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Avocats Et Divorce Aux Etats-Unis: La Transformation Des Pratiques Professionnelles, Lynn M. Mather, Craig A. Mcewen, Richard J. Maiman Dec 1996

Avocats Et Divorce Aux Etats-Unis: La Transformation Des Pratiques Professionnelles, Lynn M. Mather, Craig A. Mcewen, Richard J. Maiman

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Les transformations sociales et les évolutions juridiques qui sont intervenues aux États-Unis depuis les années 60 ont eu de multiples effets sur le travail des avocats en matière de divorce. Le présent article analyse ces transformations en s'appuyant sur des entretiens avec des avocats et sur l'analyse de l'activité des tribunaux dans les États du Maine et du New Hampshire. Il souligne notamment l'importance que revêt l'accroissement du nombre des divorces parmi les couples ayant des ressources moyennes ou faibles. Il décrit aussi la féminisation rapide du barreau, une tendance qui se trouve particulièrement accentuée en ce qui concerne les …


Long Term Care Coverage: The Role Of Advocacy, Anthony H. Szczygiel Jun 1996

Long Term Care Coverage: The Role Of Advocacy, Anthony H. Szczygiel

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Sex-Blind, Separate But Equal, Or Anti-Subordination? The Uneasy Legacy Of Plessy V. Ferguson For Sex And Gender Discrimination, Lucinda M. Finley Jun 1996

Sex-Blind, Separate But Equal, Or Anti-Subordination? The Uneasy Legacy Of Plessy V. Ferguson For Sex And Gender Discrimination, Lucinda M. Finley

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The Slavery Of Emancipation, Guyora Binder May 1996

The Slavery Of Emancipation, Guyora Binder

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The Thirteenth Amendment abolishes the institution of slavery rather than freeing individual slaves. Yet it quickly came to stand for little more than granting universal rights to make labor contracts and to leave service. This article develops a distinction between abolishing an institution and reclassifying individuals within it. Drawing on the comparative history of slavery, it shows that the institution of slavery has generally included mechanisms for the manumission of slaves and their passage into a liminal status combining self-ownership with social subordination and relative isolation. A critical account of the Antelope litigation shows that proponents of mass manumission still …


Lawyers For Marianne: The Nature Of Discourse On The Entry Of French Women Into The Legal Profession, 1894-1926, Christine Corcos Jan 1996

Lawyers For Marianne: The Nature Of Discourse On The Entry Of French Women Into The Legal Profession, 1894-1926, Christine Corcos

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The Single Publication Rule: One Action Not One Law, Debra R. Cohen Jan 1996

The Single Publication Rule: One Action Not One Law, Debra R. Cohen

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Recovery in one action under one state's law for violation of the right of publicity-the right to control the commercial use of one's identity-arising out of multistate publication2 seems to be the trend of the nineties. When Samsung ran a nationwide print advertisement for VCRs depicting a robot dressed to resemble her, Vanna White sued for violation of her right of publicity.3 Under California law she recovered $403,000. 4 When a SalsaRio Doritos radio commercial imitating Tom Waits's distinctive raspy and gravelly voice aired nationwide, he sued Frito Lay for violation of his right of publicity.5 Under California law he …


The "Fall" Of Summers, The Rise Of "Pretext Plus," And The Excalating Subordination Of Federal Employment Discrimination Law To Employment At Will: Lessons From Mckennon And Hicks, William Corbett Jan 1996

The "Fall" Of Summers, The Rise Of "Pretext Plus," And The Excalating Subordination Of Federal Employment Discrimination Law To Employment At Will: Lessons From Mckennon And Hicks, William Corbett

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Globalization Of Biotechnology And The Public Health Challenges Accompanying It, Michael J. Malinowski Jan 1996

Globalization Of Biotechnology And The Public Health Challenges Accompanying It, Michael J. Malinowski

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Condemned By Substance And Process: A Comment On "Doubly Condemned": Adjustments To The Crime And Punishment Regime In The Late Slavery Period In The British Caribbean Colonies And "Under The Present Mode Of Trial, Improper Verdicts Are Very Often Given": Criminal Procedure In The Trials Of Slaves In Antebellum Louisiana, Raymond T. Diamond Jan 1996

Condemned By Substance And Process: A Comment On "Doubly Condemned": Adjustments To The Crime And Punishment Regime In The Late Slavery Period In The British Caribbean Colonies And "Under The Present Mode Of Trial, Improper Verdicts Are Very Often Given": Criminal Procedure In The Trials Of Slaves In Antebellum Louisiana, Raymond T. Diamond

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The Major Periods Of Louisiana Legal History, Alain A. Levasseur Jan 1996

The Major Periods Of Louisiana Legal History, Alain A. Levasseur

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A "Civil Law" Lawyer: Louis Casimir Elisabeth Moreau Lislet, Alain A. Levasseur Jan 1996

A "Civil Law" Lawyer: Louis Casimir Elisabeth Moreau Lislet, Alain A. Levasseur

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Chapter 11 Case Management And Delay Reduction: An Empirical Study, Samuel Bufford Jan 1996

Chapter 11 Case Management And Delay Reduction: An Empirical Study, Samuel Bufford

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Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases will drag on interminably if judges let them. The recent nine-month O.J. Simpson trial was short compared to the careers of some chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. The typical duration of chapter 11 cases can be reduced remarkably, however, through moderate judicial case management.

The data in this study show that relatively modest judicial case management can squeeze a substantial amount of delay out of chapter 11 cases within the context of the present bankruptcy law. The case management program in this study, applied to 81.2% of the chapter 11 case load, shortened by 24.1% the time …


Bankruptcy Law In European Countries Emerging From Communism: The Special Legal And Economic Challenges, Samuel Bufford Jan 1996

Bankruptcy Law In European Countries Emerging From Communism: The Special Legal And Economic Challenges, Samuel Bufford

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Bankruptcy law is developing rapidly in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) that have recently escaped the domination of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). The communist governments fell in those countries that were separate from the USSR in 1989, and those countries that were a part of the USSR gained their independence and acquired new non-communist governments in 1989 (the Baltic states) and 1991 (Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and Russia). While many other areas of law that are basic to the development of a market economy need substantial development or revision, bankruptcy law is leading the way, …


Introduction To Tax Issue Of The University Of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Review, Samuel C. Thompson Jr. Jan 1996

Introduction To Tax Issue Of The University Of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Review, Samuel C. Thompson Jr.

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A Lawyer's Guide To Modern Valuation Techniques In Mergers And Acquisitions, Samuel C. Thompson Jr. Jan 1996

A Lawyer's Guide To Modern Valuation Techniques In Mergers And Acquisitions, Samuel C. Thompson Jr.

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The Merger And Acquisition Provisions Of The Ali Corporate Governance Project As Applied To The Three Steps In The Time-Warner Acquisition, Samuel C. Thompson Jr. Jan 1996

The Merger And Acquisition Provisions Of The Ali Corporate Governance Project As Applied To The Three Steps In The Time-Warner Acquisition, Samuel C. Thompson Jr.

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A False Start? The Impact Of Federal Policy On The Genotechnology Industry, Michael J. Malinowski, Maureen A. O'Rourke Jan 1996

A False Start? The Impact Of Federal Policy On The Genotechnology Industry, Michael J. Malinowski, Maureen A. O'Rourke

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Anita Hill Meets Godzilla: Confessions Of A Horror Movie Fan, Wendy B. Scott Jan 1996

Anita Hill Meets Godzilla: Confessions Of A Horror Movie Fan, Wendy B. Scott

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The cases and events discussed in this Essay involve African- American women who have confronted oppression in the civil and criminal courts, and other arenas, in both celebrated and unsung victories: victories not only for Black women, but for women and men of all hues who seek social justice. I will use these cases and events to illustrate the relationship between stereotypes and myths, born during the antebellum and Jim Crow era, and contemporary manifestations of sexual harassment and other forms of sex-based exploitation. I will go on to discuss the means used by women, in the workplace of chattel …


When The Surgeon Has Hiv: What To Tell Patients About The Risk Of Exposure And The Risk Of Transmission, Phillip L. Mcintosh Jan 1996

When The Surgeon Has Hiv: What To Tell Patients About The Risk Of Exposure And The Risk Of Transmission, Phillip L. Mcintosh

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This Article explores the legal aspects of the dilemma facing an HIV-infected surgeon with respect to whether the doctrine of informed consent requires, or can require, disclosure of the surgeon's HIV-infection under some circumstances. This Article then examines the nature of the risks associated with HIV as they affect patients during surgery. Next, this Article evaluates whether the risks are sufficiently material to require disclosure (or at least to present a jury question), and, in any event, whether state law can require such disclosure under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). In particular this Article examines the doctrine …


Note, Civil Forfeiture And Innocent Owners, Deborah Challener Jan 1996

Note, Civil Forfeiture And Innocent Owners, Deborah Challener

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Although forfeiture is an ancient practice, its constitutional validity has only recently been seriously questioned. Historically, the Supreme Court has relied on a legal fiction-that the property itself is guilty-to confiscate property without regard to the Constitution. Cloaking itself in the "guilty property fiction," the Court has virtually ignored the property owner's culpability. In Bennis, the Court decided whether an owner's interest in property is subject to forfeiture when the owner entrusts the property to a party who uses it to commit a crime, even if the owner has no knowledge of the illegal use.


Tort Reform In Mississippi: An Appraisal Of The New Law Of Products Liability, Part I, Phillip L. Mcintosh Jan 1996

Tort Reform In Mississippi: An Appraisal Of The New Law Of Products Liability, Part I, Phillip L. Mcintosh

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In 1993, as a result of tort reform efforts, the Mississippi legislature enacted legislation that made dramatic changes in the law of products liability as well as in the law of punitive damages. On July 1, 1994, the substantive portions of the new legislation became effective, and the products liability portion of the new legislation replaced the judicially adopted Section 402A of the Restatement (Second) of Torts as the primary basis of products liability law in the state. Those who supported the new Act did so because they saw it as a way to bring stability and predictability to the …


Will The Supreme Court Sound The Death Knell For Political Patronage? An Analysis Of O'Hare Truck Services, Inc. V. City Of Northlake, Barbara J. Fick Jan 1996

Will The Supreme Court Sound The Death Knell For Political Patronage? An Analysis Of O'Hare Truck Services, Inc. V. City Of Northlake, Barbara J. Fick

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This article previews the Supreme Court case O'Hare v. City of Northlake, 518 U.S. 712 (1996). The author expected the Court to analyze whether political patronage infringes on First Amendment rights.


Institutional Myths, Historical Narratives And Social Science Evidence: Reading The "Record" In The Virginia Military Institute Case, Dianne Avery Jan 1996

Institutional Myths, Historical Narratives And Social Science Evidence: Reading The "Record" In The Virginia Military Institute Case, Dianne Avery

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Lessons From The Americas: Guidelines For International Response To Amnesties For Atrocities, Douglass Cassel Jan 1996

Lessons From The Americas: Guidelines For International Response To Amnesties For Atrocities, Douglass Cassel

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Amnesty guidelines modeled on international law as defined by Latin American tribunals and treaties should be adopted and used by the United Nations, the Organization of American States, and national governments involved in remedying human rights violations. The 10 guidelines are stringent and would rarely result in the granting of amnesty. They may better serve their function than treaties or customary laws be cause they are guidelines and not mandatory.


Civil Procedure: The Last Ten Years, Jay Tidmarsh Jan 1996

Civil Procedure: The Last Ten Years, Jay Tidmarsh

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In my view, the story of the last ten years in civil procedure is the slow but inexorable creep of ideas and solutions developed for complex cases into routine cases, and the continued effort of litigators and judges in complex cases to develop ideas and solutions that push the procedural envelope still farther out-thus setting the agenda for the next generation of procedural reform.

I do not want to overstate my claim. The procedures for a lawsuit are still basically the same: a short pleading stage followed by a lengthy discovery stage followed by a culminating event of trial. But …


Maybe A Lawyer Can Be A Servant; If Not…, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 1996

Maybe A Lawyer Can Be A Servant; If Not…, Thomas L. Shaffer

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Consider the way we American lawyers learn about the relationship between the church and the law: This grand constitutional and legal order we propose to serve is unfolded before us and built up in our minds and hearts; it comes to us out of multi-volume sets of course books, and, like the gods of Canaan, it comes to us as religious: Thomas Jefferson said America was God's New Israel; David Hoffman, the grandfather of legal ethics in America, spoke of the law as a temple and of us lawyers as priests who served in the temple; Law Day speakers commonly …


Lending Discsrimination: Economic Theory, Econometric Evidence, And The Community Reinvestment Act, Vincent D. Rougeau, Keith N. Hylton Jan 1996

Lending Discsrimination: Economic Theory, Econometric Evidence, And The Community Reinvestment Act, Vincent D. Rougeau, Keith N. Hylton

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Although it has been settled law for almost two decades, there has been a heightened interest in the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) over the last several years. One factor driving this interest is the continuing economic decline of the inner cities and the consequent widening of the wealth gap between cities and surrounding suburbs in many areas of the country. A second factor is the consolidation of the banking industry, which has encouraged expansion-oriented banks to improve their CRA ratings to gain the approval of regulators. A recent effort to enhance enforcement of the statute, in part the result of …


Direct Democracy And Hastily Enacted Statutes, John C. Nagle Jan 1996

Direct Democracy And Hastily Enacted Statutes, John C. Nagle

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Phil Frickey qualifies as the leading explorer of the borderline between statutory interpretation and constitutional law. Frickey explores ways to mediate the borderline between statutory interpretation and constitutional adjudication in the context of direct democracy. His is an enormously helpful attempt to reconcile the constitutional issues discussed by Julian Eule and the statutory interpretation issues discussed by Jane Schacter. I agree with many of Frickey's suggestions. Indeed, I will suggest some additional devices that can perform the same role. But I wonder whether Frickey has proved more than he set out to accomplish. The problems of direct democracy are special, …


Why Informed Consent? Human Experimentation And The Ethics Of Autonomy, Richard W. Garnett Jan 1996

Why Informed Consent? Human Experimentation And The Ethics Of Autonomy, Richard W. Garnett

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Not long ago, the welfare reform debate took a provocative turn. New Jersey welfare recipients challenged the state's Family Cap rule, which denied additional cash aid to parents who conceive children while on welfare. Welfare rights activists argued that the rule "with[held] benefits to see if [this would] alter human behavior." They insisted that the innovative, but stern, Family Cap rules were effectively experiments on welfare recipients without their consent.

This is a powerful argument. After all, consent enjoys talismanic—if not sacramental—status in modem life and thought; it is our "master concept." But why? Why should consenting mean so much …


South Bend, Indiana: A Case Study Of The Possibilities And Realities Of Hospital Cooperation, Joseph P. Bauer Jan 1996

South Bend, Indiana: A Case Study Of The Possibilities And Realities Of Hospital Cooperation, Joseph P. Bauer

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South Bend, the county seat of St. Joseph County, Indiana, is a city with a population of slightly more than 100,000. Located about 100 miles from Chicago, it serves many of the educational, financial and health care needs of a five county metropolitan area of over 700,000 people. South Bend and its sister city, Mishawaka, are served by four general hospitals. The two largest each have about 40 percent of the available beds in the community. One of them, Memorial Hospital of South Bend, is a not-for-profit corporation which is unaffiliated with any other hospital; the other large hospital, St. …