Washington Law Review

Articles from Vol. 84, No. 3, August

Depoliticizing Judicial Review of Agency Rulemaking
Abstract: Administrative law doctrines for reviewing agency rulemaking, such as the Supreme Court's dicta in Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Ass 'n v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.1 and the D. C. Circuit's hard look doctrine, give judges significant...
Media Subpoenas: Impact, Perception, and Legal Protection in the Changing World of American Journalism
Abstract: Forty years ago, at a time when the media were experiencing enormous professional change and a surge of subpoena activity, First Amendment scholar Vincent Blasi investigated the perceptions of members of the press and the impact of subpoenas...
Ninth Circuit V. Board of Immigration Appeals: Defining "Sexual Abuse of a Minor" after Estrada-Espinoza V. Mukasey
Abstract: Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), lawful permanent residents are rendered removable if they commit an "aggravated felony" at any time after they are admitted into the United States. Significant interpretive issues arise in determining...
The Cost of Doing Business: Corporate Vicarious Criminal Liability for the Negligent Discharge of Oil under the Clean Water Act
Abstract: In response to massive oil spills that damaged America's waters, devastated local economies, killed wildlife, and cost taxpayers millions in clean-up costs, Congress passed the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. The Act amended the Federal Water Pollution...
Urbanites versus Rural Rights: Contest of Local Government Land-Use Regulations under Washington Preemption Statute 82.02.020
Abstract: In Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights v. Sims,' the Court of Appeals of Washington held that King County clearing and grading regulations - recently enacted pursuant to the Washington State Growth Management Act - constitute an unlawful...

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