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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Submissions from 2009

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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

Submissions from 2007

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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

Submissions from 2006

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Eliding in New York, Monte Neil Stewart