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Volume 107 - Issue 2

Me, Myself, and My Digital Double: Extending Sara Greene’s Stealing (Identity) From the Poor to the Challenges of Identity Verification

By Michele Estrin Gilman. Full Text. Identity is an essential part of the human condition. When one’s identity is stolen or when a state rejects a citizen’s identity, the consequences can be devastating to one’s notion of selfhood as well as undermine their economic security. In Stealing (Identity) from the Poor, Sara Greene explores the…

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Racial Bias in Algorithmic IP

By Dan L. Burk. Full Text. Machine learning systems, a form of artificial intelligence (AI), are increasingly being deployed both for the creation of innovative works and the administration of intellectual property (IP) rights associated with those works. At the same time, evidence of racial bias in IP systems is manifest and growing. Legal scholars…

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Introduction to The Bremer-Kovacs Collection: Historic Documents Related to the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946 (HeinOnline 2021)

By Emily S. Bremer & Kathryn E. Kovacs. Full Text. Few statutes have a legislative history as rich, varied, and sprawling as the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946 (APA). In recent years, courts and scholars have shown increased interest in understanding this history. This is no mean feat. The APA’s history spans nearly two decades,…

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Introduction to The Bremer-Kovacs Collection: Historic Documents Related to the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946 (HeinOnline 2021)

By Emily S. Bremer & Kathryn E. Kovacs. Full Text. Few statutes have a legislative history as rich, varied, and sprawling as the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946 (APA). In recent years, courts and scholars have shown increased interest in understanding this history. This is no mean feat. The APA’s history spans nearly two decades,…

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Voigt Deference: Deferring to a State Agency’s Interpretation of a Federal Regulation

By Justin W. Aimonetti. Full Text. A federal court will sometimes defer to a federal agency’s interpretation of a federal regulation. But conventional wisdom suggests that federal courts review with fresh eyes state agencies’ interpretations of the same. This Essay suggests a different approach—one called Voigt deference named after a recent Eighth Circuit decision—and one…

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Extending Pandemic Flexibilities for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: Authorities and Methods

By Bridget C.E. Dooling & Laura Stanley. Full Text. This Essay evaluates two specific flexibilities granted during the COVID-19 pandemic that made it easier for patients to access buprenorphine and methadone. First, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) allowed practitioners to prescribe buprenorphine using telemedicine without first conducting an in-person medical exam. Second, the Substance Abuse…

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Searching for Law in All the Wrong Places

By Evan C. Zoldan. Full Text. In The Corpus and the Critics, Lee & Mouritsen reaffirm their commitment to interpreting legal language using corpus linguistics techniques. Importantly, they also acknowledge that it is not always appropriate to search for the meaning of statutory language in a general corpus—that is, a corpus that includes a variety…

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The Banality of Law Journal Rejections

By Noah C. Chauvin. Full Text. In the spring of 2021, I received two rejection messages from journals I had submitted an article to; the messages came seven minutes apart. Nothing about that experience was remarkable, except that the two messages (with the exception of the names of the journals) were identical. That prompted this…

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Changing the Student Loan Dischargeability Framework: How the Department of Education Can Ease the Path for Borrowers in Bankruptcy

By Pamela Foohey, Aaron S. Ament, & Daniel A. Zibel. Full Text. The United States’ consumer bankruptcy system supposedly gives “honest but unfortunate” individuals “a new opportunity in life with a clear field for future effort, unhampered by the pressure and discouragement of preexisting debt.” Access to bankruptcy’s discharge of debt is especially important in…

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An Overlooked Dimension to OIRA Review of Tax Regulatory Actions

By Kristin E. Hickman. Full Text.  In April 2018, the Treasury Department and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement reversing an exemption and providing for the first time that significant tax regulatory actions would be subject to OIRA review under Executive Order 12866. The transition to the Biden…

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