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Volume 67, Issue 4


Brady’s Blind Spot

Impeachment Evidence in Police Personnel Files and the Battle Splitting the Prosecution Team
by  Jonathan Abel

The Supreme Court’s Brady doctrine requires prosecutors to disclose favorable, material evidence to the defense, but in some jurisdictions, even well-meaning prosecutors cannot carry out this obligation when it comes to one critical area of evidence: police personnel files. These files contain valuable evidence of police misconduct that can be used to attack an officer’s…


Arrests as Regulation

by  Eisha Jain

For some arrested individuals, the most important consequences of their arrest arise outside the criminal justice system. Arrests alone—regardless of whether they result in conviction—can lead to a range of consequences, including deportation, eviction, license suspension, custody disruption, or adverse employ­ment actions. But even as courts, scholars, and others have drawn needed attention to the…


Undocumented No More

The Power of State Citizenship
by  Peter L. Markowitz

An estimated eleven million undocumented immigrants live in the United States. These individuals have become integral members of American families and vital components of the American economy. Yet repeated efforts to meaningfully reform the nation’s immigration laws—to more fully integrate these individuals into American society—have failed to garner sufficient political support in Congress. The prospects…


Language Accommodations and Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act

Reporting Requirements as a Potential Solution to the Compliance Gap
by  Matthew Higgins

Certain voters with limited English proficiency (LEP) are afforded affirmative accommodations under section 203 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Section 203’s provisions, however, are often critically misunderstood and only partially implemented. The law’s substantial compliance gap stems largely from its complex and fact-specific mandates as well as its requirement that election jurisdictions themselves determine…


Certificates of Correction Corrected

Their History and Retroactive Application
by  Chelsea A. Priest

This Note is the first scholarship to fully investigate the history and evolution of certificates of correction, which are issued to correct errors in patents. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has a long history of issuing such certificates, stretching all the way back to the nineteenth century, but no one has yet researched how…