The Purpose-Driven Rule: Drew Peterson, Giles v. California, and the Transferred Intent Doctrine of Forfeiture by Wrongdoing
By: Colin Miller
Under the doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing, a party who successfully engages in conduct designed to render a prospective witness unavailable at trial forfeits his objection to the admission of hearsay statements made by that witness.
By: Brenda Cossman
In Marriage as Punishment, Professor Melissa Murray reads marriage against its more mainstream grain: Rather than classifying marriage as a public and/or private good, Murray uses the history of the law of seduction to reveal a darker side of marriage.
By: Matthew T. Bodie
Why do corporations spend money on politics? A recent report by the Manhattan Institute found that “most firms, like most individuals, behave rationally and strategically in their spending decisions on campaigns and lobbying, devoting resources in ways that, they have reason to expect, will benefit the corporations themselves and their shareholders.”
By: Stephen J. Lubben
David Skeel and Thomas Jackson come at the important question of derivatives in bankruptcy by wondering why the Bankruptcy Code was largely left out of the Dodd-Frank Act.
By: Emily Hammond Meazell
When agency actions are challenged in court multiple times in an iterative fashion, the resulting dialogue offers insights into the features of the court/agency relationship that are not necessarily apparent in other contexts.