Category Archives: Notes

Small Cap Companies and the Diamond in the Rough Theory: Dispelling the IPO Myth and Following the Regulation and Reverse Merger Examples

If you were to open a copy of the Wall Street Journal on February 12, 2007, you would come across an article titled U.S. May be Losing Its Appeal to Foreign Investors, Report Warns. Opening the same paper one month … Continue reading

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Islamic Sectarianism in United States Prisons: The Religious Right of Shi’a Inmates to Worship Separately From Their Fellow Sunni Inmates

In the past four years, the world’s attention has been focused on the American-led invasion of Iraq and the subsequent violence that has plagued that country. Reports of car bombings, suicide attacks, and casualties and deaths from improvised explosive devices … Continue reading

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Time for a Change: Why the FDA Should Require Greater Disclosure of Differences of Opinion on the Safety and Efficacy of Approved Drugs

The United States is no stranger to pharmaceutical medicine scandals and tragedies. In the past fifty years, a number of “good drugs” have “gone bad,” resulting in severe effects for the patients who took them and leading to huge class … Continue reading

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Check, Raise, or Fold: Poker and the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act

Gambling permeates throughout American society. One cannot watch television without stumbling upon a poker show, listen to the radio without hearing the amount of today’s lotto jackpot, or go on the Internet without encountering an advertisement for a gambling website. … Continue reading

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Justice Scalia and His Meta-Canon of Absurdity

A blind woman sits at home eagerly searching the Internet. She has recently purchased brand new software that allows her, for the first time in her life, to access this new invention, the World Wide Web. She is finally going … Continue reading

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You Can’t Choose Your Parents: Why Children Raised By Same-Sex Couples Are Entitled To Inheritance Rights From Both Their Parents

Imagine a bright eleven-year-old girl, Erin, who has recently lost her mother, Jane, in a car accident. Jane was only forty-two years old and she died without a will. Normally this would entitle someone like Erin to receive proceeds from … Continue reading

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They Killed Her For Going Out With Boys: Honor Killings in Turkey In Light Of Turkey’s Accession To The European Union And Lessons For Iraq

Sait Kina’s thirteen year old daughter, Dilber Kina, “talked to boys on the street” and repeatedly tried to run away from home. In June 2001, during what would become her final attempt to leave, she was caught by her father … Continue reading

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Interpreting Searches of Pretrial Releasees Through the Lens of the Fourth Amendment Special Needs Exception

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution, in pertinent part, guarantees, “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures” and that “no Warrants shall issue, but upon … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Arbitrating a Legal Malpractice Claim: Rebuilding Faith in the Legal Profession

Legal malpractice suits are a wide-spread phenomenon that negatively affects all who must address the adequacy and competency of counsel. For the client, legal malpractice is an additional dispute in need of resolution. It forces the client to pass judgment … Continue reading

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The Use of Mackinnon’s Dominance Feminism to Evaluate and Effectuate the Advancement of Women Lawyers as Leaders Within Large Law Firms

Feminist legal theory offers several approaches to understanding the problems and challenges confronting women attorneys seeking advancement in today’s large law firms. However, the critical question is whether it also provides a strategy for progress. This author argues that it … Continue reading

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