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The Fcc’S Implementation Of The 1996 Act: Agency Litigation Strategies And Delay, Rebecca Beynon Dec 2000

The Fcc’S Implementation Of The 1996 Act: Agency Litigation Strategies And Delay, Rebecca Beynon

Federal Communications Law Journal

Since it began promulgating rules to implement the local competition provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the FCC has been under attack in the courts. The road has been a rough one, and the Commission has lost on a good many issues. The Commission has regularly accused its opponents in these legal battles-chiefly the incumbent local exchange carriers-of using litigation to impede the implementation of the 1996 Act’s local competition provisions. As discussed in this Article, if litigation has in fact slowed the introduction of competition in the local exchange markets, the Commission itself must share some of the …


"Garbage In, Garbage Out": The Litigation Implosion Over The Unconstitutional Organization And Jurisdiction Of The City Court Of Atlanta, Edward C. Brewer Iii Dec 2000

"Garbage In, Garbage Out": The Litigation Implosion Over The Unconstitutional Organization And Jurisdiction Of The City Court Of Atlanta, Edward C. Brewer Iii

Mercer Law Review

The City Court of Atlanta, the primary traffic court for Atlanta, Georgia, has exercised jurisdiction since 1996 over more than one million traffic violations and, since 1988 and under two statutes, some fifty thousand nontraffic misdemeanors. The City Court's first predecessor, the Traffic Court of Atlanta, adjudicated traffic law violations from 1955 to 1967 and was replaced in 1967 by a second court, also known as the City Court, which existed until 1996. That City Court's jurisdiction was expanded in 1988 to include nontraffic misdemeanors arising from the same occurrence as the traffic violation. In 1996 the City Court was …


Trial Practice And Procedure, C. Frederick Overby, Jason Crawford, Joshua Sacks, Richard A. Griggs, Matthew E. Cook Nov 2000

Trial Practice And Procedure, C. Frederick Overby, Jason Crawford, Joshua Sacks, Richard A. Griggs, Matthew E. Cook

Mercer Law Review

This survey period is most notable for the diversity of cases touching upon trial practice and procedure decided by the Georgia appellate courts. Among those were cases fleshing out the permissible parameters of attorney-client contractual relations, scaling back the malpractice affidavit pleading requirement, defining further what constitutes a doctor-patient relationship, interpreting the wrongful death act to determine who can properly bring a claim, and declining to apply the self-contradictory testimony rule to a party's expert witness. Other important decisions addressed previously undecided evidentiary questions, confused medical providers attempting to comply with thirdparty requests for production of documents, and expanded the …


Judges, Juries, And Patent Cases - An Emprical Peek Inside The Black Box, Kimberly A. Moore Nov 2000

Judges, Juries, And Patent Cases - An Emprical Peek Inside The Black Box, Kimberly A. Moore

Michigan Law Review

The frequency with which juries participate in patent litigation has skyrocketed recently. At the same time, there is a popular perception that the increasing complexity of technology being patented (especially in the electronic, computer software, biological and chemical fields) has made patent trials extremely difficult for lay juries to understand. These developments have sparked extensive scholarly debate and increasing skepticism regarding the role of juries in patent cases. Juries have participated in some aspects of patent litigation since the enactment of the first patent statute in 1790, which provided for "such damages as shall be assessed by a jury." The …


Trends. The Politics Of Psychopathology: Ritalin Conspiracy As Paranoia Or As Good Business?, Ibpp Editor Sep 2000

Trends. The Politics Of Psychopathology: Ritalin Conspiracy As Paranoia Or As Good Business?, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the intersection of science, pharmaceuticals, and politics in the context of Ritalin and an alleged over-diagnosis of attention deficit disorder (ADD).


Appellate Practice And Procedure, William M. Droze, Jeri N. Sute Jul 2000

Appellate Practice And Procedure, William M. Droze, Jeri N. Sute

Mercer Law Review

Rules of practice and procedure in appellate courts, such as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, significantly impact cases brought before those courts comprising the circuit. From enforcement of procedural rules requiring the timely filing of a notice of appeal to application of justiciability doctrines to determine a party's standing to bring a claim, issues of practice and procedure commonly arise at the court of appeals.

This Article explores the application of practice and procedure by the Eleventh Circuit during 1999. The topics discussed include appellate culling of appealable issues; appellate treatment of interlocutory matters; timeliness …


Trial Practice And Procedure, Philip W. Savrin Jul 2000

Trial Practice And Procedure, Philip W. Savrin

Mercer Law Review

This Article surveys the 1999 decisions of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals that have a significant impact on issues relating to trial practice and procedure.

  • Removal Jurisdiction
  • Arbitration
  • Abstention
  • Final Judgment
  • Preemption
  • Jurisdiction
  • Appellate Jurisdiction


A Vision Of The Future Of Appellate Practice And Process, George Nicholson Jul 2000

A Vision Of The Future Of Appellate Practice And Process, George Nicholson

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

Technology is changing appellate practice in two different ways. The first, is increasing efficiency. Technology is also changing the scope and direction of traditional appellate practice and process.


A Review Of Electronic Court Filing In The United States, Bradley J. Hillis Jul 2000

A Review Of Electronic Court Filing In The United States, Bradley J. Hillis

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

The rise of e-commerce has caused many courts to begin filing and storing pleadings electronically. This article discusses e-filing software, the benefits to and development of extensible mark-up language (“XML”) for legal documents, and the impact the future of e-filing.


The Effect Of Courtroom Technologies On And In Appellate Proceedings And Courtrooms, Fredric I. Lederer Jul 2000

The Effect Of Courtroom Technologies On And In Appellate Proceedings And Courtrooms, Fredric I. Lederer

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

The information presented to courts has traditionally been written and oral. Many courts are adopting technology into the courtroom. Changing the record from text to multi-media is the most sweeping of these changes.


"The Mis-Characterization Of The Negro": A Race Critique Of The Prior Conviction Impeachment Rule, Montrè D. Carodine Apr 2000

"The Mis-Characterization Of The Negro": A Race Critique Of The Prior Conviction Impeachment Rule, Montrè D. Carodine

Indiana Law Journal

The election of Barack Obama as the nation's first Black President was a watershed moment with respect to race relations in the United States. Obama's election removed what to many seemed a nearly insurmountable racial barrier. Yet as he transitions into his historic role and his family becomes the first Black occupants of the White House, scores of Blacks are housed in jails and prisons across the country. The mass incarceration of Blacks, among other serious issues, demonstrates that race still matters in the United States. As then-presidential candidate Obama acknowledged in the speech that many viewed to be pivotal …


Equity And Settlement Class Actions: Can There Be Justice For All In Ortiz V. Fibreboard , Nikita Malhotra Pastor Feb 2000

Equity And Settlement Class Actions: Can There Be Justice For All In Ortiz V. Fibreboard , Nikita Malhotra Pastor

American University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Therapeutic Appellate Decision-Making In The Context Of Disabled Litigants, Ian Freckelton Jan 2000

Therapeutic Appellate Decision-Making In The Context Of Disabled Litigants, Ian Freckelton

Seattle University Law Review

This Article explores ways in which appellate decision-making can be enhanced so as to minimize the counter-therapeutic consequences of the curial process for litigants and witnesses with psychiatric illnesses and intellectual disabilities.


The Nation's Teacher: The Role Of The United States Supreme Court During Times Of Crisis, Robert Jerome Glennon Jan 2000

The Nation's Teacher: The Role Of The United States Supreme Court During Times Of Crisis, Robert Jerome Glennon

Seattle University Law Review

This Article will suggest that TJ has occasionally been part of the United States Supreme Court's jurisprudence. The Court sometimes finds itself at the center of deeply-divisive national controversies. On those occasions, the opinion of the Court can, and ought to, play a role in healing the nation's controversy-inflicted wounds. The Court should consciously craft an opinion that speaks to the American people as a whole and that calls on every citizen, regardless of the fervency of his or her beliefs, to accept the resolution of the controversy offered by the Court. During such crises, citizens are unlikely to accept …


Therapeutic Jurisprudence In The Appellate Arena—A Louisiana Jurist's Response, Sol Gothard Jan 2000

Therapeutic Jurisprudence In The Appellate Arena—A Louisiana Jurist's Response, Sol Gothard

Seattle University Law Review

Having recognized that there can be both therapeutic and antitherapeutic effects of judicial decisions, I would like to offer this consideration concerning the use of therapeutic jurisprudence in the appellate courts. In his Article, Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the Appellate Arena, David Wexler asks, "Does the ability to issue advisory opinions enhance a court's ability to create 'therapeutic' doctrines?" As a general rule, courts are not allowed to issue advisory opinions and there are strong reasons for such a prohibition.


"Johnny's In The Basement/Mixing Up His Medicine": Therapeutic Jurisprudence And Clinical Teaching, Keri K. Gould, Michael L. Perlin Jan 2000

"Johnny's In The Basement/Mixing Up His Medicine": Therapeutic Jurisprudence And Clinical Teaching, Keri K. Gould, Michael L. Perlin

Seattle University Law Review

Therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) provides a new and exciting approach to clinical teaching. By incorporating TJ principles in both the classroom and out-of-classroom components of clinic courses, law professors can give students new and important insights into some of the most difficult problems regularly raised in clinical classes and practice settings. This Article will proceed in three sections. The first section briefly provides some background about TJ and how it has been employed to investigate other areas of the law. Then, the Article discusses some of the important new theoretical developments in clinical legal education, mostly from the "critical lawyering" perspective. …


Thoughts On Some Potential Appellate And Trial Court Applications Of Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Steve Leben Jan 2000

Thoughts On Some Potential Appellate And Trial Court Applications Of Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Steve Leben

Seattle University Law Review

To date, the application of therapeutic jurisprudence principles has been concentrated mainly on specialized trial courts: drug treatment courts, domestic violence courts, criminal courts, and juvenile and family courts. Its application to trial courts generally, as well as its application to the appellate courts, remains largely unexplored. This Article considers three areas in which trial and appellate courts may want to consider applying therapeutic jurisprudence.


Therapeutic Jurisprudence And The Appellate Courts: Possibilities, Linda M. Mcgee Jan 2000

Therapeutic Jurisprudence And The Appellate Courts: Possibilities, Linda M. Mcgee

Seattle University Law Review

Therapeutic jurisprudence has multiple possibilities, provided it does not add another layer of cost, delay, and time to the process. First, we should see "a reduced number of cases for the appellate court to decide, fewer remands and secondary appeals, the streamlining of appeals through partial resolution of issues, the satisfaction of parties' underlying needs and interests, and the reduction of the time a case spends on appeal." Second, the outcome does not have to become part of the case law that applies to similar cases, possibly establishing negative precedent. Third, mediation allows personal healing and the development of positive, …


Advocacy Of The Establishment Of Mental Health Specialty Courts In The Provision Of Therapeutic Justice For Mentally Ill Offenders, Leroy L. Kondo Jan 2000

Advocacy Of The Establishment Of Mental Health Specialty Courts In The Provision Of Therapeutic Justice For Mentally Ill Offenders, Leroy L. Kondo

Seattle University Law Review

This Article explores the establishment of mental health courts as a partial solution to the perplexing societal problem that relegates mentally ill offenders to a "revolving door" existence in and out of prisons and jails.This inescapable situation results from a paucity ofeffective humanitarian policies, laws, and procedures for treating such medically disordered defendants. The establishment of mental health specialty courts is investigated as a potential means of addressing the complex legal issues and psycho-sociological problems faced by the judicial system in dealing with mentally ill offenders.


Psychological Consequences Of Adopting A Therapeutic Lawyering Approach: Pitfalls And Protective Strategies, Lynda L. Murdoch Jan 2000

Psychological Consequences Of Adopting A Therapeutic Lawyering Approach: Pitfalls And Protective Strategies, Lynda L. Murdoch

Seattle University Law Review

The integration of preventive law and therapeutic jurisprudence holds promise for enriching the careers of many practicing lawyers. However, the process of becoming more therapeutic in orientation also involves risk. This Article discusses four potential pitfalls: (1) the process of becoming psychologically-minded and its inherent hazards, including overidentification; (2) the difficulty of balancing neutrality and involvement; (3) the need to identify and manage transference and countertransference; and (4) the risk of secondary trauma. Protective strategies, drawn from the psychotherapeutic and burnout literature, are outlined. This Article stresses the need for lawyers to recognize potential hazards and draw on the experience …


Therapeutic Jurisprudence In The Appellate Arena: Judicial Notice And The Potential Of The Legislative Fact Remand, A.J. Stephani Jan 2000

Therapeutic Jurisprudence In The Appellate Arena: Judicial Notice And The Potential Of The Legislative Fact Remand, A.J. Stephani

Seattle University Law Review

This Article begins with a modest objective and ends with an ambitious one. First, it asserts that appellate courts are an appropriate forum for considering the therapeutic impact of the law strand of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) scholarship. TJ's character as a "field of social inquiry" is especially suited to the appellate courts' task of formulating new rules of law and choosing among competing policy objectives when resolving opposing normative principles.


Noriega V. Hernández Colón: Political Persecution Under Therapeutic Scrutiny, Roberto P. Aponte Toro Jan 2000

Noriega V. Hernández Colón: Political Persecution Under Therapeutic Scrutiny, Roberto P. Aponte Toro

Seattle University Law Review

Therapeutic jurisprudence is a relatively young school of thought. One of its major attractions to the academic community has been its claim that society could use the law, both at the legislative and adjudicatory level, to promote the psychological well-being of those affected by the law. In this commentary, I want to share a little known decision of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico regarding police persecution of political minorities. It is my contention that looking at this decision through the lens of therapeutic jurisprudence, one may discover a serious effort by the court to heal very divisive wounds on …


A Sea Change In The Appellate Process?, Gerald W. Vandewalle Jan 2000

A Sea Change In The Appellate Process?, Gerald W. Vandewalle

Seattle University Law Review

Professor David Wexler's essay is certain to engender a sense of fear in appellate judges by its very suggestion that we should undertake such a sweeping reform of the appellate process. But the suggestions should-and will-beget the gnawing feeling that Professor Wexler's analysis of the articles by Professors Nathalie Des Rosiers and Amy Ronner, as well as the questions he poses, require us to explore these ideas further. For those of us who follow the "no advisory opinions" we might stop there. For thotshee acpapneolnl aotef courts who use a screening process to divert cases to an alternative dispute resolution …


Ex Parte Civil Commitment, Family Care-Givers, And Schizophrenia: A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Analysis, Éva Szeli Jan 2000

Ex Parte Civil Commitment, Family Care-Givers, And Schizophrenia: A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Analysis, Éva Szeli

Seattle University Law Review

First, this Article will discuss schizophrenia and its impact on these individuals and their families. Family variables in the course of the disorder will be highlighted. Then, this Article will review the legal power afforded such families by ex parte provisions in civil commitment statutes using the involuntary examination portion of the Florida mental health code as a model. Finally, this Article will assess this system of civil commitment available to care-giving families in therapeutic jurisprudential terms, with recommendations for maximizing the therapeutic consequences and minimizing the antitherapeutic consequences of ex parte procedures.


The Secret Of The Court In The Netherlands, Niels F. Van Manen Jan 2000

The Secret Of The Court In The Netherlands, Niels F. Van Manen

Seattle University Law Review

The procedural organization of the legal system in the Netherlands is quite different from the North American model. The Dutch legal system forbids the publication of dissenting opinions. There is even a veil of ignorance about unanimity, created by what is "secret of the court": justice is handed out in black and white terms, regardless of the judges' motivations. This might create an image of unity and unanimity, and thus promote the legitimacy of jurisprudence, however, this secret of the court also prevents the effects of therapeutic jurisprudence, since those who have "won," but even more so those who have …


Silencing The Appellant's Voice: The Antitherapeutic Per Curiam Affirmance, Amy D. Ronner, Bruce J. Winick Jan 2000

Silencing The Appellant's Voice: The Antitherapeutic Per Curiam Affirmance, Amy D. Ronner, Bruce J. Winick

Seattle University Law Review

This Article will analyze the antitherapeutic impact of the per curium affirmance (PCA) in two steps. First, delving into the psychology of procedural justice, this Article will explain how litigants value "voice," or the ability to tell their stories, as well as "validation," or the sense that the decisionmaker has heard their words and taken them seriously. Second, this Article, through the use of narrative, will show how a PCA had a negative psychological impact on an actual appellant in a criminal case. The Article will conclude by proposing an alternative to the antitherapeutic PCA.


Kumho Tire Co. V. Carmichael: The Supreme Court Follows Up On The Daubert Test, Martin A. Schwartz Jan 2000

Kumho Tire Co. V. Carmichael: The Supreme Court Follows Up On The Daubert Test, Martin A. Schwartz

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents, Jtaa Editors Jan 2000

Table Of Contents, Jtaa Editors

Suffolk Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy

No abstract provided.


Masthead, Jtaa Editors Jan 2000

Masthead, Jtaa Editors

Suffolk Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy

No abstract provided.


Editor's Note, Robert D. Laurie Jan 2000

Editor's Note, Robert D. Laurie

Suffolk Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy

No abstract provided.