Texas Law Review

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Articles from Vol. 77, No. 2, December

A Plea for Return to Evidence Rule 702
The en banc decision of the Fifth Circuit in Moore v. Ashland Chemical, Inc.,' is such an abuse of Rule 702 and a distortion of the Supreme Court's opinion in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,2 that the misdirection of the law on the admissibility...
In Praise of Law School Rankings: Solutions to Coordination and Collective Action Problems
It has become a popular sport among law professors and administrators to criticize published rankings of law schools, especially, but not exclusively, the infamous annual rankings published by that erstwhile example of journalistic excellence, US. News...
Successive Prosecutions and Compound Criminal Statutes: A Functional Test
Introduction United States Supreme Court double jeopardy jurisprudence is, to put it mildly, confusing. For example, offenses are not the same for double jeopardy purposes so long as each has an element not contained in the other;1 except when one offense...
Trading in Trademarks-Why the Anti-Assignment in Gross Doctrine Should Be Abolished When Trademarks Are Used as Collateral
Trading in Trademarks-Why the Anti-Assignment in Gross Doctrine Should Be Abolished When Trademarks Are Used as Collateral^ Intellectual property used to be the tail that failed to wag the dog in commercial transactions. Now it is the dog itself.1 Introduction...
When "Lesser" Is More: The Case for Reviving the Constitutional Right to a Lesser Included Offense
When "Lesser" Is More: The Case for Reviving the Constitutional Right to a Lesser Included Offense^ Introduction It is not often that an obscure procedural facet of the American criminal justice system registers as more than a blip on the radar of the...