Print Issue Volume 91 - No. 5

“Macro-Transparency” as Structural Directive: A Look at the NSA Surveillance Controversy

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The Death of FISA

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The Untold Story of al Qaeda’s Administrative Law Dilemmas

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Immigration Reform, National Security After September 11, and the Future of North American Integration

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The Preventive Paradigm and the Perils of Ad Hoc Balancing

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The Political Constitution of Emergency Powers: Some Lessons from Hamdan

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An Anti-Authoritarian Constitution? Four Notes

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Hamdan and Common Article 3: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?

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Congress, the Supreme Court, and Enemy Combatants: How Lawmakers Buoyed Judicial Supremacy by Placing Limits on Federal Court Jurisdiction

By turning a statute limiting court jurisdiction into a delegation of power by Congress to the Supreme Court, the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld opinion is a political masterstroke. This Essay explains why “the least dangerous branch” felt empowered to ignore congressional limits on its authority, repudiate presidentially created military tribunals, and conclude that the Geneva Convention […]

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Note, Clear Support or Cause for Suspicion? A Critique of Collective Scienter in Securities Litigation

This Note takes the position that emerging collective scienter theory may bar courts from attributing liability for securities fraud under SEC Rule 10b-5 directly to a corporation. Recent developments under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA) seek to strengthen pleading standards in securities litigation by requiring that a plaintiff plead a strong inference of […]

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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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