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One Crime, Two Punishments - Asset Forfeiture Cases Offer Chance To Sort Out Double Jeopardy Issues, Richard C. Reuben Dec 1995

One Crime, Two Punishments - Asset Forfeiture Cases Offer Chance To Sort Out Double Jeopardy Issues, Richard C. Reuben

Faculty Publications

At a time when anti-government sentiment is running high in some quarters, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering several cases on the hot-button issue of government seizure of private property linked to crimes, known as asset forfeitures.


Original Intent And Article Iii, Michael L. Wells, Edward J. Larson Nov 1995

Original Intent And Article Iii, Michael L. Wells, Edward J. Larson

Scholarly Works

Article III of the United States Constitution sets limits on the ability of the legislature to expand or contract the jurisdiction of the federal courts. The Supreme Court has generally held that Article III's restraints on the power of the legislature to restrict the jurisdiction of the federal courts are few and extremely permissive. Many scholars, however, argue that Article III imposes some strong limitations on the legislature's ability to define federal jurisdiction. Strangely, both sides of the debate rely on originalist arguments. This Article argues that reliance on the Framers' intent to resolve issues of federal courts law is …


The Fdic's Fraudulent Conveyance Power Under The Crime Control Act Of 1990: Bank Insolvency Law And The Politics Of The Iron Triangle, Edward J. Janger Oct 1995

The Fdic's Fraudulent Conveyance Power Under The Crime Control Act Of 1990: Bank Insolvency Law And The Politics Of The Iron Triangle, Edward J. Janger

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Closing The Barn Door After The Genie Is Out Of The Bag: Recognizing A "Futility Principle" In First Amendment Jurisprudence, Eric Easton Oct 1995

Closing The Barn Door After The Genie Is Out Of The Bag: Recognizing A "Futility Principle" In First Amendment Jurisprudence, Eric Easton

All Faculty Scholarship

This article argues for a simple proposition: the First Amendment imposes a presumption against the suppression of speech when suppression would be futile. Suppression is futile when the speech is available to the same audience through some other medium or at some other place. The government can overcome this presumption of futility only when it asserts an important interest that is unrelated to the content of the speech in question, and only when the suppression directly advances that interest.

In Part I, the article explores the role that this unarticulated "futility principle" has played in Supreme Court and other decisions …


The Creation Of A Usable Judicial Past: Max Lerner, Class Conflict, And The Propagation Of Judicial Titans, Sarah Barringer Gordon Jun 1995

The Creation Of A Usable Judicial Past: Max Lerner, Class Conflict, And The Propagation Of Judicial Titans, Sarah Barringer Gordon

All Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Positivism And Antipositivism In Federal Courts Law, Michael Wells Apr 1995

Positivism And Antipositivism In Federal Courts Law, Michael Wells

Scholarly Works

What is the proper role of rules in federal courts law? Some scholars associated with the Legal Process assert that rules are unimportant here. They believe that the values of principled adjudication and reasoned elaboration should take precedence over the making and application of rules. The area is, in the jargon of jurisprudence, "antipositivist." Others maintain that rules do, or at any rate should, count heavily in federal courts' decisionmaking. In this Article, I argue that Legal Process scholars are right to spurn formalism in most parts of federal courts law. But the Legal Process model of federal courts law …


Lawrence Baum's American Courts: Process And Policy (Book Review), Lynn M. Mather Mar 1995

Lawrence Baum's American Courts: Process And Policy (Book Review), Lynn M. Mather

Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


Beyond Gender: Peremptory Challenges And The Roles Of The Jury, Nancy S. Marder Feb 1995

Beyond Gender: Peremptory Challenges And The Roles Of The Jury, Nancy S. Marder

All Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Judicial Decisions And Linguistic Analysis: Is There A Linguist In The Court?, Lawrence Solan Jan 1995

Judicial Decisions And Linguistic Analysis: Is There A Linguist In The Court?, Lawrence Solan

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Fault Is In Ourselves, Roger J. Miner '56 Jan 1995

The Fault Is In Ourselves, Roger J. Miner '56

Bar Associations

No abstract provided.


Investiture Of The Honorable Paul Czajka, Roger J. Miner '56 Jan 1995

Investiture Of The Honorable Paul Czajka, Roger J. Miner '56

Induction Ceremonies and Investitures

No abstract provided.


Considering Copyright Crimes, Roger J. Miner '56 Jan 1995

Considering Copyright Crimes, Roger J. Miner '56

Criminal Law

No abstract provided.


Eye On Justice, Roger J. Miner '56 Jan 1995

Eye On Justice, Roger J. Miner '56

Legal History

No abstract provided.


The Federal Judicial Center And The Administration Of Justice In The Federal Courts, William W. Schwarzer Jan 1995

The Federal Judicial Center And The Administration Of Justice In The Federal Courts, William W. Schwarzer

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Impoverished Idea Of Circuit-Splitting, Carl W. Tobias Jan 1995

The Impoverished Idea Of Circuit-Splitting, Carl W. Tobias

Law Faculty Publications

Senators representing every state in the latest iteration of the projected Twelfth Circuit recently revived the idea by introducing Senate Bill 956, a proposal that closely resembles a measure debated by Congress in 1990. The new bill's sponsors contend that certain factors, principally the Ninth Circuit's substantial size and burgeoning docket, have now made division of the court imperative.

This Article initially describes the origins and development of the proposed legislation. It then assesses the measure and arguments for and against dividing the Ninth Circuit. I find that there is no greater need for bifurcation now than before and that …


Extending The Civil Justice Reform Act Of 1990, Carl W. Tobias Jan 1995

Extending The Civil Justice Reform Act Of 1990, Carl W. Tobias

Law Faculty Publications

The passage of the Judicial Amendments act of 1994 postponed several key implementation deadlines prescribed by the Civil Justice Reform Act (CJRA) of 1990. Perhaps most significantly, the new legislation extends for one year the mid-1995 date when the RAND Corporation, which is studying ten pilot districts' experimentation with cost and delay reduction procedures, must submit its conclusions to the Judicial Conference of the United States. Numerous compelling arguments supported congressional postponement of this deadline. Most importantly, the RAND Corporation can now capture much additional data, which are critical to assessing accurately the procedures' effectiveness in decreasing expense and delay, …


The Fourth Amendment Protection Against Unreasonable Searches And Seizures And The French Experience, Florence Sophie Boreil Jan 1995

The Fourth Amendment Protection Against Unreasonable Searches And Seizures And The French Experience, Florence Sophie Boreil

LLM Theses and Essays

Under the American approach to criminal justice, freedom of the individual is of the utmost importance. The American criminal justice system reflects a distrust of abuse of power and an emphasis on protection of personal freedom. However, the French take a contrary approach; under French law, freedom is achieved through the State. This paper examines the protection of individuals’ rights in American and French criminal procedure. Focus will be given to tracking the police investigatory powers in each country through searches and seizures, and the impact that those powers have on individuals’ rights. This paper will assert that the police …


A Catalogue Of Judicial Federalism In The United States, Thomas E. Baker Jan 1995

A Catalogue Of Judicial Federalism In The United States, Thomas E. Baker

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Your Honor What I Meant To State Was . . .: A Comparative Analysis Of The Judicial And Evidentiary Admission Doctrines As Applied To Counsel Statements In Pleadings, Open Court, And Memoranda Of Law, Ediberto Román Jan 1995

Your Honor What I Meant To State Was . . .: A Comparative Analysis Of The Judicial And Evidentiary Admission Doctrines As Applied To Counsel Statements In Pleadings, Open Court, And Memoranda Of Law, Ediberto Román

Faculty Publications

This article analyzes the law regarding party admissions; specifically as applied to statements in pleadings, open court, and memoranda of law. In particular, this article will: (1) provide a detailed description of the two types of admissions counsel make; (2) address courts' treatment of attorneys' admissions in different circumstances; and (3) provide an argument for treating attorneys' admissions in memoranda of law similar to admissions in open court or in pleadings. The goal of this article is to provide a blueprint of the law on admissions, an area of law where all to often counsel pays little attention, and to …


Book Review. The Supreme Court And Constitutional Theory: 1953-1993, Donald H. Gjerdingen Jan 1995

Book Review. The Supreme Court And Constitutional Theory: 1953-1993, Donald H. Gjerdingen

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Bankruptcy In The Seventh Circuit: 1994, Douglass Boshkoff Jan 1995

Bankruptcy In The Seventh Circuit: 1994, Douglass Boshkoff

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Will The Federal Courts Of Appeals Perish If They Publish? Or Does The Declining Use Of Opinions To Explain And Justify Judicial Decisions Pose A Greater Threat?, Martha Dragich Jan 1995

Will The Federal Courts Of Appeals Perish If They Publish? Or Does The Declining Use Of Opinions To Explain And Justify Judicial Decisions Pose A Greater Threat?, Martha Dragich

Faculty Publications

This Article examines three of those practices: selective publication, summary disposition, and vacatur upon settlement.


Innovations Disguised As Traditions: An Historical Review Of The Supreme Court Nominations Process, Ronald D. Rotunda Jan 1995

Innovations Disguised As Traditions: An Historical Review Of The Supreme Court Nominations Process, Ronald D. Rotunda

Law Faculty Articles and Research

No abstract provided.


Incoming Drug Calls And Performative Words: They're Not Just Talking About It, Baron Parke!, Christopher B. Mueller Jan 1995

Incoming Drug Calls And Performative Words: They're Not Just Talking About It, Baron Parke!, Christopher B. Mueller

Publications

No abstract provided.


Lessons From Reforming Inquisitorial Systems, William T. Pizzi Jan 1995

Lessons From Reforming Inquisitorial Systems, William T. Pizzi

Publications

No abstract provided.


Legislatively Directed Judicial Activism: Some Reflections On The Meaning Of The Civil Justice Reform Act, 28 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 305 (1995), Matthew R. Kipp, Paul B. Lewis Jan 1995

Legislatively Directed Judicial Activism: Some Reflections On The Meaning Of The Civil Justice Reform Act, 28 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 305 (1995), Matthew R. Kipp, Paul B. Lewis

UIC Law Open Access Faculty Scholarship

With the Civil Justice Reform Act (CJRA), Congress attempted to further a trend that the federal judiciary had undertaken largely on its own initiative. Sensing a critical need to address the mounting expense and delay of federal civil litigation, Congress, like the judiciary, sought to increase the degree of early and active involvement of judges in the adjudicatory process. The result of this mandate has been a further emphasis on the role of the judge as a case manager. As a necessary corollary, the liberty and self-determination of individual litigants-ideals that have historically been seen as philosophical cornerstones of the …


The Role Of Courts In The Debate On Assisted Suicide: A Communitarian Approach, 9 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol'y 367 (1995), Donald L. Beschle Jan 1995

The Role Of Courts In The Debate On Assisted Suicide: A Communitarian Approach, 9 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol'y 367 (1995), Donald L. Beschle

UIC Law Open Access Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Common Sense And Other Legal Reforms, Carl W. Tobias Jan 1995

Common Sense And Other Legal Reforms, Carl W. Tobias

Law Faculty Publications

Enactment of Congress' proposed Common Sense Legal Reforms Act (CSLRA) would impose procedural and substantive reforms that could significantly affect much federal civil litigation and could have substantial systemic impacts on the civil justice process. For instance, the measure's advocates drafted and introduced the proposed legislation with little apparent appreciation for how it might conflict with a number of ongoing public and private reform initiatives, such as an earlier Congress's Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 and the American Law Institute's efforts to adopt a Third Restatement of Torts governing products liability.

The bill's enactment, therefore, could additionally complicate the …


A Salute To Judge William W. Schwarzer, Carl W. Tobias Jan 1995

A Salute To Judge William W. Schwarzer, Carl W. Tobias

Law Faculty Publications

Tribute to Senior United States District Judge William W. Schwarzer upon his retirement as Director of the Federal Judicial Center


The Judicial Amendments Act Of 1994, Carl W. Tobias, Margaret L. Sanner Jan 1995

The Judicial Amendments Act Of 1994, Carl W. Tobias, Margaret L. Sanner

Law Faculty Publications

This 1995 essay briefly examines the Judicial Amendments Act of 1994 in an attempt to familiarize federal court judges, lawyers and parties, as well as other individuals and entities that may be interested in the operations of the courts, with the enactment.