The Class Action (Un)Fairness Act of 2005: Could it Spell the End of the Multi-State Consumer Class Action?
Any act of Congress with the potential to eradicate the multi-state consumer class action essentially renders much, if not all, of the consuming public impotent in the battle against unfair and deceptive trade practices. This unfortunate state of affairs...Read more
A number of fortuitous circumstances made William Blackstone the principal teacher of law to American lawyers of the revolutionary generation and the early republic.’ Daniel Boorstin said of Blackstone’s Commentaries, “In the history of American institutions, no other bookexcept...Read more
Confronting the Shadow: Is Forcing a Muslim Witness to Unveil in a Criminal Trial a Constitutional Right, or an Unreasonable Intrusion?
This Comment will analyze the veiled witness’s effect on the criminal defendant’s right to confrontation and will ultimately argue that such veiled testimony violates the Confrontation Clause. Part II will give the reader a general overview of Islam and...Read more
Nearly a decade ago Steven Smith published something short called Legal Theories Nobody Believes.’ It is a searching, sobering assessment of the well-known work of two influential contemporary legal scholars. Like Smith, I do not recommend the two books....Read more