How to Win the Deference Lottery

Professor Christopher J. Walker

91 Texas L. Rev. See Also 73

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Professor Walker responds to Jud Mathews’s article on analyzing the deference framework in administrative law through a game theory lens.

Context: Family Violence Databases and Registries

Aaron Setliff

90 Texas L. Rev. See Also 193

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The Director of the Texas Council on Family Violence provides context for Joyce Young’s argument that the state should create a domestic-abuse offender registry.

Regulating the Science of Forensic Evidence: A Broken System Requires a New Federal Agency

Jessica D. Gabel & Ashley D. Champion

90 Texas L. Rev. See Also 19

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Professor Gabel and Ms. Champion agree with Mr. Goldstein’s argument that serious validity and reliability problems plague forensic science, but, using the recent Troy Davis case in Georgia as an illustration, they argue for federal rather than state oversight. Gabel and Champion assert that many states lack the funding to construct an adequate system and that the fragmentation caused by different state systems would be a significant impediment to reform. They suggest a federal agency that, like the Environmental Protection Agency, would set minimum standards but allow states to experiment with enhanced regulation.