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Waging War Against Corruption In Developing Countries: How Asset Recovery Can Be Compliant With The Rule Of Law, Mat Tromme 2019 Duke Law

Waging War Against Corruption In Developing Countries: How Asset Recovery Can Be Compliant With The Rule Of Law, Mat Tromme

Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law

It is often said that criminals hardly ever mind financial penalties if they get caught, but on the other hand, they fear losing tangible as-sets. This is the underlying rationale for asset forfeiture approaches: forfeiting property can be a powerful detractor for crime and corrup-tion. Assume that John was running a gambling operation or cooking drugs in a room he rented from a house belonging to a retired couple. This case naturally raises a lot of questions (e.g. should the whole house be seized and forfeited, and if so, what would happen to the couple?) and brings into focus ...


Journal Staff, 2019 Duke Law

Journal Staff

Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law

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Fragmented Laws, Contingent Choices: The Tragicomedy Of The Village Commons In China, Shitong Qiao 2019 Duke Law

Fragmented Laws, Contingent Choices: The Tragicomedy Of The Village Commons In China, Shitong Qiao

Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law

Defining the direct conflict between law and social norms as a tragedy and their reconciliation as a comedy, this paper serves as a case study of the mixture of tragedies and comedies of collective land governance in China. The term tragicomedy encapsulates such a mixture. This paper presents two contrasting cases of collective land governance: one village co-op is captured by a mafia and the consequent mafia-style land development business is maintained through violence and the bribing of government officials; the other village co-op from time to time takes actions “in the name of law” in their bargaining for legal ...


Categorizing Wayne's World: The Public Forum Doctrine And Public Access Channels, Michael Molstad 2019 Boston College Law School

Categorizing Wayne's World: The Public Forum Doctrine And Public Access Channels, Michael Molstad

Boston College Law Review

On February 9, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held, in Halleck v. Manhattan Community Access Corp., that a public access channel administered by the Manhattan Community Access Corporation and three of its employees was a public forum. In doing so, the court determined that a complaint against Manhattan Community Access Corporation and those three employees sufficiently alleged state action. The legal status of public access channels has been unsettled since 1996, when the Supreme Court explicitly chose not to decide whether public access channels were public forums in Denver Area Educational Telecommunications Consortium v ...


Survival Of The Trademark License: In Re Tempnology And Contract Rejection In Bankruptcy, Avery Minor 2019 Boston College Law School

Survival Of The Trademark License: In Re Tempnology And Contract Rejection In Bankruptcy, Avery Minor

Boston College Law Review

On January 12, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held, in In re Tempnology, that forcing specific performance of a trademark license after a contract rejection in a bankruptcy case would be contrary to the plain-language of Section 365(n) of the Bankruptcy Code and conflict with the goal of providing debtors with a “fresh start.” In so doing, the First Circuit joined the Fourth Circuit in a split with the Seventh Circuit, which has characterized a contract rejection as a breach in the context of non-bankruptcy law, therefore not extinguishing any trademark license rights ...


The Rise Of The Extreme Right And The Crime Of Terrorism: Ideology, Mobilization, And The Case Of Golden Dawn, Nadia Banteka 2019 Duke Law

The Rise Of The Extreme Right And The Crime Of Terrorism: Ideology, Mobilization, And The Case Of Golden Dawn, Nadia Banteka

Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law

The past decade has witnessed the rise in popularity of organizations and political parties founded on the extreme nationalism and populism that characterized the interwar period’s fascist and Nazi parties. These organizations have become known as the “alt-right” and include white supremacists, neo-Nazis, neo-fascists, and other extreme right-wing fringe groups. Extreme right-wing political parties have also enjoyed electoral victories while promulgating xenophobia and hatred based on race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and sexual orientation. This article examines the resurgence of such extreme right-wing political parties and the relationship between right-wing extremism, political parties, and terrorism. The goal of this article ...


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Tennessee's National Impact On Teacher Evaluation Law & Policy: An Assessment Of Value-Added Model Litigation, Mark A. Paige, Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, Kevin Close 2019 University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

Tennessee's National Impact On Teacher Evaluation Law & Policy: An Assessment Of Value-Added Model Litigation, Mark A. Paige, Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, Kevin Close

Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy

Over the last ten decades or so, federal and state education policymakers embraced the use of value added models (VAMs) to evaluate teachers’ performance and make high-stakes employment decisions (e.g., tenure, merit pay, termination of employment). VAMs are complicated statistical models that attempt to estimate a teacher’s contribution to student test scores, particularly those in mathematics and reading. Educational researchers, as well as many teachers and unions, however, have objected to the use of VAMs noting that these models fail to adequately account for variables outside of teachers’ control that contribute to a student’s education performance. Subsequently ...


Pleading Guilty: Indigent Defendant Perceptions Of The Plea Process, Jeanette Hussemann, Jonah Siegel 2019 Urban Institute

Pleading Guilty: Indigent Defendant Perceptions Of The Plea Process, Jeanette Hussemann, Jonah Siegel

Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy

Public defenders and other court actors most often engage in behind-the-scene plea negotiating to manage overwhelming workloads and to dispose of cases as quickly and efficiently as possible. In prior work, scholars have documented an increased reliance on plea bargaining and the deleterious impact of the practice on the legal process and the rights of individuals accused of a crime; however, this research has not systematically analyzed the decisions made, and the perspectives of justice of society’s most disadvantaged and arguably most important actors of the court, the defendants. Relying on data collected in a Midwestern public defense system ...


Teaching To The Test: Determining The Appropriate Test For First Amendment Challenges To "No Promo Homo" Education Policies, Kameron Dawson 2019 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Teaching To The Test: Determining The Appropriate Test For First Amendment Challenges To "No Promo Homo" Education Policies, Kameron Dawson

Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy

Under the current tests set out in Pickering and its progeny, teachers—particularly LGBT and LGBT allies— are being censored in the classroom with “no promo homo” education policies and laws. Although citizens are granted free speech protections through the First Amendment, public employees such as public school teachers generally receive less protection. The Supreme Court has yet to determine a distinct test for public school teachers, leaving discretion to school districts. Currently, in seven states, legislators explicitly prohibit teachers from positively speaking about or correcting misconceptions on homosexuality. In this current age, these policies negatively impact the teacher’s ...


Tennessee Journal Of Law And Policy Volume 13, Issue 2 (Winter 2019), 2019 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Tennessee Journal Of Law And Policy Volume 13, Issue 2 (Winter 2019)

Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy

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2016 - Bureau Of Indian Affairs Map Indian Lands Of Federal Recognized Tribes, 2019 California State University, Monterey Bay

2016 - Bureau Of Indian Affairs Map Indian Lands Of Federal Recognized Tribes

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Updates to Federally Recognized Tribal Land Boundary Data are subject to update by the BIA on a continuous basis, the data presented is the most current available as of the date of this map. This map and related information were prepared strictly or illustrative and reference purposes only and should not be used, and is not intended for survey, engineering or navigation purposes. The map reflects Federally recognized Tribal Entities (so not have land held in trust or restricted fee status), Alaska Native Villages, Public domain allotments, American Indian Reservations, Oklahoma Tribal statistical areas, trust or restricted fee lands, lakes ...


1849 - Address To The Inhabitants Of New Mexico And California On The Omission By Congress To Provide Them With Territorial Goverments And On The Social And Political Evils Of Slavery, 2019 California State University, Monterey Bay

1849 - Address To The Inhabitants Of New Mexico And California On The Omission By Congress To Provide Them With Territorial Goverments And On The Social And Political Evils Of Slavery

Miscellaneous Federal Documents & Reports

This August 1849 letter, signed by twenty-one abolitionists, in which they wrote concerning the Southern States refusal to provide New Mexico and California with the advantages and protection of civil government. The authors detailed the sequence of events leading up to the annexation of New Mexico and California and the efforts to ensure that the new territories would permit the ownership of slaves. The letter discusses the morality of slavery.


The "Art" Of Future Life: Rethinking Personal Injury Law For The Negligent Deprivation Of A Patient's Right To Procreation In The Age Of Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Erika N. Auger 2019 Chicago-Kent College of Law

The "Art" Of Future Life: Rethinking Personal Injury Law For The Negligent Deprivation Of A Patient's Right To Procreation In The Age Of Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Erika N. Auger

Chicago-Kent Law Review

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Consequences For Patent Owners If A Patent Is Unconstitutionally Invalidated By The Patent Trial And Appeal Board, Mark Magas 2019 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Consequences For Patent Owners If A Patent Is Unconstitutionally Invalidated By The Patent Trial And Appeal Board, Mark Magas

Chicago-Kent Law Review

There have been many constitutional challenges against the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) since it was created by the America Invents Act in 2011. While the merits of these challenges have been widely debated, there has been little analysis of what would happen if one of these challenges succeeded and patents are found to have been unconstitutionally invalidated. This note examines how issues with waiver, retroactivity, and finality may prevent patent owners from getting their patent rights back, considering the type of constitutional challenge and the different stages of the PTAB process. While the odds are stacked against patent ...


Path To Destruction: Cook County's Property Tax System Is A Cause For Concern As It Mimics The Defunct Taxing Procedures That Led To The Detroit Foreclosure Crisis, Robert Romano 2019 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Path To Destruction: Cook County's Property Tax System Is A Cause For Concern As It Mimics The Defunct Taxing Procedures That Led To The Detroit Foreclosure Crisis, Robert Romano

Chicago-Kent Law Review

For decades, Cook County, Illinois, has had one of the highest property tax rates in the country, and as a result the County has begun to experience unprecedented foreclosure rates which has contributed, in part, to the State’s significant population decline. Residents are forced to endure a property tax system that disproportionately burdens low-income homeowners, while providing tax breaks to higher-income individuals and commercial owners. The primary causes and characteristics of Cook County’s defunct property tax system are strikingly similar to those that sent the City of Detroit spiraling into bankruptcy in 2013.

This note provides a comparative ...


Enhanced Patent Infringement Damages Post-Halo And The Problem With Using The Read Factors, Betul Serbest 2019 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Enhanced Patent Infringement Damages Post-Halo And The Problem With Using The Read Factors, Betul Serbest

Chicago-Kent Law Review

The United States Patent Act allows a patent holder to recover treble damages for “willful infringement.” The standard for willful infringement has changed over the years, with the United States Supreme Court providing the most recent explanation of what is “willful” in Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. in 2016. Courts, however, continue to use a set of factors set forth in Read Corp. v. Portec, Inc. in 1992 to aid their discretion in awarding willful infringement enhanced damages. In this article, I argue that at least two of the Read factors are inconsistent with the Supreme Court’s ...


The Metastasization Of Mandatory Arbitration, Alexander J.S. Colvin 2019 Cornell University

The Metastasization Of Mandatory Arbitration, Alexander J.S. Colvin

Chicago-Kent Law Review

Mandatory arbitration procedures have expanded to become a common feature of American employment relations. This article presents the results of a new original survey examining the extent of mandatory arbitration, where it is most commonly used, and which employees it is most likely to affect. Overall, 53.9 percent of private sector business establishments, representing 56.2 percent of nonunion employees, have mandatory arbitration procedures. Larger employers are more likely to have adopted mandatory arbitration, as are workplaces with lower paid employees. Mandatory arbitration is particularly common in California, North Carolina, and Texas, but is widespread nationwide. Class action waivers ...


Harmonizing The Liner Notes: How The Usco’S Adoption Of Metadata Standards Will Improve The Efficiency Of Licensing Agreements For Audiovisual Works, Michael Reed 2019 The Law Office of Michael Reed

Harmonizing The Liner Notes: How The Usco’S Adoption Of Metadata Standards Will Improve The Efficiency Of Licensing Agreements For Audiovisual Works, Michael Reed

Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property

It is no secret that making a living as a musician is not as lucrative of a proposition as it was a generation ago. For this reason, musicians have had to diversify their sources of income. Placement of a song in advertisements, film, or television programs have become an integral part of many successful musician’s careers, but far too many independent artists still find these opportunities out of reach. This disparity is often the result of technical deficiencies in the audio files submitted for consideration, making it difficult to identify and contact the requisite rights holders in order to ...


The Crime Of Product Counterfeiting: A Legal Analysis Of The Usage Of State-Level Statutes, Kari Kammel Esq., Brandon A. Sullivan Ph.D., Lorryn P. Young 2019 Michigan State University, Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection

The Crime Of Product Counterfeiting: A Legal Analysis Of The Usage Of State-Level Statutes, Kari Kammel Esq., Brandon A. Sullivan Ph.D., Lorryn P. Young

Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property

This legal analysis of the state-level trademark counterfeiting criminal enforcement framework in the United States (“U.S.”) scrutinizes the use and non-use of state statutes to prosecute and convict trademark counterfeiters. Relying on state-level appellate court cases and conviction data, we found: (1) states inconsistently use and interpret criminal anti-counterfeiting statutes across the U.S.; and (2) strategies for building evidence in trademark counterfeiting criminal cases are strongest when based on cooperation with the victim (trademark owner). Based on our findings, to improve state-level anti-counterfeiting efforts, we recommend several best practices:

  • Adoption of specific criminal trademark counterfeiting statutes if states ...


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