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When Things Went Terribly, Terribly Wrong Part Ii, Steven L. Winter Nov 2014

When Things Went Terribly, Terribly Wrong Part Ii, Steven L. Winter

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Uelma: The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, Marlene Coir, Virginia C. Thomas Oct 2014

Uelma: The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, Marlene Coir, Virginia C. Thomas

Library Scholarly Publications

At the federal, state, and local levels, primary legal materials are increasingly being made available to the public in electronic format. It is a matter of great concern to attorneys and legal researchers that these electronic resources routinely include caveats and disclaimers regarding their authenticity and official status. Until recently, however, state and local governments have seldom guaranteed that these resources would be updated, maintained, and securely archived for the benefit of their citizens. In July 2011, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws approved the text of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA). As drafted, this …


Researching Environmental Justice: A Conversation, Virginia C. Thomas, William W. Lefevre Sep 2014

Researching Environmental Justice: A Conversation, Virginia C. Thomas, William W. Lefevre

Library Scholarly Publications

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” The concerns that arise in this complex environmental context extend beyond the scope of traditional legal research resources to include historical, social, scientific, and governmental documents that reside in unique archival collections.

Through the conversation that follows, senior archivist William LeFevre of the Walter P. Reuther Library shares his experience and insights on how archival resources can provide essential support …


Fishing With The Crowd: Catch And Release?, Jan B. Bissett, Margi Heinen Aug 2014

Fishing With The Crowd: Catch And Release?, Jan B. Bissett, Margi Heinen

Library Scholarly Publications

No abstract provided.


The Structure And Evolution Of The Academic Discipline Of Law In The United States: Generation And Validation Of Course-Subject Co-Occurrence (Csco) Maps, Peter A. Hook Jul 2014

The Structure And Evolution Of The Academic Discipline Of Law In The United States: Generation And Validation Of Course-Subject Co-Occurrence (Csco) Maps, Peter A. Hook

School of Information Sciences Faculty Research Publications

This dissertation proposes, exemplifies, and validates the usage of course-subject co-occurrence (CSCO) data to generate topic maps of an academic discipline. CSCO is defined as course-subjects taught in the same academic year by the same teacher. This work is premised on the assumption that in the aggregate and for reasons of efficiency, faculty members teach course-subjects that are topically similar to one another. To exemplify and validate CSCO, more than 112,000 CSCO events were extracted from the annual directories of the American Association of Law Schools covering nearly eighty years of law school teaching in the United States. The CSCO …


Just Outcomes, Overreaching Rationales: How International Criminal Law's Achievements Augur Flawed Responses To Political Violence, Brad R. Roth Apr 2014

Just Outcomes, Overreaching Rationales: How International Criminal Law's Achievements Augur Flawed Responses To Political Violence, Brad R. Roth

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Law And Governance Of The Great Lakes, Noah D. Hall, Benjamin C. Houston Apr 2014

Law And Governance Of The Great Lakes, Noah D. Hall, Benjamin C. Houston

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Prospecting For Digital Nuggets: Research Gems On The Web, Jan B. Bissett, Margi Heinen Mar 2014

Prospecting For Digital Nuggets: Research Gems On The Web, Jan B. Bissett, Margi Heinen

Library Scholarly Publications

No abstract provided.


Absentee Soldier Voting In Civil War Law And Politics, David A. Collins Jan 2014

Absentee Soldier Voting In Civil War Law And Politics, David A. Collins

Wayne State University Dissertations

During the Civil War, twenty northern states changed their laws to permit absent soldiers to vote. Before enactment of these statutes, state laws had tethered balloting to the voter's community and required in-person participation by voters. Under the new laws, eligible voters - as long as they were soldiers - could cast ballots in distant military encampments, far from their neighbors and community leaders. This dissertation examines the legal conflicts that arose from this phenomenon and the political causes underlying it.

Legally, the laws represented an abrupt change, contrary to earlier scholarship viewing them as culminating a gradual process of …


Hydraulic Fracturing And Protection Of Freshwater Resources In The Great Lakes State, Nicholas J. Schroeck Jan 2014

Hydraulic Fracturing And Protection Of Freshwater Resources In The Great Lakes State, Nicholas J. Schroeck

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Contractualizing Custody, Sarah Abramowicz Jan 2014

Contractualizing Custody, Sarah Abramowicz

Law Faculty Research Publications

Many scholars otherwise in favor of the enforcement of family contracts agree that parent-child relationships should continue to prove the exception to any contractualized family law regime. This Article instead questions the continued refusal to enforce contracts concerning parental rights to children’s custody. It argues that the refusal to enforce such contracts contributes to a differential treatment of two types of families: those deemed “intact”—typically consisting of two married parents and their offspring—and those deemed non-intact. Intact families are granted a degree of freedom from government intervention, provided that there is no evidence that children are in any danger of …


State Constitutional Études: Variations On The Theme Of A Contemporary State Constitutional Problem, Justin R. Long Jan 2014

State Constitutional Études: Variations On The Theme Of A Contemporary State Constitutional Problem, Justin R. Long

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Lost In Translation: Statistical Inference In Court, Erica Beecher-Monas Jan 2014

Lost In Translation: Statistical Inference In Court, Erica Beecher-Monas

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Adoption And The Limits Of Contract In Victorian Adoption Case Law And George Eliot's Silas Marner, Sarah Abramowicz Jan 2014

Adoption And The Limits Of Contract In Victorian Adoption Case Law And George Eliot's Silas Marner, Sarah Abramowicz

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


A New Crime For Corporate Misconduct?, Peter J. Henning Jan 2014

A New Crime For Corporate Misconduct?, Peter J. Henning

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Judicial Authority In Wto Law: A Commentary On The Appellate Body's Decision In China-Rare Earths, Julia Ya Qin Jan 2014

Judicial Authority In Wto Law: A Commentary On The Appellate Body's Decision In China-Rare Earths, Julia Ya Qin

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Rethinking The "Religious Questions" Doctrine, Christopher C. Lund Jan 2014

Rethinking The "Religious Questions" Doctrine, Christopher C. Lund

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Not A Party: Challenging Mortgage Assignments, Eric A. Zacks, Dustin A. Zacks Jan 2014

Not A Party: Challenging Mortgage Assignments, Eric A. Zacks, Dustin A. Zacks

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Democratic Education And Local School Governance, Justin R. Long Jan 2014

Democratic Education And Local School Governance, Justin R. Long

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Judicial Authority In Wto Law: A Commentary On The Appellate Body's Decision In China-Rate Earths, Julia Ya Qin Jan 2014

Judicial Authority In Wto Law: A Commentary On The Appellate Body's Decision In China-Rate Earths, Julia Ya Qin

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Bride And Prejudice: How U.S. Immigration Law Discriminates Against Spousal Visa Holders, Sabrina Balgamwalla Jan 2014

Bride And Prejudice: How U.S. Immigration Law Discriminates Against Spousal Visa Holders, Sabrina Balgamwalla

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


A Second Chance: Rebiography As Just Compensation, Jamila Jefferson-Jones Jan 2014

A Second Chance: Rebiography As Just Compensation, Jamila Jefferson-Jones

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Masculinity & Title Ix: Bullying And Sexual Harassment Of Boys In The American Liberal State, Nancy Chi Cantalupo Jan 2014

Masculinity & Title Ix: Bullying And Sexual Harassment Of Boys In The American Liberal State, Nancy Chi Cantalupo

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Doomed Steamers And Merged Fires: The Problem Of Preempted Innocent Threats In Torts, Anthony M. Dillof Jan 2014

Doomed Steamers And Merged Fires: The Problem Of Preempted Innocent Threats In Torts, Anthony M. Dillof

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.