Print Issue Volume 90 - No. 6

The Need for Mead: Rejecting Tax Exceptionalism in Judicial Deference

This Article takes the controversial position that Treasury regulations are entitled to judicial deference under the Chevron doctrine, as clarified by the Supreme Court in the more recent Mead case, whether those regulations promulgated pursuant to specific authority delegated in a substantive provision of the Internal Revenue Code or in the exercise of general authority […]

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Government Regulation of Irrationality: Moral and Cognitive Hazards

Behavioral law and economics scholars who advance paternalistic policy proposals typically employ static models of decision-making behavior, despite the dynamic effects of paternalistic policies. This Article considers how paternalistic policies fare under a dynamic account of decision making that incorporates learning and motivation effects. This approach brings out two important limitations on the efficiency effects […]

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An Embedded Options Theory of Indefinite Contracts

Option theory is beginning to generate robust insights in the legal literature, and it is particularly well-suited to contract law. This Article develops an embedded options theory of indefinite contracts, focusing on the proper scope of the indefiniteness doctrine—a core principle of contract law invalidating contracts that are too vague. This approach offers answers to […]

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Review Essay, The Limits of Their World

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Note, Establishing a Substantial Limitation in Interacting with Others: A Call for Clearer Guidance from the EEOC

Congress enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with the goal of providing clear and consistent standards for eliminating discrimination against persons with disabilities. To be disabled within the meaning of the ADA, a person must have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. This definition seems simple on its […]

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Note, Compulsory Process and the War on Terror: A Proposed Framework

The War on Terror has presented numerous questions never before examined in our constitutional jurisprudence. The challenges imposed on our legal system since 9/11 compel the judiciary to protect constitutional rights in the most difficult of circumstances. One of these challenges requires our civilian criminal justice system to reconcile a criminal defendant’s constitutional right to […]

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Note, From House to Home: Creating a Right to Early Lease Termination for Domestic Violence Victims

Domestic violence remains one of society’s most pervasive and complicated problems. Among the complexities lies a victim’s difficult decision to leave an abuser. In an overwhelming majority of states, domestic violence victims also face the financial burden of terminating their residential leases when deciding to flee abuse. Such monetary hardships prevent victims from leaving their […]

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De Novo

  • After Marriage Equality

    AFTER MARRIAGE EQUALITY: LGBT NONDISCRIMINATION LAWS IN MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP By: Joshua Preston, Volume 102 Staff Member Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) was a watershed moment in extending the full benefits of society to members of the LGBT community.[1] Though the freedom to marry was won, Obergefell failed to address the broader […]

  • Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center

    ARMSTRONG V. EXCEPTIONAL CHILD CENTER: WHO SHOULD ENFORCE MEDICAID EQUAL ACCESS? By: Jessica Wheeler, Volume 102 Staff Member Deamonte Driver, a twelve-year-old Medicaid beneficiary, died from an untreated tooth abscess when the infection spread to his brain.[1] His death could have been prevented had his tooth been removed months earlier […]

  • What the Tax Bill Means for Students

    WHAT THE “TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT” MEANS FOR STUDENTS: DO WE WANT INCENTIVES OR SIMPLIFICATION? By: Melanie Pulles Benson, Volume 102 Staff Member The new House tax reform bill, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (“Act”), significantly departs from the current tax code.[1] The Act alters the tax brackets, […]


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