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The Law And Economics Of Norms, Juliet P. Kostritsky Jan 2013

The Law And Economics Of Norms, Juliet P. Kostritsky

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The Evolution of Norms Within Economics and Law: Why Norms Were Ignored and Why They Matter Under Realistic Models of Behavior in Which Norms Emerge as the Outcome of Exchange to Reduce Costs


Due Process In The American Identity, Cassandra Burke Robertson Jan 2012

Due Process In The American Identity, Cassandra Burke Robertson

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In the last four years, public opinion polls have found an increasingly high level of public support for the methods applied in the war on terror. A significant majority of the population now expresses support for targeted killing through drone strikes and for the indefinite detention of suspected terrorists at Guantánamo Bay. While there are undoubtedly many dynamics at play in the public's changing views of national security and due process, this Article examines one piece of the puzzle: how the concept of due process fits within the structure of the American identity.

This Article examines due process and ...


Property And The Public Forum: An Essay On Christian Legal Society V. Martinez, B. Jessie Hill Jan 2010

Property And The Public Forum: An Essay On Christian Legal Society V. Martinez, B. Jessie Hill

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Christian Legal Society v. Martinez is situated at the intersection of various, and arguably conflicting, lines of doctrine. In ultimately holding that the Hastings College of Law could decline to recognize the student chapter of the Christian Legal Society due to the group’s refusal to accept members who did not conform their beliefs and conduct to the principles of CLS (particularly regarding homosexuality),the Supreme Court was required to sort through a tangle of precedents involving free speech limitations in nonpublic for a, religious groups’ rights of equal access to school facilities, and freedom of expressive association.

Perhaps less ...


Legal Forms And The Common Law Of Patents, Craig Allen Nard Jan 2010

Legal Forms And The Common Law Of Patents, Craig Allen Nard

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The question of institutional choice is important in all areas of the law, but particularly in the context of patent law with its divergent stakeholders, decentralized variance among industries regarding how the patent system is viewed and relied upon, and a persistent focus on reform in recent years. For over two hundred years, the courts have been the dominant force in the development of patent law. It should therefore come as no surprise to learn that a significant portion of American patent law, including some of the most important and controversial patent law doctrines, is either built upon judicial interpretation ...


Putting The Community Back Into The ‘Community Benefit’ Standard, Jessica Wilen Berg Jan 2010

Putting The Community Back Into The ‘Community Benefit’ Standard, Jessica Wilen Berg

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The responsibility of hospitals to provide charity care raises fundamental questions about the structure of the United States' health care system. There has been little concrete effort to reassess the obligations of hospitals. This Article seeks to fill that gap by proposing a novel framework for analyzing hospitals' community obligations. This new framework challenges traditional notions of individual charity care and provides a normative basis for encouraging a shift toward public health benefits.


Beyond The Torture Memos: Perceptual Filters, Cultural Commitments, And Partisan Identity, Cassandra Burke Robertson Jan 2009

Beyond The Torture Memos: Perceptual Filters, Cultural Commitments, And Partisan Identity, Cassandra Burke Robertson

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Who should face accountability for the mistreatment of prisoners in the war on terror? Five years ago, the scope of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib was first revealed; this year, the Justice Department admitted that a single suspect was waterboarded 183 times. Some at the bottom of the political hierarchy have already been convicted for their participation in prisoner abuse. Those closer to the top of the political hierarchy also find their actions subject to scrutiny, as the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility is carrying out an investigation into the professional conduct of the lawyers who authored ...


Taking Property Rights Seriously: The Case Of Climate Change, Jonathan H. Adler Jan 2009

Taking Property Rights Seriously: The Case Of Climate Change, Jonathan H. Adler

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The dominant approach to environmental policy endorsed by conservative and libertarian policy thinkers, so-called "free market environmentalism" (FME), is grounded in the recognition and protection of property rights in environmental resources. Despite this normative commitment to property rights, most self-described advocates of FME adopt a utilitarian, welfare-maximization, approach to climate change policy, arguing that the costs of mitigation measures could outweigh the costs of climate change itself. Yet even if anthropogenic climate change is decidedly less than catastrophic - indeed, even if it net beneficial to the globe as whole - human-induced climate change is likely to contribute to environmental changes that ...


Introduction To Proceedings From A Conference On Newborn Screening For Nontreatable Disorders, Maxwell J. Mehlman Jan 2009

Introduction To Proceedings From A Conference On Newborn Screening For Nontreatable Disorders, Maxwell J. Mehlman

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Rules, Standards, And The Internal Point Of View, Dale A. Nance Jan 2006

Rules, Standards, And The Internal Point Of View, Dale A. Nance

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The general thrust of the present discussion is that, in addition to its contribution to economizing on enforcement costs, there is a connection between the internal point of view and the aspiration to republican self-government: the greater the incidence of the former, the greater the achievement of the latter, ceteris paribus. This fact imbues the notion of a healthy legal system with a crucially normative component that goes beyond, and need not be inconsistent with, efficient social organization.


Traditional Marriage: Still Worth Defending, George W. Dent Jr. Jan 2004

Traditional Marriage: Still Worth Defending, George W. Dent Jr.

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A few years ago, I wrote an article entitled The Defense of Traditional Marriage.1 I began with the topic of same-sex marriage but soon saw that all the arguments for gay marriage were also arguments for polygamy, endogamy (or incestuous marriage), etc., so the article became a defense of traditional marriage against all these other types. The pertinent law and jurisprudence are constantly changing, so this conference offers an excellent opportunity to reconsider my views in light of new learning and thinking. A review shows the case for traditional marriage is even stronger now than it was before. As ...


Naturalized Epistemology And The Critique Of Evidence Theory, Dale A. Nance Jan 2001

Naturalized Epistemology And The Critique Of Evidence Theory, Dale A. Nance

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In this article I give a mixed review Allen and Leiter’s naturalized epistemology theory of evidence. I applaud their focus on naturalized epistemology, but I question the claims that they argue follow from it. In some ways, my reaction is that they have not gone far enough in pressing its implications, and I attempt to suggest how further progress might be made along this path. On the whole, I conclude that the antipathy toward algrithms expressed by Allen and Leiter is misplaced.


The Defense Of Traditional Marriage, George W. Dent Jr. Jan 1999

The Defense Of Traditional Marriage, George W. Dent Jr.

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This article reviews the possible justifications for legal recognition of marriage and finds some, such as encouraging stable, loving relationships, unpersuasive. However, other rationales-including protecting children, socializing adults, and promoting individual happiness-are valid, and these rationales apply only to traditional marriages. Accordingly, society has strong reasons to favor traditional marriage and to deny such treatment to the unmarried and to homosexual, endogamous and bestial relationships.


Legal Theory And The Pivotal Role Of The Concept Of Coercion, Dale A. Nance Jan 1985

Legal Theory And The Pivotal Role Of The Concept Of Coercion, Dale A. Nance

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This paper addresses an important problem in modem legal philosophy: the problem of identifying the proper role of the concept of coercion in a general theory of the nature of law. The present state of philosophical art on this topic is the legacy of difficulties arising from a naive positivism - generally thought to have over-emphasized the role of coercive power. The resulting reaction in modem jurisprudence against the focus upon coercion reflects a failure to come to grips fully with the underlying methodological issues of descriptive legal theory.