SUpra 2013

Inspection and Seizure of “Armed and Equipped” Somali Pirates: Lessons from the British and American Anti-Slavery Squadrons (1808-1860)

What a glorious and advantageous trade this is. It is the hinge on which all the trade of this globe moves.[1]  (James Houston, eighteenth-century British slave merchant) When pirates are observed in boats with guns, ladders and even hostages, it beggars belief that they cannot be prosecuted, assuming that states have the necessary laws in […]

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Nineteenth-Century Women’s Rights Advocates on Abortion

I am delighted that Tracy Thomas took on the task of responding to Feminists for Life’s allegedly historical case against abortion[1] and delighted with the article she produced. My pleasure is personal because, as Professor Thomas knows, I am the historian whose work first brought to light the reproduction-control thinking of nineteenth-century women’s rights advocates, […]

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Autonomous Vehicle Liability—Application of Common Carrier Liability

I. Introduction The future of personal transportation may be in vehicles that drive themselves, requiring little—or no—human input. Several manufacturers[1] are currently developing these vehicles, referred to as “autonomous vehicles.”[2] One company, Google, has already been actively testing autonomous vehicles on public roadways,[3] and several states have recently passed laws authorizing the use of such […]

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SUpra Synopses

Volume thirty-six begins with Misappropriating Women’s History in the Law and Politics of Abortion.[1] In this article, Professor Tracy Thomas examines prolife organizations’ use of feminist icons to promote an antiabortion agenda.[2] She focuses on Feminists for Life, a group that touted Elizabeth Cady Stanton as a feminist against abortion.[3] Professor Thomas’s research into historical […]

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