Vanderbilt Law Review

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Articles from Vol. 63, No. 4, May

Arbitration Clauses in CEO Employment Contracts: An Empirical and Theoretical Analysis
A bill currently pending in Congress would render unenforceable mandatory arbitration clauses in all employment contracts. Some perceive these provisions as employer efforts to deprive employees of important legal rights. Company CEOs are firm employees,...
Big Tobacco, Medicaid-Covered Smokers, and the Substance of the Master Settlement Agreement
[W]e will not sacrifice substance to form.- William BIackstone'I. INTRODUCTIONIn 1994, executives from "Big Tobacco" - industry leaders Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds, Brown and Williamson Tobacco, and Lorillard2 - appeared before Congress and denied that...
Breach Is for Suckers
This Article presents results from three experiments offering evidence that parties see breach of contract as a form of exploitation that makes disappointed promisees into "suckers." In psychology, being a sucker turns on a three-part definition: betrayal,...
Street Shootings: Covert Photography and Public Privacy
I. INTRODUCTIONStreet photographers, like snipers, pride themselves on stealth.1 Camouflaged in nondescript clothing, they wander the streets undetectable, armed, and on the hunt. When they find their mark, they act quickly. As the famous twentieth-century...
Taking Great Cases: Lessons from the Rosenberg Case
The most watched case of the 1952 Supreme Court Term was not Brown v. Board of Education, but the case of convicted atomic spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Brown and Rosenberg demonstrate the Court's different approaches toward taking "great cases."...
The Untouchables: Private Military Contractors' Criminal Accountability under the UCMJ
I. INTRODUCTIONSeptember 16, 2007 has been called Baghdad's "Bloody Sunday."1 On that scorching afternoon in Baghdad, Iraq, a team of Blackwater Worldwide2 private military contractors slew seventeen Iraqi civilians3 and wounded twenty-seven others.4...
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