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Utilizing Title Vi As A Means To Eradicate Health Discrimination, Adrian D. Samuels, Mariah L. Cole 2017 Meharry Medical College

Utilizing Title Vi As A Means To Eradicate Health Discrimination, Adrian D. Samuels, Mariah L. Cole

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Health disparities among people of color are persistent and detrimental to the overall wellness of these groups. Discrimination in the provision of health care services is one of the primary causes of health disparities. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s availability as a tool to prevent discrimination and, in turn, disparities among these groups is underdocumented. The legislative intent of Title VI and the historical context of the law have been helpful in its use outside of the health care arena to prevent discrimination. This sheds light on the ways that the law can influence the ...


Correspondence: Undated, Thank You Card, To Dr. Saffy, Chet A. Aikens 2017 University of North Florida

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 Five Stages Of Lgbtq Discrimination And Its Effects On Mass Incarceration, Michael D. Braunstein 2017 University of Miami Law School

The Five Stages Of Lgbtq Discrimination And Its Effects On Mass Incarceration, Michael D. Braunstein

University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review

Although the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges provided some indication of equality for members of the LBGTQ community, the sad truth is that discrimination against those who do not identify as “heterosexual” reaches far deeper than the right to marry. This discrimination is especially present with regards to biased treatment by law enforcement officers and a lack of accommodations or protections within the court and prison systems. In a nation that has seen various groups of people fight for and earn their equality over and over again, it is truly concerning that the LGBTQ community is ...


Supplemental Brief Of Appellant, Jeffrey E. Ellis, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality 2017 Law Office of Alsept & Ellis

Supplemental Brief Of Appellant, Jeffrey E. Ellis, Fred T. Korematsu Center For Law And Equality

Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality

State of Washington v. Scott


Nearsighted And Colorblind: The Perspective Problems Of Police Deadly Force Cases, Jelani Jefferson Exum 2017 University of Toledo College of Law

Nearsighted And Colorblind: The Perspective Problems Of Police Deadly Force Cases, Jelani Jefferson Exum

Cleveland State Law Review

In dealing with the recently publicized instances of police officers’ use of deadly force, some reform efforts have been focused on the entities that are central to the successful prosecutions of police—the prosecutor and the grand jury. Some have suggested special, independent prosecutors for these cases so that the process of deciding whether to seek charges against police officers remains untainted by the necessary cooperative relationship between the police department and the prosecutor’s office. Others have urged more transparency in the grand jury process so that the public can scrutinize a prosecutor’s efforts in presenting evidence for ...


The Duty To Charge In Police Use Of Excessive Force Cases, Rebecca Roiphe 2017 New York Law School

The Duty To Charge In Police Use Of Excessive Force Cases, Rebecca Roiphe

Cleveland State Law Review

Responding to the problems of mass incarceration, racial disparities in justice, and wrongful convictions, scholars have focused on prosecutorial overcharging. They have, however, neglected to address undercharging—the failure to charge in entire classes of cases. Undercharging can similarly undermine the efficacy and legitimacy of the criminal justice system. While few have focused on this question in the domestic criminal law context, international law scholars have long recognized the social and structural cost for nascent democratic states when they fail to charge those responsible for the prior regime’s human rights abuses. This sort of impunity threatens the rule of ...


Restoring Independence To The Grand Jury: A Victim Advocate For The Police Use Of Force Cases, Jonathan Witmer-Rich 2017 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Restoring Independence To The Grand Jury: A Victim Advocate For The Police Use Of Force Cases, Jonathan Witmer-Rich

Cleveland State Law Review

This Article proposes a grand jury victim advocate to represent the interests of the complainant before the grand jury in investigations into police use of excessive force. Currently, the prosecutor has near-exclusive access to the grand jury, and as a result, grand juries have become almost entirely dependent on prosecutors. Historically, however, grand juries exhibited much greater independence. In particular, grand juries have a long history in America of providing oversight over government officials, bringing criminal charges for official misconduct even when local prosecutors proved reluctant. Permitting the alleged victim of police excessive force to be represented before the grand ...


Introduction To Dignity Special Issue: Freedom From Sexploitation, Lisa L. Thompson, Donna M. Hughes 2017 National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Introduction To Dignity Special Issue: Freedom From Sexploitation, Lisa L. Thompson, Donna M. Hughes

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

No abstract provided.


The Freedom From Sexploitation Agenda: Policy And Legislative Recommendations To Curb Sexual Exploitation, Dawn Hawkins 2017 National Center on Sexual Exploitation

The Freedom From Sexploitation Agenda: Policy And Legislative Recommendations To Curb Sexual Exploitation, Dawn Hawkins

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

No abstract provided.


It Can't Wait: Exposing The Connections Between Forms Of Sexual Exploitation, Dawn Hawkins 2017 National Center on Sexual Exploitation

It Can't Wait: Exposing The Connections Between Forms Of Sexual Exploitation, Dawn Hawkins

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

No abstract provided.


Today's Porn: Not A Constitutional Right; Not A Human Right, Patrick Trueman 2017 National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Today's Porn: Not A Constitutional Right; Not A Human Right, Patrick Trueman

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

No abstract provided.


Why We Must Oppose The Full Decriminalization Of Prostitution, Taina Bien-Aime 2017 Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

Why We Must Oppose The Full Decriminalization Of Prostitution, Taina Bien-Aime

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

No abstract provided.


Gonzalez V. Douglas Trial Transcript Of Proceedings, Day 5, 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 5, 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


Avoiding Deliberation: Why The "Safe Space" Campus Cannot Comport With Deliberative Democracy, Nicholas A. Schroeder 2017 Brigham Young University Law School

Avoiding Deliberation: Why The "Safe Space" Campus Cannot Comport With Deliberative Democracy, Nicholas A. Schroeder

Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Coalitions And Collective Memories: A Search For Common Ground, Ediberto Román 2017 Florida International University College of Law

Coalitions And Collective Memories: A Search For Common Ground, Ediberto Román

Ediberto Roman

The following pages explore this contemporary debate, and ultimately sides in favor of inter-minority group coalitions, as they may be effective democratic vehicles towards social change. Part II examines the argument in favor of inter-minority group coalitions. Part III addresses the challenges to those positions, including the arguments posed by leading skeptics. Finally, Part IV rejects the cynicism associated with coalitions and proposes a concrete point of commonality that may help forge much needed common ground for many racial and ethnic outsider groups.


Love And Civil Rights, Ediberto Román 2017 Florida International University College of Law

Love And Civil Rights, Ediberto Román

Ediberto Roman

Despite western legal scholars' almost universal rejection of the use of emotions in legal analysis, the unquestionable greatest social activist and grassroots legal reformer of our times, and perhaps one of the greatest in the annals of time, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, understood a basic yet profound fact concerning societal change - the transformative power of love. During the era where he achieved the greatest influence, Dr. King knew that societal-wide change could not occur without transforming the American psyche on the basic fairness of the civil rights struggle. This civil rights struggle, which is now so closely associated with ...


Membership Denied: Subordination And Subjugation Under United States Expansionism, Ediberto Román, Theron Simmons 2017 Florida International University College of Law

Membership Denied: Subordination And Subjugation Under United States Expansionism, Ediberto Román, Theron Simmons

Ediberto Roman

As for the proposal this Article seeks to promote, the length and complexity of this undertaking hopefully demonstrates the difficulty in arriving at an easily identified solution. Century long colonial struggles by several distinct countries and millions of their inhabitants are not easily resolved. Nevertheless, there are certain procedural steps that can be undertaken which may promote the realization of self-determination. The United States should be true to its rhetoric and promote democratic efforts in these lands to achieve autonomy. It is not enough to promote self-determination for other powers' colonies. The subordination of citizens and nationals is not only ...


Gonzalez V. Douglas Trial Transcript Of Proceedings, Day 4, 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 4, 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


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

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

Donald W. Dowd

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Law In Educational Decision Making, John H. Vanderzell, Donald W. Dowd, Matthew W. Finkin, Mark R. Shedd 2017 Selected Works

The Role Of Law In Educational Decision Making, John H. Vanderzell, Donald W. Dowd, Matthew W. Finkin, Mark R. Shedd

Donald W. Dowd

No abstract provided.


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