Tag Archives: Volume 39

New Directions in American Health Care: Innovations from Home and Abroad

The articles in this issue stem from a health policy conference that occurred at Hofstra University in March 2010. An interdisciplinary focus defined the conference, “New Directions in American Health Care: Innovations from Home and Abroad.” The School of Law; … Continue reading

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Cutting the Party Line: How the SEC Can Silence Persisting Phone Call Tips

The fundamental premise of the U.S. federal securities laws is full and fair disclosure to all investors regardless of status or number of shares in their portfolios.1 Then why, after more than seventy years of prohibition, are there still blatant … Continue reading

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Music Mashups: Testing the Limits of Copyright Law as Remix Culture Takes Society By Storm

In an age where rapidly changing technology is transforming traditional methods of communication and expression, many wonder if the laws of the twentieth century will suffice in the new millennium. The Framers of the Constitution certainly did not anticipate the … Continue reading

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Leading the Way in Unconstitutional Delegations of Legislative Power: Statutory Incorporation of the LEED Rating System

“Green building” was [o]nce considered to be a part of the Left Coast fringe, along with hot tubs and macrame,” but this perception has changed dramatically in the minds of the American people.2 The green building movement has roots in … Continue reading

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An Act for All Contexts: Incorporating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act into Title IX to Help Pregnant Students Gain and Retain Access to Education

Few would agree that pregnancy discrimination is a tolerable by7 product of a modern society. Yet there is at least one segment of society where pregnancy discrimination can thrive²federally funded schools. Even though Title IX was passed in 1972 to … Continue reading

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Grooming Dogs for the Educational Setting: The “IDEIA” Behind Service Dogs in the Public Schools

Service dogs traditionally have been used to guide people with visual impairments, acting as their “eyes” and helping them to independently perform daily functions. However, service dogs are also valuable for people with other types of disabilities, including hearing impairments, … Continue reading

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Courts Mistakenly Cross-Out Memorials: Why the Establishment Clause Is Not Violated By Roadside Crosses

Mollie Mishoe lost her husband in a fatal car accident on August 3, 2007, a few months before their fiftieth wedding anniversary. For Mollie and her children, the grieving process included erecting two roadside crosses at the site of the … Continue reading

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Balancing Policy Tensions of the Vaccine Act in Light of the Omnibus Austim Proceeding: Are Petitioners Getting a Fair Shot at Compensation?

Her life has been marked with sadness and suffering, but when Michelle Cedillo was born in 1994 she was a happy, healthy baby. She shifted into her toddler years meeting all key developmental milestones. Then at fifteen months of age … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?—The Tale of Louis Wolfson’s Affirmed

Why would someone choose to name a thoroughbred racehorse “Affirmed” after his conviction for federal securities laws violations had been affirmed on appeal? This inquiry is the basis for exploring the enigmatic life and spectacular career of Louis E. Wolfson, … Continue reading

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Punishing for the Injury: Tort Law’s Influence in Defining the Constitutional Limitations on Punitive Damage Awards

The proper limitations on a punitive damage award depend on the conception of punitive damages. Is the award a private law remedy, limited to resolving the dispute between the parties? Or is it a public law remedy, capable of addressing … Continue reading

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