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Volume 66, Number 3

Foreign Affairs Federalism: A Revisionist Approach

Apr. 29, 2013—This Article analyzes how federal courts should resolve disputes implicating both federalism and foreign affairs concerns when no textual source of law provides dispositive direction. This challenge, which arises in what Justice Jackson once called the “zone of twilight,” occurs with surprising frequency. Most recently, it can be discerned in Justices Kennedy’s and Scalia’s dueling...

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Resolving the ALJ Quandary

Apr. 29, 2013—Three competing constitutional and practical concerns surround federal administrative law judges (“ALJs”), who preside over all formal adjudications within the executive branch. First, if ALJs are “inferior Officers” (not mere employees), as five current Supreme Court Justices have suggested, the current method of selecting many ALJs likely violates the Appointments Clause. Second, a recent U.S....

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Property: A Bundle of Sticks or a Tree?

Apr. 29, 2013—In the United States, property debates revolve around two conceptual models of property: the ownership model, originally developed in Europe and now revisited by information theorists and classical-liberal theorists of property, and the bundle of rights model, developed in the United States by Hohfeld and the realists. This Article retrieves an alternative concept of property,...

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