Legislation

CLASS NOTES

1/7/04 ?About the casebook, about the course, a large question, the Civil Rights Act, the Republican proposal, the Administration’s version

 

1/8/04 ?The House Judiciary committee version, committee reports, starting in the House versus starting in the Senate, the sex discrimination debate

 

1/9/04 ?More on the sex discrimination amendment, who do you trust??The Smith problem, “effective upon enactment?o:p>

 

 

1/14/04 ?The critical role of committees, conference committee, the importance of presidential involvement, the variety of “death traps? the power of the legislative agenda, Griggs v. Duke Power Company

 

1/15/04 ?More on Griggs, Senator Tower’s floor speech, the importance of procedure, pluralism, public choice theory

 

1/16/04 ?More on public choice theory, republican theory, the basic tension in Title VII, the text itself

 

 

1/21/04 ?The Clark-Case memorandum, United Steelworkers of America v. Weber, Brennan’s opinion, Rehnquist’s opinion, Blackmun’s opinion

 

1/22/04 ?More on Weber, Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara County

 

1/23/04 ?More on Johnson, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, campaign finance

 

 

1/28/04 ?More on campaign finance, Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC

 

1/29/04 ?Colorado Republican, Colorado Republican II

 

1/30/04 ?More on Colorado Republican II, McCain-Feingold, soft money, electioneering communications

 

 

2/4/04 ?Electioneering communications in McConnell, constitutional protection on the exertion of political pressure

 

2/5/04 ?More on bribery, United States v. Helstoski, Jim Wright

 

2/6/04 ?Wrap-up of Jim Wright, federal regulation of lobbying, Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act, Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995

 

 

2/11/04 ?More on lobbying, legisprudence

 

2/12/04 ?More on Blackstone’s legisprudence, Moragne v. States Marine Lines, Inc.

 

2/13/04 ?Flood v. Kuhn

 

 

2/18/04 ?The aftermath of Flood, stare decisis, Patterson v. McLean Credit Union, statutory interpretation

 

2/19/04 ?More on the funnel of abstraction, the drug store ordinance, Rector, Holy Trinity Church v. United States

 

2/20/04 ?More on Holy Trinity, Griffin v. Oceanic Contractors, Inc.

 

 

2/25/04 ?United States v. Marshall

 

2/26/04 ?The dissents in Marshall, Green v. Bock Laundry Machine Company

 

2/27/04 ?More on the “benign fiction? Blackmun’s dissent in Bock Laundry, dynamic interpretation, In the Matter of Jacob

 

 

3/3/04 ?More on Jacob, Li v. Yellow Cab of California, Shine v. Shine

 

3/4/04 ?Smith v. Wade, the canons of statutory interpretation

 

3/5/04 ?Florida election law, Bishop v. Linkway Stores, Inc., the rule of lenity, Muscarello v. United States

 

 

3/10/04 ?More on Muscarello, McNally v. United States, National Labor Relations Board v. Catholic Bishop of Chicago

 

3/11/04 ?More on National Labor Relations Board, Gregory v. Ashcroft

 

3/12/04 ?More on Gregory v. Ashcroft, debunking and defending the canons

 

 

3/31/04 ?Legislative history ?West Virginia University v. Casey

 

4/1/04 ?What about Stevens??Leo Sheep Co. v. United States, committee reports, Blanchard v. Bergeron

 

4/2/04 ?More on Blanchard v. Bergeron, In re Sinclair

 

 

4/7/04 ?BankAmerica Corp. v. United States

 

4/9/04 ?White’s opinion in BankAmerica, Montana Wilderness Association v. United States Forest Service

 

 

4/13/04 ?More on Montana Wilderness, Bob Jones University v. United States

 

4/14/04 ?More on Bob Jones, the “subterfuge?case study

 

4/15/04 ?More on the ADEA, United Air Lines, Inc. v. McMann, Public Employees Ret. Sys. of Ohio v. Betts

 

4/16/04 ?Interpretation in light of other statutes, Cartledge v. Miller, Lorillard v. Pons, Morton v. Mancari

 

 

4/22/04 ?Administrative law and statutory interpretation, General Electric Co. v. Gilbert, Chevron, U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council

 

4/23/04 ?Babbitt v. Sweet Home Chapter of Communities for a Great Oregon

 

 

4/26/04 ?Smiley v. Citibank

 

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