Boston University Law Review

Articles from Vol. 99, No. 4, September

Attacking Innovation
IntroductionTwelve years ago, there were about 700,000 new start-up firms every year in the United States, according to the Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation, but that number has fallen 30% to 500,000 firms and continues downwards.1 In a study conducted...
Federal Land Use Intervention as Market Restoration
IntroductionLocal regulation-particularly zoning-shapes real estate markets throughout the United States. By determining what a landowner may and may not do on a parcel of land, zoning affects both the value of the land and the character of the community....
Integrating Integrity: Confronting Data Harms in the Administrative Age
IntroductionData breaches are becoming increasingly common.1 As more and more businesses, industries, and government bodies begin to rely upon data as an integral part of operations, data breaches will continue to plague consumers and businesses. In...
Presidential Power and American Fear: A History of Ina § 212(f)
IntroductionShortly after taking office, President Trump issued Executive Order 13,769, banning entry to the United States for persons from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.1 This executive order, soon known as the "travel ban," went...
Tax Talk and Reproductive Technology
Introduction"Any tax is too high."1 That is the assessment of a woman who received money eight times for the transfer of human eggs from her body to one or more individuals who intended to have a baby, possibly with the assistance of a sperm provider,...
The Underused and Overused Privileges and Immunities Clause
IntroductionWhen the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in the spring of 1787, one of the primary dangers facing the newly founded United States was the very real risk that the loosely configured Union established by the Articles of Confederation...
Wills without Signatures
IntroductionIn 2010, Bright McCausland, who was blind and living in a nursing home in West Virginia, described his estate planning wishes to his nephew, Douglas Brown.1 McCausland selected an executor, named beneficiaries, and gave instructions about...
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