Author: Vanderbilt Law Review


Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 4

In the May 2016, the Vanderbilt Law Review, with the generous support of the Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program and the Program in Law & Government, hosted a paper symposium entitled, “Erwin Chemerinsky’s Case Against the Supreme Court.” In his book, The Case Against the Supreme Court, Dean Chemerinsky challenges a fundamental justification for judicial review—the notion that the judiciary is better than the legislature at protecting rights—and instead argues that the Supreme Court has consistently failed to protect controversial rights across the board. Dean Chemerinsky’s book criticizing the Court’s performance in protecting controversial rights thus served as a launching point for the symposium. The following seven articles by distinguished authors provide thoughtful, experienced reflections on the normative role of the Court in the twenty-first century.

Suzanna Sherry, Introduction: Is the Supreme Court Failing at Its Job, or Are We Failing at Ours?, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 909 (2016).

Erwin Chemerinsky, Thinking About the Supreme Court’s Successes and Failures, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 919 (2016).

Neal Devins, Rethinking Judicial Minimalism: Abortion Politics, Party Polarization, and the Consequences of Returning the Constitution to Elected Government, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 935 (2016).

Brian T. Fitzpatrick, A Tribute to Justice Scalia: Why Bad Cases Make Bad Methodology, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 991 (2016).

Barry Friedman, Letter To Supreme Court (Erwin Chemerinsky is Mad. Why You Should Care.), 69 Vand. L. Rev. 995 (2016).

Corinna Barrett Lain, Three Supreme Court “Failures” and a Story of Supreme Court Success, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1019 (2016).

Edward L. Rubin, The Supreme Court in Context: Conceptual, Pragmatic, and Institutional, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1115 (2016).

Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 3

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our April 2016 issue:


Adam M. Gershowitz, The Post-Riley Search Warrant: Search Protocols and Particularity in Cell Phone Searches, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 585 (2016)

Elizabeth Pollman, Constitutionalizing Corporate Law, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 639 (2016)

Robert J. Rhee, Intrafirm Monitoring of Executive Compensation, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 695 (2016)


Calvin Cohen, How to Assert State Sovereign Immunity Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 761 (2016)

Margaret Dodson, Bruton on Balance: Standardizing Redacted Codefendant Confessions Through Federal Rule of Evidence 403, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 803 (2016)

Matt J. Gornick, Finding “Tapia Error”: How Circuit Courts Have Misread Tapia v. United States and Shortchanged the Penological Goals of the Sentencing Reform Act, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 845 (2016)

Laura K. McKenzie, The Right to Domain Silent: Rebalancing Tort Incentives to Keep Pace with Information Availability for Criminal Suspects and Arrestees, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 875 (2016)


Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 2

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our March 2016 issue:


Zachary D. Clopton, Redundant Public Private-Enforcement, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 285 (2016)

Adam N. Steinmam, The Rise and Fall of Plausibility Pleading?, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 333 (2016)

Matthew T. Wansley, Regulation of Emerging Risks, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 401 (2016)


Mitu Gulati & Richard Posner , The Management of Staff by Federal Court of Appeals Judges, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 479 (2016)


Laura Ezell, Human Trafficking in Multinational Supply Chains: A Corporate Director’s Fiduciary Duty to Monitor and Eliminate Human Trafficking Violations, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 499 (2016)

Alexander Vey, No Clean Hands in a Dirty Business: Firing Squads and the Euphemism of “Evolving Standards of Decency”, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 545 (2016)


Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 1

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our January 2016 issue:


Rebecca Haw Allensworth, The Commensurability Myth in Antitrust, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1 (2016)

Avlana K. Eisenberg, Incarceration Incentives in the Decarceration Era, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 71 (2016)

Emily Hammond & David B. Spence, The Regulatory Contract in the Marketplace, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 141 (2016)


Samiyyah R. Ali, The Great Balancing Act: The Effect of the America Invents Act on the Division of Power Between the Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Circuit, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 217 (2016)

Kelsey Craig, The Price of Silence: How the Griffin Roadblock and Protection Against Adverse Inference Condemn the Criminal Defendant, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 249 (2016)


Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 68, Number 6

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our November 2015 issue:


Alan K. Chen & Justin Marceau, High Value Lies, Ugly Truths, and the First Amendment, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1435 (2015)

Dina Mishra, An Executive-Power Non-Delegation Doctrine for the Private Administration of Federal Law, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1509 (2015)

Yesha Yadav, How Algorithmic Trading Undermines Efficiency in Capital Markets, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1607 (2015)


Victor Fleischer, Curb Your Enthusiasm for Pigovian Taxes, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1673 (2015)

Brian Galle, In Praise of Ex Ante Regulation, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1715 (2015)


Christopher J. Climo, A Laboratory of Regulation: The Untapped Potential of the HHS Advisory Opinion Power, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1761 (2015)

Tomi Mendel, Efficiency Run Amok: Challenging the Authority of Magistrate Judges to Hear and Accept Felony Guilty Pleas, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1795 (2015)


Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 68, Number 5

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our October 2015 issue:


Todd Haugh, Overcriminalization’s New Harm Paradigm, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1191 (2015).

Adam J. Levitin & Susan M. Wachter, Second Liens and the Leverage Option, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1243 (2015).

J.B. Ruhl & James Salzman, Regulatory Exit, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1295 (2015).


G. Scott Edwards, Empowering Shareholders, or Overburdening Companies? Analyzing the Potential Use of Instant Runoff Voting in Corporate Elections, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1335 (2015).

Joshua D. Foote, Hung Up on Words: A Conduct-Based Solution to the Problem of Conspiracy in Military Commissions, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1367 (2015).

G. Alexander Nunn, The Incompatibility of Due Process and Naked Statistical Evidence, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1407 (2015).


Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 68, Number 4

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our May 2015 issue:


Samuel L. Bray, The Supreme Court and the New Equity, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 997 (2015).

Alexandra Natapoff, Misdemeanor Decriminalization, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1055 (2015).

W. Kip Viscusi, Pricing Lives for Corporate Risk Decisions, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1117 (2015).


Jeremy Johnston, Putting an End to False Claims Act Hush Money: An Agency-Approval Approach to Qui Tam Prefiling Releases, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1163 (2015).


Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 68, Number 3

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our April 2015 issue:


Derek W. Black, Federalizing Education by Waiver?, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 607 (2015).

Shu-Yi Oei & Diane Ring, Human Equity? Regulating the New Income Share Agreements, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 681 (2015).

Nicholas O. Stephanopoulos, Eric M. McGhee, & Steven Rogers, The Realities of Electoral Reform, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 761 (2015).

Jay Tidmarsh, The Litigation Budget, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 855 (2015)


Alexander C. Ellman, The Emergency Aid Doctrine and 911 Hang-ups: The Modern General Warrant, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 919 (2015).

John Elrod, Filling the Gap: Refining Sex Trafficking Legislation to Address the Problem of Pimping, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 961 (2015).


Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 68, Number 2

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our March 2015 issue:


Elise C. Boddie, The Sins of Innocence in Standing Doctrine, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 297 (2015).

Laura Napoli Coordes, The Geography of Bankruptcy, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 381 (2015).

Eric A. Posner & E. Glen Weyl, Voting Squared: Quadratic Voting in Democratic Politics, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 441 (2015).

Alan M. Trammell, A Tale of Two Jurisdictions, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 501 (2015).


Brynn Applebaum, Criminal Asset Forfeiture and the Sixth Amendment After Southern Union and Alleyne: State-Level Ramifications, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 549 (2015).

Ricky Hutchens, Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures: States Lead Misguided Offensive to Enforce Sales Tax Against Online Retailers, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 575 (2015).


Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 68, Number 1

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our January 2015 issue:


Norman D. Bishara, Kenneth J. Martin, & Randall S. Thomas, An Empirical Analysis of Noncompetition Clauses and Other Restrictive Postemployment Covenants, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1 (2015).

Amanda Frost, Inferiority Complex: Should State Courts Follow Lower Federal Court Precedent on the Meaning of Federal Law?, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 53 (2015).

Randy J. Kozel, Original Meaning and the Precedent Fallback, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 105 (2015).


Edward L. Rubin, Statutory Interpretations and the Therapy of the Obvious, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 159 (2015).


Daniel J. Hay, Baptizing O’Brien: Towards Intermediate Protection of Religiously Motivated Expressive Conduct, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 177 (2015).

Mary C. Nicoletta, Proposed Legal Constraints on Private Student Lenders, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 225 (2015).

Jean Xiao, Heuristics, Biases, and Consumer Litigation Funding at the Bargaining Table, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 261 (2015).