The issue also includes an article by John Rappaport on "How Private Insurers Regulate Public Police." In addition, student contributions explore Recent Cases on the First Amendment and selfies at the ballot box, the amendment's protection for publishing code for 3-D printing of handguns, antitrust law and market definition for hospitals, the Fourth Circuit's rejection of North Carolina election rules based on racial discrimination, statutes of limitation and repose in the context of class actions, subjecting Notre Dame to "company town" analysis in state action law, and delegation of indigent criminal defense to the Missouri governor.
Finally, the issue includes several summaries of Recent Publications.
Principal articles are written by internationally recognized legal scholars, and student-editors contribute substantial research in the form of Recent Case commentaries and surveys of recent developments in the law.
• Article, "A Contextual Approach to Harmless Error Review," by Justin Murray
• Book Review, "Courting Abolition," by Deborah W. Denno
• Book Review, "This Land Is My Land?" by Tracey Meares
• Note, "Clarifying Kiobel's 'Touch and Concern' Test"
• Note, "If These Walls Could Talk: The Smart Home and the Fourth Amendment Limits of the Third Party Doctrine"
Furthermore, student commentary analyzes Recent Cases on: trademark law and applying the Lanham Act to wholly foreign sales; election law and the test for partisan gerrymandering; civil procedure and whether service of process may be accomplished internationally via Twitter; felon disenfranchisement and the governor's clemency power; international law and sentencing for war crime of attacking cultural heritage; and international arbitration and whether Uruguay's anti-tobacco regulations violate Philip Morris's investment rights. Finally, the issue includes two summaries of Recent Publications.
The Harvard Law Review is offered in a quality digital edition, featuring active Contents, linked footnotes, active URLs, legible tables, and proper ebook and Bluebook formatting. The Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. It comes out monthly from November through June and has roughly 2500 pages per volume. Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions. This is the seventh issue of academic year 2016-2017.
Intended for Texas school personnel, school board members, interested attorneys, and taxpayers, the eighth edition explains what the law is and what the implications are for effective school operations. It is designed to help professional educators avoid expensive and time consuming lawsuits by taking effective preventive action. It is an especially valuable resource for school law courses and staff development sessions.
The eighth edition begins with a review of the legal structure of the Texas school system. As Chapter 1 notes, education law is a complex interweaving of state and federal constitutional, statutory, administrative, and judicial law. It is important to understand the nature of the system before reading other sections.
Successive chapters address attendance and the instructional program, the education of children with special needs, employment and personnel, expression and associational rights, the role of religion in public schools, student discipline, open meetings and records, privacy, search and seizure, and legal liability under both federal and Texas law. In addition to state law, the book addresses the role of the federal government in school operation through such major federal legislation as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
Statute and case references are kept as simple as possible, and a complete index of case citations is included for those readers who wish to consult the cases themselves. The appendices describe how case law is reported and where to find it, along with a glossary of legal terms and a listing of other sources on Texas school law.
• Article, “Uncovering Coordinated Interagency Adjudication,” by Bijal Shah
• Note, “Deference and the Federal Arbitration Act: The NLRB’s Determination of Substantive Statutory Rights”
• Note, “Education Policy Litigation as Devolution”
• Note, “Physically Intrusive Abortion Restrictions as Fourth Amendment Searches and Seizures”
• Note, “Copyright Reform and the Takings Clause”
In addition, the issue features student commentary on Recent Cases and policy resolutions, including such subjects as constitutional protection for teacher tenure, suspicionless street stop of suspect’s companion, warrants to search foreign emails, confrontation clause in sentence selection phase of capital case, subject matter jurisdiction of tribal courts, physician inquiries into gun ownership and freedom of speech, reviewability of FDA inaction on pet drug products, and veto of a UN Security Council resolution on Syrian conflict. Finally, the issue features several summaries of Recent Publications.
The Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. The Review comes out monthly from November through June and has roughly 2500 pages per volume. The organization is formally independent of the Harvard Law School. Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions. This issue of the Review is January 2015, the third issue of academic year 2014-2015 (Volume 128). The digital edition features active Contents, linked notes, and proper ebook and Bluebook formatting.