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Summer 2016: Volume 101 - Scalia Symposium

Introduction

Minnesota Law Review is pleased to present a collection of essays on Justice Antonin Scalia’s impact on the Supreme Court. These essays aim to present a wide look at Justice Scalia’s many contributions to the Court during his decades on the Bench. While Justice Scalia was one of the most polarizing figures on the Court […]

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Foreword: A Consequential Justice

When he visited the University of Minnesota in October 2015, Justice Scalia commented that Justice William Brennan was “the most influential Justice of the twentieth century.” Although their styles could not have been more different, Professor Robert A. Stein observes that both Justice Brennan and Justice Scalia will certainly be remembered as two of the […]

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Remembering Justice Antonin Scalia

Justice Scalia’s presence on the bench nearly matches his overall doctrinal contributions. Professor Alan B. Morrison comments on Justice Scalia’s minimal record upon appointment to the Supreme Court, the challenges he presented to lawyers at oral argument, his aversion to legislative history, and his tendency towards writing colorful dissenting opinions and predicting doom and gloom […]

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Playing Favorites? Justice Scalia, Abortion Protests, and Judicial Impartiality

By examining Justice Scalia’s First Amendment jurisprudence through the lens of abortion cases, Professor Daniel A. Farber comments on how judicial bias may have played a part in the Court’s decisions during this era.

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Rescued from the Grave and Then Covered with Mud: Justice Scalia and the Unfinished Restoration of the Confrontation Right

In drafting the Supreme Court’s decision in Crawford v. Washington, Justice Scalia brought back to life the Sixth Amendment’s Confrontation Clause. In Justice Scalia’s absence, Professor Richard D. Friedman sees the future development of the doctrine to be far from certain.

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Justice Scalia: Affirmative or Negative?

Justice Scalia’s experiences played a crucial role in shaping how Justice Scalia framed his arguments. Professor Stephen M. Griffin comments on the ways in which the Justice’s background may have influenced his constitutional theory and his writing style.

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Justice Scalia’s Unparalleled Contributions to Administrative Law

Throughout his legal career, Justice Scalia displayed a great interest in and exercised great influence over the development of administrative law. Professor Richard J. Pierce, Jr. discusses the changes Justice Scalia helped to impart on the field during his decades on the Bench.

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Justice Scalia’s Jiggery-Pokery in Federal Arbitration Law

In authoring three decisions on the Federal Arbitration Act in his final years on the Court, Justice Scalia played a crucial role in shaping this area of the law. Although Justice Scalia’s interest in the field may have only developed late in his career, Professor David S. Schwartz notes that it will not soon be […]

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Justice Scalia’s Innocence Tetralogy

Justice Scalia’s record as it relates to the rights of criminal defendants is as varied as it is wide-ranging. Professor Lee Kovarsky examines the Justice Scalia’s impact on one of those doctrines: “actual innocence.”

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Tie Votes and the 2016 Supreme Court Vacancy

Professor Justin R. Pidot previews his forthcoming piece in Minnesota Law Review, “Tie Votes in the Supreme Court” by summarizing his findings and commenting on how the Justices may approach potential tie votes in Justice Scalia’s absence.

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CURRENT PRINT ISSUE

Volume 100 - Issue 5

Anthony Amsterdam’s Perspectives on the Fourth Amendment, and What It Teaches About the Good and Bad in Rodriguez v. United States

Anthony Amsterdam’s article, Perspectives On The Fourth Amendment, is one of the best, if not the best, law review articles written on the Fourth Amendment. My Article connects two perspectives from Amsterdam’s article—the Fourth Amendment’s concern with discretionary police power and the Framers’ vision of the Fourth Amendment to bar arbitrary and ruleless searches and […]

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Regaining Perspective: Constitutional Criminal Adjudication in the U.S. Supreme Court

Anthony Amsterdam’s seminal Perspectives on the Fourth Amendment opens with a discussion of the various institutional “vexations” that confront the Supreme Court when it works to interpret and implement the Fourth Amendment.  Commemorating the centennial volume of the Review that first published that legal classic, this Article offers a renewed assessment of the institutional vexations […]

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“The More Things Change . . .”: New Moves for Legitimizing Racial Discrimination in a “Post-Race” World

In his foundational Minnesota Law Review article, Legitimizing Racial Discrimination Through Antidiscrimination Law: A Critical Review of Supreme Court Doctrine, Critical Legal Studies (CLS) scholar Alan D. Freeman reviewed 25 years of U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence with the goal of analyzing the disjuncture between the statutory and constitutional prohibition of racial discrimination and the continuing […]

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Will LGBT Antidiscrimination Law Follow the Course of Race Antidiscrimination Law?

This Article examines several decades of race antidiscrimination law to conjecture about the course LGBT civil rights might take following Obergefell v. Hodges. It draws from Alan Freeman’s germinal Minnesota Law Review article, Legitimizing Racial Discrimination Through Antidiscrimination Law: A Critical Review of Supreme Court Doctrine, and asks whether Freeman’s thesis that race antidiscrimination law […]

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New Economy, Old Biases

Alan David Freeman’s seminal article, Legitimizing Racial Discrimination Through Antidiscrimination Law: A Critical Review of Supreme Court Doctrine, provided a pathbreaking account of Supreme Court jurisprudence. Professor Freeman observed that the law guaranteed racial equality while simultaneously rationalizing the ongoing existence of grievous inequality. This Symposium Article demonstrates that Professor Freeman’s observations remain accurate today, and […]

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Note: Anticompetitive Until Proven Innocent: An Antitrust Proposal To Embargo Covert Patent Privateering Against Small Businesses

Policy-makers have become increasingly wary of a new patent litigation strategy called “patent privateering.” Through licensing or transfers of patents, companies can sponsor and direct—or privateer—other entities (often called patent assertion entities (or PAEs)) to sue competitors for patent infringement. Unlike patent trolling, patent privateering is not purposed on collecting settlements or licensing fees—though, such […]

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Note: Maximizing the Min-Max Test: A Proposal To Unify the Framework for Rule 403 Decisions

Rule 403 of the Federal Rules of Evidence applies to virtually every piece of evidence introduced in federal proceedings, permitting the trial judge to exclude evidence if the danger of unfair prejudice substantially exceeds the evidence’s probative value. By requiring that the danger of prejudice substantially outweigh probative value in order to authorize exclusion, Rule […]

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De Novo

  • Dan’s Flaw

    DAN’S [F]LAW: STATUTORY FAILURE TO ENFORCE ETHICAL BEHAVIOR IN CLINICAL DRUG TRIALS Noah Lewellen* I. INTRODUCTION Paul, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota, bursts into a lecture hall, loudly claims to see monsters sitting in the seats, and offers his services in slaying them. The police are called, and […]

  • Case Comment: Bhogaita v. Altamonte

    EVERY DOG CAN HAVE HIS DAY IN COURT: THE USE OF ANIMALS AS DEMONSTRATIVE EXHIBITS Kyle R. Kroll, Volume 100, Online Managing Editor In Bhogaita v. Altamonte, the Eleventh Circuit recently decided whether to allow a dog in the courtroom as a demonstrative exhibit.[1] Although the case presented many serious […]

  • Revisiting Water Bankruptcy

    REVISITING WATER BANKRUPTCY IN CALIFORNIA’S FOURTH YEAR OF DROUGHT Olivia Moe, Volume 100, Managing Editor This spring, as “extreme” to “exceptional” drought stretched across most of California—indicating that a four-year streak of drought was not about to resolve itself[1]—Governor Jerry Brown issued an unprecedented order to reduce potable urban water […]


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