Tag Archives: Issue 4

Administrative Law: Immigration, Amnesty, and the Rule of Law, 2007 National Lawyers Convention of the Federalist Society

Immigration is a divisive issue, but it is interesting that it is not one that necessarily falls along partisan lines. Recall when President Bush made common cause with the Democratic majority in the House and the Senate in 2007, and … Continue reading

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Problems Facing the First Generation of Local Immigration Laws

Colorado made national headlines in 2006 when it passed a series of controversial measures requiring applicants for most state benefits to prove legal immigration status before obtaining that benefit. Signed by out-going Governor Bill Owens, the law makes proof of … Continue reading

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Families at Risk: How Errant Enforcement and Restrictionist Integration Policies Threaten the Immigrant Family in the European Union and the United States

“[Y]ou know, being with your family, there is nothing that you can compare to anything in life. It’s just that warmness of the home, time with your loved ones . . . its something that you really can’t describe.” These … Continue reading

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From the Border to the Schoolhouse Gate: Alternative Arguments for Extending Primary Education to Undocumented Alien Children

The current legal and political landscape in the United States reveals the challenges posed by the broken immigration system and its concomitant result, the high levels of unauthorized or undocumented migration to the country. While many local civic institutions are … Continue reading

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A Clash of Cultures: Immigration and Housing Code Enforcement on Long Island

For the past several years, students in the Hofstra Housing Rights Clinic and I have represented tenants in an apartment building in the Village of Farmingdale, New York, whom we allege were targeted for eviction by the Village because they … Continue reading

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Barbarians at the Bar: Regulation of the Legal Profession Through the Admissions Process

Gaining admission to the Bar is not easy. An undergraduate education, the LSAT, three intensive years at a law school, and the infamously difficult Bar exam (especially in my state, California) presumably screen out a fair share of potential attorneys … Continue reading

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Locke for the Masses: Property Rights and the Products of Collective Creativity

A concurring opinion in a First Circuit copyright case from the 1990s caught my attention when it came out, and I have been rolling its ideas around in my mind ever since. In the case, the court denied copyright protection … Continue reading

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Resolving the Conflict Between Jewish and Secular Estate Law

Fred and Judith are an observant Jewish couple. They have two children, David and Esther. The majority of their million dollars in assets, which comprise their life savings, are in Fred’s name, as is the interest they will use to … Continue reading

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Cracking Open the Golden Door: Revisiting U.S. Asylum Law’s Response to China’s One-Child Policy

The United States has a long and rich history of protecting those individuals fleeing persecution. The first immigrants came because of religious persecution; more later came because they were being persecuted for their political opinions. Congress even extended protection to … Continue reading

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What’s So Civil About Civil Commitment?: Balancing the State’s Interest in Treating Substance Dependence with the Protection of Individual Liberty Interests

In many ways, Natalie Ciappa’s senior year at a Long Island high school was like that of every other senior. She spent time with her brothers and with friends. She enjoyed watching horror movies with her family. She was a … Continue reading

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