Vol. 119 No. 1

Civil Forfeiture
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OUT OF CONTEXT: EXAMINING THE ROLE OF CONTEXT IN ACTIVE ENFORCEMENT FOREIGN PATRIMONY LAW DISPUTES

Cassandra Snyder *

Foreign patrimony laws nationalize ownership of cultural property found within a nation’s borders and prohibit export or private owner­ship. They are enforceable in the United States under the McClain doc­trine. In defending against McClain-doctrine suits to repatriate stolen cul­tural property, defendants have begun to assert the “inactivity defense,” which is premised on the theory that enforcing certain patri­mony[...]

Administrative Law
Article

THE SELF-DELEGATION FALSE ALARM: ANALYZING AUER DEFERENCE’S EFFECTS ON AGENCY RULES

Daniel E. Walters *

Auer deference holds that reviewing courts should defer to agen­cies when the latter interpret their own preexisting regulations. This doc­trine relieves pressure on agencies to undergo costly notice-and-com­ment rulemaking each time interpretation of existing regulations is neces­sary. But according to some leading scholars and jurists, the doc­trine actually encourages agencies to promulgate vague rules in the first instance, augmenting[...]

Election Law
CLR Online

THE PROBLEM OF IRRESPONSIBLE PARTY GOVERNMENT

Michael S. Kang *

Introduction American party politics may be as nationally competitive as they have ever been, but at the same time they are perhaps as unresponsive to aver­age citizens as they have been in a long time. It is this paradox that Professor Tabatha Abu El-Haj creatively interrogates in her essay, Networking the Party: First Amendment Rights […]

Constitutional Law
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RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS AND THE VOCATIONAL DIMENSION OF WORK

Paul Barker *

The Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop left unre­solved a central question running through th­­­e so-called wedding-vendor cases: Can the law ever grant religious exemptions to places of public accommodation without severely undermining antidiscrimination laws? The question is a difficult one, and people on both sides of these cases see the stakes as high. For supporters of same-sex marriage, these cases threaten[...]