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The Candor Factor: Does Nominee Evasiveness Affect Judiciary Committee Support for Supreme Court Nominees?

Are members of the Senate Judiciary Committee more likely to vote in favor of Supreme Court nominees who are candid and forthcoming during their confirmation hearings? Based on a line by line content analysis of every hearing transcript since 1955, … Continue reading

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The Significance of the Shift Toward As-Applied Challenges in Election Law

Election law is experiencing immense change. The Supreme Court’s recent approach to election law cases has significant implications for the scope of the right to vote and the meaning of political participation and self-governance. This Article examines the importance of … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Publico in a Parallel Universe: The Meaning of Pro Bono in Solo and Small Law Firms

The organized bar is increasingly providing pro bono legal assistance to the more than fifty million people of limited means in the United States. 1 In 2008, the 200 highest grossing law firms in the United States contributed a record … Continue reading

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Facts Do Matter: A Reply to Bagenstos

Before the ink had dried on our critical assessment of new empirical research on implicit bias, 1 Professor Samuel Bagenstos had critiqued our critique. 2 Unfortunately, Bagenstos resorted to an old rhetorical gambit: refute a caricature of an opponent’s position … Continue reading

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RIGHTS OF THE DEAD

Many legal rules suggest that the dead do not have rights. Often, the dead cannot marry, 1 divorce, or vote. The executor of an estate cannot sue for the libel or slander of a deceased person. And the right to … Continue reading

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SEC Rule 10B5-2: A Call for Revitalizing the Commission’s Efforts in the War on Insider Trading

It is well known that the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or the “Commission”) is the administrative agency that regulates insider trading in the United States’ financial markets. 1 It is also well known that insider trading law is notoriously … Continue reading

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The End of an Era: Closing the Exclusionary Debate Under Herring v. United States

For nearly a century, aggressive judicial correction of government abuses has protected individual privacy rights. Favoring result over method, many of the Supreme Court’s remedies attract harsh criticism for their heavy-handed but uncertain application—subject to constant metamorphoses while maintaining a … Continue reading

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Finding Common Ground: How Inclusive Language Can Account for the Diversity of Sexual Minority Populations in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (“ENDA”) aims to protect all American employees who are or may be perceived as gay, lesbian, or bisexual by prohibiting discrimination in employment or employment opportunities, including, “firing, hiring, compensation, terms, conditions and privileges of employment … Continue reading

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Sanctioning Insurance Carriers for Bad-faith Litigation Practices: a Proposal to Change the “Named Party” Rule

It was three days before Christmas in 1996. Earnest and Eleanor Brown, a retired couple from Shinnston, West Virginia, were driving on the freeway. The retired couple had twenty-two children, seventeen of whom were adopted, many of them with special … Continue reading

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Asylum and Oral Argument: The Judiciary in Immigration and the Second Circuit Non-argument Calendar

Saidou Dia, a native of the Republic of Guinea, and Marwan Youssef Albathani, a Lebanese national, have likely never met. Both men were born in their native countries in the 1970s, both men were politically active in their native countries, and the lives … Continue reading

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