Tag Archives: Issue 2

The “Charles Stimson” Rule and Three Other Proposals to Protect Lawyers from Lawyers

Lawyers can be “at the edge” for many different reasons. For purposes of this Article, I define “at the edge” to mean lawyers who for one of two reasons encounter risks of, or actual harm to, their career, freedom, physical … Continue reading

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Henry Lord Brougham—Advocating at the Edge for Human Rights

In 1858, Abraham Lincoln, who is renowned today throughout the world as the Great Emancipator, gave the following racist speech to his fellow citizens in the Lincoln-Douglas debates: I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about … Continue reading

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The Legal Profession’s Failure to Discipline Unethical Prosecutors

White students at Jena High School in Jena, Louisiana, hung nooses from a tree at the high school, provoking a series of fights between groups of black and white students. Punches were thrown on both sides, and both black and … Continue reading

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Ethical Concerns in Grooming the Criminal Defendant for the Witness Stand

In this age of reality television, when just about any area of endeavor is Monday-morning quarterbacked by talking heads of various levels of expertise and vitriol, the criminal trial remains a front contender, whether by virtue of celebrity or heinousness. … Continue reading

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How to Make a Patent Market

Imagine a stock market in which buyers and sellers couldn’t find out the prices at which anyone else sold a share of stock. If you wanted to buy (or sell) a share of stock, you would have to guess what … Continue reading

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Reflections on the First Years of the International Criminal Court

Adopted on July 17, 1998, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) entered into force on July 1, 2002, and since that date, four situations have been referred to the Court, all concerning African countries, namely … Continue reading

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Your Death: The Royal Flush of Wall Street’s Gamble

The simplistic daily transactions of individual citizens to the complex management of corporate structure. Within this spectrum of securitized products lies an array of venture opportunities and strategies that are available to both novice and sophisticated investors alike. The subject … Continue reading

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Turning Away From Islam in Iraq: A Conjecture as to How the New Iraq Will Treat Muslim Apostates

Can freedom of religion be reconciled with death for apostasy? The 2006 Constitution of Iraq binds the new Iraqi state to upholding both the freedom of religion and the principles of Islam, which includes capital punishment for leaving Islam according … Continue reading

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Embryonic Stem Cells, Intellectual Property, and Patents: Ethical Concerns

The ethical issues surrounding the research involving embryonic stem cells can be traced back to the principles of Kant, Mill, Rawls, and other philosophers. As with all ethical principles, they tend to be absolute and vague. Thus, when society faces … Continue reading

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Using Excess IVF Blastocysts for Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Developing Ethical Doctrine, Secular and Religious

Ethics can be an uncomfortable field when faced with astounding breakthroughs in scientific research that could change the face of medicine. The sequencing of the human genome in the Human Genome Project that started in 1990 was effectively completed at … Continue reading

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