Government Law

The Cultural Politics of Dan Quayle and Mike Pence

STEVE SANDERS, Associate Professor, Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law. The Gallup polling organization classifies Indiana as a “pink” state, rather than a “red” state, meaning it leans Republican but is not solidly in the GOP column. After all, in recent years Indiana has sent Democrats like Evan Bayh and Joe Donnelly to the United […]

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Location, Location, Location: How The ACCA’s Categorical Approach Produces Vast Sentencing Discrepancies, and Why The Sentencing Guidelines Should Replace It

HALEY E. ROACH- J.D., May 2019, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; B.A., May 2016, University of Dayton—Dayton, Ohio. John has lived his entire life in Gary, Indiana. He joined a gang when he was fourteen and has been in and out of the correctional system ever since. At nineteen, he and two other […]

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A Bipartisan Policy for Democracy Why Automatic Voter Registration is Right for Indiana

ELIZABETH M. HYDE- J.D., 2019, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; B.A. 2011, Hanover College – Hanover, Indiana. “When you’re automatically registered to vote, that makes your life easier.” This remark came on the floor of the West Virginia Senate shortly before the Senate voted to pass an automatic voter registration bill. The speaker? […]

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Public Business is the Public’s Business: Koch’s Implications for Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act

COURTNEY ABSHIRE- J.D., 2019, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; MPA 2016, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis – Indianapolis, Indiana; B.A. 2012, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis – Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2016, the Indiana Supreme Court faced the question of whether records requested pursuant to the Access to Public Records Act (“APRA”) could be withheld […]

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INTRODUCTION: THE ETHICS OF LAWYERS IN GOVERNMENT

Margaret C. Tarkington Professor of Law and Dean’s Fellow, IU McKinney School of Law Co-Director, J.D. Program Evaluation & Assessment It is likely impossible to articulate or capture the importance of ethics in government. Corruption in government, or, as Vincent Blasi stated, “the abuse of official power” is, in fact, “an especially serious evil.” Government officials […]

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