Issue 1

The Undocumented Closet

By Rose Cuison Villazor

The phrase “coming out of the closet” traditionally refers to moments when lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals decide to reveal their sexual orientation or gender identity to their families, friends, and communities.In the last few years, many immigrants, particularly those who were brought to the U.S. illegally when they were very young, have invoked the narrative of “coming out.”Specifically, they have publicly “outed” themselves by disclosing their… READ MORE

92 N.C. L. Rev. 1 (2014)

The Crimmigration Complex

By Mary Fan

The nation is attempting to accomplish immigration reform again.  Leaders vow that this time will be different. The two groups most targeted by immigration control law over the last century, Hispanics and Asians, have increased in numbers and political power. Conservative leaders are realizing that hostile policies toward people perceived as foreign are alienating rising demographic groups and that reform can be a peace offering. Yet, as in the past,… READ MORE

92 N.C. L. Rev. 75 (2014)

Rendition Resistance

By Christopher N. Lasch

With the number of immigrant deportations setting new records, attention has focused largely on states like Arizona and Alabama, which seem to be competing to pass the harshest anti-immigrant state law provisions.  Yet laws like those at issue in Arizona v. United States, seeking to augment or supplement federal immigration enforcement efforts, represent only one side of the state and local response to the issue.  Recent years have also witnessed… READ MORE

92 N.C. L. Rev. 149 (2014)

It’s Time to Let Go: Why Atmospheric Trust Won’t Help the World Breathe Easier

By Caroline Cress

The time for debating whether the climate is changing is long over. As climate variability increases, society must take action to mitigate the impacts of increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and to adapt to the changes that cannot be avoided. In the ongoing effort to combat climate change, one facially compelling proposal is the Atmospheric Trust, which contemplates expanding upon state common law—specifically the public trust doctrine—to recognize the… READ MORE

92 N.C. L. Rev. 236 (2014)

An Antidote to Efforts by Drug Manufacturers to Delay the Entry of Generic Competition via Sham Petitioning

By Ana Jemec Friedman

With generic pharmaceuticals costing only a fraction of their brand-name counterparts, access to generic pharmaceuticals can significantly benefit American consumers. However, this access to generic pharmaceuticals also yields a detriment to brand-name manufacturers’ profitability. As a result,  some brand-name manufacturers have attempted to extend their pharmaceuticals’ exclusivity through various tactics, including filing sham citizen petitions with the FDA in an effort to delay the FDA’s approval of generic equivalents. Because… READ MORE

92 N.C. L. Rev. 277 (2014)

Acts, Acquiescence, and Asylum: The Material Support Bar under Barahona v. Holder

By Edward F. Roche

92 N.C. L. Rev. 316 (2014)