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Judicial And Adminstrative Enforcement Of Individual Rights Under The National Labor Relations Act And Under The Labor-Management Relations Act Between 1935 And 1990 - An Historical And Empirical Analysis Of Unsettled Intercircuit And Intracircuit Conflicts, Willy E. Rice Apr 1991

Judicial And Adminstrative Enforcement Of Individual Rights Under The National Labor Relations Act And Under The Labor-Management Relations Act Between 1935 And 1990 - An Historical And Empirical Analysis Of Unsettled Intercircuit And Intracircuit Conflicts, Willy E. Rice

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This Article is concerned with exploring the extent to which both the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 and the Labor-Management Relations Act of 1947 have protected individual employees' rights in administrative and judicial proceedings.


Erisa: Nonwaivability Of Preemption, George Lee Flint Jr Jan 1991

Erisa: Nonwaivability Of Preemption, George Lee Flint Jr

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Congress attempted to encourage the growth of private employee benefit plans by drafting the preemption provision in ERISA in an effort to develop the federal common law of employee benefits and discourage varied jurisdictional interpretations. States and federal courts have addressed the issue of preemption waivability with differing results. Some interpret the preemption clause as a waivable defense under a choice of law argument, while others treated preemption as a subject matter jurisdiction issue which cannot be waived.

ERISA’s express language clearly precludes state law causes of action under qualified ERISA plans. Furthermore, the legislative intent of the statute ...


Teaching Transformative Jurisprudence (Film Review), Vincent R. Johnson Jan 1991

Teaching Transformative Jurisprudence (Film Review), Vincent R. Johnson

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The Road to Brown is a film that deals with the transformative judicial ruling of Brown v. Board of Education. Many regard this case as the most important holding ever made by a United States court. The Road to Brown offers law professors a superb vehicle for bringing to the classroom the attention to persons, sense of history, and focus on litigation strategy that a great decision demands.

The Road to Brown provides a rich socio-legal-historical perspective on the events that culminated in the 1945 Supreme Court ruling barring racial segregation in public elementary schools. The program blends together photographs ...


On Shared Human Capital, Promotion Tournaments, And Exponential Law Firm Growth (Book Review), Vincent R. Johnson Jan 1991

On Shared Human Capital, Promotion Tournaments, And Exponential Law Firm Growth (Book Review), Vincent R. Johnson

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Tournament of Lawyers: The Transformation of the Big Law Firm is part of the scholarly literature that seeks to understand the ongoing metamorphosis of the American legal profession. Authors Marc Galanter and Thomas Palay’s basic argument is that traditional law firm promotion practices make growth in firm size inevitable and such growth is linked to many recent developments. These developments include increased lateral hiring, the creation of tiered partnerships, and the collapse of entire firms. The exponential character of law firm growth means that inevitable structural modifications will be greater than in years past. At the same time, greater ...


Evidence, David A. Schlueter Jan 1991

Evidence, David A. Schlueter

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This article addresses some of the more significant evidence cases decided by the Fifth Circuit during the survey period.' Before turning to the cases themselves, it is important to note at the outset that like other federal courts, the Fifth Circuit is generally not inclined to reverse a case on an evidentiary error. It should not be surprising then that in most of the cases which follow, the court implicitly deferred to the decision of the trial judge in deciding whether a certain piece of evidence was admissible.


The Power Of Language Beyond Words: Law As Invitation, Emily A. Hartigan Jan 1991

The Power Of Language Beyond Words: Law As Invitation, Emily A. Hartigan

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Law is an invitation to fuller life, more than a mere instrument of force, coercion, and death, which is imprinted within each person and which animates the ideas of our constitutions and statutes. Our laws should seek to reflect and be unified with God’s Law, and the process towards that end requires disclosure and trust, which, in turn, requires clarity of one’s whole person, which is achieved through prayerfulness.

Much of academia and society only recognizes the evil present in our law and society; however, where there is evil or negativity, goodness and that which is positive must ...


“Make The Ring In Your Mind” (Book Review), Emily A. Hartigan Jan 1991

“Make The Ring In Your Mind” (Book Review), Emily A. Hartigan

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aking All the Difference, by Martha Minow, promised to render the multiple differences of race, gender, disability, and orientation, part of a whole discourse on difference. In this, the book is a success. Yet, the contradiction which Minow’s ideas play with her genre is bothersome. It is not that her way of writing is not valuable. Minow is remarkably lucid. But what she names at the outset—a relational approach, with a sensitivity to boundaries—she does not deliver. That conundrum, and why it seems to be—but is not—the unavoidable dilemma of the gifted female scholar in ...


Bankruptcy Policy: Toward A Moral Justification For Financial Rehabilitation For The Consumer Debtor, Richard E. Flint Jan 1991

Bankruptcy Policy: Toward A Moral Justification For Financial Rehabilitation For The Consumer Debtor, Richard E. Flint

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The central justification for the debtor financial relief provisions of the Bankruptcy Code is founded in a natural law theory of morality. The law reflects reason and conscience, and those fundamental principles of fairness and humanitarianism form the moral dimension of the debtor relief provisions of the Bankruptcy Code. Historically, America has recognized an objective moral dimension to the bankruptcy process, and Congress has continually enacted legislation implementing its fresh start policy, which strives to obtain goals that mirror that moral fiber.

This fiber is composed of two separate but mutually dependent strands of values, intertwined into a coherent plan ...


On The Road Of Good Intentions: Justice Brennan And The Religion Clauses, Michael S. Ariens Jan 1991

On The Road Of Good Intentions: Justice Brennan And The Religion Clauses, Michael S. Ariens

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Associate Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan took the oath of office on October 16, 1956. At the time of Justice Brennan’s appointment to the Supreme Court, the Court had decided only a few cases involving the religion clauses of the first amendment, and judicial interpretation of the religion clauses had been sparing.

In the thirty-four years of Justice Brennan’s tenure, the Court worked several revolutions in religion clause jurisprudence—revolutions guided by a sense of the needs of a changing society. Justice Brennan was one of several architects of a new order in establishment clause interpretation, and ...


Banning The Buttons: Employer Interference With The Right To Wear Union Insignia In The Workplace, John W. Teeter Jr Jan 1991

Banning The Buttons: Employer Interference With The Right To Wear Union Insignia In The Workplace, John W. Teeter Jr

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The right for workers to wear union insignia without fear of retaliation in the workplace has been constricted, undermined, and jeopardized by judicial and National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) decisions. As a consequence, at least three problems arise: (1) litigation over this issue increases as the law becomes increasingly opaque; (2) workers are wrongfully denied the opportunity to proclaim their union sympathies; and (3) the Board and courts send an implicit message that the freedom to express union support is a second-class right that employers may override by offering a pretextual justification. This subordination of the right to wear union ...


The Twentieth Annual Kenneth J. Hodson Lecture: Military Justice For The 1990'S - A Legal System Looking For Respect, David A. Schlueter Jan 1991

The Twentieth Annual Kenneth J. Hodson Lecture: Military Justice For The 1990'S - A Legal System Looking For Respect, David A. Schlueter

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The Kenneth J. Hodson Chair of Criminal Law was established at The Judge Advocate General’s School on June 24, 1971. The chair was named after Major General Hodson, who served as The Judge Advocate General from 1967 to 1971. General Hodson retired in 1971, but immediately was recalled to active duty to serve as the Chief Judge of the Army Court of Military Review. He served in that position until 1974. General Hodson served over thirty years on active duty. During that time, he was active in the American and Federal Bar Associations, and he authored much of the ...


Military Justice For The 1990’S: A Legal System Looking For Respect, David A. Schlueter Jan 1991

Military Justice For The 1990’S: A Legal System Looking For Respect, David A. Schlueter

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Noting that the American military justice system is often the subject of criticism and derision, the author explores the criticisms often leveled at the military justice system and targets a number of areas where the system seems most vulnerable, such as size and composition of the courts-martial, the role of the commander in the system and offers suggestions for reform.


The Illusive Meaning Of The Term “Product” Under Section 402a Of The Restatement (Second) Of Torts, Charles E. Cantú Jan 1991

The Illusive Meaning Of The Term “Product” Under Section 402a Of The Restatement (Second) Of Torts, Charles E. Cantú

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The impact of Section 402A of the Restatement (Second) of Torts had far-reaching effects. The most noticeable of these effects was that strict liability was accepted as a cause of action in almost all cases involving defective products. As a result, there was an explosion of products liability litigation, and suits involving strict liability for defective products soon outnumbered all other tort cases.

Naturally, the vast number of lawsuits caused some confusion. Courts interpreted some terms of Section 402A to include individuals and events not originally mentioned, while other terms, which at first were thought to be clear and concise ...


Dutiful Justice (Book Review), Michael S. Ariens Jan 1991

Dutiful Justice (Book Review), Michael S. Ariens

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Sheldon Novick’s biography, Honorable Justice: The Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes, is a traditional biography of one of the most important public figures in the United States since the Civil War.

Although the author disclaims it, Honorable Justice is a defense of Holmes. Novick writes of some of Holmes’ faults, but too often Holmes’ human imperfections are defended as strengths. It appears that Novick was trying hard to defend Holmes from late twentieth century critiques. This defense of Holmes seems a misguided attempt to re(de)ify Holmes to a group of readers which will likely include a large ...