Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy

Tri-annual journal featuring scholarly review of law and issues of importance to students, educators, and practioners.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 3, Summer

Assessing Regulatory Impact Analyses: The Failure of Agencies to Comply with Executive Order 12,866
I. INTRODUCTION Although regulations often have no direct fiscal impact, they pose real costs to consumers as well as businesses. Regulations aimed at protecting health, safety, and the environment alone cost over two hundred billion dollars annually...
In Defense of Corporate Criminal Liability
Corporations move like poltergeists through our material world: We register their presence by the tangible evidence of their actions, whether it be the construction of a manufacturing facility, the termination of employees, or the sponsorship of a...
In Defense of the Exclusionary Rule
I. INTRODUCTION The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution reads: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no...
Revitalizing Consent
"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed...." -- The Declaration of Independence.(1) "When we assert, that all lawful government arises from the consent of the people, we certainly do...
Scholars and Judges: Reason and Power
The just qadi (judge) will be brought on the Judgment Day, and confronted with such a harsh accounting that he will wish that he had never judged between any two, even as to a single date.(1) Judges are three: two in Fire, and one in Paradise. A...
The Right to Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
I. INTRODUCTION Whether to permit assisted suicide and euthanasia is among the most contentious legal and public policy questions in America today. The American public consciousness became galvanized on June 4, 1990, with the news that Dr. Jack...