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Valuation Averaging: A New Procedure For Resolving Valuation Disputes, Keith Sharfman Dec 2003

Valuation Averaging: A New Procedure For Resolving Valuation Disputes, Keith Sharfman

Rutgers Law School (Newark) Faculty Papers

In this Article, Professor Sharfman addresses the problem of "discretionary valuation": that courts resolve valuation disputes arbitrarily and unpredictably, thus harming litigants and society. As a solution, he proposes the enactment of "valuation averaging," a new procedure for resolving valuation disputes modeled on the algorithmic valuation processes often agreed to by sophisticated private firms in advance of any dispute. He argues that by replacing the discretion of judges and juries with a mechanical valuation process, valuation averaging would cause litigants to introduce more plausible and conciliatory valuations into evidence and thereby reduce the cost of valuation litigation and increase the ...


Different Roads To The Rule Of Law: Their Importance For Law Reform In Taiwan, James Maxeiner Dec 2003

Different Roads To The Rule Of Law: Their Importance For Law Reform In Taiwan, James Maxeiner

All Faculty Scholarship

Talk of law reform is in the air throughout East Asia. Whether in Beijing or Tokyo or here, law reform is spoken of in terms of strengthening the Rule of Law. But what is the Rule of Law? Different legal systems have different roads to reach the Rule of Law. These different roads are noticeable mainly in the different emphases different systems place on two critical elements in the realization of the Rule of Law State, namely rules and the machinery for implementing the rules, i.e., courts and administrative agencies. The Rule of Law makes demands on both the ...


Section 2: Judicial Confirmation Process, Institute Of Bill Of Rights Law At The William & Mary Law School Sep 2003

Section 2: Judicial Confirmation Process, Institute Of Bill Of Rights Law At The William & Mary Law School

Supreme Court Preview

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Life And Death Decision-Making: Judges V. Legislators As Sources Of Law In Bioethics, Charles H. Baron Jul 2003

Life And Death Decision-Making: Judges V. Legislators As Sources Of Law In Bioethics, Charles H. Baron

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

In some situations, courts may be better sources of new law than legislatures. Some support for this proposition is provided by the performance of American courts in the development of law regarding the “right to die.” When confronted with the problems presented by mid-Twentieth Century technological advances in prolonging human life, American legislators were slow to act. It was the state common law courts, beginning with Quinlan in 1976, that took primary responsibility for gradually crafting new legal principles that excepted withdrawal of life-prolonging treatment from the application of general laws dealing with homicide and suicide. These courts, like the ...


Benched: Ggu Alumni Offer Sound Judgment, Melissa Stein Jul 2003

Benched: Ggu Alumni Offer Sound Judgment, Melissa Stein

Articles About GGU Law

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Moral Rights, Judicial Review, And Democracy: A Response To Horacio Spector, Laura S. Underkuffler Jul 2003

Moral Rights, Judicial Review, And Democracy: A Response To Horacio Spector, Laura S. Underkuffler

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

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Approaches To Statutory Interpretation And Legislative History In France, Claire M. Germain Jul 2003

Approaches To Statutory Interpretation And Legislative History In France, Claire M. Germain

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Embarrassing Justice, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. May 2003

Embarrassing Justice, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

Popular Media

The text of the speech given by UGA Professor of Law Donald E. Wilkes, in the Tate Student Center Plaza at the University of Georgia, May 17, 2003 to protest U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's speech at the law school graduation.


Open Letter Concerning The Invitation To Justice Clarence Thomas To Speak At The Uga School Of Law Graduation Ceremony, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Apr 2003

Open Letter Concerning The Invitation To Justice Clarence Thomas To Speak At The Uga School Of Law Graduation Ceremony, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

Popular Media

Dear Colleagues, Law Students, and Other Members of the Law School Community:

On Monday, November 25, 2002, the law faculty of the University of Georgia School of Law received a memorandum from Dean David Shipley which begins as follows: "I am pleased to announce that Justice Clarence Thomas has accepted the invitation extended by me, Class of 2003 President Josh Belinfante, Class of 2003 Vice President Megan Jones, and Class of 2004 Vice President Rebecca Franklin to be our graduation speaker on May 17, 2003."

The decision to invite Justice Thomas is appalling, unwise and perverse -- the embodiment of bad ...


Congress And The Making Of The Second Rehnquist Court, Neal Devins Apr 2003

Congress And The Making Of The Second Rehnquist Court, Neal Devins

Faculty Publications

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Rethinking Judicial Elections, Charles G. Geyh Apr 2003

Rethinking Judicial Elections, Charles G. Geyh

Articles by Maurer Faculty

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What Gets Judges In Trouble, Richard H. Underwood Apr 2003

What Gets Judges In Trouble, Richard H. Underwood

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

I wrote this article to collect some cautionary material about “what gets judges in trouble.” I wanted something I could offer to our state judges, practitioners, and my legal ethics students. While I have never been a judge, and while I have never worked for a judicial conduct organization, I have been a law professor for almost twenty-five years and the chairman of a state bar association ethics committee for fourteen. I am not the kind of person who would refrain from holding forth just because I may not know what I am talking about.

When I started out, I ...


Testimonial Dinner: George And Joanne Dixon, Roger J. Miner '56 Jan 2003

Testimonial Dinner: George And Joanne Dixon, Roger J. Miner '56

Tributes & Testimonials

No abstract provided.


A Reply--The Missing Portion, Pierre Schlag Jan 2003

A Reply--The Missing Portion, Pierre Schlag

Articles

No abstract provided.


Remarks, Unveiling Of The Portrait Of Judge Roger J. Miner '56, Roger J. Miner '56 Jan 2003

Remarks, Unveiling Of The Portrait Of Judge Roger J. Miner '56, Roger J. Miner '56

New York Law School Events and Publications

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Eulogy: Dr. Theodore L. Biddle, Roger J. Miner '56 Jan 2003

Eulogy: Dr. Theodore L. Biddle, Roger J. Miner '56

Memorials and Eulogies

No abstract provided.


Judicial Elections, Campaign Financing, And Free Speech, Ronald D. Rotunda Jan 2003

Judicial Elections, Campaign Financing, And Free Speech, Ronald D. Rotunda

Law Faculty Articles and Research

No abstract provided.


Reining In The American Litigator: The New Role Of American Judges, Richard L. Marcus Jan 2003

Reining In The American Litigator: The New Role Of American Judges, Richard L. Marcus

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Alj Control Of The Hearing: What Does An Alj Do About An Unruly Witness Or Obstreperous Attorney?, Allen E. Shoenberger Jan 2003

Alj Control Of The Hearing: What Does An Alj Do About An Unruly Witness Or Obstreperous Attorney?, Allen E. Shoenberger

Faculty Publications & Other Works

No abstract provided.


The Short Unhappy Judgeship Of Thurman Arnold, Spencer Weber Waller Jan 2003

The Short Unhappy Judgeship Of Thurman Arnold, Spencer Weber Waller

Faculty Publications & Other Works

No abstract provided.


Malignant Democracy: Core Fallacies Underlying Election Of The Judiciary, Jeffrey W. Stempel Jan 2003

Malignant Democracy: Core Fallacies Underlying Election Of The Judiciary, Jeffrey W. Stempel

Scholarly Works

There is no requirement of democratic theory that mandates that all public offices be filled by election. This is particularly true in modern democratic states, which are simply too large to justify the administrative burden of electing everyone who has significant responsibilities in our society.

Examples of this are everywhere in modern democracies, such as the United States and Europe. In England, for example, the Prime Minister is not directly elected by the people. Does this mean Great Britain has ceased to be a democracy? In most large, sophisticated nation-states, national cabinet officers have great power but are the political ...


Edmund Pendleton, William Hamilton Bryson Jan 2003

Edmund Pendleton, William Hamilton Bryson

Law Faculty Publications

Judge Edmund Pendleton, was the head of the Virginia judiciary from its professionalization upon independence from Great Britain until his death. It was in his court and under his eye that John Marshall, Bushrod Washington, St. George Tucker, Spencer Roane, and the other lawyers of the first period of republican Virginia refined their legal skills. His steady example influenced in one way or another a remarkable generation of lawyers and judges.


The Elusive (But Worthwhile) Quest For A Diverse Bench In The New Millennium, Theresa M. Beiner Jan 2003

The Elusive (But Worthwhile) Quest For A Diverse Bench In The New Millennium, Theresa M. Beiner

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Judicial Independence And The Ambiguity Of Article Iii Protections, Tracey E. George Jan 2003

Judicial Independence And The Ambiguity Of Article Iii Protections, Tracey E. George

Vanderbilt Law School Faculty Publications

Is the federal judiciary truly an independent body? A quick glance at the Constitution would suggest the answer is yes. The Constitution provides for life tenure and a difficult removal process for federal judges that together, as the common wisdom goes, shield federal judges from the shifting winds of the more political branches and the public at large. The author of this essay argues, however, that on a closer examination of the protections provided for by the Constitution, judicial independence might be more mirage than truism. Threats to judicial independence arise not only externally through the actions of the other ...


Voting And Electoral Politics In The Wisconsin Supreme Court, Jason J. Czarnezki Jan 2003

Voting And Electoral Politics In The Wisconsin Supreme Court, Jason J. Czarnezki

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

This Article examines criminal cases decided by the Wisconsin Supreme Court over a fifteen-year period in an effort to discern whether judicial elections undercut judicial independence by affecting the ways justices vote. Wisconsin was chosen for this study because the state's mix of appointed and elected judges allows a researcher to control for different judicial selection systems. Specifically, this Article questions whether voting patterns may be affected by a justice's proximity to judicial elections, election margins, and whether a justice was appointed or elected in the initial term, since the governor may appoint a justice to fill a ...


Alternative Approaches To Judicial Review Of Social Security Disability Cases, Jeffrey Lubbers Jan 2003

Alternative Approaches To Judicial Review Of Social Security Disability Cases, Jeffrey Lubbers

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

For many years, Congress has had various bills before it to create alternatives to the current practice of Article III review (in district courts) of Social Security disability cases. This report, prepared initially for the Social Security Advisory Board, reviews the various legislative proposals and statutory alternatives such as the Veterans Administration administrative/judicial review structure. It concludes that, on balance, review before an Article I court (with Court of Appeals review limited to purely legal issues) has numerous advantages over the present system. These advantages include improvements in the accuracy and consistency of results (the federal district courts have ...


Robert Anderson Van Wyck (1847-1918), Janet Butler Munch Jan 2003

Robert Anderson Van Wyck (1847-1918), Janet Butler Munch

Publications and Research

Robert Anderson Van Wyck (1847-1918). was a judge and NYC mayor.


Designing Judicial Review: A Comment On Schauer, Emily Sherwin Jan 2003

Designing Judicial Review: A Comment On Schauer, Emily Sherwin

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

In his characteristically lucid paper, Neutrality and Judicial Review, Frederick Schauer revisits the meaning and plausibility of Herbert Wechsler’s argument for neutral principles in constitutional adjudication. Unlike some critics, Schauer takes the argument seriously, on its own terms, and does an excellent job of sorting through the different ideas that lie behind it. Schauer identifies four different versions of the argument for neutrality. At least three of these are drawn from Wechsler’s 1959 article. Schauer is particularly interested in a fourth version, which favors neutrality in the design and management of the institution of judicial review.


Avoid Bald Men And People With Green Socks? Other Ways To Improve The Voir Dire Process In Jury Selection, Valerie P. Hans, Alayna Jehle Jan 2003

Avoid Bald Men And People With Green Socks? Other Ways To Improve The Voir Dire Process In Jury Selection, Valerie P. Hans, Alayna Jehle

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

During jury selection, many courts adopt a minimal approach to voir dire questions, asking a small number of close-ended questions to groups of prospective jurors and requiring prospective jurors to volunteer their biases. This Article describes research evidence showing that limited voir dire questioning is often ineffective in detecting juror bias. To improve the effectiveness of voir dire, the authors make four recommendations: (1) increase the use of juror questionnaires; (2) incorporate some open-ended questions; (3) expand the types of questions that are asked; and (4) allow attorneys to participate in voir dire.


Developing A Full And Fair Evidentiary Record In A Nonadversary Setting: Two Proposals For Improving Social Security Disability Adjudications, Jeffrey Lubbers, Frank S. Bloch, Paul R. Verkuil Jan 2003

Developing A Full And Fair Evidentiary Record In A Nonadversary Setting: Two Proposals For Improving Social Security Disability Adjudications, Jeffrey Lubbers, Frank S. Bloch, Paul R. Verkuil

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

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