Missouri Law Review

Founded in 1936, the Missouri Law Review is a law journal published quarterly by the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Articles from Vol. 76, No. 2, Spring

Anti-Bribery Legislation in the United States and United Kingdom: A Comparative Analysis of Scope and Sentencing
I. INTRODUCTION In an annual world economy of thirty trillion dollars, bribery--whereby one person influences the behavior of another through financial payment (1)--is a trillion dollar business. (2) Acts of bribery range from the mordidas paid...
Attorney Duty to Search Case.net for Juror Nondisclosure: Missouri Supreme Court Rule 69.025
Johnson v. McCullough, 306 S.W.3d 551 (Mo. 2010) (en banc) (per curiam). I. INTRODUCTION The term voir dire derives from the Latin phrase verum dicere, literally meaning "to speak the truth." (1) In American jurisprudence, voir dire has come...
Can the Tolling of Statutes of Limitations Based on the Defendant's Absence from the State Ever Be Consistent with the Commerce Clause?
Most states have legislation that tolls applicable statutes of limitations during the time a defendant is absent from the state. (1) In 1988, the United States Supreme Court held in Bendix Autolite Corp. v. Midwesco Enterprises, Inc. that such tolling...
Distinguishing Judges: An Empirical Ranking of Judicial Quality in the United States Courts of Appeals
I. INTRODUCTION How can one evaluate the performance of federal appellate judges? This question implicitly arises every time a federal appellate judge is nominated to the United States Supreme Court. And because the federal appellate bench is the...
Keeping PACE: Federal Mortgage Lenders Halt Local Clean Energy Programs
I. INTRODUCTION Due to rapid technological improvements and growing concerns over global warming and per capita energy consumption, low-energy appliances and environmental retrofits (1) have become increasingly available to homeowners in the past...
Missouri Revised Statutes Section 490.715: A Toothless Attempt to Limit the Recovery of Medical Expense Write-Offs
I. INTRODUCTION Well-established case law in Missouri provides that damages should be compensatory only (1) and a plaintiff is entitled to only one satisfaction for the same injury. (2) However, the collateral source rule operates in contravention...
Qualifying for the Title VII Religious Organization Exemption: Federal Circuits Split over Proper Test
Spencer v. World Vision, Inc., No. 08-35532, 2011 WL 208356 (9th Cir. Jan. 25, 2011) (per curiam). I. INTRODUCTION While the United States Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a law permitting religious organizations to exercise...
Rethinking IOLTA
TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Introduction II. Background of IOLTA III. Crowding Out A. "Crowding Out" Pro Bono B. "Crowding Out" Alternative Funding C. Proposals to Offset the Negative Impact of "Crowding Out" IV. Monopolies and Oligopolies V....
The Invisible Refugee: Examining the Board of Immigration Appeals' "Social Visibility" Doctrine
I. INTRODUCTION In 2009, over 39,000 people filed asylum claims with the United States immigration court system, seeking refuge from persecution in their native countries. (1) Of those claims, immigration courts alone granted asylum to over 10,000...