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Burning Down The House: How Libertarian Philosophy Was Corrupted By Delusion And Greed (Book Review), Julie Tedjeske Crane Jan 2023

Burning Down The House: How Libertarian Philosophy Was Corrupted By Delusion And Greed (Book Review), Julie Tedjeske Crane

Faculty Scholarly Works

No abstract provided.


Lawyers, Mistakes, And Moral Growth, Vincent R. Johnson Jan 2022

Lawyers, Mistakes, And Moral Growth, Vincent R. Johnson

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics

Vincent R. Johnson, professor at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, reviews The Man in the Ditch: A Redemption Story for Today by Dallas attorney Mike H. Bassett.


Keeping Up With New Legal Titles, Franklin L. Runge Jul 2020

Keeping Up With New Legal Titles, Franklin L. Runge

Library Scholarship

This review examines Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System, a new book by Alec Karakatsanis.


Examining Death Penalty Ballot Measures: A Review Of Austin Sarat’S The Death Penalty On The Ballot, Michael Conklin Jun 2020

Examining Death Penalty Ballot Measures: A Review Of Austin Sarat’S The Death Penalty On The Ballot, Michael Conklin

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Borrowing American Ideas To Improve Chinese Tort Law, Yongxia Wang Apr 2020

Borrowing American Ideas To Improve Chinese Tort Law, Yongxia Wang

St. Mary's Law Journal

As China develops its modern jurisprudence it faces a choice between emulating the legal frameworks of civil law countries or common law countries. Thus far, the civil law path has allowed for a rapid expansion of Chinese tort law, but jurists have found difficulty in applying such generalized statutory schemes with the absence of supporting judicial interpretation. Cognizant of the differences between the public policy of common law countries and China, Vincent Johnson’s Mastering Torts (Měiguó Qīnquán Fǎ) provides this guidance through the lens of American tort law. The hornbook takes care to simplify the role of judicial …


De-Democratizing Criminal Law, Benjamin Levin Jan 2020

De-Democratizing Criminal Law, Benjamin Levin

Publications

No abstract provided.


So You Want To Talk About Race By Ijeoma Oluo, Nicole P. Dyszlewski Oct 2019

So You Want To Talk About Race By Ijeoma Oluo, Nicole P. Dyszlewski

Law Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Daniel Amsterdam's Roaring Metropolis: Businessmen's Campaign For A Civic Welfare State, Laura Phillips Sawyer Jan 2019

Daniel Amsterdam's Roaring Metropolis: Businessmen's Campaign For A Civic Welfare State, Laura Phillips Sawyer

Scholarly Works

Daniel Amsterdam’s Roaring Metropolis: Businessmen’s Campaign for a Civic Welfare State challenges the conventional narrative of early twentieth-century American businessmen as promoting laissezfaire or antistatist politics. Instead, as Amsterdam argues, elite business leaders campaigned vigorously for greater municipal spending on civic welfare projects, which included building and improving public schools, public health infrastructure, parks and playgrounds, libraries, and museums. Rather than focus on national-level business in- government, his narrative traverses multiple cities (Detroit, Philadelphia, and Atlanta) to demonstrate both the diversity of political challenges and institutional constraints that civic-minded reformers faced as well as the striking convergence of civic welfare …


Narratives Of Self Government In Making The Case, Benjamin Berger Jan 2017

Narratives Of Self Government In Making The Case, Benjamin Berger

Articles & Book Chapters

This is a book about persuasion. In Making the Case: The Art of the Judicial Opinion, Paul Kahn draws the judicial opinion into the centre of our field of vision and invites us to join him in inquiring into the role that it plays shaping our legal and political communities, and in seeking to understand how it does its work. Ultimately, he shows that persuasion is at the heart of the judicial opinion and, with that, at the heart of the rule of law.


Pressing Charges, Zohra Ahmed Jan 2017

Pressing Charges, Zohra Ahmed

Scholarly Works

There is a prosecutor in Manhattan Criminal Court who wears a Black Lives Matter button on the job. One day, a group of public defenders, myself included, found him alone in a courtroom where only quality of life offenses are heard, authorizing plea bargains more lenient than the standard recommendations of the New York County District Attorney’s office: reducing fines, reducing community service, even avoiding convictions. The button seemed a puzzling appropriation for a prosecutor. At the height of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2015, after all, public defenders had worn the same pins in court only to face …


Can John Coffee Rescue The Private Attorney General? Lessons From The Credit Card Wars, Myriam E. Gilles Apr 2016

Can John Coffee Rescue The Private Attorney General? Lessons From The Credit Card Wars, Myriam E. Gilles

Articles

Partisans on one side of the class action debates argue that the class device is a critical enforcement tool that increases much-needed access to justice. Combatants on the other side scoff that class actions are tools for shaking down corporations for settlement payments and attorneys’ fees in unmeritorious cases. In his most recent book, Entrepreneurial Litigation: Its Rise, Fall and Future, John C. Coffee puts both sides in their place, providing an account that, he aptly tells us, “has long been missing in the literature, in large part because academics writing in this area either have been so ideologically committed …


The Role Of The Courts In Creating Racial Identity In Early New Orleans, Jack M. Beermann Mar 2016

The Role Of The Courts In Creating Racial Identity In Early New Orleans, Jack M. Beermann

Faculty Scholarship

Reviewing Kenneth R. Aslakson, Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans (New York University Press 2014).


The racial history of New Orleans is unique among American cities, as is Louisiana's among the history of American states. In the antebellum period, there were more free people of color in New Orleans than in any other city in the South, and free people of color lived, and often prospered, throughout Louisiana. The presence of so many free people of color in New Orleans, and Louisiana more generally, arose from many factors, including the consequences …


Confounding Ockham's Razor: Minilateralism And International Economic Regulation, Eric C. Chaffee Jan 2016

Confounding Ockham's Razor: Minilateralism And International Economic Regulation, Eric C. Chaffee

Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law

In Minilateralism: How Trade Alliances, Soft Law, and Financial Engineering Are Redefining Economic Statecraft, Professor Chris Brummer embraces the complexity of the global economic system and its regulation by exploring the emerging role and dominance of varying strands of economic collaboration and regulation that he collectively refers to as “minilateralism.” In describing the turn toward minilateralism, Brummer notes a number of key features of this new minilateral system, including a shift away from global cooperation to strategic alliances composed of the smallest group necessary to achieve a particular goal, a turn from formal treaties to informal non-binding accords and other …


Resistance Songs: Mobilizing The Law And Politics Of Community, Anthony V. Alfieri Jan 2015

Resistance Songs: Mobilizing The Law And Politics Of Community, Anthony V. Alfieri

Articles

No abstract provided.


Paul D. Moreno's The American State From The Civil War To The New Deal: The Twilight Of Constitutionalism And The Triumph Of Progressivism, Laura Phillips Sawyer Jan 2014

Paul D. Moreno's The American State From The Civil War To The New Deal: The Twilight Of Constitutionalism And The Triumph Of Progressivism, Laura Phillips Sawyer

Scholarly Works

Paul Moreno, the Grewcock Chair in Constitutional History at Hillsdale College, sets out to explain how the natural rights constitutionalism of the Founders was replaced by an ‘entitlement-based welfare state of modern liberalism’ by the late 1930s. The book is an ‘analytic narrative’, drawing on both constitutional theory and current ‘public choice’ law and economics, and contributes to recent scholarship by libertarian-minded legal scholars, such as David Bernstein and David Mayer, among others.


Book Review Of Hacking: The Next Generation (Written By Nitesh Dhanjani, Billy Rios & Brett Hardin), Katina Michael Jun 2012

Book Review Of Hacking: The Next Generation (Written By Nitesh Dhanjani, Billy Rios & Brett Hardin), Katina Michael

Professor Katina Michael

Hacking: The Next Generation demonstrates just how hackers continue to exploit “back doors”. New ways of working and new ways of communicating have meant that the number of attack vectors continue to rise rapidly. This provides hackers with a greater number of opportunities to penetrate systems using blended approaches while organizations struggle to come up to speed with the latest technology developments and commensurate security capabilities. Dealing with anticipated threats is a lot harder than dealing with known threats.


Book Review Of Michelle Oberman’S And Cheryl L. Meyer’S “When Mothers Kill: Interviews From Prison”, Michael L. Perlin Jan 2011

Book Review Of Michelle Oberman’S And Cheryl L. Meyer’S “When Mothers Kill: Interviews From Prison”, Michael L. Perlin

Other Publications

No abstract provided.


Medical Malpractice (Book Review), Robert B. Leflar Dec 2010

Medical Malpractice (Book Review), Robert B. Leflar

Robert B Leflar

This is a review of Medical Malpractice, by Frank Sloan and Lindsey Chepke. This superb book provides a balanced, comprehensive, factual overview of the structure, flaws, and merits of the U.S. legal system relating to malpractice; the causes of cyclical insurance pricing and availability difficulties; ameliorative initiatives both implemented and proposed; and the political considerations affecting the achievability of leading reform proposals. The authors' evidence-based stances will discommode many participants in the malpractice debate, physicians and trial lawyers alike. The book debunks widely-held "myths of medical malpractice" propounded by medical tort reformers. However, the authors also conclude that "no convincing …


Depriving Law Reform Of Its Potential? New Perspectives On The Public-Private Divide Law Commission Of Canada, Ed. (Vancouver: University Of British Columbia Press, 2003), Richard Devlin Frsc Jan 2005

Depriving Law Reform Of Its Potential? New Perspectives On The Public-Private Divide Law Commission Of Canada, Ed. (Vancouver: University Of British Columbia Press, 2003), Richard Devlin Frsc

Articles, Book Chapters, & Popular Press

New Perspectives on the Public-Private Divide is the second installment in a new series, Legal Dimensions, sponsored by the Canadian Association of Law Teachers, the Canadian Law and Society Association, the Canadian Council of Law Deans and the Law Commission of Canada. The ambitions of this series are large: to "examine various issues of law reform form a multidisciplinary perspective [and]... to advance our knowledge about law and society through the analysis of fundamental aspects of law."

The focus on the public-private divide is an excellent choice for the Legal Dimensions Series for no matter how one conceptualizes the relationship, …


Aliens In Our Midst Post-9/11: Legislating Outsider-Ness Within The Borders, Sylvia R. Lazos, Raquel E. Aldana Jan 2005

Aliens In Our Midst Post-9/11: Legislating Outsider-Ness Within The Borders, Sylvia R. Lazos, Raquel E. Aldana

Scholarly Works

Three recent books written by Professors Bill Ong Hing, Kevin R. Johnson, and Victor C. Romero provide skillfully crafted roadmaps with which to understand the key emerging issues that will shape immigration law well into the next decade: the relationship of immigration control to national security. This Review captures the insights provided by these three authors to examine the restrictive laws and policies aimed at noncitizens in the name of national security as highlighted by the current efforts to federalize driver’s licenses. As this Review explains, these three books map the current antagonistic attitudes towards noncitizens post 9/11, and serve …


Book Review: Bachrach And Turner, Sugar’S Life In The Hood: A Story Of A Former Welfare Mother, Frank W. Munger Jan 2003

Book Review: Bachrach And Turner, Sugar’S Life In The Hood: A Story Of A Former Welfare Mother, Frank W. Munger

Other Publications

No abstract provided.


Book Review: In The Hands Of The People: The Trial Jury's Origins, Triumphs, Troubles, And Future In American Democracy By William L. Dwyer, Philip A. Talmadge Jan 2002

Book Review: In The Hands Of The People: The Trial Jury's Origins, Triumphs, Troubles, And Future In American Democracy By William L. Dwyer, Philip A. Talmadge

Seattle University Law Review

The author recommends In The Hands of the People to every high school or college civics instructor as a basic text on America's jury system. In this book, Judge Dwyer traces the history of the jury system in Anglo-American legal history from its earliest inception to its present status in the American justice system.


"A Fascination Without Scruples": American Popular Culture And Its Corrosive Impact On The Law (Reviewing Richard K. Sherwin, When Law Goes Pop: The Vanishing Line Between Law And Popular Culture (2000))., Robert F. Blomquist Jan 2001

"A Fascination Without Scruples": American Popular Culture And Its Corrosive Impact On The Law (Reviewing Richard K. Sherwin, When Law Goes Pop: The Vanishing Line Between Law And Popular Culture (2000))., Robert F. Blomquist

Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Reading Wars: Understanding The Debate Over How Best To Teach Children To Read, Kenneth Anderson Jun 2000

The Reading Wars: Understanding The Debate Over How Best To Teach Children To Read, Kenneth Anderson

Book Reviews

Review essay on National Reading Panel, Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction; G. Coles, Reading Lessons: The Debate Over Literacy; G. Coles, Misreading Reading: The Bad Science That Hurts Children; M. Stout, The Feel-Good Curriculum: The Dumbing Down of America's Kids in the Name of Self-Esteem; D. McGuinness, Why Our Children Can't Read and What We Can Do About It. What is it about teaching reading that arouses such passions in Americans? Shall we have phonics or whole language or both? Why this debate should be …


The Reading Wars: Understanding The Debate Over How Best To Teach Children To Read, Kenneth Anderson Jun 2000

The Reading Wars: Understanding The Debate Over How Best To Teach Children To Read, Kenneth Anderson

Kenneth Anderson

This 2000 review essay from the Los Angeles Times Book Review examines the perennial debate over teaching reading to children - phonics or whole language.


Critical Race Theory And Autobiography: Can A Popular Genre Make A Serious Academic Contribution?, Sylvia R. Lazos Jan 2000

Critical Race Theory And Autobiography: Can A Popular Genre Make A Serious Academic Contribution?, Sylvia R. Lazos

Scholarly Works

This Essay reviews “Notes of a Racial Caste Baby, Colorblindness and the End of Affirmative Action” by Bryan K. Fair, “How Did You Get to Be a Mexican? a White/Brown Man's Search for Identity” by Kevin R. Johnson, and “To be an American: Cultural Pluralism and the Rhetoric of Assimilation” by Bill Ong Hing. This Essay examines the potential contributions each book makes to legal scholarship and the popular press. The Essay first describes how each author uses the autobiographical narrative and what these narratives accomplish. The Essay examines each book's legal agenda and assesses how well each author achieves …


The Erotics Of Virtue (Obituary Essay On Dominique Aury/Pauline Reage, Author Of Story Of O), Kenneth Anderson Jun 1999

The Erotics Of Virtue (Obituary Essay On Dominique Aury/Pauline Reage, Author Of Story Of O), Kenneth Anderson

Kenneth Anderson

This essay originally appeared in the LA Times book review as an obituary essay on Dominique Aury, author (under the name Pauline Reage) of the pornographic classic Story of O. The essay argues that Story of O is a fairy tale in which the heroine, O, seeks to escape from modernity's enforced virtues of equality, freedom, and choice into a world of the virtues of hierarchy - the eroticized analogues of religious submission. The novel is driven forward by a downward spiral in which O seeks to surrender herself to her masters and so escape from modernity's insistence on liberty …


Calling To Account, Stephen Ellmann Jan 1999

Calling To Account, Stephen Ellmann

Other Publications

No abstract provided.


Liberalism And Abortion, Robin West Jan 1999

Liberalism And Abortion, Robin West

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

First in a groundbreaking book, Breaking the Abortion Deadlock: From Choice to Consent, published in 1996, then in various public fora, from academic conference panels to Christian radio call-in shows, and now in a major law review article entitled My Body, My Consent: Securing the Constitutional Right to Abortion Funding, Eileen McDonagh has sought to redefine drastically our understanding of the still deeply contested right to an abortion, and hence, of the nature of the constitutional protections which in her view this embattled right deserves. Her argument is complicated and subtle, but its basic thrust can be readily …


The Zealous Advocacy Of Justice In A Less Than Ideal Legal World, Robin West Jan 1999

The Zealous Advocacy Of Justice In A Less Than Ideal Legal World, Robin West

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

In The Practice of Justice, William Simon addresses a widely recognized dilemma -- the moral degradation of the legal profession that seems to be the unpleasant by-product of an adversarial system of resolving disputes -- with a bold claim: Lawyers involved in either the representation of private rights or the public interest should be zealous advocates of justice, rather than their clients' interests. If lawyers were to do what this reorientation of their basic identity would dictate -- that is, if lawyers were to zealously pursue justice according to law, rather than zealously pursue through all marginally lawful means whatever …