VOLUME 106 FIRST IMPRESSIONS
COMMENTARIES

A Virtuous State Would Not Assign Correctional Housing Based on Ability to Pay

Bradley W. Moore

Pay-to-stay jails expose the moral tension between the dominant theories of punishment: retributivism and deterrence. A turn to a third major moral theory-virtue ethics-resolves this tension. According to virtue ethics, the moral worth of an action follows from both the character of the action and the disposition of the actor. Virtuous acts promote human flourishing-the central goal of life-when they are the right actions performed for the right reasons. The virtue ethics theory of punishment suggests that pay-to-stay jails conflict with the promotion of human flourishing. . . . Furthermore, the resolution of the pay-to-stay jails dilemma using virtue ethics highlights why retributivism and deterrence should be rejected as theories of punishment in favor of a virtue ethics-based approach.

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Recent Proposals for Electoral College Reform: The Full Symposium

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An Unsafe Harbor: Recounts, Contests, and the Electoral College

Daniel P. Tokaji
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Reforming the Electoral College One State at a Time

Thomas W. Hiltachk
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Awarding Presidential Electors by Congressional District: Wrong for California, Wrong for the Nation

Sam Hirsch
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Equal Voice by Half Measures

John Mark Hansen
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Democratic Principle and Electoral College Reform

Ethan J. Leib & Eli J. Mark
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Three Proposals to Introduce the Nationwide Popular Vote in U.S. Presidential Elections

Alexander S. Belenky
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Ideological Endowment: The Staying Power of the Electoral College and the Weaknesses of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

Daniel P. Rathbun
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Agricultural Animals and Agricultural Law: The Full Symposium

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A Case Study on Cruelty to Farm Animals: Lessons Learned From the Hallmark Meat Packing Case

Nancy Perry & Peter Brandt
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Animal Cruelty Laws and Factory Farming

Joseph Vining
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"It's the Right Thing to Do": Why the Animal Agriculture Industry Should Not Oppose Science-Based Regulations Protecting the Welfare of Animals Raised for Food

Angela J. Geiman
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An Argument for the Basic Legal Rights of Farmed Animals

Steven M. Wise
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One Bad Day: Thoughts on the Difference Between Animal Rights and Animal Welfare

Neil D. Hamilton
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Animal Ethics and the Law

Bernard Rollin
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The Environmental Effects of Cruelty to Agricultural Animals

Kyle H. Landis-Marinello
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