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Koontz v. St. Johns: Expanding Property Rights in Takings Jurisprudence

19 Apr 2014 03:07pm Christopher Hammond 

How Should Lower Courts Interpret Plurality Decisions?: Exploring Options Through United States v. Duvall

19 Apr 2014 03:04pm Christopher Sung 

Same-Sex Divorce

04 Feb 2014 06:54pm Tracy A. Thomas 

In this article, Professor Tracy Thomas examines the various ways in which states address same-sex divorce, and highlights the different reasoning that courts have employed to allow same-sex couples to dissolve their unions, even in states that do not recognize same-sex marriage. 

When God Spikes Your Drink: Guilty Without Mens Rea

30 Dec 2013 09:06pm Fredrick E. Vars 

Professor Fredrick Vars criticizes the Supreme Court's recent decision in Metrish v. Lancaster. That case broadened the prohibition on introducing evidence of mental illness to negate intent in criminal cases. Because many states allow evidence of intoxication on intent, Professor Vars argues that it is illogical and unfair to prohibit evidence of mental illness.

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