Author Archives: Rebekah Runyon

The 2015 Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law Series

The Florida Law Review was pleased to welcome Amy Howe as the Dunwody Distinguished Lecturer in Law. If you were unable to attend the event click the link below to view her lecture.  “Interpreting the Supreme Court: Finding Meaning in the Justices’ Personal Experiences.”

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The Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law Series

Please join the Florida Law Review in welcoming Amy Howe as the Dunwody Distinguished Lecturer in Law. This year’s lecture, will take place at the University of Florida Levin College of Law on Friday, March 20 at 11 a.m. in Holland Hall, Room … Continue reading

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Sean F. Nolon, Bargaining for Development Post-Koontz: How the Supreme Court Invaded Local Government

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District injected significant confusion into negotiations over land development approvals. The principal source of this confusion is the majority’s unwillingness to clarify when and how a proposed … Continue reading

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Jennifer Lada, Bouncing the Proverbial Blank Check: An Argument for Including Candidates for Public Office Within the Scope of the Hobbs Act

The Hobbs Act, codified at 18 U.S.C. § 1951, criminalizes bribery of and extortion by public officials. Under the statute, “‘extortion’ means the obtaining of property from another, with his consent, induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force, … Continue reading

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Bethany R. Berger, In the Name of the Child: Race, Gender, and Economics in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court decided Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, holding that the Indian Child Welfare Act did not permit the Cherokee father in that case to object to termination of his parental rights. The case was … Continue reading

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Gregory Scopino, Do Automated Trading Systems Dream of Manipulating the Price of Futures Contracts? Policing Markets for Improper Trading Practices by Algorithmic Robots

This Article seeks to determine if the CFTC needs new tools to combat disruptive, manipulative, or otherwise harmful trading practices that originate solely from the “minds” of ATSs. Part I of this Article provides a brief regulatory background of the derivatives … Continue reading

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