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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 62, Number 1 (January 2009)

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 62, Number 1 (January 2009)

ARTICLES

Richard A. Nagareda, Aggregate Litigation Across the Atlantic and the Future of American Exceptionalism, 62 Vand. L. Rev. 1 (2009).

Rigel C. Oliveri, Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Landlords, Latinos, Anti-Illegal Immigrant Ordinances, and Housing Discrimination, 62 Vand. L. Rev. 55 (2009).

Robert B. Thompson & Paul H. Edelman, Corporate Voting, 62 Vand. L. Rev. 129 (2009).

ESSAY

Samuel Issacharoff & Geoffrey P. Miller, Will Aggregate Litigation Come to Europe?, 62 Vand. L. Rev. 179 (2009).

NOTES

Matthew Hardwick Blumenstein, RICO Overreach: How the Federal Government’s Escalating Offensive Against Gangs Has Run Afoul of the Constitution, 62 Vand. L. Rev. 211 (2009).

Erin M. Carter, Pragmatic Selective Waiver: Re-Aligning Corporate Executives’ Personal Interests with Those of the Corporation Amidst Government Investigations, 62 Vand. L. Rev. 239 (2009).

Robert John Grubb II, Attorneys, Accountants, and Bankers, Oh My! Primary Liability for Secondary Actors in the Wake of Stoneridge, 62 Vand. L. Rev. 275 (2009).

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Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc

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Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc

Wrongs Without Recourse: A Comment on Jason Solomon’s Judging Plaintiffs

by Professor John C.P. Goldberg

November 22, 2008

Jason Solomon’s very interesting Article Judging Plaintiffs argues that neither efficient-deterrence theories nor corrective justice theories adequately explain the existence of rules that bar or limit recovery by a tort victim on the ground that she failed to take certain pre-tort steps to protect herself from harm, or failed to take certain post-tort steps in response to the harm. The vitality of these “judging plaintiffs” doctrines, he maintains, attests to the superiority of an alternative theory of tort known as civil recourse theory. According to Solomon, recourse theory treats tort law as one component of a liberal political order and thus explains these doctrines in terms of a liberal principle calling for state nonintervention where it was or is unnecessary. In this Response, I situate Judging Plaintiffs within current tort theory debates, describe briefly its major claims, and discuss some of the doctrinal and theoretical strengths and weaknesses of the position it stakes out.

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 6 (November 2008)

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 6 (November 2008)

ARTICLES

Nestor M. Davidson, Standardization and Pluralism in Property Law, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1597 (2008).

Lumen N. Mulligan, A Unified Theory of 28 U.S.C. § 1331 Jurisdiction, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1667 (2008).

Jonathan Remy Nash & Rafael I. Pardo, An Empirical Investigation into Appellate Structure and the Perceived Quality of Appellate Review, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1745 (2008).

ESSAY

Tracy E. George & Chris Guthrie, “The Threes”: Re-Imagining Supreme Court Decisionmaking, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1825 (2008).

NOTES

John A. Greer, If the Shoe Fits: Reconciling the International Shoe Minimum Contacts Test with the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1861 (2008).

Christopher Brett Jaeger, “Does that Sound Familiar?”: Creators’ Liability for Unconscious Copyright Infringement, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1903 (2008).

Andrew Smith, Brady Obligations, Criminal Sanctions, and Solutions in a New Era of Scrutiny, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1935 (2008).

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 5 (October 2008)

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 5 (October 2008)

ARTICLES

Scott Dodson, A Darwinist View of the Living Constitution, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1319 (2008).

Frances H. Foster, Individualized Justice in Disputes over Dead Bodies, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1351 (2008).

Darian M. Ibrahim, The (Not So) Puzzling Behavior of Angel Investors, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1405 (2008).

Austen L. Parrish, The Effects Test: Extraterritoriality’s Fifth Business, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1455 (2008).

NOTES

John Haubenreich, The iPhone and the DMCA: Locking the Hands of Consumers, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1507 (2008).

Tory H. Lewis, Managing Manure: Using Good Neighbor Agreements to Regulate Pollution from Agricultural Production, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1555 (2008).

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Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc

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Vanderbilt Law Review is proud to announce the launch of its online companion, En Banc. In its first publication, En Banc presents a Response by Professor Randall S. Thomas to an Article by Professors Stephen Choi and Jill Fisch.

Public Pension Funds as Shareholder Activists: A Comment on Choi and Fisch

by Professor Randall S. Thomas

October 6, 2008

This Response critiques a recent Article on public pension fund shareholder activism by Stephen Choi and Jill Fisch. Choi and Fisch use the results of a survey of forty public pension funds as a basis for an empirical and normative analysis of public pension fund activism. Choi and Fisch’s survey evidence gives us some tantalizing glimpses inside the black box of public pension fund activism. At the end of the day though, we are still left with significant questions. This Response raises some of these questions, critiquing the representativeness of Choi and Fisch’s sample, their interpretation of the survey results on litigation and non-litigation activism, and the “right” place for public pension funds in the spectrum of shareholder activists.

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 4 (May 2008)

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 4 (May 2008)

ARTICLES

Scott D. Gerber, The Court, the Constitution, and the History of Ideas, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1067 (2008).

James R. Repetti, Democracy and Opportunity: A New Paradigm in Tax Equity, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1129 (2008).

Peter B. Rutledge, Arbitration and Article III, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1189 (2008).

NOTES

Gabriel Jacob Fleet, What’s in a Song? Copyright’s Unfair Treatment of Record Producers and Side Musicians, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1235 (2008).

Linda Katherine Leibfarth, Giving the Terminally Ill Their Due (Process): A Case for Expanded Access to Experimental Drugs Through the Political Process, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1281 (2008).

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 3 (April 2008)

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 3 (April 2008)

ARTICLES

Michael J. Gerhardt, Non-Judicial Precedent, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 713 (2008).

Clare Huntington, The Constitutional Dimension of Immigration Federalism, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 787 (2008).

Noah D. Zatz, Working at the Boundaries of Markets: Prison Labor and the Economic Dimension of Employment Relationships, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 857 (2008).

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Christyne E. Ferris, The Search for Due Process in Civil Commitment Hearings: How Procedural Realities Have Altered Substantive Standards, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 959 (2008).

Russell Fraker, Reformulating Outrage: A Critical Analysis of the Problematic Tort of IIED, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 983 (2008).

Nicholas Nugent, Toward a RFRA That Works, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1027 (2008).

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 2 (March 2008)

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 2 (March 2008)

ARTICLES

Randall S. Thomas, The Evolving Role of Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance and Corporate Litigation, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 299 (2008).

Stephen J. Choi & Jill E. Fisch, On Beyond CalPERS: Survey Evidence on the Developing Role of Public Pension Funds in Corporate Governance, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 315 (2008).

James D. Cox, Randall S. Thomas, Lynn Bai, There Are Plaintiffs and . . . There are Plaintiffs: An Empirical Analysis of Securities Class Action Settlements, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 355 (2008).

Kenneth B. Davis, Jr., The Forgotten Derivative Suit, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 387 (2008).

Jesse M. Fried, Hands-Off Options, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 453 (2008).

Jeffrey N. Gordon, Proxy Contests in an Era of Increasing Shareholder Power: Forget Issuer Proxy Access and Focus on E-Proxy, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 475 (2008).

Lyman Johnson, A Fresh Look at Director “Independence”: Mutual Fund Fee Litigation and Gartenberg at Twenty-Five, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 497 (2008).

Elliot J. Weiss, The Lead Plaintiff Provisions of the PSLRA After a Decade, or “Look What’s Happened to My Baby”, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 543 (2008).

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Leah Bressack, Small Claim Mass Fraud Actions: A Proposal for Aggregate Litigation Under RICO, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 579 (2008).

Sybil Louise Dunlop, Are an Empty Head and a Pure Heart Enough? Mens Rea Standards for Judge-Imposed Rule 11 Sanctions and Their Effects on Attorney Action, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 615 (2008).

Elizabeth C. Minogue, Increasing the Effectiveness of the Security Council’s Chapter VII Authority in the Current Situations Before the International Criminal Court, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 647 (2008).

Uta Oberdörster, Why Ratify? Lessons from Treaty Ratification Campaigns, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 681 (2008).

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 1 (January 2008)

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 61, Number 1 (January 2008)

ARTICLES

Tracey E. George & Albert H. Yoon, Chief Judges: The Limits of Attitudinal Theory and Possible Paradox of Managerial Judging, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1 (2008).

Alex Stein, Constitutional Evidence Law, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 65 (2008).

Katrina Miriam Wyman, Is There a Moral Justification for Redressing Historical Injustices?, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 127 (2008).

ESSAY

Michael J. Saks & Jonathan J. Koehler, The Individualization Fallacy in Forensic Science Evidence, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 199 (2008).

NOTES

James Aaron George, Offender Profiling and Expert Testimony: Scientifically Valid or Glorified Results?, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2008).

Christopher D. Tomlinson, Changing the Rules of Establishment Clause Litigation: An Alternative to the Public Expression of Religion Act, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 261 (2008).

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 60, Number 6 (November 2007)

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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 60, Number 6 (November 2007)

ARTICLES

Paul H. Robinson, Robert Kurzban and Owen D. Jones, The Origins of Shared Intuitions of Justice, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 1633 (2007).

Richard Delgado, Rodrigo’s Corrido: Race, Postcolonial Theory, and U.S. Civil Rights, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 1691 (2007).

Jason M. Solomon, Judging Plaintiffs, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 1749 (2007).

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Anna Byrne, Special Project: Immigration

Anna Byrne, What is Extreme Cruelty? Judicial Review of Deportation Cancellation Decisions for Victims of Domestic Abuse, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 1815 (2007).

Andrew David Kennedy, Expedited Injustice: The Problems Regarding the Current Law of Expedited Removal of Aggravated Felons, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 1847 (2007).

Nicole Lerescu, Barring Too Much: An Argument in Favor of Interpreting the Immigration and Nationality Act Section 101(a)(42) to Include a Duress Exception, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 1875 (2007).