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Volume 47

Book 1

EIGHTH ANNUAL CRIMINAL LAW SYMPOSIUM: HOMICIDE 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Carol S. Steiker, Justice vs. Mercy in the Law of Homicide: The Contest Between Rule-of-Law Values and Discretionary Leniency from Common Law to Codification to Constitution, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 1 (2014).

PANEL ONE: INTENTIONAL KILLINGS (PROVOCATION, EXTREME EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE, AND SELF-DEFENSE)

Paul H. Robinson, Murder Mitigation in the Fifty-Two American Jurisdictions: A Case Study in Doctrinal Interrelation Analysis, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 19 (2014).

Susan D. Rozelle, Practice Attributional Charity: Cognitive Bias in Intentional Homicide Law, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 41 (2014).

Robert Weisberg, Impulsive Intent/Impassioned Design, 47 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 61 (2014).

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE

Joshua Dressler, Rethinking Criminal Homicide Statutes: Giving Juries More Discretion, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 89 (2014).

PANEL TWO: UNINTENTIONAL KILLINGS (NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE, INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER, DEPRAVED-HEART AND FELONY MURDER)

Russell L. Weaver and Steven I. Friedland, Driving While ‘Intexticated’: Texting, Driving, and Punishment, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 101 (2014).

David Crump, Should We Have Different Views of Felony Murder, Depending on the Governing Statute?, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 113 (2014).

Arnold H. Loewy, Unintentional Killings, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 121 (2014).

Steven R. Morrison, Defending Vicarious Felony Murder, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 129 (2014).

PANEL THREE: THE WISDOM OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT (APART FROM MORALITY OR THE RISK OF CONVICTING THE INNOCENT)

Adam M. Gershowitz, An NTSB for Capital Punishment, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 151 (2014).

Patrick S. Metze, Nothing Changes—It All Remains the Same: Modern Capital Punishment (Human Sacrifice by a Different Name), 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 179 (2014).

Ronald J. Allen, Ignoring Issues of Morality or Convicting the Innocent, Is Capital Punishment a Good Idea or a Bad Idea?, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 199 (2014).

Jordan Steiker, The American Death Penalty from a Consequentialist Perspective, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 211 (2014).

Book 2

Articles

M. Shane McGuire and Brandon E. Beck, Current Problems (and Solutions) in Texas Personal Injury Suits Involving Motorists and Livestock, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 223 (2015).

Todd A. Murray, The Texas Courts’ Ongoing Struggle to Harmonize the Texas Business Organizations Code With the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure in Derivative Shareholder Litigation, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 245 (2015).

Comments

Brittany Greger, Consumer Rights Need a Reboot: The Supreme Court’s Decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. May Have Unintended Consequences for the First Sale Doctrine and Consumers, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 275 (2015).

Matthew M. McKee, Everything’s Bigger (and More Arduous) in Texas: An Analysis of Texas’s Unpredictable Precedent Involving Overhead Costs and Their Relation to a Mineral Well’s Overall Upstream Expense Calculation, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 315 (2015).

Mayra Y. Varela, No Child Left Behind?: Why the Supreme Court Erred in Interpreting the Scope of § 1153(H)(3) of the Child Status Protection Act in Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 367 (2015).

Cassidy L. Woodard, From Cattle Drives to Labeling Legislation: The Implications of Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling on the Beef Industry, 47 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 399 (2015).

Book 3

Fifth Circuit Survey: July 2013–June 2014
Forward

Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart, Forward, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. i (2015).

Survey Articles

Luke J. Gilman and Angeles Garcia, Fifth Circuit Survey – Civil Procedure, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 449 (2015).

David S. Coale, Commercial Litigation, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 473 (2015).

William B. Mateja, Michael Nammar, and Grant Schmidt, Criminal Procedure, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 547 (2015).

Kellie E. Billings-Ray, Megan Maddox Neal, and Mary E. Smith, Environmental Law, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 585 (2015).

William J. Stowe and Michael J. Woodson, Developments in Fifth Circuit Evidence Law: 2013–2014, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 601 (2015).

William D. Elliott, 2015 Federal Taxation, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 619 (2015).

Book 4

Articles

Elizabeth Hill, Growing Texas Wine: A Primer for the Practitioner and a Challenge to the Legislature, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 635 (2015).

Christopher Kulander, 2014 Oil & Gas Case Law Update, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 661 (2015).

Laura Lee Prather and Justice Jane Bland, Bullies Beware: Safeguarding Constitutional Rights Through Anti-SLAAP in Texas, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 725 (2015).

Comments

Jeri Leigh McDowell, Insidious Design or Instrument of Progress: The Multi-Agency Initiative to Choke Off Undesirable Businesses’ Access to the Financial World, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 803 (2015).

Jake Rutherford, Don’t “FRAC” This Up: Denton’s Frac Ban and the Appropriate State Legislative Response, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 843 (2015).

Sara Thornton, The Transportation Monopoly Game: Why Taxicabs Are Losing and Why Texas Should Let Transportation Network Company Tokens Play, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 893 (2015).

Kristen Vander-Plas, You Shall Not Pass!!: How Kia Motors Corp. v. Ruiz Drastically Raised the Bar for the Admission of Other Similar Incidents Evidence for Products Liability Claims in Texas, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 939 (2015).

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