Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 3, Spring

A Matter of Interpretation: How the Language Barrier and the Trend of Criminalizing Illegal Immigration Caused a Deprivation of Due Process Following the Agriprocessors, Inc. Raids
After more than 300 unlawful alien workers were arrested on criminal charges in the Agriprocessors, Inc. raid in Postville, Iowa, the proceedings used a fast-tracking plea-bargaining system where every defendant pled guilty within two weeks. These defendants...
Don't Save the Date: How More Restrictive State Voter Registration Deadlines Disenfranchise Minority Movers
Most states close their registration books before Election Day, claiming that they need time to verify new registrations and prepare for voters to come to the polls on Election Day. The Supreme Court has accepted these proffered explanations for advance...
Efficiency and Certainty in Uncertain Times: The Material Adverse Change Clause Revisited
What role do material adverse change clauses play in merger agreements? This Note analyzes the increasing importance of material adverse change clauses in economic downturns and examines their evolution and judicial interpretation. The Note argues that...
Paying for Prisoner Suits: How the Source of Damages Impacts State Correctional Agencies' Behavior
This Note addresses an often overlooked issue facing state prisoners suing for federal civil rights violations: the impact of rules about the source of a monetary judgment or settlement on correctional agencies' litigation strategies. Using empirical...