Andrew F. Tuch, Citation: Andrew F. Tuch, The Limits of Gatekeeper Liability, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 619 (2017)
Paul Rosenzweig, Citation: Paul Rosenzweig, The Quality of Mercy, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 609 (2017)
Harold J. Krent , Citation: Harold J. Krent, Post-Trial Plea Bargaining and Predictive Analytics in Public Law, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 595 (2017)
Adam Gershowitz’s article calling for post-trial plea bargaining in capital cases reasons that governors should commute sentences to life in prison, in exceptional cases, to limit the costs of protracted post-trial litigation over imposition of the death penalty. The commutation power, in his view, resembles pre-trial plea bargaining in that both the state and the […]
Valena Beety , Citation: Valena Beety, Changing the Culture of Disclosure and Forensics, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 580 (2017)
This Essay responds to Professor Brandon Garrett’s Constitutional Regulation of Forensic Evidence, and, in particular, his identification of the dire need to change the culture of disclosing forensic evidence. My work on forensics is—similarly to Garrett’s—rooted in both scholarship and litigation of wrongful convictions. From this perspective, I question whether prosecutors fully disclose forensics findings […]
Sonja R. West, Citation: Sonja R. West, The Supreme Court's Limited Public Forum, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 572 (2017)
When discussing the issue of transparency at the United States Supreme Court, most commentators focus on the line between public and private. Yet, transparency is not always such a black-or-white issue. There are, in fact, a surprising number of significant Court moments that occur neither wholly in public nor completely in private. Through policies that […]
John D. Bessler, Citation: John D. Bessler, The Inequality of America‘s Death Penalty: A Crossroads for Capital Punishment at the Intersection of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 487 (2016)
Jenia I. Turner & Allison D. Redlich, Citation: Jenia I. Turner & Allison D. Redlich, Reply to Miriam Baer and Michael Doucette’s Reviews of Two Models of Pre-Plea Discovery in Criminal Cases, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 471 (2016)
Fredrick E. Vars, Citation: Fredrick E. Vars, Prosecutorial Misconduct: The Best Defense Is a Good Defense, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 465 (2016)
Carl Tobias, Citation: Carl Tobias, Confirm Judge Koh for the Ninth Circuit, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 449 (2016)
On February 25, 2016, President Barack Obama appointed United States District Court Judge Lucy Haeran Koh for a judicial emergency vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The jurist has served professionally for more than six years in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, ably […]
Kevin Golembiewski , Citation: 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 433 (2016)
This term, the Supreme Court will consider Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools. Fry implicates a circuit split on the proper scope of the exhaustion requirement in 20 U.S.C. § 1415(l) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). That section requires parents of students with disabilities to exhaust state administrative remedies “before the filing of […]
Michael R. Doucette, Citation: Michael R. Doucette, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 415 (2016)
In their article, Two Models of Pre-Plea Discovery in Criminal Cases: An Empirical Comparison, Professors Turner and Redlich ostensibly compare North Carolina’s “open-file” criminal discovery with Virginia’s “closed-file” discovery. Based on their survey results, they conclude that open-file discovery is “a better guarantor of informed decisions and efficient process in criminal cases.” While we appreciate the […]
Jennifer Wriggins, Citation: Jennifer Wriggins, Response to Keeping Cases from Black Juries: An Empirical Analysis of How Race, Income Inequality, and Regional History Affect Tort Law, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 401 (2016)
Issues of race and racism in the U.S. torts system continue to deserve much more attention from legal scholarship than they receive, and Keeping Cases from Black Juries is a valuable contribution. Studying racism as it infects the torts system is difficult because explicit de jure exclusions of black jurors are in the past; race […]
James M. Oleske, Jr., Citation: James M. Oleske, Jr., Grand Theory or Discrete Proposal? Religious Accommodations and Health Related Harms, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 387 (2016)
More than a quarter-century has passed since the Supreme Court decided inEmployment Division v. Smith that religious accommodations are primarily a matter of legislative grace, not constitutional right. In that time, barrels of ink have been spilled over the merits of the Smith decision. But comparatively little attention has been given to the issue of […]
David H. Moore, Citation: David H. Moore, United States Courts and Imperialism, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 338 (2016)
When U.S. Courts adjudicate transnational matters, they risk two forms of judicial imperialism. The first—unilateral imperialism—involves adjudication by a single state at the expense of multilateral forms of resolution or global governance. The second—sovereigntist imperialism—threatens the sovereignty of other states who might wish to resolve the controversy themselves. The risk of imperialism may lead U.S. […]
Doriane Lambelet Coleman, Citation: Doriane Lambelet Coleman, Religiously-Motivated Medical Neglect: A Response to Professors Levin, Jacobs, and Arora, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 359 (2016)
This Response to Professors Levin, Jacobs, and Arora’s article, To Accommodate or Not to Accommodate: (When) Should the State Regulate Religion to Protect the Rights of Children and Third Parties?, focuses on their claim that the law governing religious exemptions to medical neglect is messy, unprincipled, and in need of reform, including because it violates […]
Miriam H. Baer, Citation: 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 347 (2016)
This Response addresses Jenia Turner and Alison Redlich’s comparative analysis of criminal discovery practices in two neighboring states, Virginia and North Carolina. Whereas Virginia adheres to the traditional, category-driven approach, North Carolina requires its prosecutors to disclose the contents of their “file,” with some notable exceptions. Open-file discovery has quickly become a fertile source of […]
Peter G. Strasser, Citation: Peter G. Strasser, An Anti-Corruption Bureau’s Inexorable Endeavor: A Study of Malawi’s Cashgate Scandal, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 303 (2016)
The “Cashgate” scandal has had far-reaching consequences for the southern African nation of Malawi and its people. Western donors suspended budgetary aid—circa $150 million annually—upon learning that civil servants and senior cabinet ministers in former President Joyce Banda’s administration had manipulated the government’s financial management system to embezzle more than $45 million over an eighteen-month […]
Kevin R. Johnson, Citation: 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 269 (2016)
Jenny-Brooke Condon’s article The Preempting of Equal Protection for Immigrants?analyzes important issues surrounding the constitutional rights of immigrants. Professor Condon in essence contends that the current legislative, executive, and scholarly focus on the distribution of immigration power between the state and federal governments has undermined the Equal Protection rights of legal immigrants in the United […]
Mark Glover, Citation: 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 289 (2016)
In Irresolute Testators, Clear and Convincing Wills Law, Professor Jane Baron draws attention to a conflict between the mechanics of the law of wills and the realities of testation. Baron observes that the law of wills is designed to be used as a tool by resolute and rationale testators to communicate their intent regarding the […]
Naomi Cahn, Citation: Naomi Cahn, Incomplete Dispositions, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 259 (2016)
In Irresolute Testators, Professor Jane Baron provocatively suggests the existence of two distinct types of testators: the rational, autonomous testator who has made deliberate choices about the contents of her will and whose errors, if any, are minor; and the more vulnerable, less resolute testator who may not have actually made the final decisions enshrined […]
Anne M. Anderson, Citation: Anne M. Anderson, How Much Are You Worth?: A Statutory Alternative to the Unconstitutionality of Experts’ Use of Minority-Based Statistics, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 206 (2016).
Wee Jin Yeo, Citation: Wee Jin Yeo, Belmora LLC v. Bayer Consumer Care AG—The Well-Known Marks Doctrine Reconsidered, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 188 (2016).
The territoriality principle, basic to United States trademark law, provides that foreign uses of a trademark do not give the user trademark rights in the United States. An important exception to this principle is the well-known marks doctrine, which allows a foreign user to obtain priority rights in the United States over a mark used […]
Colin Miller, Citation: Colin Miller, Sovereign Impunity: Why Double Jeopardy Should Apply in Puerto Rico, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 174 (2016),
On January 13th, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Puerto Rico v. Sanchez Valle. The question that the Court must decide is whether the federal government and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are separate sovereigns for purposes of the Double Jeopardy Clause. This essay argues that the Supreme Court […]
Candace Johnson & Mae C. Quinn, Citation: Candace Johnson & Mae C. Quinn, Chaining Kids to the Ever Turning Wheel: Other Contemporary Costs of Juvenile Court Involvement, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 159 (2016).
In this essay, Candace Johnson and Mae Quinn respond to Tamar Birckhead’s important article The New Peonage, based, in part, on their work and experience representing youth in St. Louis, Missouri. They concur with Professor Birckhead’s conclusions about the unfortunate state of affairs in 21st century America— that we use fines, fees, and other prosecution […]
Molly Jackman & Lauri Kanerva, Citation: Molly Jackman & Lauri Kanerva, Evolving the IRB: Building Robust Review for Industry Research, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 442 (2016).
Increasingly, companies are conducting research so that they can make informed decisions about what products to build and what features to change.These data-driven insights enable companies to make responsible decisions that will improve peoples’ experiences with their products. Importantly, companies must also be responsible in how they conduct research. Existing ethical guidelines for research do […]
Arthur R. Vorbrodt, Citation: Arthur R. Vorbrodt, Clapper Dethroned: Imminent Injury and Standing for Data Breach Lawsuits in Light of Ashley Madison, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 61 (2016).
Radu Mares, Citation: Radu Mares, A Rejoinder to G. Skinner's Rethinking Limited Liability of Parent Corporations for Foreign Subsidiaries' Violations of International Human Rights Law, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 117 (2016).
Omar Tene & Jules Polonetsky, Citation: Omer Tene & Jules Polonetsky, Beyond IRBs: Ethical Guidelines for Data Research, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 458 (2016).
Mitchell D. Diles, Citation: Mitchell D. Diles, Condemning Clothes: The Constitutionality of Taking Trademarks in the Professional Sports Franchise Context, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 1 (2016).
The resurgence in franchise free agency in the National Football League (NFL) potentially implicates the loss of a significant source of local identity and tradition for multiple cities. In January 2016, NFL owners approved the relocation of the Rams franchise from St. Louis, Missouri, to Los Angeles, California, by a vote of thirty-to-two. The owners’ […]
Camilla A. Hrdy & Ben Picozzi, Citation: Camilla A. Hrdy & Ben Picozzi, The AIA Is Not a Taking: A Response to Dolin & Manta, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 472 (2016).
Effy Vayena, Urs Gasser, Alexandra Wood, David R. O'Brien, Micah Altman, Citation: 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 420 (2016)
Emerging large-scale data sources hold tremendous potential for new scientific research into human biology, behaviors, and relationships. At the same time, big data research presents privacy and ethical challenges that the current regulatory framework is ill-suited to address. In light of the immense value of large-scale research data, the central question moving forward is not […]
Dennis D. Hirsch, Jonathan H. King, Citation: 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 406 (2016)
Today, organizations globally wrestle with how to extract valuable insights from diverse data sets without invading privacy, causing discrimination, harming their brand, or otherwise undermining the sustainability of their big data projects. Leaders in these organizations are thus asking: What management approach should businesses employ sustainably to achieve the tremendous benefits of big data analytics, […]
Craig Konnoth, Citation: Craig Konnoth, Classification Standards for Health Information: Ethical and Practical Approaches, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 395 (2016).
Secondary health information research requires vast quantities of data in order to make clinical and health delivery breakthroughs. Restrictive policies that limit the use of such information threaten to stymie this research. While the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the new Common Rule permits patients to provide broad consent for the use of their […]
Lieke Jetten & Stephen Sharon, Citation: Lieke Jetten & Stephen Sharon, Selected Issues Concerning the Ethical Use of Big Data Health Analytics, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 486 (2016).
Paul J. Larkin Jr., John-Michael Seibler, Citation: 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 376 (2016)
Carl Tobias, Citation: Carl Tobias, Electing Justice Roush to the Supreme Court of Virginia, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 360 (2015).
In late April 2015, the Supreme Court of Virginia announced that Justice LeRoy F. Millette, Jr. would retire on July 31, 2015. Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe expeditiously created an open process for tapping a worthy successor. At July’s conclusion, the Governor appointed Fairfax County Circuit Judge Jane Marum Roush, an experienced, consensus jurist. On a […]
Stephen Y. Chow, Citation: Stephen Y. Chow, DTSA: A Federal Tort of Unfair Competition in Aerial Reconnaissance, Broken Deals, and Employment, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 341 (2015).
This Essay critiques the creation by the 114th Congress of a federal private right of action under the Defend Trade Secrets Act for the state unfair competition cause of trade secret misappropriation hitherto applied mostly to breaches of express or implied confidential relationships between businesses or with employees. The proposed insertion of the Uniform Trade […]
David S. Levine, Citation: 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 323 (2015)
Sharon K. Sandeen, Citation: 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 308 (2015)
Civil litigation is expensive, both for the party bringing suit and the party that must defend against such claims. For a variety of reasons, not the least of which are the usual requests for preliminary relief and protective orders, trade secret litigation is particularly expensive. These costs can have a crippling effect on small businesses and start-up companies that are […]
Eric Goldman, Citation: 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 284 (2015)
Congress is considering the Defend Trade Secrets Act, which would create a new federal trade secret civil cause of action. The Act includes a quirky and unprecedented ex parte procedure for trade secret owners to obtain a seizure order. The seizure provision applies in, at best, a narrow set of circumstances, and it oddly attempts to protect intangible trade secrets […]
Christopher B. Seaman, Citation: 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 278 (2015)
Ryan H. Nelson, Citation: Ryan H. Nelson, Sexual Orientation Discrimination Under Title VII After Baldwin v. Foxx, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 255 (2015).
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Baldwin v. Foxx opined—for the first time—that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This Article tackles the two administrative law questions that Baldwin poses: what level of deference should a court afford Baldwin, and should such deference force that […]
David H. Kaye, Citation: David H. Kaye, Ultracrepidarianism in Forensic Science: The Hair Evidence Debacle, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 227 (2015).
For over 130 years, scientific sleuths have inspected hairs under microscopes. Late in 2012, the FBI, the Innocence Project, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers joined forces to review thousands of microscopic hair comparisons performed by FBI examiners over several of those decades. The results have been astounding. Based on the first few […]
Marc Edelman, Citation: Marc Edelman, In Defense of Sports Antitrust Law: A Response to Law Review Articles Calling for the Administrative Regulation of Commercial Sports, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 210 (2015).
In recent years, two law review articles have proposed that the United States regulate commercial sports through a direct federal commission, rather than through traditional antitrust remedies. Nevertheless, the practical realities of commercial sports’ power to influence government policy offset the many theoretical advantages to creating a specialized regulatory body to oversee commercial sports. The […]
Geoffrey Rapp, Citation: Geoffrey Rapp, Is it Time to Give Up on Antitrust Law for Pro Sports?, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 203 (2015).
Professor Nathaniel Grow has produced a creative, thoroughly researched piece arguing that antitrust has failed in the context of professional sports and calling for the creation of a national-level federal regulatory agency to address anticompetitive conduct by the major leagues. I respond to his diagnosis of antitrust’s failings and to his prescription.
Darien Shanske, Citation: Darien Shanske, Local Government Finance as Integrated System: The Uneasy Case for Using Special Districts in Real Estate Finance (A Response to Odinet’s Super-Liens to the Rescue? A Case Against Special Districts in Real Estate Finance), 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 191 (2015).
Local governments have long used special financing districts to build infrastructure. If a local project, say building a pocket park, is likely to increase the values of properties very close to the park, then why should those properties not pay for the park in the first place? Though efficient and fair in many cases, the […]
Peter W. Salsich, Jr., Citation: Peter W. Salsich Jr., Response to Christopher Odinet, Super- Liens to the Rescue? A Case Against Special Districts in Real Estate Finance, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 181 (2015).
Boris Bindman, Citation: Boris Bindman, Keep on Truckin', Uber: Using the Dormant Commerce Clause to Challenge Regulatory Roadblocks to TNCs, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 136 (2015).
We are witnessing a revolution in the way we get around, if only we glance up from our phones. “Techies” and suit-clad professionals alike use their phones to request rides from tuxedo-attired professional chauffeurs in luxury vehicles, as well as from part-time nonprofessionals using their “daily-driver” to make some extra cash. It is indisputable that […]
Dale A. Whitman, Citation: Dale A. Whitman, Preventing Creditor Abuse of Deficiency Judgements: Some Good (and Not-so-Good) Approaches, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 89 (2015).
Victor Williams, Citation: Victor Williams, Raze the Debt Ceiling: A Test Case for State-Sovereign and Institutional Bondholder Litigation to Void the Debt Limit Statute, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 96 (2015).
In March 2015, the debt ceiling was hit again and sovereign default loomed. Refusing to timely raise the debt ceiling, congressional ideologues have four times pushed our nation to the brink of a catastrophic debt default in as many years. Our struggling economy is again threatened, financial institutions are again spending millions planning for default, […]