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June 25, 2019

When Congress established the position of the administrative law judge (“ALJ”) via the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) in 1946, it sought to address concerns that persons hearing administrative cases lacked sufficient independence from the agencies that employed them. Indeed, prior to the APA, agencies controlled the compensation and promotion of the very officials tasked with presiding over hearings to which the agencies...

January 17, 2019

97 N.C. L. Rev. Addendum 1 (2019)

Modern medicine can extend the dying process so long that a patient dying of a terminal illness may feel trapped in a tortuously slow, lingering decline. Some patients will want to achieve a swifter, gentler end by ingesting medications prescribed to precipitate a peaceful death. This option is known as aid in dying (“AID”). For a complex array of reasons, the practice of AID did not evolve org...

September 20, 2018

96 N.C. L. Rev. Addendum 20

Today, “[a] 401(k) is expected by employees in mid-to-large sized firms, but it can be fraught with peril for plan sponsors given the fiduciary responsibility and recent spate of lawsuits.” Imagine a private company voluntarily offers employees participation in an employee benefit plan to remain competitive in attracting high-level employees. One method the company uses to fund this plan is to invest...

April 15, 2018

96 N.C. L. Rev. Addendum 1

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 occurred almost seventeen years ago, but their consequences continue to be felt around the world. The United States remains engaged across the globe, particularly in Southwest and Central Asia, in a “war on terrorism.” Whatever consequences are felt at home, the human toll is felt deeply abroad, as exemplified by the litigants of Bin Ali Jaber v. United...

May 3, 2017

95 N.C. L. Rev. Addendum 83 (2017)

While reminiscing about family holiday gatherings, most people probably think of great food and taking countless pictures. I, however, fondly remember trying to avoid everyone and going into a bedroom to play video games so that I did not have to answer incessant questions like “How is school going?” or “How many points did you score in the last game, honey?” While ducking my family in a side...

March 2, 2017

95 NC L Rev Addendum 70 (2017)

Slowly but surely, international trade agreements have disappeared from U.S. courts. This Essay provides a concise historical account of this disappearance-which it calls the "Great Vanishing"-and explains how and why it came to pass. It first describes how the Trade Preferences Act of 1979 banned

private lawsuits to enforce international trade agreements. It then shows how the Uruguay Round Agreem...

December 4, 2016

95 NC L Rev Addendum 48 (2016)

In Volume 94 of the North Carolina Law Review, Jason Mazzone and Carl Emery Woock proposed a new explanation for the Supreme Court's decisions in United States v. Lopez and United States v. Morrison: the Court was attempting to protect lower federal courts for the important tasks that the Constitution contemplates for them in light of an increasingly aggressive Congress ("Mazzone-Woock hypothesis"...

December 2, 2016

95 NC L Rev Addendum 29 (2016)

The notion of a driverless car transcends generations, ever since the American people became fascinated with the idea during a time when optimism was at a premium. The 1939 New York World's Fair featured an exhibit named "The World of Tomorrow" to which millions came to see a glimpse into the future. One particular exhibit by General Motors displayed "abundant sunshine, fresh air [and] fine green...

December 2, 2016

95 N.C. L. Rev. Addendum 1 (2016)

In 2015, for the first time in state history, the Supreme Court of North Carolina determined that nonpublic schools could qualify as constitutionally eligible recipients of public taxpayer dollars. In Hart v. State, the Supreme Court of North Carolina held that the expenditure in question, the Opportunity Scholarship Program (the "Program"), met the standards required for designation as for a p...

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The North Carolina Law Review’s online supplement, Addendum, is a forum for legal academics, practitioners, judges, and students to publish cutting-edge scholarship. Each article published in Addendum undergoes a rigorous editing process, but because the editing process is not restricted by print-publication timelines, articles can be published faster than pieces released in the Review’s print edition.

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