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Standing In The Way Of Our Goals: How The Best Interest Of The Child (Whatever That Means) Is Never Reached In Texas Due To Lack Of Standing For Third-Party Parents, Jessica Nation Holtman 2018 Texas A&M University School of Law

Standing In The Way Of Our Goals: How The Best Interest Of The Child (Whatever That Means) Is Never Reached In Texas Due To Lack Of Standing For Third-Party Parents, Jessica Nation Holtman

Texas A&M Law Review

Currently in Texas, standing options for third-party nonparents seeking to file suits affecting the parent-child relationship (“SAPCRs”) are extremely limited. And, even though the standing options are codified, the evidence necessary to meet the threshold elements may be drastically different depending on the case’s location. These third parties, who have previously exercised parental responsibilities, must make showings to the court that most divorced parents could not make; and this is just for a chance to bring a claim in court. While this seems unfair, and Texas should absolutely resolve the split among its appellate courts, there is one extremely ...


Loving Lessons: White Supremacy, Loving V. Virginia, And Disproportionality In The Child Welfare System, Leah A. Hill 2018 Fordham University School of Law

Loving Lessons: White Supremacy, Loving V. Virginia, And Disproportionality In The Child Welfare System, Leah A. Hill

Fordham Law Review

Part I of this Article introduces a brief discussion of the history of antimiscegenation laws and, specifically, their prevalence in the Commonwealth of Virginia during the 1950s. Next, Part II sets forth a short commentary about the Lovings’ triumph over antimiscegenation. Part III then details the Lovings’ judicial hurdles against the state, which argued that its antimiscegenation laws were enacted, in part, to prevent child abuse and thus served legitimate state interests. Part IV argues that the remnants of the white supremacist ideology at the center of Loving appear in our modern child welfare system, which has long been plagued ...


The Predictors Of Juvenile Recidivism: Testimonies Of Adult Students 18 Years And Older Exiting From Alternative Education, La Toshia Palmer 2018 Brandman University

The Predictors Of Juvenile Recidivism: Testimonies Of Adult Students 18 Years And Older Exiting From Alternative Education, La Toshia Palmer

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Purpose: The purpose of this descriptive, qualitative study was to identify and describe the importance of the predictors of juvenile recidivism and the effectiveness of efforts to prevent/avoid juvenile recidivism as perceived by previously detained, arrested, convicted, and/or incarcerated adult students 18 years of age and older exiting from alternative education in Northern California. A second purpose was to explore the types of support provided by alternative schools and the perceived importance of the support to avoid recidivism according to adult students 18 years of age and older exiting from alternative education.

Methodology: This qualitative, descriptive research design ...


Reimagining Overrepresentation Research: Critical Reflections On Researching The Overrepresentation Of First Nations Children In The Child Welfare System, Vandna Sinha, Ashleigh Delaye, Brittany Orav-Lakaski 2018 School of Social Work, McGill University

Reimagining Overrepresentation Research: Critical Reflections On Researching The Overrepresentation Of First Nations Children In The Child Welfare System, Vandna Sinha, Ashleigh Delaye, Brittany Orav-Lakaski

Journal of Law and Social Policy

This paper builds on the experiences of the first author in doing research on the overrepresentation of First Nations children in child welfare systems in Canada. Six lessons are presented: (1) overrepresentation is an inherently quantitative construct; (2) overrepresentation is an inherently comparative construct; (3) a focus on overrepresentation draws attention to the needs of specific groups, but may obscure the need for broader systemic reform; (4) available data relies on, but incompletely represents, decision-maker perspectives; (5) available data emphasizes point-in-time decisions; and (6) ambiguity in data must be very clearly acknowledged. Building on discussion of these lessons, we explore ...


Nudge-Proof: Distributive Justice And The Ethics Of Nudging, Jessica L. Roberts 2018 University of Houston Law Center

Nudge-Proof: Distributive Justice And The Ethics Of Nudging, Jessica L. Roberts

Michigan Law Review

A review of Cass R. Sunstein, The Ethics of Influence: Government in the Age of Behavioral Science.


Be Careful What You Wish For? Reducing Inequality In The Twenty-First Century, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Orli K. Avi-Yonah 2018 University of Michigan Law School

Be Careful What You Wish For? Reducing Inequality In The Twenty-First Century, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Orli K. Avi-Yonah

Michigan Law Review

A review of Walter Scheidel, The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century.


The Beginning Of The End: Implications Of Violating Userra, Jessica Vasil 2018 DePaul University

The Beginning Of The End: Implications Of Violating Userra, Jessica Vasil

DePaul Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Legislative, Executive, And Judicial Shaping Of The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (Fisa) And The Need For A Cleared Federal Public Defender, Max W. Rerucha 2018 University of Wyoming

Legislative, Executive, And Judicial Shaping Of The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (Fisa) And The Need For A Cleared Federal Public Defender, Max W. Rerucha

DePaul Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


A Treatise On International Development Law, David H. Lempert 2018 Independent Scholar

A Treatise On International Development Law, David H. Lempert

DePaul Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Lost In Trans*-Lation: Why Title Vii Jurisprudence Fails To Address Issues Of Gender Identity In Employment Discrimination Litigation, Samantha Grund-Wickramasekera 2018 DePaul University

Lost In Trans*-Lation: Why Title Vii Jurisprudence Fails To Address Issues Of Gender Identity In Employment Discrimination Litigation, Samantha Grund-Wickramasekera

DePaul Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


The Detainment Of Families: Moral Implications Lacking In Legal Justifications, Stephanie Costa 2018 DePaul University

The Detainment Of Families: Moral Implications Lacking In Legal Justifications, Stephanie Costa

DePaul Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


The Dilemma Of Judicial Appointment In Egypt Questions Of Gender Equality, Elimination Of Political Opposition And Underprivileged Citizens, Shams Al Din Al Hajjaji 2018 Judiciary Egypt

The Dilemma Of Judicial Appointment In Egypt Questions Of Gender Equality, Elimination Of Political Opposition And Underprivileged Citizens, Shams Al Din Al Hajjaji

DePaul Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Editors, Editorial Board 2018 DePaul University College of Law: Center for Public Interest Law

Letter From The Editors, Editorial Board

DePaul Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents, Editorial Board 2018 DePaul University College of Law: Center for Public Interest Law

Table Of Contents, Editorial Board

DePaul Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Globalization, Inequality & International Economic Law, Frank J. Garcia 2018 Boston College Law School

Globalization, Inequality & International Economic Law, Frank J. Garcia

Frank J. Garcia

International law in general, and international economic law in particular, to the extent that either has focused on the issue of inequality, has done so in terms of inequality between states. Largely overlooked has been the topic of inequality within states and how international law has influenced that reality. From the perspective of international economic law, the inequality issue is closely entwined with the topics of colonialism and post-colonialism, the proper meaning of development, and globalization. While international economic law has undoubtedly contributed to the rise of inequality, it is now vital that the subject of international economic law be ...


Trapped In Tragedies: Childhood Trauma, Spatial Inequality, And Law, David Dante Troutt 2018 Marquette University Law School

Trapped In Tragedies: Childhood Trauma, Spatial Inequality, And Law, David Dante Troutt

Marquette Law Review

Each year, psychological trauma arising from community and domestic violence, abuse, and neglect brings profound psychological, physiological, and academic harm to millions of American children, disproportionately poor children of color. This Article represents the first comprehensive legal analysis of the causes of and remedies for a crisis that can have lifelong and epigenetic consequences. Using civil rights and local government law, this Article argues that children’s reactions to complex trauma represent the natural symptomatology of severe structural inequality—legally sanctioned environments of isolated, segregated poverty. The sources of psychological trauma may be largely environmental, but the traumatic environments themselves ...


The Pro Bono Collaborative Project Spotlight: Pro Bono Collaborative Law Students Helping The Homeless Navigate Legal Issues And Institutions 02-26-2018, Roger Williams University School of Law 2018 Roger Williams University

The Pro Bono Collaborative Project Spotlight: Pro Bono Collaborative Law Students Helping The Homeless Navigate Legal Issues And Institutions 02-26-2018, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Pro Bono Collaborative Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Don’T Let The Bed Bugs Bill: Landlord Liability For Bed Bug Infestations In Georgia, Megan M. Harrison 2018 Georgia State University College of Law

Don’T Let The Bed Bugs Bill: Landlord Liability For Bed Bug Infestations In Georgia, Megan M. Harrison

Georgia State University Law Review

Although the historical relationship between bed bugs and humans dates back to ancient Egypt, the common bed bug, or Cimex lectularius, vanished from the beds of Americans around World War II. In the late 1990s, however, our bloodsucking bedfellows returned. Bed bug infestations are a growing public health issue. Bed bugs are now found in all fifty states, with populations in five states reaching epidemic levels. Both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) consider bed bugs a “pest of significant public health importance."

Despite their name, bed bugs are not limited to ...


The Interplay Between Human Rights And Accessibility Laws: Lessons Learned And Considerations For The Planned Federal Accessibility Legislation, Laverne Jacobs 2018 University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

The Interplay Between Human Rights And Accessibility Laws: Lessons Learned And Considerations For The Planned Federal Accessibility Legislation, Laverne Jacobs

Law Publications

In this study, the author analyzes, comparatively, the administrative governance functions of legislation that provides accessibility standards in six jurisdictions that also offer legal protection from discrimination to people with disabilities: Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia. The following governance functions were examined: a) creating accessibility standards, b) enforcing accessibility standards, c) enforcing decisions,d) encouraging compliance, e) raising public awareness (and promoting systemic culture change) and f) public education. The study was conducted with a view to understanding how human rights laws, principles and values can be used ...


The Interplay Between Human Rights And Accessibility Laws: Lessons Learned And Considerations For The Planned Federal Accessibility Legislation, Laverne A. Jacobs 2018 University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

The Interplay Between Human Rights And Accessibility Laws: Lessons Learned And Considerations For The Planned Federal Accessibility Legislation, Laverne A. Jacobs

Laverne Jacobs

In this study, the author analyzes, comparatively, the administrative governance functions of legislation that provides accessibility standards in six jurisdictions that also offer legal protection from discrimination to people with disabilities: Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia. The following governance functions were examined: a) creating accessibility standards, b) enforcing accessibility standards, c) enforcing decisions,d) encouraging compliance, e) raising public awareness (and promoting systemic culture change) and f) public education. The study was conducted with a view to understanding how human rights laws, principles and values can be used ...


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