Texas Review of Law & Politics

Texas Review of Law & Politics is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 1, Fall

A Private Little Bush V. Gore, or, How Nevada Violated the Republican Guarantee and Got Away with It
I. INTRODUCTION"For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments . . . ."'On July 1, 2003, Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn filed a remarkable lawsuit.2 He asked the Nevada Supreme Court...
How about a Little Perspective: The USA Patriot Act and the Uses and Abuses of History
I. INTRODUCTIONFollowing the senseless killing of innocent Americans in politically-inspired attacks with the threat of more to come, U.S. prosecutors and agents are directed to use their skills to prevent terrorism before it occurs. The resulting disruption...
Preface
In speaking the words of the Presidential Oath of Office, the president publicly promises to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." In so saying, the president demonstrates before others and himself his commitment to the...
Tex Lezar Memorial Lecture*
It is surely no secret to anyone in this room that Tex Lezar had an abiding love for his country, its political structure, politics, and the law. Indeed, he dedicated a good part of his life to these passions. And the principle of government that held...
The Memogate Papers: The Politics, Ethics, and Law of a Republican Surrender
I. INTRODUCTIONOn November 14, 2003, just as the United States Senate was ending its historic forty-hour grand debate on filibustered judicial nominations, the Wall Street Journal published an editorial containing excerpts from memoranda and talking...
Troubled Waters Ahead for Race-Based Admissions
I. INTRODUCTIONSupporters of race-based affirmative action breathed a sigh of relief on June 23, 2003 when the U.S. Supreme Court's split decision in the University of Michigan cases approved the continued use of race in admissions. But a studied analysis...
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