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Stuart R. Cohn, The New Crowdfunding Registration Exemption: Good Idea, Bad Execution

Title III of the JOBS Act, signed by President Obama on April 5, 2012, sets forth a new exemption from federal and state securities registration for so-called “crowdfunding” promotions. Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular form of raising capital through broad-based … Continue reading

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Scott G. Hawkins, Perspective on Judicial Merit Retention in Florida

This November, voters will decide whether to retain in office three justices of the Florida Supreme Court and fifteen judges of the district courts of appeal. This Essay explains the merit retention process and puts that process in historical context. … Continue reading

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Justin R. Pidot, The Invisibility of Jurisdictional Procedure and Its Consequences

Modern standing doctrine has been the subject of substantial scholarly inquiry. Critics charge that it allows judges to resolve cases based on their own ideologies, favoring corporations over individuals and those who harm over those harmed. The doctrine likewise disserves … Continue reading

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Chad Flanders, Election Law Behind a Veil of Ignorance

Election law struggles with the question of neutrality, not only with its possibility—can election rules truly be neutral between parties?—but also with its definition. What does it mean for election laws to be ―neutral‖? This Article examines one form of … Continue reading

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Jacqueline D. Lipton, Law of the Intermediated Information Exchange

When Wikipedia, Google, and other online service providers staged a ―blackout protest‖ against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in January 2012, their actions inadvertently emphasized a fundamental truth that is often missed about the nature of cyberlaw. In attempts … Continue reading

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Michael Risch, America’s First Patents

Courts and commentators vigorously debate early American patent history because of a spotty documentary record. To fill these gaps, scholars have examined the adoption of the Intellectual Property Clause of the Constitution, correspondence, dictionaries, and British and colonial case law. … Continue reading

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