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When 'Good' Corporate Governance Makes 'Bad' (Financial) Firms: The Global Crisis And The Limits Of Private Law, Nicholas Howson Dec 2015

When 'Good' Corporate Governance Makes 'Bad' (Financial) Firms: The Global Crisis And The Limits Of Private Law, Nicholas Howson

Nicholas Howson

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008–2009, investors, analysts, legislators, and pundits have spotlighted “good” or “improved” corporate governance as a remedy for all that presently ails us. It is one remedy in a long wish list that includes tougher requirements for risk capital, liquidity, and leverage; compensation and bonus reform; reimposition ofthe Glass-Steagall-like separation of bank “utility” and “casino” functions; the downsizing or breakup of institutions deemed “too big to fail;” enhanced consumer protection; securities law liability for secondary violators (like credit rating agencies); direct taxation of proprietary trading; “macroprudential” regulation; and new transparency requirements for …


H. R. 4241, To Establish The United States Copyright Office As An Independent Agency, And For Other Purposes [Discussion Draft], 114th Congress, 1st Session, Tom Marino, Judy Chu, Barbara Comstock Dec 2015

H. R. 4241, To Establish The United States Copyright Office As An Independent Agency, And For Other Purposes [Discussion Draft], 114th Congress, 1st Session, Tom Marino, Judy Chu, Barbara Comstock

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

A bill put forth during the first Session of the 114th Congress to establish the United States Copyright Office as an independent agency, and for other purposes. This Act may be cited as the "Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act."

Proposes enacting changes to Section 701 and Section 408 of Title 17 of the United States Code to remove the United States Copyright Office from the Legislative branch of the federal government and move it to the Executive branch of the federal government, along with proposals for associated transfer of administrative and technical functions.


Family Law In The Republic Of Ireland, William Binchy Dec 2015

Family Law In The Republic Of Ireland, William Binchy

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Palandt, Burgerliches Gesetzbuch. Commentaries On The German Civil Code, 36th Rev. Ed., Hugo Hahn Dec 2015

Palandt, Burgerliches Gesetzbuch. Commentaries On The German Civil Code, 36th Rev. Ed., Hugo Hahn

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The International Banking Act Of 1978: Federal Regulation Of Foreign Banks In The United States, Patrick F. Mcmahon Dec 2015

The International Banking Act Of 1978: Federal Regulation Of Foreign Banks In The United States, Patrick F. Mcmahon

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Gandhi’S Prophecy: Corporate Violence And A Mindful Law For Bhopal, Nehal A. Patel Dec 2015

Gandhi’S Prophecy: Corporate Violence And A Mindful Law For Bhopal, Nehal A. Patel

Nehal A. Patel

AbstractOver thirty years have passed since the Bhopal chemical disaster began,and in that time scholars of corporate social responsibility (CSR) havediscussed and debated several frameworks for improving corporate responseto social and environmental problems. However, CSR discourse rarelydelves into the fundamental architecture of legal thought that oftenbuttresses corporate dominance in the global economy. Moreover, CSRdiscourse does little to challenge the ontological and epistemologicalassumptions that form the foundation for modern economics and the role ofcorporations in the world.I explore methods of transforming CSR by employing the thought ofMohandas Gandhi. I pay particular attention to Gandhi’s critique ofindustrialization and principle of swadeshi (self-sufficiency) …


The Origins Of Legislation, Ganesh Sitaraman Dec 2015

The Origins Of Legislation, Ganesh Sitaraman

Notre Dame Law Review

Although legislation is at the center of legal debates on statutory interpretation, administrative law, and delegation, little is known about how legislation is actually drafted. If scholars pay any attention to Congress at all, they tend to focus on what happens after legislation is introduced, ignoring how the draft came to exist in the first place. In other words, they focus on the legislative process, not the drafting process. The result is that our account of Congress, the legislative process, and the administrative state is impoverished, and debates in statutory interpretation and administrative law are incomplete. This Article seeks to …


Communicating The Canons: How Lower Courts React When The Supreme Court Changes The Rules Of Statutory Interpretation, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl Dec 2015

Communicating The Canons: How Lower Courts React When The Supreme Court Changes The Rules Of Statutory Interpretation, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Comments On Proposed Treasury Regulations Defining Terms Relating To Marital Status, Anthony C. Infanti, The American Bar Association Dec 2015

Comments On Proposed Treasury Regulations Defining Terms Relating To Marital Status, Anthony C. Infanti, The American Bar Association

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These comments respond to proposed Treasury Regulations defining terms relating to marital status in the Internal Revenue Code following the Supreme Court's decision in the Windsor and Obergefell cases. The comments applaud the Internal Revenue Service for reading gendered terms relating to marital status in a gender-neutral fashion. For a number of reasons, however, the comments recommend that the final regulations omit the proposed rule for determining an individual’s marital status and, in its place, codify the current deference to local law in determining marital status for federal tax purposes. Most importantly, the comments further recommend that the final regulations …


The Role Of Courts In Improving The Legislative Process, Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov Nov 2015

The Role Of Courts In Improving The Legislative Process, Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov

Dr. Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov

In recent years, there has been growing and widespread discontent with the state of the legislative process in many legislatures. At the same time, there is an emerging trend of courts exercising judicial review of the legislative process. Against this backdrop, this article explores the question of what can be the role of courts in efforts to improve the legislative process. The article offers a fresh perspective on the problems in the legislative process and their causes. It then develops a novel argument – that does not rest upon a cynical view of legislatures, nor on a rosy picture of …


Mending The Legislative Process – The Preliminaries, Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov Nov 2015

Mending The Legislative Process – The Preliminaries, Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov

Dr. Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov

This essay offers a substantive introduction to the special issue on mending the legislative process. Discontent with the legislative process seems to be pervasive. But how could we move from the widely-shared lament that the lawmaking process is broken to thinking on ways to mend it? This essay sketches the requisite preliminaries for answering this question. It outlines ways to approach the problems with the contemporary legislative process and to think about solutions in a systematic way, and introduces the contributions in this issue.


The Interstate Commerce Of Abortion: A Constitutional Argument For The Federal Invalidation Of Restrictive State Abortion Laws, Kaiya Amelia Lyons Nov 2015

The Interstate Commerce Of Abortion: A Constitutional Argument For The Federal Invalidation Of Restrictive State Abortion Laws, Kaiya Amelia Lyons

Kaiya Amelia Lyons

No abstract provided.


Pit River Tribe V. Bureau Of Land Management, 793 F.3d 1147 (9th Cir. 2015), Kathryn S. Ore Nov 2015

Pit River Tribe V. Bureau Of Land Management, 793 F.3d 1147 (9th Cir. 2015), Kathryn S. Ore

Public Land & Resources Law Review

In Pit River Tribe v. Bureau of Land Management, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit explained the correct application of the zone of interests test and further solidified the importance of proper NEPA and NHPA analysis in geothermal leasing. The court reaffirmed that the BLM and the Forest Service must conduct additional cultural and environmental analysis when granting lease extensions under the Geothermal Steam Act. Furthermore, it rejected the BLM’s decision to grant forty-year lease continuations to unproven geothermal leases by treating them as a unit rather than individually.


The Easy Case Against Tax Simplification, Samuel A. Donaldson Nov 2015

The Easy Case Against Tax Simplification, Samuel A. Donaldson

Samuel A. Donaldson

There is growing political momentum to simplify the Internal Revenue Code. While the federal tax laws should be no more complex than necessary, this Article demonstrates that tax complexity is not as bad as political rhetoric leads us to believe. The Article makes four arguments in support of this thesis. First, the forces comprising tax complexity are either inevitable or net beneficial, so calls for simplification are ultimately pointless. Second, the alleged harms of tax complexity are either unproven or overstated, so the need for simplification is questionable. Third, significant proposals for simplification are flawed because they either overcorrect for …


Adventures In The Zone Of Twilight: Separation Of Powers And National Economic Security In The Mexican Bailout, Russell D. Covey Nov 2015

Adventures In The Zone Of Twilight: Separation Of Powers And National Economic Security In The Mexican Bailout, Russell D. Covey

Russell D. Covey

No abstract provided.


Deadly Waiting Game: An Environmental Justice Framework For Examining Natural And Man-Made Disasters Beyond Hurricane Katrina [Abstract], Robert D. Bullard Nov 2015

Deadly Waiting Game: An Environmental Justice Framework For Examining Natural And Man-Made Disasters Beyond Hurricane Katrina [Abstract], Robert D. Bullard

Robert D Bullard

Presenter: Robert D. Bullard, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Clark Atlanta University 1 page.


Recidivism Recourse: Cracking Down On Florida's Sexually Violent Predators, Nicole Canha Nov 2015

Recidivism Recourse: Cracking Down On Florida's Sexually Violent Predators, Nicole Canha

Barry Law Review

No abstract provided.


Contributor, Cassady V. Brewer Nov 2015

Contributor, Cassady V. Brewer

Cassady V. Brewer

No abstract provided.


Defining The "Defined"—Problem Gambling, Pathological Gambling, And Gambling Disorder: Impact On Policy And Legislation, Sarah A. Hinchliffe Nov 2015

Defining The "Defined"—Problem Gambling, Pathological Gambling, And Gambling Disorder: Impact On Policy And Legislation, Sarah A. Hinchliffe

Barry Law Review

No abstract provided.


Uwg-Novelle 2015 - Synopse, Christian Alexander Nov 2015

Uwg-Novelle 2015 - Synopse, Christian Alexander

Christian Alexander

Synopse UWG 2008 - Regierungsentwurf - Beschlussempfehlung und Bericht - Richtlinie 2005/29/EG


Age Discrimination And The Prima Facie Case: Supreme Court's Age Discrmination Decision Fails To Resolve Key Questions Arising Under The Adea, Steven Kaminshine Nov 2015

Age Discrimination And The Prima Facie Case: Supreme Court's Age Discrmination Decision Fails To Resolve Key Questions Arising Under The Adea, Steven Kaminshine

Steven J. Kaminshine

No abstract provided.


Law Of The Sea - Proposed Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Resources Act, Betsy Cox, Frank Brogan Nov 2015

Law Of The Sea - Proposed Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Resources Act, Betsy Cox, Frank Brogan

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Improving The International Legislative Process, Paul C. Szasz Nov 2015

Improving The International Legislative Process, Paul C. Szasz

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Injury From Dumping: The Problem Of The "Regional Industry", Jack G. Wasserman Nov 2015

Injury From Dumping: The Problem Of The "Regional Industry", Jack G. Wasserman

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


For Every Wrong, A Remedy: A Narrow Interpretation Of The Locomotive Inspection Act's Preemptive Scope In Asbestos Cases, Andrew Malzahn Nov 2015

For Every Wrong, A Remedy: A Narrow Interpretation Of The Locomotive Inspection Act's Preemptive Scope In Asbestos Cases, Andrew Malzahn

Hamline Law Review

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State Action On Appeal: Parker Immunity And The Collateral Order Doctrine In Antitrust Litigation, Jason Kornmehl Nov 2015

State Action On Appeal: Parker Immunity And The Collateral Order Doctrine In Antitrust Litigation, Jason Kornmehl

Seattle University Law Review

The collateral order doctrine is perhaps the most significant exception to the general rule that only final judgments are appealable. The doctrine is particularly important in antitrust litigation when a defendant asserts state action immunity, often referred to as Parker immunity. However, the circuit courts have struggled with the question of whether a denial of Parker immunity is immediately appealable as a collateral order. This unsettled procedural issue is further complicated by the fact that the substantive law on Parker immunity differs depending on the entity asserting state action. This Article argues that a governmental entity that is deemed part …


Federal Agencies In The Legislative Process: Technical Assistance In Statutory Drafting, Christopher J. Walker Nov 2015

Federal Agencies In The Legislative Process: Technical Assistance In Statutory Drafting, Christopher J. Walker

Christopher J. Walker

Federal agencies draft statutes. Indeed, they are often the chief architects of the statutes they administer. Even when federal agencies are not the primary substantive authors, they routinely respond to congressional requests to provide technical assistance in statutory drafting. Yet despite their substantial role in the legislative process, our understanding about how agencies interact with Congress is greatly undertheorized and perhaps even less understood empirically. This Report, which was commissioned by the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), explores the latter role of federal agencies in the legislative process: the provision of technical assistance in statutory drafting.

To better …


Inside Regulatory Interpretation: A Research Note, Christopher J. Walker Nov 2015

Inside Regulatory Interpretation: A Research Note, Christopher J. Walker

Christopher J. Walker

In response to Kevin M. Stack, Interpreting Regulations, 111 Mich. L. Rev. 355 (2012).

In Interpreting Regulations, Professor Stack provides the first comprehensive approach to regulatory interpretation and situates this approach within the larger literature on legal interpretation. His theory of regulatory interpretation is simple yet pioneering: “a regulation should be read in light of its purposes, with the regulation’s text and the statement of basis and purpose constituting the privileged interpretive sources.” This Research Note takes a look inside regulatory interpretation to explore the empirical foundation for Professor Stack’s novel approach to regulatory interpretation.

In 2013, the author conducted …


Developments In Animal Law: An Evolving Area In Virginia Law, Ryan Murphy Nov 2015

Developments In Animal Law: An Evolving Area In Virginia Law, Ryan Murphy

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


Professional Athletes Are "Seeing Stars": How Athletes Are "Knocked-Out" Of States' Workers' Compensation Systems, Matthew Friede Oct 2015

Professional Athletes Are "Seeing Stars": How Athletes Are "Knocked-Out" Of States' Workers' Compensation Systems, Matthew Friede

Hamline Law Review

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