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Natural Law As Professional Ethics: A Reading Of Fuller, David Luban Dec 2000

Natural Law As Professional Ethics: A Reading Of Fuller, David Luban

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

In Plato's Laws, the Athenian Stranger claims that the gods will smile only on a city where the law "is despot over the rulers and the rulers are slaves of the law." This passage is the origin of the slogan "the rule of law not of men," an abbreviation of which forms our phrase "the rule of law." From Plato and Aristotle, through John Adams and John Marshall, down to us, no idea has proven more central to Western political and legal culture. Yet the slogan turns on a very dubious metaphor. Laws do not rule, and the "rule of …


Supplemental Brief Of Respondents Al Gore Jr. And Florida Democratic Party, Bush V. Palm Beach County Canvassing Bd., No. 00-836 (U.S. Nov. 30, 2000), Neal K. Katyal, Peter J. Rubin Nov 2000

Supplemental Brief Of Respondents Al Gore Jr. And Florida Democratic Party, Bush V. Palm Beach County Canvassing Bd., No. 00-836 (U.S. Nov. 30, 2000), Neal K. Katyal, Peter J. Rubin

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Reply Brief Of Respondents Al Gore, Jr., And Florida Democratic Party, George W. Bush V. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board, No. 00-836 (U.S. Nov. 30, 2000), Neal K. Katyal, Peter J. Rubin Nov 2000

Reply Brief Of Respondents Al Gore, Jr., And Florida Democratic Party, George W. Bush V. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board, No. 00-836 (U.S. Nov. 30, 2000), Neal K. Katyal, Peter J. Rubin

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari, Chris V. Tenet, No. 00-829 (U.S. Nov 16, 2000), David C. Vladeck Nov 2000

Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari, Chris V. Tenet, No. 00-829 (U.S. Nov 16, 2000), David C. Vladeck

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari, Calhoun V. Yamaha Motor Corp, No. 00-681 (U.S. Oct 30, 2000), David C. Vladeck Oct 2000

Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari, Calhoun V. Yamaha Motor Corp, No. 00-681 (U.S. Oct 30, 2000), David C. Vladeck

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari, Arons V. Office Of Disciplinary Counsel Of The Supreme Court Of De, No. 00-509 (U.S. Oct 02, 2000), David C. Vladeck Oct 2000

Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari, Arons V. Office Of Disciplinary Counsel Of The Supreme Court Of De, No. 00-509 (U.S. Oct 02, 2000), David C. Vladeck

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Brief For Respondents Massachusetts And New Jersey, American Trucking Associations, Inc. V. Browner, Nos. 99-1257 & 99-1426 (U.S. Sep. 11, 2000), Lisa Heinzerling, Richard J. Lazarus Sep 2000

Brief For Respondents Massachusetts And New Jersey, American Trucking Associations, Inc. V. Browner, Nos. 99-1257 & 99-1426 (U.S. Sep. 11, 2000), Lisa Heinzerling, Richard J. Lazarus

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Secret Evidence Repeal Act Of 1999, Part 2: Hearing Before The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 106th Cong., May 23, 2000 (Statement Of David D. Cole, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), David Cole May 2000

Secret Evidence Repeal Act Of 1999, Part 2: Hearing Before The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 106th Cong., May 23, 2000 (Statement Of David D. Cole, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), David Cole

Testimony Before Congress

No abstract provided.


Report On The Workshop On Refugee And Asylum Policy In Practice In Europe And North America, Randall Hansen, Susan Martin, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Patrick Weil Apr 2000

Report On The Workshop On Refugee And Asylum Policy In Practice In Europe And North America, Randall Hansen, Susan Martin, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Patrick Weil

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Western nations have struggled to accomplish the dual goals of refugee and asylum policies: (1) identifying and protecting Convention refugees as well as those fleeing civil conflict; and (2) controlling for abuse. The Workshop on Refugee and Asylum Policy in Practice in Europe and North America was organized to facilitate a transatlantic dialogue to explore just how well these asylum systems are balancing the dual goals. The workshop exa!llined key elements of the U.S. and European asylum systems: decision making on claims, deterrence of abuse, independent review, return of rejected asylum seekers, scope of the refugee concept, social rights and …


Asylum In Practice: Successes, Failures, And The Challenges Ahead, Susan Martin, Andrew I. Schoenholtz Apr 2000

Asylum In Practice: Successes, Failures, And The Challenges Ahead, Susan Martin, Andrew I. Schoenholtz

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The Workshop on Refugee and Asylum Policy in Practice in Europe and North America was organized to facilitate a transatlantic dialogue aimed at understanding just how well these asylum systems are balancing the dual goals. The Workshop was convened by the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) of Georgetown University and the Center for the Study of Immigration, Integration and Citizenship Policies (CEPIC) of the Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique, with the support of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. It was held on July 1-3, 1999, at Oxford University.

The workshop examined key issues …


Brief For William E. Brock And John Mccain Et Al., California Democratic Party V. Jones, No. 99-401 (U.S. Mar. 30, 2000), Viet D. Dinh, Paul F. Rothstein, Roy A. Schotland, Don Wallace Jr. Mar 2000

Brief For William E. Brock And John Mccain Et Al., California Democratic Party V. Jones, No. 99-401 (U.S. Mar. 30, 2000), Viet D. Dinh, Paul F. Rothstein, Roy A. Schotland, Don Wallace Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Private Property Rights And Telecommunications Policy: Hearing Before The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 106th Cong., Mar. 21, 2000 (Statement Of Viet D. Dinh, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Viet D. Dinh Mar 2000

Private Property Rights And Telecommunications Policy: Hearing Before The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 106th Cong., Mar. 21, 2000 (Statement Of Viet D. Dinh, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Viet D. Dinh

Testimony Before Congress

No abstract provided.


Unborn Victims Of Violence Act Of 1999: Hearing On S. 1673 Before The S. Comm. On The Judiciary, 106th Cong., Feb. 23, 2000 (Statement Of Peter J. Rubin, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Peter J. Rubin Feb 2000

Unborn Victims Of Violence Act Of 1999: Hearing On S. 1673 Before The S. Comm. On The Judiciary, 106th Cong., Feb. 23, 2000 (Statement Of Peter J. Rubin, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Peter J. Rubin

Testimony Before Congress

No abstract provided.


Secret Evidence Repeal Act Of 1999, Part 1: Hearing Before The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 106th Cong., Feb. 10, 2000 (Statement Of David D. Cole, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), David Cole Feb 2000

Secret Evidence Repeal Act Of 1999, Part 1: Hearing Before The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 106th Cong., Feb. 10, 2000 (Statement Of David D. Cole, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), David Cole

Testimony Before Congress

No abstract provided.


Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari, Cayetano V. Chevron Usa, Inc., No. 00-1198 (U.S. Jan. 24, 2000), J. Peter Byrne Jan 2000

Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari, Cayetano V. Chevron Usa, Inc., No. 00-1198 (U.S. Jan. 24, 2000), J. Peter Byrne

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Thirty Years Of Environmental Protection Law In The Supreme Court, Richard J. Lazarus Jan 2000

Thirty Years Of Environmental Protection Law In The Supreme Court, Richard J. Lazarus

Georgetown Law Faculty Lectures and Appearances

It is an honor to present a lecture named after Lloyd Garrison and to be here at Pace Law School. It is especially fitting, of course, that the first Garrison Lecture was presented by Pace's own David Sive. Professor Sive, as we all know, worked closely with Garrison on the celebrated Scenic Hudson litigation. Few legal counsel have been so closely identified with the emergence of the environmental law profession during the past three decades. Indeed, if there were such a thing as a legal thesaurus that linked substantive areas of law with lawyers and one looked up "environ-mental law," …


Evidence Issues In Domestic Violence Civil Cases, Jane H. Aiken, Jane C. Murphy Jan 2000

Evidence Issues In Domestic Violence Civil Cases, Jane H. Aiken, Jane C. Murphy

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

This article is intended to assist practitioners in anticipating and responding to some of the evidentiary challenges in civil cases in which relief is sought for the victims of domestic violence. First, expert testimony is often necessary to dispel common myths about battered women and to educate judges and juries about the dynamics of domestic violence. Recent case law, however, has limited the admissibility of "non-scientific" expert testimony and may make it difficult for practitioners to use experts in their cases. In addition, particular evidentiary issues arise when victims are pursuing both criminal and civil remedies against the batterer. This …


The Canon(S) Of Constitutional Law: An Introduction, Mark V. Tushnet Jan 2000

The Canon(S) Of Constitutional Law: An Introduction, Mark V. Tushnet

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Any discipline has a canon, a set of themes that organize the way in which people think about the discipline. Or, perhaps, any discipline has a number of competing canons. Is there a canon of constitutional law? A group of casebook authors met in December 1999 to discuss the choices they had made - what they had decided to include, what to exclude, what they regretted excluding (or including), what principles they used in developing their casebooks. Most of the authors were affiliated with law schools, but some had developed coursebooks for use in undergraduate political science and constitutional history …


Second Amendment Symposium: Commentary, Randy E. Barnett Jan 2000

Second Amendment Symposium: Commentary, Randy E. Barnett

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Commentary on the Second Amendment given as part of the “Symposium on the Second Amendment.”


The Public Health Improvement Process In Alaska: Toward A Model Public Health Law, Lawrence O. Gostin, James G. Hodge Jr. Jan 2000

The Public Health Improvement Process In Alaska: Toward A Model Public Health Law, Lawrence O. Gostin, James G. Hodge Jr.

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

In this Article, we present the findings of our study on the improvement of public health law in Alaska. We examine and analyze the public health laws supporting the state's public health system. The fact that Alaska has attained statehood comparatively recently, and has a governing structure involving state, municipal, rural, and tribal entities presents unique opportunities for the State to improve its public health system and its supporting legal infrastructure


Beyond The Supreme Court: A Modest Plea To Improve Our Asylum System, Andrew I. Schoenholtz Jan 2000

Beyond The Supreme Court: A Modest Plea To Improve Our Asylum System, Andrew I. Schoenholtz

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Moderating a session at the Workshop on the Supreme Court and Immigration and Refugee Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, Peter Spiro asked just how important the Supreme Court really is to refugee and immigration law. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has actively interpreted the Refugee Convention and Protocol, and its decisions have had an adverse affect on important protection issues. James Hathaway knows this well. Yet his article focuses on the two Supreme Court decisions that most practitioners and scholars agree have not translated into serious protection problems in the United States or abroad.


The Difference In Women’S Hedonic Lives: A Phenomenological Critique Of Feminist Legal Theory, Robin West Jan 2000

The Difference In Women’S Hedonic Lives: A Phenomenological Critique Of Feminist Legal Theory, Robin West

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Part One of this article provides a phenomenological and hedonic critique of the conception of the human - and thus the female - that underlies liberal legal feminism. Part Two presents a phenomenological critique of the conception of the human - and thus the female - which underlies radical feminist legal criticism. Again, I will argue that in both cases the theory does not pay enough attention to feminism: liberal feminist legal theory owes more to liberalism than to feminism and radical feminist legal theory owes more to radicalism than it does to feminism. Both models accept a depiction of …


“Environmental Racism! That’S What It Is.”, Richard J. Lazarus Jan 2000

“Environmental Racism! That’S What It Is.”, Richard J. Lazarus

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

In this essay, Professor Lazarus discusses former NAACP director the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Chavis's characterization of U.S. environmental policy as "environmental racism." He first justifies this provocative topic choice and then suggests that Chavis's allegation has transformed environmental law. Professor Lazarus next discusses the details of this transformation, arguing that Rev. Chavis has essentially reshaped the way environmental law and justice are conceived. He offers examples of various environmental programs and social and political effects traceable to Chavis's environmental racism comment. Finally, the conclusion provides some of the author's ruminations about the future of environmental law and policy.


Preemption & Human Rights: Local Options After Crosby V. Nftc, Robert Stumberg Jan 2000

Preemption & Human Rights: Local Options After Crosby V. Nftc, Robert Stumberg

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

In June 2000, the Supreme Court held in Crosby v. National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) that federal sanctions against Burma preempted the Massachusetts Burma law. With its "Burma Law," Massachusetts sought to replicate the anti-Apartheid boycott, one of the most successful human rights campaigns in history. Massachusetts' Burma law authorized state agencies to exercise a strong purchasing preference in favor of companies that do not conduct business in Burma unless the preference would impair essential purchases or result in inadequate competition.

In Crosby, the Court held that Congress preempted the Massachusetts Burma law when it adopted federal sanctions on …


The "Normal" Successes And Failures Of Feminism And The Criminal Law, Victoria Nourse Jan 2000

The "Normal" Successes And Failures Of Feminism And The Criminal Law, Victoria Nourse

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

To write of feminist reform in the criminal law is to write of simultaneous success and failure. We have seen marked changes in the doctrines and the practice of rape law, domestic violence law, and the law of self-defense. There is not a criminal law casebook in America today, nor a state statute book, that does not tell this story. Yet for all of this success, we also live in a world in which reform seems to suffer routine failures. Many believe, for example, that feminist reforms have rid rape law of the resistance requirement; however, recent scholarship makes it …


Sovereign Immunity, Due Process, And The Alden Trilogy, Carlos Manuel Vázquez Jan 2000

Sovereign Immunity, Due Process, And The Alden Trilogy, Carlos Manuel Vázquez

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

In Alden v. Maine, the Court held that the principle of sovereign immunity protects states from being sued without their consent in their own courts by private parties seeking damages for the states' violation of federal law. The Court thus rejected the "forum allocation" interpretation of the Eleventh Amendment, under which the Amendment serves merely to channel suits against the states based on federal law into the state courts, which are required by the Supremacy Clause to entertain such suits. The Court held instead that the Eleventh Amendment protects the states from being subjected to private damage liability by …


Regulatory Takings And "Judicial Supremacy", J. Peter Byrne Jan 2000

Regulatory Takings And "Judicial Supremacy", J. Peter Byrne

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The thesis of this Article is that the Court of Federal Claims and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit have become exposed to this classic critique of constitutional decision-making through the recent expansions of the regulatory takings doctrine. Though the chief agent for this expansion has been the Supreme Court, these lower courts have made their own prominent contributions to broadening regulatory takings, and they are far more vulnerable to political reprisals. Like the Due Process Clause in the gilded age, the Takings Clause today can easily be and has been seen as an avenue for inappropriate judicial …


Adrift On The Sea Of Indeterminacy, Michael H. Gottesman Jan 2000

Adrift On The Sea Of Indeterminacy, Michael H. Gottesman

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Today's conflicts scholars no doubt consider themselves a diverse bunch, with widely differing views about how law should be chosen in multistate disputes. But from the trenches, most of them look alike. Each waxes eloquent about the search for the perfect solution-the most intellectually and morally satisfying choice of law for each dispute-and each ends the theorizing by embracing some proposition that will prove wholly indeterminate in practice.


Crossing The River Of Blood Between Us: Lynching, Violence, Beauty, And The Paradox Of Feminist History, Emma Coleman Jordan Jan 2000

Crossing The River Of Blood Between Us: Lynching, Violence, Beauty, And The Paradox Of Feminist History, Emma Coleman Jordan

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Understandably, early feminist legal theory and history focused almost exclusively on establishing white women's autonomy against white male dominance. The vehicles of nineteenth century women's liberation included elements of public equality such as ownership of property, the right to vote, access to male dominated occupations, equal education and employment opportunity. Twentieth century feminists extended the equality project by penetrating the "private" sphere and attacking the very notion of a separate zone of family relations which was immune from government intervention to protect women from male abuse. Cultural feminists like Carol Gilligan took another approach, arguing that women's experiences as sexual …


Escaping The Expression-Equality Conundrum: Toward Anti-Orthodoxy And Inclusion, Nan D. Hunter Jan 2000

Escaping The Expression-Equality Conundrum: Toward Anti-Orthodoxy And Inclusion, Nan D. Hunter

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

In this article, Professor Hunter questions the naturalness and inevitability of the dichotomy in constitutional law between freedom of expression and the right to equality. She places the origin of this doctrinal divergence in the history of American social protest movements in the first half of the twentieth century, which began with ideologically-based claims and shifted to a primary emphasis on identity-based equality claims. During the interim period between World War I and World War I, the wave of seminal First Amendment cases was ebbing and the wave of equality claims was beginning to swell. Close examination of the constitutional …