Sexual Epistemology and Bisexual Exclusion: A Response to Russell Robinson’s “Masculinity as Prison: Race, Sexual Identity, and Incarceration”

15 Jan 2012 11:12am Michael Boucai 

Inside Out

23 Dec 2011 09:13am Elizabeth F. Emens 

Standing to Sue in the Myriad Genetics Case

23 Nov 2011 09:07am Megan M. La Belle 

A short time ago, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its decision in Ass'n for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO (Myriad Genetics), one of the most important patent cases in recent history. The Myriad case addresses the controversial question whether isolated human genes related to breast and ovarian cancer can be patented. The case has garnered significant attention from various industries, the Department of Justice, the legal academy, the media, and the public. Features on the lawsuit have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times, and approximately forty amicus briefs were filed with the court. So far, commentators and amici have focused primarily on the substantive legal issues: Should genes be patentable subject matter? How do gene patents impact medical research and health care? Do gene patents promote innovation as required by the Constitution? Yet, the Myriad case also raises important questions about the justiciability of patent declaratory judgment disputes that have received surprisingly little attention.


Fundamental Fairness and the Path from Santobello to Padilla: A Response to Professor Bibas

03 Oct 2011 10:33am Josh Bowers 

Almost no one in the legal academy has written more (or better) about guilty pleas and plea bargains than Stephanos Bibas. It is, therefore, fitting that he should author one of the first articles on Padilla v. Kentucky-a guilty-plea decision that may be the most important opinion on the topic in a generation.




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