Texas Review of Law & Politics

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

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring

A Proposal for Federal Product Liability Reform in the New Millennium
I. INTRODUCTION The federal product liability reform effort has a long and checkered history. Over the past two decades, attempts at reform have spanned Republican and Democratic congresses and administrations. In 1996, legislation passed out of both...
Burn This Article: It Is Evidence in Your Thought Crime Prosecution
I. INTRODUCTION Whether he wrote DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER, or whether he refrained from writing it, made no difference. Whether he went on with the diary, or whether he did not go on with it, made no difference. The Thought Police would get him just the...
From Least Dangerous Branch to Most Profound Legacy: The High Stakes in Judicial Selection
I. INTRODUCTION At the annual meeting of the American Bar Association (ABA) on August 9, 1999, President Bill Clinton warned of a "mounting vacancy crisis in the courts" and complained of a Senate "slowdown" in confirming his judicial nominees.1 This...
Insurrection or Duty: When Government Employees Speak
I. INTRODUCTION Our country was founded by outspoken patriots. Why then are many government employees reluctant to speak their minds on today's important issues? How did their free speech rights change when they accepted a paycheck from the government?...
Morrison V. Olson and Executive Power
I. INTRODUCTION Title VI of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (the "Act"),1 the statutory provisions authorizing the appointment of independent counsels, expired on June 30, 1999.2 Kenneth W. Starr's tenure as independent counsel apparently demonstrated...
School Choice, the First Amendment, and Social Justice
In the District of Columbia . . . one out of every three students drop out before they finish high school. A new study done: three-fourths of the nation's schoolchildren are unable to compose an organized, coherent essay. All across the country-New York,...
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