Stanford Law & Policy Review

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1, Winter

Cristina's World: Lessons from El Salvador's Ban on Abortion
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. EL SALVADOR'S ABORTION BAN IN PRACTICE A. Abortion Rates and Abortion's Legal Status B. Access to Illegal Abortion in El Salvador C. Abortion Law Enforcement in El Salvador D. Abortion Ban's Impact...
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Eliminating Regulatory Reliance on Credit Ratings: Restoring the Strength of Reputational Concerns
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. ORIGINS OF CREDIT RATINGS: THE INFORMATION ASYMMETRY PROBLEM AS A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY II. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE RATINGS BUSINESS: HOW DO REPUTATIONAL CONCERNS FAVOR RATINGS ACCURACY? III. GOVERNMENTAL...
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No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Paternalism, Poverty, and Food Justice
Two recent, controversial policy initiatives have revealed conflicts among three groups that take an interest in the eating habits of the poor: anti-hunger advocates, anti-obesity advocates, and "food justice" advocates. These initiatives-Los Angeles's...
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No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Paternalism, Poverty, and Food Justice
III. PATERNALISM TOWARD THE POOR The two policy initiatives analyzed in Part II both fit the definition of "strong" paternalism, in that they involve one party taking action to benefit a second party without the second party's consent, and in a...
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Preserving Roe V. Wade ... When You Win Only Half the Loaf
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. THE CASEY LITIGATION STRATEGY II. THE CASEYDECISION III. ASSESSING THE MIXED OUTCOME IN CASEY CONCLUSION INTRODUCTION "Liberty finds no refuge in a jurisprudence of doubt." (1) With these opening words, the...
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Roe's Ragged Remnant: Viability
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. THE SUPREME COURT'S TIME MARKERS A. The Lines Drawn by Roe B. Roe's Five Potential Gestational Time Markers 1. Conception 2. The End of the First Trimester 3. Quickening 4. Viability ...
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Roe V. Wade's 40th Anniversary: A Moment of Truth for the Antiabortion-Rights Movement?
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. PRE-ROE ANTI-ABORTION-RIGHTS ACTIVISM II. THE BIRTH OF THE |NCREMENTALIST STRATEGY III. CASEY AND THE ENTRENCHMENT OF THE INCREMENTALIST STRATEGY IV. THE LIMITS OF THE INCREMENTALIST APPROACH CONCLUSION: THE FUTURE...
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Standing for Something
I have never believed that politics is a spectator sport. I always thought it was important to be involved in the issues that mattered to me. That's why, in the spring of 1970, long before I was a legislator on any level, I traveled by bus to Albany...
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The Defenseless Marriage Act: The Legitimacy of President Obama's Refusal to Defend DOMA S. 3
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION A. President Obama's Approach to DOMA B. Questions Raised by a President's Decision to Enforce, but Not Defend, a Law I. WHETHER THE PRESIDENT HAS THE RIGHT TO INTERPRET THE CONSTITUTION II. WHETHER...
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The Upside of Abortion Disclosure Laws
On both sides of the political spectrum, people have conceived of abortion disclosure laws as an obstacle to abortion. For this reason, abortion rights' supporters have opposed them, and abortion opponents have supported them. Neither side, however,...
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