Albany Law Review

A student-run journal that publishes critical and analytical articles written by judges, lawyers, and law school professors, as well as notes and comments on legal topics written by Law Review members and other Albany Law School students. Academic and pro

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 2, Winter

A Call for Price Waterhouse II: The Legacy of Justice O'Connor's Direct Evidence Requirement for Mixed-Motive Employment Discrimination Claims
I. INTRODUCTION In 1989 the United States Supreme Court decided Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins,(1) a mixed-motive employment discrimination case(2) establishing the requirement that a plaintiff must produce direct evidence of discrimination before...
Does the SEQRA Authorize Mitigation Fees?
I. Introduction The inadequacy of state and federal funds to meet developing infrastructure needs has left local governments searching for ways to accommodate new growth without raising taxes.(1) Recognizing that new development necessitates...
Habeas Leaps from the Pan and into the Fire: Jacobs V. Scott and the Antiterrorism and Effective Penalty Act of 1996.-
The recent development of reliable scientific evidentiary methods has made it possible to establish conclusively that a disturbing number of persons who had been sentenced to death were actually innocent.1 I. INTRODUCTION As...
The Fate of Childhood: Legal Models of Children and the Parent-Child Relationship
Introduction In contemporary American culture the traditional nuclear family, forged in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, has been eroding, but a deep nostalgia for the enduring, solidary bonds that seem once to have connected...
The Myth of Misogyny: A Reanalysis of Women's Inheritance in Islamic Law
In the Name of Allah (God), Most Gracious, Most Merciful O mankind! reverence Your Guardian-Lord, Who created you From a single Person, Created, of like nature, His mate, and from them twain Scattered (like seeds) ...
The Power to Award Sanctions: Does It Belong in the Hands of Magistrate Judges?
I. Introduction Since the enactment of the Federal Magistrates Act (Act)(1) in 1968, United States magistrate judges have assumed many of the duties and responsibilities of district judges.(2) Magistrate judges are often called upon, for example,...