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Deborah J. Anthony

property on his death, but no share of the land, and that later laws which gave her rights to land were only for her lifetime. However, evidence suggests that the wife actually had rights to a share of both personal and real property, and the right was absolute rather than for her life only; this indicates that her property rights within marriage were considerably more expansive than Blackstone presumed. Blackstone had borrowed much of this work from Sir Martin Wright, who had borrowed it from Nathaniel Bacon, who had himself relied on a mistranslation; he then used this

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Bruce G. Peabody

pattern with his next nominee to the nation’s highest court. Thus, he hailed both retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy (as a public servant associated with “incredible passion and devotion…[and a] lifetime of distinguished service”), The White House, Remarks by President Trump Announcing Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as the Nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States , Jul. 9, 2018, and

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Brian Christopher Jones and Austin Sarat

jurisprudence, and which ultimately led to two judicial appointments under Reagan: one to the U.S. Court of Appeals (D.C. Circuit) in 1982, and the other to the Supreme Court in 1986. Scalia’s ascension to the Court, like so many other SCOTUS justices, was a reward for political service. But would Scalia fulfill his judicial “mandate” as a Reagan nominee, or would he feel unshackled by his lifetime appointment to the nation’s highest court? The idea of judicial mandates arises from the fact that in the U.S. federal judicial appointment stems from a political process

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Ewan McGaughey

, supra note 2. In any case, ownership of property had already ceased to be truly ‘private’ (in Marx’s definition of ‘capitalism’) in Marx’s own lifetime. See Karl Marx, Capital vol. III, ch. 27 (1883). “In the stock companies the function is separated from the ownership of capital, and labor, of course, is entirely separated from the ownership of means of production and of surplus-labor. This result of the highest development of capitalist production is a necessary transition to the reconversion of capital into the property of the producers, no longer as the

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Ian Loveland

and personal choices a person may make in a lifetime, choices central to personal dignity and autonomy, are central to the liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life. Beliefs about these matters could not define the attributes of personhood were they formed under compulsion of the State. 505 U.S. 833, 851 (1992). Justice O’Connor, while concurring in the result, based her judgment on the Equal Protection Clause because

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Peter H. Huang

attempts. Perfectionistic strivings’ association with suicide ideation also draws into question the notion that such strivings are healthy, adaptive, or advisable.” Id . A basic economic model of suicide assumes that a rational individual chooses to commit suicide when the net present discounted value of that person’s remaining expected lifetime happiness becomes negative or less than some benchmark level. Daniel S. Hamermesh & Neal M. Soss, An Economic Theory of Suicide , 82 J. Pol. Econ. 83 (1974). A financial economic model of suicide adds the real option value

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Joseph D’Agostino

rearing, and education…. These matters, involving the most intimate and personal choices a person may make in a lifetime, choices central to personal dignity and autonomy, are central to the liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life. Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833, 851 (1992). This airy edict thinly disguised as constitutional law does little to indicate what actions the Supreme Court would

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Bruce M. Owen

or wealth in order to exclude members of the elite, the restriction on lifetime income makes it very costly for those with high private sector incomes from wealth or employment to serve. A new Member shall be selected by lot from among qualified applicants within 45 days of a vacancy, for a term to begin no later than 90 days after selection. Members shall serve a term of 15 years. The composition of the Council, method of selection, and number of Members are each critical to issues of political independence, public trust, and competence. Having Members elected

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Robert G. Natelson

lifetime. B American Colonial Operations and Ben Franklin The 1711 statute created a central post office in New York City to govern operations in North America. Id . § 4 (1711). By 1764, Britain had acquired Canada and Florida, and in that year the North American territories were split into the districts referred to earlier. R ICH , supra note 1, at 39. Two deputies were assigned to the northern district and one to the southern; their respective headquarters were New York and Charleston. Smith , supra note 1, at 272-73. In Virginia there was resistance to

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I. A. Bako, M. A. Jamda, O. Audu and M. O. Araoye


The study was aimed at determining the HIV risk perception and sexual behaviour among commercial motorcyclists in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. The study design was cross sectional study among 344 consenting, registered commercial motorcyclists, aged 18 years and above working in Makurdi, Benue State capital. A multistage sampling technique was used to select the respondents from a total of 5000 motorcyclists spread across 45 stations within Makurdi. Data was collected in September 2014 using structured interviewer administered questionnaire. Analysis was done with SPSS version 20.0. The mean age was 28.18 (± 7.94) years. Approximately 93% of the participants reported ever having sex. The average lifetime number of sexual partners was 8.9 (± 20.26) while 48.0% reported having had more than one sexual partner in the previous one year. A two third of the respondents (66.7%) reported use of condom during their last sex with a non-regular partner. Slightly less than a quarter (24.1%) of the respondents have paid to have sex in the previous one year. However only 29.6% perceived themselves as been at moderate or high risk of contracting HIV. There was significant association between risk perception and use of condom during last sex with any partner {OR-2.687 (95% CI= 1.337 - 5.400) p=0.005}. There is low personal risk perception despite high proportion of risky sexual behaviours among the respondents. HIV prevention interventions among commercial motorcyclists need to be more tailored and with the objective of building assertive skills in addition to imparting knowledge.