The article explores the role and transformation of civil society groups under the presidency of Donald Trump. It observes such groups face the risk of overlooking injustices that do not involve President Trump, the urge to sharpen tactics against the administration’s lawyers, and the temptation to forget that the country will be better off when, once more, the work of civil society groups is not so urgently needed.
The article explores the approach to administrative law in a period when the executive systematically disregards the expectation of rational, good-faith decision-making and seeks single-mindedly to maximize achievement of its policy objectives.
This article argues that it is a mistake to fixate on courts as the core safeguard in the modern administrative state. The article surveys federal agencies that regulate us in many ways that either evade judicial review entirely or are at least substantially insulated from such review.
After President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, California announced its continued commitment to the cause by entering into agreements to control global temperature increases with other subnational governments from around the world. This comment analyzes possible dormant foreign affairs preemption challenges posed by such agreements.
This comment considers the ways in which modern qualified immunity implicates or undermines the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. It argues that qualified immunity often deprives victims of police brutality of their only viable remedy. As such, in the context of excessive force claims, qualified immunity violates the Equal Protection Clause and should be overruled.
The article argues that the ambient focus of the Clean Air Act, which requires the monitoring and regulation of large air districts, masks pollution hotspots with poor microclimate. States and the Environmental Protection Agency may be able to address microclimate pollution using existing statutory authority by electrifying the transportation fleet, which reduces not only hotspot pollution, but also greenhouse gas emissions.
This Article supplements stagnating class action debates and the traditional law and economics account of class action law with behavioral psychology. It draws on a litany of behavioral tendencies, biases, and pathologies and considers their application to class action practice and Rule 23.
The article examines crime-free housing ordinances (CHOs) as an outgrowth of the federal one-strike policy and argues that they are significantly more harmful to tenants than the one-strike policy has been. The article suggests that, before adopting or enforcing CHOs, municipalities should consider legal problems raised by CHOs in conjunction with the crime problem that they purport to address.