most important recent decisions
7barksda at jmls.edu
Tue Feb 14 15:28:07 PST 2006
I would add Raich to that list - because it was the first case that
significantly narrowed the potential scope of Morrison and Lopez with
respect to Congress' authority to regulate purely intrastate, arguably
non- economic activity. Other cases had either addressed clearly
interstate activity (driver's license info case), or hid behind narrow
statutory construction (ex. Solid Waste, and Jones (the Hobbs Act
Professor Yvette M. Barksdale
The John Marshall Law School
315 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 427-2737 (phone)
(312) 427-9974 (fax)
From: conlawprof-bounces at lists.ucla.edu
[mailto:conlawprof-bounces at lists.ucla.edu] On Behalf Of Paul Finkelman
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 9:21 AM
To: Lawprof; ConLaw Prof; Law & Religion issues for Law Academics
Subject: most important recent decisions
I am trying to get a sense of what the most important recent US Sup. Ct.
decisions are for the past 4 terms 02-03
and as they come in
I am trying to identify the 8-10 (more or less) most important decisions
of each term. Off list responses would be find, but it might make an
interesting discussion for a day or two if it is done on list.
I realize this is a totally unscientific survey, but I think it will be
useful as a way of seeing how we (law profs) see the court's
decisions. Obviously most important can be decisions we don't like.
Thanks in advance.
Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law
University of Tulsa College of Law
3120 East 4th Place
Tulsa, OK 74105
Paul-Finkelman at utulsa.edu
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