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Jennifer Lynch, The Eleventh Amendment and Federal Discovery: A New Threat to Civil Rights Litigation

62 Fla. L. Rev. 203 (2010) |   |   |   | ABSTRACT :: Lawyers for the State of California have argued recently in several federal civil rights cases that the state sovereign immunity doctrine bars all discovery issued … Continue reading

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Stephanie L. Varela, Damned If You Do, Doomed If You Don’t: Patenting Legal Methods and its Effect on Lawyers’ Professional Responsibilities

60 Fla. L. Rev. 1145 (2008) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Imagine, before advising each client, having to confer with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to determine whether another lawyer already owns a patent to the legal … Continue reading

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Matthew J. Richardson, Clarifying and Limiting Fraudulent Joinder

58 Fla. L. Rev. 119 (2006) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Defendants in state court may properly remove civil actions to federal court on the basis of diversity jurisdiction. However, before the defendants remove the action, plaintiffs may have … Continue reading

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William N. Eskridge, Jr, Dunwody Distinguised Lecture in Law: Body Politics: Lawrence v. Texas and the Constitution of Disgust and Contagion

57 Fla. L. Rev. 1011 (2005) | | | | TEXT :: The Supreme Court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas that states could not constitutionally criminalize private oral or anal sex between consenting adults. How far does the decision sweep? … Continue reading

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