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The Problem Of Extravagant Inferences, Cass Sunstein Jan 2024

The Problem Of Extravagant Inferences, Cass Sunstein

Georgia Law Review

Judges and lawyers sometimes act as if a constitutional or statutory term must, as a matter of semantics, be understood to have a particular meaning, when it could easily be understood to have another meaning, or several other meanings. When judges and lawyers act as if a legal term has a unique semantic meaning, even though it does not, they should be seen to be drawing extravagant inferences. Some constitutional provisions are treated this way; consider the idea that the vesting of executive power in a President of the United States necessarily includes the power to remove, at will, a …


The Voting Rights Paradox: Ideology And Incompleteness Of American Democratic Practice, Atiba R. Ellis Jan 2021

The Voting Rights Paradox: Ideology And Incompleteness Of American Democratic Practice, Atiba R. Ellis

Georgia Law Review

This Essay describes the “voting rights paradox”—the fact
that despite America’s professed commitment to universal
enfranchisement, voting rights legislation throughout U.S.
history has arisen in some states to serve antidemocratic,
exclusionary ends. This Essay argues that this contradiction
comes into focus when the right to vote is understood as having
as an ideological driving force based on worthiness for
admission to the franchise. This ideology of worthiness persists
because the right to vote is dependent on political decisions left
to the political branches and the majority’s willingness to allow
propaganda to influence the scope of the franchise.
Ultimately, this Essay …


The New Redeemers, Anthony M. Kreis Jan 2021

The New Redeemers, Anthony M. Kreis

Georgia Law Review

This Article is about the long arc of a Second Redemption. A
new life to the politics of racial grievance surfaced in the wake
of a diversifying polity, a decline of rural power, and a Black
man’s rise to the American presidency. And that reinvigorated
force was the linchpin of Donald Trump’s ascendency to power.
Trump was a part of a broader conservative governing
coalition, which held its center of gravity in rural, white
America. Leading members of that coalition feverishly eroded
democratic norms to entrench minoritarian power. They
justified their pernicious work by claiming to be the true heirs …


Keynote Speech: Walking The Line: Modern Gerrymandering And Partisanship, Nicholas O. Stephanopoulos Jan 2018

Keynote Speech: Walking The Line: Modern Gerrymandering And Partisanship, Nicholas O. Stephanopoulos

Georgia Law Review

INTRODUCTION I am going to be discussing an ongoing project of mine that I call hyperpartisan election law. I make three main arguments in this project. The first is that almost all of election law was created during an unusually nonpartisan period in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Consistent with this period's very low level of partisanship, election law originally did not intend to, and did not actually have the effect, of addressing partisan cleavages. The second claim is that as the country's voters and politicians have become ever more partisan over the last generation, election law has adapted in …


The History Of Redistricting In Georgia, Charles S. Bullock Iii Jan 2018

The History Of Redistricting In Georgia, Charles S. Bullock Iii

Georgia Law Review

In his memoirs, Chief Justice Earl Warren singled out
the redistrictingcases as the most significant decisions of
his tenure on the Court., A review of the changes
redistricting introduced in Georgia supports Warren's
assessment. Not only have the obligations to equalize
populations across districts and to do so in a racially fair
manner transformed the makeup of the state's collegial
bodies, Georgia has provided the setting for multiple cases
that have defined the requirements to be met when
designing districts.
Other than the very first adjustments that occurred in
the 1960s, changes in Georgia plans had to secure
approval from …


The First Amendment Case Against Partisan Gerrymandering, Emmet J. Bondurant Ii, Ben W. Thorpe Jan 2018

The First Amendment Case Against Partisan Gerrymandering, Emmet J. Bondurant Ii, Ben W. Thorpe

Georgia Law Review

The Supreme Court recognizes that "[p]artisan
gerrymanders... [are incompatible] with democratic
principles."I This makes good sense. The fundamental
objective of redistrictingis to "establish 'fairand effective
representation for all citizens. '2 And partisan
gerrymandering-whichthe Supreme Court defines as
"drawing... district lines to subordinate adherents of
one political party and entrench a rival party in
power'--runs counter to that fundamental objective.
Nonetheless, the Supreme Court has yet to invalidate
a redistricting plan solely as an unconstitutional
partisan gerrymander. This Symposium issue of the
Georgia Law Review, however, comes at a crucial
moment in the Court's treatment of that question. A case
now …


Constitutional Preservation And The Judicial Review Of Partisan Gerrymanders, Edward B. Foley Jan 2018

Constitutional Preservation And The Judicial Review Of Partisan Gerrymanders, Edward B. Foley

Georgia Law Review

This Essay makes three contributions to the debate
over whether the Constitution contains a judicially
enforceable constrain on gerrymanders. First,it directly
tackles the Chief Justice'sfear of thejudiciaryappearing
partisan,observing that the same fear would exist if the
Constitution explicitly banned gerrymanders and
explaining why an implicit ban should be no less
judicially enforceable than an explicit ban under
Marbury v. Madison. Second, invoking the idea of
"institutional forbearance" in the important new book
How Democracies Die, the Essay shows how the
Elections Clause can be construed to protect
congressional districting from abuses of legislative
discretion committed by state legislatures. Together,
these …


Law And Modernization In China: The Juridical Behavior Of The Chinese Communists, Daniel J. Hoffheimer Nov 2016

Law And Modernization In China: The Juridical Behavior Of The Chinese Communists, Daniel J. Hoffheimer

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


New Judicial Review In Old Europe, Alyssa S. King Sep 2016

New Judicial Review In Old Europe, Alyssa S. King

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Price Of United States Noncompliance With United Nations Rhodesian Sanctions, Evita A. Paschall Jul 2016

The Price Of United States Noncompliance With United Nations Rhodesian Sanctions, Evita A. Paschall

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The United Nations Convention On The Recognition And Enforcement Of Foreign Arbitral Awards: The First Four Years, A. Jason Mirabito Jul 2016

The United Nations Convention On The Recognition And Enforcement Of Foreign Arbitral Awards: The First Four Years, A. Jason Mirabito

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


A Survey Of Possible Legal Responses To International Terrorism: Prevention, Punishment, And Cooperative Action, Jordan J. Paust Jul 2016

A Survey Of Possible Legal Responses To International Terrorism: Prevention, Punishment, And Cooperative Action, Jordan J. Paust

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Birth Of Nations. By Phillip C. Jessup. New York And London: Columbia University Press, 1974., Sandy Mccormack Jul 2016

Book Review: The Birth Of Nations. By Phillip C. Jessup. New York And London: Columbia University Press, 1974., Sandy Mccormack

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Aviation Law - Insurance - Neither “War Risk” Nor Other Standard Terms Denoting Civil Disturbance Within The Exclusionary Clauses Of All Risks Policies Encompass The Destruction Of An Aircraft By Hijackers, Kathy D. Izell Jul 2016

Aviation Law - Insurance - Neither “War Risk” Nor Other Standard Terms Denoting Civil Disturbance Within The Exclusionary Clauses Of All Risks Policies Encompass The Destruction Of An Aircraft By Hijackers, Kathy D. Izell

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Panama: The Proposed Transfer Of The Canal And Canal Zone By Treaty, Michael D. Simpson Jul 2016

Panama: The Proposed Transfer Of The Canal And Canal Zone By Treaty, Michael D. Simpson

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Soviet Union In World Affairs, A Documented Analysis, 1964-1972. By Professor W. W. Kulski. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1972. Pp. 526. $17.50., Jacob D. Beam Jun 2016

Book Review: The Soviet Union In World Affairs, A Documented Analysis, 1964-1972. By Professor W. W. Kulski. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1972. Pp. 526. $17.50., Jacob D. Beam

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Chieftal System In Twentieth Century America: Legal Aspects Of The Matai System In The Territory Of American Samoa, A. P. Lutali, William J. Stewart Jun 2016

The Chieftal System In Twentieth Century America: Legal Aspects Of The Matai System In The Territory Of American Samoa, A. P. Lutali, William J. Stewart

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Trading With Socialist Partners, Josef Rohlik Jun 2016

Trading With Socialist Partners, Josef Rohlik

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Device Of Fiction In Public International Law, Jean J. A. Salmon Jun 2016

The Device Of Fiction In Public International Law, Jean J. A. Salmon

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Conference Summary: Problems And Prospects Of Trade With Eastern Europe And China, Chesterfield H. Smith, William C. Mott, William J. Casey, Philip M. Landrum, Jacobus T. Severiens, Dean Rusk, Evgeniy V. Bugrov, Andrzej B. Burzynski, Gabriel M. Wilner, Peter M. Flanigan, Benjamin Busch, Victor Hoa Li, Graham Metson, Donald Clark, Reg Murphy, Charles Hodgkins, C.C. Van Den Heuvel, Jeremy Russell, David Winter Jun 2016

Conference Summary: Problems And Prospects Of Trade With Eastern Europe And China, Chesterfield H. Smith, William C. Mott, William J. Casey, Philip M. Landrum, Jacobus T. Severiens, Dean Rusk, Evgeniy V. Bugrov, Andrzej B. Burzynski, Gabriel M. Wilner, Peter M. Flanigan, Benjamin Busch, Victor Hoa Li, Graham Metson, Donald Clark, Reg Murphy, Charles Hodgkins, C.C. Van Den Heuvel, Jeremy Russell, David Winter

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Foreign Affairs And The Constitution. By Louis Henkin. Mineola, N.Y.: The Foundation Press, 1972. Pp. 553. $11.50., Carl Marcy Jun 2016

Book Review: Foreign Affairs And The Constitution. By Louis Henkin. Mineola, N.Y.: The Foundation Press, 1972. Pp. 553. $11.50., Carl Marcy

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Attorneys, Propagandists, And International Business: A Comment On The Foreign Agents Registration Act Of 1938, Claude-Leonard Davis Jun 2016

Attorneys, Propagandists, And International Business: A Comment On The Foreign Agents Registration Act Of 1938, Claude-Leonard Davis

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Application Of The Law Of War To Internal Conflicts, James E. Bond Jun 2016

Application Of The Law Of War To Internal Conflicts, James E. Bond

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Erdos V. United States: Expansion Of Extraterritoriality And Revival Of Exterritoriality, Gary I. Strausberg Jun 2016

Erdos V. United States: Expansion Of Extraterritoriality And Revival Of Exterritoriality, Gary I. Strausberg

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


State Succession - Convention On Status Of Refugees - Lesotho’S Use Of Nyerere Letter Recognized To Effect Accession To Multilateral Convention But Refugee Definition Precludes Applicability Of Convention, William A. Pierce, William W. Poole May 2016

State Succession - Convention On Status Of Refugees - Lesotho’S Use Of Nyerere Letter Recognized To Effect Accession To Multilateral Convention But Refugee Definition Precludes Applicability Of Convention, William A. Pierce, William W. Poole

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


West Germany’S Eastern Policy: Legal Claims And Political Realities, Manfred Zuleeg May 2016

West Germany’S Eastern Policy: Legal Claims And Political Realities, Manfred Zuleeg

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Arms Control Provisions In The Outer Space Treaty: A Scrutinizing Reappraisal, Stephen Gorove May 2016

Arms Control Provisions In The Outer Space Treaty: A Scrutinizing Reappraisal, Stephen Gorove

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Silence Gives Consent, Phillip C. Jessup May 2016

Silence Gives Consent, Phillip C. Jessup

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Judicial Recusation In The Federal Republic Of Germany, Sigmund A. Cohn May 2016

Judicial Recusation In The Federal Republic Of Germany, Sigmund A. Cohn

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Foreign Policy And The Government Legal Adviser, Henry Darwin Apr 2016

Foreign Policy And The Government Legal Adviser, Henry Darwin

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.