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Volume 68, Number 3

Federalizing Education by Waiver?

May. 2, 2015—Federalizing Education by Waiver? ABSTRACT In the fall of 2011, the U.S. Secretary of Education told states he would use his statutory power to waive violations of the No Child Left Behind Act (“NCLB”), but only on the condition that they adopt his new education policies— policies that had already failed to move forward in...

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Human Equity? Regulating the New Income Share Agreements

May. 2, 2015—Human Equity? Regulating the New Income Share Agreements ABSTRACT A controversial new financing phenomenon has recently emerged. New “income share agreements” (“ISAs”) enable an individual to raise funds by pledging a percentage of her future earnings to investors for a certain number of years. These contracts, which have been offered by entities such as Fantex,...

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The Realities of Electoral Reform

May. 2, 2015—The Realities of Electoral Reform ABSTRACT What good are theories if they cannot be tested? Election law has wrestled with this question over the last generation. Two new theories have emerged during this period that reject conventional rights-and-interests balancing. In its place, the responsiveness theory asserts that legislators’ positions should be sensitive to changes in...

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The Litigation Budget

May. 2, 2015—The Litigation Budget ABSTRACT Because of fears that litigation is too costly, reduction of litigation expenses has been the touchstone of procedural reform for the past thirty years. In certain circumstances, however, the parties have incentives—both rational and irrational—to spend more on a lawsuit than the social benefits that the case provides. Present and proposed...

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The Emergency Aid Doctrine and 911 Hang-ups: The Modern General Warrant

May. 2, 2015—The Emergency Aid Doctrine and 911 Hang-ups: The Modern General Warrant AUTHOR J.D. Candidate, 2015, Vanderbilt University Law School; B.S., 2010, University of South Dakota; former law enforcement officer.

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Filling the Gap: Refining Sex Trafficking Legislation to Address the Problem of Pimping

May. 2, 2015—Filling the Gap: Refining Sex Trafficking Legislation to Address the Problem of Pimping AUTHOR J.D. Candidate, May 2015, Vanderbilt University Law School; B.S., 2011, Lipscomb University

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