Vanderbilt Law Review

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Articles from Vol. 57, No. 2, March

Appellate Courts, Historical Facts, and the Civil-Criminal Distinction
The standard justification for the general prohibition against the evaluation of facts by appellate courts centers on those courts' perceived incompetence, relative to trial-level fact finders, to engage in the task. This Article examines that justification...
Beyond "Unlimiting" Shareholder Liability: Vicarious Tort Liability for Corporate Officers
Although limited liability is the primary benefit of the corporate form, it continues to generate controversy. In this Article, Professor Glynn argues that extending vicarious tort liability to corporate officers is the best way to retain the benefits...
From Smokestack to SUV: The Individual as Regulated Entity in the New Era of Environmental Law
A debate between advocates of command and control regulation and advocates of economic incentives has dominated environmental legal scholarship over the last three decades. Both sides in the debate implicitly embrace the premise that regulatory measures...
"No Provincial or Transient Notion": The Need for a Mistake of Age Defense in Child Rape Prosecutions
I. INTRODUCTIONSuppose a state legislature enacted a law making any theft a crime punishable by twenty years' imprisonment. Within this law was a provision precluding an accused from introducing evidence that he unwittingly took property to which he...
Single-Sex Classes in Public Secondary Schools: Maximizing the Value of a Public Education for the Nation's Students
I. INTRODUCTIONThroughout the United States, school districts are struggling to educate their students in the face of drug problems, violence, and deteriorated home situations that permeate the lives of large numbers of today's teenagers.1 Many parents...