The Review

October 2014, Vol. 114, No. 6

Forcings

By:  Lee Anne Fennell

 

Eminent domain receives enormous amounts of scholarly and popular attention, and for good reason—it is a powerful form of government coercion that cuts to the heart of ownership. But a mirror-image form of government coercion has been ...READ MORE

Dictatorships for Democracy: Takeovers of Financially Failed Cities

By:  Clayton P. Gillette

 

States have traditionally offered support to their fiscally distressed municipalities. When less intrusive forms of assistance fail to bring stability, some states employ supervisory institutions that exercise approval authority over local budgets or, more intrusively, displace locally ...READ MORE

“The Second Chance They Deserve”: Vacating Convictions of Sex Trafficking Victims

By:  Alyssa M. Barnard

 

Section 440.10(1)(i) of the New York Criminal Procedure Law allows victims of sex trafficking to vacate convictions for certain offenses they were forced to commit by their traffickers. This vacatur provision and similar laws in other states ...READ MORE

 

No IDEA What the Future Holds: The Retrospective Evidence Dilemma

By:  Dennis Fan

 

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s predecessor established a multilevel administrative and judicial review system for special education decisions, and ever since, the volume of special education cases in federal court has ballooned. Most present cases involve disputes ...READ MORE

Toward a Constitutional Review of the Poison Pill

By:  Lucian A. Bebchuk & Robert J. Jackson, Jr.

 

We argue that the state-law rules governing poison pills are vulnerable to challenges based on preemption by the Williams Act. Such challenges, we show, could well have a major impact on the ...READ MORE

Announcements

Columbia Law Review Notes Selected for Publication

Please join the Columbia Law Review in congratulating the following student authors on their selection for publication in the 114th volume of the Review: ... Read More

Announcing Columbia Law Review’s 2014–2015 Administrative Board

Congratulations to the Review’s new leadership! ... Read More