Texas Review of Law & Politics

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

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 3, Spring

Modern Civil Forfeiture Is Unconstitutional
IntroductionCivil forfeiture is one of the most powerful law enforcement tools possessed by the government. It is a civil proceeding in which the government seizes property suspected of being involved in criminality.1 Through civil forfeiture, states...
Partisanship as Vice and Patriotism as Virtue
IntroductionThis Note is not about law or policy. It is about politics-how we do politics, how we consume politics, and how we view ourselves as citizens of the American polity. It is essentially an exploration of what James Madison called "faction"...
Recent Developments in Indian Child Welfare Act Litigation: Moving toward Equal Protection?
"Has America's first-born forfeited his birthright to her boundless opportunities . . . ? America entered upon her career of freedom and prosperity with the declaration that 'all men are born free and equal'. . . . The claims of brotherhood, of the love...
Rolling Back Property Taxes in Texas: A Critique of the Arguments Brought Forth by Various Organizations against Lowering the Property Tax Rollback Rate in the Lone Star State
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted, and so far from...
Sued for Speechifying: Legislative Immunity Trumps Monell Liability
IntroductionThe United States is currently experiencing a period of heightened political division accompanied by a significant reorientation in the federal judiciary-including at the Supreme Court of the United States. American politics were thrown into...
The House Built on a Hillside: The Unique and Necessary Role of the United States Court of Federal Claims
IntroductionImagine yourself as proprietor of a small business, or owner of a local property, a member of the armed services, or parent of an injured child. Now imagine that in this capacity, you have some interaction with the federal government of the...
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