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The Discreet Charm Of The Mixed Jury: The Epistemology Of Jury Selection And The Perils Of Post-Modernism, Peter J. Richards Jan 2003

The Discreet Charm Of The Mixed Jury: The Epistemology Of Jury Selection And The Perils Of Post-Modernism, Peter J. Richards

Seattle University Law Review

The first section of this Article will introduce the dynamics of the relationship between two competing visions of impartiality as it has played out in the opinions of federal and state courts, including secondary sources. I call the two approaches "modernist" and "post- modernist" and examine the arguments that have sought to broaden the scope of the fair cross-section requirement in the name of the latter view, a perspective similar to that motivating the district judge in the Crown Heights case. Part II identifies the Supreme Court's opening gestures in the direction of the "post-modernist" model. Part III carries ...


A Less Tragic Commons?: Using Harvester And Processor Quotas To Address Crab Overfishing, Avi Brisman Jan 2003

A Less Tragic Commons?: Using Harvester And Processor Quotas To Address Crab Overfishing, Avi Brisman

Seattle University Law Review

Part II of this Comment provides a brief overview of the history of the Magnuson Act. Part III describes the current status of the BSAI crab fisheries and the need for crab rationalization. In Part IV, this Comment examines NPFMC's preferred alternative—the three-pie voluntary cooperative program as set forth in its Bering Sea Crab Rationalization Program Alternatives: Public Review Draft (May, 2002) and Summary of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council's Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program Submitted to the United States Congress, August, 2002. Part V looks at the legal issues surrounding processor quotas ...


Executive Certification Requirements In The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002: A Case For Criminalizing Executive Recklessness, Christopher Wyant Jan 2003

Executive Certification Requirements In The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002: A Case For Criminalizing Executive Recklessness, Christopher Wyant

Seattle University Law Review

This Comment focuses on sections 302 and 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Section 302 requires Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), or their equivalents, to personally certify the accuracy of financial disclosure filings required by the SEC and to vouch for the reliability of the internal corporate controls that produce that information.'4 Section 906 contains an additional certification requirement and provides specific criminal penalties for willful or knowing violations of that requirement.'" An efficiency-based analysis of these two sections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act suggests that including a recklessness standard of intent would be more likely to ...


Recent Changes To Washington's Jury Trials: A Great System Made Even Better, Jeffrey C. Grant Jan 2003

Recent Changes To Washington's Jury Trials: A Great System Made Even Better, Jeffrey C. Grant

Seattle University Law Review

It was in this spirit that the Board of Judicial Administration created the Washington State Jury Commission in June 1999. The Commission's mandate was to "conduct a broad inquiry into the jury system and examine issues including ... juror responsiveness, citizen satisfaction from jury service, adequacy of juror reimbursement, and improving juror participation in trials." This Article sets forth a brief summary of the Commission's work and examines, in more detail, certain, specific recommendations of the Commission, including those that have been implemented and those that have not. In addition, this Article provides an update on the status of ...


Depriving Washington State's Incarcerated Youth Of An Education: The Debilitating Effects Of Tunstall V. Bergeson, Jamie Polito Johnston Jan 2003

Depriving Washington State's Incarcerated Youth Of An Education: The Debilitating Effects Of Tunstall V. Bergeson, Jamie Polito Johnston

Seattle University Law Review

The analysis begins in Section II with a general overview and summary of Tunstall v. Bergeson. Section III presents a brief legislative background of the statute at issue in Tunstall, Education Programs for Juvenile Inmates, RCW section 28A.193. Section IV discusses Tunstall's misinterpretation of these statutory provisions, demonstrating the Education Programs for Juvenile Inmates' disregard of the paramount duty to provide education to youth under twenty-one pursuant to the Basic Education Act and violation of the Washington Constitution, as discussed in Section V. Next, Section VI argues that because the right to education is a fundamental right under ...


Harm To The "Fabric Of Society" As A Basis For Regulating Otherwise Harmless Conduct: Notes On A Theme From Ravin V. State, Eric A. Johnson Jan 2003

Harm To The "Fabric Of Society" As A Basis For Regulating Otherwise Harmless Conduct: Notes On A Theme From Ravin V. State, Eric A. Johnson

Seattle University Law Review

This article explores the possibility that harm to the fabric of society provides the best justification for some statutes that prohibit otherwise harmless conduct. This article considers three illustrations: first, the incest statutes, which, even in progressive states like Alaska and New York, prohibit a wide array of basically harmless conduct; second, a Massachusetts statute regulating the use of human silhouettes in target practice; and finally, legislation that would prohibit the medical procedure known as "partial-birth abortion.'" After discussing these illustrations, there is a close analysis of the general argument for the preservation of moral reaction patterns. The ultimate validity ...


Negotiating The Jurisprudential Terrain: A Model Theoretic Approach To Legal Theory, Christopher Roederer Jan 2003

Negotiating The Jurisprudential Terrain: A Model Theoretic Approach To Legal Theory, Christopher Roederer

Seattle University Law Review

This paper explores borrowing a meta-theoretical approach to theory from the natural and social sciences in order to provide a framework within which to situate and evaluate the various theories one encounters in the field of law and jurisprudence. Often it is the case that students of jurisprudence go from one school or theory to another with one of three responses: (1) this makes no sense to me; (2) this makes some sense, but what is the point or relevance; or (3) this makes sense and seems true, but so do many of the schools, theories, and theorists we have ...


The Admissibility Of Expert Testimony In Washington On Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And Related Trauma Syndromes: Avoiding The Battle Of The Experts By Restoring The Use Of Objective Psychological Testimony In The Courtroom, Dr. Brett C. Trowbridge Jan 2003

The Admissibility Of Expert Testimony In Washington On Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And Related Trauma Syndromes: Avoiding The Battle Of The Experts By Restoring The Use Of Objective Psychological Testimony In The Courtroom, Dr. Brett C. Trowbridge

Seattle University Law Review

This Article focuses on three types of syndrome evidence-rape trauma syndrome, child abuse syndromes, and battered person syndrome-all of which seem to be closely related to the diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Part II provides background regarding the Frye test, explains how mental disorders are defined in the manual clinicians use, DSM-IV-TR, and outlines PTSD and associated syndromes. Parts III, IV, V, and VI address both legal and psychological concerns regarding specific syndromes and identify what types of testimony Washington law allows in each of these three areas. Part VII discusses the concerns regarding the scientific validity of ...


A Call To Restructure Existing International Environmental Law In Light Of Africa's Renaissance: The United Nations Convention To Combat Desertification And The New Partnership For Africa's Development (Nepad), Leslie C. Clark Jan 2003

A Call To Restructure Existing International Environmental Law In Light Of Africa's Renaissance: The United Nations Convention To Combat Desertification And The New Partnership For Africa's Development (Nepad), Leslie C. Clark

Seattle University Law Review

This Comment warns that recent, continent-wide economic development strategies have threatened the ability of Africa to combat desertification. Therefore, the existing desertification treaty, UNCCD, must be amended to ensure its ability to effectuate environmental protection.


The Insurability Of Punitive Damages In Washington: Should Insureds Who Engage In Intentional Misconduct Reap The Benefit Of Their "Bargains?", Stephanie L. Grassia Jan 2003

The Insurability Of Punitive Damages In Washington: Should Insureds Who Engage In Intentional Misconduct Reap The Benefit Of Their "Bargains?", Stephanie L. Grassia

Seattle University Law Review

This Note examines the issue of the insurability of punitive damages, concluding that insurance coverage should not be allowed for punitive damages arising from intentional misconduct because such coverage contravenes public policy in the state of Washington. Part I defines and provides background for punitive damages and malicious prosecution. Part II outlines and synthesizes the treatment of the insurability of punitive damages in various states. The facts of the Fluke case, including the Court of Appeals's rationale that insurance coverage for punitive damages is not against public policy in Washington, are detailed in Part III. The next section reveals ...


Stacking The Deck Against Suspected Terrorists: The Dwindling Procedural Limits On The Government's Power To Indefinitely Detain United States Citizens As Enemy Combatants, Nickolas A. Kacprowski Jan 2003

Stacking The Deck Against Suspected Terrorists: The Dwindling Procedural Limits On The Government's Power To Indefinitely Detain United States Citizens As Enemy Combatants, Nickolas A. Kacprowski

Seattle University Law Review

This Note examines Padilla v. Bush as an example of the contemporary application of enemy combatant law. This Note argues that in present and future applications of enemy combatant law, courts should treat Padilla as the preferred model of application because Padilla preserves more Constitutional protections, specifically the right to counsel in bringing a habeas petition, than do Hamdi or Quirin. The Padilla decision is preferable to Hamdi because Padilla restricts the movement of enemy combatant law away from the ex- press criminal protections of the Constitution. In contrast, Hamdi greatly accelerates such movement.


Clicks And Mortar: Taxing Multinational Business Profits In The Digital Age, Aldo Forgione Jan 2003

Clicks And Mortar: Taxing Multinational Business Profits In The Digital Age, Aldo Forgione

Seattle University Law Review

This Article argues that governments should abandon the treaty concept of permanent establishment and adopt international tax reforms that restore the primacy of "market country taxation of multi-national business profits promoted by domestic tax laws. Part I explores several emerging e-commerce issues that demonstrate the tension of introducing traditional tax norms to a digital environment. Part II reviews historical and recent developments in the international taxation of business profits and looks at the underlying trends and sentiments for reform of the existing system of global taxation of business income. Part III canvasses several prominent international tax reform alternatives proposed by ...


No Bond, No Body, And No Return Of Service: The Failure To Honor Misdemeanor And Gross Misdemeanor Warrants In The State Of Washington, Hon. Philip J. Van De Veer Jan 2003

No Bond, No Body, And No Return Of Service: The Failure To Honor Misdemeanor And Gross Misdemeanor Warrants In The State Of Washington, Hon. Philip J. Van De Veer

Seattle University Law Review

This Article will first examine how the warrant system works in Washington and how jail overcrowding and prisoner litigation has hindered the ability of law enforcement to arrest defendants wanted on misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor warrants. Second, the scope of the problem will be documented, followed by an analysis of why limited jurisdiction judges are currently unable to adequately respond to the growing problem. Finally, the harms caused by the failure to execute warrants will be detailed, followed by a survey of options available to correct the problem.


(Un)Examined Assumptions And (Un)Intended Messages: Teaching Students To Recognize Bias In Legal Analysis And Language , Lorraine Bannai, Anne Enquist Jan 2003

(Un)Examined Assumptions And (Un)Intended Messages: Teaching Students To Recognize Bias In Legal Analysis And Language , Lorraine Bannai, Anne Enquist

Seattle University Law Review

This article discusses how law school, specifically through legal writing courses, can address cultural bias and its effect on legal analysis and language. Part I addresses why the law school curriculum should aid students in recognizing expressions of bias in legal analysis and language. Part II discusses how bias typically appears in legal language, as well as how it may infect legal analysis and argument, and suggests ways of teaching students to recognize it in a legal writing course. Part III addresses challenges that may be faced in teaching the material, including suggestions for handling discussions of potentially sensitive subjects.


Damage Control: Staking Claim To Employment Law Remedies For Undocumented Immigrant Workers After Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. V. Nlrb, Elizabeth R. Baldwin Jan 2003

Damage Control: Staking Claim To Employment Law Remedies For Undocumented Immigrant Workers After Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. V. Nlrb, Elizabeth R. Baldwin

Seattle University Law Review

This Note explains why the Supreme Court's decision in Hoffman threatens to do the exact opposite of what the Court intended. Specifically, while the majority's opinion purports to maintain the integrity of IRCA, it will likely undermine the Act by encouraging employers to hire undocumented workers.' In addition to creating confusion, the Hoffman decision offends traditional notions of statutory construction by departing from both the text of the statute and the legislative intent. Furthermore, the holding has the de facto effect of forging a new way to investigate IRCA violations and grants employers a new defense to liability ...


Dedication, Hon. Barbara Jacobs Rothstein, Fredric C. Tausend Jan 2003

Dedication, Hon. Barbara Jacobs Rothstein, Fredric C. Tausend

Seattle University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Volume Index, Seattle University Law Review Jan 2003

Volume Index, Seattle University Law Review

Seattle University Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Military's Involvement In Law Enforcement: The Threat Is Not What You Think, Michael T. Cunningham Jan 2003

The Military's Involvement In Law Enforcement: The Threat Is Not What You Think, Michael T. Cunningham

Seattle University Law Review

This Article will first briefly discuss the Posse Comitatus Act and its applicability in different situations, the exceptions to the PCA, and the use of DOD military services in counter-drug operations. Next, extraterritorial applications of the PCA will be briefly examined. Finally, the effects law enforcement activities may have on military readiness will be discussed.


The Ethical Responsibilities Of Estate Planning Attorneys In The Representation Of Non-Traditional Couples, Jennifer Tulin Mcgrath Jan 2003

The Ethical Responsibilities Of Estate Planning Attorneys In The Representation Of Non-Traditional Couples, Jennifer Tulin Mcgrath

Seattle University Law Review

This Article examines an estate planning attorney's ethical responsibilities when representing one type of non-traditional family: a non-traditional couple. Currently, there are four recognized ethical theories regarding the legal representation of individuals: individual representation; joint representation; intermediary representation; and family representation. This Article explores each of these ethical theories in connection with the representation of traditional couples. These ethical theories are then applied to the representation of nontraditional couples. Although any one of these ethical models may be utilized, this Article concludes that a modified version of family representation provides the estate planning attorney with the most appropriate ethical ...


Culture And Contempt: The Limitations Of Expressive Criminal Law, Ted Sampsell-Jones Jan 2003

Culture And Contempt: The Limitations Of Expressive Criminal Law, Ted Sampsell-Jones

Seattle University Law Review

This Article will attempt to highlight certain important features of the expressive function of criminal law that have been neglected. Bringing these elements into higher relief will add to our understanding of how expressive criminal law works and, in particular, how it can fail to work as intended. This article will look closely at one example of the operation of expressive criminal law. The example comes from the area of criminal drug policy, and will examine how expressive drug laws have functioned in the street subculture of urban minority communities. Part II, describes street ideology and the social meanings of ...


Table Of Contents, Seattle University Law Review Jan 2003

Table Of Contents, Seattle University Law Review

Seattle University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Stretching The Equal Access Act Beyond Equal Access, Aaron H. Caplan Jan 2003

Stretching The Equal Access Act Beyond Equal Access, Aaron H. Caplan

Seattle University Law Review

This article explores the ramifications of stretching the Equal Access Act ("EAA" or "the Act") beyond equal access to school premises for meetings during noninstructional time. Part I provides background on the Equal Access Act, from its legislative origins through its interpretations by federal courts. This part includes a careful look at the statute's often confusing language. Part II describes and criticizes Prince v. Jacoby. I argue that the decision is plagued with legal errors large and small, but that the main error is its failure to consider a central question: equal access to what? Both the EAA and ...


Winning The Battle While Losing The War: Ramifications Of The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Of Review's First Decision, Stephanie Kornblum Jan 2003

Winning The Battle While Losing The War: Ramifications Of The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Of Review's First Decision, Stephanie Kornblum

Seattle University Law Review

This Note will outline the history preceding the passage of FISA, including a discussion of the cases from which the "primary purpose test" arose. The Note will then explore the language of the FISA statute, and the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals' continuing reliance on the "primary purpose" test in the analysis of cases decided following the passage of FISA. Following a discussion of the historic FISC and FISA Review Court opinions in Parts III and IV, including an articulation of the Patriot Act amendments to FISA, Part V of the Note will focus on the ramifications of the ...


Reflections On Russia's Revival Of Trial By Jury: History Demands That We Ask Difficult Questions Regarding Terror Trials, Procedures To Combat Terrorism, And Our Federal Sentencing Regime, Hon. John C. Coughenour Jan 2003

Reflections On Russia's Revival Of Trial By Jury: History Demands That We Ask Difficult Questions Regarding Terror Trials, Procedures To Combat Terrorism, And Our Federal Sentencing Regime, Hon. John C. Coughenour

Seattle University Law Review

This Article begins by discussing the nineteenth-century origins of trial by jury in Russia and the changes the system endured until the October 1917 Revolution, focusing particular attention on both the progressive exclusion of political crimes from the jurisdiction of the jury and use of alternative judicial procedures for such crimes. Next, the Article outlines the fundamental principles of the inquisitorial criminal justice system, which defined and dominated Soviet jurisprudence. Part I concludes by addressing Russia's revival of trial by jury in 1993, the specific characteristics of its new jury system, the other monumental criminal justice reforms of the ...


Evidence Teaching Wisdom: A Survey, Calvin William Sharpe Jan 2003

Evidence Teaching Wisdom: A Survey, Calvin William Sharpe

Seattle University Law Review

This Survey secures data on the methods American law school faculty use to teach the law of evidence. The Survey provides insight into the teaching of evidence and facilitates discourse among evidence faculty on how we teach the course, for the benefit of new or occasional instructors as well as veterans. Specifically, the Survey focuses on the question of which classroom instruction approach predominates among evidence professors.


Property Rights, Federalism, And The Public Rights-Of-Way, Frederick E. Ellrod Iii, Nicholas P. Miller Jan 2003

Property Rights, Federalism, And The Public Rights-Of-Way, Frederick E. Ellrod Iii, Nicholas P. Miller

Seattle University Law Review

This introductory section describes how section 253 works, and notes that the importance of local right-of-way management has increased since September 2001. Section II of the Article identifies the fundamental property rights at issue, their implications for compensation requirements, and their relationship to constitutional federalism. Section III then looks briefly at the characteristic mistake made by many analysts: construing local communities' control of their public rights-of-way as purely regulatory and ignoring the property aspect. Section IV explores in more depth the way in which section 253 fits into the structure of property rights, regulation, and federalism, by detailing the legislative ...


Foreign Judgments In American And English Courts: A Comparative Analysis, Brian Richard Paige Jan 2003

Foreign Judgments In American And English Courts: A Comparative Analysis, Brian Richard Paige

Seattle University Law Review

Part II of this Comment provides some background on the current American scheme of foreign judgment recognition and enforcement by comparing and contrasting its three major components American common law, the Restatement (Third) of Foreign Relations Law, and the Uniform Foreign Money-Judgments Recognition Act. Part III tracks the English scheme of foreign judgment recognition and enforcement from its common law origin to its more sophisticated and streamlined foreign judgment registration system. Finally, Part IV suggests that the United States could benefit from the implementation of federal legislation that would bring foreign judgment registration procedures to American courts and provide for ...


Table Of Contents, Seattle University Law Review Jan 2003

Table Of Contents, Seattle University Law Review

Seattle University Law Review

No abstract provided.


A Three-Dimensional Model For The Use Of Expert Psychiatric And Psychological Evidence In False Confession Defenses Before The Trier Of Fact, Major Joshua E. Kastenberg Jan 2003

A Three-Dimensional Model For The Use Of Expert Psychiatric And Psychological Evidence In False Confession Defenses Before The Trier Of Fact, Major Joshua E. Kastenberg

Seattle University Law Review

Part I of this Article delineates a defendant's right to present voluntariness and credibility evidence against his or her confession. This section analyzes the basic constitutional framework of how a defendant can present this evidence and describes the traditional safeguards against false confessions. This background information provides a context for the overarching issue of expert testimony admissibility. Part II provides a basic understanding of differences between the psychiatric (medical model) and psychological (social model) approach to false confessions. It then examines the types of false confession defenses used by defendants and the interrogation techniques challenged by defendants. Part III ...


Linking Low-Income Washingtonians With Health Care Financing Arrangements, Kenneth R. Wing, Michael G. Gordie Jan 2003

Linking Low-Income Washingtonians With Health Care Financing Arrangements, Kenneth R. Wing, Michael G. Gordie

Seattle University Law Review

Following this introductory section, Part II presents a comprehensive description of the health financing arrangements available to low-income residents of Washington State, from federally funded Medicaid programs to state-subsidized insurance. The Article concludes in Part III, outlining the interrelationship between these arrangements and the political process, and suggesting that the Washington State Legislature should be aware of how policy actually affects people.