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Sentencing For The 'Crime Of Crimes': The Evolving 'Common Law' Of Sentencing Of The International Criminal Tribunal For Rwanda, Robert Sloane Dec 2006

Sentencing For The 'Crime Of Crimes': The Evolving 'Common Law' Of Sentencing Of The International Criminal Tribunal For Rwanda, Robert Sloane

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Absent much prescriptive guidance in its Statute or other positive law, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has been developing, in effect, a 'common law' of sentencing for the most serious international crimes: genocide and crimes against humanity. While it remains, as the Appeals Chamber has said, premature to speak of an emerging 'penal regime', and the coherence in sentencing practice that this denotes, this comment offers some preliminary reflections on the substantive law and process of sentencing as it has evolved through ICTR practice. Above all, I argue, sentencing must, but has not yet, become an integral part ...


Legislating Racial Fairness In Criminal Justice, Olatunde C.A. Johnson Dec 2006

Legislating Racial Fairness In Criminal Justice, Olatunde C.A. Johnson

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Twenty years ago, in McCleskey v. Kemp, the Supreme Court rejected a capital defendant's claim that statistical evidence of racial discrimination in the administration of Georgia's death penalty system constituted a violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. Yet, even as McCleskey effectively bars constitutional challenges to racial disparities in the criminal justice system where invidious bias is difficult to establish, the Court invites advocates to pursue legislation as a remedy to racial disparities. Indeed, the McCleskey Court offers as a rationale for its ruling the judiciary's institutional incompetence to remedy these disparities, holding that "McCleskey's ...


Replacing The Federal Income Tax With A Postpaid Consumption Tax: Preliminary Thoughts Regarding A Government Matching Program For Wealthy Investors And A New Tax Policy Lens, J. Clifton Fleming Jr. Dec 2006

Replacing The Federal Income Tax With A Postpaid Consumption Tax: Preliminary Thoughts Regarding A Government Matching Program For Wealthy Investors And A New Tax Policy Lens, J. Clifton Fleming Jr.

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In recent years, proposals have been made to replace the federal income tax with a postpaid consumption tax - that is, a federal value added tax ("VAT"), a federal retail sales tax ("RST"), or a federal cash-flow (consumed income) tax. Because these taxes can be constructed so that they are indistinguishable at the level of the ultimate consumer in terms of their principal effects, and because a prominent recent proposal is the RST approach, I have written this article in terms of an RST/income tax comparison. The analysis, however, would be mostly the same if the income tax was compared ...


Blogging While Untenured And Other Extreme Sports, A. Christine Hurt, Tung Yin Dec 2006

Blogging While Untenured And Other Extreme Sports, A. Christine Hurt, Tung Yin

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No abstract provided.


Regulating Public Morals And Private Markets: Online Securities Trading, Internet Gambling And The Speculation Paradox, A. Christine Hurt Dec 2006

Regulating Public Morals And Private Markets: Online Securities Trading, Internet Gambling And The Speculation Paradox, A. Christine Hurt

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No abstract provided.


What Google Can't Teach Us About Ipo Auctions (And What It Can), A. Christine Hurt Dec 2006

What Google Can't Teach Us About Ipo Auctions (And What It Can), A. Christine Hurt

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No abstract provided.


Incentivizing And Protecting Informants Prior To Mass Atrocities Such As Genocide: An Alternative To Post Hoc Courts And Tribunals, Eric Talbot Jensen Dec 2006

Incentivizing And Protecting Informants Prior To Mass Atrocities Such As Genocide: An Alternative To Post Hoc Courts And Tribunals, Eric Talbot Jensen

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International institutions are almost exclusively reactive to violations of international law. There are very few systemic methods of proactively trying to prevent egregious violations such as genocide; rather, international law seems to take punishing violators as its sole approach. In modern times, most of the punishment and post-event enforcement has come through international courts and tribunals. These courts and tribunals are astoundingly expensive and notoriously inefficient. More importantly, the threat of prosecution does not appear to act as an effective deterrent in preventing criminal acts. This is unacceptable. With hundreds of thousands of lives at stake, the international community must ...


Legitimacy As An Assessment Of Existing Legal Standards: The Case Of The 2003 Iraq War, Charlotte Ku Dec 2006

Legitimacy As An Assessment Of Existing Legal Standards: The Case Of The 2003 Iraq War, Charlotte Ku

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The Iraq war was a multiple assault on the foundations and rules of the existing UN-centered world order. It called into question the adequacy of the existing institutions for articulating global norms and enforcing compliance with the demands of the international community. It highlighted also the unwillingness of some key countries to wait until definitive proof before acting to meet the danger of the world's most destructive weapons falling into the hands of the world's most dangerous regimes. It was simultaneously a test of the UN's willingness and ability to deal with brutal dictatorships and a searching ...


Find It Free And Fast On The Net: Strategies For Legal Research On The Web (2006), Michelle Rigual Dec 2006

Find It Free And Fast On The Net: Strategies For Legal Research On The Web (2006), Michelle Rigual

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This presentation is a guide to researching legal issues on the internet. Basic search topics applicable to any database are discussed as well as specific strategies for finding free or inexpensive legal materials, effectively using new technologies such as blogs, RSS feeds, and podcasts. Additionally, attendees are warned to avoid outdated technologies and sources.


Beijing Court Orders Ministry Of Finance To Rule On Supplier's Complaints, But Skirts Broader Issue Of Schism In China's Procurement Supervision, Daniel J. Mitterhoff Dec 2006

Beijing Court Orders Ministry Of Finance To Rule On Supplier's Complaints, But Skirts Broader Issue Of Schism In China's Procurement Supervision, Daniel J. Mitterhoff

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No abstract provided.


Comparativa Entre Les Reformes Dels Estatuts D'Autonomia De Catalunya I D'Andalusia [Comparative Analysis Of The Reforms Of The Charters Of Autonomy Of Catalonia And Andalucía], Albert Lamarca-Marquès, Vanessa Casado-Pérez Dec 2006

Comparativa Entre Les Reformes Dels Estatuts D'Autonomia De Catalunya I D'Andalusia [Comparative Analysis Of The Reforms Of The Charters Of Autonomy Of Catalonia And Andalucía], Albert Lamarca-Marquès, Vanessa Casado-Pérez

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En els ordenaments jurídics continentals europeus no és habitual l’admissió d’escrits acadèmics independents adreçats als tribunals de justícia en el marc de procediments de gran importància. En els països del Common Law, especialment en les jurisdiccions nordamericanes, mitjançant el procediment anomenat d’Amicus Curiae es permet d’adreçar aquesta mena d’escrits als tribunals de justícia, que hauran de decidir si els tenen o no en compte. A través de les pàgines d’InDret, hem volgut oferir aquest document de comparació d’ambdós Estatuts per contribuir al debat jurídic en el marc del procés de reforma dels Estatuts ...


Oclc: Worldcat Collection Analysis Service And The Desert States Law Library Consortium, Michelle Rigual Dec 2006

Oclc: Worldcat Collection Analysis Service And The Desert States Law Library Consortium, Michelle Rigual

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Looking and benefits and best practices of WorldCat Collection Analysis in a subject-specific consortium.

In November, 2005, the eight libraries of the Desert States Law Library Consortium (University of New Mexico, University of Arizona, Arizona State University, University of Colorado, University of Denver, University of Utah, Brigham Young, and University of Nevada Las Vegas) licensed OCLC's WorldCat Collection Analysis Service (WCA). WCA is designed to provide objective information concerning the makeup of a library's collection, including subject coverage, age of materials, languages of publication and material types and audience level. Multi-institution comparisons provide detail and summary views of ...


Worldcat Collection Analysis Service And The Desert States Law Library Consortium, Michelle Rigual Dec 2006

Worldcat Collection Analysis Service And The Desert States Law Library Consortium, Michelle Rigual

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In November, 2005, the eight libraries of the Desert States Law Library Consortium (University of New Mexico, University of Arizona, Arizona State University, University of Colorado, University of Denver, University of Utah, Brigham Young, and University of Nevada Las Vegas) licensed OCLC's WorldCat Collection Analysis Service (WCA). WCA is designed to provide objective information concerning the makeup of a library's collection, including subject coverage, age of materials, languages of publication and material types and audience level. Multi-institution comparisons provide detail and summary views of how two or more collections overlap or differently specialize, subdivided by subject areas, languages ...


Sublicensing From A Distressed Company: Are You Placing Your Future In The Debtor's Hands?, Michelle M. Harner, David A. Beck Nov 2006

Sublicensing From A Distressed Company: Are You Placing Your Future In The Debtor's Hands?, Michelle M. Harner, David A. Beck

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No abstract provided.


Public Safety And Criminal Justice, Kevin Washburn Nov 2006

Public Safety And Criminal Justice, Kevin Washburn

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Conference Transcript from The New Realism: The Next Generation of Scholarship in Federal Indian Law


Surviving Irs Examinations And Appeals, Emily A. Parker, Robert D. Probasco Nov 2006

Surviving Irs Examinations And Appeals, Emily A. Parker, Robert D. Probasco

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This article summarizes the statutory, regulatory and administrative rules and procedures that apply to IRS civil tax examinations and Appeals proceedings, including alternative dispute resolution procedures. The focus of this paper is on field examinations, rather than service center examinations, correspondence examinations, or office examinations. In addition, it attempts to answer some of the basic questions that taxpayers often ask their advisors and representatives when they are the subject of an IRS civil tax examination:

  • Why was I selected by the IRS for audit?
  • How long will this audit take?
  • Why do the agents want all this information, documents, data ...


Enron’S Houdini – How They (Almost) Mastered The Illusion Of Prosperity And Profitability, Neal F. Newman Oct 2006

Enron’S Houdini – How They (Almost) Mastered The Illusion Of Prosperity And Profitability, Neal F. Newman

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No abstract provided.


Google The Gozerian And Fair Use Slimed: Copyright Again In The Technocrat's Den, Brian Sites Oct 2006

Google The Gozerian And Fair Use Slimed: Copyright Again In The Technocrat's Den, Brian Sites

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This article considers the fair use doctrine as it applies to Google's Library Search Project and both predicts and advocates for a finding of fair use. Part I briefly reviews the past by considering the pertinent history of the fair use doctrine. It also explains the details of the current suit over Google's Library Project. Part II moves on to consider the current state of fair use analysis by reviewing 110 fair use cases and conducting simple statistical analyses. It then explains and applies the fair use doctrine to Google's project. Part III considers cases frequently compared ...


Who Decides Whether A Patient Lives Or Dies?, Diane E. Hoffmann, Jack Schwartz Oct 2006

Who Decides Whether A Patient Lives Or Dies?, Diane E. Hoffmann, Jack Schwartz

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No abstract provided.


"Deport All The Students": Lessons Learned In An X-Treme Clinic, Stacy Caplow Oct 2006

"Deport All The Students": Lessons Learned In An X-Treme Clinic, Stacy Caplow

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No abstract provided.


Chasing The Illusory Pot Of Gold At The End Of The Rainbow: Negligence And Strict Liability In Design Defect Litigation, Aaron D. Twerski Oct 2006

Chasing The Illusory Pot Of Gold At The End Of The Rainbow: Negligence And Strict Liability In Design Defect Litigation, Aaron D. Twerski

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No abstract provided.


Therapeutic Forgetting: The Legal And Ethical Implications Of Memory Dampening, Adam Kolber Oct 2006

Therapeutic Forgetting: The Legal And Ethical Implications Of Memory Dampening, Adam Kolber

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No abstract provided.


Absurd Results, Scrivener's Errors, And Statutory Interpretation, Andrew S. Gold Oct 2006

Absurd Results, Scrivener's Errors, And Statutory Interpretation, Andrew S. Gold

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No abstract provided.


Theory And Anti-Theory In The Work Of Allan Farnsworth, Wayne R. Barnes Oct 2006

Theory And Anti-Theory In The Work Of Allan Farnsworth, Wayne R. Barnes

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When Allan Farnsworth passed away on January 31, 2005, the world lost a titan in the field of contracts. Farnsowrth has been described as “the great contemporary American scholar, and one of a handful of great world scholars, on the law of agreement...[He] was...perhaps The Authority on the law of contracts and much more.” Similarly, others have called him “the premiere figure in American Contracts law scholarship since the passing of Corbin and Dawson. The treatise and his half of the Second Restatement would be quite a contribution if there was nothing else.” Farnsworth’s casebook is perennially ...


Access To Justice, Costs, And Legal Aid, James P. George Oct 2006

Access To Justice, Costs, And Legal Aid, James P. George

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If the ideal of justice is not pervasive in the United States, the issue of justice is-not so much in its rendition, but in its penetration of news, politics and entertainment. Current media issues include the death penalty--erroneous convictions and the lack of lawyers for appeals; tort reform--conflicting data on medical malpractice litigation and a perceived abuse of class actions; and the judiciary itself--judicial selection, political attacks on so-called "activist judges," and the sometimes hidden issue of court budgets. Within this fascination, the multiple problems in accessing justice are lost.

This article is excerpted from a report done for the ...


Post-Acquisition Harassment And The Scope Of The Fair Housing Act, Aric Short Oct 2006

Post-Acquisition Harassment And The Scope Of The Fair Housing Act, Aric Short

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Because Halprin v. Prairie Single Family Homes of Dearborn Park Ass’n creates a split of circuit authority and threatens established civil rights protections, the Seventh Circuit’s decision provides a useful opportunity to reconsider the proper scope of the FHA. The subject of housing harassment, in general, has received significant scholarly attention in the recent past; however, no commentator has focused on the concept of post-acquisition harassment or evaluated the validity of the underlying assumption that the FHA does, in fact, protect against harassment occurring after housing has been secured. With the current schism in federal case law as ...


2006 Changes To The Florida Rules Of Professional Conduct, Heather P. Baxter Oct 2006

2006 Changes To The Florida Rules Of Professional Conduct, Heather P. Baxter

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No abstract provided.


Grutter V. Bollinger, Clarence Thomas, Affirmative Action And The Treachery Of Originalism: "The Sun Don't Shine Here In This Part Of Town", André Douglas Pond Cummings Sep 2006

Grutter V. Bollinger, Clarence Thomas, Affirmative Action And The Treachery Of Originalism: "The Sun Don't Shine Here In This Part Of Town", André Douglas Pond Cummings

Faculty Scholarship

Careful examination of Justice Clarence Thomas's dissenting opinion in the landmark affirmative action case Grutter v. Bollinger is important for a number of reasons: First, as one of the youngest members of the U.S. Supreme Court, Thomas stands a reasonable chance of still being a member of the court in 25 years, the self imposed implosion date (sunset provision) established by Justice O'Connor's majority opinion. No doubt, Thomas relishes the idea of writing the majority opinion that kills affirmative action and racial preferences for good.

Second, much as Justice Harlan's dissenting opinion in Plessy v ...


Brief Amicus Curiae Of Professors Keith N. Hylton, Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, Mark F. Grady, Jeffrey L. Harrison, Mark G. Kelman, And Thomas Ulen In Support Of Respondents In Philip Morris Usa V. Mayola Williams, Keith Hylton Sep 2006

Brief Amicus Curiae Of Professors Keith N. Hylton, Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, Mark F. Grady, Jeffrey L. Harrison, Mark G. Kelman, And Thomas Ulen In Support Of Respondents In Philip Morris Usa V. Mayola Williams, Keith Hylton

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There is no dispute that the punitive damages award that was upheld by the Oregon Supreme Court in this case satisfies the most rigorous law and economic standards for rationality. The Court need not credit the analysis of the undersigned amici on this score; the fact that Petitioner’s own amici – most notably law and economics scholars A. Mitchell Polinsky and Steven Shavell – have been unable to find anything economically amiss in the decision below speaks volumes. To be sure, Professors Polinsky and Shavell have filed an amicus brief in support of Philip Morris in this case, just as they ...


Still 'Ain't No Glory In Pain': How The Telecommunications Act Of 1996 And Other 1990s Deregulation Faciliated The Market Crash Of 2002, André Douglas Pond Cummings Sep 2006

Still 'Ain't No Glory In Pain': How The Telecommunications Act Of 1996 And Other 1990s Deregulation Faciliated The Market Crash Of 2002, André Douglas Pond Cummings

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This article investigates the various flaws inherent in two short-sighted Congressional enactments, The Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the Commodities Futures Modernization Act of 2000 (CFMA). The article concludes that the Telecommunications Act and the CFMA, together with various 1990s deregulation legislation, led in large part to the collapse of the U.S. capital markets in 2002.

The article continues a comprehensive review undertaken in the recently published Ain't No Glory In Pain: How the 1994 Republican Revolution, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Certain 1990s Deregulation Contributed to the Collapse of the Unites States' Capital ...