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Religiosity In Constitutions And The Status Of Minority Rights, Brandy G. Robinson Dec 2014

Religiosity In Constitutions And The Status Of Minority Rights, Brandy G. Robinson

Cultural Encounters, Conflicts, and Resolutions

Minority rights and religion have never been topics that are simultaneously considered. However, arguably, the two have relevance, especially when combined with the topic and theory of constitutionalism. Historically and traditionally, minorities have been granted certain rights and have been denied certain rights under various constitutions. These grants and denials relate to cultural differences and values, arguably relating to a culture’s understanding and interpretation of religion.

This article explores the relationship and status of minority rights as it relates to religiosity and constitutionalism. Essentially, there is a correlation between these topics and research shows where certain nations have used ...


Lawrence V. Texas: The Decision And Its Implications For The Future, Martin A. Schwartz Dec 2014

Lawrence V. Texas: The Decision And Its Implications For The Future, Martin A. Schwartz

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Words That Deny, Devalue, And Punish: Judicial Responses To Fetus-Envy?, Sherry F. Colb Dec 2014

Words That Deny, Devalue, And Punish: Judicial Responses To Fetus-Envy?, Sherry F. Colb

Sherry Colb

Abstract needed.


Some Thoughts On The Conduct/Status Distinction, Sherry F. Colb Dec 2014

Some Thoughts On The Conduct/Status Distinction, Sherry F. Colb

Sherry Colb

No abstract provided.


Social Science And Legal Policy: The Case Of Heterosexual Cohabitation, Cynthia Grant Bowman Dec 2014

Social Science And Legal Policy: The Case Of Heterosexual Cohabitation, Cynthia Grant Bowman

Cynthia Grant Bowman

The rate at which people live together in unmarried unions has increased enormously in recent decades, making this one of the remarkable social changes of our era. The response to this change in the law review literature has been inadequate. Recent articles about cohabitation have argued simply that the institution of marriage is better than cohabitation for both the couple and their children, and the law should therefore be structured so as to discourage this conduct, because to give legal protections to cohabitants will harm the institution of marriage. This article explores the findings of social scientists about cohabitation and ...


Legal Limbo Of The Student Intern: The Responsibility Of Colleges And Universities To Protect Student Interns Against Sexual Harassment, Cynthia Bowman, Marybeth Lipp Dec 2014

Legal Limbo Of The Student Intern: The Responsibility Of Colleges And Universities To Protect Student Interns Against Sexual Harassment, Cynthia Bowman, Marybeth Lipp

Cynthia Grant Bowman

No abstract provided.


Race And Gender In The Law Review, Cynthia Grant Bowman, Dorothy E. Roberts, Leonard S. Rubinowitz Dec 2014

Race And Gender In The Law Review, Cynthia Grant Bowman, Dorothy E. Roberts, Leonard S. Rubinowitz

Cynthia Grant Bowman

No abstract provided.


Legal Treatment Of Cohabitation In The United States, Cynthia Grant Bowman Dec 2014

Legal Treatment Of Cohabitation In The United States, Cynthia Grant Bowman

Cynthia Grant Bowman

This article discusses the variety of ways state legal systems in the United States treat cohabitation, both by same-sex and heterosexual couples. The different approaches are described along a spectrum that ranges from one extreme, under which cohabitants have essentially no rights against one another or against third parties, to the other extreme, under which cohabitants are to be treated as though they were married under state law. Different areas of law are discussed, including the rights of cohabitants both against one another (remedies upon dissolution, inheritance) and against third parties, such as state benefits, tort claims, health-related benefits, and ...


In Windsor'S Wake: Section 2 Of Doma's Defense Of Marriage At The Expense Of Children, Tanya Washington Dec 2014

In Windsor'S Wake: Section 2 Of Doma's Defense Of Marriage At The Expense Of Children, Tanya Washington

Tanya Monique Washington

No abstract provided.


Justice Alito’S Dissent In Loving V. Virginia , Christopher R. Leslie Nov 2014

Justice Alito’S Dissent In Loving V. Virginia , Christopher R. Leslie

Boston College Law Review

In 1967, in Loving v. Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down miscegenation statutes, which criminalized interracial marriage, as unconstitutional. In 2013, the Court in United States v. Windsor invalidated Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), which precluded federal agencies from recognizing marriages between same-sex couples even if the marriages were legally valid in the couples’ home state. While Loving was a unanimous decision, the Court in Windsor was closely divided. Almost half a century after Chief Justice Warren issued his unanimous Loving opinion, the Loving dissent has been written. Justice Alito authored it ...


Extracting More Than Resources: Human Security And Arctic Indigenous Women, Victoria Sweet Nov 2014

Extracting More Than Resources: Human Security And Arctic Indigenous Women, Victoria Sweet

Seattle University Law Review

The circumpolar Arctic region is at the forefront of rapid change, and with change come potential threats to human security. Numerous factors determine what makes a state, a community, or an individual feel secure. For example, extractive industry development can bring economic benefits to an area, but these development projects also bring security concerns, including potential human rights violations. While security concerns connected with development projects have been studied in southern hemisphere countries and countries classified as “developing,” concerns connected with extractive industry development projects in “developed” countries like the United States have received little attention. This Article will change ...


The Gender Bend: Culture, Sex, And Sexuality – A Latcritical Human Rights Map Of Latina/O Border Crossings, Berta E. Hernández-Truyol Nov 2014

The Gender Bend: Culture, Sex, And Sexuality – A Latcritical Human Rights Map Of Latina/O Border Crossings, Berta E. Hernández-Truyol

Berta E. Hernández-Truyol

In the course of studying and theorizing about Latinas/os and their location in law and culture, critical theory has been simultaneously liberating and restraining, confining, and coercive. Critical theorists have made substantial inroads in recognizing the intersectionality, multidimensionality, multiplicity, and interconnectivities of the intersections of race and sex. These paradigms are central to an analysis of the Latina/o condition within the Estados Unidos (United States). However, much work remains to be done in other areas - such as culture, language, sexuality, and class - that are key to Latinas'/os' self-determination and full citizenship. Cognizant of, and notwithstanding such limitations ...


The "F" Factor: Fineman As Method And Substance, Nancy Dowd Nov 2014

The "F" Factor: Fineman As Method And Substance, Nancy Dowd

Nancy Dowd

In this book review, Professor Dowd reviews Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations, edited by Martha Albertson Fineman, Jack E. Johnson, and Adam P. Romero (2009). Professor Dowd exposes the particular impact of the “F” factor by first describing the contributions of this volume and then exploring the methodological and substantive aspects of the “F” factor.


Asking The Man Question: Masculinities Analysis And Feminist Theory, Nancy E. Dowd Nov 2014

Asking The Man Question: Masculinities Analysis And Feminist Theory, Nancy E. Dowd

Nancy Dowd

Masculinities scholarship is an essential piece of feminist analysis and of critical equality analysis. It requires that we "ask the man question" to further unravel inequalities. This symposium marks one of several movements toward examining and considering what masculinities scholarship can offer. In this introduction, I suggest a framework of masculinities analysis and describe its relationship to feminist theory. First, I consider why we should ask the "man question," and how we should ask it. Second, I explore how masculinities analysis might be useful in our examination of the "man question." Masculinities work can be used to understand more clearly ...


Unbending Gender: Why Family And Work Conflict And What To Do About It (Panel Two: Who's Minding The Baby?), Nancy Dowd, Adrienne Davis, Marion Crain, Bonnie Dill, Catherine Ross, Joan Williams Nov 2014

Unbending Gender: Why Family And Work Conflict And What To Do About It (Panel Two: Who's Minding The Baby?), Nancy Dowd, Adrienne Davis, Marion Crain, Bonnie Dill, Catherine Ross, Joan Williams

Nancy Dowd

A central characteristic of our current gender arrangements is that they pit ideal worker women against marginalized caregiver women in a series of patterned conflicts I call gender wars. One version of these are the mommy wars that we see often covered in the press between employed mothers and mothers at home. Employed mothers at times participate in the belittlement commonly felt by homemakers. Also mothers at home, I think, at times participate in the guilt-tripping that's often felt by mothers who are employed. These gender wars are a central but little understood characteristic of the gender system that ...


Psychological Mechanisms Underlying Support For Juvenile Sex Offender Registry Laws: Prototypes, Moral Outrage, And Perceived Threat, Margaret C. Stevenson, Cynthia J. Najdowski, Jessica M. Salerno, Tisha R.A. Wiley, Bette L. Bottoms, Katlyn S. Farum Nov 2014

Psychological Mechanisms Underlying Support For Juvenile Sex Offender Registry Laws: Prototypes, Moral Outrage, And Perceived Threat, Margaret C. Stevenson, Cynthia J. Najdowski, Jessica M. Salerno, Tisha R.A. Wiley, Bette L. Bottoms, Katlyn S. Farum

Psychology Faculty Scholarship

We investigated whether and how a juvenile’s history of experiencing sexual abuse affects public perceptions of juvenile sex offenders in a series of 5 studies. When asked about juvenile sex offenders in an abstract manner (Studies 1 and 2), the more participants (community members and undergraduates) believed that a history of being sexually abused as a child causes later sexually abusive behavior, the less likely they were to support sex offender registration for juveniles. Yet when participants considered specific sexual offenses, a juvenile’s history of sexual abuse was not considered to be a mitigating factor. This was true ...


Ban Harms Georgia Kids, Tanya Washington Oct 2014

Ban Harms Georgia Kids, Tanya Washington

Tanya Monique Washington

No abstract provided.


Throwing Black Babies Out With The Bathwater: A Child-Centered Challenge To Same-Sex Adoption Bans, Tanya Washington Oct 2014

Throwing Black Babies Out With The Bathwater: A Child-Centered Challenge To Same-Sex Adoption Bans, Tanya Washington

Tanya Monique Washington

No abstract provided.


Once Born, Twice Orphaned: Children's Constitutional Case Against Same-Sex Adoption Bans, Tanya Washington Oct 2014

Once Born, Twice Orphaned: Children's Constitutional Case Against Same-Sex Adoption Bans, Tanya Washington

Tanya Monique Washington

No abstract provided.


If The Supreme Court Listens To Millennials, Same Sex Marriage Will Become Legal, Tanya M. Washington Oct 2014

If The Supreme Court Listens To Millennials, Same Sex Marriage Will Become Legal, Tanya M. Washington

Tanya Monique Washington

No abstract provided.


Suffer Not The Little Children: Prioritizing Children's Rights In Constitutional Challenges To "Same-Sex Adoption Bans", Tanya Washington Oct 2014

Suffer Not The Little Children: Prioritizing Children's Rights In Constitutional Challenges To "Same-Sex Adoption Bans", Tanya Washington

Tanya Monique Washington

No abstract provided.


What About The Children? Child-Centered Challenges To Same-Sex Marriage Bans, Tanya Washington Oct 2014

What About The Children? Child-Centered Challenges To Same-Sex Marriage Bans, Tanya Washington

Tanya Monique Washington

No abstract provided.


Sexual Harassment And Disparate Impact: Should Non-Targeted Workplace Sexual Conduct Be Actionable Under Title Vii?, Kelly Cahill Timmons Oct 2014

Sexual Harassment And Disparate Impact: Should Non-Targeted Workplace Sexual Conduct Be Actionable Under Title Vii?, Kelly Cahill Timmons

Kelly Cahill Timmons

No abstract provided.


Gay Rights, Racial Prejudice, And True Equality, Eric J. Segall, Erwin Chemerinsky Oct 2014

Gay Rights, Racial Prejudice, And True Equality, Eric J. Segall, Erwin Chemerinsky

Eric J. Segall

No abstract provided.


Wimberly And Beyond: Analyzing The Refusal To Award Unemployment Compensation To Women Who Terminate Prior Employment Due To Pregnancy, Mary F. Radford Oct 2014

Wimberly And Beyond: Analyzing The Refusal To Award Unemployment Compensation To Women Who Terminate Prior Employment Due To Pregnancy, Mary F. Radford

Mary F. Radford

In Wimberly v. Labor & Industrial Relations Commission, the Supreme Court interpreted section 3304(a)(12) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA), which requires that states not dent unemployment benefits "solely on the basis of pregnancy," as an antidiscrimination statue, rather that one requiring preferential treatment for pregnant and formerly pregnant women. Professor Mary Radford argues that given the ambiguous legislative history and other Supreme Court precedent in the area of unemployment compensation, Wimberly could just as easily have held that FUTA's language requires preferential treatment to pregnant and formerly pregnant women. She further argues that given the current ...


The Hypocrisy Of The Abortion Debate: Why Conservatives Should Vote Pro-Choice And Leave Planned Parenthood Alone, Eric J. Segall Oct 2014

The Hypocrisy Of The Abortion Debate: Why Conservatives Should Vote Pro-Choice And Leave Planned Parenthood Alone, Eric J. Segall

Eric J. Segall

No abstract provided.


Post-Mortem Sperm Retrieval And The Social Security Administration: How Modern Reproductive Technology Makes Strange Bedfellows, Mary F. Radford Oct 2014

Post-Mortem Sperm Retrieval And The Social Security Administration: How Modern Reproductive Technology Makes Strange Bedfellows, Mary F. Radford

Mary F. Radford

This article was prepared in conjunction with the Thurgood Marshall School of Law March, 2009 symposium on "Emerging Issues in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law." The article examines a relatively new assisted reproduction technique through which the sperm of a man who has recently died is retrieved after his death, cryopreserved, and then later used by a woman (spouse, partner, or other) to produce a child. While much has been written about posthumously-conceived children (children conceived from sperm that were banked by the father while he was alive), there has to date been little examination of the ramifications of post-mortem ...


Punitive Injunctions, Nirej S. Sekhon Oct 2014

Punitive Injunctions, Nirej S. Sekhon

Nirej Sekhon

No abstract provided.


In The U.S. Supreme Court: Does Title Vii Protect Former Employees From Acts Of Retaliation By Former Employers?, Steven Kaminshine Oct 2014

In The U.S. Supreme Court: Does Title Vii Protect Former Employees From Acts Of Retaliation By Former Employers?, Steven Kaminshine

Steven J. Kaminshine

No abstract provided.


State Common-Law Choice-Of-Law Doctrine And Same-Sex "Marriage": How Will States Enforce The Public Policy Exception?, L. Lynn Hogue Oct 2014

State Common-Law Choice-Of-Law Doctrine And Same-Sex "Marriage": How Will States Enforce The Public Policy Exception?, L. Lynn Hogue

L. Lynn Hogue

Growth in the number of states legalizing same-sex marriages and civil unions that increasingly mirror the rights afforded married partners has brought renewed focus on the issue of extra-territorial recognition of those relationships. The public policy exception is a primary, state-law-based impediment to the recognition of foreign marriages that do not conform to the forum state's definition of marriage. This article discusses the role of the public policy exception in rejecting recognition of foreign marriages and argues that the public policy exception has constitutional underpinnings that are rooted in principles of federalism and the protection of state sovereignty which ...