“Clarifying Maine’s Confession Law,”  Maine Bar Journal, 2018, vol 33, p 13. Analysis of the Maine Supreme Court’s attempt to clarify its confession law.

“Common Sense and the Law of Voluntary Confessions,” Maine Law Review, 2016, vol 68, p 119, 2016. Injecting common sense into a body of law that lacks it.

“Test Tube Babies Meet Stone Age Statutes,”  Maine Bar Journal, 2012, vol 27, p 140. Discussion of Maine’s need for a statute defining the parentage of Assisted Reproduction Techniques children.

“Defining Marital Property,”  Maine Bar Journal, 2010, vol 25, p 48.  Analysis of the Law Court’s antique approach to property division upon divorce.

“The Peculiar Case of Jorgensen v. Department of Transportation,”  Maine Bar Journal, 2009, vol 24, p 182. Review of the Law Court’s inconsistent interpretations of the Maine Tort Claims Act.

“The Mercurial Concept of Discretionary Governmental Immunity,”  Maine Bar Journal, 2009, vol 24, p 14. Comparison of the Law Court’s interpretation of the Maine Tort Claims Act with the Act itself.

“Thinking Outside the Box About Pro-Se Litigation,”  Maine Bar Journal, 2008, vol 23, p 90. Explaining the need to simplify rules for people who represent themselves in court.

“The False Idolatry of Rules-Based Law,”  Maine Law Review, 2004, vol 56, p 300. How lawyers’ worship of rules disadvantages justice systems.

“Some Good News, and Some Bad News, about the Uniform Parentage Act of 2002,”  Maine Bar Journal, 2003, vol 18, p 94. Analysis of the provisions of the new UPA, and criticizes it for not covering children of same-sex couples.

“Rethinking the Rules of Evidentiary Admissibility in Non-Jury Trials,”  with Peter L. Murray, Zeitschrift Für Zivilprozets International, 2003, vol 8, p 567. Reissue of 2002 Maine Bar Journal article on the same subject in Germany.

“Rethinking Rules of Evidentiary Admissibility in Probate Cases,”  with Peter L. Murray, NCPJ Life & Times, 2003, vol 2, p 6. National reissue of the 2002 Maine Bar Journal article on the same subject, revised for probate law.

“Rethinking the Rules of Evidentiary Admissibility in Non-Jury Trials,”  with Peter L. Murray, Judicature 227, 2002–3, vol 86. National reissue of the 2002 Maine Bar Journal article on the same subject.

“Surrogate Mothers, Gestational Carriers, and a Pragmatic Adaptation of the Uniform Parentage Act of 2000,”  Maine Law Review, 2002, vol 53, p 523. Proposes a statute to identify the parents of children conceived without intercourse.

“Should the Rules of Evidence Be Modified for Civil Non-jury Trials?,”  with Peter L. Murray, Maine Bar Journal, 2002, vol 17, p 30. Proposes abridgment of rules of admissibility in non-jury civil trials to accommodate the era of pro-se litigation.

“Anticipating the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution,”  Maine Bar Journal, 1999, vol 14, p 18. Compares the A.L.I. proposals for family law with Maine’s case law.

“Shylock, Cordelia and the Maine District Court,”  Maine Law Review, 1999, vol 51, p 10. A description of the judicial experience in the Peoples’ Court.

“The Sleepwalker’s Tour of Divorce Law,”  Maine Law Review, 1996, vol 48, p 8. A protest against Maine’s entrenched family law.

“In Search of a Theory of Alimony,”  with the Hon. Nancy D. Mills, Maine Law Review, 1993, vol 45, p 283. Proposes a policy for awarding alimony.

“Toward a Coherent Interpretation of Maine’s Marital Property Act,”  Maine Law Review, 1991, vol 43, p 13. Proposes a policy for dividing marital property.

“The Obsolescence of Voluntary Confessions in Maine,”  Maine Law Review, 1983, vol 35, p 243. Criticizes Maine’s case law on the admissibility of the confessions of criminal defendants.

“Presumptions against Criminal Defendants, Affirmative Defenses, and a Substantive Due Process Interpretation of County Court of Ulster v. Allen,”  Maine Law Review, 1982, vol 34 , p 277. An effort to explain the use of presumptions against criminal defendants.

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