Harvard Law Review 1996 - Abstracts

Harvard Law Review 1996
A dangerous direction: legal intervention in sexual abuse survivor therapy.LawBowman, Cynthia Grant, Mertz, Elizabeth
And justiciability for all? Future injury plaintiffs and the separation of powers.Law 
An evidentiary framework for diversity as a compelling interest in higher education.Law 
Antitrust law - vertical maximum price fixing - Seventh Circuit applies per se prohibition but disputes its soundness. - Khan v. State Oil Co.Law 
Arbitration - statutory claims - Ninth Circuit imposes knowing waiver standard for mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment claims. - Prudential Insurance Co. v. Lai, 42 F.3d 1299 (9th Cir. 1994), cert. denied, 116 S. Ct. 61 (1995).Law 
A reformed economic model of consumer bankruptcy.Law 
A self-enforcing model of corporate law.LawKraakman, Reinier, Black, Bernard
Back to the drawing board: the settlement class action and the limits of Rule 23.(Case Note)Law 
Blown away? The Bill of Rights after Oklahoma City.Law 
Chaos and evolution in law and economics.LawRoe, Mark J.
Civil procedure - class actions - Third Circuit prohibits taking settlements into account when deciding whether to certify settlement classes. - Georgine v. Amchem Products, Inc.Law 
Civil procedure - supplemental jurisdiction and class actions - Fifth Circuit holds that absent class members are not required to satisfy the amount-in-controversy requirement in a diversity-based class action. - In re Abbott Laboratories, 51 F.3d 524 (5th Cir. 1995).Law 
Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Title VII - affirmative action - Third Circuit holds that diversity is not, in itself, a sufficient justification for granting preferences to minorities. - Taxman v. Board of Education.Law 
Civil rights - availability of s. 1983 - Ninth Circuit holds that s. 1983 is available to enforce Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. - Freestone v. Cowan, 68 F.3d 1141 (9th Cir. 1995)Law 
Civil rights - gender discrimination - California prohibits gender-based pricing - Cal. Civ. Code s. 51.6 (West Supp. 1996).Law 
Class actions - class certification of mass torts - Seventh Circuit overturns Rule 23(b)(3) certification of a plaintiff class of hemophiliacs. - In re Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc., 51 F.3d 1293 (7th Cir.), cert. denied, 116 S. Ct. 184 (1995).Law 
Colonial land use law and its significance for modern takings doctrine.LawHart, John F.
"Common sense" legislation: the birth of neoclassical tort reform.Law 
Constitutional law - abortion regulation - Ohio becomes the first state to ban a particular abortion procedure. - Act of June 28, 1995, Sub. H.B. No. 135, 1995 Ohio Legis. Serv. L-1562 (Baldwin) (to be codified at OHIO REV. CODE ANN. ss. 2305.11, 2307.51-.52, 2919.15-.18 (Baldwin)).Law 
Constitutional law - due process and free exercise - Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court holds that school-based condom program does not violate parents' rights - Curtis v. School Committee, 652 N.E.2d 580 (Mass. 1995).Law 
Constitutional law - Establishment Clause - Seventh Circuit invalidates Illinois law mandating Good Friday school closure. - Metzl v. Leininger, 57 F.3d 618 (7th Cir. 1995).Law 
Constitutional law - First Amendment - Ninth Circuit invalidates Arizona Constitution's official English requirement - Yniguez v. Arizonans for Official English, 69 F.3d 920 (9th Cir. 1995)(en banc), cert. granted, 64 U.S.L.W. 3635 (U.S. Mar. 26, 1996)(No. 95-974).Law 
Constitutional law - freedom of speech - D.C. Circuit upholds daytime ban on broadcast indecency. - Action for Children's Television v. FCC, 58 F.3d 654 (D.C. Cir. 1995)(en banc), cert. denied, 64 U.S.L.W. 25 (U.S. Jan. 9, 1996).Law 
Constitutional law - Tenth Amendment - Ninth Circuit holds interim enforcement provisions of the Brady Bill constitutional - Mack v. United States, 66 F.3d 1025 (9th Cir. 1995), petition for cert. filed, 64 U.S.L.W. 3642 (U.S. Mar. 15, 1996)(No. 95-1478).Law 
Contracts - Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act - Federal Circuit holds federal government liable for breach of thrift contracts. Winstar Corp v. United States.Law 
Copyright - Visual Artists Rights Act - Second Circuit holds sculpture to be unprotected "work for hire." - Carter v. Helmsley-Spear, Inc., 71 F.3d 77 (2d Cir. 1995), petition for cert. filed, 64 U.S.L.W. 2371 (US Feb. 29, 1996)(No. 95-1400).Law 
Corporate criminal liability: what purpose does it serve?LawKhanna, V.S.
Criminal law - double jeopardy - Sixth Circuit overturns criminal conviction of drug manufacturer after settlement of civil forfeiture as violation of the Double Jeopardy Clause. - United States v. Ursery, 59 F.3d 568 (6th Cir. 1995), cert. granted, 64 U.S.L.W. 3477 (U.S. Jan. 12, 1996)(No. 95-345).Law 
Criminal law - prison labor - Florida reintroduces chain gangs - Act of June 15, 1995, ch. 283, 1995 Fla. Sess. Law Serv. 2080, 2081 (West).Law 
Criminal procedure - search and seizure - Tenth Circuit finds that thermal imaging scan of a home constitutes a search. - United States v. Cusumano, 67 F.3d 1497 (10th Cir. 1995).Law 
Developments in the law: employment discrimination.Law 
Devolving welfare programs to the states: a public choice perspective.Law 
Employment discrimination - Title VII - Seventh Circuit reaffirms a narrow definition of "employer" for the purposes of Title VII. - EEOC v. Metropolitan Educational Enterprises, Inc., 60 F.3d 1225 (7th Cir. 1995).Law 
Establishment Clause - definition of religious beliefs - Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court invalidates religious holiday statute protecting only established religions. - Pielech v. Massasoit Greyhound, Inc.Law 
Executive revision of judicial decisions.Law 
Exemplary reasoning: semantics, pragmatics, and the rational force of legal argument by analogy.LawBrewer, Scott
Federal civil procedure - choice of law - D.C. Circuit applies forum choice-of-law rules in Edge Act suit - A.I. Trade Finance, Inc. v. Petra International Banking Corp.Law 
Federalism - intergovernmental relations - Congress requires a separate recorded vote for any provision establishing an unfunded mandate. - Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, Pub. L. No. 104-4, 109 Stat. 48.Law 
Fourth Amendment - mandatory drug testing - Eleventh Circuit upholds suspicionless drug testing for political candidates. - Chandler v. Miller.Law 
Fusion candidacies, disaggregation, and freedom of association.Law 
Growing the carrot: encouraging effective corporate compliance.Law 
Health care law - "drive-through delivery" legislation - Massachusetts requires hospital stays of forty-eight hours for newborns and postpartum mothers. - Act of Nov. 21, 1995, ch. 218, ss. 1-10, 1995 Mass. Legis. Serv. 726, 726-28 (West).Law 
Health care law - HMO regulation - Arkansas requires HMOs to accept any provider willing to join their networks. - Patient Protection Act, 1995 Ark. Acts 505, amended by 1995 Ark. Acts 1193.Law 
Incidental burdens on fundamental rights.LawDorf, Michael C.
In-kind class action settlements.Law 
In memoriam: Phillip E. Areeda. (Harvard law professor) (includes outline of Areeda's lecture on the Socratic method and 9 testimonials)LawKaufman, Andrew L., Fried, Charles, Clark, Robert C., Breyer, Stephen G., Bok, Derek, Byse, Clark, Pollack, Susan First, Reasoner, Harry M., Rodgers, John S.
In sickness and in health, in Hawaii and where else?: conflict of laws and recognition of same-sex marriages.Law 
Intellectual property - patent and trade dress law - Tenth Circuit applies "significant inventive aspect" test to determine whether utility patent precludes trade dress protection. - Vornado Air Circulation Systems, Inc. v. Duracraft Corp.Law 
Investor empowerment strategies in the Congressional reform of securities class actions.Law 
In vitro fertilization: insurance and consumer protection.Law 
Is Chevron relevant to federal criminal law?LawKahan, Dan M.
Kant's legal positivism.LawWaldron, Jeremy
Leading cases. (includes tables of statistics on decisions)(The Supreme Court, 1995 Term)Law 
Leaving things undecided.(The Supreme Court, 1995 Term)LawSunstein, Cass R.
Nonmutual issue preclusion against states.(Case Note)Law 
No right to choose: mandated victim participation in domestic violence prosecutions.LawHanna, Cheryl
Out of bounds: professional sports leagues and domestic violence.Law 
Prevention versus punishment: toward a principled distinction in the restraint of released sex offenders.Law 
Property rules versus liability rules: an economic analysis.LawKaplow, Louis, Shavell, Steven
Saving the states from themselves: Commerce Clause constraints on state tax incentives for business.LawEnrich, Peter D.
Securities law - municipal securities disclosure statute - Newly amended Securities Exchange Act Rule 15c2-12 requires municipal securities issuers to provide additional information to the market. - Municipal Securities Disclosure, 17 C.F.R. s. 240.15c2-12 (1995).Law 
Taxation - small business - Congress reforms rules for S corporations. - Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996.Law 
The due process roots of criminal collateral estoppel.Law 
The evidentiary use of the ethics codes in legal malpractice: erasing a double standard.Law 
The faith to change: reconciling the oath to uphold with the power to amend.Law 
The limits of choice: school choice reform and state constitutional guarantees of educational quality.Law 
The new legal process, the synthesis of discourse, and the microanalysis of institutions.LawRubin, Edward L.
The principle of equality in takings clause jurisprudence.Law 
The right of owners of servient estates to relocate easements unilaterally.Law 
The sovereign immunity "exception." (The Supreme Court, 1995 Term)LawMonaghan, Henry Paul
Tort law - civil liability for criminal acts - Illinois expands civil liability of drug traffickers - Drug Dealer Liability Act, Pub. Act 89-293, 1995 Ill. Legis. Serv. 3156 (West) (to be codified at ILL. COMP. STAT. ch. 740, s. 57/I-85, 1994).Law 
Tort law - products liability - Illinois imposes certificate of merit requirement on products liability actions - Civil Justice Reform Amendments of 1995, Pub. Act 89-7, sec. 15, s. 2-623, 1995 Ill. Legis. Serv. 224, 229-30 (West) (to be codified at ILL. COMP. STAT. ch. 735, s. 5/2-623).Law 
Voting Rights Act - evidence of discriminatory purpose - District Court for the District of Columbia holds that evidence of discrimination in an existing electoral system supports an inference in a preclearance proceeding that extension of the system was motivated by a discriminatory purpose. - Arizona v. Reno, 887 F. Supp. 318 (D.D.C. 1995).Law 
Welfare - fraud prevention - New York requires finger imaging for welfare recipients - 1995 N.Y. Laws 83, s. 266. (New York)Law 
When should courts allow the settlement of duty-of-loyalty derivative suits?Law 
Why firms cannot afford to maintain the mommy track. (law firms)Law 
Xenophilia in American courts.LawClermont, Kevin M., Eisenberg, Theodore
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