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A License To Discriminate? 303 Creative V. Elenis And Where The Supreme Court May Go, Christopher J. Manettas Jan 2024

A License To Discriminate? 303 Creative V. Elenis And Where The Supreme Court May Go, Christopher J. Manettas

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Is Jacobson V. Massachusetts Viable After A Century Of Dormancy? A Review In The Face Of Covid-19, Sawan Talwar Jan 2024

Is Jacobson V. Massachusetts Viable After A Century Of Dormancy? A Review In The Face Of Covid-19, Sawan Talwar

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The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched us into the vast unknowns, emotionally, logically, politically, and legally. Relying on their police power, governments inched into the darkness of the powers’ fullest extent, leaving many to wonder whether the exercise of this power was constitutional. This Article examines the extent of the police power that both the federal and state governments have, and how Jacobson v. Massachusetts1 was the “silver bullet” for governments across the United States. Further, this Article provides an overview of police power, and the status of COVID-19 mandates. This Article additionally examines quarantine case law and provides an analysis …


Blocking Faith: How American Muslims Are Chilled Through The New Anti-Muslim Statutes And The Security Agencies’ Surveillance In The Era Of Digital Policing, Ahmed Al Rawi Jan 2024

Blocking Faith: How American Muslims Are Chilled Through The New Anti-Muslim Statutes And The Security Agencies’ Surveillance In The Era Of Digital Policing, Ahmed Al Rawi

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This Article explores the legal repercussions resulting from the new wave of anti-Muslim statutes and the state monitoring operations on American Muslims’ First Amendment rights. This Article argues that the U.S. government security agencies’ surveillance operations (actions) that target American Muslims’ religious activities and the new anti-Muslim statutes (laws) established in various states are clear violations of Muslim Americans’ First Amendment rights.


Reflections On The Creation Of The Jewish Law Institute At Touro, Randy Lee Jan 2023

Reflections On The Creation Of The Jewish Law Institute At Touro, Randy Lee

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Having interpreted the topic of our panel liberally, what I want to talk about today is why Sam Levine, director of Touro’s Jewish Law Institute, is here at the conference, or, to put it differently—why does Touro Law School have a Jewish law institute?”


Can A Christian Be A Lawyer Or Can Both God And Jackson Browne Be Right, Randy Lee Jan 2023

Can A Christian Be A Lawyer Or Can Both God And Jackson Browne Be Right, Randy Lee

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Jesus’s final command at His final meal before His death was to “love one another.” No less than Jackson Browne insisted that the ultimate absurdity in an absurd world is a “lawyer in love.” Thus, Jesus has commanded that even lawyers must love, but Jackson Browne has emphatically stressed that lawyers are incapable of love. Given the apparent conflict for lawyers between these two observations of Jesus and Jackson Browne, one might wonder whether one can be a Christian and a lawyer both. Can both God and Jackson Browne be right? Of course, the government could seemingly make the answer …


Reconsidering The Nomos In Today’S Media Environment, Kimberlianne Podlas Jan 2022

Reconsidering The Nomos In Today’S Media Environment, Kimberlianne Podlas

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Today’s media landscape is wholly unlike that which existed when Cover first discussed narrative and the nomos; specifically, the status of television as both a cultural messenger and object of scholarly study has changed significantly. Accordingly, this article contemplates narrative in the contemporary media environment, specifically, television as an essential source of narratives. To enhance understandings of the roles television narratives play and which narratives play a role, this article employs an empirical perspective. Surveying Media Theory, it outlines research on television effects, including when and why television’s representations of law can impact audience attitudes, behaviors, perceptions, knowledge, and judgements. …


Balancing Clashing Scholars’ Academic Freedoms, Sharona Aharoni-Goldenberg, Gerry Leisman Jan 2022

Balancing Clashing Scholars’ Academic Freedoms, Sharona Aharoni-Goldenberg, Gerry Leisman

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The paper analyzes the scope of scholars’ academic freedom and maintains that it is composed of two pillars. First, inclusion, which is subject to capacity, equality, and the provision of a pro-educational academic environment. Second, academic expression, which refers to teaching and research, freedom of opinion, political participation outside academia and freedom to receive academic materials. Scholars’ academic freedom is limited by professional standards and is subject to the respect of the rights of fellow scholars.

The paper argues that scholars’ academic freedom is not confined to a scholar-state relation but is also relevant to scholar-scholar relations. Hence, scholars’ academic …


Reflections On Nomos: Paideic Communities And Same Sex Weddings, Marie A. Failinger Jan 2022

Reflections On Nomos: Paideic Communities And Same Sex Weddings, Marie A. Failinger

Touro Law Review

Robert Cover’s Nomos and Narrative is an instructive tale for the constitutional battle over whether religious wedding vendors must be required to serve same-sex couples. He helps us see how contending communities’ deep narratives of martyrdom and obedience to the values of their paideic communities can be silenced by the imperial community’s insistence on choosing one community’s story over another community’s in adjudication. The wedding vendor cases call for an alternative to jurispathic violence, for a constitutionally redemptive response that prizes a nomos of inclusion and respect for difference.


Deplatformed: Social Network Censorship, The First Amendment, And The Argument To Amend Section 230 Of The Communications Decency Act, John A. Lonigro Jan 2021

Deplatformed: Social Network Censorship, The First Amendment, And The Argument To Amend Section 230 Of The Communications Decency Act, John A. Lonigro

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Debunking “De Minimis” Violations Of Prisoners’ Religious Rights: Further Problems With The Supreme Court’S “Hands Off” Approach, Samantha Sparacino Jan 2021

Debunking “De Minimis” Violations Of Prisoners’ Religious Rights: Further Problems With The Supreme Court’S “Hands Off” Approach, Samantha Sparacino

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Circuits are split as there continues to be an inconsistent application of Supreme Court doctrine stemming from the notion of the separation of church and the state. Imprisonment does not strip a wrongdoer of his constitutionally guaranteed rights and protections. Some Circuits have held that a minor, or de minimis, interpretation of an inmate’s religious rights can constitute a substantial burden under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. In the absence of clear direction from the Supreme Court, I propose that courts should refrain from determining the value of a religious belief or practice as it relates …


Slapps Across America, Jack Toscano Jan 2021

Slapps Across America, Jack Toscano

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The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in New York Times v. Sullivan was meant to protect our fundamental right to free speech from defamation lawsuits. However, Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, known as SLAPPS, continue to chill free speech through weak but expensive to defend defamation lawsuits. In response to SLAPPs many states have passed anti-SLAPP statutes that are meant to identify SLAPPs, quickly dismiss SLAPPS, and punish plaintiffs who bring SLAPPs. A difficult issue for federal courts throughout the country is whether these state anti-SLAPP statutes should apply in federal courts. This Note examines the Supreme Court opinions in Shady …


Comic Books, The First Amendment, And The “Best Test” For Right Of Publicity Issues, Rachel Silverstein Jan 2021

Comic Books, The First Amendment, And The “Best Test” For Right Of Publicity Issues, Rachel Silverstein

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Fosta: A Necessary Step In Advancement Of The Women’S Rights Movement, Alexandra Sanchez Jan 2020

Fosta: A Necessary Step In Advancement Of The Women’S Rights Movement, Alexandra Sanchez

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The Law Of Obscenity In Comic Books, Rachel Silverstein Jan 2020

The Law Of Obscenity In Comic Books, Rachel Silverstein

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The Arms Dealer Who Cries, :“First Amendment”, Gustave Passanante Jan 2020

The Arms Dealer Who Cries, :“First Amendment”, Gustave Passanante

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Establishment Of Religion Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Department Jul 2019

Establishment Of Religion Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Department

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Let All Voters Vote: Independents And The Expansion Of Voting Rights In The United States, Jeremy Gruber, Michael A. Hardy, Harry Kresky Jan 2019

Let All Voters Vote: Independents And The Expansion Of Voting Rights In The United States, Jeremy Gruber, Michael A. Hardy, Harry Kresky

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Chained Against Her Will: What A Get Means For Women Under Jewish Law, Michelle Kariyeva Jan 2018

Chained Against Her Will: What A Get Means For Women Under Jewish Law, Michelle Kariyeva

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Playing Word Games With New York’S No Surcharge Law, Katie Coggins Jan 2018

Playing Word Games With New York’S No Surcharge Law, Katie Coggins

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The Wholesale Exclusion Of Religion From Public Benefits Programs: Why The First Amendment Religion Clauses Must Take A Backseat To Equal Protection, Michael J. Borger Jan 2017

The Wholesale Exclusion Of Religion From Public Benefits Programs: Why The First Amendment Religion Clauses Must Take A Backseat To Equal Protection, Michael J. Borger

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"My Lips Are Sealed, Unless..." Examining The Reporter's Privilege In New York And Why It Should Be Applied Federally, Luann Dallojacono Jan 2017

"My Lips Are Sealed, Unless..." Examining The Reporter's Privilege In New York And Why It Should Be Applied Federally, Luann Dallojacono

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Finding A Fair Balance For The Right Of Publicity And First Amendment Protections, Christine Digregorio Jan 2017

Finding A Fair Balance For The Right Of Publicity And First Amendment Protections, Christine Digregorio

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"Facts Are Stubborn Things": Protecting Due Process From Virulent Publicity, Benjamin Brafman, Darren Stakey Jan 2017

"Facts Are Stubborn Things": Protecting Due Process From Virulent Publicity, Benjamin Brafman, Darren Stakey

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Ithink My Electronic Data Is Secure, But Is It: A Constitutional Analysis Of In Re The Search Of An Apple Iphone, Shira Bloom Jan 2017

Ithink My Electronic Data Is Secure, But Is It: A Constitutional Analysis Of In Re The Search Of An Apple Iphone, Shira Bloom

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Humans Of New York, Shut Your Blinds, Amanda Defeo Jan 2017

Humans Of New York, Shut Your Blinds, Amanda Defeo

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#Protected Hashtags, Trademarks, And The First Amendment, Delaram Yousefi Jan 2017

#Protected Hashtags, Trademarks, And The First Amendment, Delaram Yousefi

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The Continuing Vitality Of Louis D. Brandeis’S Free Expression Jurisprudence, Frederick M. Lawrence Jan 2017

The Continuing Vitality Of Louis D. Brandeis’S Free Expression Jurisprudence, Frederick M. Lawrence

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Sunlight And Shadows: Louis D. Brandeis On Privacy, Publicity, And Free Expression In American Democracy, Erin Coyle Jan 2017

Sunlight And Shadows: Louis D. Brandeis On Privacy, Publicity, And Free Expression In American Democracy, Erin Coyle

Touro Law Review

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A Progressive Mind: Louis D. Brandeis And The Origins Of Free Speech, Elizabeth Todd Byron Jan 2017

A Progressive Mind: Louis D. Brandeis And The Origins Of Free Speech, Elizabeth Todd Byron

Touro Law Review

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Dialogue On State Action, Martin A. Schwartz, Erwin Chemerinsky Apr 2016

Dialogue On State Action, Martin A. Schwartz, Erwin Chemerinsky

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No abstract provided.