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Untapped Potential: How Georgia’s Beer Distribution Laws Stifle the Craft Beer Industry

Beer consumption in the United States is a $100 billion annual industry and is composed of five different kinds of drinks: domestic beer, imported beer, craft beer, hard ciders, and flavored malt beverages. Brewing goliaths Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller dominate the American beer industry, comprising over 75% of the market. While the domestic-beer category comprises the largest segment of the beer market, most of the top domestic brands have experienced a reduction in sales in recent years. Some of the reduction in sales has been attributed to consumers’ desire for more flavorful beer. Consequently, many consumers are turning to craft beer.

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What Did the Supreme Court Hold in Heffernan v. City of Paterson?

Reasoned opinions count as much or more than outcomes, partly because “reasoned response to reasoned argument is an essential aspect of [the judicial] process,” and partly because “the opinion has as one if not its major office to show how like cases are properly to be decided in the future.” Scrutiny of the Supreme Court’s reasons is called for not only when the result seems doubtful, but also when the result is intuitively appealing. Weak reasons may in the long run undermine a holding that deserves a better foundation than the Court has built for it, or at least distort and delay the elaboration of doctrine. When the intuition behind the holding deserves broader application than the Court’s reasons can support, an effort to identify more convincing reasons is an especially worthwhile project.

Heffernan v. City of Paterson, illustrates the good result/weak reasons problem.

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Capital Crime and Punishment: An Analysis of Dostoyevksy, Collective Guilt, and Executions in America

This Essay considers Dostoyevsky’s story of the murderer, Raskolnikov, in Crime and Punishment, and the “Grand Inquisitor” chapters of The Brothers Karamozov, to show that literature and the law, while separate discourses, are not so distinct, particularly with regard to humanity, morality, and justice. Dostoyevsky’s philosophical concepts of collective guilt and redemption are applicable to the unique set of jurisprudential questions that capital punishment raises, particularly given its irrevocable finality and the certain reality of human error and arbitrary application.

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Police Reform and the Judicial Mandate

Julian A. Cook, III[*] PDF Version here I.  INTRODUCTION In response to a crisis that threatens his tenure as Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel announced in December 2015 reform measures designed to curb aggressive police tactics by the Chicago Police Department (CPD).[1]  The reform measures are limited, but aim to reduce deadly police-citizen encounters by […]

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Flexing the CWA’s Strong-Arm: Creating a Flexible Finality Standard for the Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Determinations

Nicholas D. Nunn* PDF Version Table of Contents I…….. INTRODUCTION II……. STATUTORY BACKGROUND a… Finality Under the Administrative Procedure Act b… Jurisdictional Determinations Under the Clean Water Act III….. PRECEDENT AND THE CURRENT CIRCUIT SPLIT: SACKETT, HAWKES, AND BELLE IV….. TRADITIONAL ANALYSIS AND SCHIFF’S ALTERNATIVE PROPOSAL REJECTED a… Finality Analysis of Jurisdictional Determinations Under Section […]

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I Just Dropped In to See What Condition My Condition Was In: The Availability of Habeas Corpus to Contest Conditions of Confinement at Guantanamo Bay

John Amble Johnson* PDF Version Table of Contents I…….. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND II……. ANALYSIS a… A Proposed Rule b… Habeas Corpus as a Swiss Army Knife c… Horizontal, Not Vertical, Separation of Powers d… Policy Considerations Supporting the Proposed Rule III….. CONCLUSION “To adopt and apply a policy of cruelty anywhere within this world is […]

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Neither Commissioned Nor Created: Granting First Amendment Protection for Public Employees’ Truthful Testimony Pursuant to Official Duties

Jennifer Stakich Walker* PDF version Table of Contents I. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND II. ANALYSIS A. Garcetti should not apply to public employees’ regular testimony 1. Testimony and Public Concern 2. Managerial Prerogative over “Commissioned or Created” Speech B. Lane should be extended to subpoenaed testimony pursuant to the employee’s duties 1. Subpoenaed Testimony Should Be […]

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