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The Patent Crisis and How the Courts Can Solve It

The Patent Crisis and How the Courts Can Solve It

Dan L. Burk and Mark A. Lemley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226080611
eISBN:
9780226080635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080635.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Patent law is crucial to encourage technological innovation. But as the patent system currently stands, diverse industries from pharmaceuticals to software to semiconductors are all governed by the ... More

The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the American PublicSpecial Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment

The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the American Public: Special Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment

Rena Steinzor and Sidney Shapiro

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772028
eISBN:
9780226772042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772042.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Reasonable people disagree about the reach of the federal government, but there is near-universal consensus that it should protect us from such dangers as bacteria-infested food, harmful drugs, toxic ... More

The Perils of Global Legalism

The Perils of Global Legalism

Eric A. Posner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675749
eISBN:
9780226675923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675923.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The first months of Barack Obama's administration have led to expectations, both in the United States and abroad, that, in the coming years, the country will increasingly promote the international ... More

Polyphonic FederalismToward the Protection of Fundamental Rights

Polyphonic Federalism: Toward the Protection of Fundamental Rights

Robert A. Schapiro

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226736624
eISBN:
9780226736648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226736648.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The relationship between the states and the national government is among the most contested issues in the United States. And questions about where power should reside, how decisions should be made, ... More

The Powers of War and PeaceThe Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11

The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11

John Yoo

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226960319
eISBN:
9780226960333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226960333.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Since the September 11 attacks on the United States, the Bush administration has come under fire for its methods of combating terrorism. Waging war against al Qaeda has proven to be a legal quagmire, ... More

Privacy at RiskThe New Government Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment

Privacy at Risk: The New Government Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment

Christopher Slobogin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226762838
eISBN:
9780226762944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226762944.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Without our consent and often without our knowledge, the government can constantly monitor many of our daily activities, using closed circuit TV, global positioning systems, and a wide array of other ... More

Punitive DamagesHow Juries Decide

Punitive Damages: How Juries Decide

Cass R. Sunstein, Reid Hastie, John W. Payne, David A. Schkade, and W. Kip Viscusi

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226780146
eISBN:
9780226780160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226780160.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Over the past two decades, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in the number and magnitude of punitive damages verdicts rendered by juries in civil trials. In cases involving accidents, ... More

Refusing CareForced Treatment and the Rights of the Mentally Ill

Refusing Care: Forced Treatment and the Rights of the Mentally Ill

Elyn R. Saks

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226733975
eISBN:
9780226733999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226733999.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

It has been said that how a society treats its least well-off members speaks volumes about its humanity. If so, treatment of the mentally ill suggests that American society is inhumane: swinging ... More

Regulatory RightsSupreme Court Activism, the Public Interest, and the Making of Constitutional Law

Regulatory Rights: Supreme Court Activism, the Public Interest, and the Making of Constitutional Law

Larry Yackle

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226944715
eISBN:
9780226944739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226944739.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

We often hear—with particular frequency during recent Supreme Court nomination hearings—that justices should not create constitutional rights, but should instead enforce the rights that the ... More

Rights of InclusionLaw and Identity in the Life Stories of Americans with Disabilities

Rights of Inclusion: Law and Identity in the Life Stories of Americans with Disabilities

David M. Engel and Frank W. Munger

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226208312
eISBN:
9780226208343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226208343.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book provides a perspective on how civil rights legislation affects the lives of ordinary Americans. Based on eye-opening and deeply moving interviews with intended beneficiaries of the ... More

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