Tag Archives: Volume 45 Issue 4

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Imposing a “Duty to Take Down” Terrorist Incitement on Social Media

James Foley was a dedicated American journalist who often risked his life for the sake of reporting, putting himself in the midst of dangerous conflicts to raise awareness of serious humanitarian crises that plague the global community. In 2012, while … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying Beyond the School-Gate: Does Every Student Deserve a National Standard of Protection?

“The world would be a better place without you.” “Megan Meier is Fat.” Those are the words that thirteen-year-old Megan Meier read on her computer the day she chose to end her life after months of torment from online bullies. … Continue reading

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Do Amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act as Applied to Puerto Rico Implicitly Encourage Employers to Benefit at the Expense of Young Workers?

The rhythms of the Puerto Rican daily life were stalled long before the fire at the aging Aguirre power plant in Salinas, Puerto Rico. Since the early 2000s, Puerto Rico has been facing a recession, which has caused many Puerto … Continue reading

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The History of the Original United States Sentencing Commission, 1985-1987

An eighteen-month period from the fall of 1985 to the spring of 1987 witnessed the most significant change to the federal criminal justice system in American history. In those eighteen months, the United States Sentencing Commission (“Commission”), a new and … Continue reading

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Foreword: Lessons from Thirty Years Ago

On October 29, 1985, seven members of a newly established federal agency met to do what had never been done before: to create a set of national sentencing policies and practices that would apply to federal criminal cases throughout the … Continue reading

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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Set Aside the Moral and Ethical Debates, How Does One Operate Within this Law?

The recent Fédération de Internationale de Football Association (“FIFA”) bribery scandal has brought the United States’ attention back to ethics in business, and how overseas companies and entities ethically operate. In addition, the FIFA bribery scandal has brought to the … Continue reading

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The Prisonization of America’s Public Schools

Dozens of students stand in the freezing cold waiting to enter their Title I public high school in Washington, D.C. I join the end of the line and wait patiently with the students. After fifteen minutes pass, I finally go … Continue reading

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Distinguished Scholar in Residence Lecture: A User’s Guide to Progressive Federalism

I want to start by thanking the extraordinary faculty of Hofstra Law School for this honor. It’s wonderful to be here, and you have treated me with extraordinary graciousness. Today I’m going to offer you a “user’s guide” to progressive … Continue reading

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Remarks on the Passing of Professor Alan M. Resnick

I know that none of us thought that we would be here today mourning Alan. Alan, most especially. Always full of life, always optimistic, always confident that he could and would overcome every obstacle and challenge, when Alan called to … Continue reading

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Hofstra Law School Memorial Service for Professor Alan M. Resnick: November 17, 2016

Alan Resnick changed my life. In the course of our forty-year relationship, he was my teacher, my mentor, and my close friend. To a large extent, Alan Resnick made me who I am today. I first met Alan in the … Continue reading

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