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Free Speech and Justified True Belief

Free Speech and Justified True Belief Law often prioritizes justified true beliefs. Evidence, even if probative and correct, must have a proper foundation. Expert witness testimony must be the product of reliable principles and methods. Prosecutors are not permitted to trick juries into convicting a defendant, even if that defendant is truly guilty. Judges’ reasons,...
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Segregation by Citizenship

IMMIGRATION Segregation by Citizenship Article by Emma Kaufman For centuries, prisoners in the United States were housed together regardless of their citizenship status. That changed in 1999 when the federal government began to send non-citizens into separate prisons. Today, tens of thousands of people — more than half of all non-citizens in federal prison —...
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Misreading Like a Lawyer

Misreading Like a Lawyer Diagnosing the problem of cognitive bias in statutory interpretation Article by Jill C. Anderson       Diagnosing the problem of cognitive bias in statutory interpretation-Law Statutory interpretation dilemmas arise in all areas of law, where we often script them as scenes of conflict between a statute’s literal text and its animating purpose....
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Music as a Matter of Law

Music as a Matter of Law What is a musical work? Philosophers debate it, but for judges the answer has long been simple: music means melody. Though few recognize it today, that answer goes all the way back to the birth of music copyright litigation in the nineteenth century. Courts adopted the era’s dominant aesthetic...
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Beyond the Marks Rule

Beyond the Marks Rule Beyond the Marks Rule: This Article explores a basic question of precedent formation: When a majority of the Supreme Court cannot agree on a rule of decision, can the Court nonetheless create a precedent? Under the Marks rule, the answer is yes: a fragmented Court decision stands for the “position taken by those members who concurred...
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Exploring a Liquidator’s power to disclaim Arbitration Agreements

Exploring a Liquidator’s power to disclaim Arbitration Agreements Arbitration Agreements THE LIQUIDATOR’S POWER TO DISCLAIM CONTRACTS Abritration Agreements, Commencement of winding-up proceedings does not automatically terminate the affected company’s pre-insolvency contracts save in some exceptional cases. Some pre-insolvency contracts may be useful for the beneficial winding-up of the company. For instance, contracts for the supply...
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Police Wahala

Ayo mi, tell me the truth. Where went you? Mama, I told you the truth. I went for Bunmi’s birth day in a hotel and I didn’t know there were some armed cult men present. Then why did you run? Mama, I ran because my friend’s were running. I really thought I would escape like...
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