Professor Robert J. Reinstein’s article Is the President’s Recognition Power Exclusive?, from Volume 86:1 (2013), was cited throughout Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority opinion in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, 135 S.Ct. 2076 (2015). The Court held that the president has the exclusive power to grant formal recognition to a foreign sovereign. The heart of the dispute involved a 2002 law that directed […]
Congratulations to Jared M. DeBona, whose comment from TLR Vol. 86.4 [“Mom, Dad, Here’s Your Allowance: The Impending Reemergence of Pennsylvania’s Filial Support Statute and an Appeal for its Amendment“] was recently cited in an opinion by Judge Baylson of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. See In re Skinner, No. 13-6697, 2015 WL 3400943, at *6 (E.D. Pa. […]
Congratulations to Frank Weber, whose comment from TLR Vol. 86.1 [“COMPLYING WITH THE CONFRONTATION CLAUSE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: GUIDANCE FOR COURTS AND LEGISLATURES CONSIDERING VIDEOCONFERENCE TESTIMONY PROVISIONS“] was recently cited in a brief for the state of Montana. See Montana v. Curry, 2015 WL 581808 (Feb. 6, 2015).
Please save the date for Temple Law Review’s Spring 2015 Alumni Banquet and Awards Ceremony Wednesday, May 13, 2015 ● 6:30 PM ● Shusterman Hall More details and RSVP information to follow!
Congratulations to Pete Veloski, whose comment from TLR Vol. 86.2 [“BARGAIN FOR JUSTICE OR FACE THE PRISON OF PRIVILEGES? THE ETHICAL DILEMMA IN PLEA BARGAIN WAIVERS OF COLLATERAL RELIEF“] was recently cited in a decision by the Supreme Court of Kentucky! See U.S., ex rel. U.S. Attorneys ex rel. E., W. Districts of Kentucky v. Kentucky Bar […]
Zivotofsky v. Secretary of State has spurred debate about the “Recognition Power,” or the ability to decide which foreign states the United States will recognize. The issue sits at the intersection of the Executive and Legislative branches, where foreign policy, politics, and constitutional law collide. It is unclear how the Court will rule—it may actually sidestep the […]
Bill Whitford (Emeritus Professor of Law, The University of Wisconsin Law School) has written extensively on contract law, consumer protection, and bankruptcy. In advance of its 2014 Symposium—to be held in his honor on October 24—Temple Law Review has compiled many of Professor Whitford’s significant contributions to legal scholarship. Please explore the extensive—albeit non-exhaustive—list of Professor Whitford’s writings below. It is organized […]
On Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM, Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr.—the 8th Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court—will present “Regular (Judicial) Order As Equity: The Enduring Value Of The Distinct Judicial Role” as the inaugural speaker in the Harold E. Kohn Lectureship. This event marks what would have been the 100th […]
I. Introduction In a case arising under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Third Circuit in Munir v. Pottsville Area School District considered whether a student’s parents were entitled to reimbursement for the student’s placement in therapeutic residential treatment programs following several suicide attempts. The court also considered whether the school district violated IDEA by failing to provide […]
I. Introduction In a case of first impression, the Third Circuit in Hart v. Electronic Arts, Inc. considered whether the First Amendment protected the use of a collegiate football player’s likeness, represented in a digital avatar. The Third Circuit unanimously agreed that the transformative use test is the proper test to balance the player’s right of publicity with […]