PHILADELPHIA – At this week’s 96th Annual Meeting, The American Law Institute’s membership elected four new members to its Council, which determines projects and activities to be undertaken by the ALI and approves the work as representing the position of the Institute.
The new Council members are ...Continue Reading
The 2019 Annual Meeting opened this morning with a welcome from ALI President David F. Levi. Nine projects appear on this year’s agenda, each with Sections that may be voted on for approval.
Here are some of the ways you can follow the action over the next ...Continue Reading
In a recent case, the Court of Appeal for California’s Second District praised the Model Penal Code—a “longstanding and prestigious authority that is persuasive”—and relied on the Code’s definition of “assault” in concluding that a motorist could commit assault with a deadly weapon using ...Continue Reading
In The Cult of the Constitution, Mary Anne Franks of the University of Miami School of Law explores “the thin line between constitutional fidelity and constitutional fundamentalism.”
In the book, Professor Franks addresses her concerns with “Constitutional fundamentalism” and the issues that arise when interpreting the Constitution in ...Continue Reading
On June 26 HBO will be premiering a documentary about the life and work of Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (“EJI”). Described as “an intimate portrait of this remarkable man, True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality follows his struggle to ...Continue Reading