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July | August 2004
War's Conventions
Lincoln Caplan

Letters

SCENES
Crash Course
By Jascha Hoffman
The science of reconstructing car accidents.

Rundown Jury
By Noel C. Paul
Twelve not-so-angry Russians.

On Your Marks. Set. Go Home!
By Dana Mulhauser
Kenyan runners on Qatar's Olympic team.

World's Richest Bailiff
By Brendan I. Koerner
The silent star of Judge Judy's courtroom.

THE PRUDENT JURIST
By William H. Simon
Can a lawyer hire a former jury member as an adviser after a mistrial?

TERMS OF ART
Playing Police
By Katherine Marsh
Every state in the union recognizes the right of citizens to make arrests. If only we recognized the proper situation in which to exercise it.

ARGUMENT
Sell Outs
By Doug Pappas
Major League Baseball should tell its teams to stop scalping their own tickets.

$topp^ng $p@m!!
By Paul Jamieson
The private sector needs to regulate spam because the government can't.

FEATURES
Want Your Kid to Disappear?
By Nadya Labi
For $1,800, former Atlanta police officer Rick Strawn will make that problem child someone else's problem. He even makes house calls.

Should American Courts Cite Foreign Laws?
Richard Posner argues that the Supreme Court should not treat any foreign or international court ruling as a precedent.

Vicki Jackson argues that the court has been informed by international and foreign law in the past. It should do so in the future.

A Fork in the River
By Bruce Barcott
Colorado can pour its scarce water into river courses that are good for fish and paddlers or slake the thirst of its growing cities. It can't do both.


REVIEWS
culture
The Moral of the Story
Thane Rosenbaum argues that the law should rededicate itself to the pursuit of moral justice.
By Patrick Keefe

practice
Spot On?
Lawyers are spending more money than ever to advertise on TV. Are they getting their money's worth?
By Adam Hanft

academy
Elsewhere
The LSAT's need for speed, the problem of false confessions, and other ideas from the nation's law reviews.

STORIES
Crème de la Crème
How a few dozen immigrant students at an elite French college created a crise constitutionnelle.
By Sasha Polakow-Suransky

Blitzkrieg
The Department of Justice is still storming the country looking for geriatric ex-Nazis.
By Margot Sanger-Katz

EXHIBIT
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