The Yale Law Journal

This journal publishes articles, essays and book reviews on law and government.

Articles from Vol. 121, No. 7, May

Cross-National Patterns in FCPA Enforcement
NOTE CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. THE FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT II. POSSIBLE DETERMINANTS OF CROSS-NATIONAL FCPA ENFORCEMENT PATTERNS A. Investment B. Corruption C. Foreign Policy D. Enforcement Cooperation III. DATA AND...
Districting for a Low-Information Electorate
FEATURE CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. VOTER IGNORANCE, BRIEFLY II. ON BIPARTISAN GERRYMANDERS AND THE SUBSTITUTABILITY THESIS III. MEDIA-MARKET DISTRICTS A. The Evidence B. Lessons for District Design 1. Which Media Market? Newspapers...
Due Process as Separation of Powers
ESSAY CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. THE FIFTH AMENDMENT DUE PROCESS CLAUSE A. English Origins of Due Process of Law: Magna Charta and Coke B. Pre-Revolutionary English Disputes About Parliament's Power 1. The Expulsion and Disqualification...
One Person, No Vote: Staggered Elections, Redistricting, and Disenfranchisement
Every ten years, California redraws the maps for its State Senate districts in order to restore compliance with the constitutional "one person, one vote" requirement. (1) Because state senatorial districts hold staggered elections, redistricting allows...
Recognizing Character: A New Perspective on Character Evidence
NOTE CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. CHARACTER EVIDENCE DEFINED? II. CHARACTER EVIDENCE REASONING A. The Basic Structure of the Federal Rules of Evidence B. The Logical Relevance of Character Evidence C. The Rationale Behind the Character...
Redistricting Commissions: A Better Political Buffer?
FEATURE CONTENTS I. THE EVOLUTION OF COMMISSION STRUCTURE A. Advisory Commissions B. Backup Commissions C. Politician Commissions D. The Independent Citizen Commission E. The General Trend II. ON THE FRONTIER OF REFORM:...
Voting and Vice: Criminal Disenfranchisement and the Reconstruction Amendments
INTRODUCTION I. THE IRONY OF EGALITARIAN DISENFRANCHISEMENT A. Formal Equality in Reconstruction B. The Thirteenth Amendment C. The Fourteenth Amendment 1. Section 2 2. Section 3 D. The Reconstruction Acts E. The Fifteenth...
Weightless Votes
FEATURE CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. THE WEIGHT OF A VOTE II. EOUAL REPRESENTATION III. WHO ARE THE PEOPLE? CONCLUSION INTRODUCTION Equality is a powerful idea, and nowhere more so than in the political sphere. It was the power of an idea of political...