Peter T. Thomas, Citation: 74 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 215 (2017).
Kevin Barry & Bharat Malkani, Citation: Kevin Barry & Bharat Malkani, The Death Penalty's Darkside: A Response to Phyllis Goldfarb's Matters of Strata: Race, Gender, and Class Structures in Capital Cases, 74 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 184 (2017), http://scholarlycommons.law.wlu.edu/wlulr-online/vol74/iss1/9.
In Matters of Strata: Race, Gender, and Class Structures in Capital Cases, Professor Phyllis Goldfarb examines the ways in which race, class, and gender affect the American criminal justice system generally, and its death penalty system in particular. This Response focuses on one of Goldfarb’s observations: The relationship between slavery and the death penalty. This […]
Spencer T. Wiles, Citation: 74 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 103 (2017).
Danielle Weatherby, Terri Day, Citation: 74 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 86 (2017)
Next term, in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Supreme Court will consider whether a baker’s religious objection to same-sex marriage justifies his violation of Colorado’s public accommodation law in refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. At the centerpiece of Masterpiece Cakeshop is a clash between the First Amendment’s Free […]
Elayne E. Greenberg, Citation: 74 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 47 (2017)
The Online Journal requested that I evaluate Professor Strong’s empirical research, “Realizing Rationality: An Empirical Assessment of International Commercial Mediation,” reported in 23 Wash. & Lee. L. Rev. 1973 (2016). The purpose of Professor Strong’s research is to help “fill the informational gap” about international commercial mediation for the United Nations Commission on International Trade […]
Carl Tobias, Citation: 74 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 9 (2017)
Now that President Donald Trump has commenced the fifth month of his administration, federal courts experience 121 circuit and district court vacancies. These statistics indicate that Mr. Trump has a valuable opportunity to approve more judges than any new President. The protracted open judgeships detrimentally affect people and businesses engaged in federal court litigation, because […]
Frederick E. Vars, Citation: 74 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 1 (2017)
The Supreme Court recently heard the case of an Alabama death row inmate, James McWilliams. A thus far overlooked argument could save his life and help level the playing field in other capital cases. The Court in 1985 promised independent expertise. Now is its chance to make good on that promise.