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What Congress's Repeal Efforts Can Teach Us About Regulatory Reform, Cary Coglianese, Gabriel Scheffler Dec 2017

What Congress's Repeal Efforts Can Teach Us About Regulatory Reform, Cary Coglianese, Gabriel Scheffler

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Major legislative actions during the early part of the 115th Congress have undermined the central argument for regulatory reform measures such as the REINS Act, a bill that would require congressional approval of all new major regulations. Proponents of the REINS Act argue that it would make the federal regulatory system more democratic by shifting responsibility for regulatory decisions away from unelected bureaucrats and toward the people’s representatives in Congress. But separate legislative actions in the opening of the 115th Congress only call this argument into question. Congress’s most significant initiatives during this period — its derailed attempts to ...


The Historical-Philosophical Heritage And The Methodological Problems Of The Histoy Of Science, G. Nosirhodjaeva Dec 2017

The Historical-Philosophical Heritage And The Methodological Problems Of The Histoy Of Science, G. Nosirhodjaeva

Review of law sciences

the article is devoted to the research of the historical-philosophical works of Beruni coming out as one of the important components of the rich and polyhedral heritage of Abu Raikhan Beruni and his contribution to studying history of philosophy of peoples in many regions including the Central Asia as well.


Formation Of The System Of Social Partnership And Legal Culture In The Case Of Uzbekistan, E. Kadirov Dec 2017

Formation Of The System Of Social Partnership And Legal Culture In The Case Of Uzbekistan, E. Kadirov

Review of law sciences

In the article the interrelation of social partnership system with democratic processes and legal culture of a society is analyzed from scientific point of view. The attention is focused on how they influence moral-legal and democratic climate in a society which guarantees the real freedom of personal behavior alongside with the responsibility before a society, provides its rights, social security, respect of its dignity, that is to say it puts the person in the centre of economic, social, political and cultural processes. In the article the constitutional guarantees which meet public requirements, capable to provide an optimum combination of dynamism ...


Judge Is A Symbol Of Perfection (Justice And Responsibility), A. Xamraev Dec 2017

Judge Is A Symbol Of Perfection (Justice And Responsibility), A. Xamraev

Review of law sciences

In this article the questions related with the independence of judicial system, the problems of realization of the principles of legality and morality in judiciary are analyzed. Performance of all variety of tasks by courts it is possible only in conditions when judicial authority really has autonomy and independence. Judicial authority has to become the stabilizing force in the state, capable to protect the rights and freedoms of citizens, and a society – from the social conflicts.


A New Stage In Reforming Of The Legal Personnel, F. Muhitdinova Dec 2017

A New Stage In Reforming Of The Legal Personnel, F. Muhitdinova

Review of law sciences

The article is devoted to the issues of reforming the legal education of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The article analyzes the reasons for the increased interest in the reforms of legal education. The foreign experience and modern trends in the teaching of legal disciplines in the preparation of qualification lawyers are investigated. A set of measures to modernize the system of training legal personnel is formulated, the basic element of which should be the modernization of consciousness. The urgency of the strategy of actions in the field of judicial and legal reforms is analyzed.


A New Stage In The Development Of Legal Education In Uzbekistan, B. Umarov Dec 2017

A New Stage In The Development Of Legal Education In Uzbekistan, B. Umarov

Review of law sciences

the article analyzes issues that consider the whole range of measures adopted by the state and is aimed at creating conditions for the upbringing of a comprehensively developed younger generation. Also, the essence of the adopted normative and legal acts aimed at raising the legal education to a new level is being explored. Significant attention is paid to the role of the resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, issued on the 28th of April 2017, “On measures on fundamental perfection of system and increase of efficiency of preparation of legal personnel in Tashkent State Universityof Law”, the ...


Strategy Of Action And Improvement Of Public Administration System, A. Xudayberdieva Dec 2017

Strategy Of Action And Improvement Of Public Administration System, A. Xudayberdieva

Review of law sciences

the article analyzes one of the priority directions of actions on five priority directions of the development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017–2021 Improvement of state and public construction. The author presented proposals to improve the effectiveness of public administration.


Extending The Normativity Of The Extended Family: Reflections On Moore V. City Of East Cleveland, Angela Onwuachi-Willig Dec 2017

Extending The Normativity Of The Extended Family: Reflections On Moore V. City Of East Cleveland, Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Part I of this Article briefly recounts the plurality decision in Moore before analyzing Justice Brennan’s concurring opinion and detailing how the concurrence affirms, rather than deconstructs, the notion of African American deviance in families. Next, Part II specifies the ways in which Justice Brennan could have truly uplifted African American families and other families of color by identifying and explicating the strengths of extended or multigenerational family forms among people of color and by showing how such family forms can be a model, or even the model (if one must be chosen), for all families. Then, Part III ...


Towards A Jurisprudence Of Public Law Bankruptcy Judging, Edward J. Janger Dec 2017

Towards A Jurisprudence Of Public Law Bankruptcy Judging, Edward J. Janger

Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law

In this essay Professor Janger considers the role of bankruptcy judges in Chapter 9 cases in light of the scholarly literature on public law judging. He explores the extent to which bankruptcy judges engaged in the fiscal restructuring of a municipality use tools, and face constraints, similar to those utilized by federal district court judges in structural reform cases, where constitutional norms are at issue.


Working Sex Words, Anita Bernstein Dec 2017

Working Sex Words, Anita Bernstein

Michigan Journal of Gender & Law

Imagine yourself tasked to speak for a few minutes about legal controls on sex-selling in the United States, or any other country you choose. You need not have thought about the particulars. As someone willing to read a law review article, you have enough to say because sex-selling overlaps with the subject knowledge you already have. Criminal law, contracts, employment law, immigration law, tort law, zoning, commercial law, and intellectual property, among other legal categories, all intersect with this topic. In your brief remarks on how law attempts to mediate the sale and purchase of sex, you have only one ...


Ideal Theory And The Limits Of Historical Narrative, Anthony O'Rourke Nov 2017

Ideal Theory And The Limits Of Historical Narrative, Anthony O'Rourke

Anthony O'Rourke

Some intellectual concepts that once played a central role in America’s constitutional history are, for both better and worse, no longer part of our political language.[1] These concepts may be so alien to us that they would remain invisible without carefully reexamining the past in order to challenge the received narratives of America’s constitutional development.[2] Should constitutional theorists undertake this kind of historical reexamination? If so, to what extent should they be willing to stray from the disciplinary norms that govern intellectual history? And what normative aims can they reasonably expect to achieve by exploring ideas ...


Strengthening Democracy: The Challenge Of Public Interest Law, Scott Harshbarger Nov 2017

Strengthening Democracy: The Challenge Of Public Interest Law, Scott Harshbarger

Maine Law Review

The Twelfth Annual Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Service was held in the fall of 2003. Scott Harshbarger, former President of Common Cause and Massachusetts Attorney General, delivered the lecture. Established in 1992, the lecture honors Judge Frank M. Coffin, Senior Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, an inspiration, mentor, and friend to the University of Maine School of Law.


The Public Interest In Corporate Settlements, Brandon L. Garrett Nov 2017

The Public Interest In Corporate Settlements, Brandon L. Garrett

Boston College Law Review

Corporate settlements are proliferating in form and function. They include consent decrees, corporate integrity agreements, deferred prosecution agreements, non-prosecution agreements, leniency agreements, and plea bargains. Enforcers at the federal and state level enter an array of administrative, civil, and criminal resolutions of enforcement actions against companies. The reach of these settlements is global, and corporate fines have reached new records, with penalties in the hundreds of billions of dollars affecting entire industries and economies. These settlements have not been studied together as a subject, perhaps because they span very different fields, from antitrust to banking, environmental law, health law, and ...


Will Bell V. Town Of Wells Be Eroded With Time?, Sidney St. F. Thaxter Nov 2017

Will Bell V. Town Of Wells Be Eroded With Time?, Sidney St. F. Thaxter

Maine Law Review

In 1989, the Maine Law Court issued a landmark decision regarding the ownership of the land between the mean high-water mark and the mean low-water mark (the intertidal zone) in a case entitled Bell v. Town of Wells.1 This decision was controlled, in part, by the 1986 decision in the same case. Bell I was decided following an appeal by the plaintiff-landowners from the lower court decision dismissing Counts I and II of their Complaint as “barred by sovereign immunity.” The lower court found that “the State has an interest in Moody Beach and in that sense it has ...


Putting Distribution First, Robert C. Hockett Nov 2017

Putting Distribution First, Robert C. Hockett

Robert C. Hockett

It is common for normative legal theorists, economists and other policy analysts to conduct and communicate their work mainly in maximizing terms. They take the maximization of welfare, for example, or of wealth or utility, to be primary objectives of legislation and public policy. Few if any of these theorists seem to notice, however, that any time we speak explicitly of maximizing one thing, we speak implicitly of distributing other things and of equalizing yet other things. Fewer still seem to recognize that we effectively define ourselves by reference to that which we distribute and equalize. For it is in ...


Protecting The Public Benefit: Crafting Precedent For Citizen Enforcement Of Conservation Easements, Sean P. Ociepka Nov 2017

Protecting The Public Benefit: Crafting Precedent For Citizen Enforcement Of Conservation Easements, Sean P. Ociepka

Maine Law Review

In fiscal year 2004, Wal-Mart added 139 new discount stores, supercenters, and “neighborhood markets” to its already significant chain of stores across the United States. Wal-Mart developers submit their proposals to governing town bodies all over the country with the promise that the $20 million construction of a 200,000 square foot store will create 500 new jobs for the local economy, will have a payroll of over $12 million, will increase the tax base of the area, and will provide convenient, affordable shopping for consumers. For these reasons, the big box stores are a hard offer for town planners ...


Sending A Dear John Letter: Public Information Campaigns And The Movement To “End Demand” For Prostitution In Atlanta, Ga, Samantha Majic Nov 2017

Sending A Dear John Letter: Public Information Campaigns And The Movement To “End Demand” For Prostitution In Atlanta, Ga, Samantha Majic

Publications and Research

This paper examines “Dear John”, a public information campaign that ran from 2006–2008 in Atlanta, GA, to ask what narrative it conveys about commercial sex and those who engage in it, in order to understand the gendered (and other) discursive constructions it produces, reflects, and complicates about these activities and subjects. Drawing from both policy and sex work/trafficking scholarship, this paper argues that Dear John used symbolic images and direct and consequential text to convey a “male demand” narrative, which holds that men’s demand for sexual services harms girls and young women and will not be tolerated ...


Treating Wrongs As Wrongs: An Expressive Argument For Tort Law, Scott Hershovitz Nov 2017

Treating Wrongs As Wrongs: An Expressive Argument For Tort Law, Scott Hershovitz

Articles

The idea that criminal punishment carries a message of condemnation is as commonplace as could be. Indeed, many think that condemnation is the mark of punishment, distinguishing it from other sorts of penalties or burdens. But for all that torts and crimes share in common, nearly no one thinks that tort has similar expressive aims. And that is unfortunate, as the truth is that tort is very much an expressive institution, with messages to send that are different, but no less important, than those conveyed by the criminal law. In this essay, I argue that tort liability expresses the judgment ...


Rationing Criminal Justice, Richard A. Bierschbach, Stephanos Bibas Nov 2017

Rationing Criminal Justice, Richard A. Bierschbach, Stephanos Bibas

Michigan Law Review

Of the many diagnoses of American criminal justice’s ills, few focus on externalities. Yet American criminal justice systematically overpunishes in large part because few mechanisms exist to force consideration of the full social costs of criminal justice interventions. Actors often lack good information or incentives to minimize the harms they impose. Part of the problem is structural: criminal justice is fragmented vertically among governments, horizontally among agencies, and individually among self-interested actors. Part is a matter of focus: doctrinally and pragmatically, actors overwhelmingly view each case as an isolated, short-term transaction to the exclusion of broader, long-term, and aggregate ...


The Progressives: Racism And Public Law, Herbert J. Hovenkamp Nov 2017

The Progressives: Racism And Public Law, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

American Progressivism inaugurated the beginning of the end of American scientific racism. Its critics have been vocal, however. Progressives have been charged with promotion of eugenics, and thus with mainstreaming practices such as compulsory housing segregation, sterilization of those deemed unfit, and exclusion of immigrants on racial grounds. But if the Progressives were such racists, why is it that since the 1930s Afro-Americans and other people of color have consistently supported self-proclaimed progressive political candidates, and typically by very wide margins?

When examining the Progressives on race, it is critical to distinguish the views that they inherited from those that ...


Side By Side: Revitalizing Urban Cores And Ensuring Residential Diversity, Andrea J. Boyack Oct 2017

Side By Side: Revitalizing Urban Cores And Ensuring Residential Diversity, Andrea J. Boyack

Chicago-Kent Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Detroit Frontier: Urban Agriculture In A Legal Vacuum, Jacqueline Hand, Amanda Gregory Oct 2017

The Detroit Frontier: Urban Agriculture In A Legal Vacuum, Jacqueline Hand, Amanda Gregory

Chicago-Kent Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Natural Capital Crisis In Southern U.S. Cities, Blake Hudson Oct 2017

The Natural Capital Crisis In Southern U.S. Cities, Blake Hudson

Chicago-Kent Law Review

No abstract provided.


Freeing The City To Compete, James J. Kelly Jr. Oct 2017

Freeing The City To Compete, James J. Kelly Jr.

Chicago-Kent Law Review

No abstract provided.


How The United States Postal Service (Usps) Could Encourage More Local Economic Development, Randall K. Johnson Oct 2017

How The United States Postal Service (Usps) Could Encourage More Local Economic Development, Randall K. Johnson

Chicago-Kent Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Public Pension Crisis Through The Lens Of State Constitutions And Statutory Law, Kristen Barnes Oct 2017

The Public Pension Crisis Through The Lens Of State Constitutions And Statutory Law, Kristen Barnes

Chicago-Kent Law Review

No abstract provided.


Roll On, Cyclist: The Idaho Rule, Traffic Law, And The Quest To Incentivize Urban Cycling, Asmara M. Tekle Oct 2017

Roll On, Cyclist: The Idaho Rule, Traffic Law, And The Quest To Incentivize Urban Cycling, Asmara M. Tekle

Chicago-Kent Law Review

No abstract provided.


Linchpin Approaches To Salvaging Neighborhoods In The Legacy Cities Of The Midwest, Shelley Cavalieri Oct 2017

Linchpin Approaches To Salvaging Neighborhoods In The Legacy Cities Of The Midwest, Shelley Cavalieri

Chicago-Kent Law Review

No abstract provided.


Small Sustainability Supply: How Small Business And Lean Manufacturing Can Change Supply Chains, Carlos Lopez Oct 2017

Small Sustainability Supply: How Small Business And Lean Manufacturing Can Change Supply Chains, Carlos Lopez

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Benefitting From Sustainable Development, Victoria Frappaolo Oct 2017

Benefitting From Sustainable Development, Victoria Frappaolo

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.