Boston College Law Review

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 3, May

All the World Wide Web Is a Stage: Free Speech, Expressive Association, and the Right to Choose Your Audience
INTRODUCTIONImagine that someone running for local office calls a friend.1 They discuss a local union race and mention they want to "blow [the] porches" off the opposition.2 This phone call is surreptitiously wiretapped, which is against federal law.3...
Deciphering the Supremacy of Federal Funding Conditions: Why State Open Records Laws Must Yield to Ferpa
IntroductionIn May 2009, the Chicago Tribune ran a series, "Clout Goes to College," in which it revealed the existence of a list of well-connected applicants maintained by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.1 Some of the prospective students...
Habeas after Pinholster
IntroductionAt first glance, the 20=11 case Cullen v. Pinholster* 1 appears to be just another in a long line of U.S. Supreme Court opinions reversing the Ninth Circuit and making it more difficult for state prisoners to obtain federal habeas relief...
Made in the U.S.a.: Corporate Responsibility and Collective Identity in the American Automotive Industry
Introduction[Corporations] cannot commit treason, nor be . . . outlawed, nor excommunicate [d], for they have no souls.1Americanism is to the American not a tradition or a territory, not ivhat France is to a Frenchman or England to an Englishman, but...
The Role of Economics in the Discourse on Rluipa and Nondiscrimination in Religious Land Use
IntroductionRecent controversies surrounding mosques have brought the legal implications of religious land use to the forefront of public discussion.1 In 2010, President Barack Obama sparked public discussion by affirming the legal right of Muslims to...
The Unambiguous Supremacy Clause
INTRODUCTIONThe premise of federal supremacy (or preemption) is elementary.1 When a state law conflicts with a federal law, the Supremacy Clause provides a resolution: federal law trumps state law.2 For nearly three decades, however, the alluring simplicity...
Wills for Everyone: Helping Individuals Opt out of Intestacy
IntroductionThe guiding principle of inheritance law is one of testamentary freedom, holding that the owner of property during life has the power to control its disposition at death.1 The polestar of American inheritance law, testamentary freedom is...
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