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Economic Nexus In Washington State: Defining Substantial Nexus, Armikka R. Bryant Apr 2012

Economic Nexus In Washington State: Defining Substantial Nexus, Armikka R. Bryant

Armikka R Bryant

This article was developed during Washington State’s 2010 legislative session. The purpose of the article is to explain the development of the concept of economic nexus that culminated in the state passing, as part of its 2010 budget package, a groundbreaking piece of legislation that fundamentally changed the state’s tax structure. I personally worked on drafting the legislation and seeing it through to adoption, on June 1, 2010, as well as drafted the administrative rules that eased the implementation process. Needless to say, I’ve been quite invested in this project. My personal feelings on the subject aside ...


Civil Marriage: Threat To Democracy, Jessica Knouse Jan 2012

Civil Marriage: Threat To Democracy, Jessica Knouse

Michigan Journal of Gender & Law

This Article argues that civil marriage and democracy are inherently incompatible, whether assessed from a transcultural perspective that reduces them to their most universal aspects or a culturally situated perspective that accounts for their uniquely American elaborations. Across virtually all cultures, civil marriage privileges sexual partners by offering them exclusive access to highly desirable government benefits, while democracy presupposes liberty and equality. When governments privilege sexual partners, they effectively deprive their citizens of liberty by encouraging them to enter sexual partnerships rather than selfdetermining based on their own preferences; they effectively deprive their citizens of equality by establishing insidious status ...


No Contact Parole Restrictions: Unconstitutional And Counterproductive, Sharon Brett Jan 2012

No Contact Parole Restrictions: Unconstitutional And Counterproductive, Sharon Brett

Michigan Journal of Gender & Law

Although what Jesse Timmendequas did was abhorrent, the legislation enacted in the wake of his crime went far beyond making sure we know the pedophiles or pedophile-murderers living in our neighborhoods. Megan's name now lends itself to a host of state laws requiring the state to notify neighbors when a sex offender moves into the neighborhood. The term "sex offender" is intentionally broad, covering everyone from voyeurs and exhibitionists to rapists and child molesters. Yet, Megan's Laws treat them the same way, ignoring some crucial questions: Are all sex offenders alike? Are they all monsters? In reality, the ...