Articles Tagged constitutional law

R. Benjamin Lingle, Post-Kelo Eminent Domain Reform: A Double-Edged Sword for Historic Preservation

63 Fla. L. Rev. 985 (2011)|  | | NOTE :: The preservation of historic structures provides communities across the nation with both a source of pride in our national history and a window through which to view that history. Governments’ powers of eminent domain have long served as a tool for historic preservation; however, eminent domain […]

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 to turn the tables. Critics now charge that conservative judges are activists, especially when they […]

Steven G. Calabresi & Nicholas Terrell, The Number of States and the Economics of American Federalism

63 Fla. L. Rev. 1 (2011)| | | | INTRODUCTION :: In 1789, it was possible to speak of a federation of distinct states joined together for their mutual advantage, but today, it is rather the nation that is divided into subnational units. What caused this shift in focus from the states to the federal […]

Susan D. Carle, A Social Movement History of Title VII Disparate Impact Analysis

63 Fla. L. Rev. 251 (2011)| | | | ABSTRACT :: This Article examines the history of Title VII disparate impact law in light of the policy and potential constitutional questions the Court’s recent decision in Ricci v. DeStefano raises. My analysis shows that, contrary to popular assumptions, disparate impact doctrine was not a last-minute, […]

Andres Healy, The Constitutionality of Amended 10 U.S.C. § 802(A)(10): Does the Military Need a Formal Invitation to Reign in “Cowboy” Civilian Contractors?

62 Fla. L. Rev. 519 (2010) |   |   |   | INTRODUCTION :: Alaa “Alex” Mohammad Ali never set out to make history. He just needed a job. Nevertheless, on February 23, 2008, Ali took his first step toward making history, and did it with blood on his hands. What began as an […]

Dante P. Trevisani, Passenger Standing To Challenge Searches And Seizures: A Distinction without a Constitutional Difference

61 Fla. L. Rev. 329 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: On November 27, 2001, Deputy Sheriff Robert Brokenbrough noticed a Buick with expired registration tags. After verifying from the police dispatcher that the application for renewal tags was being processed, and therefore the Buick was not in violation of any traffic laws, he […]