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Winning Wirzburger And Defeating The Blaine Amendments: Arguing Present Efficacy Instead Of Past Intent, Brendan Michael Groves Dec 2005

Winning Wirzburger And Defeating The Blaine Amendments: Arguing Present Efficacy Instead Of Past Intent, Brendan Michael Groves

ExpressO

The case of Wirzburger v. Galvin, currently on a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court, may set the tone for all religious discrimination cases in the future. Massachusetts’ constitutional amendments that proscribe any citizen initiatives from either dealing with religion in general or attempting to repeal the states Blaine Amendment are at issue in the case. Petitioner’s counsel, the Becket Fund, rightly views this case as paramount in the long-march to victory over the anti-Catholic Blaine Amendments still codified in 37 state constitutions. However, they have lost almost every stage of the case.

This article argues that Wirzburger and …


Post No Bills: Can The Nba Prohibit Its Players From Wearing Tattoo Advertisements?, John Vukelj Dec 2005

Post No Bills: Can The Nba Prohibit Its Players From Wearing Tattoo Advertisements?, John Vukelj

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Rolling The Dice: Are Online Gambling Advertisers "Aiding And Abetting" Criminal Activity Or Exercising First Amendment-Protected Commercial Speech?, Megan E. Frese Dec 2005

Rolling The Dice: Are Online Gambling Advertisers "Aiding And Abetting" Criminal Activity Or Exercising First Amendment-Protected Commercial Speech?, Megan E. Frese

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Rolling The Dice: Are Online Gambling Advertisers "Aiding And Abetting" Criminal Activity Or Exercising First Amendment-Protected Commercial Speech?, Megan E. Frese Dec 2005

Rolling The Dice: Are Online Gambling Advertisers "Aiding And Abetting" Criminal Activity Or Exercising First Amendment-Protected Commercial Speech?, Megan E. Frese

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Panel I: Defamation In Sports, Gerald Eskenazi, Stephen Henniger, Gary Huckaby, Gary Belsky Dec 2005

Panel I: Defamation In Sports, Gerald Eskenazi, Stephen Henniger, Gary Huckaby, Gary Belsky

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Panel I: Defamation In Sports, Gerald Eskenazi, Stephen Henniger, Gary Huckaby, Gary Belsky Dec 2005

Panel I: Defamation In Sports, Gerald Eskenazi, Stephen Henniger, Gary Huckaby, Gary Belsky

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Blogging: A Journal Need Not A Journalist Make, Anne Flanagan Dec 2005

Blogging: A Journal Need Not A Journalist Make, Anne Flanagan

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Post No Bills: Can The Nba Prohibit Its Players From Wearing Tattoo Advertisements?, John Vukelj Dec 2005

Post No Bills: Can The Nba Prohibit Its Players From Wearing Tattoo Advertisements?, John Vukelj

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Constitutional Law—First Amendment And Freedom Of Thought—Banishing Sex Offenders: Seventh Circuit Upholds Sex Offender's Ban From Public Parks After Thinking Obscene Thoughts About Children. Doe V. City Of Lafayette, 377 F.3d 757 (7th Cir. 2004)., Elizabeth Cloud Oct 2005

Constitutional Law—First Amendment And Freedom Of Thought—Banishing Sex Offenders: Seventh Circuit Upholds Sex Offender's Ban From Public Parks After Thinking Obscene Thoughts About Children. Doe V. City Of Lafayette, 377 F.3d 757 (7th Cir. 2004)., Elizabeth Cloud

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


Historicizing Judicial Scrutiny, G. Edward White Oct 2005

Historicizing Judicial Scrutiny, G. Edward White

South Carolina Law Review

No abstract provided.


Judicial Independence And Accountability Meet Extra-Judicial Speech And The First Amendment: An Uneasy Co-Existence, Honorable Wendell L. Griffen Oct 2005

Judicial Independence And Accountability Meet Extra-Judicial Speech And The First Amendment: An Uneasy Co-Existence, Honorable Wendell L. Griffen

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


Initial Interest Confusion: Standing At The Crossroads Of Trademark Law, Jennifer E. Rothman Oct 2005

Initial Interest Confusion: Standing At The Crossroads Of Trademark Law, Jennifer E. Rothman

All Faculty Scholarship

While the benchmark of trademark infringement traditionally has been a demonstration that consumers are likely to be confused by the use of a similar or identical trademark to identify the goods or services of another, a court-created doctrine called initial interest confusion allows liability for trademark infringement solely on the basis that a consumer might initially be interested, attracted, or distracted by a competitor's, or even a non-competitor's, product or service. Initial interest confusion is being used with increasing frequency, especially on the Internet, to shut down speech critical of trademark holders and their products and services, to prevent comparative …


How It Works: Sobriety Sentencing, The Constitution And Alcoholics Anonymous. A Perspective From Aa's Founding Community, Max E. Dehn Sep 2005

How It Works: Sobriety Sentencing, The Constitution And Alcoholics Anonymous. A Perspective From Aa's Founding Community, Max E. Dehn

ExpressO

This paper analyzes the public health as well as constitutional issues that arise when persons are required by courts to participate in 12-step recovery programs.


Building Universal Digital Libraries: An Agenda For Copyright Reform , Hannibal B. Travis Aug 2005

Building Universal Digital Libraries: An Agenda For Copyright Reform , Hannibal B. Travis

ExpressO

This article proposes a series of copyright reforms to pave the way for digital library projects like Project Gutenberg, the Internet Archive, and Google Print, which promise to make much of the world’s knowledge easily searchable and accessible from anywhere. Existing law frustrates digital library growth and development by granting overlapping, overbroad, and near-perpetual copyrights in books, art, audiovisual works, and digital content. Digital libraries would benefit from an expanded public domain, revitalized fair use doctrine and originality requirement, rationalized systems for copyright registration and transfer, and a new framework for compensating copyright owners for online infringement without imposing derivative …


U.S. Supreme Court Tort Reform: Limiting State Power To Articulate And Develop Its Own Tort Law–Defamation, Preemption, And Punitive Damages, Thomas C. Galligan Aug 2005

U.S. Supreme Court Tort Reform: Limiting State Power To Articulate And Develop Its Own Tort Law–Defamation, Preemption, And Punitive Damages, Thomas C. Galligan

ExpressO

U.S. Supreme Court Tort Reform: Limiting State Power to Articulate and Develop Its Own Tort Law–Defamation, Preemption, and Punitive Damages analyzes and critiques the three primary areas in which the U.S. Supreme Court has found federal constitutional limits on a state’s power to articulate, develop, and apply its common law of torts. It is the first piece to consider all three areas together as an emerging body of jurisprudence which Professor Galligan calls U.S. Supreme Court tort reform. After setting forth a modest model of adjudication, the article applies that model to each of the three areas: defamation and related …


Counter-Majoritarian Power And Judges' Political Speech, Michael R. Dimino Aug 2005

Counter-Majoritarian Power And Judges' Political Speech, Michael R. Dimino

ExpressO

Canons of ethics restrict judicial campaigning and prohibit sitting judges from engaging in political activity. Only recently, in Republican Party v. White, 536 U.S. 765 (2002), has the Supreme Court addressed the constitutionality of these restrictions, concluding that judicial candidates must be allowed some opportunity to discuss legal and political issues in their campaigns. But White left many questions unanswered about the permissible scope of restrictions on judges’ political activity.

This Article suggests that those questions will be answered not by applying principles of free speech, but by analyzing the opportunities the restrictions provide for independent judicial policy-making. Restrictions on …


Advanced Employment Retaliation Issues, William A. Herbert Apr 2005

Advanced Employment Retaliation Issues, William A. Herbert

William A. Herbert

No abstract provided.


Roger Williams On Liberty Of Conscience, Edward J. Eberle Apr 2005

Roger Williams On Liberty Of Conscience, Edward J. Eberle

Law Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Richard Sheppard Arnold: A Distinguished Jurist, A Loyal Colleague And A Good Friend, Gerald W. Heaney Apr 2005

Richard Sheppard Arnold: A Distinguished Jurist, A Loyal Colleague And A Good Friend, Gerald W. Heaney

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


Protecting Protected Speech: First Amendment Taxonomy And The Food And Drug Administration's Regulation Of "Enduring Materials", Daniel J. Gilman Mar 2005

Protecting Protected Speech: First Amendment Taxonomy And The Food And Drug Administration's Regulation Of "Enduring Materials", Daniel J. Gilman

Faculty Scholarship

Numerous comments have called upon the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to exercise restraint in its treatment of the dissemination of “enduring materials” (e.g., textbooks, journal articles, etc.) that address off-label uses of drug or biological products. This article considers the constitutional protections that apply to enduring materials as examples of commercial speech, and questions whether such materials—even though distributed by manufacturers—might be viewed more properly as scientific speech. Four conclusions will be set forth: 1) enduring materials regarding off-label uses deserve at least as much protection as the Constitution affords commercial speech; 2) there are good reasons to think …


Substantive Due Process As A Source Of Constitutional Protection For Nonpolitical Speech, Gregory P. Magarian Mar 2005

Substantive Due Process As A Source Of Constitutional Protection For Nonpolitical Speech, Gregory P. Magarian

ExpressO

Present First Amendment doctrine presumptively protects anything within the descriptive category “expression” from government regulation, subject to balancing against countervailing government interests. As government actions during the present war on terrorism have made all too clear, that doctrine allows intolerable suppression of political debate and dissent – the expressive activity most integral to our constitutional design. At the same time, present doctrine fails to give a clear account of why the Constitution protects expressive autonomy and when that protection properly should yield to government interests, leading to an inconsistent and unsatisfying free speech regime. In this article, Professor Magarian advocates …


Originalism, Ceremonial Deism And The Pledge Of Allegiance, Z. Ryan Pahnke Mar 2005

Originalism, Ceremonial Deism And The Pledge Of Allegiance, Z. Ryan Pahnke

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Deep Freeze: Islamic Charities And The Financial War On Terror., Erich Ferrari Mar 2005

Deep Freeze: Islamic Charities And The Financial War On Terror., Erich Ferrari

The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice

A balance between anti-terror legislation and civil liberties must be struck. The United States’ “financial war on terror,” following the attacks on September 11, 2001, has had negative consequences for global philanthropy. Charities supplying aid to Muslims in the Middle East and Central Asia have been affected the most, thwarting the acceptance of aid where it is needed. Legislation like the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) has allowed the government to freeze the assets of certain Islamic charities that allegedly aid and abet terrorism. Under this Act, the President has the power to regulate international economic dealing. Subsequent amendments …


Economic Analysis Of Freedom Of Expression, Michael Rushton Mar 2005

Economic Analysis Of Freedom Of Expression, Michael Rushton

Georgia State University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Comparative Notions Of Fairness: Comparative Perspectives On The Fairness Doctrine With Special Emphasis On Israel And The United States, Guy E. Carmi Feb 2005

Comparative Notions Of Fairness: Comparative Perspectives On The Fairness Doctrine With Special Emphasis On Israel And The United States, Guy E. Carmi

Guy E Carmi

The Article offers a comparative analysis of the manner in which different legal systems refer to mechanisms that are intended to ensure fairness, impartiality, and balance in mass media reporting and on issues of public importance, namely, the Fairness Doctrine and its non-U.S. counterparts. The Article reviews several systems, yet focuses on those in Israel and the United States.

The Israeli fairness doctrine was imported from the American system, where it was subsequently repealed. Despite this fact, the Israeli Supreme Court has left the doctrine intact. The prima facie contradiction between the obsolescence of the doctrine in its land of …


Reclaiming The Public Forum: Courts Must Stand Firm Against Governmental Efforts To Displace Dissidence, Christopher B. Ford Feb 2005

Reclaiming The Public Forum: Courts Must Stand Firm Against Governmental Efforts To Displace Dissidence, Christopher B. Ford

ExpressO

Recognizing that the right to free speech for dissidents is increasingly at risk in the United States, this submission catalogs manifold methods the government has employed to constrain free speech and urges that courts not only serve as a bulwark against further erosion of public expression of dissent but endeavor to restore access to the public forum that recently has been lost. The submission surveys the background of the right to free expression and provides details and examples of the government’s increasing tendency to suppress dissident speech by deploying heavily armed police in demonstrations, committing violent acts against peaceful protesters, …


Violence, Minors And The First Amendment: What Is Unprotected Speech And What Should Be?, Abby L. Schloessman Risner Jan 2005

Violence, Minors And The First Amendment: What Is Unprotected Speech And What Should Be?, Abby L. Schloessman Risner

Saint Louis University Public Law Review

No abstract provided.


In Cases Involving Sites Of Religious Significance, Plaintiffs Will Fall In The Gap Of Judicial Deference That Exists Between The Religion Clauses Of The First Amendment, Jeff Pinter Jan 2005

In Cases Involving Sites Of Religious Significance, Plaintiffs Will Fall In The Gap Of Judicial Deference That Exists Between The Religion Clauses Of The First Amendment, Jeff Pinter

American Indian Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Demise Of The First Amendment As A Guarantor Of Religious Freedom, Ivan E. Bodensteiner Jan 2005

The Demise Of The First Amendment As A Guarantor Of Religious Freedom, Ivan E. Bodensteiner

Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Superimposing Title Vii's Adverse Action Requirement On First Amendment Retaliation Claims: A Chilling Prospect For Government Employee Speech, Rosalie Berger Levinson Jan 2005

Superimposing Title Vii's Adverse Action Requirement On First Amendment Retaliation Claims: A Chilling Prospect For Government Employee Speech, Rosalie Berger Levinson

Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.