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Uncle Sam Is Watching You, David Cole Nov 2004

Uncle Sam Is Watching You, David Cole

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Brief For Prof. Stephen B. Cohen, Pro Se, As Amicus Curiae Supporting Respondents, Commissioner Of Internal Revenue V. Banks, Nos. 03-892 & 03-907 (U.S. Aug. 16, 2004), Stephen B. Cohen Aug 2004

Brief For Prof. Stephen B. Cohen, Pro Se, As Amicus Curiae Supporting Respondents, Commissioner Of Internal Revenue V. Banks, Nos. 03-892 & 03-907 (U.S. Aug. 16, 2004), Stephen B. Cohen

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Pops, Pic, And Lrtap: The Role Of The U.S. In Draft Legislation To Implement These International Conventions : Testimony Before The H. Subcomm. On Environment And Hazardous Materials Of The H. Comm. On Energy And Commerce, 108th Cong., Jul. 13, 2004 (Statement Of Lisa Heinzerling, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Lisa Heinzerling Jul 2004

Pops, Pic, And Lrtap: The Role Of The U.S. In Draft Legislation To Implement These International Conventions : Testimony Before The H. Subcomm. On Environment And Hazardous Materials Of The H. Comm. On Energy And Commerce, 108th Cong., Jul. 13, 2004 (Statement Of Lisa Heinzerling, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Lisa Heinzerling

Testimony Before Congress

No abstract provided.


Brief Of Amici Curiae Paralyzed Veterans Of America Et Al., Spector V. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd., No. 03-1388 (U.S. Jul. 5, 2004), Richard Mckewen, David C. Vladeck Jul 2004

Brief Of Amici Curiae Paralyzed Veterans Of America Et Al., Spector V. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd., No. 03-1388 (U.S. Jul. 5, 2004), Richard Mckewen, David C. Vladeck

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Supreme Court Statistical Overview, October Term 2003, Georgetown University Law Center, Supreme Court Institute, Liz Hollander Jun 2004

Supreme Court Statistical Overview, October Term 2003, Georgetown University Law Center, Supreme Court Institute, Liz Hollander

Supreme Court Overviews

No abstract provided.


Aiding Terrorists: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On The Judiciary, 108th Cong., May 5, 2004 (Statement Of David D. Cole, Geo. U. L. Center), David Cole May 2004

Aiding Terrorists: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On The Judiciary, 108th Cong., May 5, 2004 (Statement Of David D. Cole, Geo. U. L. Center), David Cole

Testimony Before Congress

No abstract provided.


Brief Of Respondents In Opposition, In Re Green Tree Financial Corp., No. 03-1243 (U.S. Apr. 22, 2004), Cornelia T. Pillard Apr 2004

Brief Of Respondents In Opposition, In Re Green Tree Financial Corp., No. 03-1243 (U.S. Apr. 22, 2004), Cornelia T. Pillard

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Appropriate Role Of Foreign Judgments In The Interpretation Of American Law: Hearing Before The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 108th Cong., Mar. 25, 2004 (Statement Of Vicki C. Jackson, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Vicki C. Jackson Mar 2004

Appropriate Role Of Foreign Judgments In The Interpretation Of American Law: Hearing Before The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 108th Cong., Mar. 25, 2004 (Statement Of Vicki C. Jackson, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Vicki C. Jackson

Testimony Before Congress

No abstract provided.


Brief For American Public Health Association Et Al. As Amici Curiae Supporting Respondents, Department Of Transportation V. Public Citizen, No. 03-358 (U.S. Mar. 12, 2004), Hope M. Babcock, Lisa Goldman Mar 2004

Brief For American Public Health Association Et Al. As Amici Curiae Supporting Respondents, Department Of Transportation V. Public Citizen, No. 03-358 (U.S. Mar. 12, 2004), Hope M. Babcock, Lisa Goldman

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Democracy In Hong Kong: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On East Asian And Pacific Affairs Of The S. Comm. On Foreign Relations, 108th Cong., Mar. 4, 2004 (Statement Of Professor James V. Feinerman, Geo. U. L. Center), James V. Feinerman Mar 2004

Democracy In Hong Kong: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On East Asian And Pacific Affairs Of The S. Comm. On Foreign Relations, 108th Cong., Mar. 4, 2004 (Statement Of Professor James V. Feinerman, Geo. U. L. Center), James V. Feinerman

Testimony Before Congress

No abstract provided.


Trade And Human Rights: The Future Of U.S.-Vietnamese Relationships: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On Foreign Relations, 108th Cong., Feb. 12, 2004 (Statement Of Viet D. Dinh, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Viet D. Dinh Feb 2004

Trade And Human Rights: The Future Of U.S.-Vietnamese Relationships: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On Foreign Relations, 108th Cong., Feb. 12, 2004 (Statement Of Viet D. Dinh, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Viet D. Dinh

Testimony Before Congress

No abstract provided.


Toward A New Constitutional Anatomy, Victoria Nourse Feb 2004

Toward A New Constitutional Anatomy, Victoria Nourse

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

There is an important sense in which our Constitution's structure is not what it appears to be--a set of activities or functions or geographies, the 'judicial" or the "executive" or the "legislative" power, the "truly local and the truly national. "Indeed, it is only if we put these notions to the side that we can come to grips with the importance of the generative provisions of the Constitution: the provisions that actually create our federal government; that bind citizens, through voting, to a House of Representatives, to a Senate, to a President, and even, indirectly, to a Supreme Court ...


Brief Amici Curiae Of Legal Historians Listed Herein In Support Of The Petitioners, Rasul V. Bush, Nos. 03-334 & 03-343 (U.S. Jan. 14, 2004), James Oldham Jan 2004

Brief Amici Curiae Of Legal Historians Listed Herein In Support Of The Petitioners, Rasul V. Bush, Nos. 03-334 & 03-343 (U.S. Jan. 14, 2004), James Oldham

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Brief Of International Law And Jurisdiction Professors As Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioners, Rasul V. Bush, Nos. 03-334 & 03-343 (U.S. Jan. 12, 2004), Barry E. Carter Jan 2004

Brief Of International Law And Jurisdiction Professors As Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioners, Rasul V. Bush, Nos. 03-334 & 03-343 (U.S. Jan. 12, 2004), Barry E. Carter

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Egyptian Feminism: Trapped In The Identity Debate, Lama Abu-Odeh Jan 2004

Egyptian Feminism: Trapped In The Identity Debate, Lama Abu-Odeh

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

This Article argues that if we wish to account for the limited gains made in the area of family law reform in Egypt in the twentieth century, it is crucial to relate the debate on family law with another debate, one revolving around the identity of the Egyptian legal system. Whereas the dispute over family law reform forced decisions on gender and the family, the contest surrounding identity centered on the ongoing and agonized struggle by Egyptians to define the nature of their country's contemporary cultural identity. The question of identity was often framed as a debate over the ...


Regulatory Takings Challenges To Historic Preservation Laws After Penn Central, J. Peter Byrne Jan 2004

Regulatory Takings Challenges To Historic Preservation Laws After Penn Central, J. Peter Byrne

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The Penn Central decision, in its most immediate concern, provided a legal framework within which local governments could enforce historic landmark restrictions without a regular constitutional requirement to pay "just compensation." The decision amalgamated regulatory takings analysis of historic landmark restrictions to the familiar and tolerant federal standards for reviewing zoning. Affirming the importance of the public interest goals of historic preservation, the Court directed inquiry to whether sufficient economic potential remained in the control of the property owner, given reasonable expectations at the time of her investment in the property. While the broader jurisprudential merits of Penn Central's ...


The Proper Scope Of The Police Power, Randy E. Barnett Jan 2004

The Proper Scope Of The Police Power, Randy E. Barnett

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

In this Article, I will contend that the Constitution is not really silent at all on the proper scope of state powers; that the original meaning of what the Constitution says requires that state powers over their citizens have fairly easy to identify limits - though as with most constitutional provisions, applying these limits to particular cases requires judgment and is not a matter of strict deductive logic. This account will require me to briefly review the method of interpretation I advocate - original meaning originalism-and its limits. These limits require that interpretation of original meaning be implemented by means of constitutional ...


Constitutional Hardball, Mark V. Tushnet Jan 2004

Constitutional Hardball, Mark V. Tushnet

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

For the past several years I have been noticing a phenomenon that seems to me new in my lifetime as a scholar of constitutional law. I call the phenomenon constitutional hardball. This Essay develops the idea that there is such a practice, that there is a sense in which it is new, and that its emergence (or re-emergence) is interesting because it signals that political actors understand that they are in a position to put in place a new set of deep institutional arrangements of a sort I call a constitutional order. A shorthand sketch of constitutional hardball is this ...


Washington, D.C. Movable Feast: The Odds On Leviathan - Dispute Resolution And Washington D.C.'S Culture, Carrie Menkel-Meadow Jan 2004

Washington, D.C. Movable Feast: The Odds On Leviathan - Dispute Resolution And Washington D.C.'S Culture, Carrie Menkel-Meadow

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The field of dispute resolution has benefited enormously from a great wave of enthusiasm during its first two decades. But "youth's a stuff will not endure," and the first flush of ardor is an uncertain basis for confidence in the long term. Now, there is reason to believe that our field, like its predecessor professional fields, is vulnerable to the incentive structures built in to both academic and practice careers. At the same time, what we think of as a national (or larger) movement may be increasingly affected by local cultures.


Judicial Review In The United States And In The Wto: Some Similarities And Differences, Carlos Manuel Vázquez Jan 2004

Judicial Review In The United States And In The Wto: Some Similarities And Differences, Carlos Manuel Vázquez

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Among international organizations, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is widely credited with having the most effective dispute settlement system. Its highly developed dispute settlement system, which is one of the few in international law to include a standing appellate body, invites comparisons to the institution of judicial review in the United States under the paradigm of Marbury v. Madison. Such a comparison yields insights about both the WTO dispute settlement system and Marbury-style judicial review. This article first notes an important parallel between the two systems: like the WTO, judicial review in the United States began as the refinement ...


Pari Passu And A Distressed Sovereign's Rational Choices, William W. Bratton Jan 2004

Pari Passu And A Distressed Sovereign's Rational Choices, William W. Bratton

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Part I describes the disruptive role the pari passu clause plays in sovereign debt compositions, stating the case favoring the narrow reading. Part II reconsiders the economic incentives in play at the time lenders close loans to sovereigns, stating a case for the broad reading. Part III works the competing readings through the legal framework of bond contract interpretation. The exercise shows that the matter comes down to a choice between an ex ante reading, conducted as of the time the contract is executed and delivered, and an ex post reading, conducted as of the later time of distress. The ...


Domestic And External Debt: The Doomed Quest For Equal Treatment, Anna Gelpern, Brad Setser Jan 2004

Domestic And External Debt: The Doomed Quest For Equal Treatment, Anna Gelpern, Brad Setser

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Until recently, governments borrowed from domestic residents and foreign investors using very different instruments. Residents bought "domestic debt" - paper denominated in local currency and governed by domestic law. Foreign investors preferred "external debt", which offered foreign currency and foreign law. Because there was virtually no overlap between resident and nonresident holdings, it mattered little that lawyers and economists defined domestic and external debt differently: lawyers focused on features such as governing law and jurisdiction, economists on the holder's residence and currency of denomination. The legal and economic definitions of domestic and external debt were effectively bundled: "domestic debt" meant ...


Walking The Clinical Tightrope: Enhancing The Role Of Teacher, Jane H. Aiken Jan 2004

Walking The Clinical Tightrope: Enhancing The Role Of Teacher, Jane H. Aiken

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The University of Maryland School of Law is celebrating thirty years of providing exceptional clinical education. Such occasions offer unique opportunities to reflect. In thirty years there has been a lot of growth and a lot of change. Some say that the change has detoured us from the ultimate goal of client service and access to justice. I say that the thirty years have changed us for the better. One thing that hasn't changed is that clinicians still have an abiding interest in dealing with social injustices and in playing a proactive role in ensuring a just society. Thirty ...


Health Of The People: The Highest Law?, Lawrence O. Gostin Jan 2004

Health Of The People: The Highest Law?, Lawrence O. Gostin

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Law and ethics in population health are undergoing a renaissance. Once fashionable during the Industrial and Progressive eras, the ideals of population health began to wither with the rise of liberalism in the late twentieth century. In their place came a sharpened focus on personal and economic freedom. Political attention shifted from population health to individual health and from public health to private medicine.

The field of public health law and ethics needs a theory and definition (what is public health law and ethics and what are its doctrinal boundaries?); a well-articulated vision (why should health be a salient public ...


Building A Better Seating Chart For Sovereign Restructurings, Anna Gelpern Jan 2004

Building A Better Seating Chart For Sovereign Restructurings, Anna Gelpern

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Every sovereign debt restructuring in recent memory has wrestled with the problem of inter-creditor equity. Governments have discriminated among creditors in ways that were hard to predict and often were not revealed until after a debt default. In contrast, debts of firms, individuals and even localities are ranked in order of priority established by contract and statute. This ranking is known at borrowing, generally corresponds to the order of repayment in bankruptcy liquidation, and helps define the creditors' relative bargaining power in reorganization. Without a bankruptcy backstop, most debts of national governments are legally equal. Yet in practice, sovereign immunity ...


When Are Capitalization Exceptions Justified?, Ethan Yale Jan 2004

When Are Capitalization Exceptions Justified?, Ethan Yale

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

It is a widely accepted general principle that a taxpayer should capitalize an expenditure that produces a benefit lasting beyond the current tax period. Yet rules putting this principle into practice are among the most controversial in all of federal income taxation. Many argue that a retreat from the general principle is warranted when designing capitalization rules, and even those who argue that capitalization rules ought to be sweeping usually conclude that exceptions are necessary or desirable. For instance, most commentators accept uncritically that expenses incurred to procure certain intangible capital should be expensed, as under current law, without exploring ...


The Gifts Of Mary Dunlap (1949-2003), Wendy Webster Williams Jan 2004

The Gifts Of Mary Dunlap (1949-2003), Wendy Webster Williams

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

I guess it never really occurred to me that Mary was mortal. It certainly never crossed my mind that I would somehow be around, alive and kicking, in a world without Mary in it. Mary Cynthia Dunlap, larger than life, a force of nature, who filled up a room with her presence, her tall solid self, her waving arms, her energy, her laugh, her voice, her words and words and more words, her hair that (of course) stood straight up on her head, electrified. Mary who, Saint Frances-like, rescued birds and fed them in her big palms, loved dogs and ...


Clients As Teachers, Jane H. Aiken Jan 2004

Clients As Teachers, Jane H. Aiken

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

I am deeply honored to have been selected to hold the William Van Cleve Chair. After the announcement several months ago, I have had the pleasure of having people tell me just how wonderful a man Bill Van Cleve was and how lucky I am to have this chair in honor of him. The picture that I have gotten of this man is truly that of the lawyer statesman. He took his profession very seriously. He approached his work with dedication and passion but, more significantly, he loved his profession in the broadest sense. He understood that the practice of ...


The Varied Policies Of International Juridical Bodies: Reflections On Theory And Practice, John H. Jackson Jan 2004

The Varied Policies Of International Juridical Bodies: Reflections On Theory And Practice, John H. Jackson

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

I would like to turn to how my current thinking and writing relate to the broader issues of international law norm creation. One such article is quite recent and it represents some of my thinking in these broader general issues. It is entitled Sovereignty Modern, and it is a close look at the question of sovereignty and how it affects the fundamental logic of international law. I do not pretend that I have finalized my views, but fundamentally very few people really accept the original, Westphalian idea of sovereignty anymore. There are many other constructs of what sovereignty currently means ...


The Secret Life Of The Political Question Doctrine, Louis Michael Seidman Jan 2004

The Secret Life Of The Political Question Doctrine, Louis Michael Seidman

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

"Questions, in their nature political, or which are, by the constitution and laws, submitted to the executive, can never be made in this court."

The irony, of course, is that Marbury v. Madison, itself, "made" a political question, and the answer the Court gave was deeply political as well. As everyone reading this essay knows, the case arose out of a bitter political controversy, and the opinion for the Court was a carefully crafted political document - "a masterwork of indirection," according to Robert McCloskey's well-known characterization, "a brilliant example of Chief Justice Marshall's capacity to sidestep danger while ...