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The Legal Production Of The Transgressive Family: Binational Family Relationships Between Cuba And The United States, Louis A. Perez Jr 2010 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Legal Production Of The Transgressive Family: Binational Family Relationships Between Cuba And The United States, Louis A. Perez Jr

Deborah M. Weissman

The Cuban revolution of 1959 both challenged U.S. interests and precipitated one of the largest migration to the United States. By the end of the twentieth century, more than one million Cubans, one-tenth of the total population, had emigrated, mostly to the United States. Family relations developed within two phases of specific global contexts, reflecting Cuba's changing international position and the U.S. response. The first occurred after 1960, when Cuba aligned itself with the Soviet bloc in the final decades of the Cold War. The second was after 1990, when Cuba adapted to the global economy in ...


Legal Pluralism And The Rule Of Law: Can Indigenous Justice Survive?, David Pimentel 2010 University of Idaho

Legal Pluralism And The Rule Of Law: Can Indigenous Justice Survive?, David Pimentel

David Pimentel

The clash between modern statutory justice systems and the traditional systems of indigenous communities is not on a level playing field. Even where legal pluralism is formally recognized, the conflict threatens the continued relevance of customary law. If these non-Western legal systems are to maintain their relevance and vitality, if they are even to have a place in the new global community, those agencies and individuals engaged in promoting the rule of law, economic development, or respect for human rights must resist the impulse to simply impose the Western laws and legal institutions. Instead, reform-minded agencies and individuals should seek ...


A New Global Constitutional Order?, David Schneiderman 2010 University of Toronto

A New Global Constitutional Order?, David Schneiderman

David Schneiderman

Accompanying the rise of new transnational legal rules and institutions intended to promote global economic integration are questions about the linkages between transnational legality and constitutional law. In what ways does transnational economic law mimic features of national constitutional law? Does transnational law complement in some ways or supersede in other ways what we typically describe as constitutional law? To these questions we can now add the following: are transnational rules and institutions a proper subject of study for comparative constitutionalists? This chapter makes a case for the incorporation of forms of transnational legality into comparative constitutional studies. Taking as ...


The Gendered Dimensions Of Inheritance: Empirical Food For Legal Thought, Daphna Hacker 2010 Tel Aviv University

The Gendered Dimensions Of Inheritance: Empirical Food For Legal Thought, Daphna Hacker

Daphna Hacker

No abstract provided.


Soulless Wills, Daphna Hacker 2010 Tel Aviv University

Soulless Wills, Daphna Hacker

Daphna Hacker

No abstract provided.


Can Criminal Law Be Controlled?, Darryl K. Brown 2010 University of Virginia School of Law

Can Criminal Law Be Controlled?, Darryl K. Brown

Darryl K. Brown

This review of Douglas Husak's 2008 book, Overcriminalization: The Limits of the Criminal Law, summarizes and largely endorses Husak's normative argument about the indefensible expansiveness of much contemporary criminal liability. It then offers a skeptical (or pessimistic) argument about the possibilities for a normative theory such as Husak's to have much effect on criminal justice policy in light of the political barriers to reform.


China In Context: Energy, Water, And Climate Cooperation, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson 2010 SelectedWorks

China In Context: Energy, Water, And Climate Cooperation, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Climate resilient communities can be achieved with the support of global research, development, deployment, and diffusion of environmentally sound low GHG emission technologies and processes. Technology cooperation should lower emissions remaining mindful of biodiversity, ecosystem services and livelihoods. China and the United States need to respond effectively to both economic and climate crises and can do so in part by cooperating on environmentally sound technology that transforms the global use of energy.


International Human Rights Law And Co-Parent Adoption, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson 2010 SelectedWorks

International Human Rights Law And Co-Parent Adoption, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Children would benefit substantially if governments legally recognized same sex marriages and parenting. This article analyzes international human rights law, co-parent adoption, and the recognition of gay and lesbian families. It addresses civil marriage and adoption challenges for same sex families and assesses European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence relating to same-sex adoption. This article considers the international community's efforts to implement the best interest of the child standard concluding that recognition of same sex families is in the best interest of the child and should be facilitated in a timely manner by jurisdictions at all levels.


Collaborative Community-Based Natural Resource Management, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson 2010 SelectedWorks

Collaborative Community-Based Natural Resource Management, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

This article analyzes the importance of increasing civil society actor access to and influence in international legal and policy negotiations, drawing from academic scholarship on governance, conservation and environmental sustainability, natural resource management, observations of civil society actors, and the authors’ experiences as participants in international environmental negotiations.


Emerging Law Addressing Climate Change And Water, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson 2010 SelectedWorks

Emerging Law Addressing Climate Change And Water, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

The World Economic Forum recognizes that while restrictions on energy affect water systems and vice versa, energy and water policy are rarely coordinated. The International Panel on Climate Change predicts that wet places will become wetter and dry places will become dryer. Transboundary water, energy and climate coordination can occur through international consensus building.


The Rhetoric Of Catharsis And Change: Law School Autobiography As A Nonfiction Law And Literature Subgenre, Carlo A. Pedrioli 2010 American Bar Foundation

The Rhetoric Of Catharsis And Change: Law School Autobiography As A Nonfiction Law And Literature Subgenre, Carlo A. Pedrioli

Carlo A. Pedrioli

To date, little scholarship, if any, has addressed the autobiographies of law students, which have appeared in law review articles and books since at least the late 1970s. This shortcoming of law and literature scholarship in the nonfiction genre of autobiography is problematic. In the interest of understanding diverse perspectives in the legal community, legal scholars with autobiographical interests ought to give attention to the autobiographies of different individuals in this community, including the law students who will be the future members of the profession. Also, this shortcoming leaves a gap in the narrative discourse of the law since lawyers ...


Constructing Commons In The Cultural Environment, Katherine J. Strandburg, Michael J. Madison, Brett M. Frischmann 2010 New York University School of Law

Constructing Commons In The Cultural Environment, Katherine J. Strandburg, Michael J. Madison, Brett M. Frischmann

Katherine J. Strandburg

This Article sets out a framework for investigating sharing and resource pooling arrangements for information and knowledge-based works. We argue that the approach to commons arrangements in the natural environment pioneered by Elinor Ostrom and collaborators provides a template for examining the construction of commons in the cultural environment. The approach promises to lead to a better understanding of how participants in commons and pooling arrangements structure their interactions in relation to the environments in which they are embedded, in relation to information and knowledge resources that they produce and use, and in relation to one another.

An improved understanding ...


State Responsibility In Promoting Environmental Corporate Accountability, Lakshman Guruswamy 2010 University of Colorado Law School

State Responsibility In Promoting Environmental Corporate Accountability, Lakshman Guruswamy

Articles

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Taiwan's Anti-Corruption Strategy: Suggestions For Reform, Jon S.T. Quah 2010 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Taiwan's Anti-Corruption Strategy: Suggestions For Reform, Jon S.T. Quah

Maryland Series in Contemporary Asian Studies

No abstract provided.


Interstate Water Compacts And Climate Change Adaptation, Noah D. Hall 2010 Wayne State University

Interstate Water Compacts And Climate Change Adaptation, Noah D. Hall

Law Faculty Research Publications

Over 95% of the available surface freshwater resources in the United States are interstate in nature and governed by interstate water compacts. These interstate compacts vary tremendously in how they allocate and manage interstate waters. Until recently, the water resources governed by interstate compacts have been relatively stable and unaffected by drastic changes in long-term weather patterns. However, within the next few decades North America is expected to experience increased regional variability in precipitation and susceptibility to drought. This article first looks at these expected changes on a macro and regional level to evaluate the increased stress on water resources ...


Achieving Justice Through Rebellious Lawyering: Restructuring Systems Of Law And Power For Social Change, Ashly Hinmon 2010 American University Washington College of Law

Achieving Justice Through Rebellious Lawyering: Restructuring Systems Of Law And Power For Social Change, Ashly Hinmon

The Modern American

No abstract provided.


Letter From Executive Board, The Modern American 2010 American University Washington College of Law

Letter From Executive Board, The Modern American

The Modern American

No abstract provided.


Book Review & Essay: Let’S Get Free, Camille Jones 2010 American University Washington College of Law

Book Review & Essay: Let’S Get Free, Camille Jones

The Modern American

No abstract provided.


A No-Excuse Approach To Transitional Justice: Reparations As Tools Of Extraordinary Justice, David C. Gray 2010 University of Maryland School of Law

A No-Excuse Approach To Transitional Justice: Reparations As Tools Of Extraordinary Justice, David C. Gray

Faculty Scholarship

It is sometimes the case that a debate goes off the rails so early that riders assume the rough country around them is the natural backdrop for their travels. That is certainly true in the debate over reparations in transitions to democracy. Reparations traditionally are understood as material or symbolic awards to victims of an abusive regime granted outside of a legal process. While some reparations claims succeed—such as those made by Americans of Japanese decent interned during World War II and those made by European Jews against Germany after World War II—most do not. The principal culprits ...


Promoting Urban Agriculture As An Alternative Land Use For Vacant Properties In The City Of Detroit: Benefits, Problems, And Proposals For A Regulatory Framework For Successful Land Use Integration, John E. Mogk, Sarah Kwiatkowski, Mary J. Weindorf 2010 Wayne State University

Promoting Urban Agriculture As An Alternative Land Use For Vacant Properties In The City Of Detroit: Benefits, Problems, And Proposals For A Regulatory Framework For Successful Land Use Integration, John E. Mogk, Sarah Kwiatkowski, Mary J. Weindorf

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


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