The Article II Safeguards of Federal Jurisdiction

By: Tara Leigh Grove

 

Jurisdiction stripping has long been treated as a battle between Congress and the federal judiciary. Scholars have thus overlooked the important (and surprising) role that the executive branch has played in these jurisdictional struggles. This Article seeks ...READ MORE

Recognizing Race

By: Justin Driver

 

Judges habitually decide whether to identify individuals racially within the context of judicial opinions. Yet this practice, which this Essay labels “recognizing race,” has thus far gone virtually unexplored by legal scholars. The dearth of scholarly attention to ...READ MORE

Reframing the Right: Using Theories of Intangible Property to Target Honest Services Fraud After Skilling

By: Brette M. Tannenbaum

 

Few federal criminal statutes have been as widely charged—and widely criticized—as the honest services statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1346. Primarily, this is because federal prosecutors have used the statute to charge corrupt officials with mail or wire ...READ MORE

 

Time Waits for No Man—But Is Tolled for Certain Post-Judgment Motions: Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(A)(4) and the Fate of Withdrawn Post-Judgment Motions

By: Lena Husani Hughes

 

In 2007, the Supreme Court, in Bowles v. Russell, determined that Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(6)’s appeal deadline is a jurisdictional requirement. Failure to meet the deadline cannot be excused, as it divests the court of ...READ MORE

Marriage as Punishment

By: Melissa Murray

 

Popular discourse portrays marriage as a source of innumerable public and private benefits: happiness, companionship, financial security, and even good health. Complementing this view, our legal discourse frames the right to marry as a right of access, the ...READ MORE

Transaction Consistency and the New Finance in Bankruptcy

By: David A. Skeel, Jr. & Thomas H. Jackson

 

Neither scholars nor the derivatives industry have fully explored the question of how the treatment of derivatives and repos in bankruptcy would change if their exemption from a number of bankruptcy’s core ...READ MORE

 

Deterring Global Bribery: Where Public and Private Enforcement Collide

By: Rashna Bhojwani

 

The international community has become increasingly concerned with deterring global bribery. While the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) serves as the dominant public enforcement mechanism, international arbitration tribunals function as the primary private enforcement mechanism, refusing ...READ MORE

Does Five Equal Three? Reading the Takings Clause in Light of the Third Amendment’s Protection of Houses

By: Thomas G. Sprankling

 

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Kelo v. City of New London broke new ground by holding that the seizure of owner-occupied homes as part of a plan to foster economic development was a taking for “public use” ...READ MORE