Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy

Tri-annual journal featuring scholarly review of law and issues of importance to students, educators, and practioners.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 2, Spring

Defending America's Children: How the Current System Gets It Wrong
I. INTRODUCTION The United States prides herself on recognizing the individual rights of every citizen. Americans are shocked by the treatment of women in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and other foreign countries; they are embarrassed by their nation's...
In Memoriam: William H. Rehnquist: Chief Justice Rehnquist's Enduring, Democratic Constitution
We have all heard, read, and (probably) argued a good deal lately about the "judicial philosophy" of nominees to and Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. (1) Senate staffers, pundits, "big media" journalists, and bloggers have scoured...
Restraining Eminent Domain through Just Compensation: Kelo V. City of New London
The Fifth Amendment provides the legal standard for eminent domain: "nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation." (1) Thus, there are two constitutional requirements for the exercise of eminent domain: that the use...
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