Volume 6, Fall 2008, Issue 1

CONSTITUTIONAL NIHILISM: POLITICAL SCIENCE AND THE DECONSTRUCTION OF THE JUDICIARY Wayne Batchis This essay is a polemic. As an attorney turned political scientist, it reflects my reaction to a pervasive theme that permeates much of the political science literature, particularly within the subfield of law and politics. It is intended to air concerns that will… continue reading

Volume 5, Spring 2008, Issue 4

INTRODUCTION TO SYMPOSIUM EDITION ON HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS: A DISCUSSION OF THE PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS In May 2007, the Homeowner Associations: Problems and Solutions Conference was held in Trenton, New Jersey. The Conference was funded by the Lois and Stan Pratt Foundation and co-sponsored by Rutgers School of Law- Camden, Seton Hall Law School, and Rutgers Newark Law… continue reading

Volume 5, Spring 2008, Issue 3

HASTE MAKES WASTE: A CALL TO REVAMP NEW JERSEY’S MEGAN’S LAW LEGISLATION AS-APPLIED TO JUVENILES Andrew J. Hughes New Jersey must revamp its Megan’s Law legislation as it applies to juvenile offenders. The New Jersey Legislature hastily enacted its Megan’s Law scheme in 1994 and failed to consider several important differences between adult sex offenders… continue reading

Volume 5, Spring 2008, Issue 2

OUTSIDERS LOOKING IN: THE AMERICAN LEGAL DISCOURSE OF EXCLUSION Luis E. Chiesa Shortly after the birth of our nation, Congress enacted the Alien Friends Act, which granted to President John Adams the power to detain and deport aliens from any country deemed “dangerous to the peace and safety of the United States” without affording them… continue reading