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Misappropriating Women’S History In The Law And Politics Of Abortion , Tracy A. Thomas Oct 2012

Misappropriating Women’S History In The Law And Politics Of Abortion , Tracy A. Thomas

Seattle University Law Review

To examine the veracity of the political and legal claims of a feminist history against abortion, this Article focuses on one of the leading icons used in antiabortion advocacy—Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton has, quite literally, been the poster child for FFL’s historical campaign against abortion, appearing on posters, flyers, and commemorative coffee mugs. Advocates claim that Stanton is a particularly fitting spokesperson because she was a “feisty gal who had seven children and was outspokenly pro-life.” They claim that she “condemned abortion in the strongest possible terms” and was “a revolutionary who consistently advocated for the rights of ...


A Submission To The New Zealand Government On The Plain Packaging Of Tobacco Products, Matthew Rimmer Oct 2012

A Submission To The New Zealand Government On The Plain Packaging Of Tobacco Products, Matthew Rimmer

Matthew Rimmer

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis submission draws upon a number of pieces of research and policy papers on the plain packaging of tobacco products including:1. Becky Freeman, Simon Chapman, and Matthew Rimmer, 'The Case for the Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products' (2008) 103 (4) Addiction 580-590.2. Matthew Rimmer, 'A Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee on the Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill (Cth)', September 2011, https://senate.aph.gov.au/submissions/comittees/viewdocument.aspx?id=dabfcd75-9807-493f-bc99-4a7506bf493b3A. Matthew Rimmer, 'Tobacco's Mad Men Threaten Public Health', The Conversation, 23 September 2011, http://theconversation.edu.au/tobaccos-mad-men-threaten-public-health-34503B. Matthew Rimmer ...


Obamacare And Federalism's Tug Of War Within, Erin Ryan Jun 2012

Obamacare And Federalism's Tug Of War Within, Erin Ryan

Erin Ryan

This month, the Supreme Court will decide what some believe will be among the most important cases in the history of the institution. In the “Obamacare” cases, the Court considers whether the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) exceeds the boundaries of federal authority under the various provisions of the Constitution that establish the relationship between local and national governance. Its response will determine the fate of Congress’s efforts to grapple with the nation’s health care crisis, and perhaps other legislative responses to wicked regulatory problems like climate governance or education policy. Whichever way the gavel falls, the decisions will ...


Individual Mandate Is Constitutional, Leslie Henry, Maxwell Stearns Mar 2012

Individual Mandate Is Constitutional, Leslie Henry, Maxwell Stearns

Maxwell L. Stearns

Supreme Court should find that key aspect of Obama's signature law is a legitimate exercise of Commerce Clause power.


Individual Mandate Is Constitutional, Leslie Henry, Maxwell Stearns Mar 2012

Individual Mandate Is Constitutional, Leslie Henry, Maxwell Stearns

Leslie Meltzer Henry

Supreme Court should find that key aspect of Obama's signature law is a legitimate exercise of Commerce Clause power.


The Past And Future Of Deinstitutionalization Litigation, Samuel R. Bagenstos Feb 2012

The Past And Future Of Deinstitutionalization Litigation, Samuel R. Bagenstos

Law & Economics Working Papers

Two conflicting stories have consumed the academic debate regarding the impact of deinstitutionalization litigation. The first, which has risen almost to the level of conventional wisdom, is that deinstitutionalization was a disaster. The second story does not deny that the results of deinstitutionalization have in many cases been disappointing. But it challenges the suggestion that deinstitutionalization has uniformly been unsuccessful, as well as the causal link critics seek to draw with the growth of the homeless population. This dispute is not simply a matter of historical interest. The Supreme Court’s 1999 decision in Olmstead v. L.C., which held ...


A Recipe For Change: Constitutional Reform In Saint Lucia, Amit Chhabra, Damian Greaves Jan 2012

A Recipe For Change: Constitutional Reform In Saint Lucia, Amit Chhabra, Damian Greaves

Amit Chhabra

In spite of relative peace over the years in the English-speaking Caribbean, recent debate has centered on whether certain constitutional charters should be amended or replaced in their entirety. This movement presents the first major opportunity for these British Commonwealth nations to re-examine their governments’ parliamentary underpinnings so as to account for adequate protections of civil liberties and inter-branch checks; moreover, it is an opportunity to disallow “the law to become the hostage of history.” Too often, “constitutional reform” is cited as an essential course of action, whereas an expansion of the body of law and improvements in enforcement of ...


Excerpts From Chief Justice Roberts' Opinion In Nfib V. Sebelius, Wilson Huhn Jan 2012

Excerpts From Chief Justice Roberts' Opinion In Nfib V. Sebelius, Wilson Huhn

Akron Law Publications

In NFIB v. Sebelius the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of all but one of the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The opinion of Chief Justice Roberts is the controlling opinion in all respects. This is an editted summary of the Chief Justice's opinion.


Excerpts From Chief Justice Roberts' Opinion In Nfib V. Sebelius, Wilson Huhn Dec 2011

Excerpts From Chief Justice Roberts' Opinion In Nfib V. Sebelius, Wilson Huhn

Wilson R. Huhn

In NFIB v. Sebelius the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of all but one of the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The opinion of Chief Justice Roberts is the controlling opinion in all respects. This is an editted summary of the Chief Justice's opinion.