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Constitutional Dignity And The Criminal Law, James E. Baker Nov 2002

Constitutional Dignity And The Criminal Law, James E. Baker

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Criminal law is important because it helps to define who we are as a constitutional democracy. There is much that distinguishes our form of government from others, but certainly much of that distinction is found in the Bill of Rights and in two simple words: due process. All of which help to affirm the value and sanctity of the individual in our society. Broadly then, criminal law helps to define who we are as a nation that values both order and liberty.

That is what many of the greatest judicial debates are about, like those involving Holmes, Hand, Jackson, and …


Beyond Welfare Reform: Economic Justice In The 21st Century, Peter B. Edelman Nov 2002

Beyond Welfare Reform: Economic Justice In The 21st Century, Peter B. Edelman

Georgetown Law Faculty Lectures and Appearances

Thank you so much, Mary Louise. I am deeply honored that you asked me to be here today with you and Tomas and Dan to deliver these remarks in memory of Mario Olmos. He was a wonderful role model for the values that have been celebrated throughout this lecture series, and I am doubly honored to be added to the list of distinguished speaker who have preceded me.


Instability In Latin America: U.S. Policy And The Role Of The International Community: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On International Trade And Finance Of The S. Comm. On Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs, 107th Cong., Oct. 16, 2002 (Statement Of Professor Daniel K. Tarullo, Geo. U. L. Center), Daniel K. Tarullo Oct 2002

Instability In Latin America: U.S. Policy And The Role Of The International Community: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On International Trade And Finance Of The S. Comm. On Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs, 107th Cong., Oct. 16, 2002 (Statement Of Professor Daniel K. Tarullo, Geo. U. L. Center), Daniel K. Tarullo

Testimony Before Congress

No abstract provided.


Brief Of Respondents, Norfolk & Western Railway Co. V. Ayers, No. 01-963 (U.S. Aug. 19, 2002), Richard J. Lazarus Aug 2002

Brief Of Respondents, Norfolk & Western Railway Co. V. Ayers, No. 01-963 (U.S. Aug. 19, 2002), Richard J. Lazarus

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Brief Of Amici Curiae Of American Law Professors In Support Of Respondents, Norfolk & Western Ry. Co. V. Ayers, No. 01-963 (U.S. Aug. 19, 2002), ., Paul F. Rothstein Aug 2002

Brief Of Amici Curiae Of American Law Professors In Support Of Respondents, Norfolk & Western Ry. Co. V. Ayers, No. 01-963 (U.S. Aug. 19, 2002), ., Paul F. Rothstein

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Oath Taking, Truth Telling, And Remedies In The Business World: Hearing Before The H. Comm. On Energy And Commerce, 107th Cong., July 26, 2002 (Statement Of Sherman Cohn, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Sherman L. Cohn Jul 2002

Oath Taking, Truth Telling, And Remedies In The Business World: Hearing Before The H. Comm. On Energy And Commerce, 107th Cong., July 26, 2002 (Statement Of Sherman Cohn, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Sherman L. Cohn

Testimony Before Congress

No abstract provided.


The State Of Asylum Representation: Ideas For Change, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Jonathan Jacobs Jul 2002

The State Of Asylum Representation: Ideas For Change, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Jonathan Jacobs

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The plight of refugees-those who flee persecution-touches a chord with Americans, who have supported both a substantial overseas resettlement program and a fair system for asylum seekers. U.S. laws provide a seemingly full opportunity for asylum applicants to explain their fear or actual experience of persecution. In fact, the U.S. offers an extensive process of interviews, hearings, and appeals to ensure that bona fide refugees are not sent back to their persecutors. The substantive law, too, has been developed considerably through administrative and judicial precedents. But how meaningful is a process that, no matter how extensive and developed, leaves asylum …


The Constitutional Duty Of A National Security Lawyer In A Time Of Terror, James E. Baker Jul 2002

The Constitutional Duty Of A National Security Lawyer In A Time Of Terror, James E. Baker

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

National security lawyers are probably not in the forefront of the public’s mind when one refers to government lawyers, but they serve a vital mission within the public sector. This article explores the duties and responsibilities inherent in that mission, and discusses the continuing role of the national security lawyer after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.


You Can’T Tear It Down: The Origins Of The D.C. Historic Preservation Act, Jeremy W. Dutra May 2002

You Can’T Tear It Down: The Origins Of The D.C. Historic Preservation Act, Jeremy W. Dutra

Georgetown Law Historic Preservation Papers Series

No abstract provided.


The National Security Process And A Lawyer’S Duty: Remarks To The Senior Judge Advocate Symposium, James E. Baker Apr 2002

The National Security Process And A Lawyer’S Duty: Remarks To The Senior Judge Advocate Symposium, James E. Baker

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

September 11 changed so much about our lives and how we perceive national security. Harold Lasswell, in an earlier context, described the sharing of danger throughout society as the “socialization of danger,” which he wrote was a permanent characteristic of modern violence; but not for America until September 11. The socialization of danger has made ordinary citizens participants in the national security process in a way not previously experienced. In addition, it has brought relatively unknown federal agencies, like the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Centers for Disease Control, to the forefront of national security planning and response. And …


Applying The War Powers Resolution To The War On Terrorism: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On The Judiciary, 107th Cong., Apr. 17, 2002 (Statement Of Jane E. Stromseth, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Jane E. Stromseth Apr 2002

Applying The War Powers Resolution To The War On Terrorism: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On The Judiciary, 107th Cong., Apr. 17, 2002 (Statement Of Jane E. Stromseth, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Jane E. Stromseth

Testimony Before Congress

No abstract provided.


Regulatory Accounting: Costs And Benefits Of Federal Regulations: Testimony Before The H. Subcomm. On Energy Policy, Natural Resources, And Regulatory Affairs, Of The H. Comm. On Government Reform, Hearing On Regulatory Accounting, 107th Cong., Mar. 12, 2002 (Statement Of Lisa Heinzerling, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Lisa Heinzerling Mar 2002

Regulatory Accounting: Costs And Benefits Of Federal Regulations: Testimony Before The H. Subcomm. On Energy Policy, Natural Resources, And Regulatory Affairs, Of The H. Comm. On Government Reform, Hearing On Regulatory Accounting, 107th Cong., Mar. 12, 2002 (Statement Of Lisa Heinzerling, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Lisa Heinzerling

Testimony Before Congress

No abstract provided.


Dominance In The Sky: Cable Competition And The Echostar-Directv Merger: Hearing Before The S. Subcomm. On Antitrust, Business Rights And Competition, 107th Cong., Mar. 6, 2002 (Statement Of Robert Pitofsky, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Robert Pitofsky Mar 2002

Dominance In The Sky: Cable Competition And The Echostar-Directv Merger: Hearing Before The S. Subcomm. On Antitrust, Business Rights And Competition, 107th Cong., Mar. 6, 2002 (Statement Of Robert Pitofsky, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Robert Pitofsky

Testimony Before Congress

No abstract provided.


Brief Of Conference Of Chief Justices As Amicus Curiae Supporting Respondents, Republican Party Of Minnesota V. Kelly, No. 01-521 (U.S. Feb. 19, 2002), ., Roy A. Schotland Feb 2002

Brief Of Conference Of Chief Justices As Amicus Curiae Supporting Respondents, Republican Party Of Minnesota V. Kelly, No. 01-521 (U.S. Feb. 19, 2002), ., Roy A. Schotland

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


The Needs Of The Working Poor: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On Health, Education, Labor And Pensions, 107th Cong., Feb. 14, 2002 (Statement Of Peter B. Edelman, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Peter B. Edelman Feb 2002

The Needs Of The Working Poor: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On Health, Education, Labor And Pensions, 107th Cong., Feb. 14, 2002 (Statement Of Peter B. Edelman, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Peter B. Edelman

Testimony Before Congress

No abstract provided.


Human Rights In China In The Context Of The Rule Of Law: Hearing Before The Congressional-Executive Commission On China, 107th Cong., Feb. 7, 2002 (Statement Of James V. Feinerman, Prof Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), James V. Feinerman Feb 2002

Human Rights In China In The Context Of The Rule Of Law: Hearing Before The Congressional-Executive Commission On China, 107th Cong., Feb. 7, 2002 (Statement Of James V. Feinerman, Prof Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), James V. Feinerman

Testimony Before Congress

No abstract provided.


Brief For The Respondent, Chevron U.S.A. V. Echazabal, No. 00-1406 (U.S. Feb. 1, 2002), Chai R. Feldblum Feb 2002

Brief For The Respondent, Chevron U.S.A. V. Echazabal, No. 00-1406 (U.S. Feb. 1, 2002), Chai R. Feldblum

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Brief Amicus Curiae Of The Idaho Conservation League And The Louisiana Environmental Action Network In Support Of Neither Side, Republican Party Of Minnesota V. Kelly, No. 01-521 (U.S. Jan. 17, 2002), John D. Echeverria Jan 2002

Brief Amicus Curiae Of The Idaho Conservation League And The Louisiana Environmental Action Network In Support Of Neither Side, Republican Party Of Minnesota V. Kelly, No. 01-521 (U.S. Jan. 17, 2002), John D. Echeverria

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Rectifying The Tilt: Equality Lessons From Religion, Disability, Sexual Orientation, And Transgender, Chai R. Feldblum Jan 2002

Rectifying The Tilt: Equality Lessons From Religion, Disability, Sexual Orientation, And Transgender, Chai R. Feldblum

Georgetown Law Faculty Lectures and Appearances

It was an honor and a joy to deliver the Tenth Annual Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Service and to publish it now in the Maine Law Review. I thank you for this opportunity.

I have always believed that a life worth living includes two necessary components: passion and connection. I experience those components both in my work and in my personal life. I love the passion I find in my work - both in my advocacy efforts to advance justice in the world and in the teaching through which I try to pass on to others …


Tanf Reauthorization: Is Congress Acting On What We Have Learned?, Peter B. Edelman Jan 2002

Tanf Reauthorization: Is Congress Acting On What We Have Learned?, Peter B. Edelman

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

There is only one sure way to make something happen in public policy and in politics, and that is to organize. Sometimes external events-the Great Depression, World War II, Vietnam, Watergate, September 11th, Enron, and MCI WorldCom-will make things happen of their own accord. But we can't wait for events to create opportunity, and many such stimuli are in fact things we don't want to happen. So it is up to us. And the time for organizing is not just when an issue is at the forefront. Organizing is needed to build interest and support on issues over a longer …


Practicing "In The Interests Of Justice" In The Twenty-First Century: Pursuing Peace As Justice, Carrie Menkel-Meadow Jan 2002

Practicing "In The Interests Of Justice" In The Twenty-First Century: Pursuing Peace As Justice, Carrie Menkel-Meadow

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

In these comments I suggest that in our current world, both international and domestic, practicing "in the interests of justice" includes-indeed, should give great priority to-the "peace-seeking" and "problem solving" aspects of lawyering. I continue to see this as counter-cultural to the more common practices of lawyers who are argumentative, persuasive and articulate debaters, who believe fervently and vigorously that seeking justice, on behalf of a client or cause, means advocating for and "winning" a legal claim. To the contrary, seeking peace for parties (and, indeed, nation-states) in conflict, searching for consensus solutions to seemingly intractable public policy and legal …


Judicial Campaign Conduct Committees, Roy A. Schotland, Barbara Reed Jan 2002

Judicial Campaign Conduct Committees, Roy A. Schotland, Barbara Reed

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

As the other papers presented at this Symposium make abundantly clear, the problems associated with inappropriate statements and conduct during judicial elections are unlikely to abate anytime soon. Bench and bar leaders across the country are being joined by a growing chorus of members of the media and the public in demands that something be done. As an initial step that requires relatively little yet holds great promise, the authors endorse the use of judicial campaign conduct committees as a means of long-term improvement.


The Organizational Psychology Of Hyper-Competition: Corporate Irresponsibility And The Lessons Of Enron, Donald C. Langevoort Jan 2002

The Organizational Psychology Of Hyper-Competition: Corporate Irresponsibility And The Lessons Of Enron, Donald C. Langevoort

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

What I want to do here is first explain my fears and then explore the Enron story from the standpoint of both social psychology and organizational behavior. My sense going in, at least, is that the social forces and selfish norms that emerge fairly naturally in highly competitive settings such as these dominate as behavioral influences over anything but high-powered legal controls. The kind of firm that I want to concentrate on is the "new economy" sort that requires a high rate of creative productivity from a large number of key managers and employees. Thus, I will put to the …


Ordered Liberty And The Homeland Security Mission, James E. Baker Jan 2002

Ordered Liberty And The Homeland Security Mission, James E. Baker

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

This paper will start with a brief discussion of the terrorism threat because the threat remains predicate for any serious discussion of where we draw our legal lines. I will then suggest a legal model for looking at questions of homeland security called ordered liberty. The model is simple. First, given the nature of the threat, the executive must have broad and flexible authority to detect and respond to terrorism-–to provide for our physical security. Second, the sine qua non for such authority is meaningful oversight. Oversight means the considered application of constitutional structure, executive process, legal substance, and relevant …


Overcoming Property: Does Copyright Trump Privacy?, Julie E. Cohen Jan 2002

Overcoming Property: Does Copyright Trump Privacy?, Julie E. Cohen

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

This essay does not attempt to specify the privacy rights that users might assert against the purveyors of DRM systems. Instead, it undertakes a very preliminary, incomplete exploration of several questions on the "property" side of this debate. What is the relationship between rights in copyrighted works and rights in things or collections of bits embodying works? In particular, as the (popular and legal) understanding of copies of works as residing in "things" becomes largely metaphorical, how should the law construct and enforce boundedness with respect to those copies? Does the calculus of property and contract allow for consideration of …


Never Trust A Corporation, William W. Bratton Jan 2002

Never Trust A Corporation, William W. Bratton

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

I would like to start by noting multitudinous objections to assertions made in Larry Mitchell's Corporate Irresponsibility: America's Newest Export. But I waive these points for purposes of this Symposium. I would prefer to take the occasion to celebrate the book. So I will make two points on the subject of corporate social responsibility on which the book and I stand in complete accord.


Afterword: The Linkage Problem – Comments On Five Texts, John H. Jackson Jan 2002

Afterword: The Linkage Problem – Comments On Five Texts, John H. Jackson

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The problem of linkage between "non trade" subjects and the World Trade Organization is certainly one of the most pressing and challenging policy puzzles for international economic relations and institutions today. It is extensively and harshly debated by political leaders and diplomats, at both the national and the international levels of discourse, and is one of several issues that derailed the WTO Third Ministerial Conference in Seattle in late 1999. It also posed problems for the Fourth Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar, in November of 2001, and it threatens to derail the successful functions of the WTO itself. With the …


Judicial Activism In The Regulatory Takings Opinions Of Justice Scalia, J. Peter Byrne Jan 2002

Judicial Activism In The Regulatory Takings Opinions Of Justice Scalia, J. Peter Byrne

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

If the question is whether the Court's recent property rights decisions represent unwarranted judicial activism, my answer is an unequivocal "Yes!" Explaining why requires some care. After all the jurisprudential battles of the recent past, it is hard to state what makes a decision "activist," let alone unwarrantedly so.


Drifting Apart: How Wealth And Race Segregation Are Reshaping The American Dream, Sheryll Cashin Jan 2002

Drifting Apart: How Wealth And Race Segregation Are Reshaping The American Dream, Sheryll Cashin

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Sometime after mid-century, no one racial or ethnic group will be in the majority in the United States. America therefore has two choices in terms of how it will respond to complex diversity. It can forge a new, exciting, multi-cultural identity. Or it can balkanize.


Terrorizing Immigrants In The Name Of Fighting Terrorism, David Cole Jan 2002

Terrorizing Immigrants In The Name Of Fighting Terrorism, David Cole

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

It is often said that civil liberties are the first casualties of war. It may be more accurate to say that immigrants' civil liberties are the first to go. In the wake of the devastating terrorist attacks of September 11, we all feel vulnerable in ways that we have never felt before, and many have argued that we may need to sacrifice our liberty in order to purchase security. In fact, however, what we have done is to sacrifice the liberties of some-immigrants, and especially Arab and Muslim immigrants-for the purported security of the rest of us. This double standard …