The Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy regularly publishes an online edition — the “Sidebar” — with timely comments on topical trends and current subjects of constitutional law and public policy. The Sidebar provides a forum for students, professors, practitioners, judges, and policy-makers to discuss trends in the law via brief essays, notes, and commentaries that can be quickly published.

On the Record… articles were issued as a component of the “Sidebar” from 2006 to 2009.

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Supreme Court Commentaries

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Kansas V. Nebraska & Colorado: Keeping Equity Afloat in the Republican River Dispute, Charles Punia

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Reworking the Unworkable: Halliburton II and the Court's Reexamination of Fraud on the Market, Mariana Estévez

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What's Money Got to Do With It: Robers v. United States and Collateral under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996, Tori M. Bennette

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Bond v. United States. Deciphering Missouri v. Holland and the Scope of Congress's Powers when Implementing a Non-Self-Executing Treaty, Stephanie Peral

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A Tradition of Sovereignty: Examining Tribal Sovereign Immunity in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Michigan, Meredith L. Jewitt

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Up in the Air: Lawson v. FMR LLC & the Scope of Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection, Ryan McCarthy

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In Connection With What?: Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice and the Applicability of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act, John W. Messick

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A Bridge Too Far: The Limits of the Political Process Doctrine in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Christopher E. D'Alessio

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Proskauer Rose LLP v. Troice: Deciphering the Proper Scope of SLUSA, Sriram Giridharan

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Kaley v. United States: The Right to Counsel of Choice Caught in the Wide Net of Asset Forfeiture, Adam J. Fine

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Medtronic v. Boston Scientific: Allocating the Burden of Proof in Declaratory Judgment Actions for Patent Non-Infringement, Brianna Strange

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At Home in the Outer Limits: DaimlerChrysler v. Bauman and the Bounds of General Personal Jurisdiction, Todd W. Noelle

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Atlantic Marine v. J-Crew: The Future of Forum-Selection Clauses in Federal Courts, Sarah Sheridan

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The Voting Rights Act's Fight to Stay Rational: Shelby County v. Holder, Sudeep Paul

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Maryland v. King: The Fourth Amendment Spirals Down the Double Helix, Sitara V. Witanachchi

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Hollingsworth v. Perry: Expressive Harm and the Stakes of "Marriage", Corinne Blalock

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Patent Exhaustion and the Federal Circuit’s Deviant Conditional Sale Doctrine: Bowman v. Monsanto, Adam Garmezy

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McBurney v. Young: Testing the Limits of Citizens-Only Freedom of Information Laws, Patrick Jamieson

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Materiality Immaterial? Revisiting Standards for Securities Fraud Class Certification in Amgen v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, Nancy My Nguyen

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In All Fairness: US Airways v. McCutchen and the Use of Equitable Defenses in ERISA Reimbursement Claims, Ravi Patel

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Determining Rights to Resell: Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Sandra Yoo

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The Prying Nose: Florida v. Jardines and Warrantless Dog-Sniff Tests on Private Property, Ali Mirsaidi

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Clapper v. Amnesty International: Who Has Standing to Challenge Government Surveillance?, Elisa Sielski

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Evans v. Michigan: The Impact of Judicial Error on Double Jeopardy Protection, Zi-Xiang Shen

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Take the Money and Run: Detainment Incident to a Search Warrant in Bailey v. United States, Alexander Hall

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Affirmative Action on Life Support: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin and the End of Not-So-Strict Scrutiny, Jonathan W. Rash

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Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum: Delineating the Bounds of the Alien Tort Statute, Tara McGrath

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Crying Mercy: Life without Parole for Fourteen-Year-Old Offenders in Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs, Kathryn McEvilly

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Knox v. Service Employees International Union: Balancing the First Amendment with Fairness under Union-Shop Agreements, Donata Marcantonio

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Indecent Exposure: FCC v. Fox and the End of an Era, David Houska

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Discovering Concealment: Defining the Limits of Equitable Tolling in Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act, Boris Rappoport

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The Threat of “Clair Motions”: Martel v. Clair and the Standard for Substitution of Counsel In Federal Habeas Petitions, Lee Czocher

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Williams v. Illinois: Another Look at Expert Testimony and the Confrontation Clause, Libby Greismann

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Warrantless GPS in United States v. Jones: Is 2011 the New 1984?, Edward Boehme

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Minneci v. Pollard and the Uphill Climb to Bivens Relief, Elliot J. Weingarten

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Pleading for a Bargain: The Upcoming Debate over Competing Standards of Prejudice in Missouri v. Frye, Ian Hampton

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Forbidden Territory or Well-Defined Boundaries? M.B.Z. v. Clinton and the Overzealous Application of the Political Question Doctrine, Andrew Hand

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Crying Wolfish: The Upcoming Challenge to Blanket Strip-Search Policies in Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, Aaron Johnson

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Golan v. Holder: Congressional Power under the Copyright Clause and the First Amendment, Claire Fong

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It’s My Church and I Can Retaliate If I Want To: Hosanna-Tabor and the Future of the Ministerial Exception, Brad Turner

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Bullcoming v. New Mexico: Revisiting Analyst Testimony After Melendez-Diaz, Alex Herskowitz

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The Significance Of It All: Corporate Disclosure Obligations In Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. v. Siracusano, Siobhan Innes-Gawn

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A Deal is a Deal in the West, Or is it? Montana v. Wyoming and the Yellowstone River Compact, Shiran Zohar

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A Father’s Presence: Flores-Villar v. United States and Equal Protection, Jeffrey Hochstetler

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Lacking Swiss Precision: The First-Sale Doctrine in Costco v. Omega, Justin Yedor

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association, Beatrice M. Hahn

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Bruesewitz v. Wyeth: The “Unavoidable” Vaccine Problem, Sara Wexler

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Staub v. Proctor Hospital: Cleaning Up the Cat’s Paw, Hannah Banks

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Harrington v. Richter: AEDPA Deference and the Right to Effective Counsel, Kara Duffle

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Snyder v. Phelps: First Amendment Boundaries on Speech-Based Tort Claims, Michael Villeggiante

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Michigan v. Bryant: Defining the “Testimonial Statement”, Hsien-Ying Shine Chen

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The Constitutional Right To Informational Privacy: NASA v. Nelson, Russell T. Gorkin

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Laying Privileges or Immunities to Rest: McDonald v. City of Chicago, B. Aubrey Smith

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American Needle, Inc. v. NFL: Professional Sports Leagues and “Single-Entity” Antitrust Exemption, M. Scott LeBlanc

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Lewis v. City of Chicago: Title VII’s Limitations Period for Disparate Impact Charges, Kelsey Van Wart

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United States v. Comstock: Justifying the Civil Commitment of Sexually Dangerous Offenders, Halerie Mahan

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Briscoe v. Virginia: Reexamining the Scope of Melendez-Diaz, Caroline Mix

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Padilla v. Kentucky: Immigration Consequences Due to the Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, Evangeline Pittman

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A Potent Federal Prosecutorial Tool: Weyhrauch v. United States, James T. Van Strander

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The Lodestar Ranger: Calculating Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Perdue v. Kenny A., Rebecca Friedman

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Jones v. Harris Associates: Shareholder Requirements for Proving a Mutual Fund Adviser’s Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Matthew Rinegar

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Death Behind Bars: Examining Juvenile Life Without Parole in Sullivan v. Florida and Graham v. Florida, Lauren Fine

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The Demise of the Voting Rights Act?: A Preview of Northwest Austin Municipal District Number One v. Holder, Christopher F. Moriarty

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The Search for Meaning in Republic of Iraq v. Beaty, Jennifer Price

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Preview of Forest Grove School District v. T.A., E. Chaney Hall

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Ricci v. Destefano: “Fanning the Flames” of Reverse Discrimination in Civil Service Selection, Lauren Klein

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Safford Unified School District No. 1 v. Redding: Balancing Students’ Rights Against the Governments Interest in Protecting the Educational Process, Chris Suedekum

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Ashcroft v. Iqbal: The Question of a Heightened Standard of Pleading in Qualified Immunity Cases, Michelle Spiegel

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United States v. Chambers: Noncustodial Escapes Do Not Always Constitute a Violent Crime for Purposes of the Armed Career Criminal Act, Jin Woo Oh

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Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc.: Determining the Evidentiary Requirements for Bringing a Non-Title VII Mixed-Motive Case, Matthew Brod

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Hillary: The Movie, Corporate Free Speech or Campaign Finance Corruption?, Aaron Harmon

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Caperton v. Massey: The Due Process Implications of Contributions to Judicial Campaigns, Wade Kolb III

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Snyder v. Louisiana: Demand for Judicial Scrutiny of the Use of Peremptory Challenges, Jennifer Ross

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Secondary Liability, Scheme Liability, and the Reliance Factor: The Supreme Court’s Ruling in Stoneridge Investment Partners, LLC v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., Meredith French

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Montejo v. Louisiana: Affirmative Requests and the Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel, Jacob E. Warren

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Abdul-Kabir v. Quarterman/Brewer v. Quarterman: A Court Divided Over What Constitutes “Clearly Established Federal Law”, Jarod R. Stewart

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Boumediene v. Bush: Another Chapter in the Court’s Jurisprudence on Civil Liberties at Guantanamo Bay, Amanda McRae

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Wyeth v. Levine: Examining the Doctrine of Implied Preemption in State-Law Tort Claims, Allison Kostecka

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Harbison v. Bell, Sarah Rutledge

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The Problems of Self-Execution: Medellin v. Texas, Taryn Marks

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Louisiana v. Kennedy, Caroline Stevenson

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Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts: Laboratory Testing and the Confrontation Clause, David Mansfield

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Arizona v. Johnson: Determining When a Terry Stop Becomes Consensual, Ryan Thompson

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Pacific Bell v. linkLine: Price Squeezing and the Limits of Judicial Administrability, Sandeep Vaheesan

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Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School Committee: Enforcement of Constitutional Rights, Sarah Branstetter

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Davis v. FEC: The First Amendment Rights of a Wealthy Candidate, Jeremy Earl

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Panetti v. Quarterman: Raising the Bar Against Executing the Incompetent, D. G. Maxted

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Explaining Change and Rethinking Dirty Words: FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., Tobias Coleman

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Pleasant Grove City v. Summum: Identifying Government Speech & Classifying Speech Forums, Aaron Harmon

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KSR v. Teleflex: How “Obviousness” Has Changed, Daniel Becker

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Whorton v. Bockting and the Watershed Exception of Teague v. Lane, Tadhg Dooley

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United Haulers Ass’n v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Mgmt. Auth., Joshua J. Faber

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Scott v. Harris, Uchenna Evans

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Safeco Ins. Co. of America v. Burr: Defining Notification Requirements and Willfulness under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Travis S. Souza

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Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. v. Gonzales, Blake Mason

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Philip Morris USA v. Williams: A Confusing Distinction, Sachin Bansal

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Medimmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc.: A Patent Licensee Does Not Need to Terminate or Breach a License Agreement in Order to Challenge its Validity or Enforceability, C. Tyler Ohanian

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Jones V. Bock: New Clarity Under the Prison Litigation Reform Act, Squire Servance

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Cunningham v. California, Christopher P. Raab

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Carey v. Musladin: A Commentary on What is not Prejudicial, Christopher Donadio

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Dura Pharmaceuticals v. Broudo: The Unlikely Tort Of “Securities Fraud”: Dura Pharmaceuticals v. Broudo, Oleg Cross

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Lawrence v. Florida: Applications for Post-Conviction Relief Are, Elizabeth Richardson-Royer

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Burton v. Stewart: Reconsidering What Makes a Supreme Court Decision ‘New’, Michael Goodman

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Lopez v. Gonzales & Toledo-Flores v. United States: State Felony Drug Convictions Not Necessarily Aggravated Felonies Requiring Deportation, Ryan Wagner

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Eminent Domain after Kelo v. City of New London: Compensating for the Supreme Court’s Refusal to Enforce the Fifth Amendment, Scott D. Mikkelsen

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Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. White, Christian J. Brann

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Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Allapattah Services Inc., Blayre Britton

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Merck KGAA v. Integra Lifesciences I, Ltd.: Greater Research Protection for Drug Manufacturers, Samuel Rubin

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Mayle v. Felix, Aleksandra Kopec

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Smith v. City of Jackson: Age Discrimination Act Authorizes Disparate Impact Claims – But Scope is Narrow, William B. Holladay