Monday, March 17, 2008
Spring 2008 issue of Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law is now available.
The main symposium says it all: "Toward a Just and Rational Body of Substantive Criminal Law: A Symposium in Honor of Sanford H. Kadish." Sandy Kadish is probably the twentieth century's foremost and most influential American substantive criminal law scholar. His casebook itself is a classic, which influenced countless thousands of future lawyers, judges, law professors (and subsequent casebooks).
NYU professor and casebook co-author Stephen Schulhofer served as Guest Editor of the Kadish symposium. Besides Professor Schulhofer's Introduction, the symposium includes articles by:
- Larry Alexander & Kim Ferzan ("Culpable Acts of Risk Creation");
- Andrew Ashworth ("Conceptions of Overcriminalization");
- Joshua Dressler ("Reforming Complicity Law: Trivial Assistance as a Lesser Offense?");
- Kim Ferzan ("Self-Defense and the State");
- Claire Finkelstein & Leo Katz ("Contrived Defenses and Deterrent Threats: Two Facets of One Problem");
- Stephen Morse ("Thoroughly Modern: Sir James Fitzjames Stephen on Criminal Responsibility"); and
- Peter Westen ("Impossibility Attempts: A Speculative Thesis").
The issue has much more:
1. The Justice Harry A. Blackmun Lecture by Professor David Sklansky: "Is the Exclusionary Rule Obsolete?"
2. The Walter C. Reckless Memorial Lecture: John Hagan & Wenona Raymond-Richmond, "The Disturbing Case of the British Advertising Standards Authority, the New York Times, and the State Department's Low Estimate of the Death Toll in Darfur."
3. Three Commentaries: Stanley Goldman on "In Defense of the Damned"; Ethan Lieb's "A Comparison of Criminal Jury Decision Rules in Democratic Countries"; and Sandra Guerra Thompson, "Immigration Law and Long Term Residents: A Missing Chapter in American Criminal Law."
4. A review by Bruce Smith of Andy Taslitz's book, Reconstructing the Fourth Amendment: A History of Search and Seizure, 1789-1868 (NYU Press 2006).
5. A one-time reprint of the inaugural articles from our new online "journal": OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field,. The essays:
- Judge Richard Kopf ("The Top Ten Things I Learned from Apprendi, Blakely, Booker, Rita, Kimbrough, and Gall");
- Judge Gerard Lynch ("Letting Guidelines Be Guidelines (and Judges Be Judges)");
- Judge Lynne Adelman & Jon Deitrich ("Gall, Kimbrough and Crack Retroactivity: Positive but Incomplete Steps in the Evolution of Federal Sentencing"); and
- Judge Nancy Gertner ("Gall, Kimbrough, and Me").