Texas Law Review

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Articles from Vol. 86, No. 3, February

Beyond Usury: A Study of Credit-Card Use and Preference among Low-Income Consumers
The question of whether to reimpose usury restrictions lies at the heart of the debates over consumer-credit regulation. Advocates of interest-rate regulations argue that creditors are exploiting low-income borrowers, making huge profits while they lure...
Giving Nature Constitutional Protection: A Less Anthropocentric Interpretation of Environmental Rights*
Is it possible to use constitutional rights to protect the intrinsic value of nature? This question should seem somewhat paradoxical. Constitutional rights are, by their very nature, anthropocentric-they confer a right to people and to people only.1...
Gone in Sixty Milliseconds: Trademark Law and Cognitive Science
Trademark dilution is a cause of action for interfering with the uniqueness of a trademark. For example, consumers would probably not think that "Kodak soap" was produced by the makers of Kodak cameras, but its presence in the market would diminish the...
Is an Absolute Ban on Reverse Payments the Appropriate Way to Prevent Anticompetitive Agreements between Branded- and Generic-Pharmaceutical Companies?*
The Federal Trade Commission has become increasingly concerned that pharmaceutical companies owning patents that cover popular and expensive drugs are entering anticompetitive agreements with generic manufacturers who seek to produce generic versions...
Torture, with Apologies
TERROR IN THE BALANCE: SECURITY, LIBERTY, AND THE COURTS. By Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermeule. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2007. Pp. 328. $29.95.NOT A SUICIDE PACT: THE CONSTITUTION IN A TIME OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY. By Richard A. Posner....