Kevin Bennardo

University of North Carolina School of Law

Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, 160 Ridge Road

CB #3380

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

20

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

Citation Stickiness

20 Journal of Appellate Practice & Process 61 (2019), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 07 May 2019 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2020
Kevin Bennardo and Alexa Chew
University of North Carolina School of Law and University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 620 (45,502)

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citation practice study, federal courts of appeals, judicial decison-making, judicial opinion-writing

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Legal Writing's Harmful Psyche

105 Minnesota Law Review Headnotes (2020, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 30 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2020
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 346 (92,656)

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legal writing, legal education, legal academy, protectionism

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Abandoning Predictions

16 Legal Communication & Rhetoric (2019 Forthcoming), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2019
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 161 (197,299)

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legal writing, legal analysis

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Incarceration's Incapacitative Shortcomings

54 Santa Clara Law Review 1 (2014)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 19 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2014
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 122 (246,196)
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Criminal punishment, sentencing, incarceration, imprisonment, incapacitation

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Restitution and the Excessive Fines Clause

77 Louisiana Law Review 21 (2016), Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-3
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 03 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2016
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 114 (258,630)
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Restitution, criminal sentencing, Eighth Amendment, Excessive Fines Clause

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Post-Sentencing Appellate Waivers

48 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 347 (2015)
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 11 May 2013 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2015
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 90 (303,075)

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Appellate waiver, sentencing, plea bargaining, criminal procedure

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A Quantity-Driven Solution to Aggregate Grouping under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual

40 Florida State University Law Review 791 (2013)
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 21 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2013
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 74 (340,839)

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Criminal punishment, sentencing, aggregate grouping, multiple convictions, United States Sentencing Guidelines Manual, U.S. Sentencing Commission

8.

The Madness of Insane Delusions

60 Arizona Law Review 601 (2018), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2018
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 68 (357,113)

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Insane delusions, testamentary capacity, mental capacity, law of wills, inheritance law

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The Rights and Liberties of the Palau Constitution

Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, p. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 122 Posted: 12 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2011
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 64 (368,485)

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Republic of Palau, Constitutional law

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Decoupling Federal Offense Guidelines from Statutory Limits on Sentencing

78 Missouri Law Review 683 (2013)
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2014
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 61 (377,561)
Citation 1

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Criminal sentencing, punishment, sentencing guidelines, sentencing commission

11.

Slaying Contingent Beneficiaries

24 University of Miami Business Law Review 31 (2015), Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-2
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2016
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 44 (436,447)

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Slayer Rule, unjust enrichment, estates, wills, intestacy, succession

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The Third Precedent

25 George Mason Law Review 148 (2017), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2018
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 41 (448,518)

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precedent, uniform acts, statutory interpretation, interstitial authority

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Testing the Geographical Proximity Hypothesis: An Empirical Study of Citations to Nonbinding Precedents by Indiana Appellate Courts

90 Notre Dame Law Review Online 125 (2015), Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-19
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2015
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 40 (452,774)

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legal precedent, non-binding precedent, persuasive precedent, legal authority, citation patterns, Indiana courts

14.

A Defense Bar: The "Proof of Innocence" Requirement in Criminal Malpractice Claims

5 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 341 (2007)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 29 Apr 2013
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 37 (465,428)

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legal malpractice, criminal defense, proof of innocence

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A Frank Look at Appellate Waiver in the Seventh Circuit

36 Southern Illinois University Law Journal 531 (2012)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 12 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2012
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 37 (465,428)

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Appeal waivers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Plea bargaining

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United States v. Erwin and the Folly of Intertwined Cooperation and Plea Agreements

71 Washington and Lee Law Review Online 160 (2014), Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-11
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 15 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2015
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 33 (483,577)

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plea agreements, cooperation agreements, appellate waiver, criminal procedure, sentencing, resentencing, substantial assistance departure

17.

Of Ordinariness and Excuse: Heat-of-Passion and the Seven Deadly Sins

36 Capital University Law Review 675 (2008)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 29 Apr 2013
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 29 (503,628)

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criminal law defenses, provocation, heat-of-passion, Seven Deadly Sins

18.

The Location of Holographic Wills

97 North Carolina Law Review 1625 (2019)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 23 Sep 2019
Kevin Bennardo and Mark Glover
University of North Carolina School of Law and University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 19 (562,846)

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holographic wills, law of wills, inheritance law, North Carolina

19.

Rethinking Victim-Based Statutory Sentencing Enhancements

44 Florida State University Law Review 1 (2016), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 16 Aug 2018
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 19 (562,846)

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criminal punishment, sentencing, victim-based statutory sentencing enhancements, assault and battery

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Sweeping Up Guideline Floors: The Misguided Policy of Amendment 767 to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual

60 UCLA Law Review Discourse 60 (2013)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2013
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 19 (562,846)

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Criminal sentencing, U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual