Enforcing Nonenforcement: Countering the Threat Posed to Sanctuary Laws by the Inclusion of Immigration Records in the National Crime Information Center Database

The largest federally-maintained database of criminal information, known as the National Crime Enforcement Center (“NCIC”) increasingly includes records related to criminal and civil immigration violations. This article address the unrecognized harms of the NCIC’s inclusion of immigration records and demonstrates that the NCIC effectively compels local enforcement of federal immigration laws in contravention of locally […]

Experimentation on Prisoners: Persistent Dilemmas in Rights and Regulations

In 2006, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released Ethical Considerations for Research Involving Prisoners. This federal report recommends long-overdue changes to the federal regulations that limit human subjects research on prisoners. First, the Report recommends more systematic and rigorous review of all experimentation involving prisoners and other persons supervised under any form of state or […]

Enterprise Liability: Reviewing and Revitalizing Liability for Corporate Groups

This Comment explores enterprise liability as it applies to corporate groups. It argues that the doctrine of limited liability, which shields a corporation’s shareholders from the corporation’s debts, is problematic from both a normative and an efficiency perspective when applied to the parent/subsidiary context, and in particular to preventing parent liability for a subsidiary’s mass […]

Learning from the Recent Interpretation of INA Section 245(a): Factors to Consider When Interpreting Immigration Law

In 1994, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA 1994). VAWA 1994 established the self-petitioning process, which permits undocumented battered victims to adjust their immigration status to Legal Permanent Residents (“LPRs”) in the United States without the aid or knowledge of the abusive spouse. In VAWA 2000, Congress added certain abused immigrants to those […]

An Analysis of Current Whistleblower Laws: Defending a More Flexible Approach to Reporting Requirements

This Comment analyzes the arguments both for and against strict report recipient requirements. This analysis reveals that neither an external nor an internal report recipient requirement provides sufficient protection to whistleblowing employees, who face a very real threat of retaliation.9 Studies indicate that whistleblowers choose their report recipient based on a wide variety of practical […]