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  • Sitaraman, Ganesh; Epps, Daniel (Yale Law Journal, 2019)
    The consequences of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation are seismic. Justice Kavanaugh, replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy, completes a new conservative majority and represents a stunning Republican victory ...
  • Skiba, Paige Marta; Tobacman, Jeremy (Journal of Law and Economics, 2019)
    An estimated ten million American households borrow on payday loans each year. Despite the prevalence of these loans, little is known about the effects of access to this form of short-term, high-cost credit. We match ...
  • Slobogin, Christopher (Actual Problems of Economics and Law, 2019)
    Databases are full of personal information that law enforcement might find useful. Government access to these databases can be divided into five categories: suspect-driven; profile-driven; event-driven; program-driven and ...
  • Slobogin, Christopher (Texas Tech Law Review, 2019)
    This Article honors three of Professor Arnold Loewy's articles. The first, published over thirty years ago, is entitled Culpability, Dangerousness, and Harm: Balancing the Factors on Which Our Criminal Law is Predicated,' ...
  • Stack, Kevin M. (Iowa Law Review, 2019)
    This Article argues that the principle relied upon in King v. Burwell that courts "cannot interpret statutes to negate their stated purposes"-the enacted purposes canon-is and should be viewed as a bedrock element of ...
  • Clarke, Jessica (Texas Law Review Online, 2019)
    The Supreme Court will soon decide whether, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is discrimination “because of sex” to fire an employee because of their sexual orientation or transgender identity. There’s a ...
  • Clarke, Jessica (Columbia Law Review, 2019)
    In their article Unsexing Pregnancy, David Fontana and Naomi Schoenbaum undertake the important project of disentangling the social aspects of pregnancy from those that relate to a pregnant woman’s body. They argue that ...
  • Ely, James Jr. (Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal, 2019)
    The Contract Clause is no longer the subject of much judicial solicitude or academic interest.' Since the 1930s the once potent Contract Clause has been largely relegated to the outer reaches of constitutional law.2 This, ...
  • Hans, G.S. (Clinical Law Review, 2019)
    The demographics of clinical law faculties matter. As Professor Jon Dubin persuasively argued nearly twenty years ago in his article Faculty Diversity as a Clinical Legal Education Imperative, clinical faculty of color ...
  • Hersch, Joni (University of Chicago Legal Forum, 2019)
    Although sexual harassment imposes costs on both victims and organizations, it is also costly for organizations to reduce sexual harassment. Legislation, education, training, and litigation have all been unsuccessful in ...
  • King, Nancy J.; Heise, Michael (Boston University Law Review, 2019)
    We provide the first estimate of the rate of appellate review for misdemeanors, concluding that appellate courts review no more than eight in ten thousand misdemeanor convictions and disturb only one conviction or sentence ...
  • Maroney, Terry (Onati Socio-Legal Series, 2019)
    The empirical study of judicial emotion has enormous but largely untapped potential to illuminate a previously underexplored aspect of judging, its processes, outputs, and impacts. After defining judicial emotion, this ...
  • Maroney, Terry; Blix, Stina Bergman; Mack, Kathy; Anleu, Sharyn Roach (Onati Socio-Legal Series, 2019)
    This special issue of Oñati Socio-Legal Series, titled Judging, Emotion and Emotion Work, is the result of presentations and discussions during an interdisciplinary workshop at the International Institute for the Sociology ...
  • Allensworth, Rebecca Haw (Pazmany Law Review, 2019)
    The American system of occupational licensing is under attack. The current regime – which allows for almost total self-regulation – has weathered sustained criticism from consumer advocate groups, academics, politicians, ...
  • Sitaraman, Ganesh (Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, 2019)
    The real threat to liberal democracy isn’t authoritarianism--it's nationalist oligarchy. Here's how American foreign policy should change.
  • Edelman, Paul H.; Thomas, Randall S.; Jiang, Wei (Texas Law Review, 2019)
    Dual-class voting systems have been widely employed in recent initial public offerings by large tech companies, but have been roundly condemned by institutional investors and the S&P 500. As an alternative, commentators ...
  • Fishman, Joseph P. (New York University Law Review, 2016)
    There’s more than one way to copy. The process of copying can be laborious or easy, expensive or cheap, educative or unenriching. But the two intellectual property regimes that make copying an element of liability, copyright ...
  • Edelman, Paul H.; George, Tracey E. (The Green Bag Almanac & Reader, 2008)
    In Six Degrees of Cass Sunstein: Collaboration Networks in Legal Scholarship, we began the study of the legal academy's collaboration network. When mathematicians discuss the nature of collaboration in their field they ...
  • Fishman, Joseph P. (Yale Journal of International Law, 2010)
    This Article considers the extent to which there may be an international interest in how intranational disputes over cultural property are settled. Drawing on the norms underlying recent global scrutiny of states’ destruction ...
  • Fishman, Joseph P. (American Criminal Law Review, 2014)
    This Article examines the copyright industries’ “moral entrepreneurs,” sociologist Howard Becker’s term for enterprising crusaders who seek to change existing social norms regarding particular conduct. Becker’s conception ...

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