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Tragedy, Outrage & Reform: Crimes That Changed Our World: 1983 – Thurman Beating - Domestic Violence, Paul H. Robinson, Sarah M. Robinson 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Tragedy, Outrage & Reform: Crimes That Changed Our World: 1983 – Thurman Beating - Domestic Violence, Paul H. Robinson, Sarah M. Robinson

Faculty Scholarship

Can a crime make our world better? Crimes are the worst of humanity’s wrongs but, oddly, they sometimes do more than anything else to improve our lives. As it turns out, it is often the outrageousness itself that does the work. Ordinary crimes are accepted as the background noise of our everyday existence but some crimes make people stop and take notice – because they are so outrageous, or so curious, or so heart-wrenching. These “trigger crimes” are the cases that this book is about.

They offer some incredible stories about how people, good and bad, change the world around ...


Newsroom: The Violence In Charlottesville 08-14-2017, Michael J. Yelnosky 2017 Roger Williams University School of Law

Newsroom: The Violence In Charlottesville 08-14-2017, Michael J. Yelnosky

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Contemplating Masterpiece Cakeshop, Terri R. Day, Danielle Weatherby 2017 Barry University School of Law

Contemplating Masterpiece Cakeshop, Terri R. Day, Danielle Weatherby

Washington and Lee Law Review Online

Next term, in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Supreme Court will consider whether a baker’s religious objection to same-sex marriage justifies his violation of Colorado’s public accommodation law in refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. At the centerpiece of Masterpiece Cakeshop is a clash between the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause or, more precisely, the principles of equality in commercial life as grounded in Colorado’s public accommodation law. In exploring the purpose inherent in regulating private conduct through public accommodation laws ...


Alternative Dispute Resolution For Election Access Issues In A Post-Voting Rights Act Section 5 Landscape, Casey Millburg 2017 Penn State Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution For Election Access Issues In A Post-Voting Rights Act Section 5 Landscape, Casey Millburg

Arbitration Law Review

No abstract provided.


Bystander Intervention Policies For Campus Sexual Assault Should Be Framed As Civil Rights Programs, And Made Broadly Applicable To All Protected Class Offenses, Wendy J. Murphy 2017 New England Law Boston

Bystander Intervention Policies For Campus Sexual Assault Should Be Framed As Civil Rights Programs, And Made Broadly Applicable To All Protected Class Offenses, Wendy J. Murphy

Utah Law Review

The overarching goal of any campus sexual assault prevention program should be to reduce incidence rates. BIPs may accomplish this result more effectively than other programs because they engage students to become personally involved in actual incidents, thus directly influencing the way students think and feel about sexual assault. By framing BIPs as civil rights programs applicable to all protected class categories, schools ensure that students understand why intervening is appropriate, and underscores that everyone has a stake in promoting and protecting the safety and full equality of all women and girls on every campus.


Upstanders, Whistle-Blowers, And Rescuers, Martha Minow 2017 SJ Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Upstanders, Whistle-Blowers, And Rescuers, Martha Minow

Utah Law Review

Communities of responsibility and the cultures that nurture them take many steps to build. An important step is to honor remarkable individuals with courage and commitment. Raphael Lemkin, Benjamin Ferencz, Luis Moreno Ocampo, Emmanuel Uwurukundo, Samantha Power, filmmaker Edet Belzberg, and Victor Koningsberger deserve recognition and honor. At the same time, we need to emphasize that an upstander does not need extraordinary qualities. Ordinary people can and do stand up in small and big ways against oppression and injustice. Education can help. Speeches can help. When we honor heroes, we should not simply recognize individual courage. Doing so can help ...


A Property Rights Approach To Temporary Work Visas, Adam B. Cox, Alessandra Casella 2017 NYU School of Law

A Property Rights Approach To Temporary Work Visas, Adam B. Cox, Alessandra Casella

New York University Law and Economics Working Papers

Temporary labor visa rules in the United States are criticized on three grounds: for failing to allocate visas efficiently, for failing to adequately protect domestic workers, and for exposing migrant workers to exploitation. We argue that it is possible to address all three problems by re-configuring the property rights associated with the visas and carefully designing the mechanism for allocating those rights. Our core insight is to unbundle the two rights that today are typically combined: the firm’s right to employ a foreign worker, and the worker’s right to reside and work in the country during that time ...


We Know Better: Shed Image Of Racist, Bigoted Community, Christia Spears Brown 2017 University of Kentucky

We Know Better: Shed Image Of Racist, Bigoted Community, Christia Spears Brown

Center for Equality and Social Justice Position Papers

Following Mayor Jim Gray’s announcement about relocating the Confederate statues at Cheapside, Lexington received the attention of national news organizations, and the attention of several racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic hate groups.


Gonzalez V. Douglas Trial Transcript Of Proceedings, Day 3, Steven A. Reiss, Luna N. Barrington, David Fitzmaurice, Richard M. Martinez, Robert Chang, James W. Quinn 2017 Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Gonzalez V. Douglas Trial Transcript Of Proceedings, Day 3, Steven A. Reiss, Luna N. Barrington, David Fitzmaurice, Richard M. Martinez, Robert Chang, James W. Quinn

Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality

Gonzalez v. Douglas


A Diverse Student Body Without Student Bodies?: Online Classrooms And Affirmative Action, Ryan H. Nelson 2017 Pepperdine University

A Diverse Student Body Without Student Bodies?: Online Classrooms And Affirmative Action, Ryan H. Nelson

Pepperdine Law Review

America’s public universities engage students in myriad classroom environments that range from traditional, entirely-in-person classroom environments to entirely-online, virtual classrooms, with every shade of grey in between. These varied learning environments pose a fascinating question with respect to the ways such universities use affirmative action in admissions. In Grutter v. Bollinger, the United States Supreme Court held that “student body diversity is a compelling state interest that can justify the use of race in university admissions.” Indeed, student body diversity remains one of the few “compelling interests” that the Court has held satisfies the constitutional imperative that the “government ...


Gonzalez V. Douglas Closing Argument Powerpoint Presentation, Steven A. Reiss, Luna N. Barrington, David Fitzmaurice, Richard M. Martinez, Robert Chang, James W. Quinn 2017 Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Gonzalez V. Douglas Closing Argument Powerpoint Presentation, Steven A. Reiss, Luna N. Barrington, David Fitzmaurice, Richard M. Martinez, Robert Chang, James W. Quinn

Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality

Gonzalez v. Douglas


Gonzalez V. Douglas Trial Transcript Of Proceedings, Day 10, Steven A. Reiss, Luna N. Barrington, David Fitzmaurice, Richard M. Martinez, Robert Chang, James W. Quinn 2017 Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Gonzalez V. Douglas Trial Transcript Of Proceedings, Day 10, Steven A. Reiss, Luna N. Barrington, David Fitzmaurice, Richard M. Martinez, Robert Chang, James W. Quinn

Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality

Gonzalez v. Douglas


Gonzalez V. Douglas Trial Transcript Of Proceedings, Day 9, Steven A. Reiss, Luna N. Barrington, David Fitzmaurice, Richard M. Martinez, Robert Chang, James W. Quinn 2017 Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Gonzalez V. Douglas Trial Transcript Of Proceedings, Day 9, Steven A. Reiss, Luna N. Barrington, David Fitzmaurice, Richard M. Martinez, Robert Chang, James W. Quinn

Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality

Gonzalez v. Douglas


Gonzalez V. Douglas Trial Transcript Of Proceedings, Day 8, Steven A. Reiss, Luna N. Barrington, David Fitzmaurice, Richard M. Martinez, Robert Chang, James W. Quinn 2017 Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Gonzalez V. Douglas Trial Transcript Of Proceedings, Day 8, Steven A. Reiss, Luna N. Barrington, David Fitzmaurice, Richard M. Martinez, Robert Chang, James W. Quinn

Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality

Gonzalez v. Douglas


Gonzalez V. Douglas Trial Transcript Of Proceedings, Day 7, Steven A. Reiss, Luna N. Barrington, David Fitzmaurice, Richard M. Martinez, Robert Chang, James W. Quinn 2017 Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Gonzalez V. Douglas Trial Transcript Of Proceedings, Day 7, Steven A. Reiss, Luna N. Barrington, David Fitzmaurice, Richard M. Martinez, Robert Chang, James W. Quinn

Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality

Gonzalez v. Douglas


Gonzalez V. Douglas Trial Transcript Of Proceedings, Day 6, Steven A. Reiss, Luna N. Barrington, David Fitzmaurice, Richard M. Martinez, Robert Chang, James W. Quinn 2017 Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Gonzalez V. Douglas Trial Transcript Of Proceedings, Day 6, Steven A. Reiss, Luna N. Barrington, David Fitzmaurice, Richard M. Martinez, Robert Chang, James W. Quinn

Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality

Gonzalez v. Douglas


Dissenting From History: The False Narratives Of The Obergefell Dissents, Christopher R. Leslie 2017 University of California - Irvine

Dissenting From History: The False Narratives Of The Obergefell Dissents, Christopher R. Leslie

Indiana Law Journal

According to a quote attributed to numerous philosophers and political leaders, “History is written by victors.”1 In the legal battle over same-sex marriage, those opposed to marriage equality have attempted to disprove this age-old adage. In response to the majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges—which held that state laws banning same-sex marriage violate the Fourteenth Amendment—each of the four dissenting Justices issued his own dissenting opinion. Every one of these dissents misrepresented the circumstances and precedent leading up to the Obergefell decision. Collectively, the Obergefell dissenters have valiantly tried to rewrite America’s legal, constitutional, and social ...


Beyond "Best Practices": Employment-Discrimination Law In The Neoliberal Era, Deborah Dinner 2017 Emory University

Beyond "Best Practices": Employment-Discrimination Law In The Neoliberal Era, Deborah Dinner

Indiana Law Journal

Why does U.S. legal culture tolerate unprecedented economic inequality even as it valorizes social equality along identity lines? This Article takes a significant step toward answering this question by examining the relationship between U.S. employment-discrimination law and neoliberalism. It shows that the rise of anti-discrimination ideals in the late twentieth century was intertwined with the de-regulation of labor and with cutbacks in the welfare state. The Article argues that even “best practices” to prevent employment discrimination are insufficient to realize a labor market responsive to the needs of low-income workers for adequate wages, safe work conditions, and work ...


Unbefriended And Unrepresented: Better Medical Decision Making For Incapacitated Patients Without Healthcare Surrogates, Thaddeus Mason Pope 2017 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Unbefriended And Unrepresented: Better Medical Decision Making For Incapacitated Patients Without Healthcare Surrogates, Thaddeus Mason Pope

Georgia State University Law Review

The purpose of this Article is to help improve the quality of healthcare decision making for the unbefriended. I hope that this comprehensive and systematic explanation of both the problem and the available solutions will empower both public and clinical policymakers to develop more informed and more circumspect policies and procedures


2016-2017 Georgia State University Law Review Symposium: Exploring The Right To Die In The U.S., Margaret Pabst Battin 2017 University of Utah

2016-2017 Georgia State University Law Review Symposium: Exploring The Right To Die In The U.S., Margaret Pabst Battin

Georgia State University Law Review

This transcript is a reproduction of the Keynote Presentation at the 2016–2017 Georgia State University Law Review Symposium on November 11, 2016. Margaret Battin, is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.


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