University of Southern California

Volume 83, Number 4 (May, 2010)

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    Using Numerical Statutory Interpretation to Improve Conflict of Interest Waiver Procedures at the FDA
    Note by Saurabh Anand

    Conflicts of interest frequently arise when industry experts advise federal agencies. Critics claim agencies’ decisions to waive conflicts of interest often lack consistency and clarity, but they have yet to propose a comprehensive system to improve the conflict of interest waiver process....

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    Collateral Conflict: Employer Claims of RICO Extortion Against Union Comprehensive Campaigns
    Article by James J. Brudney

    Over the past twenty-five years, unions have turned increasingly to strategies outside the traditional framework of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). Frustrated by an ineffective NLRA legal regime and the demise of the economic strike, organized labor has pursued coordinated approaches in order to generate extended economic pressure on private employers who seek to avoid recognizing unions or to resist bargaining collective agreements. Coordinated campaign tactics include publicity effo...

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    Technological Fair Use
    Article by Edward Lee

    This Article proposes a framework tailoring the fair use doctrine specifically for technology cases. At the inception of the twenty-first century, information technologies have become increasingly central to the U.S. economy. Not surprisingly, complex copyright cases involving speech technologies, such as DVRs, MP3 devices, Google Book Search, and YouTube, have also increased. Yet existing copyright law, developed long before digital technologies, is ill prepared to handle the complexities that...

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    “These Scales Tell Us That There Is Something Wrong with You”: How Fat Students Are Systematically Denied Access to Fair and Equal Education and What We Can Do to Stop This
    Note by Michelle Stover

    Fat students are denied access to fair and equal education due to widespread antifat discrimination. Unfortunately, there are currently no statutes that provide adequate recourse for fat students. Thus, this Note advocates the drafting of new legislation specifically aimed at eliminating discrimination against students on the basis of fatness and recommends measures that can be adopted by school districts to combat discrimination against fat students....

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    Discovery for Foreign Proceedings after Intel v. Advanced Micro Devices A Critical Analysis of 28 U.S.C. 1782 Jurisprudence
    Note by Marat A. Massen

    The Supreme Court's decision to bar the foreign discoverability requirementin Intel Corp. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. has led district courts after Intel to render troublingand inconsistentdecisions on whether to grantrequestsfor discoveryfor use in foreign tribunals under28 U.S.C. § 1782(a). Because Intel gave district courts no guidelines for evaluating foreign tribunals' receptivity to discovery acquired in the United States, § 1782(a)'s goals of fostering internationaljudicial cooperatio...

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    Discovery for Foreign Proceedings after Intel v. Advanced Micro Devices A Critical Analysis of 28 U.S.C. 1782 Jurisprudence
    Note by Marat A. Massen

    The Supreme Court's decision to bar the foreign discoverability requirementin Intel Corp. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. has led district courts after Intel to render troublingand inconsistentdecisions on whether to grantrequestsfor discoveryfor use in foreign tribunals under28 U.S.C. § 1782(a). Because Intel gave district courts no guidelines for evaluating foreign tribunals' receptivity to discovery acquired in the United States, § 1782(a)'s goals of fostering internationaljudicial cooperatio...

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