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Comparing Race And Sex Discrimination In Custody Cases, Katharine T. Bartlett Jan 2000

Comparing Race And Sex Discrimination In Custody Cases, Katharine T. Bartlett

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Personal Rights And Rule Dependence: Can The Two Co-Exist?, Matthew D. Adler Jan 2000

Personal Rights And Rule Dependence: Can The Two Co-Exist?, Matthew D. Adler

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Constitutional doctrine is typically "rule-dependent." Typically, a constitutional litigant will not prevail unless she can show that a particular kind of legal rule is in force, e.g., a rule that discriminates against "suspect classes" in violation of the Equal Protection Clause, or that targets speech in violation of the First Amendment, or that is motivated by a religious purpose in violation of the Establishment Clause. Further, the litigant must typically establish a violation of her "personal rights." The Supreme Court has consistently stated that a reviewing court should not invalidate an unconstitutional governmental action at the instance of a ...


Civil Challenges To The Use Of Low-Bid Contracts For Indigent Defense, Margaret H. Lemos Jan 2000

Civil Challenges To The Use Of Low-Bid Contracts For Indigent Defense, Margaret H. Lemos

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In recent years, increasing attention has been directed to the problem of adequate representation for indigent criminal defendants. While overwhelming caseloads and inadequate funding plague indigent defense systems of all types, there is a growing consensus in the legal community that low-bid contract systems-under which the state or locality's indigent defense work is assigned to the attorney willing to accept the lowest fee-pose particularly serious obstacles to effective representation. In this Note, Margaret Lemos argues that the problems typical of indigent defense programs in general-and low-bid contract systems in particular-can and should be addressed through ยง 1983 civil actions alleging ...


Rights And Rules: An Overview, Matthew D. Adler, Michael C. Dorf Jan 2000

Rights And Rules: An Overview, Matthew D. Adler, Michael C. Dorf

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