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Religiosity In Constitutions And The Status Of Minority Rights, Brandy G. Robinson 2015 Willamette University

Religiosity In Constitutions And The Status Of Minority Rights, Brandy G. Robinson

Brandy G Robinson

Minority rights and religion have never been topics that are simultaneously considered. However, arguably, the two have relevance, especially when combined with the topic and theory of constitutionalism. Historically and traditionally, minorities have been granted certain rights and have been denied certain rights under various constitutions. These grants and denials relate to cultural differences and values, arguably relating to a culture’s understanding and interpretation of religion.

This article explores the relationship and status of minority rights as it relates to religiosity and constitutionalism. Essentially, there is a correlation between these topics and research shows where certain nations have used ...


Chicago's "Great Boodle Trial", Todd Haugh 2015 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Chicago's "Great Boodle Trial", Todd Haugh

Todd Haugh

No abstract provided.


New Perspectives On European Women’S Legal History, Sara L. Kimble, Marion Rowekamp 2015 DePaul University

New Perspectives On European Women’S Legal History, Sara L. Kimble, Marion Rowekamp

School for New Learning Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Adams County History 2015, 2015 Gettysburg College

Adams County History 2015

Adams County History

No abstract provided.


The Brutal Murder Of George J. Bushman, Conrad B. Richter, Dale J. Molina 2015 Gettysburg College

The Brutal Murder Of George J. Bushman, Conrad B. Richter, Dale J. Molina

Adams County History

In the fall of 1918 there occurred in Adams County a singularly brutal murder that brought the County and the town of Gettysburg to a shocked standstill. The tentacles of this event would reach into four Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, and Philadelphia, and eventually the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The investigation of the crime and the trial of the perpetrators involved so many public officials and families, as well as the extended judicial system and geographical locations within and without the County, that we have included a Cast of Characters and Locations to assist the reader in following this convoluted ...


New York Oneida: Land Claims, Federal Policies, State Intervention, And Casino Development, Lee M. Hanover 2015 University Nevada Las Vegas, Undergraduate Student

New York Oneida: Land Claims, Federal Policies, State Intervention, And Casino Development, Lee M. Hanover

Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards

This paper examined the relationship between Oneida land sovereignty and their self-determination in establishing the Turning Stone Casino. The paper reviewed general trends in Oneida history with the state of New York, focusing on federal policies aimed at American Indian communities, and the legal cases that the Oneida have brought against New York and the federal government. The study extrapolated that historic cases involving political, legal, and land sovereignty issues prepared them for the fight over their casino’s admittance on Oneida land. The paper then addressed the reoccurring battles with the state of New York over the legality and ...


"Spitting Positively Forbidden": The Anti-Spitting Campaign, 1896-1910, Patrick J. O'Connor 2015 University of Montana - Missoula

"Spitting Positively Forbidden": The Anti-Spitting Campaign, 1896-1910, Patrick J. O'Connor

Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers

No abstract provided.


New Perspectives On European Women’S Legal History, Sara Kimble, Marion Rowekamp 2014 DePaul University

New Perspectives On European Women’S Legal History, Sara Kimble, Marion Rowekamp

Sara L Kimble

No abstract provided.


Avoiding The Guillotine: The Need For Balance And Purpose In Determining Fundamental Rights Under The Fourteenth Amendment, Timothy Campbell 2014 University of Dayton

Avoiding The Guillotine: The Need For Balance And Purpose In Determining Fundamental Rights Under The Fourteenth Amendment, Timothy Campbell

Timothy A Campbell

This Article examines the need to bridge the two fields of thought in fundamental rights jurisprudence. This Article argues two points. Broadly, an objective principle to determine fundamental rights is non-existent because rights by their nature are subjective. Hence, the Court must accept some subjectivity, but it needs to install guideposts to direct the judge’s discretion. The Court also needs to adopt a balanced approach that combines rationalism and traditionalism. They need to look at the purpose of the asserted right, the specificity of the asserted right, legal precedent, and history in formulating a balanced approach.


Settlers And Immigrants In The Formation Of American Law, Aziz Rana 2014 Cornell Law School

Settlers And Immigrants In The Formation Of American Law, Aziz Rana

Aziz Rana

This paper argues that the early American republic is best understood as a constitutional experiment in “settler empire,” and that related migration policies played a central role in shaping collective identity and structures of authority. Initial colonists, along with their 19th century descendants, viewed society as grounded in an ideal of freedom that emphasized continuous popular mobilization and direct economic and political decision-making. However, many settlers believed that this ideal required Indian dispossession and the coercive use of dependent groups, most prominently slaves, in order to ensure that they themselves had access to property and did not have to engage ...


Lawyers And Sawyers: Venetian Forest Law And The Conquest Of Terraferma (1350-1476), Michael S. Beaudoin 2014 Boise State University

Lawyers And Sawyers: Venetian Forest Law And The Conquest Of Terraferma (1350-1476), Michael S. Beaudoin

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

Throughout the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, Venice played a direct role in shaping the future of Northeastern Italy. The standing scholarship views Venetian involvement on the mainland as either an abandonment of the city’s maritime tradition or as a buffer zone against rival powers, like Milan. Venice’s western mainland empire, Terraferma, provided Venice with many commercial products that the Eastern Mediterranean did not. One mainland product, timber, was a central focus of Venetian expansion into Terraferma and has thus far been neglected by historians. This thesis argues that the Venetian Republic manipulated mainland legal traditions in order to ...


The Enigma Of Samuel Parsons Scott, Timothy Kearley 2014 University of Wyoming

The Enigma Of Samuel Parsons Scott, Timothy Kearley

Timothy G. Kearley

Samuel Parsons Scott (1846-1929) single-handedly translated into English the Corpus Juris Civilis, the Visigothic Code, and the Siete Partidas. The latter was very well received, and not long ago was reprinted in a new edition; the first mentioned was criticized strongly but often has been used because, until recently, it contained the only published English translation of Justinian’s Code. However, almost nothing has been known about Scott, as he was an independent scholar who lived and worked in the small American town of Hillsboro, Ohio. This article uses information obtained from Hillsboro newspapers, local histories, probate court records, and ...


The Merger Of Two Systems: Chinese Adoption And Western Adaptation In The Formation Of Modern International Law, Kevin D. Herrick 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The Merger Of Two Systems: Chinese Adoption And Western Adaptation In The Formation Of Modern International Law, Kevin D. Herrick

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


"The Garden Of Forking Paths": Islamic Legal Transformations In The Ottoman Empire During The Nineteenth Century, John Bugnacki 2014 Providence College

"The Garden Of Forking Paths": Islamic Legal Transformations In The Ottoman Empire During The Nineteenth Century, John Bugnacki

History Student Papers

In the popular imagination, misconceptions abound regarding islamic law. Many outside of the Islamic world believe that Islamic law consists of a discrete series of inviolable, unchanging commands. However, both in historical and contemporary contexts, this characterization is false. The different legal schools within Islamic law have evolved and changed over time in response to surrounding conditions and other legal traditions that have existed alongside it. In the Ottoman Empire this process was particularly evident and, during the nineteenth century, its main tradition of Islamic law underwent an unprecedented transformation that would seek to combine Islamic legal principles within statist ...


Shelby County V. Holder - Brief Contextualized, Mark W. Wolfe 2014 Gettysburg College

Shelby County V. Holder - Brief Contextualized, Mark W. Wolfe

Student Publications

This paper begins with three major factors that set the stage for Shelby: first, a history of the VRA; second, an overview of Northwest Austin with a focus on how it led directly to Shelby; and finally, Shelby County’s motivations for bringing the suit. An examination of racial demographics compared to statistics on voter registration and minority officeholders in Alabama and Louisiana—two states originally subject to preclearance—follows in light of the Court’s claims on the matter. A conclusion will take a brief look at laws passed since Shelby with an eye towards a future critique. [excerpt]


Guide To Ac026 - Records Of The Office Of The Secretary, Jona Whipple 2014 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Library

Guide To Ac026 - Records Of The Office Of The Secretary, Jona Whipple

Finding Aids

Records of the Office of the Secretary, 1899-1912

Elmer E. Barrett served as the secretary for the law school from c.1896, when it was known as the Law Department of Lake Forest University, to c. 1904. He was succeeded by Guy Guernsey.

Scope and Contents

Records in Series I and II document applications to the Chicago-Kent College of Law and student applications for degrees. These records consist of application forms and letters to school administrators, the bulk consisting of records from 1900. A third series includes several “credit cards” used by student Levi R. Albaugh (Class of 1914) to ...


Guide To Ac027 - Records Of The Center For Law And Computers, Jona Whipple 2014 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Library

Guide To Ac027 - Records Of The Center For Law And Computers, Jona Whipple

Finding Aids

Records of the Center for Law and Computers, 1984-1999

Records consist of conference materials, proceedings books, and materials used for instruction. Conference materials for the First Annual Personal Computing Strategies for Lawyers, held in 1985, are missing from the collection. The bulk of the collection consists of conference proceedings from various conferences held at Chicago-Kent or sponsored by Chicago-Kent; the Miscellaneous subseries includes materials from conferences including CLC faculty published materials, and materials from conferences hosted by Chicago-Kent with CLC’s participation. The collection also includes complete copies of large firm surveys from 1988-1995, with some incomplete material on surveys ...


Petition Of Prisoners In Worcester Jail To Extend The Prison Yard, September 8, 1784., Elijah Isaacson, George Shayer, Jacob Ellison, Henry Chase, Jonathan Willington, Daniel Novell, Asa Danforth, Matthew Knight 2014 Wofford College

Petition Of Prisoners In Worcester Jail To Extend The Prison Yard, September 8, 1784., Elijah Isaacson, George Shayer, Jacob Ellison, Henry Chase, Jonathan Willington, Daniel Novell, Asa Danforth, Matthew Knight

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

The prisoners ask that the prison yard at Worcester jail be extended to accomodate the increasing number of prisoners.


Book Review: Defending Battered Women On Trial, Rebecca M. Bromwich 2014 Canadian Bar Association and Carleton University

Book Review: Defending Battered Women On Trial, Rebecca M. Bromwich

Western Journal of Legal Studies

This is a book review of: Elizabeth A Sheehy, Defending Battered Women: Lessons from the Transcripts (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014).


, 2014 Selected Works

Michael F. Graham

No abstract provided.


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