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Disparity In Judicial Misconduct Cases: Color-Blind Diversity?, Athena D. Mutua Jan 2014

Disparity In Judicial Misconduct Cases: Color-Blind Diversity?, Athena D. Mutua

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This article presents and analyzes preliminary data on racial and gender disparities in state judicial disciplinary actions. Studies of demographic disparities in the context of judicial discipline do not exist. This paper presents a first past and preliminary look at the data collected on the issue and assembled into a database. The article is also motivated by the resistance encountered to inquiries into the demographic profile of the state bench and its judges. As such, it also tells the story of the journey undertaken to secure this information and critiques what the author terms a practice of colorblind diversity. Initially ...


Multidimensionality Is To Masculinities What Intersectionality Is To Feminism, Athena D. Mutua Jan 2013

Multidimensionality Is To Masculinities What Intersectionality Is To Feminism, Athena D. Mutua

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Committed to intersectionality theory in her feminist work, the scholar Juliet Williams expressed the sentiment that “multidimensionality is to masculinities theory, what intersectionality is to feminism.” She did so in the context of a debate about whether intersectionality theory might capture the complexity of men’s lives, particularly men of color’s lives, as well as does multidimensionality theory, given that the latter is based in large part on the former. This paper, briefly explores the intellectual history of multidimensionality theory, concedes that intersectionality, a powerful analytical tool that has matured and gone global, could easily be used and is ...


Sexual Liberty And Same-Sex Marriage: An Argument From Bisexuality, Michael Boucai May 2012

Sexual Liberty And Same-Sex Marriage: An Argument From Bisexuality, Michael Boucai

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In Lawrence v. Texas (2003), the U.S. Supreme Court recognized a right to choose homosexual relations and relationships. Same-sex marriage bans unconstitutionally burden this right because they have the purpose and effect of channeling individuals into heterosexual relations and relationships. Bisexuals are in the best position to raise this claim because they share homosexuals’ interest in the freedom to choose same-sex partners, yet are more easily steered toward different-sex partners by marriage’s enormous prestige and benefits.

An argument from bisexuality for same-sex marriage refutes on normative rather than empirical grounds what this article calls “the politics of containment ...


Claiming Our Foremothers: The Legend Of Sally Hemings And The Tasks Of Black Feminist Theory, Stephanie L. Phillips Jan 1997

Claiming Our Foremothers: The Legend Of Sally Hemings And The Tasks Of Black Feminist Theory, Stephanie L. Phillips

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Gender And Specialization In The Practice Of Divorce Law, Richard J. Maiman, Lynn Mather, Craig A. Mcewen Jan 1992

Gender And Specialization In The Practice Of Divorce Law, Richard J. Maiman, Lynn Mather, Craig A. Mcewen

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Sameness And Difference In A Law School Classroom: Working At The Crossroads, Judy Scales-Trent Jan 1992

Sameness And Difference In A Law School Classroom: Working At The Crossroads, Judy Scales-Trent

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The Daughters Of Job: Property Rights And Women's Lives In Mid-Nineteenth-Century Massachusetts, Dianne Avery, Alfred S. Konefsky Jan 1992

The Daughters Of Job: Property Rights And Women's Lives In Mid-Nineteenth-Century Massachusetts, Dianne Avery, Alfred S. Konefsky

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Women Of Color And Health: Issues Of Gender, Community, And Power, Judy Scales-Trent Jul 1991

Women Of Color And Health: Issues Of Gender, Community, And Power, Judy Scales-Trent

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Commonalities: On Being Black And White, Different, And The Same, Judy Scales-Trent Jan 1990

Commonalities: On Being Black And White, Different, And The Same, Judy Scales-Trent

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Women In The Lawyering Process: The Complications Of Categories, Judy Scales-Trent Jan 1990

Women In The Lawyering Process: The Complications Of Categories, Judy Scales-Trent

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