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Newsroom: Yelnosky On Diversifying State Judiciary, Roger Williams University School Of Law Dec 2015

Newsroom: Yelnosky On Diversifying State Judiciary, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


How The Black Lives Matter Movement Can Improve The Justice System, Paul H. Robinson Dec 2015

How The Black Lives Matter Movement Can Improve The Justice System, Paul H. Robinson

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This op-ed piece argues that because the criminal justice system's loss of moral credibility contributes to increased criminality and because blacks are disproportionately the victims of crimes, especially violent crimes, the most valuable contribution that the Black Lives Matter movement can make is not to tear down the system’s reputation but rather to propose and support reforms that will build it up, thereby improving its crime-control effectiveness and reducing black victimization.


Even Judging Woodrow Wilson By The Standards Of His Own Time, He Was Deplorably Racist, Nancy Unger Dec 2015

Even Judging Woodrow Wilson By The Standards Of His Own Time, He Was Deplorably Racist, Nancy Unger

History

The news that Princeton acquiesced to student demands that the university confront the racism of Woodrow Wilson set off a series of responses. Some protest that it is unfair to judge the 28th president by present day standards. These pundits, almost all white, proclaim that Wilson must be understood within the context of his own time. The inference of such an assertion is that in times of pervasive racism it is reasonable for a leader to perpetuate it. Setting aside the assumption that morals are relative rather than absolute, let’s examine Wilson’s actions within his times.


How Much Diversity Can The Us Constitution Stand?, Tanya Washington Dec 2015

How Much Diversity Can The Us Constitution Stand?, Tanya Washington

Tanya Monique Washington

No abstract provided.


Newsroom: The Jail Trap: Mass Incarceration In Ri, Roger Williams University School Of Law Dec 2015

Newsroom: The Jail Trap: Mass Incarceration In Ri, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Trending @ Rwu Law: Deborah Johnson's Post: Diversity And "Defamation", Deborah Johnson Dec 2015

Trending @ Rwu Law: Deborah Johnson's Post: Diversity And "Defamation", Deborah Johnson

Law School Blogs

No abstract provided.


The Role Of The South African Criminal Code In Implementing Apartheid, Garry Seltzer Dec 2015

The Role Of The South African Criminal Code In Implementing Apartheid, Garry Seltzer

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


One Significant Step: How Reforms To Prison Districts Begin To Address Political Inequality, Erika L. Wood Dec 2015

One Significant Step: How Reforms To Prison Districts Begin To Address Political Inequality, Erika L. Wood

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Skyrocketing rates of incarceration over the last three decades have had profound and lasting effects on the political power and engagement of local communities throughout the United States. Aggressive enforcement practices and mandatory sentencing laws have an impact beyond the individuals who are arrested, convicted, and incarcerated. These policies have wide-ranging and enduring ripple effects throughout the communities that are most heavily impacted by criminal laws, predominantly urban and minority neighborhoods. Criminal justice policies broadly impact everything from voter turnout and engagement, to serving on juries, participating in popular protests, census data, and the way officials draw legislative districts. The ...


Gentrification And Urban Public School Reforms: The Interest Divergence Dilemma, Erika K. Wilson Dec 2015

Gentrification And Urban Public School Reforms: The Interest Divergence Dilemma, Erika K. Wilson

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.


Blinding Prosecutors To Defendants’ Race: A Policy Proposal To Reduce Unconscious Bias In The Criminal Justice System, Sunita Sah, Christopher Robertson, Shima Baughman Dec 2015

Blinding Prosecutors To Defendants’ Race: A Policy Proposal To Reduce Unconscious Bias In The Criminal Justice System, Sunita Sah, Christopher Robertson, Shima Baughman

Faculty Scholarship

Racial minorities are disproportionately imprisoned in the United States. This disparity is unlikely to be due solely to differences in criminal behavior. Behavioral science research has documented that prosecutors harbor unconscious racial biases. These unconscious biases play a role whenever prosecutors exercise their broad discretion, such as in choosing what crimes to charge and when negotiating plea bargains. To reduce this risk of unconscious racial bias, we propose a policy change: Prosecutors should be blinded to the race of criminal defendants wherever feasible. This could be accomplished by removing information identifying or suggesting the defendant’s race from police dossiers ...


Incentives To Incarcerate: Corporation Involvement In Prison Labor And The Privatization Of The Prison System, Alythea S. Morrell Dec 2015

Incentives To Incarcerate: Corporation Involvement In Prison Labor And The Privatization Of The Prison System, Alythea S. Morrell

Master's Projects and Capstones

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the entire world. The United States accounts for approximately 5% of the world’s population, yet it accounts for 25% of the world’s prisoners. Not only does the United States mercilessly incarcerate its own citizens, it disproportionately incarcerates African American and Latino men. This fact on its own is disturbing; however, when it is coupled with the fact that corporations profit from and lobby for an overly aggressive and ineffective criminal justice system, makes these statistics even more horrendous. Private prison companies such as Corrections Corporation of America and GEO ...


"Just Another Little Black Boy From The South Side Of Chicago": Overcoming Obstacles And Breaking Down Barriers To Improve Diversity In The Law Professoriate, Michael Z. Green Dec 2015

"Just Another Little Black Boy From The South Side Of Chicago": Overcoming Obstacles And Breaking Down Barriers To Improve Diversity In The Law Professoriate, Michael Z. Green

Faculty Scholarship

As I reflected on my personal experience to help address the persistence of discrimination in legal academia, I chose to focus on five areas of discussion for the open mic portion of the program held at the Association of American Law Schools Cross-Cutting Program, “The More Things Change ...: Exploring Solutions to Persistent Discrimination in Legal Academia,” held on January 4, 2015, in Washington, D.C. First, I decided to address my personal development as an only child and male in a family of mostly black women struggling through the socioeconomic challenges of being poor and black. To add to that ...


Can Access To A Medical-Legal Partnership Benefit Patients With Asthma Who Live In An Urban Community?, Robert Pettignano, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley Nov 2015

Can Access To A Medical-Legal Partnership Benefit Patients With Asthma Who Live In An Urban Community?, Robert Pettignano, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley

Sylvia B. Caley

Approximately one in 10 children in the U.S. has a diagnosis of asthma. African American and low-income children are more likely to be diagnosed with asthma. They are more likely to suffer the worse outcomes because of low socioeconomic status and environmental exposures. A medical-legal partnership is an interdisciplinary collaboration between a medical entity such as a hospital or clinic and a legal entity such as a lawyer, law school, or legal aid society created to address barriers to health care access and limitations to well-being. Addressing the legal concerns of these patients can improve access to medical services ...


Deadly Waiting Game: An Environmental Justice Framework For Examining Natural And Man-Made Disasters Beyond Hurricane Katrina [Abstract], Robert D. Bullard Nov 2015

Deadly Waiting Game: An Environmental Justice Framework For Examining Natural And Man-Made Disasters Beyond Hurricane Katrina [Abstract], Robert D. Bullard

Robert D Bullard

Presenter: Robert D. Bullard, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Clark Atlanta University 1 page.


Tales Of Color And Colonialism: Racial Realism And Settler Colonial Theory, Natsu T. Saito Nov 2015

Tales Of Color And Colonialism: Racial Realism And Settler Colonial Theory, Natsu T. Saito

Natsu Taylor Saito

More than a half-century after the Civil Rights Era, people of color remain disproportionately impoverished and incarcerated, excluded and vulnerable. Legal remedies rooted in the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection remain elusive. This article argues that the “racial realism” advocated by the late Professor Derrick Bell compels us to look critically at the purposes served by racial hierarchy. By stepping outside the master narrative’s depiction of the United States as a “nation of immigrants” with opportunity for all, we can recognize it as a settler state, much like Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It could not exist without ...


How To Define Who Qualifies As An Employee Within The Meaning Of Title Vii?, Steven Kaminshine Nov 2015

How To Define Who Qualifies As An Employee Within The Meaning Of Title Vii?, Steven Kaminshine

Steven J. Kaminshine

No abstract provided.


Defamation: The Play, Roger Williams University School Of Law Nov 2015

Defamation: The Play, Roger Williams University School Of Law

School of Law Conferences, Lectures & Events

No abstract provided.


“A Spectacle Of Slavery Unwilling To Die”: Curbing Reliance On Racial Stereotyping In Self-Defense Cases, Jonathan Markovitz Nov 2015

“A Spectacle Of Slavery Unwilling To Die”: Curbing Reliance On Racial Stereotyping In Self-Defense Cases, Jonathan Markovitz

UC Irvine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Socioeconomic Integration And The Greater Richmond School District: The Feasibility Of Interdistrict Consolidation, Barry Gabay Nov 2015

Socioeconomic Integration And The Greater Richmond School District: The Feasibility Of Interdistrict Consolidation, Barry Gabay

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


Police Encounters With Race And Gender, Eric J. Miller Nov 2015

Police Encounters With Race And Gender, Eric J. Miller

UC Irvine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Foreword: Criminal Justice For Those (Still) At The Margins—Addressing Hidden Forms Of Bias And The Politics Of Which Lives Matter, Mario L. Barnes Nov 2015

Foreword: Criminal Justice For Those (Still) At The Margins—Addressing Hidden Forms Of Bias And The Politics Of Which Lives Matter, Mario L. Barnes

UC Irvine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Race, Prison Discipline, And The Law, Andrea C. Armstrong Nov 2015

Race, Prison Discipline, And The Law, Andrea C. Armstrong

UC Irvine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Collateral Damage: A Public Housing Consequence Of The “War On Drugs”, Lahny R. Silva Nov 2015

Collateral Damage: A Public Housing Consequence Of The “War On Drugs”, Lahny R. Silva

UC Irvine Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Fiscal Savings Of Accessing The Right To Legal Counsel Within Twenty-Four Hours Of Arrest: Chicago And Cook County, 2013, Bryan L. Sykes, Eliza Solowiej, Evelyn J. Patterson Nov 2015

The Fiscal Savings Of Accessing The Right To Legal Counsel Within Twenty-Four Hours Of Arrest: Chicago And Cook County, 2013, Bryan L. Sykes, Eliza Solowiej, Evelyn J. Patterson

UC Irvine Law Review

No abstract provided.


A New Approach To Voir Dire On Racial Bias, Cynthia Lee Nov 2015

A New Approach To Voir Dire On Racial Bias, Cynthia Lee

UC Irvine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Afterword: Criminal Justice And The Problem Of Institutionalized Bias—Comments On Theory And Remedial Action, Mona Lynch Nov 2015

Afterword: Criminal Justice And The Problem Of Institutionalized Bias—Comments On Theory And Remedial Action, Mona Lynch

UC Irvine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Police Body Cameras: Implementation With Caution, Forethought, And Policy, Dru S. Letourneau Nov 2015

Police Body Cameras: Implementation With Caution, Forethought, And Policy, Dru S. Letourneau

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


What The Marriage Equality Cases Tell Us About Voter Id, Ellen D. Katz Nov 2015

What The Marriage Equality Cases Tell Us About Voter Id, Ellen D. Katz

Articles

Two years ago, United States u. Windsor tossed out the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). Thereafter, proponents of marriage equality secured dozens of notable victories in the lower courts, a smattering of setbacks, and last June, the victory they sought in Obergefell v. Hodges. During this same period, opponents of electoral restrictions such as voter identification have seen far less sustained success. Decided the day before Windsor, Shelby County v. Holder scrapped a key provision of the Voting Rights Act ("VRA") while making clear that plaintiffs might still challenge disputed voting regulations under Section 2 of the VRA and the ...


Embodying The Population: Five Decades Of Immigrant/Integration Policy In Sweden, Leila Brännström Oct 2015

Embodying The Population: Five Decades Of Immigrant/Integration Policy In Sweden, Leila Brännström

Leila Brännström

This article investigates the historical development and transformation of Swedish integration policy, including its predecessor immigrant policy, as a “biopolitics of the population”. “Biopolitics of the population” refers in this article to all governmental interventions targeting the population, or parts of it, with a view to producing a collective body of a particular quality and identity. Swedish integration policy is thus analyzed in order to answer questions such as: how has the population been embodied over time? How has the Swedish grammar of multiplicity and fragmentation changed? Which groups within the population have been considered to be in need of ...


Revealing Juror Bias Without Biasing Your Juror, Hamilton &. Zephyrhawke Oct 2015

Revealing Juror Bias Without Biasing Your Juror, Hamilton &. Zephyrhawke

Kate Zephyrhawke

While every American believes a defendant must be considered innocent unless or until proven guilty, many potential jurors exposed to pretrial publicity are likely to harbor a guilty bias. Common practices in voir dire often fail to eliminate biased jurors by driving bias underground.