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Poverty, The Great Unequalizer: Improving The Delivery System For Civil Legal Aid, Latonia Haney Keith Jan 2017

Poverty, The Great Unequalizer: Improving The Delivery System For Civil Legal Aid, Latonia Haney Keith

Catholic University Law Review

When individuals in the United States face civil justice issues, they are not entitled to legal counsel and therefore must secure paid counsel, proceed pro se or qualify for free legal assistance. As a result of the economic downturn, the number of Americans who are unable to afford legal counsel is now at an all-time high. In response to this ever-widening justice gap, the public interest community has launched multiple initiatives to supplement the underfunded legal aid system. Though valiant, this article argues that this approach has unfortunately created a complex, fragmented and overlapping delivery system for legal aid. This …


Advocacy As Moral Discourse, Thomas L. Shaffer Nov 2013

Advocacy As Moral Discourse, Thomas L. Shaffer

Thomas L. Shaffer

No abstract provided.


The Three Economies: An Essay In Honor Of Joseph Sax, Zygmunt J.B. Plater Oct 2011

The Three Economies: An Essay In Honor Of Joseph Sax, Zygmunt J.B. Plater

Zygmunt J.B. Plater

How does one evaluate the important public values and impacts of things that do not have a market price and then integrate them into the fabric of our system of social governance? That question lies within most or all of Joseph Sax's work over the years. The first part of this article represents an attempt to distill some of Joseph Sax's intellectual dimensions, beyond those already chronicled in the comments of other contributors to this symposium, with some linked themes and observations drawn from Sax beyond his writings. The second part, instigated by several of Sax's articles, presents "The Three …


The Role Of Politics And Policy In Television Regulation, Christopher S. Yoo Jan 2004

The Role Of Politics And Policy In Television Regulation, Christopher S. Yoo

All Faculty Scholarship

This article is a reply to Thomas Hazlett’s commentary on my article entitled, “Rethinking the Commitment to Free, Local Television.” Although politics and public choice theory represent an important approach for analyzing government actions, economic policy still exercises some influence over the regulation of television. On the one hand, we agree that the regulatory preference of free television and local programming is more a reflection of political considerations than economic policy and that the importance of promoting communities of interest over geographic communities, and the potential for new services such as Digital Audio Radio Services to benefit consumers. On the …


The Discretionary Power Of "Public" Prosecutors In Historical Perspective, Carolyn B. Ramsey Jan 2002

The Discretionary Power Of "Public" Prosecutors In Historical Perspective, Carolyn B. Ramsey

Publications

Norms urging prosecutors to seek justice by playing a quasi-judicial role and striving for fairness to defendants are often assumed to have deep historical roots. Yet, in fact, such a conception of the prosecutor's role is relatively new. Based on archival research on the papers of the New York County District Attorney's Office, "The Discretionary Power of 'Public' Prosecutors in Historical Perspective" explores the meaning of the word "public" as it applied to prosecutors in the nineteenth century. This article shows that, in the early days of public prosecution, district attorneys were expected to maximize convictions and leave defendants' rights …


Rights, Capabilities, And The Good Society, Robin West Jan 2001

Rights, Capabilities, And The Good Society, Robin West

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

In Part I this essay explores and then criticizes the two major arguments behind the conventional wisdom that rights undermine efforts to secure a state role in ensuring the material preconditions for a good society, and therefore, the material preconditions for the development of those human capabilities essential to a fully human life. I conclude in this part that this understanding of rights is mistaken. In Part II, I urge that the pragmatic argument put forward by rights critics and some welfare advocates for forgoing rights-talk and rights-rhetoric also fails: there are very real costs, both in theory and in …


Abdication Can Be Fun, Join The Orgy, Everyone: A Simpleton’S Perspective On Abdication Of Federal Land Management Responsibilities, George Cameron Coggins Oct 1995

Abdication Can Be Fun, Join The Orgy, Everyone: A Simpleton’S Perspective On Abdication Of Federal Land Management Responsibilities, George Cameron Coggins

Challenging Federal Ownership and Management: Public Lands and Public Benefits (October 11-13)

14 pages.


The Federalist Papers: The Framers Construct An Orrery, Harold H. Bruff Jan 1993

The Federalist Papers: The Framers Construct An Orrery, Harold H. Bruff

Publications

No abstract provided.


From Askhabad, To Wellton-Mohawk, To Los Angeles: The Drought In Water Policy, David H. Getches Jan 1993

From Askhabad, To Wellton-Mohawk, To Los Angeles: The Drought In Water Policy, David H. Getches

Publications

No abstract provided.


Aldo Leopold And Western Water Law: Thinking Perpendicular To The Prior Appropriation Doctrine, Charles F. Wilkinson Jan 1989

Aldo Leopold And Western Water Law: Thinking Perpendicular To The Prior Appropriation Doctrine, Charles F. Wilkinson

Publications

No abstract provided.


The Headwaters Of The Public Trust: Some Thoughts On The Source And Scope Of The Traditional Doctrine, Charles F. Wilkinson Jan 1989

The Headwaters Of The Public Trust: Some Thoughts On The Source And Scope Of The Traditional Doctrine, Charles F. Wilkinson

Publications

No abstract provided.


Restoring The Biological Integrity Of Everglades National Park, Estus D. Whitfield Sep 1986

Restoring The Biological Integrity Of Everglades National Park, Estus D. Whitfield

External Development Affecting the National Parks: Preserving "The Best Idea We Ever Had" (September 14-16)

29 pages.

Contains references.


Diligence Requirements Under The Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act Of 1975, Gail L. Wurtzler Jun 1985

Diligence Requirements Under The Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act Of 1975, Gail L. Wurtzler

Public Lands Mineral Leasing: Issues and Directions (Summer Conference, June 10-11)

51 pages.

Contains references.


The Public Trust Doctrine: Conflict With Traditional Western Water Law?, Harrison C. Dunning Jun 1985

The Public Trust Doctrine: Conflict With Traditional Western Water Law?, Harrison C. Dunning

Western Water Law in Transition (Summer Conference, June 3-5)

24 pages.

Contains references.


The Distrust Of Politics, Terrance Sandalow Jan 1981

The Distrust Of Politics, Terrance Sandalow

Articles

In this Article, Dean Sandalow considers the justifications advanced by those who favor the removal of certain political issues from the political process by extending the reach of judicial review. He begins by examining the distrust of politics in a different context, discussing the proposals made by the Progressives for reforming municipal government, as a vehicle to expose the assumptions underlying the current debate. His comparison of the two historical settings reveals many similarities between the Progressives' reform proposals and the contemporary justiflcations.[or the displacement of politics with constitutional law. Dean Sandalow concludes that the distrust of politics rests not …


Advocacy As Moral Discourse, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 1979

Advocacy As Moral Discourse, Thomas L. Shaffer

Journal Articles

Advocacy at its best is a form of reconciliation. It reconciles the advocate with those whose champion he proposes to be. It reconciles the advocate with his hearers. It reconciles the person whose cause is advocated with the persons who hear advocacy. It brings to community life a new sense of the interests of those the community neglects. It seeks to make things better. It is moral discourse.

This article will examine advocacy in two contexts. The first is advocacy to an institution, conducted in the name of justice or the welfare of the community; one might call this first …


The Right Of Privacy, Louis Nizer Feb 1941

The Right Of Privacy, Louis Nizer

Michigan Law Review

It is only during the last half-century that the law has recognized the "right to be let alone"-the right under certain circumstances to protect one's name and physiognomy from becoming public property.

No mention of such a right will be found in the works of the great political philosophers and tract-writers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries-Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Spencer, Paine. In discoursing on "natural rights," "the state of nature," "social contract," and "the inalienable rights of man," they were concerned only with the power of the state to abridge the liberties of the people. Society had not yet …


Prohibition - Is The Writ Of Prohibition A Prerogative Writ?, Russel T. Walker Mar 1939

Prohibition - Is The Writ Of Prohibition A Prerogative Writ?, Russel T. Walker

Michigan Law Review

The writ of prohibition originally issued from the king's temporal courts to the ecclesiastical courts to prevent any usurpation of jurisdiction of the king's courts by the spiritual courts. Prohibition has been classed as one of the prerogative writs, that is, a writ issued by the extraordinary power of the sovereign to interfere with private rights in order to preserve the prerogatives and franchises of the state. The writ of prohibition differed historically from the other prerogative writs in that its issuance was not discretionary with the court, but rather it was held to issue as a matter of right …


The Effect Of Inflation On Private Contracts: United States, 1861-1879, John P. Dawson, Frank E. Cooper Apr 1935

The Effect Of Inflation On Private Contracts: United States, 1861-1879, John P. Dawson, Frank E. Cooper

Michigan Law Review

The Northern inflation coincided almost exactly in its early stages with the inflation in the South, and was produced by the same basic factor - a budgetary deficit due to war expenditure. The financial mobilization of the North was handicapped at the outset by a deficit inherited from the previous administration and by an impaired national credit. The prompt response of the Northern banks enabled the Treasury to overcome this initial handicap and to finance the greatly increased expenditure through the early months of the war. How long orthodox methods of borrowing would have sufficed has been ever since a …


State Utilities And The Supreme Court, 1922-1930, Thomas Reed Powell Jun 1931

State Utilities And The Supreme Court, 1922-1930, Thomas Reed Powell

Michigan Law Review

While enterprises that are "affected with a public interest" or "devoted to a public use" or that come within the class of strict public utilities may be compelled to do a number of things that strictly private enterprise may avoid, the power over utilities is not unlimited. Requirements deemed onerous may be contested as denials of due process of law. The constitutional issue thus raised under the Fourteenth Amendment entitles protestants to start injunction proceedings in federal courts and to seek appeals to the United States Supreme Court from unfavorable decisions of state courts. Often the complaint is not of …


Going Value And Rate Valuation, Ben W. Lewis May 1928

Going Value And Rate Valuation, Ben W. Lewis

Michigan Law Review

From the mere circumstance "that a controversy has been long kept on foot, and remains still undecided, we may presume that there is some ambiguity in the expression, and that the disputants affix different ideas to the terms employed ...... " Although David Hume was not here concerning himself with twentieth century utility regulation, his observation finds appropriate employment as a preface to a present day study of the problem of going value. The problem is an open one-temptingly open. Years of contention, an impressive array of publications by economists, attorneys, and engineers, and hundreds of opinions of courts and …


The Anthracite Coal Industry And The Busness Affected With A Public Interest, Andrew Alexander Bruce Jun 1909

The Anthracite Coal Industry And The Busness Affected With A Public Interest, Andrew Alexander Bruce

Michigan Law Review

The constitutions, state and federal, do not anywhere guarantee any absolute property rights nor right to liberty. The guarantee is merely that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty and property without due process of law. The right to liberty and property was never absolute under the English law, and the American constitutions have never been construed as going further than guaranteeing the continuance of the rights which existed at the time of their adoption.