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The Courts And The Economy In A New South Africa: A Call For An Indexation Model, Lynn Berat Dec 1992

The Courts And The Economy In A New South Africa: A Call For An Indexation Model, Lynn Berat

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Stare Decisis "Exception" To The Chevron Deference Rule, Rebecca White Dec 1992

The Stare Decisis "Exception" To The Chevron Deference Rule, Rebecca White

Scholarly Works

In this article, the author discusses how Chevron intersects with one important competing norm - stare decisis. Stare decisis counsels the Court to adhere to its own decisions, particularly statutory ones, absent substantial justification for departure. To what extent should stare decisis apply when an agency's interpretation of a statute, otherwise deserving of deference under Chevron, conflicts with a prior interpretation of the statute by the Supreme Court?

This article suggests the following answer: If the Court's prior opinion upheld the agency's interpretation as one reasonable reading of the statute, but not the only one possible, and the ...


Appeals, Interlocutory And Discretionary Applications, And Post-Judgment Motions In The Georgia Courts: The Current Practice And The Need For Reform Legislation, Edward C. Brewer Iii Dec 1992

Appeals, Interlocutory And Discretionary Applications, And Post-Judgment Motions In The Georgia Courts: The Current Practice And The Need For Reform Legislation, Edward C. Brewer Iii

Mercer Law Review

The old saying, "appellate judges spend all of their time looking for error, while trial judges spend all of theirs seeking the truth" has no justice to it, however accurate its literal description of the litigation process.' It is correct, however, that before the search for truth can begin at the appellate level, the supreme court or court of appeals must look for any error concerning the timeliness of the appeal. The practicing attorney, therefore, must know whether an order or judgment is appealable; and if so, when, where, and how should it be appealed?

The Appellate Practice Act of ...


Inherent Sanctioning Power In The Federal Courts After Chambers V. Nasca, Inc., Stephen K. Christiansen Nov 1992

Inherent Sanctioning Power In The Federal Courts After Chambers V. Nasca, Inc., Stephen K. Christiansen

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Summary Judgment Practice In Arkansas: Celotex, The Scintilla Rule, And Other Matters, John J. Watkins Oct 1992

Summary Judgment Practice In Arkansas: Celotex, The Scintilla Rule, And Other Matters, John J. Watkins

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


An Overview Of The Law Of Jury Selection For Arkansas Criminal Trial Lawyers, J. Thomas Sullivan Oct 1992

An Overview Of The Law Of Jury Selection For Arkansas Criminal Trial Lawyers, J. Thomas Sullivan

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


Hypnotic Memories And Civil Sexual Abuse Trials, Jacqueline Kanovitz Oct 1992

Hypnotic Memories And Civil Sexual Abuse Trials, Jacqueline Kanovitz

Vanderbilt Law Review

In the next few paragraphs, the reader will eavesdrop on a psycho- therapy session. During this session, the therapist uses hypnosis, a common technique in clinical practice today. In the past, the legal system has paid little attention to the memory retrieval techniques used in psychotherapy because statutes of limitations have prevented patients from using memories of childhood wrongs uncovered in adult psycho-therapies to bring suit. However, recent changes will force the legal system to examine whether the memory restoring techniques used in psychotherapy can produce memory that is trustworthy enough for the legal system to accept. What follows is ...


Prospective Overruling And The Judicial Role After "James B. Beam Co. V. Georgia", K. David Steele Oct 1992

Prospective Overruling And The Judicial Role After "James B. Beam Co. V. Georgia", K. David Steele

Vanderbilt Law Review

Was there ever such a profession as ours anyhow? We speak of ourselves as practicing law, as teaching it, as deciding it, and not one of us can say what law means."' Justice Cardozo's observation about the elusive nature of the American legal system lies at the heart of the controversy over retroactivity. Questions about whether judges may prospectively overrule the law raise fundamental issues concerning the nature of law and the proper role for the judiciary.

In 1991, the Supreme Court issued its latest opinion on prospective overruling and judicial rulemaking. In James B. Beam Distilling Co. v ...


Neutral Principles And The Right To Neutral Access To The Courts, Jeffrey R. Pankratz Oct 1992

Neutral Principles And The Right To Neutral Access To The Courts, Jeffrey R. Pankratz

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Why Civil Protection Orders Are Effective Remedies For Domestic Violence But Mutual Protective Orders Are Not, Elizabeth Topliffe Oct 1992

Why Civil Protection Orders Are Effective Remedies For Domestic Violence But Mutual Protective Orders Are Not, Elizabeth Topliffe

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Change Of Position And Estoppel As Defences To An 'Action For Money Paid By Mistake, Karl J. Dore Oct 1992

Change Of Position And Estoppel As Defences To An 'Action For Money Paid By Mistake, Karl J. Dore

Dalhousie Law Journal

The recent decision in RBC Dominion Securities Inc.v. Dawson' raises some interesting questions regarding the defences available to a claim in restitution for the recovery of money paid by mistake. At issue were the, defences of change of position and estoppel. Both defences are recognized in Canadian law, but questions remain regarding their limits and their relationship.


Morguard Investments Ltd.: Emerging International Implications, Simon Coakeley, Peter Finkle, Louise Barrington Oct 1992

Morguard Investments Ltd.: Emerging International Implications, Simon Coakeley, Peter Finkle, Louise Barrington

Dalhousie Law Journal

Events often gain a momentum of their own, sometimes well beyond that anticipated by those who set them in motion; this is as true in the field of law as it is in other areas of human endeavour. MorguardInvestments Ltd. v. De Savoye' is a legal event which seems to be taking on a rapidly building momentum. Basing themselves on this decision, Canadian courts, especially those in British Columbia, are recognizing and enforcing judgments from other courts in civil matters, even when these judgments bear few, if any, of the hallmarks that traditionally entitled a foreign judgment to be recognized ...


The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring About Social Change?, Ian Holloway Oct 1992

The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring About Social Change?, Ian Holloway

Dalhousie Law Journal

Coming as it does in the midst of all the palaver over political correctness within the American academic community, The Hollow Hope is, if nothing else, an opportune articulation of iconoclasm in the debate over civil rights and constitutional law in the United States.' Professor Rosenberg's questioning of the "cult of the court" provides a welcome expression of healthy skepticism towards an institution which conventional myth reveres beyond its due.


Original Intent: The Judicial Uses Of History And Constitutional Interpretation In Australia And The United States, Stephen A. James Sep 1992

Original Intent: The Judicial Uses Of History And Constitutional Interpretation In Australia And The United States, Stephen A. James

In the Public Interest

No abstract provided.


The Georgia Jury And Negligence: The View From The (Federal) Bench, R. Perry Sentell Jr. Sep 1992

The Georgia Jury And Negligence: The View From The (Federal) Bench, R. Perry Sentell Jr.

Scholarly Works

This is the second part of a two-part inquiry into the quality of jury performance in Georgia negligence cases. Evaluation begins from within. That is an especially prominent truth in respect to the trial of negligence cases. The lay-professional partnership composing the civil trial system is unique. the professional's continuity provides a point of perfect perspective on the transient lay component--both its capacity and its performance. If the professional will share that perspective, it can structure a benchmark for foundational appraisal. To their great credit, the state and federal trial judges of Georgia are unstinting in assisting to construct ...


Beyond Maryland V. Craig: Can And Should Adult Rape Victims Be Permitted To Testify By Closed-Circuit Television?, Lisa Hamilton Thielmeyer Jul 1992

Beyond Maryland V. Craig: Can And Should Adult Rape Victims Be Permitted To Testify By Closed-Circuit Television?, Lisa Hamilton Thielmeyer

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Retributive Theory Of "Just Deserts" And Victim Participation In Plea Bargaining, David A. Starkweather Jul 1992

The Retributive Theory Of "Just Deserts" And Victim Participation In Plea Bargaining, David A. Starkweather

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Eleventh Circuit Court Of Appeals—The First Ten Years, John C. Godbold Jul 1992

The Eleventh Circuit Court Of Appeals—The First Ten Years, John C. Godbold

Mercer Law Review

A court is many components. It is a highly structured and formalized institution. It is judges and staff and the internal relationships between them.

A court has history and traditions. It has accomplishments and sometimes disappointments. The court referees, decides, and guides. At its best it performs those tasks successfully and engenders confidence and respect in its work. When it does these things it imparts stability to the world around it.

We look at some of these components of the Eleventh Circuit after its first decade. This is not an in-depth examination of decisions of the Eleventh Circuit, which are ...


Trial By Jury Or Judge: Transcending Empiricism, Kevin M. Clermont, Theodore Eisenberg Jul 1992

Trial By Jury Or Judge: Transcending Empiricism, Kevin M. Clermont, Theodore Eisenberg

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Pity the civil jury, seen by some as the sickest organ of a sick system. Yet the jury has always been controversial. One might suppose that, with so much at stake for so long, we would all know a lot about the ways juries differ from judges in their behavior. In fact, we know remarkably little. This Article provides the first large-scale comparison of plaintiff win rates and recoveries in civil cases tried before juries and judges. In two of the most controversial areas of modern tort law--product liability and medical malpractice--the win rates substantially differ from other cases' win ...


Review Of Judicial Decision-Making In The People's Republic Of China: An Overview Of Unique Developments, Mark Findlay Jul 1992

Review Of Judicial Decision-Making In The People's Republic Of China: An Overview Of Unique Developments, Mark Findlay

Research Collection School Of Law

While the constitutional injunction to independence is general, specific legislative provisions do not directly preclude the overall governance of the Party. In fact, the initial articles of the 1982 Constitution celebrate the 'dignity of the socialist legal system' (Article 5), and as the preamble confirms, the construction and maintenance of Chinese socialism remains under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. Therefore it might be argued that the protection of judicial power from the 'interference by administrative organs, public organisations or individuals' (Article 126) does not envisage the intervention of the Party.


Quality Meets Quantity: San Gabriel Valley, California, Mark J. Klaiman Jun 1992

Quality Meets Quantity: San Gabriel Valley, California, Mark J. Klaiman

Uncovering the Hidden Resource: Groundwater Law, Hydrology, and Policy in the 1990s (Summer Conference, June 15-17)

23 pages (includes maps).


Quality Meets Quantity: San Gabriel Valley, California: The Metropolitan Water District Of Southern California Proposal, Thomas M. Stetson Jun 1992

Quality Meets Quantity: San Gabriel Valley, California: The Metropolitan Water District Of Southern California Proposal, Thomas M. Stetson

Uncovering the Hidden Resource: Groundwater Law, Hydrology, and Policy in the 1990s (Summer Conference, June 15-17)

19 pages (includes illustrations and maps).

Contains footnotes.


Regional Water Supply Aspects Of San Gabriel Basin Superfund Process, Victor E. Gleason Jun 1992

Regional Water Supply Aspects Of San Gabriel Basin Superfund Process, Victor E. Gleason

Uncovering the Hidden Resource: Groundwater Law, Hydrology, and Policy in the 1990s (Summer Conference, June 15-17)

19 pages (includes maps).


Transport Modeling – Technical And Legal Issues, Adrian Brown Jun 1992

Transport Modeling – Technical And Legal Issues, Adrian Brown

Uncovering the Hidden Resource: Groundwater Law, Hydrology, and Policy in the 1990s (Summer Conference, June 15-17)

27 pages.

Contains footnotes.


Litigation In Texas Re: The Edwards Aquifer And Water Rights, Douglas G. Caroom Jun 1992

Litigation In Texas Re: The Edwards Aquifer And Water Rights, Douglas G. Caroom

Uncovering the Hidden Resource: Groundwater Law, Hydrology, and Policy in the 1990s (Summer Conference, June 15-17)

18 pages.


Endangered Species: The Edwards Aquifer Litigation, Stuart N. Henry Jun 1992

Endangered Species: The Edwards Aquifer Litigation, Stuart N. Henry

Uncovering the Hidden Resource: Groundwater Law, Hydrology, and Policy in the 1990s (Summer Conference, June 15-17)

7 pages.


Data, Correspondence, Reports, And Exhibits For Ground Water Rights Cases (Or, Challenges In Developing And Presenting Data To Support A Ground Water Rights Case), Robert E. Brogden Jun 1992

Data, Correspondence, Reports, And Exhibits For Ground Water Rights Cases (Or, Challenges In Developing And Presenting Data To Support A Ground Water Rights Case), Robert E. Brogden

Uncovering the Hidden Resource: Groundwater Law, Hydrology, and Policy in the 1990s (Summer Conference, June 15-17)

17 pages.


Data, Correspondence, Reports And Exhibits For Groundwater Quality/Hazardous Waste Cases: File Preparation And Maintenance, James M. Kerr, Jr. Jun 1992

Data, Correspondence, Reports And Exhibits For Groundwater Quality/Hazardous Waste Cases: File Preparation And Maintenance, James M. Kerr, Jr.

Uncovering the Hidden Resource: Groundwater Law, Hydrology, and Policy in the 1990s (Summer Conference, June 15-17)

7 pages.


Depositions And Oral Testimony [Outline], M.E. (Sandy) Macdougall Jun 1992

Depositions And Oral Testimony [Outline], M.E. (Sandy) Macdougall

Uncovering the Hidden Resource: Groundwater Law, Hydrology, and Policy in the 1990s (Summer Conference, June 15-17)

16 pages.


Pre-Trial Case Preparation In Complex Groundwater Litigation: The Lawyer’S Role, Michael D. Shimmin Jun 1992

Pre-Trial Case Preparation In Complex Groundwater Litigation: The Lawyer’S Role, Michael D. Shimmin

Uncovering the Hidden Resource: Groundwater Law, Hydrology, and Policy in the 1990s (Summer Conference, June 15-17)

12 pages.