Ruth Bader Ginsburg

IN MEMORIAM:
JUSTICE RUTH
BADER GINSBURG

A series of tributes honoring the life and legacy of
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Vol. 121 No. 5

Corporate Law
Article

DEALS IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC

Guhan Subramanian* & Caley Petrucci**

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new attention to the period between signing and closing in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Transactional planners heavily negotiate the provisions that govern the behavior of the parties during this window, not only to allocate risk between the buyer and seller, but also to manage moral hazard, opportunistic behavior, and other distortions in incentives. Prior literature, both academic and practitioner, has[...]

Native American Law
CLR Forum

TOWARD TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY: ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION IN OKLAHOMA AFTER MCGIRT

Kimberly Chen*

Introduction In the landmark decision McGirt v. Oklahoma, the Supreme Court held that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s reservation in eastern Oklahoma had never been disestablished by Congress, and it thus remained “Indian country” under federal law for purposes of criminal jurisdiction. This decision also carried the potential to alter the regulatory landscape of Oklahoma in […]

Legitimacy
Essay

SACRIFICING LEGITIMACY IN A HIERARCHICAL JUDICIARY

Tara Leigh Grove*

Scholars have long worried about the legitimacy of the Supreme Court. But commentators have largely overlooked the inferior federal judiciary—and the potential tradeoffs between Supreme Court and lower court legitimacy. This Essay aims to call attention to those tradeoffs. When the Justices are asked to change the law in high-profile areas—such as abortion, affirmative action, or gun rights—they face a conundrum: To protect the legitimacy[...]

Immigration Law
Note

THE IMPACT OF PRETRIAL DETENTION ON IMMIGRATION PROCEEDINGS:
AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS

José Jesús Martínez III*

As immigration courts work through never-ending dockets and as detention centers operate beyond capacity, scholars and advocates have raised questions about the effects of pretrial immigration detention on outcomes for noncitizens. While pretrial detention is studied frequently in the criminal context, few empirical studies have addressed the consequences of pretrial immigration detention in particular. To help fill this gap in the literature,[...]

Criminal Procedure
CLR Forum

CORPORATE MANIPULATION OF COMMERCIAL BAIL REGULATION

James Gordon*

Introduction When a Louisiana state court set Ronald Egana’s bail at $26,000, Egana’s mother and close friend did what hundreds of thousands of arrestees do each year: They sought the services of a commercial bail bondsman. Blair’s Bail Bonds agreed to post Egana’s bail in exchange for a twelve-percent nonrefundable premium, the state-approved rate in […]

Administrative Law
Note

MISSED STATUTORY DEADLINES AND MISSING AGENCY RESOURCES: REVIVING HISTORICAL MANDAMUS DOCTRINE

Bobby Kim*

Agency delay has become a chronic issue in administrative law. As Congress increasingly relies on reducing appropriations to implement its agenda, agencies have shouldered the conflicting burdens of meeting preexisting statutory deadlines for agency action, while also adhering to their newly reduced budgets. The result has been delayed agency action across a broad range of policy areas, such as environmental protection, health care, and economic[...]

Health Law
CLR Forum

DISPOSABLE LIVES:
COVID-19, VACCINES, AND THE UPRISING

Matiangai Sirleaf*

“If I can be provocative, shouldn’t this study be done in Africa, where there are no masks, no treatment, no intensive care, a bit like some studies on AIDS or among prostitutes. We try things, because we know they . . . are highly exposed and they don’t protect themselves. What do you think about that?” Jean-Paul Mira, […]

Corporate Law
Essay

CORPORATE FINANCE FOR SOCIAL GOOD

Dorothy S. Lund*

Corporations are under pressure to use their outsized power to benefit society, but this advocacy is unlikely to result in meaningful change because corporate law’s incentive structure rewards fiduciaries who maximize shareholder wealth. Therefore, this Essay proposes a way forward that works within the wealth-maximization framework and yet could result in dramatic social change. The idea is simple: Use private debt markets to provide incentives[...]