University of Southern California

Volume 83, Number 1 (November, 2009)

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    What Dignity Demands: The Challenge of Creating Sexual Harassment Protections For Prisons and Other Nonworkplace Settings
    Article by Camille Gear Rich

    In the more than twenty years since the Supreme Court created Title VII’s workplace sexual harassment protections, judges and feminist legal scholars have struggled to create a clear, conceptual account of the harm sexual harassment inflicts. For years, many courts and scholars were content to justify sexual harassment law by arguing that harassment should be prohibited because it interferes with women’s interest in workplace gender equality; however, by the late 1990s, several feminist legal sc...

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    CFIUS as a Congressional Notification Service
    Article by David Zaring

    How can Congress play a role in formulating national security policy? This Article identifies one way that Congress already plays such a role: in its oversight of executive branch decisions regarding foreign investments in the United States. The executive’s role in this relationship is passive; it is best understood as a congressional notification service. This Article considers the implications of such a service, which could serve as a model for increased congressional involvement in other aspe...

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    Rethinking Donor Disclosure After the Proposition 8 Campaign
    Note by David Lourie

    Proposition 8, the California ballot measure that amended the state constitution to deny marriage to same-sex couples, passed by a small margin in November 2008. The campaign was contentious, well funded by both sides, and the subject of much media attention. After Proposition 8 passed, however, the debate about same-sex marriage in California was far from over. Shortly after the election, Proposition 8 opponents organized protests against certain Proposition 8 supporters and their employers thr...

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    Format War, Antitrust Casualties: The Sherman Act and the Blu-Ray–HD DVD Format War
    Note by Kevin L. Spark

    For several years, HD DVD and Blu-ray competed to replace DVD and become the next-generation movie disc format. The battle was not fought with technological superiority but instead with exclusivity contracts. This Note analyzes whether these contracts violated the Sherman Antitrust Act (“Sherman Act”)....


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