William and Mary Law Review

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Articles from Vol. 39, No. 5, May

An Economic Analysis of Damages Rules in Intellectual Property Law
I. INTRODUCTION In 1987, an architect named Lebbeus Woods created a graphite pencil drawing entitled "Neomechanical Tower (Upper) Chamber," which depicts an ominous-looking chamber containing a chair mounted high upon one wall by means of a...
ERISA Section 104(b)(4): What Documents Do Employees Have a Right to Demand from Their Employers?
The American worker has an undeniable fear regarding his future pension benefits. As the following sample demonstrates, this fear has manifested itself frequently in all parts of the country: the Santa Fe New Mexican reported that state prison guards...
The Constitution in Congress: Jefferson and the West, 1801-1809
The original understanding of the Constitution, I wrote not so long ago, was forged not in the courts but in Congress and the executive branch.(1) That was true of the Federalist period, the first twelve years under the new Constitution--a time...
The Migratory Bird Rule after Lopez: Questioning the Value of State Sovereignty in the Context of Wetland Regulation
Before a land owner may lawfully undertake development that could result in wetland destruction, even if the affected wetland is wholly within the limits of his estate, he must first obtain a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers.(1) This federally...
The Paradox of Hope: The Crime and Punishment of Domestic Violence
INTRODUCTION In 1995, a Chicago district court judge allowed Samuel Gutierrez to enroll in a batterer treatment program in exchange for pleading guilty to choking his girlfriend Kelly Gonzalez. This was one of nine incidents of abuse documented...
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