Texas Law Review

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Articles from Vol. 77, No. 5, April

Family at the Birth of American Constitutional Order
Family in American Constitutional Law In recent years, a number of observers of American politics, law, and society have decried what seem to be fundamental shifts in the structure and function of the family. According to some, these shifts, perhaps...
Our Nonuniform Constitution: Geographical Variations of Constitutional Requirements in the Aid of Community
As a matter of federal constitutional law, what are the maximal powers of self-governance that can be extended to tightly knit communities living in largely homogeneous enclaves? This Article suggests that under the federal Constitution such communities...
Peering into a Black Box: Discovery and Adequate Attorney Representation for Class Action Settlements
Peering into a Black Box: Discovery and Adequate Attorney Representation for Class Action Settlements^ The loss of litigant power over settlement options is one distinguishing characteristic of class action law. In typical litigation, the client calls...
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CARDOZO. By Andrew L. Kaufman. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998. Pp. xii, 731. $55.00 Benjamin Cardozo is a fascinating character. He is undoubtedly in the inner circle in the Pantheon of American Judges. Several of his commonlaw opinions-MacPherson,1...
The Public Trust Doctrine: A Tragedy of the Common Law
The Public Trust Doctrine: A Tragedy of the Common Law OYSTER WARS AND THE PUBLIC TRUST: PROPERTY, LAW, AND ECOLOGY IN NEW JERSEY HISTORY. By Bonnie J. McCay.^ Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1998. Pp. xxxi, 246. $45.00.^^ I. Introduction During...
Where Are the Reasonable Efforts to Enforce the Reasonable Efforts Requirement?: Monitoring State Compliance under the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980
Where Are the Reasonable Efforts to Enforce the Reasonable Efforts Requirement?: Monitoring State Compliance Under the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980^ By 1980, the federal program supporting the state-administered foster care system...