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Petitions, Privacy, And Political Obscurity, Rebecca Green Jan 2013

Petitions, Privacy, And Political Obscurity, Rebecca Green

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People who sign petitions must accept disclosure of their political views. This conclusion rests on the seemingly uncontroversial (if circular) premise that petition signing is a public activity. Courts have thus far shown little sympathy for individuals who take a public stand on an issue by signing a petition and then assert privacy claims after the fact. Democracy, after all, takes courage, as Justice Scalia wrote in the petitioning disclosure case Doe v. Reed. But signing a petition today brings consequences beyond public criticism. The real threat of disclosure for modern petition signers is not tangible harassment, but the loss ...


The Senate: Out Of Order?, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl May 2011

The Senate: Out Of Order?, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

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Due to the routine use of the filibuster and related devices, today’s Senate operates as a supermajoritarian body. This Symposium Article considers whether this supermajoritarian aspect of the Senate renders it dysfunctional and, if so, what can be done about it. I contend that the Senate is indeed broken. Its current supermajoritarian features have pernicious effects. Further, and contrary to the claims of many of the Senate’s defenders, this aspect of the Senate is not part of the original design. I go on to explain why the Senate’s procedures, despite their deficiencies, have nonetheless proven resistant to ...


Immature Citizens And The State, Vivian E. Hamilton Oct 2010

Immature Citizens And The State, Vivian E. Hamilton

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Citizens are born, but they are also made. How its citizens come to be—whether the educations they receive will expand or constrain their future options, whether the values they assimilate will encourage or dissuade their civic engagement, etc.—fundamentally concerns the state. Through the power it wields over a vast range of policymaking contexts, the state can significantly influence (or designate those who will influence) many of the formative experiences of young citizens. Young citizens’ accumulated experiences in turn can significantly influence the future mature citizens they will become. The state insufficiently considers the cumulative nature of its citizens ...


Talk Loudly And Carry A Small Stick: The Supreme Court And Enemy Combatants, Neal Devins Jan 2010

Talk Loudly And Carry A Small Stick: The Supreme Court And Enemy Combatants, Neal Devins

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No abstract provided.


Presidential Unilateralism And Political Polarization: Why Today's Congress Lacks The Will And The Way To Stop Presidential Initiatives, Neal Devins Apr 2009

Presidential Unilateralism And Political Polarization: Why Today's Congress Lacks The Will And The Way To Stop Presidential Initiatives, Neal Devins

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The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same, Neal Devins Jan 2009

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same, Neal Devins

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No abstract provided.


Politique Partisane Et Indépendence Judiciare, Neal Devins May 2007

Politique Partisane Et Indépendence Judiciare, Neal Devins

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No abstract provided.


Active Sovereignty, Timothy Zick Apr 2007

Active Sovereignty, Timothy Zick

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No abstract provided.


Tom Delay: Popular Constitutionalist?, Neal Devins Jul 2006

Tom Delay: Popular Constitutionalist?, Neal Devins

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No abstract provided.


Moderating Politics In Post-Conflict States: An Examination Of Bosnia And Herzegovina, Angela M. Banks Apr 2005

Moderating Politics In Post-Conflict States: An Examination Of Bosnia And Herzegovina, Angela M. Banks

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The individuals who negotiated the peace agreement that ended the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina considered ethnicity to be the most salient division within Bosnian society. Consequently they organized Bosnia's political structure around ethnic representation. While it is doubtful that peace in Bosnia would have been possible without guarantees for ethnic-based political representation, such guarantees have proven insufficient for building a functioning, stable, and cohesive state. This article analyzes the role that Bosnia's political framework, which focuses exclusively on ethnic representation, has played in impeding the development of a significant cadre of moderate political actors and in hindering ...


The Constitutionality Of The Filibuster, Michael J. Gerhardt Jul 2004

The Constitutionality Of The Filibuster, Michael J. Gerhardt

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Dignity: The New Frontier Of State Sovereignty, Scott Dodson Jan 2003

Dignity: The New Frontier Of State Sovereignty, Scott Dodson

Faculty Publications

In Federal Maritime Commission v. South Carolina State Ports Authority, the Supreme Court strongly articulated a new “dignity” rationale for state sovereign immunity. The article critiques this rationale and argues that it dissociates sovereign immunity from any constitutional grounding. However, in doing so, the rationale frees the Court to develop a more coherent theory of state sovereign immunity. The article explores how the dignity rationale might be used to develop such coherence.


Ethnic Federalism: Its Promise And Pitfalls For Africa, Alemante G. Selassie Jan 2003

Ethnic Federalism: Its Promise And Pitfalls For Africa, Alemante G. Selassie

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No abstract provided.


The Federalism-Rights Nexus: Explaining Why Senate Democrats Tolerate Rehnquist Court Decision Making But Not The Rehnquist Court, Neal Devins Oct 2002

The Federalism-Rights Nexus: Explaining Why Senate Democrats Tolerate Rehnquist Court Decision Making But Not The Rehnquist Court, Neal Devins

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Misunderstood, Neal Devins Jan 2002

Misunderstood, Neal Devins

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No abstract provided.


Carter, Reagan, And Khomeini: Presidential Transitions And International Law, Nancy Amoury Combs Jan 2001

Carter, Reagan, And Khomeini: Presidential Transitions And International Law, Nancy Amoury Combs

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Norm Theory And The Future Of The Federal Appointments Process, Michael J. Gerhardt Jan 2001

Norm Theory And The Future Of The Federal Appointments Process, Michael J. Gerhardt

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Bearing False Witness: The Clinton Impeachment And The Future Of Academic Freedom, Neal Devins Jan 1999

Bearing False Witness: The Clinton Impeachment And The Future Of Academic Freedom, Neal Devins

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No abstract provided.


On Difference And Equality, Cynthia V. Ward Jan 1997

On Difference And Equality, Cynthia V. Ward

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No abstract provided.


The Confirmation Mystery, Michael J. Gerhardt Dec 1994

The Confirmation Mystery, Michael J. Gerhardt

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No abstract provided.


Through The Looking Glass: What Abortion Teaches Us About American Politics, Neal Devins Jan 1994

Through The Looking Glass: What Abortion Teaches Us About American Politics, Neal Devins

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No abstract provided.


The Limits Of "Liberal Republicanism": Why Group-Based Remedies And Republican Citizenship Don't Mix, Cynthia V. Ward Jan 1991

The Limits Of "Liberal Republicanism": Why Group-Based Remedies And Republican Citizenship Don't Mix, Cynthia V. Ward

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No abstract provided.


The Chernobyl Accident: A Case Study In International Law Regulating State Responsibility For Transboundary Nuclear Pollution, Linda A. Malone Jan 1987

The Chernobyl Accident: A Case Study In International Law Regulating State Responsibility For Transboundary Nuclear Pollution, Linda A. Malone

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Kahan Report, Ariel Sharon And The Sabra-Shatilla Massacres In Lebanon: Responsibility Under International Law For Massacres Of Civilian Populations, Linda A. Malone Jan 1985

The Kahan Report, Ariel Sharon And The Sabra-Shatilla Massacres In Lebanon: Responsibility Under International Law For Massacres Of Civilian Populations, Linda A. Malone

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No abstract provided.


The 1965 Voting Rights Act: Some Wrongs Still Not Righted, Neal Devins Jan 1984

The 1965 Voting Rights Act: Some Wrongs Still Not Righted, Neal Devins

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No abstract provided.


Diminished Luster In Escambia County?, Neal Devins Jan 1984

Diminished Luster In Escambia County?, Neal Devins

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No abstract provided.


A Political And Constitutional Review Of United States V. Nixon, William W. Van Alstyne Jan 1974

A Political And Constitutional Review Of United States V. Nixon, William W. Van Alstyne

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No abstract provided.


Book Review Of Undeclared War And Civil Disobedience: The American System In Crisis, W. Taylor Reveley Iii Jan 1974

Book Review Of Undeclared War And Civil Disobedience: The American System In Crisis, W. Taylor Reveley Iii

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No abstract provided.