Cornell Law Review Volume 95 Issue 2

Environmental Law as a Legal Field: An Inquiry in Legal Taxonomy

This Article examines the classification of the law into legal fields, first by a general survey of legal taxonomy and then by specific examination of environmental law.  We classify the law into fields to find and create patterns, which render the law coherent and understandable.  A legal field is a group of situations unified by a pattern or […]

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Tracing Basis Through Virtual Spaces

Whether and to what extent virtual income should be subject to tax has received recent interest from both tax scholars and governments.  Options range from a pure cash-out rule, where virtual income is taxed only if it is exchanged for real-world currency or property, to a rule of full taxation, where in-world transactions are taxed to the same extent […]

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Death Ineligibility and Habeas Corpus

In the last seven years, the Supreme Court has declared several categories of prisoners, such as juvenile and mentally retarded offenders, to be categorically ineligible for capital punishment under the Eighth Amendment.  If these “death ineligible” offenders nonetheless sit on death row with procedurally defective habeas corpus petitions, can the writ be used to scrutinize their capital eligibility? In other words, […]

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Preemption of Local Regulations Beyond Lozano v. City of Hazleton: Reconciling Local Enforcement and Federal Immigration Policy

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The Impact of West Tankers on Parties’ Choice of a Seat of Arbitration

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