Recent Developments

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Recent Articles

Unjustly Vilified TRIPS-Plus?: Intellectual Property Law in Free Trade Agreements

71 Am. U. L. Rev. 1449 (2022).

By Marketa Trimble*

Transplanting Anti-Suit Injunctions

71 Am. U. L. Rev. 1537 (2022).

By Peter K. Yu, Jorge L. Contreras, & Yu Yang

Review of Veterans Law Decisions of the Federal Circuit, 2021 Edition

71 Am. U. L. Rev. 1619 (2022).

By Angela Drake,* Yelena Duterte,** & Stacey-Rae Simcox***

Year in Review: The Federal Circuit’s 2021 Government Contract Law Decisions

71 Am. U. L. Rev. 1699 (2022).

By Morgan W. Huston, Nicholas Feldstern, & Camille Chambers*

Inhospitable: Third Party Liability for Sex Trafficking in the Hospitality Sector

71 Am. U. L. Rev. F. 137 (2022).

By Tessa Zavislan*

In Memoriam: Egon Guttman

71 Am. U. L. Rev. 825 (2022).

By AU Law Review

Taxing Sports

71 Am. U. L. Rev. 845 (2022).

By John T. Holden* and Kathryn Kisska-Schulze**

Are the Federal Rules of Evidence Unconstitutional?

71 Am. U. L. Rev. 911 (2022).

By Ethan J. Leib*
The Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) rest on an unacceptably shaky constitutional foundation. Unlike other regimes of federal rulemaking—for Civil Proc ...

First Do No Harm: Revisiting Meriwether v. Hartop and Academic Freedom in Higher Education

71 Am. U. L. Rev. 977 (2022).

By Inara Scott,* Elizabeth Brown,** and Eric Yordy***
Although the nature and extent of academic freedom has been subject to analysis for over a century, recent developments underscore the need to reconsi ...

Solving the Procedural Puzzles of the Texas Heartbeat Act and Its Imitators: The Limits and Opportunities of Offensive Litigation

71 Am. U. L. Rev. 1029 (2022)

By Howard M. Wasserman* and Charles W. "Rocky" Rhodes**
The Texas Heartbeat Act, enacted in 2021 as Senate Bill 8 (S.B. 8), prohibits abortions following detection of a fetal heartbeat, a constitutionally i ...