Category Archives: Jurisprudence

Nelson Lund, Two Faces of Judicial Restraint (Or Are There More?) in McDonald v. City of Chicago

63 Fla. L. Rev. 487 (2011)| | | | INTRODUCTION :: Since the days of the Warren Court, conservatives have attacked “judicial activism.” Beginning with Judge Robert Bork’s Supreme Court nomination hearings, and lately with increasing frequency, liberals have sought … Continue reading

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Andrew Blair-Stanek, Twombly is the Logical Extension of the Mathew v. Eldridge Test for Discovery

62 Fla. L. Rev. 1 (2010) |   |   |   | ABSTRACT :: The Supreme Court’s 2007 decision in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly has baffled and mystified both practitioners and scholars, casting aside the well-settled rule for … Continue reading

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Gregory C. Sisk, Lifting the Blindfold From Lady Justice: Allowing Judges to See the Structure in the Judicial Code

62 Fla. L. Rev. 457 (2010) |   |   |   | ABSTRACT :: Two centuries ago, Chief Justice John Marshall wrote that “[w]here the mind labours to discover the design of the legislature, it seizes everything from which … Continue reading

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Lawrence A. Cunningham, Traditional Versus Economic Analysis: Evidence from Cardozo and Posner Torts Opinions

62 Fla. L. Rev. 667 (2010) | | | | CASE COMMENT ::This Article contributes a new approach and evidence to the longstanding debate concerning the relative merits of traditional legal analysis compared to contemporary economic analysis of law. Proponents … Continue reading

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David A. Karp, Why Justice Thomas Should Speak at Oral Argument

61 Fla. L. Rev. 611 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: The oral argument before the United States Supreme Court in Morse v. Frederick began at 10:03 a.m. in typical fashion, like a high-speed game of chess. Forty-two seconds … Continue reading

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Akhil Reed Amar, Bush, Gore, Florida, and the Constitution

61 Fla. L. Rev. 945 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Ten years ago this week, Dunwody Lecturer Cass Sunstein stood at this podium and offered some thoughts about the then-recent impeachment of President Clinton. Professor Sunstein titled his … Continue reading

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