Fall 2016: Volume 101

The Twice and Future President Revisited: Of Three-Term Presidents and Constitutional End Runs

Professor Bruce G. Peabody reexamines his 1999 piece published with Volume 83 of the Minnesota Law Review, entitled “The Twice and Future President: Constitutional Interstices and the Twenty-Second Amendment.” Peabody’s 1999 article has generated a significant amount of conversation since the time of its publication and the argument is again renewed in light of commentary surrounding […]

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Mathis v. U.S. and the Future of the Categorical Approach

The categorical approach and its various iterations has caused confusion in many of the lower courts. Professor Evan Tsen Lee dissects the future of the categorical approach after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Mathis v. United States, while suggesting that there may be alternatives.

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Reining in Private Agents

Professor Amitai Etzioni discusses the government’s use of private contractors by examining three case studies: data privacy, private policing, and private military contractors. By examining the ways in which the government can avoid certain restrictions by relying on these private agents, Professor Etzioni suggests that a complete reconceptualization may be required.

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Law Review Banquet

The next Law Review Banquet was held on Thursday, April 14, 2011.  For more information, please email Jeremy Harrell (harre057@umn.edu) or Monica Patel (pate0672@umn.edu), or contact the main Law Review office at 612-625-9330 or mnlawrev@umn.edu. The annual banquet is attended by attorneys, alumni, faculty, and administration, and offers a great opportunity for members of the legal […]

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De Novo

  • Inclusive Communities and the Question of Impact

    INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES AND THE QUESTION OF IMPACT: PRO-PLAINTIFF? By: Lauren Clatch, Volume 101 Staff Member In the summer of 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in Texas Dep’t of Housing & Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. regarding the viability of disparate impact claims under the Fair Housing Act (FHA).[1] […]

  • Phasing Out Private Prisons Is an Important Symbolic Gesture

    PHASING OUT PRIVATE PRISONS IS AN IMPORTANT SYMBOLIC GESTURE By: Claire Williams, Volume 101 Staff Member On August 18th, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it would begin to phase out its use of private prisons, “either declin[ing] to renew that contract or substantially reduc[ing] its scope in a […]

  • Creeping on the Constitution

    CREEPING ON THE CONSTITUTION: FIRST AMENDMENT IMPLICATIONS OF THE 2016 CLOWN CRAZE By: Bethany Davidson, Volume 101 Staff Member On August 24, 2016, the property manager of an apartment complex in Greenville, South Carolina posted a concerning letter on residents’ doors.[1] The letter addressed multiple reports that were made to […]

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