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Deporting Grandma: Why Grandparent Deportation May Be The Next Big Immigration Crisis And How To Solve It, Marcia A. Yablon-Zug Nov 2009

Deporting Grandma: Why Grandparent Deportation May Be The Next Big Immigration Crisis And How To Solve It, Marcia A. Yablon-Zug

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This Article explores the issue of grandparent caregiver deportation. The phenomenon of grandparents raising grandchildren is not new, but the number of children being raised by grandparents is at an all-time high and growing. Numerous circumstances can lead to a grandparent's assumption of caregiving responsibilities, but in most cases, grandparents assume this role because there is no one else. For thousands of children, grandparents are the only family they have, and without them these children would be placed in foster care and subject to the serious problems that plague children in foster care. The importance of grandparent caregivers cannot ...


We Have A "Purpose" Requirement If We Can Keep It, James F. Flanagan Oct 2009

We Have A "Purpose" Requirement If We Can Keep It, James F. Flanagan

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The Supreme Court in Giles v. California held that a defendant forfeits the right to confront a witness only when he purposefully keeps the witness away. Many see the "purpose" requirement as an unjustified bar to the use of victim hearsay, particularly in domestic violence prosecutions where victims often refuse to appear. The author defends Giles as a correct reading of history, and independently justified by longstanding precedent that constitutional trial rights can only be lost by intentional manipulation of the judicial process. Moreover, the purpose requirement does not prevent prosecutions or convictions because the definition of testimonial hearsay is ...


From Privacy To Liberty: The Fourth Amendment After Lawrence, Thomas P. Crocker Oct 2009

From Privacy To Liberty: The Fourth Amendment After Lawrence, Thomas P. Crocker

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This Article explores a conflict between the protections afforded interpersonal relations in Lawrence v. Texas and the vulnerability experienced under the Fourth Amendment by individuals who share their lives with others. Under the Supreme Court's third-party doctrine, we have no constitutionally protected expectation of privacy in what we reveal to other persons. The effect of this doctrine is to leave many aspects of ordinary life shared in the company of others constitutionally unprotected. In an increasingly socially networked world, the Fourth Amendment may fail to protect precisely those liberties-to live in the company of others free from state surveillance ...


The Spirit Of The Legal Academy – For Three Years Or For Life?: Some Personal Observations, Robert T. Bockman Jul 2009

The Spirit Of The Legal Academy – For Three Years Or For Life?: Some Personal Observations, Robert T. Bockman

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Book Review - Hiring And Firing, Rebekah K. Maxwell Jun 2009

Book Review - Hiring And Firing, Rebekah K. Maxwell

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Design Defect Ghosts, David Owen Apr 2009

Design Defect Ghosts, David Owen

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Not Very Collegial: Exploring Bans On Illegal Immigrant Admissions To State Colleges And Universities, Marcia A. Yablon-Zug, Danielle R. Holley-Walker Apr 2009

Not Very Collegial: Exploring Bans On Illegal Immigrant Admissions To State Colleges And Universities, Marcia A. Yablon-Zug, Danielle R. Holley-Walker

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A Public Privilege, Colin Miller Mar 2009

A Public Privilege, Colin Miller

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If a rule is only as good as its exceptions, and a reporter is only as good as her sources, then, according to a recent Supreme Court of Pennsylvania opinion, Pennsylvania's reporter's privilege is the best of privileges and the worst of privileges. In that opinion, the justices failed to carve a crime-fraud exception out of Pennsylvania's reporter's privilege - its "Shield Law" - despite having previously read a similar exception into every other evidentiary privilege. Ironically, this alleged act of judicial passivism transformed the Shield Law into both a shield and a sword and mischaracterized the purposes ...


A Voice-Based Framework For Evaluating Claims Of Minority Shareholder Oppression In The Close Corporation, Benjamin Means Jan 2009

A Voice-Based Framework For Evaluating Claims Of Minority Shareholder Oppression In The Close Corporation, Benjamin Means

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In Defense Of Voluntary Desegregation: All Things Are Not Equal, Derek W. Black Jan 2009

In Defense Of Voluntary Desegregation: All Things Are Not Equal, Derek W. Black

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This Article analyzes the concept of racial stigma in Justice Kennedy’s controlling opinion in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1. The Article reveals that Kennedy’s fundamental concern is that using racial classifications to achieve voluntary desegregation racially stigmatizes students. In particular, he assumes that the classifications undermine individualism and reduce children to “racial chits.” He fails, however, to recognize the purpose of voluntary desegregation and the unique characteristics that distinguish it from other race-conscious programs. Kennedy is not alone. Commentators and schools may have “over-defended” voluntary desegregation, articulating multiple justifications rather than focusing ...


Examining Costs Of Diversity, Eboni S. Nelson Jan 2009

Examining Costs Of Diversity, Eboni S. Nelson

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Although the Supreme Court struck down the voluntary race-based student-assignment plans employed in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. ] and Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education as violative of the Equal Protection Clause, many school officials will seek refuge in Justice Kennedy's concurrence and continue their pursuit of racially diverse student bodies. This Article questions the wisdom of such a pursuit and urges school officials to pursue measures other than racial diversity to provide equal educational opportunities to minority students.

The Article begins with a discussion of the social, democratic, and educational benefits commonly ...


Book Review: Index To Legal Citations And Abbreviations, 3rd Ed., Duncan E. Alford Jan 2009

Book Review: Index To Legal Citations And Abbreviations, 3rd Ed., Duncan E. Alford

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Jail Visitation: An Assessment Of Organizational Policy And Information Availability, Alicia H. Sitren, Hayden P. Smith, Brandon K. Applegate, Laurie A. Gould Jan 2009

Jail Visitation: An Assessment Of Organizational Policy And Information Availability, Alicia H. Sitren, Hayden P. Smith, Brandon K. Applegate, Laurie A. Gould

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Jail inmates face substantial emotional, economic, legal, and other challenges when they are incarcerated. The extent to which they are able to maintain contacts with individuals on the outside can substantially determine how well they cope with these concerns, and visitation is the primary way that such links may be maintained. To date, no systematic assessment of jail visitation policies has been conducted. The current study examined the availability of visitation policy information and the content of policies for national samples of large and small jails. The results suggest that large jails provide more opportunities for visitation and that they ...


Figuring Foreseeability, David Owen Jan 2009

Figuring Foreseeability, David Owen

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Water As A Public Good: The Status Of Water Under The General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade, Bryant W. Smith Jan 2009

Water As A Public Good: The Status Of Water Under The General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade, Bryant W. Smith

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Is water a "product" subject to the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)? I argue that it is not, because the established, widespread, and consistent assertion by states of public ownership over their water resources through both municipal and international law (the "public-ownership consensus") precludes any reading of GATT that would fundamentally alter the unique status of those resources. My reasoning therefore differs from that of others who have addressed this issue in that I first examine the broader legal context in which the WTO exists and then consider how that context compels an ...


Dismissed With Prejudice: Why Application Of The Anti-Jury Impeachment Rule To Allegations Of Racial, Religious, Or Other Bias Violates The Right To Present A Defense, Colin Miller Jan 2009

Dismissed With Prejudice: Why Application Of The Anti-Jury Impeachment Rule To Allegations Of Racial, Religious, Or Other Bias Violates The Right To Present A Defense, Colin Miller

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Book Review: Protection Of Foreign Investment In Context: Nigeria's Investment Laws, Treaties, And Petroleum Agreements, Duncan E. Alford Jan 2009

Book Review: Protection Of Foreign Investment In Context: Nigeria's Investment Laws, Treaties, And Petroleum Agreements, Duncan E. Alford

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No abstract provided.


A Voice-Based Framework For Evaluating Claims Of Minority Shareholder Oppression In The Close Corporation, Benjamin Means Jan 2009

A Voice-Based Framework For Evaluating Claims Of Minority Shareholder Oppression In The Close Corporation, Benjamin Means

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No abstract provided.


Raising The Cut-Off: The Empirical Case For Extending Adoption And Guardianship Subsidies From Age 18 To 21, Josh Gupta-Kagan Jan 2009

Raising The Cut-Off: The Empirical Case For Extending Adoption And Guardianship Subsidies From Age 18 To 21, Josh Gupta-Kagan

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Impeachable Offenses?: Why Civil Parties In Quasi-Criminal Cases Should Be Treated Like Criminal Defendants Under The Felony Impeachment Rule, Colin Miller Jan 2009

Impeachable Offenses?: Why Civil Parties In Quasi-Criminal Cases Should Be Treated Like Criminal Defendants Under The Felony Impeachment Rule, Colin Miller

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Breaking Up Doesn't Have To Be So Hard: Default Rules For Partition And Secession, Nathan D. Richardson Jan 2009

Breaking Up Doesn't Have To Be So Hard: Default Rules For Partition And Secession, Nathan D. Richardson

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New Sources Of Managerial Authority In Large Law Firms, Elizabeth Chambliss Jan 2009

New Sources Of Managerial Authority In Large Law Firms, Elizabeth Chambliss

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The academic literature on large law firms emphasizes the limited authority of professional managers and the ability of rainmaking partners to sidestep formal management controls. Research suggests that bureaucratic management structures, such as dedicated, professional managers, tend to be weak or unstable in law firms, where compensation and status are tied to control over clients. Thus, while many commentators point to the potential competitive benefits of professional management - or, what typically is referred to as the "corporate" model - most analysts are skeptical that U.S. law firms will embrace such a model any time soon.

This Article stakes out a ...