Comment

A Prosecutorial Solution to the Criminalization of Homelessness

Comment

More than one-third of the 580,000 homeless people in the United States are unsheltered. This population includes those who sleep on the street, in cars, in abandoned buildings, and in other places not intended for human housing. Some unsheltered homeless individuals choose to forego sleeping in a shelter, perhaps out of concern for their safety or because their work prevents them from abiding by a shelter’s curfew. Others, meanwhile, are forced to sleep in public spaces because of insufficient shelter capacity.

Read More

Beyond Elections: Abolitionist Lessons for the Law of Democracy

Comment

The prison abolition movement, building on a long history of abolition in the United States, is articulating a vision of democracy that...

Read More

Coercion, Criminalization, and Child ‘Protection’: Homeless Individuals’ Reproductive Lives

Comment

The U.S. Supreme Court has long recognized the constitutional importance of reproductive autonomy. However, for the unhoused the guarantees...

Read More

Is Sunlight the Best Disinfectant? Reassessing BEPS Action 5’s Tax Ruling Transparency

Comment

The OECD’s BEPS Project was a major attempt to harmonize tax principles across jurisdictions and prevent tax-motivated artificial profit shifting. One portion of the BEPS Project is Action 5’s tax ruling transparency framework. High-profile instances of tax avoidance, such as LuxLeaks and the Apple/Ireland state aid case, have only elucidated the extent to which tax authorities can use rulings to facilitate tax avoidance. However, it should not be expected that Action 5’s tax ruling transparency will materially curb the use of rulings to aid tax avoidance.

Read More

T-Tip Negotiations Round Two: An Opportunity to Redirect the Trajectory of International Investment Law

Comment

Over 2,500 international investment agreements govern trillions of dollars in foreign direct investment that crisscrosses the globe....

Read More

The Right to Petition as Access and Information

Comment

Our lobbying industry is widely criticized as a pay-for-play system that prioritizes powerful interests at the expense of the common good....

Read More