Boston College Law Review

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 1, January

Big Data and Due Process: Toward a Framework to Redress Predictive Privacy Harms
INTRODUCTIONBig Data analytics have been widely publicized in recent years, with many in the business and science worlds focusing on how large datasets can offer new insights into previously intractable problems.1 At the same time, Big Data poses new...
Cherry Still on Top: How Pinkerton Concepts Continue to Govern Co-Conspirator Forfeiture of Confrontation Rights Post-Giles
INTRODUCTIONThe K Street Crew sold large quantities of marijuana across the greater Washington, D.C. area for two decades, protecting their trade with an astonishing amount of violence.1 When the FBI finally found an informant, Robert "Buchie" Smith,...
Experimental Rules
INTRODUCTIONThe conventional wisdom is that Thomas Edison went through over a thousand different filaments before creating an incandescent light bulb that could stay illuminated for a substantial period of time without burning out.1 Although perhaps...
JUST GROW UP ALREADY: THE DIMINISHED CULPABILITY OF JUVENILE GANG MEMBERS AFTER MILLER V. ALABAMA
INTRODUCTIONIn 2012, in Miller v. Alabama, the U.S. Supreme Court held that mandatory sentences of life without parole (LWOP) for juveniles violate the Eighth Amendment.1 Historically, the Court has been extremely reluctant to strike down noncapital...
Rollover Risk: Ideating a U.S. Debt Default
INTRODUCTIONAlthough many would agree that "an eventual default [by the United States government] on [its] Treasury debt [is] a conceivable, although unlikely, outcome," concern is growing.1 When the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury met recently with a...
The Filibuster and the Framing: Why the Cloture Rule Is Unconstitutional and What to Do about It
INTRODUCTIONThe United States Senate has grappled with "filibusters" from early in its history.1 The present-day chamber's formal treatment of the subject finds expression in Senate Rule XXII, which requires sixty votes to end debate on most pending...
Virtual Property, Virtual Rights: Why Contract Law, Not Property Law, Must Be the Governing Paradigm in the Law of Virtual Worlds
INTRODUCTIONMarc Woebegone had found a loophole.1 By manipulating an Internet address, he gained access to an auction for a piece of land earlier than the seller intended and won the auction with a bid far below the minimum.2 Woebegone, a lawyer, had...
What Is a "Religious Institution"?
INTRODUCTIONWhat religious institutions have constitutional rights? This question has become increasingly important. In Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, decided in 2012, the Supreme Court held that religious institutions...
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