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Aveux Incités Par Les Officiers Chargés De L’Application De La Loi, L’Expérience Des Etats-Unis, Paul Marcus Dec 1998

Aveux Incités Par Les Officiers Chargés De L’Application De La Loi, L’Expérience Des Etats-Unis, Paul Marcus

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No abstract provided.


Fiduciary Duties Of Officers And Directors Of Distressed Corporations, Royce De R. Barondes Oct 1998

Fiduciary Duties Of Officers And Directors Of Distressed Corporations, Royce De R. Barondes

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This Article argues that this widely-accepted premise for analyzing the incentives created by various alternative structures of federal bankruptcy law is suspect.


Justice Blackmun, Franz Kafka, And Capital Punishment, Martha Dragich Oct 1998

Justice Blackmun, Franz Kafka, And Capital Punishment, Martha Dragich

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The Article discusses the problem of judging death penalty cases, comparing Justice Blackmun's death penalty jurisprudence to the struggle of a character in Kafka's story. It focuses on three critical moments in the decisional process--hesitation, decision, and escape--and assesses Justice Blackmun's performance at each step. It concludes that although Justice Blackmun's views remained consistent throughout his judicial career, his death penalty legacy is equivocal, and in some important respects, unsatisfying.


Of Sinking And Escalating: A (Somewhat) New Look At Stare Decisis, Rafael Gely Oct 1998

Of Sinking And Escalating: A (Somewhat) New Look At Stare Decisis, Rafael Gely

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This article explores the concept of stare decisis from the escalation of commitment perspective. I argue that the theory of escalation of commitment provides a powerful tool that can be used in our understanding of the application of stare decisis . The literature on the use of precedent is extensive; however, this Article develops a new way of looking at case law development and stare decisis . In particular, the Article contemplates stare decisis as a decision-making process and then considers the academic literature in order that we may gain some insight into that process.


Of Communists And Anti-Abortion Protestors: The Consequences Of Falling Into The Theoretical Abyss, Christina E. Wells Oct 1998

Of Communists And Anti-Abortion Protestors: The Consequences Of Falling Into The Theoretical Abyss, Christina E. Wells

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Part I of this article briefly reviews the legal and social context of Dennis and Yates. Parts II and III similarly review Madsen and Schenck in order to show potential parallels to the earlier communist decisions. Part IV further examines both Madsen and Schenck, demonstrating that, from a doctrinal standpoint, they are far removed from the earlier communist cases. Finally, Part V explains how the Court in Madsen and Schenck actually contributed to misconceptions or manipulation of its opinions. Specifically, Part V examines the Madsen and Schenck Courts' approaches to three of the more difficult doctrinal issues facing them--prior restraint, …


Mortgage Drafting: Lessons From The Restatement Of Mortgages, Dale A. Whitman Oct 1998

Mortgage Drafting: Lessons From The Restatement Of Mortgages, Dale A. Whitman

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The American Law Institute's adoption of the Restatement (Third) of Property: Mortgages may have significant impact on the negotiation and drafting of mortgages. Rather than merely reciting the prevailing case law, the Restatement proposes approaches the American Law Institute believes are desirable as a matter of sound policy. This Article highlights key areas in which the new Restatement may affect mortgage drafting and suggests useful techniques for mortgage drafters.


The Establishment Clause As A Structural Restraint On Governmental Power, Carl H. Esbeck Oct 1998

The Establishment Clause As A Structural Restraint On Governmental Power, Carl H. Esbeck

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This Article inquires into whether the singular purpose of the Establishment Clause is to secure individual rights, as is conventionally believed, or whether its role is more properly understood as a structural restraint on governmental power. If the Clause is indeed structural in nature, then its task is to negate from the purview of civil governance all matters "respecting an establishment of religion." Conceptualizing the role of the Establishment Clause as either rights-securing or structural has profound consequences for the nation's constitutional settlement concerning the interrelationship of government and religion.


The Right Mix, Richard C. Reuben Oct 1998

The Right Mix, Richard C. Reuben

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This edition of Dispute Resolution Magazine explores several aspects of the problem. It begins with a debate between Jean Sternlight and Theodore 0. Rogers over the propriety of mandatory predispute arbitration processes in the consumer and employment contexts, followed by a proposal by Terry Trantina for a "constructive compromise" regarding the general validity of arbitration agreements in contracts of adhesion.

This trio of essays is followed by articles on two major arbitration reform efforts. The first, by Thomas J. Stipanowich and J. Clark Kelso, discusses the rise of protocols and other industry standards intended to bring fairness to the arbitratica …


The Value Of Narrative In Legal Scholarship And Teaching, Jean C. Love Oct 1998

The Value Of Narrative In Legal Scholarship And Teaching, Jean C. Love

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Storytelling-particularly storytelling written from an "outsider's" perspective-is a new form of legal writing that appears with increasing frequency on the pages of law reviews and specialized legal journals. At the same time, critics are questioning whether storytelling deserves to be classified as a form of legal scholarship. Perhaps storytellers are to be regarded as talented and creative writers, but do they truly deserve to be called legal scholars? At first, the debate was local, arising in the context of the deliberations of appointments committees and tenure committees. Now the debate is national, and it is being conducted on the pages …


The Challenge Of Prosecuting Organized Crime In The United States: Procedural Issues, Paul Marcus Oct 1998

The Challenge Of Prosecuting Organized Crime In The United States: Procedural Issues, Paul Marcus

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No abstract provided.


Commercial Codification As Negotiation, Peter A. Alces, David Frisch Oct 1998

Commercial Codification As Negotiation, Peter A. Alces, David Frisch

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No abstract provided.


Book Review Of Forced Justice: School Desegregation And The Law And Race Relations Litigation In An Age Of Complexity, Davison M. Douglas Oct 1998

Book Review Of Forced Justice: School Desegregation And The Law And Race Relations Litigation In An Age Of Complexity, Davison M. Douglas

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No abstract provided.


Researching Cases On The Web, Douglas E. Abrams Aug 1998

Researching Cases On The Web, Douglas E. Abrams

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No abstract provided.


Where's Dolan? Exactions Law In 1998, Jonathan M. Davidson, Ronald H. Rosenberg, Michael C. Spata Jul 1998

Where's Dolan? Exactions Law In 1998, Jonathan M. Davidson, Ronald H. Rosenberg, Michael C. Spata

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No abstract provided.


Understanding Congressional Reform: Lessons From The Seventies, Rafael Gely, Asghar Zardkoohi Jul 1998

Understanding Congressional Reform: Lessons From The Seventies, Rafael Gely, Asghar Zardkoohi

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The purpose of this article is to examine voting behavior of representatives when faced with dual constraints (constituents back home and the leadership) as compared to one constraint (constituents back home). An ambitious goal of the study would have been to examine the effects of both sets of reforms. However, there are two reasons for not using the 1995 reforms in our empirical examinations. First, not enough time has passed to fully observe the effect of term limits on voting behavior. Second, and more importantly, the leadership, whose power it was to impose a constraint on a representative's promotional opportunities, …


Tribute To Professor Richard B. Tyler, William B. Fisch Jul 1998

Tribute To Professor Richard B. Tyler, William B. Fisch

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Tribute to Professor Richard B. Tyler


Adoption Of Children In Missouri, Mary M. Beck Apr 1998

Adoption Of Children In Missouri, Mary M. Beck

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The purpose of this Article is to investigate the effect of Missouri law on adoption and to determine whether its provisions adequately protect the parties to adoption and whether its degree of clarity properly forestalls litigation.


Failing Faith In Litigation? A Survey Of Business Lawyers' And Executives' Opinions, John M. Lande Apr 1998

Failing Faith In Litigation? A Survey Of Business Lawyers' And Executives' Opinions, John M. Lande

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To provide a more systematic assessment of contemporary faith in litigation, this article looks at a particular context-- business litigation--and analyzes the opinions of three groups of respondents: lawyers in private law firms who do commercial litigation (“outside counsel”), lawyers employed in business firms who do some litigation (“inside counsel”), and nonlawyer executives in business firms (“executives”). These groups have the greatest exposure to litigation in the corporate setting; furthermore, because they play powerful roles in our political, economic, and social life as well as the legal system, their opinions influence public opinion more generally.


Coping With "Loss": A Re-Examination Of Sentencing Federal Economic Crimes Under The Guidelines, Frank O. Bowman Iii Apr 1998

Coping With "Loss": A Re-Examination Of Sentencing Federal Economic Crimes Under The Guidelines, Frank O. Bowman Iii

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This Article has three objectives. First, it attempts to rethink the sentencing of federal economic criminals in light of the basic purposes of sentencing and of the Guidelines' particular structure and objectives. Second, it examines the deficiencies in the current sentencing guidelines regarding theft, fraud, and other economic crimes, and the problem areas in the case law construing those guidelines. Third, it proposes and analyzes a consolidated guideline, together with accompanying application notes, for sentencing virtually all theft and fraud cases (a draft of which follows the text of this Article as Appendix A).


Writing In The Legal Academy: A Dangerous Supplement, Lisa A. Eichhorn Apr 1998

Writing In The Legal Academy: A Dangerous Supplement, Lisa A. Eichhorn

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This article explores the relationship of writing and speech in the legal academy through the lens of an ancient, embedded hierarchy that favors speech over writing. The article borrows the philosophical notion of the "dangerous supplement" to describe the role of writing in this hierarchy and argues that law schools have long seen only one aspect of this role, viewing writing as a "dangerous" curricular supplement, but failing to see why it is necessary to the existence of the remainder of the curriculum. This article examines the lurking distrust that surrounds writing in the legal academy. Part I of this …


Quo Vadis, Posadas?, William W. Van Alstyne Apr 1998

Quo Vadis, Posadas?, William W. Van Alstyne

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No abstract provided.


Women, The Law, And Cults: Three Avenues Of Legal Recourse: New Rape Laws, Violence Against Women Act, And Antistalking Laws, Robin A. Boyle Jan 1998

Women, The Law, And Cults: Three Avenues Of Legal Recourse: New Rape Laws, Violence Against Women Act, And Antistalking Laws, Robin A. Boyle

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The author examines three avenues of legal recourse that are available to society at large, but may not be well-known to women in cults, their families, and their potential mental health providers. These avenues for recourse are improved rape laws now available in every state; recently-enacted federal legislation -- the 1994 Violence Against Women Act; and recently-enacted state and federal antistalking laws. The author developed this article from her speech delivered at the annual American Family Foundation conference on May 30, 1997, in Philadelphia, PA.


Judicial Exclusivity And Political Instability, Neal Devins, Louis Fisher Jan 1998

Judicial Exclusivity And Political Instability, Neal Devins, Louis Fisher

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No abstract provided.


Interlocutory Appeals From Orders Denying Qualified Immunity: Determining The Proper Scope Of Appellate Jurisdiction, Kathryn R. Urbonya Jan 1998

Interlocutory Appeals From Orders Denying Qualified Immunity: Determining The Proper Scope Of Appellate Jurisdiction, Kathryn R. Urbonya

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No abstract provided.


Re-Defining Reproductive Freedom, Timothy Zick Jan 1998

Re-Defining Reproductive Freedom, Timothy Zick

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No abstract provided.


Family Values And The Bankruptcy Code: A Proposal To Eliminate Bankruptcy Benefits Awarded On The Basis Of Marital Status, A. Mechele Dickerson Jan 1998

Family Values And The Bankruptcy Code: A Proposal To Eliminate Bankruptcy Benefits Awarded On The Basis Of Marital Status, A. Mechele Dickerson

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No abstract provided.


Book Review Of Desegregating Texas Schools: Eisenhower, Shivers, And The Crisis At Mansfield High, Davison M. Douglas Jan 1998

Book Review Of Desegregating Texas Schools: Eisenhower, Shivers, And The Crisis At Mansfield High, Davison M. Douglas

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No abstract provided.


The Legal Profession And Its Future: Recapturing The Ideal Of The Statesman-Lawyer, Timothy J. Sullivan Jan 1998

The Legal Profession And Its Future: Recapturing The Ideal Of The Statesman-Lawyer, Timothy J. Sullivan

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No abstract provided.


The Use Of Criminal Statutes To Regulate Financial Markets In The United States, Paul Marcus Jan 1998

The Use Of Criminal Statutes To Regulate Financial Markets In The United States, Paul Marcus

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No abstract provided.


Justifying Racial Reform, Davison M. Douglas Jan 1998

Justifying Racial Reform, Davison M. Douglas

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No abstract provided.