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The Odyssey Of The United States Road To Torture-How Did The United States Become A Waterboarder?, Robert Bloom Oct 2013

The Odyssey Of The United States Road To Torture-How Did The United States Become A Waterboarder?, Robert Bloom

Robert Bloom

United States after 9/11 decided to ignore various international laws and engaged in torture. Talk focused on how a democratic nation with high moral values could engage in such activity


History Of American Legal Education, With An Emphasis On Clinical Education, Robert Bloom Oct 2013

History Of American Legal Education, With An Emphasis On Clinical Education, Robert Bloom

Robert Bloom

No abstract provided.


Criminal Procedure: The Constitution And The Police, 6th, Mark Brodin, Robert Bloom Oct 2011

Criminal Procedure: The Constitution And The Police, 6th, Mark Brodin, Robert Bloom

Robert M. Bloom

Examples & Explanations: Criminal Procedure: The Constitution and the Police, Sixth Edition, using the method that has made it such a successful resource for students, continues to present the discussion of criminal procedure in a way that mirrors the sequence of real-life events in law enforcement.


Foreword - In Memory Of Robert J. Lipkin, James May, Erin Daly, Robert Hayman Feb 2011

Foreword - In Memory Of Robert J. Lipkin, James May, Erin Daly, Robert Hayman

Robert L. Hayman

This is a foreword to a compendium of writings by our lost friend and colleague, Bobby Lipkin, collected within a special issue of the Widener Law Review. Bobby’s constitutionalism beholds and celebrates that "no constitutional truths emanate from either politically unaccountable" courts or from paradigmatically imperfect constitutional legal theories. Rather, Bobby’s constitutionalism was participatory and justificatory: it derives from the Constitution’s republican democracy. The Constitution means what We the People allow it to mean at constitutional inflection points in our nation’s history. We miss Bobby dearly.


Foreword - In Memory Of Robert J. Lipkin, James May, Erin Daly, Robert Hayman Feb 2011

Foreword - In Memory Of Robert J. Lipkin, James May, Erin Daly, Robert Hayman

Erin Daly

This is a foreword to a compendium of writings by our lost friend and colleague, Bobby Lipkin, collected within a special issue of the Widener Law Review. Bobby’s constitutionalism beholds and celebrates that "no constitutional truths emanate from either politically unaccountable" courts or from paradigmatically imperfect constitutional legal theories. Rather, Bobby’s constitutionalism was participatory and justificatory: it derives from the Constitution’s republican democracy. The Constitution means what We the People allow it to mean at constitutional inflection points in our nation’s history. We miss Bobby dearly.


The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him)'S Merciful Reforms In The Conduct Of War: The Prohibited Acts, Muhammad Munir Dr. Dec 2010

The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him)'S Merciful Reforms In The Conduct Of War: The Prohibited Acts, Muhammad Munir Dr.

Dr. Muhammad Munir

This paper argues that Islam introduced far reaching reforms to warfare; that the conduct of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his successors does not to allow the burning and drowning of enemy to death. Destroying buildings, cutting down trees, committing perfidy, breaching the trust of the enemy, the killing of women, children, servants, old, infirm, sick, wounded, priests, peasants, prisoners of warand envoys is strictly against the teachings of the Prophet (peace be upon him) or his successors. The destruction of harvest, livestock and forests, looting, plundering and corruption from the war booty and indiscipline are prohibited as ...


Glenn Beck Bad News For Religious Conservatism, Nathan B. Oman Dec 2010

Glenn Beck Bad News For Religious Conservatism, Nathan B. Oman

Popular Media

No abstract provided.


Abortion Rights (Symposium: The Supreme Court And Local Government Law; The 1989-90 Term), Eileen Kaufman Dec 2010

Abortion Rights (Symposium: The Supreme Court And Local Government Law; The 1989-90 Term), Eileen Kaufman

Eileen Kaufman

No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of The Death Penalty Jurisprudence Of The October 2007 Supreme Court Term (The Twentieth Annual Supreme Court Review), Richard Klein Dec 2010

An Analysis Of The Death Penalty Jurisprudence Of The October 2007 Supreme Court Term (The Twentieth Annual Supreme Court Review), Richard Klein

Richard Daniel Klein

No abstract provided.


Civil Rights And Related Decisions, Eileen Kaufman Dec 2010

Civil Rights And Related Decisions, Eileen Kaufman

Eileen Kaufman

No abstract provided.


Civil Rights In Transition: Sections 1981 And 1982 Cover Discrimination On The Basis Of Ancestry And Ethnicity, Eileen R. Kaufman, Martin A. Schwartz Dec 2010

Civil Rights In Transition: Sections 1981 And 1982 Cover Discrimination On The Basis Of Ancestry And Ethnicity, Eileen R. Kaufman, Martin A. Schwartz

Martin A. Schwartz

No abstract provided.


Não Uma Outra República, A Nossa República, Outra, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Dec 2010

Não Uma Outra República, A Nossa República, Outra, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Porque é que as democracias nunca se defendem bem? E como não vêem alguns dos que, generosa ou utopicamente, advogam uma nova república (a que chamam IV, normalmente, contando como tal o salazarismo-caetanismo, que foi uma autocracia, logo não uma república, mesmo uma anti-república), estão objectivamente a levar água ao moinho dessa coisa-outra que pode ter fachada republicana (ou monárquica…), mas só poderia ser, de novo, uma autocracia?


Civil Rights In Transition: Sections 1981 And 1982 Cover Discrimination On The Basis Of Ancestry And Ethnicity, Eileen R. Kaufman, Martin A. Schwartz Dec 2010

Civil Rights In Transition: Sections 1981 And 1982 Cover Discrimination On The Basis Of Ancestry And Ethnicity, Eileen R. Kaufman, Martin A. Schwartz

Martin A. Schwartz

No abstract provided.


Dazzling The World: A Study Of India's Constitutional Amendment Mandating Reservations For Women On Rural Panchayats, Eileen Kaufman, Louise Harmon Dec 2010

Dazzling The World: A Study Of India's Constitutional Amendment Mandating Reservations For Women On Rural Panchayats, Eileen Kaufman, Louise Harmon

Louise Harmon

No abstract provided.


Capital Punishments And Religious Arguments: An Intermediate Approach, Samuel J. Levine Dec 2010

Capital Punishments And Religious Arguments: An Intermediate Approach, Samuel J. Levine

Samuel J. Levine

Determining the place and use of capital punishment in the American legal system is a challenging affair and one that is closely associated with and determined by religion's role in American legal decision-making. Both capital punishment and religion are controversial issues, and tend to challenge legal scholars and practitioners about whether they should function together or alone as valid parts of the legal system in the United States. Professor Levine argues that religious arguments should be employed to interpret and explain American legal thought when the need or proper situation arises. He uses capital punishment as an example of ...


Toward A Religious Minority Voice: A Look At Free Exercise Law Through A Religious Minority Perspective, Samuel J. Levine Dec 2010

Toward A Religious Minority Voice: A Look At Free Exercise Law Through A Religious Minority Perspective, Samuel J. Levine

Samuel J. Levine

Legal scholars have recently advanced theories emphasizing the importance of perspectives in the law. Perspective scholarship recognizes that laws are necessarily shaped by society's dominant forces, including its biases and preconceptions. Perspective scholars attempt to understand how these forces have shaped our laws, and they suggest changes to accommodate those affected by society's biases.

In this Article, Professor Levine introduces the concept of a religious minority perspective. He develops the concept of a religious minority perspective in the context of several, prominent Free Exercise cases. Professor Levine discusses these cases in his presentation of the central themes of ...


Civil Rights And Related Decisions, Eileen Kaufman Dec 2010

Civil Rights And Related Decisions, Eileen Kaufman

Eileen Kaufman

No abstract provided.


Dazzling The World: A Study Of India's Constitutional Amendment Mandating Reservations For Women On Rural Panchayats, Eileen Kaufman, Louise Harmon Dec 2010

Dazzling The World: A Study Of India's Constitutional Amendment Mandating Reservations For Women On Rural Panchayats, Eileen Kaufman, Louise Harmon

Eileen Kaufman

No abstract provided.


A Race By Any Other Name: The Interplay Between Ethnicity, National Origin And Race For Purposes Of Section 1981, Eileen R. Kaufman Dec 2010

A Race By Any Other Name: The Interplay Between Ethnicity, National Origin And Race For Purposes Of Section 1981, Eileen R. Kaufman

Eileen Kaufman

No abstract provided.


Civil Rights In Transition: Sections 1981 And 1982 Cover Discrimination On The Basis Of Ancestry And Ethnicity, Eileen R. Kaufman, Martin A. Schwartz Dec 2010

Civil Rights In Transition: Sections 1981 And 1982 Cover Discrimination On The Basis Of Ancestry And Ethnicity, Eileen R. Kaufman, Martin A. Schwartz

Eileen Kaufman

No abstract provided.


Abortion Rights (Symposium: The Supreme Court And Local Government Law; The 1989-90 Term), Eileen Kaufman Dec 2010

Abortion Rights (Symposium: The Supreme Court And Local Government Law; The 1989-90 Term), Eileen Kaufman

Eileen Kaufman

No abstract provided.


Summary Of Berkson V. Lepome, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 46, Cayla Witty Dec 2010

Summary Of Berkson V. Lepome, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 46, Cayla Witty

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

No abstract provided.


Michigan V. Bryant: Defining The “Testimonial Statement”, Hsien-Ying Shine Chen Dec 2010

Michigan V. Bryant: Defining The “Testimonial Statement”, Hsien-Ying Shine Chen

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy Sidebar

No abstract provided.


Religion: How To Stay Out Of Court, Kenneth Akers, Sara Rotramel, Jorge Wellmann Dec 2010

Religion: How To Stay Out Of Court, Kenneth Akers, Sara Rotramel, Jorge Wellmann

Parameters of Law in Student Affairs and Higher Education (CNS 670)

In the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, it reads that, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” This single sentence, the Establishment Clause, is the backbone of religious freedom in the United States, and with its several annotations it has given shape and breadth to the concept of religion in America, more specifically our topic, i ...


In Efforts To Regulate Immigration, States Test Limits Of Their Authority, Alan E. Garfield Dec 2010

In Efforts To Regulate Immigration, States Test Limits Of Their Authority, Alan E. Garfield

Alan E Garfield

No abstract provided.


Thurgood Marshall, The Race Man, And Gender Equality In The Courts, Taunya Banks Dec 2010

Thurgood Marshall, The Race Man, And Gender Equality In The Courts, Taunya Banks

Taunya Lovell Banks

Renowned civil rights advocate and race man Thurgood Marshall came of age as a lawyer during the black protest movement in the 1930s. He represented civil rights protesters, albeit reluctantly, but was ambivalent about post-Brown mass protests. Although Marshall recognized law's limitations, he felt more comfortable using litigation as a tool for social change. His experiences as a legal advocate for racial equality influenced his thinking as a judge. Marshall joined the United States Supreme Court in 1967, as dramatic advancement of black civil rights through litigation waned. Other social movements, notably the women's rights movement, took its ...


Judges Playing Jury: Constitutional Conflicts In Deciding Fair Use On Summary Judgment, Ned Snow Dec 2010

Judges Playing Jury: Constitutional Conflicts In Deciding Fair Use On Summary Judgment, Ned Snow

Faculty Publications

Issues of fair use in copyright cases are usually decided at summary judgment. But it was not always so. For well over a century, juries routinely decided these issues. The law recognized that fair use issues were highly subjective and thereby inherently factual — unfit for summary disposition by a judge. Today, however, all this has been forgotten. Judges are characterizing factual issues as purely legal so that fair use may be decided at summary judgment. Even while judges acknowledge that reasonable minds may disagree on these issues, they characterize the issues as legal, preventing them from ever reaching a jury ...


Examining The Fcc's Indecency Regulations In Light Of Today's Technology, Elizabeth H. Steele Dec 2010

Examining The Fcc's Indecency Regulations In Light Of Today's Technology, Elizabeth H. Steele

Federal Communications Law Journal

Indecency regulations promulgated by the FCC used to be effective, but today's technological advances call those regulations into question. With the prevalence of digital video recorders and the availability of television shows on the Internet, children have unprecedented access to material broadcast at all times of day. As a result, the "safe harbor" rationale restricting the broadcast of indecent material no longer makes sense. A move toward deregulation is the most logical step to take, as it would prevent any First Amendment violations and would allow the networks freedom to broadcast material that the public may be interested in ...


Two-Way Translation: The Ethics Of Engaging With Religious Contributions In Public Deliberation, Jeremy Waldron Dec 2010

Two-Way Translation: The Ethics Of Engaging With Religious Contributions In Public Deliberation, Jeremy Waldron

New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers

Using as an exemplar, the 2007 "Evangelical Declaration against Torture," this paper examines the role of religious argument in public life. The Declaration was drawn up by David Gushee, University Professor at Mercer University, and others. It argues for an absolute ban on the use of torture deploying unashamedly Christian rhetoric, some of it quite powerful and challenging. For example, it says: " [T]he Holy Spirit participates in human pathos with groans and sighs too deep for words. The cries of the tortured are in a very real sense, … the cries of the Spirit." The present paper considers whether there ...


Dignity, Rights, And Responsibilities, Jeremy Waldron Dec 2010

Dignity, Rights, And Responsibilities, Jeremy Waldron

New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers

Taking as its point of departure, a Green Paper published by the UK government in 2008 urging greater emphasis on responsibilities, this essay considers various senses of "responsibility" that may be thought important in and around the topic of individual rights. Most likely, the authors of the Green Paper had in mind responsibilities that are correlative to rights and responsibilities that qualify rights or limit their exercise. But an additional idea - which has not been properly considered - is the idea of rights which ARE (in large part) responsibilities, rights which embody responsibilities. An obvious example is the right of a ...