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Constitutional Law

2010

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Carrie L. Flores

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Translation Services Not Required: The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Does Not Require Special Accommodations For Limited English Proficiency Individuals, Carrie L. Flores Aug 2010

Translation Services Not Required: The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Does Not Require Special Accommodations For Limited English Proficiency Individuals, Carrie L. Flores

Carrie L. Flores

Is an employer or health care provider required to provide special accommodations to applicants or patients unable to speak English proficiently? If so, to what extent must they accommodate them? Must they provide free translation services? This scenario sets forth a hotly contested issue: whether Limited English Proficiency (LEP) individuals are entitled to receive special accommodations.

The Civil Rights Act (“CRA”) prohibits discrimination based on national origin. However, the CRA does not clearly answer whether an LEP individual is entitled to receive special accommodations because of his LEP status. Notwithstanding this, President Clinton issued an executive order requiring recipients of ...


Unfounded Allegations That John Yoo Violated His Ethical Obligations As A Lawyer: A Critical Analysis Of The Torture Memo, Carrie L. Flores Aug 2010

Unfounded Allegations That John Yoo Violated His Ethical Obligations As A Lawyer: A Critical Analysis Of The Torture Memo, Carrie L. Flores

Carrie L. Flores

In 2003, John C. Yoo, then Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel, signed a memorandum issued to the U.S. Department of Defense. This memorandum provided a legal opinion regarding the standards governing military interrogations of alien unlawful combatants detained outside of the U.S. It is now commonly referred to as the “Torture Memo.”

The Torture Memo contained several highly controversial legal conclusions, including a definition of torture, and although it was classified information when it was originally issued, the Memo was later declassified and made available to the ...