Volume 108

State Abortion Bans: Pregnancy as a New Form of Coverture

In June, when the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization holding that there was no constitutional right to an abortion, the Court was hasty to disavow any likely political consequences. “We do not pretend …

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Volume 108

The Small and Diversifying Network of Legal Scholars: A Study of Co-Authorship from 1980–2020

This Essay reports the first comprehensive network analysis of legal scholars connected through co-authorship. If legal scholarship was ever a solitary activity, it certainly is not any longer. Co-authorship has become increasingly common over time, …

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Volume 108 / Issue 8

Life or Death: Employing State Constitutional Principles of Proportionality to Combat the Extreme Sentencing of Emerging Adults

The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly held that, when facing criminal punishment, juvenile offenders must be treated differently from adults. Because those under the age of eighteen lack maturity, have heightened vulnerability to external influence, …

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Volume 108 / Issue 8

White Injury and Innocence: On the Legal Future of Antiracism Education

In the wake of the “racial reckoning” of 2020, antiracism education attracted intense attention and prompted renewed educator commitments to teach more explicitly about the function, operation, and harm of racism in the United States. The increased …

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Volume 108 / Issue 8

Defining “Substantial Burdens” on Religion and Other Liberties

The U.S. Supreme Court seems poised to restore free exercise exemptions from neutral laws that burden religion. But pivotal Justices have asked how to narrow religious exemptions. This Article proposes answers with wide-ranging implications for the …

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ONLINE EDITION

State Abortion Bans: Pregnancy as a New Form of Coverture

In June, when the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization holding that there was no constitutional right to an abortion, the Court was hasty to disavow any likely political consequences. “We do not pretend …

By Caren Myers Morrison
108 Va. L. Rev. Online 381

The Small and Diversifying Network of Legal Scholars: A Study of Co-Authorship from 1980–2020

This Essay reports the first comprehensive network analysis of legal scholars connected through co-authorship. If legal scholarship was ever a solitary activity, it certainly is not any longer. Co-authorship has become increasingly common over time, …

By Andrew T. Hayashi
108 Va. L. Rev. Online 343

A Silver Lining to Russia’s Sanctions-Busting Clause?

In 2018, Russia began inserting an unusual clause into euro and dollar sovereign bonds, seemingly designed to circumvent future Western sanctions. The clause worked by letting the government pay in roubles if sanctions cut off access to dollar and …

By Michael Bradley, Irving de Lira Salvatierra, W. Mark C. Weidemaier & Mitu Gulati
108 Va. L. Rev. Online 326
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