Posts by Scott Dodson

Zach Price on Reliance on Executive Nonenforcement

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In “Reliance on Nonenforcement,” appearing in the William & Mary Law Review, my brilliant colleague Zach Price continues his leading work on executive–branch nonenforcement, an issue that has risen to the forefront in an era of divided and polarized politics. The idea of executive nonenforcement is straightforward and has a long pedigree. Has a police… Continue reading

Morris Ratner on Unbundled Legal Services

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In a recent colloquium contribution titled “Restraining Lawyers: From ‘Cases’ to ‘Tasks’” published in Fordham Law Review, my colleague Morris Ratner, one of the most incisive voices on the intersection of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the actual business model of attorney litigation, dissects the traditional “case” as the unit of measure for… Continue reading

Rick Marcus on the Future of the American Class Action

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My colleague Rick Marcus, one of the current “greats” in the world of civil procedure, recently wrote a paper called “Bending in the Breeze: American Class Actions in the Twenty-First Century.” In the paper, Professor Marcus appraises the future of the federal class action.   Professor Marcus is in a good position to do so; he… Continue reading

Zach Price on Congressional Control of Executive Spending

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My colleague Zach Price, who writes about constitutional law, with a specific emphasis on separation of powers and executive power, has written a timely and very important new article called “Funding Conditions and Separation of Powers,” forthcoming in Vanderbilt Law Review. The article tackles a heady issue of law and politics: when are congressional conditions… Continue reading

Joan Williams on Understanding the Working Class

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My illustrious colleague Joan Williams has published a new book with Harvard Business Review Press called White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America. The book is an expansion of her widely shared (more than 3.5 million times!) essay on the working class and the 2016 presidential election. In the book, Professor Williams offers an… Continue reading

Morris Ratner on Class-Action Settlement Certification in the Lower Courts

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My colleague Morris Ratner, who writes about complex litigation and ethics, has written an important new article, “Class Conflicts,” forthcoming in Washington Law Review. The article offers a detailed descriptive account of how lower courts have managed intraclass conflicts in class-action settlements after Amchem and Ortiz, a pair of Supreme Court cases from the 1990s… Continue reading

Hello world!

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Welcome to the new Scholarship Blog at UC Hastings College of the Law. The blog is meant to disseminate the ideas of the thought leaders here at UC Hastings to readers of all stripes: academics, lawmakers, practitioners, judges, and others. We have modeled this blog on the successful JOTWELL model in two ways. First, the… Continue reading