Lerer Apr 2013

Big Things In Small Packages: Evaluating The City Of Berkeley’S Nanotechnology Ordinance Effectiveness As A Model Of Targeted Transparency, Drew Lerer

Pace Environmental Law Review

The purpose of this article is threefold. First, a practical ideal model of a nanotechnology disclosure policy is developed based on relevant literature. Second, the City of Berkeley’s Engineered Nanoparticle Disclosure Ordinance (BENDO) is assessed using the practical ideal type characteristics. Finally, recommendations to improve the BENDO are presented based on the assessment.