Articles Tagged Lopez

Marisa Lopez, Professional Responsibility: Tortured Independence in the Office of Legal Counsel

57 Fla. L. Rev. 685 (2005) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: “[A]n advocate, in the discharge of his duty, knows but one person in all the world, and that person is his client.” Abu Ghraib is one of the world’s most notorious prisons. Under Saddam Hussein, it was the sight of atrocious acts of […]

Cary B. Davis, The Commerce Clause: Border Crossing + Church Burning = Interstate Commerce (A Formula for Federalizing Common Law State Crimes)

57 Fla. L. Rev. 975 (2005) | | | | TEXT :: Respondent, a practicing Luciferian from Indiana, drove his van south to Georgia where he set fire to five churches. One of the arsons resulted in the death of a volunteer firefighter. Respondent pleaded guilty in federal court to five counts of church arson […]

Kevin M. Shuler, Is the Endangered Species Act Endangered in the Age of Strict Federalism? A Florida Perspective on the Recent Commerce Clause Challenges to the ESA

57 Fla. L. Rev. 1135 (2005) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Suppose that a ten-million-dollar development project in Levy County was suddenly stymied by the discovery of a nest of Florida salt marsh voles. Such a delay could endanger a project bringing much-needed jobs to one of Florida’s poorest counties. Despite existing in only […]

Marisa Lopez, Constitutional Law: Lowering the Standard of Strict Scrutiny

56 Fla. L. Rev. 841 (2004) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Respondents adopted a law school admissions policy that considered, among other factors, applicants’ race and ethnicity. The admissions policy was designed to achieve the educational benefits of a diverse student body. As part of this policy, admissions officers often considered daily reports that […]