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Beyond The Squabble: Putting The Tenderloin Community Justice Center In Context, Michael Cobden, Ron Albers 2010 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Beyond The Squabble: Putting The Tenderloin Community Justice Center In Context, Michael Cobden, Ron Albers

Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal

The Tenderloin Community Justice Center ("CJC") began operation in May 2009 amid a tense political and economic climate. Although it employs an innovative approach to alleviating crime, the CJC is not a novel concept, but rather modeled after successful community courts already in existence. As a product of community efforts, the CJC aims to address the shortcomings of the traditional court system, which has been ineffective in reducing crime and recidivism rates, by offering alternatives to incarceration. By coordinating service providers intimately with the court, the CJC provides a centralized system that allows it to comprehensively examine an offender's ...


A Deadly Response: Unconscious Racism And California's Provocative Act Doctrine, Katherine N. Hallinan 2010 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

A Deadly Response: Unconscious Racism And California's Provocative Act Doctrine, Katherine N. Hallinan

Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal

In rural Northern California, two young black men are shot multiple times from behind. Their friend, who is also black, is charged with their murders, while the gunman, who is white, walks free. During an alleged gang brawl between teenagers, a young Latino man is stabbed and killed. His friends, and not the actual perpetrator, are charged and convicted of the crime. The defendants are Latino, the gunman is white. California's little-known provocative act doctrine, which holds felons liable for killings that are provoked by a felon's provocative act, is the vehicle prosecutors used to charge each of ...


Interrogation Is Not Ethnography: The Irrational Admission Of Gang Cops As Experts In The Field Of Sociology, Christopher McGinnis, Sarah Eisenhart 2010 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Interrogation Is Not Ethnography: The Irrational Admission Of Gang Cops As Experts In The Field Of Sociology, Christopher Mcginnis, Sarah Eisenhart

Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal

Courts regularly qualify police officers as "gang experts" in prosecutions under California's Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act. This note argues that absent independent, scientifically-verifiable expertise, the use of police officers as gang experts violates even California courts' low standard for admitting expert evidence. The note begins by analyzing the language and the legislative intent of the Act, including its substantive offense components, sentence enhancement and alternative penalty sections. The note next discusses the evidentiary power of police officers when testifying as gang experts, focusing on the substantial risk of prejudice resulting from such testimony and the officers' ability ...


Defining The Problem, Hadar Aviram 2010 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Defining The Problem, Hadar Aviram

Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal

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Dangerousness, Risk, And Release, Hadar Aviram, Valerie Kraml, Nicole Schmidt 2010 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Dangerousness, Risk, And Release, Hadar Aviram, Valerie Kraml, Nicole Schmidt

Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal

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Changing The Topography Of Sentencing, Kate E. Bloch 2010 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Changing The Topography Of Sentencing, Kate E. Bloch

Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal

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Reconceptualizing Restorative Justice, Kate E. Bloch 2010 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Reconceptualizing Restorative Justice, Kate E. Bloch

Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal

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An Overview Of Special Populations In California Prisons, Eumi K. Lee 2010 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

An Overview Of Special Populations In California Prisons, Eumi K. Lee

Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal

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The Centerpiece To Real Reform - Political, Legal, And Social Barriers To Reentry In California, Eumi K. Lee 2010 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

The Centerpiece To Real Reform - Political, Legal, And Social Barriers To Reentry In California, Eumi K. Lee

Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal

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Litigation Over Prison Medical Services, Aaron Rappaport 2010 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Litigation Over Prison Medical Services, Aaron Rappaport

Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal

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Sentencing Reform In California, Aaron Rappaport 2010 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Sentencing Reform In California, Aaron Rappaport

Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal

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Speech: Martin Luther King Breakfast., Rodney Lawrence Hurst Sr 2010 University of North Florida

Speech: Martin Luther King Breakfast., Rodney Lawrence Hurst Sr

Textual material from the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Papers

A speech commemorating Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement in 2010


Program: "Stony The Road We Trod." A Look Back At Ax Handle Saturday., 2010 University of North Florida

Program: "Stony The Road We Trod." A Look Back At Ax Handle Saturday.

Textual material from the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Papers

A look back at Ax Handle Saturday. Ritz Theatre and Museum exhibit, 2010


Thank-You Card To Rodney Hurst From Florida Humanities Council Program Attendees., 2010 University of North Florida

Thank-You Card To Rodney Hurst From Florida Humanities Council Program Attendees.

Textual material from the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Papers

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Thank-You Card: To Rodney Hurst From University Of North Florida Continuing Education., 2010 University of North Florida

Thank-You Card: To Rodney Hurst From University Of North Florida Continuing Education.

Textual material from the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Papers

No abstract provided.


Historic And Modern Social Movements For Reparations: The National Coalition Of Blacks For Reparations In America (N'Cobra) And Its Antecedents, Adjoa A. Aiyetoro, Adrienne D. Davis 2010 University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law

Historic And Modern Social Movements For Reparations: The National Coalition Of Blacks For Reparations In America (N'Cobra) And Its Antecedents, Adjoa A. Aiyetoro, Adrienne D. Davis

Faculty Scholarship

Most of the legal scholarship on reparations for Blacks in America focuses on its legal or political viability. This literature has considered both procedural obstacles, such as statutes of limitations and sovereign immunity, as well as the substantive conception of a defensible cause of action. Indeed, Congressman John Conyers introduced H.R. 40, a bill to study reparations, in 1989 and every Congressional session since, and there have been three law suits that have received national attention. This Essay takes a different approach, considering reparations as a social movement with a rich and under-explored history. As Robin Kelley explains, such ...


Shift Happens: The U.S. Supreme Court's Shifting Antidiscrimination Rhetoric, Theresa M. Beiner 2010 University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law

Shift Happens: The U.S. Supreme Court's Shifting Antidiscrimination Rhetoric, Theresa M. Beiner

Faculty Scholarship

The United States Supreme Court’s discourse on discrimination affects how fundamental civil rights - such as the right to be free from gender and race discrimination - are adjudicated and conceptualized in this country. Shortly after Congress passed Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Court established precedent that assumed discrimination, absent some other compelling explanation for employer conduct. While the Court was more reluctant to presume such discrimination by governmental actors, it was deferent to Congress’s ability to set standards that would presume discrimination. Over time, however, that presumption and the Court’s deference to Congress ...


The Process Is The Problem: Lessons Learned From United States Drug Sentencing Reform, Erik S. Siebert 2010 University of Richmond School of Law

The Process Is The Problem: Lessons Learned From United States Drug Sentencing Reform, Erik S. Siebert

University of Richmond Law Review

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The Struggling Class: Replacing An Insider White Female Middle Class Dream With A Struggling Black Female Reality, Angela Mae Kupenda 2010 Mississippi College School of Law

The Struggling Class: Replacing An Insider White Female Middle Class Dream With A Struggling Black Female Reality, Angela Mae Kupenda

Journal Articles

“What is the appropriate role of former outsiders who are now on the inside?” I propose that the appropriate role for an outsider who is now an insider, is not to sprawl out on plush, white, crushed velvet sofas, sipping vintage wines or imported teas and nibbling at aged cheese and delicate crackers while enjoying being one among a quota or token few that made it to the inside. Rather, the role of a former outsider is to go to work from the inside to dismantle the house, shrewdly using available tools to remove the nails from the walls, loosening ...


Obama Effect: A Pipeline Issue, A Felicia Epps 2010 Florida A&M University College of Law

Obama Effect: A Pipeline Issue, A Felicia Epps

Journal Publications

The law allows schools to strive for a "critical mass" of minority students. As law schools are already required to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, they must take steps to ensure that the pool of qualified candidates for positions in the academy expands instead of contracts. President Obama can have an impact on this process by taking steps to improve our educational system, encouraging students to make the most of their educations, and increasing the availability of higher education for all students. African Americans will then have access and ability to succeed in their academic pursuits. As a result, more ...


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