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Academic Freedom, Hate Speech, And The Idea Of A University, Rodney A. Smolla Jul 1990

Academic Freedom, Hate Speech, And The Idea Of A University, Rodney A. Smolla

Faculty Scholarship

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Constitutional Protection Of Freedom Of Expression In The United States As It Affects Defamation Law, Oscar S. Gray Jan 1990

Constitutional Protection Of Freedom Of Expression In The United States As It Affects Defamation Law, Oscar S. Gray

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Constitution, Racial Preference, And The Supreme Court's Institutional Ambivalence: Reflections On Metro Broadcasting, Robert A. Sedler Jan 1990

The Constitution, Racial Preference, And The Supreme Court's Institutional Ambivalence: Reflections On Metro Broadcasting, Robert A. Sedler

Law Faculty Research Publications

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After We're Gone: A Commentary, Michael A. Middleton Jan 1990

After We're Gone: A Commentary, Michael A. Middleton

Faculty Publications

Professor Bell has placed before us a basic question that must be dealt with by all who wish to resolve the difficulties inherent in governing a free society. That question is one with which the framers of our Constitution grappled and that baffles us still. How does a society effectively govern itself and at the same time guarantee equal liberty for all? More specifically, in the racial context presented by The Chronicle of the Space Traders, when may government act for the benefit of society in a manner that is detrimental to some of its citizens because of their race?


Emergency In The Constitutional Law Of The United States, William B. Fisch Jan 1990

Emergency In The Constitutional Law Of The United States, William B. Fisch

Faculty Publications

In the following report I shall concentrate on the law as pronounced by the United States Supreme Court, which has, within the sphere of judicial competence, the last say on the interpretation of the Constitution. The volume of significant litigation on the subject which stops below the Supreme Court has been relatively light, and the constitutional law declared by the lower courts has played a less significant role than is the case in many other issues. Indeed, as we shall see, the Supreme Court itself has had less to say on the topic than might be hoped for. I shall ...


Equality Theory, Marital Rape, And The Promise Of The Fourteenth Amendment, Robin West Jan 1990

Equality Theory, Marital Rape, And The Promise Of The Fourteenth Amendment, Robin West

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

During the 1980s a handful of state judges either held or opined in dicta what must be incontrovertible to the feminist community, as well as to most progressive legal advocates and academics: the so-called marital rape exemption, whether statutory or common law in origin, constitutes a denial of a married woman's constitutional right to equal protection under the law. Indeed, a more obvious denial of equal protection is difficult to imagine: the marital rape exemption denies married women protection against violent crime solely on the basis of gender and marital status. What possibly could be less rational than a ...


On Checking The Artifacts Of Canaan: A Comment On Levinson's "Confrontation", Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 1990

On Checking The Artifacts Of Canaan: A Comment On Levinson's "Confrontation", Thomas L. Shaffer

Journal Articles

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Constitutionalizing The 'Right To Die', Thomas Wm. Mayo Jan 1990

Constitutionalizing The 'Right To Die', Thomas Wm. Mayo

Faculty Scholarship

Following the Supreme Court’s unprecedented acceptance of three abortion cases, and for the first time a case involving the withdrawal of life-sustaining medical treatment in the upcoming 1989 Term, this article addresses the so-called right to die. Specifically, as in Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health, whether the federal constitutional right of privacy extends to decisions, made on behalf of permanently unconscious patients, to have life-sustaining medical treatment discontinued and, if so, whether a state’s interest in the sanctity of life can override the patient’s privacy right? This article argues that on doctrinal as well as ...


The Original Meaning Of The Ninth Amendment, Thomas B. Mcaffee Jan 1990

The Original Meaning Of The Ninth Amendment, Thomas B. Mcaffee

Scholarly Works

This Article presents the case for the residual rights reading of the ninth amendment as against the affirmative rights interpretation. The author evaluates the merits of these opposing views to determine whether the proponents of the new orthodoxy have really made the case for discarding the received reading. This analysis of the recent literature also raises questions about the way in which constitutional scholarship is conducted. The author concludes that the original meaning of the ninth amendment lends critical support to the project of originalist jurisprudence in the individual rights area and undercuts modem claims linking the ninth amendment to ...


Pitfalls Of Public Policy: The Case Of Arbitration Agreements, Jeffrey W. Stempel Jan 1990

Pitfalls Of Public Policy: The Case Of Arbitration Agreements, Jeffrey W. Stempel

Scholarly Works

As the juxtaposition of these quotations suggests, judges have long held disparate views on the legitimacy and value of “public policy” considerations as a basis for legal decision making. The popular notion posits that Justice Holmes and legal realists carried the day, making public policy analysis an ordinary part of the adjudication process. The story, of course, is more complex than this legal version of Don Quixote. Many judges and lawyers, including Justice Holmes in other writings, continued to speak of adjudication in more formalist and positivist terms, with most laypersons in apparent agreement. Judge Burroughs' view of public policy ...


Brazil's New Constitution: An Exercise In Transient Constitutionalism For A Transitional Society, Keith S. Rosenn Jan 1990

Brazil's New Constitution: An Exercise In Transient Constitutionalism For A Transitional Society, Keith S. Rosenn

Articles

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