Texas Review of Law & Politics

Texas Review of Law & Politics is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 1, Fall

How the Constitutions of the Thirty-Seven States in Effect When the Fourteenth Amendment Was Adopted Demonstrate That the Governmental Endorsement Test in Establishment Clause Jurisprudence Is Contrary to American History and Tradition
I. INTRODUCTION"The Establishment Clause was first incorporated and applied to the states as a matter of substantive due process in Everson v. Board of Education in 1947."1 Incorporation of the Establishment Clause gives rise to serious conceptual questions...
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Leveling the Playing Field in David V. Goliath: Remedies to Agency Overreach
I. INTRODUCTIONFor the past two decades, small business owners have consistently reported that regulatory burdens, and the onerous paperwork that compliance requires, are among their top concerns.1 They know firsthand how difficult it can be to obtain...
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Like Eastwood Talking to a Chair: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Obamacare Ruling
I. INTRODUCTIONThe legal challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as "Obamacare," was a case that comes along once every generation, if not less often.1 Not because it could affect a presidential election or was...
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The Legal Ramifications of Public Pension Reform
I. INTRODUCTIONState pension systems are in financial trouble. According to a 2011 Pew report, state pensions are collectively some $660 billion short of the funding needed to meet their actuarial liabilities.1 More alarmingly, that figure depends on...
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What Were They Thinking? Examining the Intellectual Inspirations of the Framers and Opponents of the United States Constitution
NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM: THE INTELLECTUAL ORIGINS OF THE CONSTITUTION. Forrest McDonald. Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press, 1985. 376 pages. $13.00.WHAT THE ANTI-FEDERALISTS WERE FOR: THE POLITICAL THOUGHT OF THE OPPONENTS OF THE CONSTITUTION....
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