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Making “Smart Growth” Smarter

Professor Steve P. Calandrillo, Chryssa V. Deliganis, and Andrea Woods
83 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 829

The “smart growth” movement has had a significant influence on land
use regulation over the past few decades, and promises to offer the antidote …

Killing For Your Dog

Professor Justin F. Marceau
83 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 943

Legal fields as divergent as family law, torts, contracts, and trusts have
each, to varying degrees, addressed the unique legal status of pets. The rights
and obligations of pet owners …

Party Subordinance in Federal Litigation

Professor Scott Dodson
83 GEO. WASH. L. REV. 1

American civil litigation in federal courts operates under a presumption
of party dominance. Parties choose the lawsuit structure, factual predicates,
and legal arguments, and the court accepts these choices. Further, parties…

The Self-Regulation of Investment Bankers

Professor Andrew F. Tuch
83 GEO. WASH. L. REV. 101

As broker-dealers, investment bankers must register with the Financial
Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and comply with its rules, including
the requirement to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just…

Competing Visions of Patentable Subject Matter

Tun-Jen Chiang · November 2014
82 GEO. WASH. L. REV. 1858 (2014)

Although many people disagree about whether various types of subject matter (e.g., human genes, diagnostic tests, or business methods) are or should be patentable, they ostensibly agree on

The Commerce Power and Congressional Mandates

Dan T. Coenen · August 2014
82 GEO. WASH. L. REV. 1052 (2014)

In National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, a five-Justice majority concluded that the commerce power did not support enactment of the so-called “individual mandate,” which

Digital Market Manipulation

Ryan Calo · August 2014
82 GEO. WASH. L. REV. 995 (2014)

In 1999, Jon Hanson and Douglas Kysar coined the term “market manipulation” to describe how companies exploit the cognitive limitations of consumers. For example, everything costs $9.99 because

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