Stanford Law & Policy Review

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter

Academic Fraud Today: Its Social Causes and Institutional Responses
INTRODUCTION In this Article, I shall address a topic that we should all like to sweep under the rug if it were possible: academic integrity and its converse, academic fraud. As an initial observation, it is clear that academic fraud can occur outside...
Academic Integrity and Legal Scholarship in the Wake of Exxon Shipping, Footnote 17
INTRODUCTION Midway through his majority opinion in Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker, (1) Justice Souter inserted a short, three-sentence footnote: The Court is aware of a body of literature running parallel to anecdotal reports, examining the...
A Delicate Balance: Connecticut's Minimum Water Flow Statute
INTRODUCTION In June 2005, the Connecticut General Assembly passed Public Act No. 05-142, An Act Concerning the Minimum Water Flow Regulations. Signed into law by Governor Jodi Rell, the act directs the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection...
A Movement, a Lawsuit, and the Integrity of Sponsored Law and Economics Research
INTRODUCTION Of the thousands of footnotes in the thousands of opinions that the Supreme Court of the United States has published over the years, (1) very few capture the attention of the national media. (2) Footnote 17 of Justice Souter's majority...
Combating the Funding Effect in Science: What's beyond Transparency?
INTRODUCTION Professional ethics in government and in fields such as law, engineering, and accounting have evolved to protect the public from employee abuses and misconduct. Among those protections are rules that define, manage, or proscribe conflicts...
Complexities in Legislative Suppression of Diploma Mills
INTRODUCTION The connection between education and personal economic advantage drives a global market for higher education. Diploma mills, businesses that sell bogus degrees to customers in search of easy credentials, are a dark response to these...
Corporate Manipulation of Research: Strategies Are Similar across Five Industries
INTRODUCTION The release of over forty-three million pages of internal industry documents as part of a number of legal settlements in the 1990s, most notably the Master Settlement Agreement with forty-six state attorneys general in 1998, (1) has...
EC in D.C.: An Analysis of Washington D.C.'S Emergency Contraception Legislation
INTRODUCTION In 2009, Washington, D.C. passed a law requiring that sexual assault victims in the District's emergency rooms be given information about--and access to--emergency contraception (EC). The law joined a group of thirteen other state "EC...
Online Voter Registration in Oregon: Towards an Election Administration Triple Bottom Line
INTRODUCTION If hanging chads and provisional ballots were the top election administration controversies of the 2000 and 2004 elections, then voter registration was undoubtedly the defining issue of the historic 2008 election. (1) States were flooded...

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