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Does The Second Amendment Protect Firearms Commerce?, David Kopel Apr 2104

Does The Second Amendment Protect Firearms Commerce?, David Kopel

David B Kopel

The Second Amendment protects the operation of businesses which provide Second Amendment services, including gun stores. Although lower federal courts have split on the issue, the right of firearms commerce is demonstrated by the original history of the Second Amendment, confirmed by the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, and consistent with the Court's precedents on other individual rights.


Post-Racial Racism: Racial Stratification And Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Obama, Ian F. Haney-Lopez Nov 2017

Post-Racial Racism: Racial Stratification And Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Obama, Ian F. Haney-Lopez

Ian F. Haney-López

No abstract provided.


The Ecology Of Transparency Reloaded, Seth F. Kreimer Sep 2017

The Ecology Of Transparency Reloaded, Seth F. Kreimer

Faculty Scholarship

As Justice Stewart famously observed, "[t]he Constitution itself is neither a Freedom of Information Act nor an Official Secrets Act." What the Constitution's text omits, the last two generations have embedded in "small c" constitutional law and practice in the form of the Freedom of Information Act and a series of overlapping governance reforms including Inspectors General, disclosure of political contributions, the State Department’s “Dissent Channel,” the National Archives Information Security Oversight Office, and the publication rights guaranteed by New York Times v. United States. These institutions constitute an ecology of transparency.

The late Justice Scalia argued ...


Correspondence: Undated, Thank You Card, To Dr. Saffy, Chet A. Aikens Jul 2017

Correspondence: Undated, Thank You Card, To Dr. Saffy, Chet A. Aikens

Saffy Collection Textual

Thank you letter to Dr. Saffy for her assistance on attending a luncheon at the Democratic State Conference in Orlando.


The Press, Privacy, And Public Figures - A Symposium - Introduction, Donald W. Dowd Jun 2017

The Press, Privacy, And Public Figures - A Symposium - Introduction, Donald W. Dowd

Donald W. Dowd

No abstract provided.


Skyjacking: Problems And Potential Solutions - Introduction, Donald W. Dowd Jun 2017

Skyjacking: Problems And Potential Solutions - Introduction, Donald W. Dowd

Donald W. Dowd

No abstract provided.


Prisoner's Rights And The Correctional Scheme: The Legal Controversy And Problems Of Implementation - A Symposium - Introduction, Donald W. Dowd Jun 2017

Prisoner's Rights And The Correctional Scheme: The Legal Controversy And Problems Of Implementation - A Symposium - Introduction, Donald W. Dowd

Donald W. Dowd

No abstract provided.


Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Colloquium, Erwin Chemerinsky, Martin A. Schwartz Jun 2017

Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Colloquium, Erwin Chemerinsky, Martin A. Schwartz

Erwin Chemerinsky

No abstract provided.


Civil Rights Without Remedies: Vicarious Liability Under Title Vii, Section 1983, And Title Ix, Catherine Fisk, Erwin Chemerinsky Jun 2017

Civil Rights Without Remedies: Vicarious Liability Under Title Vii, Section 1983, And Title Ix, Catherine Fisk, Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky

The Supreme Court has taken an inconsistent approach to allowing vicarious liability under major civil rights statutes. In recent cases, the Court has permitted qualified vicarious liability for supervisors' sexual harassment under Title VII, but rejected vicarious liability under Title IX. Earlier, the Court rejected vicarious liability for local governments sued under Section 1983. In this Article, Professors Fisk and Chemerinsky describe the Court's inconsistent approaches and argue that they cannot bejustfied by the text or legislative history of these statutes. Professors Fisk and Chemerinsky argue that each of these statutes is meant to achieve the same purpose, deterring ...


Torch (June 2017), Brandon Baldwin Jun 2017

Torch (June 2017), Brandon Baldwin

Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project Newsletter

Civic and Community Engagement | Civil Rights and Discrimination | Education | Gender and Sexuality | Inequality and Stratification | Politics and Social Change | Public Policy | Race and Ethnicity


Civil Rights Without Remedies: Vicarious Liability Under Title Vii, Section 1983, And Title Ix, Catherine Fisk, Erwin Chemerinsky May 2017

Civil Rights Without Remedies: Vicarious Liability Under Title Vii, Section 1983, And Title Ix, Catherine Fisk, Erwin Chemerinsky

Catherine Fisk

The Supreme Court has taken an inconsistent approach to allowing vicarious liability under major civil rights statutes. In recent cases, the Court has permitted qualified vicarious liability for supervisors' sexual harassment under Title VII, but rejected vicarious liability under Title IX. Earlier, the Court rejected vicarious liability for local governments sued under Section 1983. In this Article, Professors Fisk and Chemerinsky describe the Court's inconsistent approaches and argue that they cannot bejustfied by the text or legislative history of these statutes. Professors Fisk and Chemerinsky argue that each of these statutes is meant to achieve the same purpose, deterring ...


Card: Thank You Note From President Bill Clinton, William Jefferson Clinton Apr 2017

Card: Thank You Note From President Bill Clinton, William Jefferson Clinton

Saffy Collection Textual

Note: To Edna Saffy, your support and friendship during my first term have meant much to me and our administration. Thank you. Bill Clinton. Box: 35 Folder: 1


Certificate Of Subject Of Biographical Record In "Who's Who In The South And Southwest", Marquis Who's Who Publication Board Apr 2017

Certificate Of Subject Of Biographical Record In "Who's Who In The South And Southwest", Marquis Who's Who Publication Board

Saffy Collection Textual

The Marquis Who’s Who Publication Board Certifies the Edna. L. Saffy is a subject of biographical record in Who’s Who in the South and Southwest Eighteenth Edition 1982/1983 inclusion in which is limited to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their own fields of endeavor and who have, thereby, contributed significantly to the betterment of contemporary society. Box: 35 Folder 1


Doux Commerce, Religion, And The Limits Of Antidiscrimination Law, Nathan B. Oman Apr 2017

Doux Commerce, Religion, And The Limits Of Antidiscrimination Law, Nathan B. Oman

Faculty Publications

Recent cases involving religious businesses owners who object to providing services for same-sex weddings and resulting lawsuits have generated a vigorous academic and popular debate. That debate centers in part on the proper role of religion in the market. This article develops three theories of the proper relationship between commerce and religion and applies them to these conflicts. The first approach would apply the norms of liberal democratic governments to market actors. The second approach posits that any market outcome is legitimate so long as it results from voluntary contracts. These approaches yield contradictory and indeterminate advice on the conflicts ...


Torch (April 2017), Brandon Baldwin Apr 2017

Torch (April 2017), Brandon Baldwin

Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project Newsletter

Civic and Community Engagement | Civil Rights and Discrimination | Education | Gender and Sexuality | Inequality and Stratification | Politics and Social Change | Public Policy | Race and Ethnicity


Disability Rights In The Age Of Uber: Applying The Americans With Disabilities Act Of 1990 To Transportation Network Companies, Rachel Reed Mar 2017

Disability Rights In The Age Of Uber: Applying The Americans With Disabilities Act Of 1990 To Transportation Network Companies, Rachel Reed

Georgia State University Law Review

Within the past year, individual plaintiffs and disability rights organizations have initiated a number of lawsuits against Uber, and similar companies like Lyft, alleging violations of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title III). In each of these cases, the plaintiffs’ success turns on affirmatively answering one significant threshold question: Whether Uber, or a similar entity, falls within the scope of Title III. Traditional taxi companies fall squarely within the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990’s (ADA) coverage under 42 U.S.C. § 12184 (§ 12184), which governs private companies that provide transportation services. Given the ...


The Torch (February 2017), Brandon Baldwin Feb 2017

The Torch (February 2017), Brandon Baldwin

Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project Newsletter

Civic and Community Engagement | Civil Rights and Discrimination | Education | Gender and Sexuality | Inequality and Stratification | Politics and Social Change | Public Policy | Race and Ethnicity

Recommended Citation

Baldwin, Brandon and Civil Rights Team Project, "Torch (August 2013)" (2013). Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project Newsletter. 58. http://digitalcommons.usm.maine.edu/torch/58


Newsroom: Logan On Trump And Libel Law 01-03-2017, Roger Williams University School Of Law Jan 2017

Newsroom: Logan On Trump And Libel Law 01-03-2017, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


The Persistence Of The Confederate Narrative, Peggy Cooper Davis, Anderson Francois, Colin Starger Jan 2017

The Persistence Of The Confederate Narrative, Peggy Cooper Davis, Anderson Francois, Colin Starger

All Faculty Scholarship

Ever since the United States was reconstituted after the Civil War, a Confederate narrative of states’ rights has undermined the Reconstruction Amendments’ design for the protection of civil rights. The Confederate narrative’s diminishment of civil rights has been regularly challenged, but it stubbornly persists. Today the narrative survives in imprecise and unquestioning odes to state sovereignty. We analyze the relationship, over time, between assertions of civil rights and calls for the protection of local autonomy and control. This analysis reveals a troubling sequence: the Confederate narrative was shamefully intertwined with the defense of American chattel slavery. It survived profound ...


A Battle Over Statutory Interpretation: Title Vii And Claims Of Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity Discrimination, Arthur S. Leonard Jan 2017

A Battle Over Statutory Interpretation: Title Vii And Claims Of Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity Discrimination, Arthur S. Leonard

Other Publications

No abstract provided.


Section 5: Civil Rights And Liberties, Institute Of Bill Of Rights Law At The College Of William & Mary School Of Law Sep 2016

Section 5: Civil Rights And Liberties, Institute Of Bill Of Rights Law At The College Of William & Mary School Of Law

Supreme Court Preview

No abstract provided.


Is Carolene Products Dead--Reflections On Affirmative Action And The Dynamics Of Civil Rights Legislation, Daniel A. Farber, Philip P. Frickey Aug 2016

Is Carolene Products Dead--Reflections On Affirmative Action And The Dynamics Of Civil Rights Legislation, Daniel A. Farber, Philip P. Frickey

Daniel A Farber

No abstract provided.


Roundtable Discussion: Is Subversion Subversive?, Zipporah Wiseman, Kathryn Abrams, Katherine Franke, David Kennedy Aug 2016

Roundtable Discussion: Is Subversion Subversive?, Zipporah Wiseman, Kathryn Abrams, Katherine Franke, David Kennedy

Kathryn Abrams

Presents a roundtable discussion on the subversive nature of legal archaeology in women's studies. Structural tension or contradictions in women's studies; Need to fully theorize the connection of legal archaeology to the term feminist; Role of subversion in teaching humility; Evolution of feminist theory as a discipline; Role of feminism in promoting democracy.


The Substance Of Things Hoped For: Faith, Social Action & Passage Of The Voting Rights Acts Of 1965, Jonathan C. Augustine, John K. Pierre May 2016

The Substance Of Things Hoped For: Faith, Social Action & Passage Of The Voting Rights Acts Of 1965, Jonathan C. Augustine, John K. Pierre

Jonathan C. Augustine


In the spring of 2015, Paramount Motion Pictures released Selma, a movie based on the historical occurrences that led to the infamous day in American history known as “Bloody Sunday,” and President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the subsequently passed Voting Rights Act of 1965 (“the Act”).  Selma popularized, for a new generation, the clergy-led struggle for an egalitarian society, especially in the Jim Crown Deep South, where legislation was needed to ensure well-documented patterns of invidious discrimination in the polling place would end.  This Article, written in the same vein as Selma, shows how faith and faith-based leaders worked ...


Civil Liberties: Current Developments In The Seventh Circuit Regarding First Amendment, Procedural Due Process, Employment Discrimination And The Enforcement Of Civil Rights, Ivan E. Bodensteiner, Rosalie Levinson May 2016

Civil Liberties: Current Developments In The Seventh Circuit Regarding First Amendment, Procedural Due Process, Employment Discrimination And The Enforcement Of Civil Rights, Ivan E. Bodensteiner, Rosalie Levinson

Ivan E. Bodensteiner

No abstract provided.


A Positive Right To Free Labor, Rebecca E. Zietlow May 2016

A Positive Right To Free Labor, Rebecca E. Zietlow

Seattle University Law Review

This Article seeks to resurrect a lost thread in our civil rights tradition: the idea that workers have a positive right to free labor. A positive right to free labor includes the right to work for a living wage free of undue coercion and free from discrimination based on immutable characteristics. Not merely the negative guarantee against the state’s infringement on individual equality and liberty, a positive right to free labor is immediately enforceable against state and private parties. A positive right to free labor is rooted in the Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution, which prohibits slavery and involuntary ...


Recent Developments In Civil Rights, Ivan E. Bodensteiner May 2016

Recent Developments In Civil Rights, Ivan E. Bodensteiner

Ivan E. Bodensteiner

One of the most significant developments in civil rights litigation is the expansion of immunity doctrines. Even though immunity is not mentioned in 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the United States Supreme Court has given some governmental officials the benefit of a qualified immunity from damages, and other officials an absolute immunity from damages.


The Strange Career Of Title Vii's § 703(M): An Essay On The Unfulfilled Promise Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1991, Jeffrey A. Van Detta Apr 2016

The Strange Career Of Title Vii's § 703(M): An Essay On The Unfulfilled Promise Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1991, Jeffrey A. Van Detta

St. John's Law Review

No abstract provided.


When The Court Makes Title Vii Law And Policy: Disparate Impact And The Journey From Griggs To Ricci, Ronald Turner Apr 2016

When The Court Makes Title Vii Law And Policy: Disparate Impact And The Journey From Griggs To Ricci, Ronald Turner

St. John's Law Review

No abstract provided.


Title Vii At 50: The Landmark Law Has Significantly Impacted Relationships In The Workplace And Society, But Title Vii Has Not Reached Its True Potential, Cynthia Elaine Tompkins Apr 2016

Title Vii At 50: The Landmark Law Has Significantly Impacted Relationships In The Workplace And Society, But Title Vii Has Not Reached Its True Potential, Cynthia Elaine Tompkins

St. John's Law Review

No abstract provided.