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Governmental Liability Under Cercla, Steven A.G. Davison Oct 1997

Governmental Liability Under Cercla, Steven A.G. Davison

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Holocaust Denial And The First Amendment: The Quest For Truth In A Free Society, Kenneth Lasson Oct 1997

Holocaust Denial And The First Amendment: The Quest For Truth In A Free Society, Kenneth Lasson

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From the ashes of the Holocaust we have come once again to learn the terrible truth, that the power of Evil cannot be underestimated. Nor can the effect of the spoken and written word. It has been but a half-century since the liberation of Nazi death camps, a little more than a decade since the First International Conference on the Holocaust and Human Rights, and a few short years since the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum first put on display its documentation of horror. Yet today that form of historical revisionism popularly called "Holocaust denial" abounds worldwide in all its ...


Dashing Consumer Hopes: Strict Products Liability And The Demise Of The Consumer Expectations Test, Rebecca Korzec Jul 1997

Dashing Consumer Hopes: Strict Products Liability And The Demise Of The Consumer Expectations Test, Rebecca Korzec

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The threshold issue in American products liability litigation is whether the product was defective at the time it left the manufacturer's control. Traditionally, courts and scholars define “defect” in three functional categories: manufacturing defects, design defects and marketing defects. American products liability doctrine employs two major tests to determine whether a "defect” exists: the seller-oriented risk-utility test and the buyer-oriented consumer expectations test. The Draft of the Restatement Third of Torts: Products Liability, like some American jurisdictions, rejects the “consumer expectations” test as an independent standard in defective warning and design cases. Ironically, this limitation of the use of ...


An Interdisciplinary Approach To Family Law Jurisprudence: Application Of An Ecological And Therapeutic Perspective, Barbara A. Babb Jul 1997

An Interdisciplinary Approach To Family Law Jurisprudence: Application Of An Ecological And Therapeutic Perspective, Barbara A. Babb

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Traditionally, the legal system has attempted to fashion morality in determining family legal issues rather than to devise legal remedies that accommodate how families live. This approach must change, and a new approach based on legal realism that effectuates the well-being of families and children must be developed. This article proposes an interdisciplinary approach based on an ecological and therapeutic jurisprudential paradigm to resolve family legal proceedings. An ecological approach, emanating from the ecology of human development social science paradigm, is one in which family law decision-makers consider factors beyond their conceptions of the family. This approach urges decision-makers to ...


The Myth Of Context In Politics And Law, Anita Krug Apr 1997

The Myth Of Context In Politics And Law, Anita Krug

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Visions of group-based rights in political and legal theory strive to be both antiessentialist and antiuniversalist. They reject an essentialist view of the self — a view that there is a single experience common to all persons composing, for example, a particular ethnic, racial, or gender group — on the basis that a person’s identity is context-based and contingent, and cannot be defined solely by such factors as race or gender. They also reject the universalist notion of an abstract equality of persons that is at the basis of traditional conceptions of individual rights. In short, group rights are based on ...


A Feminist View Of American Elder Law, Rebecca Korzec Apr 1997

A Feminist View Of American Elder Law, Rebecca Korzec

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ANY discussion of contemporary American elder law must consider gender issues. A number of gender concerns are readily discernible, including workplace and family issues. Significantly, sex-based disparities are increasing within the elderly population. In turn, these disparities exacerbate problems of fairness and equity in meeting intergenerational family needs and expectations.

As with childrearing, in contemporary American society, the major caregiving responsibility for the growing number of frail elderly falls largely on women rather than men. With an increasing number of women working outside the family home, the intersection of work and family issues is receiving considerable attention both in academic ...


From Surrogates To Stories: The Evolution Of Federal Merger Policy, Robert H. Lande, James Langenfeld Apr 1997

From Surrogates To Stories: The Evolution Of Federal Merger Policy, Robert H. Lande, James Langenfeld

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This article traces the evolution of federal merger policy. It documents how merger enforcement originally was largely based upon very strong structural presumptions. These presumptions gradually eroded and other factors became more and more important in enforcement decisions. Today meger enforcement essentially consists of structural safe harbors and a full rule of reason analysis for any merger not within these safe harbors.


Equality Revisited, Christopher J. Peters Apr 1997

Equality Revisited, Christopher J. Peters

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In legal, political, and philosophical discourse, and indeed in everyday life, equality often plays the role of a normatively significant prescriptive principle, a principle that provides reasons for action. Professor Peters, however, joins Peter Westen and others who argue that the traditional statement of prescriptive equality-equals are entitled to equal treatment--is normatively empty because it is a tautology. Like Professor Westen, Professor Peters notes that this traditional principle translates into a statement of simple redundancy: people entitled to equal treatment are entitled to equal treatment. Unlike Professor Westen, however, Professor Peters discerns a nontautological principle of equality, which claims that ...


Pollard And Priorities, Kenneth Lasson Mar 1997

Pollard And Priorities, Kenneth Lasson

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Computer Crimes Now On The Books: What Do We Do From Here? (Symposium), Henry H. Perritt Jr. Mar 1997

Computer Crimes Now On The Books: What Do We Do From Here? (Symposium), Henry H. Perritt Jr.

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Charitable Endowments And The Democratization Of Dynasty, Evelyn Brody Mar 1997

Charitable Endowments And The Democratization Of Dynasty, Evelyn Brody

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Charitable endowments and other passive investments exceed $425 billion. Why do many donors require that the principal of their contribution must be held in perpetuity, and that only the income may be used for charitable purposes? Why do most charity managers voluntarily accumulate operating surpluses, and reinvest a portion of real endowment income? This Article suggests that rather than looking at how charities use their endowment income, we should focus on what happens to the endowment principal. It appears that the taste for perpetual charitable endowments persists as the happy co-incidence of donors' desire for immortality for themselves and their ...


Exclusive Sovereignty Versus Sustainable Development Of A Shared Resource: The Dilemma Of Latin American Rainforest Management, A. Dan Tarlock Mar 1997

Exclusive Sovereignty Versus Sustainable Development Of A Shared Resource: The Dilemma Of Latin American Rainforest Management, A. Dan Tarlock

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Cyberspace Self-Government: Town-Hall Democracy Or Rediscovered Royalism?, Henry H. Perritt Jr. Mar 1997

Cyberspace Self-Government: Town-Hall Democracy Or Rediscovered Royalism?, Henry H. Perritt Jr.

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Information Access Rights Based On International Human Rights Law (With Christopher J. Lhulier), Henry H. Perritt Jr. Mar 1997

Information Access Rights Based On International Human Rights Law (With Christopher J. Lhulier), Henry H. Perritt Jr.

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Is The Environmental Movement A Critical Internet Technology?, Henry H. Perritt Jr. Mar 1997

Is The Environmental Movement A Critical Internet Technology?, Henry H. Perritt Jr.

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Taking Prepositions Seriously, Jeffrey G. Sherman Mar 1997

Taking Prepositions Seriously, Jeffrey G. Sherman

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Safe Drinking Water: A Federalism Perspective, A. Dan Tarlock Mar 1997

Safe Drinking Water: A Federalism Perspective, A. Dan Tarlock

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The Influence Of International Environmental Law On United States Pollution Control Law (Symposium), A. Dan Tarlock Mar 1997

The Influence Of International Environmental Law On United States Pollution Control Law (Symposium), A. Dan Tarlock

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The Missouri River: The Paradox Of Conflict Without Scarcity, A. Dan Tarlock Mar 1997

The Missouri River: The Paradox Of Conflict Without Scarcity, A. Dan Tarlock

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Two Cheers For Shifting The Presumption Of Validity: A Reply To Professor Hopperton (With D. Mandelker), A. Dan Tarlock Mar 1997

Two Cheers For Shifting The Presumption Of Validity: A Reply To Professor Hopperton (With D. Mandelker), A. Dan Tarlock

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Teaching Electronically: The Chicago-Kent Experiment, Richard Warner Mar 1997

Teaching Electronically: The Chicago-Kent Experiment, Richard Warner

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Hocking The Halo: Implications Of The Charities' Winning Briefs In Camps Newfound/Owatonna, Inc. (Symposium), Evelyn Brody Mar 1997

Hocking The Halo: Implications Of The Charities' Winning Briefs In Camps Newfound/Owatonna, Inc. (Symposium), Evelyn Brody

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Adjudication As Representation, Christopher J. Peters Mar 1997

Adjudication As Representation, Christopher J. Peters

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This Article sets forth an interpretive theory of adjudicative lawmaking according to which, under certain conditions, such lawmaking ensures constructive participation through interest representation and thus is not inherently nondemocratic. The author contends that the idea of ‘judicial activism,‘ courts deciding issues better left to political processes or substituting the personal ‘values‘ of judges for law, is based on the incorrect assumptions that courts are unconstrained and nonrepresentative. Instead, when adjudication operates in an archetypal way, it produces law in a manner similar to the parliamentary legislation process. Courts making law are constrained by the process of participatory decisionmaking--the production ...


Should Bouie Be Buoyed? Judicial Retroactive Lawmaking And The Ex Post Facto Clause (Symposium), Harold J. Krent Feb 1997

Should Bouie Be Buoyed? Judicial Retroactive Lawmaking And The Ex Post Facto Clause (Symposium), Harold J. Krent

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Introduction, Symposium On Section 1983 (Symposium Editor), Sheldon Nahmod Feb 1997

Introduction, Symposium On Section 1983 (Symposium Editor), Sheldon Nahmod

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The Restructuring Of Narrative And Empathy In Section 1983 Cases (Symposium), Sheldon Nahmod Feb 1997

The Restructuring Of Narrative And Empathy In Section 1983 Cases (Symposium), Sheldon Nahmod

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A Wigmorian Defense Of Feminist Methods, Katharine K. Baker Feb 1997

A Wigmorian Defense Of Feminist Methods, Katharine K. Baker

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Reviewing Agency Action For Inconsistency With Prior Rules And Regulations, Harold J. Krent Feb 1997

Reviewing Agency Action For Inconsistency With Prior Rules And Regulations, Harold J. Krent

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Measuring The Social Costs And Benefits And Identifying The Victims Of Subordinating Security Interests In Bankruptcy, (With C. Mooney, Jr.). , Steven L. Harris Feb 1997

Measuring The Social Costs And Benefits And Identifying The Victims Of Subordinating Security Interests In Bankruptcy, (With C. Mooney, Jr.). , Steven L. Harris

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Deliberations And Disclosures: A Study Of Post-Verdict Interviews Of Jurors, Nancy S. Marder Feb 1997

Deliberations And Disclosures: A Study Of Post-Verdict Interviews Of Jurors, Nancy S. Marder

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