Northwestern University Law Review

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Articles from Vol. 103, No. 1, Winter

A MAVERICK ACHIEVES SOMETHING NOBLER THAN SIMPLE REBELLION: WHY SHARESLEUTH IS LEGAL UNDER SECTION 10(b) AND RULE 10b-5, AND WHY IT SHOULD REMAIN THAT WAY
The whole world loves a maverick and the whole world wants the maverick to achieve something nobler than simple rebellion.[dagger]Introduction ................................................................................................................
An Eye for an Eye Leaves Everyone Blind: Fields V. Brown and the Case for Keeping the Bible out of Capital Sentencing Deliberations
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................. 369I. TENSION BETWEEN THE SIXTH AMENDMENT AND RULE 606(B) ............................ 372A. The Sixth Amendment Right to an Impartial...
A Property Theory of Contract
By a contract I acquire something external. But what is it that I acquire? Since it is only the causality of another's choice with respect to a performance he has promised me, what I acquire directly by a contract is not an external thing but rather...
Canonizing the Civil Rights Revolution: The People and the Poll Tax
I. NEW GENERATION .................... 63II. THE TWENTY-FOURTH AMENDMENT .................... 69A. New Deal Roots .................... 71B. Interregnum: Between the New Deal and the Civil Rights Era ..................... 75C. Process .......................
Gonzales, Casey, and the Viability Rule
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................. 249I. WHY EXPECT A RATIONALE FOR THE VIABILITY RULE? ........................................ 253A. Casey's Test of Legitimacy...
Hedge Fund Activism in the Enforcement of Bondholder Rights
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................. 282I. RECENT EXAMPLES OF BONDHOLDER ACTIVISM ................................................... 284A. Interpretive Disputes ......................................................................................
Heterosexuality and Title VII
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................. 205I. CONTEXT ............................................................................................................. 211A....
IF OBSCENITY WERE TO DISCRIMINATE[dagger]
In her thoughtful essay, When Obscenity Discriminates?1 Professor Elizabeth Glazer argues that First Amendment obscenity doctrine, as it relates to portrayals of gay and lesbian sex ("gay sex"), violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution,...
Preemption: First Principles
Howard J. Trienens Visiting Scholar ProgramI want to identify some first principles related to the general issue of preemption. As a result, what I have to say will be more or less completely abstracted from the caselaw. I apologize for that, but a plunge...
Res Judicata and Rule 19
Like a fatal drug interaction, the combination of these arguments mortally wounds this motion for joinder?INTRODUCTION .................... 401I. BACKGROUND .................... 405II. THE HISTORICAL PROGRESSION OF COMPULSORY JOINDER .......................
THE CASE FOR FIELD PREEMPTION OF STATE LAWS IN DRUG CASES[dagger]
INTRODUCTION: PREEMPTION IN FLUXCatherine Sharkey's essay, What Riegel Portends for FDA Preemption of State Law Product Liability Claims, represents an ingenious effort to work between the horns of the most pressing dilemma in today's law of federal...
THE "DEFINE AND PUNISH" CLAUSE AND THE LIMITS OF UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION[dagger]
INTRODUCTION ..................... 150I. METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES ..................... 156A. Interpretive Theories ..................... 156B. Evolution in Common and International Law ..................... 157II. ORIGINS OF THE CLAUSE ........................
WHAT RIEGEL PORTENDS FOR FDA PREEMPTION OF STATE LAW PRODUCTS LIABILITY CLAIMS[dagger]
INTRODUCTION: PREEMPTION CASES IN SEARCH OF A FRAMEWORKIn Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court held that a federal statute governing regulation of medical devices expressly preempts, or displaces, state tort law claims when a device has...
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