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Taking an Interest in Inmate Trust Accounts

May. 27, 2020—Charlotte Elam | 73 Vand. L. Rev. En Banc 143 (2020) | The Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause is generally unconcerned about the size of property taken. But is it more concerned about the person from whom the property is taken? When that person is a prisoner, courts have found the relevance of the Takings Clause...

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Breaking the Binary: How Shifts in Eighth Amendment Jurisprudence Can Help Ensure Safe Housing and Proper Medical Care for Inmates with Gender Dysphoria

Apr. 18, 2018—Breaking-the-Binary ABSTRACT The Eighth Amendment prohibition against imposing cruel and unusual punishments requires correctional facilities to provide their inmates adequate medical care and reasonably safe housing accommodations. Those with gender dysphoria have unique needs and vulnerabilities related to housing and healthcare while incarcerated. Under the current framework for adjudicating inmates’ Eighth Amendment claims, defendants are...

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Changing Lanes: The Criminalization of Refusal in DUI Laws

Apr. 25, 2017—Changing Lanes: The Criminalization of Refusal in DUI Laws AUTHOR J.D. Candidate , May 2017, Vanderbilt University Law School; B.S., 2013, Tulane University.

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To “B” or not to “B”: Duties of Directors and Rights of Stakeholders in Benefit Corporations

Apr. 20, 2017—To-B-or-not-to-B-Duties-of-Directors-and-RIghts-of-Stakeholders-in-Benefit-Corporations ABSTRACT An emerging legal form for business entities is the Benefit Corporation, a variation on the traditional for-profit corporation that grants the board of directors broader discretion to consider nonshareholder constituents in corporate management decisions. Although this corporate form adequately responds to consumers’ weariness of “big business” and attracts shareholders who value social responsibility...

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Pointing a Way Toward a Brighter Future for Public Education: A Comment on Lynch v. Alabama

Mar. 30, 2016—Pointing a Way Toward a Brighter Future for Public Education: A Comment on Lynch v. Alabama AUTHOR Vanderbilt University School of Law class of 2014. I would like to thank my wife Taylor for her helpful feedback and support during this long project; Dr. Randolph Horn for introducing me to the sordid history of the...

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Comment: Reviving Hanlester Network: A Safe Harbor for Harmless Remunerations Under the Anti-Kickback Statute

May. 22, 2014—Reviving Hanlester Network: A Safe Harbor for Harmless Remunerations Under the Anti-Kickback Statute

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