Volume 102 Issue 1 Cornell Law Review
Volume 102 Issue 1

“Unique Identities and Vulnerabilities”: The Case For Transgender Identity as a Basis for Asylum

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Striking the Right Chord: 
A Theoretical Approach to Balancing Artists’ Intellectual Property Rights on
 Remix Audio-Sharing Platforms

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The New School Segregation

The South has a long and sordid history of resisting school desegregation. Yet after a long and vigorous legal fight, by the mid-1980s, schools in the South became among the most desegregated in the country. An important but often underappreciated tool that aided in the fight to desegregate schools in the South was the conventional […]

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Unquantified Benefits and the Problem of Regulation Under Uncertainty

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Don’t End or Audit the Fed: Central Bank Independence in an Age of Austerity

The Federal Reserve (the Fed) is the central bank of the United States. Because of its power and importance in guiding the economy, the Fed’s independence from direct political influence has made it a target of ideologically motivated attacks throughout its history, with an especially aggressive round of attacks coming in the wake of the […]

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Information-Dissemination Law: The Regulation of How Market-Moving Information is Revealed

Corporate information that moves stock-market prices sits at the center of modern securities regulation. The Great Depression-era securities laws at the foundation of the field require much mandatory disclosure of this type of information. They also include a strict anti-fraud regime to ensure the credibility of those disclosures of that information. And for a half […]

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The Puzzling Absence of Economic Power in Constitutional Theory

Six years after the financial crash, disparities in economic power are at the forefront of popular debate. Political leaders increasingly express a growing popular sentiment that “the system is rigged” to work for wealthy and corporate interests who have the means to buy influence through campaign funding and then sustain their influence with “armies of […]

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Friends of the Court: Evaluating the Supreme Court’s Amicus Invitations

Approximately once each Term, the Supreme Court invites the participation of an amicus curiae, typically because one party to a case chooses not to advance a particular argument or declines to participate at all. These amicus invitations have largely escaped both public notice and academic debate. Yet they occur at the intersection of two important […]

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Who Says You Can’t Go “Home”? Retroactivity in a Post-Daimler World

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State-Level Regulation as the Ideal Foundation for Action on Climate Change: A Localized Beginning to the Solution of a Global Problem

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