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The Progressives: Economics, Science, And Race, Herbert J. Hovenkamp Dec 2015

The Progressives: Economics, Science, And Race, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This essay is a brief review of Thomas C. Leonard, Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era (Princeton Univ. Press 2016).


Which Came First, People Or Pollution? A Review Of Theory And Evidence From Longitudinal Environmental Justice Studies, Paul Mohai, Robin Saha Dec 2015

Which Came First, People Or Pollution? A Review Of Theory And Evidence From Longitudinal Environmental Justice Studies, Paul Mohai, Robin Saha

Environmental Studies Faculty Publications

A considerable number of quantitative analyses have been conducted in the past several decades that demonstrate the existence of racial and socioeconomic disparities in the distribution of a wide variety of environmental hazards. The vast majority of these have been cross-sectional, snapshot studies employing data on hazardous facilities and population characteristics at only one point in time. Although some limited hypotheses can be tested with cross-sectional data, fully understanding how present-day disparities come about requires longitudinal analyses that examine the demographic characteristics of sites at the time of facility siting and track demographic changes after siting. Relatively few such studies ...


Campaign Finance Makes America Go ‘Round: Individual Campaign Contributions And The Effects Of Citizens United On The American Election System, Geneva Sherman Dec 2015

Campaign Finance Makes America Go ‘Round: Individual Campaign Contributions And The Effects Of Citizens United On The American Election System, Geneva Sherman

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

How political campaigns are financed directly affects every citizen in the United States. This can be attributed to the fact that campaign money is correlated to the laws that pass through congress and the interests that are taken into consideration. After the passage of Citizens United in 2010, campaign donation caps were lifted to allow for virtual unregulated money in politics with PACs, Super PACs and 501(c)(4)s. Although the 2010 passage of Citizens United has increased the influence of corporate and wealthy interests, individual campaign donations represent a major percentage of funds raised and are heavily relied ...


Immigration Federalism As Ideology: Lessons From The States, Lina Newton Nov 2015

Immigration Federalism As Ideology: Lessons From The States, Lina Newton

Publications and Research

Over the last decade states passed hundreds of immigration bills covering a range of policy areas. This article considers the recent state legislative surge against scholarly treatments of immigration federalism, and identifies the symbolic politics in state lawmaking. The analysis combines a historical treatment of key court decisions that delineated boundaries of state and federal immigration roles with a legislative analysis of over 2200 immigration bills passed between 2006 and 2013, to identify the numerous ways in which national immigration policy shapes state measures. It argues that recent laws must be considered against symbolic federalism which privileges state sovereignty and ...


April Miller Et Al. Vs. Kim Davis (Date Filled November 13, 2015), United States District Court For The Eastern District Of Kentucky Nov 2015

April Miller Et Al. Vs. Kim Davis (Date Filled November 13, 2015), United States District Court For The Eastern District Of Kentucky

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APRIL MILLER, PH.D., et al. PLAINTIFFS v. KIM DAVIS, INDIVIDUALLY AND IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS ROWAN COUNTY CLERK, et al. DEFENDANTS and RESPONSE OF THIRD-PARTY DEFENDANTS TO PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION TO ENFORCE SEPTEMBER 3 AND SEPTEMBER 8 ORDERS KIM DAVIS THIRD-PARTY PLAINTIFF v. STEVEN L. BESHEAR, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS GOVERNOR OF KENTUCKY, et al. THIRD-PARTY DEFENDANTS


April Miller Et Al. Vs. Kim Davis (Date Filled November 9, 2015), United States Court Of Appeals For The Sixth Circuit Nov 2015

April Miller Et Al. Vs. Kim Davis (Date Filled November 9, 2015), United States Court Of Appeals For The Sixth Circuit

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APRIL MILLER, PH.D; KAREN ANN ROBERTS; SHANTEL BURKE; STEPHEN NAPIER; JODY FERNANDEZ; KEVIN HOLLOWAY; L. AARON SKAGGS; AND BARRY SPARTMAN, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. KIM DAVIS, INDIVIDUALLY, Defendant-Third-Party Plaintiff-Appellant, and STEVEN L. BESHEAR, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS GOVERNOR OF KENTUCKY, AND WAYNE ONKST, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS STATE LIBRARIAN AND COMMISSIONER, KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT FOR LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES, Third-Party Defendants-Appellees. ON APPEAL FROM U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY, CIVIL ACTION NO. 15-CV-00044, HON. DAVID L. BUNNING BRIEF FOR AMICUS CURIAE EAGLE FORUM EDUCATION & LEGAL DEFENSE FUND IN SUPPORT OF APPELLANT IN SUPPORT OF REVERSAL


Magna Carta Then And Now: A Symbol Of Freedom And Equal Rights For All, Eugene K. B. Tan, Jack Tsen-Ta Lee Nov 2015

Magna Carta Then And Now: A Symbol Of Freedom And Equal Rights For All, Eugene K. B. Tan, Jack Tsen-Ta Lee

Research Collection School Of Law

Magna Carta became applicable to Singapore in 1826 when a court system administering English law was established in the Straits Settlements. This remained the case through Singapore’s evolution from Crown colony to independent republic. The Great Charter only ceased to apply in 1993, when Parliament enacted the Application of English Law Act to clarify which colonial laws were still part of Singapore law. Nonetheless, Magna Carta’s legacy in Singapore continues in a number of ways. Principles such as due process of law and the supremacy of law are cornerstones of the rule of law, vital to the success ...


Why Law Matters For Our Obligations, Guyora Binder Oct 2015

Why Law Matters For Our Obligations, Guyora Binder

Journal Articles

Political philosophers have long debated the problem of political and legal obligation: how the existence of a political community and its laws can affect our obligations. This paper applies Alon Harel’s argument that law has intrinsic value to this venerable problem. It interprets Harel’s argument as a Kantian claim that law enables us to treat our fellows with the respect they deserve, by requiring us not only to treat them decently, but to recognize decent treatment as their right.


Michael Biel, Robert Sammons Oct 2015

Michael Biel, Robert Sammons

Audio & Video History Collection

No abstract provided.


Suzanne Tallichet, Robert Sammons Oct 2015

Suzanne Tallichet, Robert Sammons

Audio & Video History Collection

No abstract provided.


Robyn Cline, Robert Sammons Oct 2015

Robyn Cline, Robert Sammons

Audio & Video History Collection

No abstract provided.


Melinda Andrews, Robert Sammons Oct 2015

Melinda Andrews, Robert Sammons

Audio & Video History Collection

No abstract provided.


Mary Hargis, Robert Sammons Oct 2015

Mary Hargis, Robert Sammons

Audio & Video History Collection

No abstract provided.


Toni Hobbs, Robert Sammons Oct 2015

Toni Hobbs, Robert Sammons

Audio & Video History Collection

No abstract provided.


Kim Davis Part 2, Robert Sammons Oct 2015

Kim Davis Part 2, Robert Sammons

Audio & Video History Collection

No abstract provided.


Kim Davis Part 1, Robert Sammons Oct 2015

Kim Davis Part 1, Robert Sammons

Audio & Video History Collection

No abstract provided.


Julie Sloan, Robert Sammons Oct 2015

Julie Sloan, Robert Sammons

Audio & Video History Collection

No abstract provided.


Jennifer Reis, Robert Sammons Oct 2015

Jennifer Reis, Robert Sammons

Audio & Video History Collection

No abstract provided.


David Bryant, Robert Sammons Oct 2015

David Bryant, Robert Sammons

Audio & Video History Collection

No abstract provided.


Carmen Wampler-Collins, Robert Sammons Oct 2015

Carmen Wampler-Collins, Robert Sammons

Audio & Video History Collection

No abstract provided.


Carla Rucker, Robert Sammons Oct 2015

Carla Rucker, Robert Sammons

Audio & Video History Collection

No abstract provided.


Bernadette Barton, Robert Sammons Oct 2015

Bernadette Barton, Robert Sammons

Audio & Video History Collection

No abstract provided.


Mutually Assured Survival: An Analysis Of Globalization’S Influence On Nuclear Disarmament, Ryan Zehner Oct 2015

Mutually Assured Survival: An Analysis Of Globalization’S Influence On Nuclear Disarmament, Ryan Zehner

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Nuclear arms have revolutionized the ways by which human beings are able to harm one another. Omnipresent in the status quo is a nuclear tension, and whether subtly or more overtly, this tension underlies a great many international relationships. While Westphalian paranoia and neorealist power perceptions encourage populations to continue placing their faith in nuclear umbrellas and deterrence strategies, scholars and activists increasingly claim that without the realization of universal disarmament, humanity concedes to the inevitability of future nuclear detonation.

New disarmament initiatives concentrate heavily on the implications of nuclear weaponry in a sense that supersedes the security of only ...


A Framework For A Formal Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism: The Kiss Principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid) And Other Guiding Principles, Charles W. Mooney Jr. Oct 2015

A Framework For A Formal Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism: The Kiss Principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid) And Other Guiding Principles, Charles W. Mooney Jr.

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Given the ongoing work on a multilateral restructuring process for sovereign debt in the UN, consideration of the content and implementation of a sovereign debt restructuring mechanism (SDRM) is timely. The framework and content of the SDRM proposed here differs from earlier proposals in several important respects. For the classification and supermajority voting of claims in the approval a restructuring plan, it would mimic the structure and operation of the model collective action clauses (Model CACs) proposed by the International Capital Markets Association. Restructuring under a qualified sovereign debt restructuring law (QSDRL) would be guided by four principles: (i) observe ...


China's Nine-Dashed Map: Continuing Maritime Source Of Geopolitical Tension, Bert Chapman Sep 2015

China's Nine-Dashed Map: Continuing Maritime Source Of Geopolitical Tension, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

The South China Sea (SCS) is becoming an increasingly contentious source of geopolitical tension due to its significance as an international trade route, possessor of potentially significant oil and natural gas resources, China’s increasing diplomatic and military assertiveness, and the U.S.’ recent and ongoing Pacific Pivot strategy. Countries as varied as China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and other adjacent countries have claims on this region’s islands and natural resources. China has been particularly assertive in asserting its SCS claims by creating a nine-dash line map claiming to give it de facto maritime control over this entire region ...


April Miller Et Al. Vs. Kim Davis (Date Filled September 2, 2015), United States District Court For The Eastern District Of Kentucky Sep 2015

April Miller Et Al. Vs. Kim Davis (Date Filled September 2, 2015), United States District Court For The Eastern District Of Kentucky

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APRIL MILLER, ET AL., Plaintiffs, v. KIM DAVIS, ET AL., Defendants

DISTRICT JUDGE DAVID L. BUNNING KIM DAVIS, Third-Party Plaintiff, v. STEVEN L. BESHEAR, in his official capacity as Governor of Kentucky, and WAYNE ONKST, in his official capacity as State Librarian and Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Third-Party Defendants.


April Miller Et Al. Vs. Kim Davis (Date Filled September 1, 2015), United States District Court For The Eastern District Of Kentucky Sep 2015

April Miller Et Al. Vs. Kim Davis (Date Filled September 1, 2015), United States District Court For The Eastern District Of Kentucky

Media Collection

APRIL MILLER, et al., Plaintiffs, v. KIM DAVIS, et al., Defendants.

PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION TO HOLD DEFENDANT KIM DAVIS IN CONTEMPT OF COURT


Trailblazers And Those That Followed : Personal Experiences, Gender, And Judicial Empathy., Laura P. Moyer, Susan B. Haire Sep 2015

Trailblazers And Those That Followed : Personal Experiences, Gender, And Judicial Empathy., Laura P. Moyer, Susan B. Haire

Faculty Scholarship

This paper investigates one causal mechanism that may explain why female judges on the federal appellate courts are more likely than men to side with plaintiffs in sex discrimination cases. To test whether personal experiences with inequality are related to empathetic responses to the claims of female plaintiffs, we focus on the first wave of female judges, who attended law school during a time of severe gender inequality. We find that female judges are more likely than their male colleagues to support plaintiffs in sex discrimination cases, but that this difference is seen only in judges who graduated law school ...


April Miller Et Al. Vs. Kim Davis (Date Filled August 31, 2015), Supreme Court Of The United States Aug 2015

April Miller Et Al. Vs. Kim Davis (Date Filled August 31, 2015), Supreme Court Of The United States

Media Collection

Kim Davis, Individually and in Her Official Capacity as Rowan County Clerk, Applicant v. April Miller, et al. No. 15A250. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES 192 L. Ed. 2d 994; 2015 U.S. LEXIS 4659; 84 U.S.L.W. 3099 August 31, 2015, Decided


April Miller Et Al. Vs. Kim Davis (Date Filled August 28, 2015), Supreme Court Of The United States Aug 2015

April Miller Et Al. Vs. Kim Davis (Date Filled August 28, 2015), Supreme Court Of The United States

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Kim Davis, Applicant, v. April Miller, Ph.D, Karen Ann Roberts, Shantel Burke, Stephen Napier, Jody Fernandez, Kevin Holloway, L. Aaron Skaggs, and Barry Spartman, Respondents.

Emergency Application to Stay Preliminary Injunction Pending Appeal DIRECTED TO THE HONORABLE ELENA KAGAN ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES AND CIRCUIT JUSTICE FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT