Announcing Minnesota Law Review Headnotes


The Minnesota Law Review is proud to announce the launch of our new online companion journal, Minnesota Law Review Headnotes. Headnotes will serve as the online archive of the Law Review‘s print articles, available in PDF format, but it will also feature original, online-only Response articles in which prominent academics respond to the articles the Law Review publishes.

In our inaugural round of Headnotes Responses:

Orin Kerr (George Washington University Law School) responds to Jack Balkin‘s Lecture, The Constitution in the National Surveillance State. In The National Surveillance State: A Response to Balkin, Kerr agrees with Balkin’s premise that the development of surveillance and data-gathering technology presents problems for the law, but argues against Balkin’s conclusion that these new technological developments require a fundamental shift in governance.

Lisa Blomgren Bingham and David S. Good (Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs) respond to Michael LeRoy‘s article, Do Courts Create Moral Hazard? When Judges Nullify Employer Liability in Arbitrations. In A Better Solution to Moral Hazard in Employment Arbitration: It Is Time to Ban Predispute Binding Arbitration Clauses, Bingham and Good take a second look at LeRoy’s statistics and probe some of his empirical conclusions.  They then suggest an entirely different policy prescription to solve the arbitration problem: banning binding predispute arbitration agreements in employment altogether.

Alexandra B. Klass (University of Minnesota Law School) responds to Sara Bronin‘s article, The Quiet Revolution Revived: Sustainable Design, Land Use Regulation, and the States. In Climate Change and Reassessing the “Right” Level of Government, Klass further explores and amplifies the federalism issues that Bronin introduced in her article. Klass ultimately advocates applying the “cooperative federalism” approach used in other areas of environmental law to the problems of local regulation of green building.

In addition to its original online content, Headnotes also features an archive of the Law Review‘s print issues. Currently, the past four years of articles (Volumes 90-93) are available online, with greater coverage to come over the next few months. In the next few weeks, we will also be updating our Table of Contents entries here on Concurring Opinions to reflect our most recent articles, now available online.

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