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Law And Public Policy Support Lockyer's Suit Against Auto Manufacturers For Co2 Emissions, Clifford Rechtschaffen, Sean B. Hecht Dec 2006

Law And Public Policy Support Lockyer's Suit Against Auto Manufacturers For Co2 Emissions, Clifford Rechtschaffen, Sean B. Hecht

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Controversy has followed Attorney General Bill Lockyer’s decision earlier this fall to sue the six largest automakers, alleging that car emissions constitute a public nuisance because they contribute to global warming. Some even have dismissed the lawsuit as election year grandstanding. To the contrary, the Attorney General should be applauded for creatively using a venerable legal tool to protect California’s environment and to plug a gaping hole left by federal failures in this area.


The Suborned Subescrow, Roger Bernhardt Nov 2006

The Suborned Subescrow, Roger Bernhardt

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This article examines a case involving subescrows, popular in southern California. They are not the same as true escrows, but their role if often blurred.


Water Forum 2006, Susan Kelly Oct 2006

Water Forum 2006, Susan Kelly

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No abstract provided.


United States Migration Law: Essentials For Comparison, Christian N. Okeke, James A.R. Nafziger Oct 2006

United States Migration Law: Essentials For Comparison, Christian N. Okeke, James A.R. Nafziger

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The immigration and nationality law of the United States is complex. It is more the product of historical experience than logical design. In one memorable, often-quoted simile, the law bears "a striking resemblance" to "King Minos's labyrinth in ancient Crete." Perhaps only the internal revenue (tax) code and its voluminous regulations are more intricate. Given this complexity, we can only summarize United States migration law. The purpose of this article, as part of a transnational dialogue, is to locate the migration law of the United States within the framework of international migration law and to highlight the essential features of …


Misindexed Documents, Roger Bernhardt Oct 2006

Misindexed Documents, Roger Bernhardt

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This article discusses the absurdity of the majority rule holding that misindexed documents nevertheless give constructive notice.


When Neither Party Will Fix The Roof, Roger Bernhardt Oct 2006

When Neither Party Will Fix The Roof, Roger Bernhardt

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This article discusses the conflict that arises in commercial property where neither tenant nor landlord has a duty to repair: the landlord may not evict and the tenant may not quit. The tenant may ultimately be held responsible for the repair under the duty to avoid waste.


Misindexed Documents, Roger Bernhardt Oct 2006

Misindexed Documents, Roger Bernhardt

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No abstract provided.


Liability And Responsibility Of The State Of Registration Or The Flag State In Respect Of Sea-Going Vessels, Aircraft And Spacecraft Registered By National Registration Authorities, Sompong Sucharitkul Oct 2006

Liability And Responsibility Of The State Of Registration Or The Flag State In Respect Of Sea-Going Vessels, Aircraft And Spacecraft Registered By National Registration Authorities, Sompong Sucharitkul

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The topic selected for this report forms part of a broader picture: "the Liability of Registration authorities," which embraces a wider scope of enquiry, principally covering an infinite variety of international regulations within comparable national legal orders. Civil liability may require consideration of legal questions for which practical solution may only be found beyond the confines of internal law, in the choice of applicable law as part of private international law, or ultimately in the direct or indirect application of a rule of public international law, as recognized by States and incorporated in negotiated provisions of a Treaty.


Property Lessons In August Wilson's The Piano Lesson And The Wake Of Hurricane Katrina, Rachel A. Van Cleave Oct 2006

Property Lessons In August Wilson's The Piano Lesson And The Wake Of Hurricane Katrina, Rachel A. Van Cleave

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No abstract provided.


Attorneys As Escrow Agents, Roger Bernhardt Sep 2006

Attorneys As Escrow Agents, Roger Bernhardt

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This article details the conflicts of interest that can arise when an attorney representing a buyer also acts as escrow agent for both parties.


The Plight Of The Buyer’S Broker, Roger Bernhardt Jul 2006

The Plight Of The Buyer’S Broker, Roger Bernhardt

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This article examines the commission claims of buyers’ brokers encounter with commissions and the tort for interference with prospective economic advantage.


Active Water Resource Management: Tools For Better Water Management, John D'Antonio May 2006

Active Water Resource Management: Tools For Better Water Management, John D'Antonio

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No abstract provided.


Water For Energy In The Southwest: Where Will It Come From?, Marilyn C. O'Leary May 2006

Water For Energy In The Southwest: Where Will It Come From?, Marilyn C. O'Leary

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No abstract provided.


Water For Energy In The Southwest: Finding Water For Mohave, Stanley M. Pollack May 2006

Water For Energy In The Southwest: Finding Water For Mohave, Stanley M. Pollack

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No abstract provided.


Uncertain Dangers In Unlawful Detainers, Roger Bernhardt May 2006

Uncertain Dangers In Unlawful Detainers, Roger Bernhardt

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This article discusses the nature of unlawful detainer actions in California and the difficulties they create on tenants’ ability to negotiate with landlords over honest disputes..


Risky Recitals, Roger Bernhardt Apr 2006

Risky Recitals, Roger Bernhardt

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This article compares judicial foreclosure to nonjudicial trustee sales and the significance of recitals in the trustee’s deed


The Addiction And The Portfolio: An Introduction To The Issue, Paul Stanton Kibel, Ida Martinac Apr 2006

The Addiction And The Portfolio: An Introduction To The Issue, Paul Stanton Kibel, Ida Martinac

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No abstract provided.


Aall History Through The Eyes Of Its Presidents, Frank G. Houdek Apr 2006

Aall History Through The Eyes Of Its Presidents, Frank G. Houdek

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On the occasion of the celebration of AALL's centennial in 2006, Professor Houdek offers a personalized history of the Association by presenting reminiscences of those who have served as its president. Collectively, these stories contribute a unique perspective on the important issues that have confronted AALL as an organization and law librarianship as a profession. They also help explain how these individuals became AALL leaders and what the experience meant to them.


Making The Broker Pay When The Deal Goes Bad, Roger Bernhardt Mar 2006

Making The Broker Pay When The Deal Goes Bad, Roger Bernhardt

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This article discusses a California decision holding the broker liable to a buyer for misrepresenting the ability of the sellers to convey good title.


The Continuing Expansive Pressure To Hold Employers Strictly Liable For Supervisory Sexual Extortion: An Alternative Approach Based On Reasonableness, Heather S. Murr Feb 2006

The Continuing Expansive Pressure To Hold Employers Strictly Liable For Supervisory Sexual Extortion: An Alternative Approach Based On Reasonableness, Heather S. Murr

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This Article offers a normative framework for how the current employer liability standards should be applied to sexual extortion claims. It analyzes the realist-formalist dichotomy in the supervisory sexual extortion context and concludes that the formalist approach is more consistent with the current employer liability standards and related policy considerations. The Article then explains how certain courts have incorrectly applied the second prong of the affirmative defense and inappropriately denied liability by failing to consider the avoidable consequences doctrine and related harm-avoidance principles upon which the second prong is based. The Article concludes by offering a framework for how these …


Will The Environmentalists Find Their Voice?, Clifford Rechtschaffen Jan 2006

Will The Environmentalists Find Their Voice?, Clifford Rechtschaffen

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For U.S. environmentalists, 2005 will be remembered harshly, because it marked the clear and undeniable end of U.S. global environmental leadership. For three decades, the United States was the world's environmental trendsetter. But now leadership comes from the European Union,


An Environmental Pool For The Rio Grande, Kara Gillon Jan 2006

An Environmental Pool For The Rio Grande, Kara Gillon

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The Bureau of Reclamation and Corps of Engineers operate a series of dams, reservoirs, and levees along the Middle Rio Grande of New Mexico. The plight of the Rio Grande silvery minnow, an endangered species, and of the river itself demonstrates the need for a change from the emphasis on water development to sustainable river management. Conservation groups invoked the protections of the Endangered Species Act to catalyze this change. Recognizing that flexibility is necessary to meeting competing water needs, the groups also promoted the need for and several approaches to a sustainable and long-term approach to river management and …


Colorado Revisits The Rule Against Perpetuities, Wayne M. Gazur Jan 2006

Colorado Revisits The Rule Against Perpetuities, Wayne M. Gazur

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The 2006 Colorado General Assembly passed legislation adopting a 1000-year limitation applicable to interests in trust, practically eliminating the Rule Against Perpetuities ("RAP"). This article discusses the legislation's impact on the RAP in trust and non-trust situations.


Pro Se Defendants And The Appointment Of Advisory Counsel, H. Patrick Furman Jan 2006

Pro Se Defendants And The Appointment Of Advisory Counsel, H. Patrick Furman

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This article provides an overview of advisory counsel used to assist pro se criminal defendants, including the appointment and duties of advisory counsel, ethical obligations, and considerations for trial judges and prosecutors.


A Psychology Of Emotional Legal Decision Making: Revulsion And Saving Face In Legal Theory And Practice, Peter H. Huang, Christopher J. Anderson Jan 2006

A Psychology Of Emotional Legal Decision Making: Revulsion And Saving Face In Legal Theory And Practice, Peter H. Huang, Christopher J. Anderson

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Professor Martha C. Nussbaum is an accomplished scholar in an impressive variety of fields. Drawing on her diverse academic backgrounds, Nussbaum has written extensively about emotions and their importance for law from the perspective of her primary specialty, philosophy. Her book Hiding from Humanity criticizes the roles that two particular emotions, disgust and shame, play in the law. Its central thesis is that, as legal actors, we should be wary of disgust and shame because indulging in those emotions allows us to hide from our humanity - both our humanity in the general sense and also those specific features of …


Rethinking The Great Lakes Compact, Mark Squillace Jan 2006

Rethinking The Great Lakes Compact, Mark Squillace

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On December 13, 2005, the Governors and Premiers of the Great Lakes states and provinces signed a Compact and Agreement that commits the parties to a rigorous program to regulate individual water uses, with citizen suits to enforce the requirements. While the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact and companion Agreement are commendable in many respects, this Article argues that people who care about the future of the Great Lakes should urge policymakers to reject the current proposals and rethink the entire approach. The proposed compact is fundamentally flawed and will not achieve the ultimate stated goal of …


"Peoples Distinct From Others": The Making Of Modern Indian Law, Charles Wilkinson Jan 2006

"Peoples Distinct From Others": The Making Of Modern Indian Law, Charles Wilkinson

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No abstract provided.


Belonging: Citizenship And Migration In The European Union And In Germany, Helen E. Hartnell Jan 2006

Belonging: Citizenship And Migration In The European Union And In Germany, Helen E. Hartnell

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This article investigates the evolving notion of belonging through the lens of Germany's new frameworks for nationality/citizenship and migration. Given the quantity of EU activity in the fields under consideration here, European developments are also analyzed, though less for their own sake than for the sake of staking out the parameters within which Germany remains sovereign to act.

Throughout this article, the question of how concrete developments bear on larger questions about belonging will recur. I make two main arguments. First, however welcome Germany's dramatic legal reforms may be, they will not necessarily solve the problems such legislation was intended …


Adverse Possession By Tenants In Common: Preciado V Wilde, 2006, Roger Bernhardt Jan 2006

Adverse Possession By Tenants In Common: Preciado V Wilde, 2006, Roger Bernhardt

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This article discusses a California case which held that a tenant in common’s exclusive use of property was insufficient to establish adverse possession or an ouster.


Condo Pet Policies And The Fair Housing Act: Dubois V Association Of Apartment Owners, 2006, Roger Bernhardt Jan 2006

Condo Pet Policies And The Fair Housing Act: Dubois V Association Of Apartment Owners, 2006, Roger Bernhardt

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This article discusses a Ninth Circuit case where plaintiffs unsuccessfully claimed violation of the Fair Housing Act because the homeowners association had never refused to make the requested accommodation.