Texas Law Review

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Articles from Vol. 81, No. 2, December

Creative Uncertainty
Reviewed by Robert J. Cottrol^^ I. Introduction Lawrence Friedman's chief strength as a historian is his remarkable ability to connect American legal history to the routine actors and mundane institutions that brought the law to ordinary Americans in...
Heightened Pleading
I. Introduction Rule 8 is the keystone of the system of procedure embodied in the Federal Rules.1 In 1938, reacting to both the hypertechnical categorization of fact pleading under the codes and the sluggish formalism of common-law pleading, the drafters...
Rituals, Riots, Rules, and Rights: The Astor Place Theater Riot of 1849 and the Evolving Limits of Free Speech
Rituals, Riots, Rules, and Rights: The Astor Place Theater Riot of 1849 and the Evolving Limits of Free Speech^ "If it be difficult for an aristocracy to prevent the people from getting the upper hand in the theater, it will readily be understood that...
The Decline in Lawyer Independence: Lawyer Equity Investments in Clients
The Decline in Lawyer Independence: Lawyer Equity Investments in Clients* I. Introduction During the last twenty years, there has been significant innovation in the financial markets and the economy.1 We have witnessed the emergence of an increasingly...
Turning in the Client: Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Requirements and the Criminal Defense of Battered Women
Notes Turning in the Client: Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Requirements and the Criminal Defense of Battered Women^ I. Introduction The prevalence of domestic violence has long been an ugly secret in American society. Almost four million women are...

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