Tag Archives: Volume 37

United States Regulation of Stem Cell Research: Recasting Government’s Role and Questions to Be Resolved

Humans, like many other animals with central nervous systems, run under the control of biological clocks distributed among the various organs of their bodies and synchronized by a master clock located in their brains. Like an organism in which these … Continue reading

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Attitudes About Human Embroys, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, and Related Matters

Human embryonic stem cells (“hESCs”) were first isolated in 1998. A year earlier, Dr. Ian Wilmut had cloned an adult sheep to create Dolly. These developments are not unrelated. Each engendered widespread debate about the practical and moral implications of … Continue reading

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The European Union’s Gatekeeper Initiative: The European Union Enlists Lawyers in the Fight Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Globalization, the rapid expansion of the Internet, and advancements in communications and transportation technologies all seem to be either the symptoms or the causes of a more interconnected and interdependent world. As these technological developments have allowed companies and individuals … Continue reading

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Heightened Notice Means Heightened Problems: Due Process Notice Concerns When Discharging Student Loan Debts Under Chapter 13

Most college and graduate school graduates cringe when they hear the words “student loans.” Student loans are seemingly just as difficult to avoid as they are to eliminate. For some unfortunate individuals, overwhelming student loan debts are so great that … Continue reading

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Dreams and Formulas: The Roles of Particularism and Principlism in the Law

The term “particularism” is encountered only rarely in the law. The basic idea of particularism itself is, however, of great importance in the law. Particularism is, helpfully, much more prominent in contemporary moral philosophy. The opposite of particularism, in moral … Continue reading

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Shared Sovereign Immunity as an Alternative to Federal Preemption: An Essay on the Attribution of Responsibility for Harm to Others

In 1992, the Supreme Court handed down a plurality decision in Cipollone v. Liggett Group, Inc. That decision, together with a series of subsequent cases dealing with the federal preemption of state tort law, served to reverse a long-standing judicial … Continue reading

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The Vast Injustice Perpetuated by State and Local Tax Policy

Using the standards of justice defined by Judeo-Christian ethical principles, this Article argues that the people in all fifty states are tolerating unjust, and in many states, exceedingly unjust, state and local tax policy that is oppressing the poorest and … Continue reading

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IS THERE A FLIGHT FROM ARBITRATION?

Are parties fleeing arbitration? “Ten to [twenty] years ago,” one commentator writes, “arbitration was the proverbial fair-haired kid. It was touted as being cheaper, faster, and less confrontational than litigation.” Today, the child seems to have grown into a troubled … Continue reading

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Parents by the Numbers

Family law, as part of the larger prevailing culture, has enshrined the number two. By constructing links among sex, marriage, and procreation and conceptualizing each as a practice for two, family law takes as its paradigm the couple or the … Continue reading

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Name-Calling

Jennifer Hoffman identified as a woman. A classmate of mine in law school and a section-mate of mine during our first year, Jennifer wore no make-up, her short brown wavy hair parted to her right side, and an oxford shirt … Continue reading

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