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Levels Of Free Speech Scrutiny, Alexander Tsesis Apr 2023

Levels Of Free Speech Scrutiny, Alexander Tsesis

Indiana Law Journal

Inconsistencies abound throughout current exacting, strict, and most exacting scrutiny doctrines. Formalism also runs throughout recent cases that have opportunistically relied on the First Amendment in matters peripherally concerned with core principles of free speech. Jurisprudence that relies on the exacting scrutiny standard remains significantly under-theorized. The uncertainty creates doctrinal flux that shifts from case-to-case. The same unexplained malleability appears in the most exacting scrutiny jurisprudence. The Court, moreover, sometimes refers to these two standards as equivalent to strict scrutiny. On the other hand, during the last decade, and most recently in 2021, various opinions have also used exacting scrutiny …


Compelled Speech And Doctrinal Fluidity, David Han Jul 2022

Compelled Speech And Doctrinal Fluidity, David Han

Indiana Law Journal

Even within the messy and complicated confines of First Amendment jurisprudence, compelled speech doctrine stands out in its complexity and conceptual murkiness— a state of affairs that has only been exacerbated by the Supreme Court’s decisions in NIFLA v. Becerra and Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. This Essay observes that as the Court’s compelled speech jurisprudence has grown increasingly complex, it has also manifested a troubling degree of fluidity, where the doctrinal framework has grown so incoherent, imprecise, and unstable that it can be readily shaped by courts to plausibly justify a wide range of …


Penises, Nipples, And Bums, Oh My!: An Examination Of How Freedom Of Expression Applies To Public Nudity, Clara Gutwein Aug 2021

Penises, Nipples, And Bums, Oh My!: An Examination Of How Freedom Of Expression Applies To Public Nudity, Clara Gutwein

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

How do you solve a problem like the nipple? A woman's nipples are both erotic and utilitarian, obscene and maternal. She must never show them in public. She must show them to feed her child. Nipples are for men. Nipples are for babies. Nipples, it seems, are for everyone except a woman herself. The law, too, has something to say about nipples. It is completely constitutional for the government to prevent women from publicly showing their nipples in order to protect morality and public order. Thus, the law assumes an inversely proportional relationship between the number of publicly exposed nipples …


Public Policy And The Insurability Of Cyber Risk, Asaf Lubin Apr 2021

Public Policy And The Insurability Of Cyber Risk, Asaf Lubin

Articles by Maurer Faculty

In June 2017, the food and beverage conglomerate Mondelez International became a victim of the NotPetya ransomware attack. Around 1,700 of its servers and 24,000 of the company’s laptops were suddenly and permanently unusable. Commercial supply and distribution disruptions, theft of credentials from many users, and unfulfilled customer orders soon followed, leading to losses that totaled more than $100 million. Unfortunately, Zurich, which had sold the company a property insurance policy that included a variety of coverages, informed Mondelez in 2018 that cyber coverage would be denied under the policy based on the “war exclusion clause.” This case, now pending, …


What's The Deal With Revlon?, Zachary Gubler Jan 2021

What's The Deal With Revlon?, Zachary Gubler

Indiana Law Journal

Under the Revlon doctrine, courts are to apply a higher level of scrutiny in certain takeover situations in an attempt to control potential conflicts of interest that might prejudice target shareholders. However, the doctrine has always had sufficient “play in the joints” that one might reasonably wonder whether it has much of an effect in practice on short-term shareholder returns. Additionally, in recent years, the trend in Delaware’s Revlon jurisprudence seems to be to defer to the target board as long as there are no glaring conflicts of interest. Taken together, these facts raise concern over the continued relevance of …


How To Fix Legal Scholarmush, Adam Kolber Oct 2020

How To Fix Legal Scholarmush, Adam Kolber

Indiana Law Journal

Legal scholars often fail to distinguish descriptive claims about what the law is from normative claims about what it ought to be. The distinction couldn’t be more important, yet scholars frequently mix it up, leading them to mistake legal authority for moral authority, treat current law as a justification for itself, and generally use rhetorical strategies more appropriate for legal practice than scholarship. As a result, scholars sometimes talk past each other, generating not scholarship but “scholarmush.”

In recent years, legal scholarship has been criticized as too theoretical. When it comes to normative scholarship, however, the criticism is off the …


The Fourth Amendment At Home, Thomas P. Crocker Oct 2020

The Fourth Amendment At Home, Thomas P. Crocker

Indiana Law Journal

A refuge, a domain of personal privacy, and the seat of familial life, the home holds a special place in Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. Supreme Court opinions are replete with statements affirming the special status of the home. Fourth Amendment text places special emphasis on securing protections for the home in addition to persons, papers, and effects against unwarranted government intrusion. Beyond the Fourth Amendment, the home has a unique place within constitutional structure. The home receives privacy protections in addition to sheltering other constitutional values protected by the Due Process Clause and the First Amendment. For example, under the Due …


The Kavanaugh Court And The Schechter-To-Chevron Spectrum: How The New Supreme Court Will Make The Administrative State More Democratically Accountable, Justin Walker Jul 2020

The Kavanaugh Court And The Schechter-To-Chevron Spectrum: How The New Supreme Court Will Make The Administrative State More Democratically Accountable, Justin Walker

Indiana Law Journal

In a typical year, Congress passes roughly 800 pages of law—that’s about a seveninch

stack of paper. But in the same year, federal administrative agencies promulgate

80,000 pages of regulations—which makes an eleven-foot paper pillar. This move

toward electorally unaccountable administrators deciding federal policy began in

1935, accelerated in the 1940s, and has peaked in the recent decades. Rather than

elected representatives, unelected bureaucrats increasingly make the vast majority

of the nation’s laws—a trend facilitated by the Supreme Court’s decisions in three

areas: delegation, deference, and independence.

This trend is about to be reversed. In the coming years, Congress will …


Sticks, Stones, And So-Called Judges: Why The Era Of Trump Necessitates Revisiting Presidential Influence On The Courts, Quinn W. Crowley Jan 2019

Sticks, Stones, And So-Called Judges: Why The Era Of Trump Necessitates Revisiting Presidential Influence On The Courts, Quinn W. Crowley

Indiana Law Journal

This Note will be primarily divided into three main sections. Part I of this Note will begin by discussing the importance of judicial independence in modern society and the role of elected officials in shaping the public perception of the courts. Additionally, as problems of judicial legitimacy are age-old and date back to America’s founding, Part I will include a brief discussion of an early clash between President Thomas Jefferson and the courts.

Parts II and III of this Note will seek to place President Trump’s conduct towards the judicial branch within the proper historical context. Part II examines the …


Do Corporations Have Religious Beliefs?, Jason Iuliano Jan 2015

Do Corporations Have Religious Beliefs?, Jason Iuliano

Indiana Law Journal

Despite two hundred years of jurisprudence on the topic of corporate personhood, the Supreme Court has failed to endorse a philosophically defensible theory of the corporation. In this Article, I attempt to fill that void. Drawing upon the extensive philosophical literature on personhood and group agency, I argue that corporations qualify as persons in their own right. This leads me to answer the titular question with an emphatic yes. Contrary to how it first seems, that conclusion does not warrant granting expansive constitutional rights to corporations. It actually suggests the opposite. Using the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate as a …


Roscoe Pound And The Future Of The Good Government Movement, Charles G. Geyh Jan 2007

Roscoe Pound And The Future Of The Good Government Movement, Charles G. Geyh

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Book Review. Vom Volkerrecht Zum Weltrecht By Angelika Emmerich-Fritsche, Jost Delbruck Jan 2007

Book Review. Vom Volkerrecht Zum Weltrecht By Angelika Emmerich-Fritsche, Jost Delbruck

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


As I Was Saying....A Selection Of Lectures And Informal Talks On Law And Universities And The Communities That Usually Tolerate And Sometimes Support Them, William Burnett Harvey Jan 1999

As I Was Saying....A Selection Of Lectures And Informal Talks On Law And Universities And The Communities That Usually Tolerate And Sometimes Support Them, William Burnett Harvey

Historic Documents

A 349 page collection of talks and recollections compiled by former Indiana University School of Law Dean, William Burnett Harvey. The collection is broken down into four parts: Reflections on the Rule of Law, The African Experience, Reflections on Education, Universities and Law, and Miscellaneous Musings.

Two appendixes are included. The first is a bibliography, and the second is two narrative accounts of Harvey's time in Ghana and his final years at Indiana University during the turbulent 1960s.


The Material Basis Of Jurisprudence, Richard A. Posner Jan 1993

The Material Basis Of Jurisprudence, Richard A. Posner

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Sources Of Judicial Distrust Of Social Science Evidence: A Comparison Of Social Science And Jurisprudence, Constance R. Lindman Jul 1989

Sources Of Judicial Distrust Of Social Science Evidence: A Comparison Of Social Science And Jurisprudence, Constance R. Lindman

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Comment On Fikentscher's Paper -- Modes Of Thought In Law And Justice -- A Preliminary Report On A Study In Legal Anthropology, Jerome Hall Jan 1988

Comment On Fikentscher's Paper -- Modes Of Thought In Law And Justice -- A Preliminary Report On A Study In Legal Anthropology, Jerome Hall

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


The Use Of Evolution Theory In Law, M. B. W. Sinclair Jan 1987

The Use Of Evolution Theory In Law, M. B. W. Sinclair

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


The Future Of Legal Scholarship And The Search For A Modern Theory Of Law, Donald H. Gjerdingen Jan 1986

The Future Of Legal Scholarship And The Search For A Modern Theory Of Law, Donald H. Gjerdingen

Articles by Maurer Faculty

In this Article, Professor Gjerdingen argues that the current crisis in legal scholarship can be traced to a change in the dominant concept of American law. He argues that virtually all of the significant schools of American legal thought during the last century, from Langdellian orthodoxy to realism to the legal process school, were dominated by a concept of law that separated law and politics. This concept of law, which he terms "conventionalism," presumed that law was an autonomous, apolitical discipline dominated by the study of adjudication and classical common law categories. In contrast, the new legal scholarship of the …


Paul, The Lawyer, On Law, Jerome Hall Jan 1985

Paul, The Lawyer, On Law, Jerome Hall

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


A Response To D.A.J. Richards' Defense Of Freewheeling Constitutional Adjudication, Raoul Berger Jul 1984

A Response To D.A.J. Richards' Defense Of Freewheeling Constitutional Adjudication, Raoul Berger

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Professor Dworkin's Views On Legal Positivism, Genaro R. Carrio Jan 1979

Professor Dworkin's Views On Legal Positivism, Genaro R. Carrio

Indiana Law Journal

This article was delivered on March 15 & 16, 1979, at the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, as a part of the Addison C. Harris lecture series.


Justice Story's Doctrine Of Judicial Supremacy And The Uncertain Search For A Neutral Principle In The Charles River Bridge Case, C. Lee Mangas Jan 1977

Justice Story's Doctrine Of Judicial Supremacy And The Uncertain Search For A Neutral Principle In The Charles River Bridge Case, C. Lee Mangas

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Integrative Jurisprudence, Jerome Hall Jan 1976

Integrative Jurisprudence, Jerome Hall

Articles by Maurer Faculty

Editorial Note: The following paper was originally presented in Mexico City on December 10, 1975, in a symposium honoring Professor Emeritus Luis Recasens Siches of the National University of Mexico.


Antilaw Sentiments And Their Philosophical Foundations, Edgar Bodenheimer Jan 1971

Antilaw Sentiments And Their Philosophical Foundations, Edgar Bodenheimer

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Law And Today's Crisis-Situations, Thomas E. Davitt Jan 1971

Law And Today's Crisis-Situations, Thomas E. Davitt

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Rule Of Just Law, William B. Harvey Apr 1966

The Rule Of Just Law, William B. Harvey

Indiana Law Journal

Speech delivered on Law Day, April 30, 1966, at Bloomington, Indiana.


Comparative Law And Jurisprudence, Jerome Hall Jan 1966

Comparative Law And Jurisprudence, Jerome Hall

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Analytic Philosophy And Jurisprudence, Jerome Hall Jan 1966

Analytic Philosophy And Jurisprudence, Jerome Hall

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


The Morality Of Law, By Lon L. Fuller, Edwin W. Tucker Jan 1965

The Morality Of Law, By Lon L. Fuller, Edwin W. Tucker

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


From Legal Theory To Integrative Jurisprudence, Jerome Hall Jan 1964

From Legal Theory To Integrative Jurisprudence, Jerome Hall

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.