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The Feud Between The Queen And The Diva: How A Property Dispute Underscores The Relevance Of A South Beach Gay Bar, Justin Karr Sep 2011

The Feud Between The Queen And The Diva: How A Property Dispute Underscores The Relevance Of A South Beach Gay Bar, Justin Karr

Justin Karr

The article recounts how the gay community was instrumental in the economic and cultural revival of South Beach as its known today. But, with the area currently experiencing a decline in gay tourism, the article suggests why the city is keen to observe the cultural and social benefit provided by a robust gay population. The article details the bar’s lobby of the local government for an expansion of its outdoor drag entertainment, despite the protests of the neighboring boutique hotel, which the bar asserts is homophobic intolerance of the shows’ gay theme.

The article discusses the importance that the ...


Beyond Saints And Sinners: Discretion And The Need For New Narratives In The U.S. Immigration System, Elizabeth Keyes Aug 2011

Beyond Saints And Sinners: Discretion And The Need For New Narratives In The U.S. Immigration System, Elizabeth Keyes

Elizabeth Keyes

This article examines the forces affecting the exercise of discretion in American immigration courts, and argues that in this present age of immigration anxiety, the same facts that place an individual in deportation proceedings may constitute the reasons a judge will, relying on discretion, deny them relief for which they are otherwise eligible. The article explores the polarized narratives told about “good” and ”bad” immigrants, the exceptionally difficult task of adjudicating in overburdened immigration courts, and the ways in which these polarized narratives interact with psychological short-cuts, or heuristics, that affect judicial exercises of discretion. After engaging in this analysis ...


Quick Reference Guide If You Are Stoped For A Dui In Illinois, Illinois Dui Lawyer Feb 2011

Quick Reference Guide If You Are Stoped For A Dui In Illinois, Illinois Dui Lawyer

Illinois DUI Lawyer

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How The Global Crime Syndicates Fuel Planet Destruction, Global Alliance Jul 2010

How The Global Crime Syndicates Fuel Planet Destruction, Global Alliance

Global Alliance

since 1945 more environmental planet destruction has been fuelled and financed with ever more leveraged debt than in the previous 60 million years - it's applied terrorism against the global life support system under the protection racket of a corrupt law profession


Congress, Article Iv, And Interstate Relations, Gillian Metzger Sep 2006

Congress, Article Iv, And Interstate Relations, Gillian Metzger

Columbia Public Law & Legal Theory Working Papers

Article IV imposes prohibitions on interstate discrimination that are central to our status as a single nation, yet the Constitution also grants Congress broad power over interstate relations. This leads to the questions of whether Congress has power to authorize states to engage in conduct that otherwise would violate Article IV, and more generally of how we should conceive of Congress’ role in the interstate relations context, what is sometimes called the horizontal dimension of federalism. These questions are of growing practical relevance, given recently enacted or proposed measures—the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is the most prominent example ...