Temple Law Review Print
Volume 95, No. 1, Fall 2022

Research has documented the role that implicit bias plays in the disproportionately high wrongful-conviction rate for people of color. This Article proposes a novel solution to the problem: empowering individual appellate judges, even over the dissent of two colleagues, to send cases back for a retrial when the trial record raises suspicions of a conviction […]

By Andrew S. Pollis [PDF]

For centuries, the insanity defense has been one of the most hotly debated issues in criminal law. Nonetheless, scientific research shows the insanity defense is rarely used and rarely successful. Furthermore, few defendants who plead insanity have been charged with murder, and defendants found insane pose less of a danger to society than defendants found […]

By Richard A. Wise & Denitsa R. Mavrova Heinrich [PDF]

“You’re in control of your child’s learning environment from the safety of your own home!” Andre’s mom repeats the Power 99 FM advertisement for Commonwealth Charter Academy to his grandmother as she maneuvers through lunch traffic, speeding to her son’s school. She has left work in the middle of the day, once again, to pick […]

By Bria Renee Smith [PDF]

This Note focuses on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s decision in United States v. Safehouse, which effectively declared any such facility illegal under 21 U.S.C. § 856(a)(2) of the Controlled Substances Act. In doing so, the Safehouse majority chose an exceptionally broad interpretation of an ambiguous statute that is not […]

By Marshall P. Wilkinson IV [PDF]

Nonetheless, in Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co.,15 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the Pennsylvania business registration statute was unconstitutional. This Note argues that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court applied the wrong legal analysis by employing a Daimler due process analysis instead of a consent analysis. In doing so, the court ignored U.S. Supreme Court […]

By Sam Heyman [PDF]