Reforming the Law of Rape

In this Article, I undertake two distinct tasks. First, I want to discuss what the laws against sexual assault ideally should look like. But second, I also want to discuss rape law from the perspective of someone who has spent the past four years in the messy and frustrating work of legislative compromise, trying to design law reform that can be both progressive and enactable.

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Federal Indian Law: Taking Account of the Lessons of History

It’s highly appropriate for The American Law Institute to take on federal Indian law; it is fundamental to who we are as a nation. The history of federal Indian law reflects the country coming to grips with its colonization of indigenous peoples. The process has gone on now for a long time, obviously, and in the early stages, the state of the law was dismal from a human rights standpoint.

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ALI and ULC Continue Work on Revisions to UCC Articles 1, 3, and 9

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Since the national mortgage crisis began, there has been substantial interest in creating a more efficient system for tracking residential mortgage notes. A more efficient and effective system would serve the interests of both obligors and lenders. One of the difficulties that courts, and others, had in dealing with the mortgage crisis was understanding the relationship between a mortgage and the underlying note. This became especially important in situations of default when it was necessary to identify the holder with rights to enforce the mortgage.

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