By: Sergio J. Campos
In his review of Kill Bill Volume I, Roger Ebert describes the film as “kind of brilliant,” and then proceeds to quote Manny Farber’s definition of auteur theory: “A bunch of guys standing around trying to catch someone shoving art up into the crevices of dreck.”
Some Pluralism About Pluralism: A Comment on Hanoch Dagan’s “Pluralism and Perfectionism in Private Law”
By: Jedediah Purdy
Hanoch Dagan is among “those who think it advantageous to get as much ethics into the law as they can,” in the phrase of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. His pluralism is a perfectionism for polytheists: There are many human goods, and each has its domain, including some portion of the law of property.
By: David A. Strauss
In 1960, Louisiana enacted a statute requiring that the race of any candidate for office be listed on the ballot opposite the candidate’s name. In Anderson v. Martin, the Supreme Court had no difficulty declaring that statute unconstitutional.
Nullifying the Debt Ceiling Threat Once and for All: Why the President Should Embrace the Least Unconstitutional Option
By: Neil H. Buchanan & Michael C. Dorf
In August 2011, Congress and the President narrowly averted economic and political catastrophe, agreeing at the last possible moment to authorize a series of increases in the national debt ceiling. This respite, unfortunately, was merely temporary.
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.