Volume 2015, Number 3

The Board of Editors is pleased to present Issue 3 of the 2015 Volume of the Illinois Law Review.

First, Professor Alexander Tsesis proposes that First Amendment doctrine should reflect a general theory of constitutional law that protects individual liberty and the common good of open society.

Next, Professors Martin Gelter and Geneviève Helleringer identify a fundamental contradiction in the law of fiduciary duty of corporate directors across jurisdictions: the tension between the uniformity of directors’ duties and the heterogeneity of directors themselves.

Third, Professor Jeff Schwartz explores the burgeoning practice of investing in people as if they were corporations.

Fourth, Professor Patricia W. Hatamyar Moore responds to changes proposed by Congress to restrict civil lawsuits by reforming procedure, and argues that there is no reference to actual government statistics about whether the civil caseload has grown, whether the median disposition time has increased, or whether the most prevalent types of civil cases have changed.

Fifth, Professors Gabriel J. Chin & Douglas M. Spencer argue that the The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965 were inspired by sincere anti-racism and were not cosmetic responses in tended to have little practical effect.

Finally, Professors Jef DeMot & Alex Stein uncover and analyze the problem of pro-defendant bias in our civil liability system and its distortionary effect on settlements and primary behavior. They develop three alternative solutions to the problem and evaluate their pros and cons.

Issue 3 concludes with notes by Nisha Chandran, Alyssa Falk, and Kate Poorbaugh.

2016 Note Selections Announced

Please join us in congratulating the following students for having their notes chosen for publication in the 2016 volume of the University of Illinois Law Review.

Best Note: Heidi Brady, Putting a Thumb on the Scales of Justice: How the Effort to Eradicate Sexual Assault in the Military Unbalanced the Military Justice System

Kristen Bradley, Assisted Reproductive Technology After Roe v. Wade: Does Surrogacy Create Insurmountable Constitutional Conflicts?

Fang Bu, Searching for a Better Constitutional Guarantor for FRE 413–415: The Conflicts Among Circuits in Applying FRE 403 Balancing Test and a New Solution

Amy Ceranowicz, Time to Clean up the Confusion: Reeling in the Extension of CERCLA Contribution to Parties Settling Their State Law Liability

Matt Chang, Mobile Banking: The Best Hope for Cybersecurity Development

Todd Cherry, The Bargain that No One Wants: Why Unionization Should Not Be the Ultimate Goal for Collegiate Athletes

Betsy Farrington, Federally Mandated Discrimination: The Irreconcilability of Civil Rights and Export Control

Tara Feld, States Hold the Sword to Force “Patent Trolls” Back Under Their Bridges

Ben Ganellen, When Marching to the Beat of the Drum Means Beating the Drummer: An Analysis of Hazing in University Marching Bands

Allie Gecas, Gunfire Game-Changer or Big Brother’s Hidden Ears?: Fourth Amendment and Admissibility Quandaries Relating to Shotspotter Technology

Anna Gotfryd, The Safeguards of the Constitution: Fundamental Rights Not Disposable Gifts

Amy Harwath, When Labels Would Mislead: Why Vermont’s Health Justifications of its GMO Disclosure Law Wither Under Zauderer

Libby Martin, Getting a Second Bite at the Apple: The Res Judicata Exception for Seeking Foreclosure Deficiencies in Illinois

Amy Maslar & Prachi Mehta, Is the PTO Taking the Law into Its Own Hands? An Empirical Analysis of Bilski’s Fractured Impact on the Law of Patentable Subject Matter

William Schmitz, A Fix for the Smartphone Glitch: Consumer Protection by Way of Legislative “Kill Switch”

Scott Vail, Slapping the Hand at the Dinner Table: A Practical Tax Solution to Employer-Provided Meal Benefits

Michael Wester, Drawing a Line Between Rambo & Barney Fife: Overhauling the Department of Defense’s Excess Property Program in Order to Halt the Overmilitarization of America’s Police Forces