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Vol. 95 Emerging Scholar Award: Request for Submissions

The Denver Law Review is pleased to announce the 2017 Emerging Scholar Award. This exclusive publication opportunity is open to all scholars who (1) have received their J.D. as of March 1, 2017, (2) have not yet accepted a tenure-track teaching position, and (3) have not held a full-time teaching position for more than three years.

The selected recipient will receive an award of $500, and the Denver Law Review will publish the winning entry in Issue 1, Volume 95, scheduled for early 2018.

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2017 Symposium – Justice Reinvestment: The Solution to Mass Incarceration?

Feb. 2 & 3, 2017 - Justice Reinvestment: The Solution to Mass Incarceration? The Denver Law Review presents its annual symposium on whether justice reinvestment initiatives are effective tools to end mass incarceration.

Registration is now open. Pending up to 14 CLEs.


Denver Law Review Announces 2016 Emerging Scholar Award Winner

The Denver Law Review is pleased to announce that it has selected Adam Feldman, a Ph.D. student at the University of Southern California, for the 2016 Emerging Scholar Award.

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DLR Online Proudly Presents a Special Issue, Navigating the Nuance: Pressing Issues in M&A Law and Practice

DLR Online's new special issue, Navigating the Nuance: Pressing Issues in M&A Law and Practice, features eleven student articles covering recent topics in mergers and acquisitions. This is the first collaboration between the Denver Law Review, DLR Online, and Professor Michael R. Siebecker. 
 
Prior special issues from the DLR Online can be found here.

DLR Online Proudly Presents a Special Issue: The Shareholder Proposal Rule and the SEC

DLR Online's new special issue, The Shareholder Proposal Rule and the SEC, features eleven student articles covering Rule 14a-8, the epicenter of the shareholder rights movement. The issue represents the continued collaboration between the Denver Law Review, DLR Online, and Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr. 
 
Explore a thoughtful introduction to the issue by Professor Brown. Prior special issues from the DLR Online can be found here.

DLR Online Proudly Presents a Special Issue 

Taking it to the Next Level: Your Course, Your Program, Your Career

DLR Online's new special issue, Taking it to the Next Level: Your Course, Your Program, Your Career, features three articles by legal writing Professors who share their experiences in the classroom.

 


Vol. 94 Emerging Scholar Award: Request for Submissions

The Denver Law Review is pleased to announce the 2016 Emerging Scholar Award. This exclusive publication opportunity is open to all scholars who (1) have received their J.D. as of March 1, 2016, (2) have not yet accepted a tenure-track teaching position, and (3) have not held a full-time teaching position for more than three years.

The selected recipient will receive an award of $500, and the Denver Law Review will publish the winning entry in Issue 1, Volume 94, scheduled for early 2017.

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We've Changed Our Name!

The Denver University Law Review is now the Denver Law Review, and the DULR Online is now DLR Online.


Volume 93 Staff Announced

The Denver Law Review is excited to announce the Volume 93 Staff. Please join us in congratulating them in this accomplishment and supporting them in continuing the fine tradition of the Denver Law Review. Please click here to view the masthead.

Please click here to view the photo masthead.


Denver Law Review Announces Emerging Scholar Award

The Denver Law Review is pleased to announce that it has selected Kate Sablosky Elengold, Practitioner-in-Residence at American University's Washington College of Law, for the Emerging Scholar Award of Volume 93.

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Monday
Feb132017

The Geography of Cruel and Unusual Punishment

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Jeffrey Wermer

On January 9, 2017, Beth McCann, the newly elected district attorney for the City and County of Denver, announced she would not seek the death penalty against criminal defendants in her jurisdiction, stating: "I don't think that the state should be in the business of killing people." To McCann, life imprisonment without the possibility of parole achieves better punitive, deterrent, and economic results than the death penalty. In addition to not seeking the death penalty in Denver County as a matter of policy, she stated that she would support a statewide repeal of the death penalty either by popular vote or by the Colorado legislature.

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Friday
Feb102017

An Initial Look at House Bill 17-1053—Warrant or Order for Electronic Communications

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Joel L. Hamner

On January 11, 2017, the first regular session of the 71st Colorado General Assembly convened. Among the many bills proposed was House Bill 17-1053, a bill for an act Concerning Orders For Electronic Communications. The bill—currently under consideration by the House Judiciary Committee—sets out to establish a warrant requirement for all government entities seeking electronic communication information from service providers.

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Monday
Feb062017

Bank of Markazi v. Peterson: The Erosion of Separation of Powers

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Alexandra Valls

The separation of powers doctrine results from the three-branch system created by the Constitution. The Constitution bestows upon each branch its own sphere of power and creates a system of "checks and balances" between branches. This doctrine is also derived from historical analysis and the intent of the Framers; the colonies experiences with legislatures performing what is now traditionally recognized as judicial roles "figur[ed] prominently in the Framer's decision to devise a system [which] secur[es] liberty through the division of power." Furthermore, in Marbury v. Madison, Justice Marshall declared Article III of the Constitution establishes an independent judiciary whose "province and duty is . . . to say what the law is."

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Tuesday
Jan312017

Love is All You Need: The Supreme Court Clarifies the Standard for Tipper–Tippee Liability Under Insider Trading

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Tony Arias

Regulation of the securities market resulted from the industry's growing importance in the economy and the corrupt culture of dishonesty that resulted in unfairness. That was in the 1930s but still holds true today; the size of the finance industry is significant, and insider-trading networks are prevalent, grossing nearly $1 billion over the past four years. To curb insider trading, securities law prohibits individuals from making undisclosed trades based on material nonpublic information (MNI). Such individuals may be corporate insiders, owing a fiduciary duty to their shareholders, or outsiders, owing a duty of "trust and confidence" to the source of the information. These individuals can also face liability for disclosing MNI to others who then trade on it, but only if the tipper received a personal benefit.

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Monday
Jan302017

Craft Beer Wars: The Impact of Senate Bill 197 and the Expansion of Colorado Liquor Licenses

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Mark Staines

Colorado is known for many things, including world-class skiing, the Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos, and pioneering marijuana laws. But as any good Coloradan or lucky visitor knows, the state is also home to one of the most vibrant craft beer scenes in the country. Many Colorado residents look forward to enjoying their favorite local brews almost as much as they look forward to the start of ski season, and for years small independently owned liquor stores have been the only place to go in Colorado (with a few exceptions) to purchase craft beers and other alcoholic beverages.

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Thursday
Jan262017

Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District: A “Meaningful” Opportunity to Alleviate the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Students with Disabilities

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Jason Langberg & Sarah Morris

Brandon and Tyler are both sixth grade students with individualized education programs (IEPs) for their serious emotional disabilities. Pursuant to his IEP, Brandon is in a behavioral support class that focuses on social and emotional learning for 60 minutes every day. He also receives psychological services twice a week and his parents receive counseling, twice a month, on how to work with Brandon. A behavioral intervention plan (BIP) that focuses on teaching replacement behaviors and reinforcing positive behaviors is part of Brandon's IEP. Finally, his IEP includes specific, measurable, and attainable behavioral goals. Tyler's IEP, on the other hand, mirrors the boilerplate IEP given to most middle school students with emotional disabilities in the district. It provides for 30 minutes of generic special education twice a month and no related services. Tyler has a BIP, but it focuses on punitive consequences.

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Wednesday
Jan252017

Local Government Regulation of Personal Marijuana Grows

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Rachel Allen

Marijuana home grows have sparked growing concern since the passage of medical and retail marijuana in Colorado.[1] A recent report issued by the Denver division of the Drug Enforcement Agency compared residential marijuana grows to "meth houses" of the 1990s. Every community faces the problem of marijuana grows for personal use regardless of whether a municipality allows medical and/or retail marijuana sales. Common issues caused by marijuana home grows include fire hazards from providing electricity to grow lights, mold from watering plants, and the public safety concern of cultivating the drug in a residential area. Grows must be confined to an "enclosed" space consisting of a "permanent or semi-permanent area covered and surrounded on all sides." The area must also be a locked space "secured at all points of ingress and egress with a locking mechanism designed to limit access."

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Tuesday
Jan242017

Families of Pulse Nightclub Victims Face Off Against Twitter, Facebook, and Google

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Marissa Kazemi

The families of Pulse Nightclub victims are seeking justice in federal court. The families of three people killed during the Pulse massacre in Orlando—Tevin Crosby, Javier Jorge-Reyes, and Juan Ramon Guerro—are suing Twitter, Google, and Facebook, alleging the companies provided "material support" to terrorists by allowing groups like the Islamic State (ISIS) to spread propaganda, raise funds, and recruit new members.

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Thursday
Jan192017

Colorado House Bill 16-1309: Safeguarding the Right to an Attorney in Municipal Court?

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Audrey Johnson

New legislation governing a defendant's right to counsel will soon impact municipal court procedures in Colorado. During the 2016 legislative session, the General Assembly passed a bill requiring the presence of a public defender at each session of jail advisements for individuals in custody. In seeking to limit the number of defendants entering uncounseled pleas, House Bill 16-1309 dictated that municipalities must provide legal representation for defendants at their first court appearances. Most state and county courts already provide access to public defenders for defendants prior to their appearances. In contrast, municipal defendants in Colorado often receive counsel after entering their plea. House Bill 16-1309 looked to alter this trend by compelling additional safeguards for a defendant's right to an attorney in municipal court.

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Thursday
Jan122017

The New "Bright Line" Rule in Condemnation Commission Trials: Regional Transportation District v. 750 W. 48th Ave., LLC

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Jody Harper Alderman

In Colorado, when an entity exercises its eminent domain power, a property owner who owns private property that is being acquired may elect to have a jury or a commission of three freeholders determine the amount of just compensation due to the property owner for the taking of the property. If the property owner elects a commission to determine value, the valuation trial is a hybrid model. A presiding judge supervises the pre-trial process, hears in limine motions, issues commission instructions, and might be involved in evidentiary decisions during the valuation trial. The commission receives the evidence and makes decisions on evidentiary objections during the valuation trial—unless the commission requests the judge to assist in those decisions—and ultimately decides just compensation. The roles and responsibilities of the judge and the commission seem to overlap, but, recently, the Colorado Supreme Court in Regional Transportation District v. 750 West 48th Ave., LLC, promulgated a "bright line rule" defining the authority of the judge vis á vis the commission in condemnation cases. We now know that the trial court judge is the ultimate authority in a valuation trial to a commission.

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