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Narrative Justice: Somebody Delivers The Answers That Police Will Not, Neroli Price Dec 2020

Narrative Justice: Somebody Delivers The Answers That Police Will Not, Neroli Price

RadioDoc Review

By investigating Courtney Copeland’s 2016 murder, the podcast series Somebody (2020) does the work that should be done by police. Narrated by Courtney’s mom, Shapearl Wells, the series not only decentres the official police narrative, but also opens up alternative paths towards seeking justice. Situated within the Black Lives Matter movement, calls to defund the police and questions about the usefulness of “objectivity” in journalism, Somebody attempts to put systemic violence on trial and hold those in power to account. Challenging extractive forms of journalism, Somebody moves towards a model of shared authority between producers and their sources. This review …


Data Governance And The Elasticity Of Sovereignty, Roxana Vatanparast Dec 2020

Data Governance And The Elasticity Of Sovereignty, Roxana Vatanparast

Brooklyn Journal of International Law

Traditionally, the world map and territorially bounded spaces have dominated the ways in which we imagine how states govern, make laws, and exercise their authority. Under this conception, reflected in traditional international law principles of territorial sovereignty, each state would have exclusive authority to govern and make laws over everything concerning the land within its borders. Yet developments like the proliferation of data flows, which are based on divisible, mobile, and interconnected components of data, are not territorially bounded. This presents a challenge to the traditional bases for territorial sovereignty and jurisdiction under international law, which some scholars claim is …


Will They Stay Or Will They Go? An Examination Of South Africa’S International Invest Arbitration Policy, Taylor Bates Dec 2020

Will They Stay Or Will They Go? An Examination Of South Africa’S International Invest Arbitration Policy, Taylor Bates

Brooklyn Journal of International Law

In 2018, South Africa’s much debated Protection of Investment Act, 2015 went into effect. Designed to replace the state’s bilateral investment treaties, the Act signified a radical shift in South Africa’s attitude towards international investment policy. South Africa’s decision to terminate its bilateral investment treaties is part of a larger, ongoing discussion surrounding investor-state dispute resolution reform. This Note seeks to examine South Africa’s Protection of Investment Act, 2015, its proposal for investor-state dispute settlement reform to Working Group III, and its comments during investor-state dispute settlement reform meetings, through the lens of Albert Hirschman’s Exit, Voice, and Loyalty theory. …


Please Recognize Me: The United Kingdom Should Enact The Uncitral Model Lawon Recognition And Enforcement Of Insolvency-Related Judgments, John A. Churchill Jr. Dec 2020

Please Recognize Me: The United Kingdom Should Enact The Uncitral Model Lawon Recognition And Enforcement Of Insolvency-Related Judgments, John A. Churchill Jr.

Brooklyn Journal of International Law

Since 1995, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), has been developing tools to meet the challenges of having different insolvency laws managing a single cross-border insolvency. By 1997, UNCITRAL’s Working Group V completed the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency. By September 2020, the original model law has been adopted by 48 countries. In Rubin v. Eurofinance SA, the U.K. Supreme Court cited a lack of authority to recognize a U.S. insolvency-related judgment in the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency. As a result of this decision, UNCITRAL’s Working Group V developed the Model Law on Recognition and Enforcement …


The Amazon Ablaze: Are The Environmental Policies Of The Bolsanaro Administrative In Contravention Of Brazil’S Commitment To The Convention On Biological Diversity?, Jordan Johnson Dec 2020

The Amazon Ablaze: Are The Environmental Policies Of The Bolsanaro Administrative In Contravention Of Brazil’S Commitment To The Convention On Biological Diversity?, Jordan Johnson

Brooklyn Journal of International Law

In the Summer of 2019, the Amazonian Rainforest in Brazil experienced an unprecedented increase forest fires. This dramatic uptick in forest fires, according to environmental officials and scientists, is believed to have been caused by recent, rampant illegal deforestation of the Brazilian Amazonian Rainforest. Furthermore, some within the scientific community believe that the increased deforestation and ensuing forest fires are attributable to the anti-environmental protections and pro-development policies of Brazil's President, Jair Bolsonaro. Since taking office in January 2019, President Bolsonaro has publicly endorsed and encouraged deforestation of the Amazon as a means to spur economic development within Brazil. This …


When Misrepresentation Becomes Deceptive: Analyzing Petition-Signer Inadvertence Post-Cambell, Melissa English, Daisy Gray Dec 2020

When Misrepresentation Becomes Deceptive: Analyzing Petition-Signer Inadvertence Post-Cambell, Melissa English, Daisy Gray

Alaska Law Review

In 2010, the Alaska supreme court held that a legally deficient petition summary of a ballot initiative could be corrected and put on the ballot without being recirculated for signatures. The Parental Involvement Initiative at the root of the litigation would prohibit doctors from performing abortions for unemancipated minor women who had not provided notice to or obtained consent from a parent. After the petition was circulated for signatures, the supreme court determined that omissions of fact in the petition summary rendered the summary inaccurate and therefore deficient. However, the court refused to require that the initiative sponsors recirculate the …


Not All Violence In Relationships Is "Domestic Violence", Tamara Kuennen Dec 2020

Not All Violence In Relationships Is "Domestic Violence", Tamara Kuennen

Brooklyn Law Review

This article argues that not all violence in intimate relationships is “domestic violence.” Domestic violence is a pattern of acts perpetrated with a motive: power and control over another. National anti-domestic violence organizations, activists and advocates, and a number of academics agree on this construct of domestic violence. Law, on the other hand, requires neither a pattern nor a motive; it defines domestic violence to include any single act of violence in a relationship, regardless of the perpetrator’s intent. Because legal intervention is the primary intervention for domestic violence today, feminist legal scholars have sought to reform the law to …


It’S 1919 Somewhere: What Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association V. Thomas Means For The National Hangover Of The Twenty-First Amendment, The Dormant Commerce Clause, And Federal Legalization Of Intoxicating Substances., Evan W. Saunders Dec 2020

It’S 1919 Somewhere: What Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association V. Thomas Means For The National Hangover Of The Twenty-First Amendment, The Dormant Commerce Clause, And Federal Legalization Of Intoxicating Substances., Evan W. Saunders

Brooklyn Law Review

The United States has a drinking problem; or rather, an alcohol problem. In the aftermath of Prohibition and the passage of the Twenty-First Amendment, the Supreme Court has struggled to settle upon an overarching regulatory system for alcohol that is amenable to both the federal government and the states. Most recently, in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Thomas, the Court further asserted that alcohol should be treated just like any other good under the Dormant Commerce Clause. This note examines the Court’s Twenty-First Amendment jurisprudence leading up to Tennessee Wine, and suggests an alternate interpretation of the amendment …


Innovative Regulatory And Financial Parameters For Advancing Carbon Capture And Storage Technologies, Zen Makuch, Slavina Georgieva & Behdeen Oraee-Mirzamani Dec 2020

Innovative Regulatory And Financial Parameters For Advancing Carbon Capture And Storage Technologies, Zen Makuch, Slavina Georgieva & Behdeen Oraee-Mirzamani

Fordham Environmental Law Review

No abstract provided.


Textiles As A Source Of Microfiber Pollution And Potential Solutions, Lea M. Elston Dec 2020

Textiles As A Source Of Microfiber Pollution And Potential Solutions, Lea M. Elston

Fordham Environmental Law Review

No abstract provided.


Regaining Control Over The Climate Change Narrative: How To Stop Right-Wing Populism From Eroding Rule Of Law In The Climate Struggle In India, Binit Agrawal Dec 2020

Regaining Control Over The Climate Change Narrative: How To Stop Right-Wing Populism From Eroding Rule Of Law In The Climate Struggle In India, Binit Agrawal

Fordham Environmental Law Review

No abstract provided.


Lessons From Renewable Energy Diffusion For Carbon Dioxide Removal Development, Anthony E. Chavez Dec 2020

Lessons From Renewable Energy Diffusion For Carbon Dioxide Removal Development, Anthony E. Chavez

Fordham Environmental Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Environmental Protection Agency’S Role In U.S. Climate Policy- A Fifty Year Appraisal, Jody Freeman Dec 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency’S Role In U.S. Climate Policy- A Fifty Year Appraisal, Jody Freeman

Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum

No abstract provided.


Where The Deer And The Antelope Play:Conserving Big Game Migrations As An Endangered Phenomena, Temple Stoellinger, Heidi J. Albers, Arthur Middleton, Jason F. Shogren, Robert Bonnie Dec 2020

Where The Deer And The Antelope Play:Conserving Big Game Migrations As An Endangered Phenomena, Temple Stoellinger, Heidi J. Albers, Arthur Middleton, Jason F. Shogren, Robert Bonnie

Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum

In the American West, high-profile big game species including mule deer, antelope, elk, moose, bison and bighorn sheep use large landscapes to migrate between winter and summer habitats to obtain the resources they need to survive. The big game species are a vital part of the West’s ecology, economy, and culture and are valued by local, national, and international stakeholders. Thanks to large parcels of private and public land and a low human population, many parts of the American West still provide some of the best big game habitats in the world. But these vast, intact landscapes are under threat …


Essay: Forks In The Road, Michael P. Vandenbergh, Jonathan M. Gilligan Dec 2020

Essay: Forks In The Road, Michael P. Vandenbergh, Jonathan M. Gilligan

Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum

This Essay outlines a simple heuristic that will enable public and private policymakers to focus on the most important climate change mitigation strategies. Policymakers face a dizzying array of information, pressure from advocacy groups, and policy options, and it is easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees. Many policy options are attractive on the surface but either fail to meaningfully address the problem or are unlikely to be adopted in the foreseeable future. If policymakers make the right decision when confronting three essential choices or forks in the road, though, the result will be 60% to 70% …


Journal Staff Dec 2020

Journal Staff

Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum

No abstract provided.


Note: Foundational But Not Fundamental: No Right To The Environment, Robert Torres Dec 2020

Note: Foundational But Not Fundamental: No Right To The Environment, Robert Torres

Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum

The world is on fire, and despite a general consensus among scientists that climate change is an imminent threat, recent decades have been devoid of legislatures capable of enacting meaningful legislation. The flames rage on as our President, an outspoken denier of climate change, adds fuel to the fire by stripping whatever attempts had been previously made to mitigate the effects of climate change. Forced to live in what seems a forsaken world, nineteen youths, a nonprofit organization, and a scientist on behalf of all future generations brought suit against the United States government, seeking more robust environmental protections. In …


Law School Exams During A Pandemic: One Law School’S Experience, Beth Parker Dec 2020

Law School Exams During A Pandemic: One Law School’S Experience, Beth Parker

Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law

In 2020, toward the end of the spring semester, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life across the globe. Institutions, including law schools, felt the widespread effects of this public health crisis. Law schools were forced to move entire curriculums online in record time and consider how they were going to administer final exams. There is no precedent or manual for how to do this successfully. Law school exams are inherently stressful events in a law student’s career because their performance on the exam inordinately influences their grades and class rankings. Typically, law students are already on edge during final exams without …


Libertad For All? Why The Helms-Burton Act Is An Empty Promise Of “Freedom” For The Cuban People., Cristina L. Lang Dec 2020

Libertad For All? Why The Helms-Burton Act Is An Empty Promise Of “Freedom” For The Cuban People., Cristina L. Lang

Brooklyn Law Review

After the Cuban Revolution, the Castro government nationalized the property of many American nationals, which served as a justification for the Kennedy administration’s decision to institute a general economic embargo on Cuba. This embargo was officially codified in the late 1990s in the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act, enacted by President Bill Clinton. Title III of this Act was suspended since its enactment. By creating a private cause of action for American nationals to sue “traffickers” of their improperly nationalized Cuban property, Title III aims to deter foreign investment into Cuba and compensate American citizens whose Cuban property …


Jacob M. Scott, Plaintiff/ Appellant, V. Wingate Wilderness Therapy, Llc, Defendant/ Appellee. : Reply Brief Of Appellant, Utah Supreme Court Dec 2020

Jacob M. Scott, Plaintiff/ Appellant, V. Wingate Wilderness Therapy, Llc, Defendant/ Appellee. : Reply Brief Of Appellant, Utah Supreme Court

Utah Supreme Court Briefs (2000– )

Reply Brief of Appellant

Review of a Certified Question from the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Apeals, Case No. 19-4052


Holly Rebecca Rosser, Petitioner, V. Ronald Lee Rosser, Respondent. : Petitioner's Reply Brief, Utah Supreme Court Dec 2020

Holly Rebecca Rosser, Petitioner, V. Ronald Lee Rosser, Respondent. : Petitioner's Reply Brief, Utah Supreme Court

Utah Supreme Court Briefs (2000– )

ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THEUTAH COURT OF APPEALSNo. 20170736-CA

Appeal from a Final Judgment of the Sixth Judicial District Court in and for Garfield County, Panguitch Department The Honorable Paul D. Lyman PresidingNo. 154600013


Jacob M. Scott, Plaintiff/ Appellant, V. Wingate Wilderness Therapy, Llc, Defendant/ Appellee. : Response Brief Of Appellee, Utah Supreme Court Dec 2020

Jacob M. Scott, Plaintiff/ Appellant, V. Wingate Wilderness Therapy, Llc, Defendant/ Appellee. : Response Brief Of Appellee, Utah Supreme Court

Utah Supreme Court Briefs (2000– )

Review of Question of Law Certified by theUnited States Court of Appeals, Tenth CircuitCase No. 19-4052

RESPONSE BRIEF OF APPELLEORAL ARGUMENT REQUESTED


State Of Utah, Plaintiff And Appellee, V. Keith Scott Brown, Defendant/Appellant. : Reply Brief Of Appellant, Utah Supreme Court Dec 2020

State Of Utah, Plaintiff And Appellee, V. Keith Scott Brown, Defendant/Appellant. : Reply Brief Of Appellant, Utah Supreme Court

Utah Supreme Court Briefs (2000– )

Reply Brief of Appellant

Appeal from Order Denying Motion to Reinstate Defendant’s Right to
Appeal with Commensurate Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel
Fourth Judicial District, Provo Division,
the Honorable Christine Johnson presiding

Oral Argument Requested

Defendant is Currently Incarcerated


Kelly Laws, An Individual, Petitioner Below And Appellant And Cross Appellee On Appeal, Vs. Willie Grayeyes, An Individual. : Opening Brief Of Appellee/Cross-Appellant, Utah Supreme Court Dec 2020

Kelly Laws, An Individual, Petitioner Below And Appellant And Cross Appellee On Appeal, Vs. Willie Grayeyes, An Individual. : Opening Brief Of Appellee/Cross-Appellant, Utah Supreme Court

Utah Supreme Court Briefs (2000– )

OPENING BRIEF OF APPELLEE/CROSS-APPELLANT, WILLIE GRAYEYES


Jacob M. Scott, Plaintiff/ Appellant, V. Wingate Wilderness Therapy, Llc, Defendant/ Appellee. : Brief Of Appellant, Utah Supreme Court Dec 2020

Jacob M. Scott, Plaintiff/ Appellant, V. Wingate Wilderness Therapy, Llc, Defendant/ Appellee. : Brief Of Appellant, Utah Supreme Court

Utah Supreme Court Briefs (2000– )

Review of a Certified Question from theUnited States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Case No. 19-4052


Kelly Laws, Appellant/Cross-Appellee, V. Willie Grayeyes, Appellee/Cross-Appellant. : Brief Of Appellant/Cross-Appellee Kelly Laws, Utah Supreme Court Dec 2020

Kelly Laws, Appellant/Cross-Appellee, V. Willie Grayeyes, Appellee/Cross-Appellant. : Brief Of Appellant/Cross-Appellee Kelly Laws, Utah Supreme Court

Utah Supreme Court Briefs (2000– )

< p>Appeal from a Final Judgment of the Honorable Don M. Torgerson, Seventh Judicial District Court, State of Utah


Kelly Laws, Appellant/Cross-Appellee, V. Willie Grayeyes, Appellee/Cross-Appellant. : Reply Brief Of Appellant/Cross-Appelle Kelly Laws, Utah Supreme Court Dec 2020

Kelly Laws, Appellant/Cross-Appellee, V. Willie Grayeyes, Appellee/Cross-Appellant. : Reply Brief Of Appellant/Cross-Appelle Kelly Laws, Utah Supreme Court

Utah Supreme Court Briefs (2000– )

REPLY BRIEF OF APPELLANT/CROSS-APPELLEEKELLY LAWS

Appeal from a Final Judgment of the Honorable Don M. Torgerson, Seventh Judicial District Court, State of Utah


Kelly Laws, An Individual, Petitioner Below And Appellant And Cross Appellee On Appeal, Vs. Willie Grayeyes, An Individual, Respondent Below And Appellee And Cross-Appellant On Appeal. : Reply Brief Of Appellee/Cross-Appellant, Willie Grayeyes, Utah Supreme Court Dec 2020

Kelly Laws, An Individual, Petitioner Below And Appellant And Cross Appellee On Appeal, Vs. Willie Grayeyes, An Individual, Respondent Below And Appellee And Cross-Appellant On Appeal. : Reply Brief Of Appellee/Cross-Appellant, Willie Grayeyes, Utah Supreme Court

Utah Supreme Court Briefs (2000– )

On appeal from the Seventh Judicial District CourtThe Honorable Don M. TorgersonNo. 180700016


Alaska’S Ballot Initiative Today: History, Practice, And Process, Elizabeth M. Bakalar Dec 2020

Alaska’S Ballot Initiative Today: History, Practice, And Process, Elizabeth M. Bakalar

Alaska Law Review

Since statehood, Alaska’s Constitution has included the right of the people to enact legislative change by direct democracy. The state’s initiative process as governed by the Alaska Constitution, statutes, and caselaw reflects a delicate balance of citizen participation within carefully crafted guardrails meant to ensure the efficacy of the process and the role of the legislature. Alaska courts have developed a still-evolving body of caselaw interpreting the restrictions on the subject and scope of ballot initiatives, the role of the executive and judicial branches in the initiative process, and the timing and procedural features of the process. Navigating the initiative …


Unlocking The Ballot: The Past, Present, And Future Of Alaska Native Voting Rights, Zachary R. Kaplan Dec 2020

Unlocking The Ballot: The Past, Present, And Future Of Alaska Native Voting Rights, Zachary R. Kaplan

Alaska Law Review

Racial oppression in American democracy is older than America itself. While most existing scholarship focuses on the historical disenfranchisement of Black and Latinx voters, this Note tells the story of the voting rights of a smaller, but still noteworthy marginalized American community: Alaska Natives. By contextualizing the history of Alaska Native disenfranchisement within the broader national landscape, this Note seeks to illuminate the ways in which the Alaska Native experience is similar to, and unique from, the experiences of other marginalized American communities. Although this history and present are rife with troubling discrimination, inequity, and non-compliance, this Note is ultimately …