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Public Access To Legal Resources On The Internet, Alice M. Mccanless Oct 2001

Public Access To Legal Resources On The Internet, Alice M. Mccanless

The Southeastern Librarian

In the not so distant past, before the Internet, doing legal research necessitated access to either a substantial law collection or one of the expensive legal databases, Lexis-Nexis or Westlaw. That limited legal reference to law librarians, some special librarians and reference librarians at large university or public libraries. The Internet has changed all of that, giving any library with an Internet connection access to a wealth of current law, especially at the state and federal level.

Based on a presentation at the Joint Conference of the Georgia Council of Media Organizations and Southeastern Library Association on October 12, 2000.


Pursuing Environmental Justice Through The Courts: An Overview Of The Process And Why It Has Failed, Julie Lynne Hershenberg Oct 2001

Pursuing Environmental Justice Through The Courts: An Overview Of The Process And Why It Has Failed, Julie Lynne Hershenberg

IPED Technical Reports

This project brought together two issues that dominate policy debates in the southwestern U.S. and especially along the United States – Mexico Border; namely, environmental justice, and legal liabilities associated with adverse environmental actions. Both are major implementation problems. In the southwest the issue becomes more problematic as the two-nations meet face-to-face, and the maquiladora industry continues to expand, creating new burdens on an already stressed environment as a result of industrial practices that have not always meet U.S. environmental standards.


Mediation In Black And White: Unequal Distribution Of Empowerment By Police, Christopher C. Cooper Sep 2001

Mediation In Black And White: Unequal Distribution Of Empowerment By Police, Christopher C. Cooper

Christopher C. Cooper Dr.

Mediation in Black & White: Unequal Distribution of Empowerment by Police. On calls-for-service involving an interpersonal disputes, patrol Police officers either arbitrate the matter (e.g., authoritarian directives or arrest) or empower disputing parties to reach a collective resolutiuon; however whether the latter is availabe to disputing parties depends on their race.


Agenda: A Cartography Of Governance: Exploring The Province Of Environmental Ngos, University Of Colorado Boulder. School Of Law, University Of Colorado Boulder. Environmental Program, University Of Tulsa. National Energy-Environment Law & Policy Institute, University Of Colorado Boulder. United Government Of Graduate Students Apr 2001

Agenda: A Cartography Of Governance: Exploring The Province Of Environmental Ngos, University Of Colorado Boulder. School Of Law, University Of Colorado Boulder. Environmental Program, University Of Tulsa. National Energy-Environment Law & Policy Institute, University Of Colorado Boulder. United Government Of Graduate Students

A Cartography of Governance: Exploring the Province of Environmental NGOs (April 7-8)

Presented by: the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy on April 7 & 8, 2001. Symposium director: Lakshman D. Guruswamy.

Co-sponsored by: University of Colorado School of Law, University of Colorado Environmental Program, University of Tulsa National Energy-Environment Law and Policy Institute, University of Colorado United Government of Graduate Students.

The papers and edited proceedings of the conference will be published in a special symposium issue of the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law & Policy (CJIELP).

"The first objective of the Symposium was to understand and explore the growing importance of nongovernmental actors, and delineate the manner in which they have changed the cartography of national and international governance. The importance of this objective was demonstrated by the carnage of September 11, 2001. The recent terrorist attacks also demonstrated the extent to which we are inhabitants of a global village. This Symposium attempted to understand the manner in which two nonterrorist, nongovernmental entities have become increasingly important actors in this global village. It reviewed the manner in which corporations and NGOs are changing the geo-political and socio-economic boundaries of national and international governance.

The second objective brings special focus to bear on environmental NGOs. The second objective seeks answers to the questions: Have not-for-profits or NGOs, gone too far in diminishing the role of the public sector and the nation-state? Is the prevailing faith in the increasingly important role played by NGOs misplaced?

After establishing the importance of nongovernmental actors in national and international governance, the Symposium sought to ascertain whether not-for-profits or NGOs have gone too far in diminishing the role of the public sector and the nation-state. It also addressed the corollary issue of whether the prevailing faith in the increasingly important roles played by NGOs is misplaced.

The Symposium identified four case studies in an attempt to shed light on these questions and to acknowledge the functions that each sector is best suited to perform. Specifically, the Symposium employed the prism of environmental policy, science, and law to examine the roles played by NGOs in addressing: (1) GMOs; (2) dams; (3) wildlife and species; and (4) indigenous peoples." -- Lakshman D. Guruswamy, Cartography of Governance: An Introduction, 13 Colo. J. Int'l Envtl. L. & Pol'y 1-3 (2002).


Ethnic Identity, Risk, And Protective Factors Related To Substance Abuse Among Mexican American Students, Edward Codina, Zenong Yin, Jesse T. Zapata, David S. Katims Jan 2001

Ethnic Identity, Risk, And Protective Factors Related To Substance Abuse Among Mexican American Students, Edward Codina, Zenong Yin, Jesse T. Zapata, David S. Katims

Ethnic Studies Review

This study examines the relationship between ethnic identity, risk and protective factors for substance use and academic achievement. Risk factors include deviant behavior and susceptibility to peer influence, while the protective factor is self-reported "confidence" not to use substances. The sample consists of 2,370 Mexican American students enrolled in eighth, ninth, and tenth grades. Results of the analysis (MANOVA) revealed that females had more positive ethnic identity than males. Furthermore, males were significantly more susceptible to peer influence, reported higher levels of deviant behavior, used more substances and had lower grade point averages than females. There was no significant ...


Ethnicity And The Jury System, Ashton Wesley Welch Jan 2001

Ethnicity And The Jury System, Ashton Wesley Welch

Ethnic Studies Review

Discrimination in the jury system has been a matter of constitutional and ethical concern at least since the mid-nineteenth century. Ethnic and linguistic minorities have been disadvantaged by the use of the peremptory challenge, statutory requirements, and administrative practices which compromised the Sixth Amendment provision for a jury of one's peers with its implication for juror impartiality. Attacks on the discriminatory applications of those systems and practices resulted in reduction, as gradual as it was, of the exclusionary practices. Batson vs Kentucky made the Sixth Amendment guarantee more reachable for ethnic and linguistic minorities.


Thick And Thin: Interdisciplinary Conversations On Populism, Law, Political Science, And Constitutional Change, Mark A. Graber Jan 2001

Thick And Thin: Interdisciplinary Conversations On Populism, Law, Political Science, And Constitutional Change, Mark A. Graber

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Wilde On Trial: Psychic Injury, Exhibitionism And The Law, Kirby Farrell Prof Dec 2000

Wilde On Trial: Psychic Injury, Exhibitionism And The Law, Kirby Farrell Prof

kirby farrell

A reassessment of Oscar Wilde's conviction for sexual offenses. Wilde's trial responded to polarization in fantasies of respectability in late Victorian culture, with the fear of social death underlying anxieties about homosexuality.