Fordham Urban Law Journal

A bimonthly legal book published by the law school at Fordham University. Each issue focuses on a single topic, and publishes original research, critical pieces, and long-form essays related to that topic.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 5, November

Medicinal Marijuana and Palliative Care: Carving a Liberty Interest out of the Glucksberg Framework
INTRODUCTION On August 15, 2002, Butte County deputy sheriffs and federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA") arrived at Diane Monson's house with a search warrant and discovered six cannabis plants. (1) The deputies determined...
"Reasonably Predictable": The Reluctance to Embrace Judicial Discretion for Substantial Assistance Departures
INTRODUCTION In United States v. Booker, the Supreme Court held that the Federal Sentencing Guidelines ("the Guidelines") are no longer mandatory. (1) Even so, in its remedial opinion, the Booker Court instructed sentencing courts to continue to...
"Special" Delivery: Where Do National Security Letters Fit into the Fourth Amendment?
INTRODUCTION In the summer of 2005, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") visited George Christian, a digital services manager for over three-dozen Connecticut libraries (1) and presented him with a "National Security Letter."...
Subtle but Pervasive: Discrimination against Mothers and Pregnant Women in the Workplace
INTRODUCTION Laurie Anne Freeman, a world-renowned expert on information technology and Japanese politics and a professor in the Political Science Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, received extremely positive reviews from...
The Death Penalty and the Debate over the U.S. Supreme Court's Citation of Foreign and International Law
BACKGROUND Is it appropriate to use foreign and international law to interpret the United States Constitution? Should the United States Supreme Court be permitted to cite foreign and international law in interpreting the U.S. Constitution? (1) These...
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