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Volume 107 - Issue 1

Sprinting a Marathon: Next Steps for Gender Equity in Criminal Law Employment

By Maryam Ahranjani. Full Text. In an era when women’s hard-fought and hard-earned participation in the workforce is in peril, the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s Women in Criminal Justice Task Force (TF) continues its groundbreaking work of documenting challenges in hiring, retention, and promotion of women criminal lawyers. Sprinting a Marathon follows up on the…

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Civil Disobedience in the Face of Texas’s Abortion Ban

By Alexi Pfeffer-Gillett. Full Text. On September 1, 2021, the Supreme Court refused to block Texas Senate Bill 8 from going into effect, despite the bill overtly banning constitutionally protected access to abortions before fetal viability. The Court reasoned that because the statute only allowed for private plaintiffs—and not government officials—to bring civil lawsuits to…

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Cybersecurity for Idiots

By Derek E. Bambauer. Full Text. Cybersecurity remains a critical issue facing regulators, particularly with the advent of the Internet of Things. General-purpose security regulators such as the Federal Trade Commission continually struggle with limited resources and information in their oversight. This Essay contends that a new approach to cybersecurity modeled on the negligence per…

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The Federal Arbitration Act, Rules of Decision, and Congress’ Exercise of Judicial Power

By Anthony J. Meyer. Full Text.  Long before this Article’s germination, Professor David Schwartz quipped that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) “is unconstitutional . . . and no one has noticed.” The observation is both delightfully sardonic and—for a variety of reasons, including those expounded in this Article—true. Professor Schwartz asserts a brilliantly creative thesis…

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Everything’s at Stake: Preserving Authority to Prevent Gun Violence in the Second Amendment’s Third Chapter

By Jonathan E. Lowy, Christa Nicols, & Kelly Sampson. Full Text. In New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (“NYSRPA”) v. Bruen, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide to what extent New York (or any state) can restrict carrying concealed handguns in public. “Gun rights” advocates seek to establish a sweeping interpretation of the Second Amendment,…

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Reproducing Race in an Era of Reckoning

By Dov Fox. Full Text. What place should racial preferences have when people make a family? People might have all sorts of reasons for caring about race in their search for a romantic partner, sperm or egg donor, or child to foster or adopt. Maybe they think such resemblance will make it easier for them…

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Case-Linked Jurisdiction and Busybody States

By Howard M. Erichson, John C.P. Goldberg, and Benjamin C. Zipursky. Full Text. Abstract:  Beginning with Justice Ginsburg’s 2011 opinion in the Goodyear case—and echoed in Justice Thomas’s 2014 opinion in Walden v. Fiore and Justice Alito’s 2017 opinion in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court—the Supreme Court has suggested that the distinctiveness of specific personal…

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