Harvard Law Review 1997 - Abstracts

Harvard Law Review 1997
42 U.S.C. s. 1983 - qualified immunity of police officers - Eighth Circuit finds no clearly established right to be free from police-authorized media coverage of searches.Law 
Adjudication and its discontents: coherence and conciliation in federal Indian law.LawFrickey, Philip P.
Antitrust law - Robinson-Patman Act - Ninth Circuit rules that secondary-line price discrimination cannot be rebutted by a showing of no anticompetitive effect.Law 
Cheering on women and girls in sports: using Title IX to fight gender role oppression.Law 
Civil procedure - personal jurisdiction - Second Circuit applies "reasonableness" test for general personal jurisdiction.Law 
Class actions - class certification of mass torts - Fifth Circuit decertifies nationwide tobacco class. - Castano v. American Tobacco Co., 84 F.3d 734 (5th Cir. 1996).Law 
Comment; institutions and interpretation: a critique of City of Boerne v. Flores.(The Supreme Court 1996 Term)LawMcConnell, Michael W.
Constitutional law - Commerce Clause - Second Circuit upholds the Child Support Recovery Act of 1992. - United States v. Sage, 92 F.3d 101 (2d Cir. 1996), cert. denied, 1996 WL 722917 (U.S. Jan. 21, 1997) (No. 96-7034).Law 
Constitutional law - Congress imposes new restrictions on use of funds by the Legal Services Corporation.Law 
Constitutional law - due process and equal protection - California becomes first state to require chemical castration of certain sex offenders. - Act of Sept. 17, 1996, ch. 596, 1996 Cal. Stat. 92 (to be codified at CAL. PENAL CODE s. 645).Law 
Constitutional law - due process, right to privacy and free exercise - First Circuit denies parents a constitutional right to prevent children from receiving school-sponsored AIDS education. - Brown v. Hot, Sexy & Safer Productions, Inc., 68 F.3d 525 (1st Cir. 1995), cert. denied, 116 S. Ct. 1044 (1996).Law 
Constitutional law - Eighth Amendment - Ninth Circuit holds California's lethal gas method of execution unconstitutional. - Fierro v. Gomez, 77 F.3d 301 (9th Cir.), vacated, 117 S. Ct. 285 (1996).Law 
Constitutional law - equal protection - affirmative action - Fifth Circuit holds that educational diversity is no longer a compelling state interest. - Hopwood v. Texas, 78 F.3d 932 (5th Cir.), cert. denied, 116 S. Ct. 2581 (1996).Law 
Constitutional law - equal protection - Seventh Circuit denies a criminal defendant's objection to his counsel's race-based peremptory challenge.Law 
Constitutional law - equal protection - Seventh Circuit permits use of racial classifications in promotion decisions at a prison boot camp. - Wittmer v. Peters, 87 F.3d 916 (7th Cir.), petition for cert. filed, 65 U.S.L.W. 3416 (U.S. Nov. 22, 1996) (No. 96-852).Law 
Constitutional law - establishment of religion - Third Circuit holds that prayer at graduation is unconstitutional even if it results from a student vote. - ACLU v. Black Horse Pike Regional Board of Education, 84 F.3d 1471 (3d Cir. 1996).Law 
Constitutional law.(The Supreme Court 1996 Term)Law 
Contract law - shrinkwrap licenses - Seventh Circuit holds that shrinkwrap licenses are enforceable. - ProCD, Inc. v. Zeidenberg, 86 F.3d 1447 (7th Cir. 1996).Law 
Contracts - independent contractor agreements - Ninth Circuit finds that misclassified employees are eligible for federally regulated employee benefits.Law 
Corporate law - appraisal rights - Delaware Supreme Court holds that a minority shareholder is entitled to value added during the interim period of a two-step takeover. - Cede & Co. v. Technicolor, Inc., 684 A.2d 289 (Del. 1996).Law 
Customary international law as federal common law: a critique of the modern position.LawBradley, Curtis A., Goldsmith, Jack L.
Democracy and feminism.LawHiggins, Tracy E.
Developing a demutualization acquisition strategy for private equity firms.Law 
Developments in the law: the civil jury.Law 
Do guaranteed-low-price policies guarantee high prices, and can antitrust rise to the challenge?LawEdlin, Aaron S.
Education law - Title IX - Eleventh Circuit holds that Title IX does not apply to peer sexual harassment in federally funded schools.Law 
Eighth Amendment - juvenile sentencing - Ninth Circuit upholds life sentence without possibility of parole of fifteen-year-old murderer. - Harris v. Wright, 93 F.3d 581 (9th Cir. 1996).Law 
Equality revisited.LawPeters, Christopher J.
Erie-effects of volume 110: an essay on context in interpretive theory. (response to Curtis A. Bradley and Jack L. Goldsmith and Dan M. Kahan, Harvard Law Review, vol. 110, p. 815, 1997, and p. 469, 1996)LawLessig, Lawrence
Evidence law - hearsay rule - California adopts hearsay exception making written statements by unavailable witnesses that describe past physical abuse admissible in civil and criminal cases. - Act of Sept. 3, 1996, ch. 416 (to be codified at CAL. EVID. CODE s. 1370).Law 
Explaining the pattern of secured credit.LawMann, Ronald J.
Federal civil procedure - supplemental jurisdiction - Seventh Circuit holds that 28 U.S.C. 1367 allows supplemental jurisdiction over permissively joined plaintiffs in diversity suits. - Stromberg Metal Works, Inc. v. Press Mechanical, Inc., 77 F.3d 928 (7th Cir. 1996).Law 
Federal jurisdiction and procedure. (The Supreme Court 1996 Term)Law 
Federal statutes and regulations.(The Supreme Court 1996 Term)Law 
Finding a place for the jobless in discrimination theory.Law 
"Foreign" campaign contributions and the First Amendment.Law 
Forward: implementing the Constitution.(The Supreme Court 1996 Term)LawFallon, Richard H., Jr.
Functional analysis, subsidies, and the dormant commerce clause.(Case Note)Law 
Improving judicial gatekeeping: technical advisors and scientific evidence.Law 
In memoriam: William J. Brennan, Jr. (includes 11 testimonials)LawYoung, Andrew, Kaye, Judith S., Posner, Richard A., Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (U.S. Supreme Court Justice), Lewis, Anthony, Souter, David H., Michelman, Frank I., Tribe, Laurence, Abrams, Floyd, Horwitz, Morton J., Arnold, Richard S.
In memorium: Louis L. Jaffe. (includes 3 testimonials)LawClark, Robert C., Breyer, Stephen G., Weinreb, Lloyd L.
Is the patent misuse doctrine obsolete?Law 
Keeping secrets in cyberspace: establishing Fourth Amendment protection for Internet communication.Law 
Law and phrenology. (comparison of law and the 19th century science of studying cranial features)LawSchlag, Pierre
Living in a material world: corporate disclosure of midquarter results.Law 
Missed opportunity: urban fiscal crises and financial control boards.Law 
Nothing but Internet. (electronic dissemination of sports scores)(Case Note)Law 
Once a rapist? Motivational evidence and relevancy in rape law.LawBaker, Katharine K.
On extrajudicial constitutional interpretation.LawAlexander, Larry, Schauer, Frederick
Organic and mechanical metaphors in late eighteenth-century American political thought.Law 
Parties, PACs, and campaign finance: preserving First Amendment parity. (political action committees)Law 
Plea agreements - Ninth Circuit allows post-plea agreement collateral attack based on change in underlying law.Law 
"Prescriptive equality": two steps forward. (response to Christopher J. Peters in this issue, p. 1210)LawGreenawalt, Kent
Rethinking the 1916 Antidumping Act.Law 
Retroactivity and legal change: an equilibrium approach.LawFisch, Jill E.
Rewriting the great writ: standards of review for habeas corpus under the new 28 U.S.C. s. 2254.Law 
School reform - charter schools - Connecticut and South Carolina pass charter school statutes. - Conn. Gen. Stat. ss. 10-66aa-ff (1997); S.C. Code Ann. ss. 59-40-10 to -190 (Law. Co-op. Supp. 1996).Law 
Securities law - SEC allows Internet-based trading of securities - Real Goods Trading Corp., SEC no-action letter, (Current Binder) Fed. Sec. L. Rep. (CCH) para. 77,226 at 77,131 (June 24, 1996).Law 
Sexual harassment - Title IX - Fifth Circuit holds school district not liable for student-to-student sexual harassment. - Rowinsky v. Bryan Independent School District, 80 F.3d 1006 (5th Cir.), cert. denied, 65 U.S.L.W. 3033 (U.S. Oct. 7, 1996)(No. 96-4).Law 
Standing to challenge pro-minority gerrymanders.LawEly, John Hart
Statutory interpretation - Ethics in Government Act - Eighth Circuit holds Attorney General's referral of matters to independent counsel to be nonreviewable. - United States v. Tucker, 78 F.3d 1313 (8th Cir. 1996), cert. denied, 65 U.S.L.W. 3257 (U.S. Oct. 7, 1996)(No. 95-2013).Law 
The constitutional requirement of judicial review for administrative deportation decisions.Law 
The functionality of citizenship.Law 
The impact of Medicaid managed care on the uninsured.Law 
The myth of context in politics and law.Law 
The new American universal bank.Law 
"The Path of the Law" after one hundred years. (includes text of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.'s speech and commentaries from modern legal scholars)(Panel Discussion)Law 
Tithing in chapter 13 - a divine creditor exception to section 1325?Law 
Transracial adoption - Congress forbids use of race as a factor in adoptive placement decisions.Law 
Treating sexual harassment with respect.LawBernstein, Anita
Welfare reform - punishment of drug offenders - Congress denies cash assistance and food stamps to drug felons. - Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-193, s. 115, 110 Stat. 2105 (to be codified at 42 U.S.C. s. 862a).Law 
Welfare reform - treatment of legal immigrants - Congress authorizes states to deny public benefits to noncitizens and excludes legal immigrants from federal aid programs. - Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-193, 110 Stat. 2105.Law 
Words are enough: the troublesome use of photographs, maps, and other images in Supreme Court opinions.LawDellinger, Hampton
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