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Emergence Of Equality As A Constitutional Value: The First Century, William M. Wiecek Dec 2006

Emergence Of Equality As A Constitutional Value: The First Century, William M. Wiecek

Chicago-Kent Law Review

Equality as a constitutional value was unprecedented when it made its appearance in 1868 in the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. It reflected antebellum abolitionist ideals adopted hesitantly by Northern Republicans during Reconstruction, but these were incompatible with the expectations of most white Americans of the era, as well as with all previous American experiences. In this sense, equality was a revolutionary constitutional value. The framers of the Fourteenth Amendment intended the Equal Protection Clause and its embedded ideal of interracial equality to reverse the racist dicta of the Dred Scott opinion, to validate the Civil Rights Act ...


The Contradiction Between Equal Protection's Meaning And Its Legal Substance: How Deliberate Indifference Can Cure It, Derek W. Black Dec 2006

The Contradiction Between Equal Protection's Meaning And Its Legal Substance: How Deliberate Indifference Can Cure It, Derek W. Black

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

This Article highlights the inherent ambiguities of racial antidiscrimination's core legal language: "equal protection under the law" and "discrimination based on race." It then analyzes how and why the Court has never answered fundamental questions regarding the meaning of these terms. Thus, this Article answers these fundamental questions itself by exploring the original intent behind the Equal Protection Clause. Against this backdrop, this Article reveals how the Court's standard for assessing discrimination claims, the intent doctrine, assumes a meaning for equal protection that is inconsistent with its original meaning. Rather than reflecting equal protection's meaning, the standard ...


The Diversity Rationale For Affirmative Action In Employment After Grutter: The Case For Containment, Jared M. Mellot Dec 2006

The Diversity Rationale For Affirmative Action In Employment After Grutter: The Case For Containment, Jared M. Mellot

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


Equal Protection Misapplied: The Politics Of Gender And Legitimacy And The Denial Of Inheritance, Linda Kelly Hill Oct 2006

Equal Protection Misapplied: The Politics Of Gender And Legitimacy And The Denial Of Inheritance, Linda Kelly Hill

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Statutes Of Repose And The Equal Protection Clause Of The 14th Amendment Of The U.S. Constitution, Garris G. Ference Jun 2006

Statutes Of Repose And The Equal Protection Clause Of The 14th Amendment Of The U.S. Constitution, Garris G. Ference

ExpressO

No abstract provided.


Grutter Effects: Implications For "Re-Desegregation" Of Public Education In Georgia?, Christopher J. Sullivan Jun 2006

Grutter Effects: Implications For "Re-Desegregation" Of Public Education In Georgia?, Christopher J. Sullivan

Georgia State University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Undercover Other, Angela Onwuachi-Willig May 2006

Undercover Other, Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Faculty Scholarship

This Essay argues in favor of legally recognizing same-sex marriages by exploring the similarities in passing between members of same-sex marriages/relationships and interracial marriages/relationships. Specifically, this Essay unpacks the claim that the ability of gays and lesbians to pass as heterosexual distinguishes the ban on same-sex marriages from former bans on interracial marriages. Part I of this Essay first describes policy-based critiques of a Loving-based argument for legalizing same-sex marriage, or as one scholar has coined, of playing the Loving card by analogizing the racism that motivated anti-miscegenation statues that the Supreme Court struck down in 1967 to ...


Marriage Mimicry: The Law Of Domestic Violence, Ruth Colker Apr 2006

Marriage Mimicry: The Law Of Domestic Violence, Ruth Colker

William & Mary Law Review

In this Article, Professor Colker argues that the legal system does not simply privilege those in marital relationships but has now begun to privilege those in "marriage-like" relationships through what she terms a marriage-mimicry model. She uses the law of domestic violence to critique this model. She traces the haphazard development of the law of domestic violence and argues that it has served to underprotect many of the victims of domestic violence because lawmakers have reflexively only provided legal recourse for those in marriage-like relationships without asking who is most in need of legal protection. She argues that the legal ...


Disability And Employment Discrimination At The Rehnquist Court, Anita Silvers, Michael E. Waterstone, Michael Ashley Stein Apr 2006

Disability And Employment Discrimination At The Rehnquist Court, Anita Silvers, Michael E. Waterstone, Michael Ashley Stein

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Sexuality And Sovereignty: The Global Limits And Possibilities Of A Lawrence, Sonia K. Katyal Apr 2006

Sexuality And Sovereignty: The Global Limits And Possibilities Of A Lawrence, Sonia K. Katyal

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


Cutter And The Preferred Position Of The Free Exercise Clause, Steven Goldberg Apr 2006

Cutter And The Preferred Position Of The Free Exercise Clause, Steven Goldberg

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


Foreward: Disabling Brown, Michael Ashley Stein Apr 2006

Foreward: Disabling Brown, Michael Ashley Stein

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


From Stonewall To The Suburbs? Toward A Political Economy Of Sexuality, Angela P. Harris Apr 2006

From Stonewall To The Suburbs? Toward A Political Economy Of Sexuality, Angela P. Harris

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


Who’S In And Who’S Out? Can India’S Answer Help Us Determine Who Qualifies For Affirmative Action? , Sean A. Pager Mar 2006

Who’S In And Who’S Out? Can India’S Answer Help Us Determine Who Qualifies For Affirmative Action? , Sean A. Pager

ExpressO

Who should be the beneficiaries of racially targeted affirmative action? In its Croson decision, the Supreme Court answered part of the “Who Question” when it conditioned affirmative action eligibility on underrepresentation. What the Court did not tell us was underrepresentation of whom? The Court thus instructs us to select beneficiary groups by counting heads, but leaves open which heads get counted where and what categories to use.

By artificially separating what are necessarily related inquiries, the Court left a definitional lacuna that lower courts have struggled to fill. Such definitional issues matter because they often determine who benefits from affirmative ...


Is Economic Exclusion A Legitimate State Interest? Four Recent Cases Test The Boundaries, Timothy Sandefur Feb 2006

Is Economic Exclusion A Legitimate State Interest? Four Recent Cases Test The Boundaries, Timothy Sandefur

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


Transforming Society Through Law: St. George Tucker, Women's Property Rights And An Active Republican Judiciary, Mark Douglas Mcgarvie Feb 2006

Transforming Society Through Law: St. George Tucker, Women's Property Rights And An Active Republican Judiciary, Mark Douglas Mcgarvie

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


Vicious Dog Laws Unconstitutional In Ohio, Joan Schaffner, Barbara J. Gislason Jan 2006

Vicious Dog Laws Unconstitutional In Ohio, Joan Schaffner, Barbara J. Gislason

GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works

On March 3, 2006, an Ohio appeals court issued a landmark decision in City of Toledo v. Tellings, 2006 WL 513946 (Ohio App. 6 Dist), which may affect pit bulls and pit bull "look-a-likes" and their owners nationwide. Tellings was the owner of three pit bulls. The warden killed one of his pit bulls and criminally charged Tellings with two violations of the local Toledo ordinance limiting ownership to one vicious dog per household and two violations of the state statute requiring liability insurance with ownership of a vicious dog. The vicious dog laws on Ohio include pit bulls in ...


Backward-Looking Laws And Equal Protection: The Case Of Black Reparations, Daniel A. Farber Jan 2006

Backward-Looking Laws And Equal Protection: The Case Of Black Reparations, Daniel A. Farber

Fordham Law Review

No abstract provided.


"There Is Only One Equal Protection Clause": An Appreciation Of Justice Stevens's Equal Protection Jurisprudence, James E. Fleming Jan 2006

"There Is Only One Equal Protection Clause": An Appreciation Of Justice Stevens's Equal Protection Jurisprudence, James E. Fleming

Fordham Law Review

No abstract provided.


Disparate Impact, Discrimination, And The Essentially Contested Concept Of Equality, George Rutherglen Jan 2006

Disparate Impact, Discrimination, And The Essentially Contested Concept Of Equality, George Rutherglen

Fordham Law Review

No abstract provided.


Equal Protection Unmodified: Justice John Paul Stevens And The Case For Unmediated Constitutional Interpretation, Andrew M. Siegel Jan 2006

Equal Protection Unmodified: Justice John Paul Stevens And The Case For Unmediated Constitutional Interpretation, Andrew M. Siegel

Fordham Law Review

No abstract provided.