Volume 4, Issue 4 (Fall 2007)

TO SAVE OR NOT TO SAVE: HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN NEW JERSEY – JUSTIFICATIONS, HINDERANCES, FUTURE Brian Uzdavinis The concept evokes images of wealthy older women sitting well postured on horse-hair-stuffed settees in the parlor of some Victorian mansion, just one among a lengthy strip of painted ladies standing demurely along a shady, tree-lined street. A… continue reading

Volume 4, Issue 3 (Fall 2007)

STAND YOUR GROUND: FLORIDA’S CASTLE DOCTRINE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURYChristine Catalfamo In October 2005, Florida, a notoriously violent state, codified its castle doctrine and doctrine of self-defense into a group of statutes known as the “Stand Your Ground” law. This new statutory scheme abrogates the duty to retreat before using deadly force and is built… continue reading

Volume 4, Issue 2 (Winter 2007)

DWORKIN, MARRIAGE, MEANINGS – AND NEW JERSEY IS DEMOCRACY POSSIBLE HERE? By Ronald Dworkin. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press August, 2006. Monte Neil Stewart As one of the Nation’s preeminent legal philosophers and public intellectuals, Ronald Dworkin has, not surprisingly, engaged the Nation’s preeminent legal-political-social issue – the meaning of marriage. That engagement appears… continue reading

Volume 4, Issue 1 (Fall 2006)

SUPPORTING FAMILIES, SAVING FUNDS: AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF EQUALITY FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES IN NEW JERSEY M. V. Lee Badgett, Ph.D. R. Bradley Sears, J.D. Deborah Ho, J.D. Perhaps no issue is more closely associated with religious, moral, and emotional concerns than extending marriage to same-sex couples. As the discussion has broadened and deepened over the… continue reading

Volume 3, Issue 3 (2006)

SEEKING A CONSOLIDATED FEMINIST VOICE FOR PROSTITUTION IN THE US Gregg Aronson Liberal, social, and radical feminism are among the most predominant feminist doctrines on the issue of prostitution. The core tenets of these schools of thought are vastly different. Each focuses on what they believe to be the root causes of prostitution and each… continue reading

Volume 3, Issue 2

INTRODUCTION: CREATING LEGITIMATE DIGITAL PRIVACY RIGHTS FOR INTERNET USERS Privacy has become a complex legal issue as technological advancements have created a multitude of ways, both physical and digital, that one’s privacy rights can be violated. Although the Supreme Court has declined to recognize a constitutional right to digital privacy, the increasing pervasiveness of digital… continue reading

Volume 3, Issue 1

LIBERTARIAN PATERNALISM: THE COCAINE VACCINE AS A TEST CASE FOR THE SUNSTEIN/THALER MODEL Professor Dru Stevenson We make bad choices. We also make choices for other people. This seems to be an unfortunate pair of statements, and it would be just as unfortunate (or maybe worse) in the reverse: We make choices for other people…. continue reading

Volume 2, Issue 2 (2005)

FORECLOSURE OF A DREAM: THE IMPACT OF THE COUNCIL ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING’S NEW REGULATIONS ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY TO PROVIDE AFORDABLE HOUSING IN NEW JERSEY Eamonn K. Bakewell Zoning laws can be used to unjustly restrict the poor from moving into adequate housing surrounded by adequate space. This note considers the tension between the constitutional… continue reading

Volume 2, Issue 1

THE RIGHT TO WORK AND BASIC INCOME GUARANTEES: COMPETING OR COMPLEMENTARY GOALS? Professor Phillip L. Harvey During the past two decades a broad-based advocacy movement has coalesced around the proposal that all members of society should be guaranteed an unconditional basic income (BI) sufficient to support a modest but dignified existence. Grounded on a loss… continue reading

Volume 1, Issue 1

IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE Professor Jerome Balter Minority and low-income communities are unable to protect their neighborhoods from disproportionate pollution and industrial sitting under the present environmental justice system based upon the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) civil rights regulations. Strict adherence to the EPA’s civil rights… continue reading