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Volume 70, Number 2

Reconstructing Local Government

Mar. 21, 2017—Reconstructing Local Government ABSTRACT After the Civil War, the South faced a problem that was almost entirely new in the United States: a racially diverse and geographically integrated citizenry. In one fell swoop with emancipation, millions of former slaves were now citizens. The old system of plantation localism, built largely on the feudal control of...

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The Jurisdiction Canon

Mar. 21, 2017—The Jurisdiction Canon ABSTRACT This Article concerns the interpretation of jurisdictional statutes. The fundamental postulate of the law of the federal courts is that the federal courts are courts of limited subject-matter jurisdiction. That principle is reinforced by a canon of statutory interpretation according to which statutes conferring federal subject-matter jurisdiction are to be construed...

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Causal Responsibility and Patent Infringement

Mar. 21, 2017—Causal Responsibility and Patent Infringement ABSTRACT It is not uncommon for multiple parties in the stream of commerce—manufacturers, distributors, end users—to be involved in the infringement of a single patent. Yet courts continue to struggle with such scenarios. Attempts to deal with them—particularly when plaintiffs asserted so-called method patents, which cover specific “steps,” or actions—have...

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Terrorist Speech on Social Media

Mar. 21, 2017—Terrorist Speech on Social Media ABSTRACT The presence of terrorist speech on the internet tests the limits of the First Amendment. Widely available cyber terrorist sermons, instructional videos, blogs, and interactive websites raise complex expressive concerns. On the one hand, statements that support nefarious and even violent movements are constitutionally protected against totalitarian-like repressions of...

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Unambiguous Deterrence: Ambiguity Attitudes in the Juvenile Justice System and the Case for a Right to Counsel During Intake Proceedings

Mar. 21, 2017—Unambiguous Deterrence Ambiguity Attitudes in the Juvenile Justice System and the Case for a Right to Counsel During Intake Proceedings ABSTRACT This Note is the first to apply behavioral insights about ambiguity attitudes to deterrence models within the juvenile justice system. Drawing on insights from behavioral economics and psychology literature, this Note argues that juveniles...

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No VIP Treatment: ACOs Should Not Get Waiver Protection from the Prohibition on Beneficiary Inducement

Mar. 21, 2017—No VIP Treatment ACOs Should Not Get Waiver Protection from the Prohibition on Beneficiary Inducement ABSTRACT Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”) require flexibility from the existing healthcare fraud and abuse framework. This flexibility includes a waiver from the prohibition on beneficiary inducement, affording ACOs significant freedoms to employ inducements in ways that other healthcare delivery models...

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