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Plea Bargains that Waive Claims of Ineffective Assistance - Waiving Padilla and Fry
(Duquesne Law Review, 2013)
This essay addresses the growing use and enforcement of terms in plea agreements by which a defendant waives his right to attack his plea agreement on the basis of constitutionally deficient representation during negotiations ...
Don't Answer That!
(Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc, 2013)
Forget hard cases: "bad" cases make bad law. DaimlerChrysler Corp. v. Bauman, which never should have been filed in a California federal court, has the potential to make very bad law. It is a paradigmatic example of egregious ...
A Pox on Both Your Houses
(Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy, 2013)
As Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins celebrates its 75th anniversary, it is becoming more apparent that it is on a collision course with itself. The Court keeps trying – and failing – to sort out the tensions within the Erie ...