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(E)Racing Speech In School, Francesca I. Procaccini Jul 2023

(E)Racing Speech In School, Francesca I. Procaccini

Vanderbilt Law School Faculty Publications

Speech on race and racism in our nation’s public schools is under attack for partisan gain. The Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment teaches a lot about the wisdom and legality of laws that chill such speech in the classroom. But more importantly, a First Amendment analysis of these laws reveals profound insights about the health and meaning of our free speech doctrine.

Through a First Amendment analysis of “anti-critical race theory” laws, this essay illuminates the first principles of free speech law. Specifically, it shows that the First Amendment offers little refuge to teachers or parents looking to …


The Middle-Class Constitution: A Response, Ganesh Sitaraman Jan 2018

The Middle-Class Constitution: A Response, Ganesh Sitaraman

Vanderbilt Law School Faculty Publications

I am very grateful to the Boston University Law Review for bringing together such a terrific group of scholars to engage with my book, The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic. It is a testament to the work and excellence of the Boston University Law Review that they pulled together such an intellectually engaging group of commentators. My deepest thanks also to Professors Markovits, Rahman, Lyons, Epstein, and Somin for taking the time to read the book and comment on it.


A Case Of Unconstitutional Immigration: The Importation Of England's National Curriculum To The United States, Jaime S. Boutwell Jan 2001

A Case Of Unconstitutional Immigration: The Importation Of England's National Curriculum To The United States, Jaime S. Boutwell

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

The decline in the quality of the American educational system continues to spawn debate and criticism across the nation. Despite many suggestions and arguments on how to improve American schools, such as voucher systems, smaller class size, and higher teacher qualifications, the concern, while deeply felt, appears to be empty rhetoric. Teachers' low salaries, the disparity in funding among schools, and the lack of parent and community involvement demonstrate America's apathy towards education reform. To effectuate meaningful changes in education, American communities must reach consensus on education's purpose and importance.

The failure of schools requires America to take action. State …


Theodore A. Smedley And The Race Relations Law Reporter, Paul H. Sanders May 1978

Theodore A. Smedley And The Race Relations Law Reporter, Paul H. Sanders

Vanderbilt Law Review

Beginning in 1959, Ted Smedley served with personal distinction and national recognition as Director of the Race Relations Law Reporter and as Director and Editor of the successor publications,the Race Relations Law Survey and the Race Relations Law Index. Professor Smedley, who joined the Board of Editors of the Race Relations Law Reporter in the fall of 1957 as one of three Associate Directors, engaged in editorial activities in this dynamic and sensitive area over a seventeen-year period, an era marked by tremendous ferment and revolutionary change. The quality of his work is evident in the words published within the …


Recent Cases, Law Review Staff Nov 1970

Recent Cases, Law Review Staff

Vanderbilt Law Review

Civil Rights--Personal Injury--Intent to Injure Is Not a Prerequisite to Recovery for Police Abuse Under Section 1983

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Constitutional Law--Abortion--Statute Prohibiting Abortion of Unquickened Fetus Violates Mother's Constitutional Right of Privacy

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Constitutional Law--Obscenity--State Statute Allowing Injunction Against Dissemination of Allegedly Obscene Material Prior to Adversary Hearing Not Violative of First Amendment

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Constitutional Law--Right of Privacy--State Statute Requiring Disclosure of All Substantial Financial Interests of Public Officials is Overbroad and an Unconstitutional Invasion of Privacy

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Constitutional Law--Sixth Amendment--Admission of Prior Inconsistent Statements as Substantive Evidence Does Not Violate Right of Confrontation

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Criminal Procedure--Search and Seizure--Warrantless Search of …


Recent Cases, Law Review Staff Mar 1970

Recent Cases, Law Review Staff

Vanderbilt Law Review

Antitrust--Burden of Proof--"Clear Proof" Standard Applied to Union Liability Under Sherman Act

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Antitrust--Robinson-Patman Act--Private Litigants Need Not Show Consequential Damages in Order to Recover Treble Damages for Price Discrimination Violations

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Antitrust Remedies--State Given Standing to Sue as Parens Patriae

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Civil Rights--State Action Not Required Under Sections 1981,1982, and 1985(3) of Title 42; Action "Under Color of State Constitutional Right" Satisfies the "Color of Law" Requirement of Section 1983

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Conflict of Laws--"Contacts" Approach Rejected--Lex LociDelicti Applied Until Undeniably Better Rule is Found

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Conflict of Laws--Criminal Procedure--Law of Forum Applies to Search and Seizure in Accused's Out-of-State …


Recent Cases, Law Review Staff Nov 1968

Recent Cases, Law Review Staff

Vanderbilt Law Review

Antitrust--When Plaintiff Participates in a Scheme Initiated by Defendant, In Pari Delicto Is No Bar to Recovery

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Civil Rights--Amusement Park Is Covered by Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Civil Rights--Desegregation--Freedom-of-Choice Plans Are Not To Be Used When More Effective Means for Desegregation Are Available

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Constitutional Law--Fourteenth Amendment Entitles Defendants Charged with Serious Crimes in State Courts to Trial by Jury

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Constitutional Law-Reapportionment--"One Man, One Vote" Held Applicable to Units of Local Government

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Constitutional Law--Search and Seizure--Police May Conduct Limited Search for Weapons in Course of Field Investigatin Without Probable Cause for …


Recent Cases, Law Review Staff Nov 1967

Recent Cases, Law Review Staff

Vanderbilt Law Review

Antitrust--Labor Law-Exemption of Union from Antitrust Laws Is Lost When It Imposes Minimum Price Levels on a Member-Employer Acting on their own initiative, the plaintiffs, union member'

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Civil Rights--Desegregation--School Authorities Have Afirmative Duty To Integrate School System Negro children in six Louisiana and three Alabama school systems

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Constitutional Law--Citizenship--Stripping Congress of Its Right To Expatriate

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Constitutional Law--State Constitutional Amendment Guaranteeing Discretion to Seller of Real Estate Violates Fourteenth Amendment

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Criminal Law--The "Mere Evidence" Rule Is Expressly Abolished

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antitrust, civil rights, constitutional law, criminal law


Constitutional Law -- 1964 Tennessee Survey, James C. Kirby, Jr. Jun 1965

Constitutional Law -- 1964 Tennessee Survey, James C. Kirby, Jr.

Vanderbilt Law Review

The prosecutions in McKinnie v. State, arose from "sit-in" demonstrations by which a group of Negroes attempted to obtain service at a privately operated cafeteria in Nashville. The passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has since been held by the United States Supreme Court to abate these particular prosecutions and the prospective application of its public accommodations provisions makes it unlikely that their facts will recur.


Recent Cases, Law Review Staff Oct 1964

Recent Cases, Law Review Staff

Vanderbilt Law Review

Antitrust Law--Violation of Section 7 of the Clayton Act by Joint Venture

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Civil Rights--Anti-discrimination Law as a Vehicle for a Private Civil Action

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Condemnation--Landowner Cannot Recover From Federal Government for Damages Caused Before Date of Taking Where Government Did Not Previously Contemplate, Condemning Property

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Constitutional Law--Loss of Nationality--Foreign Residency Statute Held Violative of Due Process

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Constitutional Law--Reapportionment--Both Houses of a State Legislature Must Be Based as Nearly as Is Practicable on Population

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Constitutional Law--Twenty-first Amendment--Scope of State Power Over Intoxicants Moving Within Its Borders

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Evidence--Statutory Presumptions--Reasonableness Is Implicit in Test of Rational Connection

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Recent Cases, Law Review Staff Oct 1962

Recent Cases, Law Review Staff

Vanderbilt Law Review

Civil Rights--Civil Rights Act of 1957 Gives Federal Court Mandatory Jurisdiction To Entertain Suit by the United States To Enjoin State Criminal Prosecution

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Conflict of Laws--Federal Tort Claims Act--Applicable Substantive Law Held To Be Whole Law of State Where Negligence Occurred

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Constitutional Law--Discrimination--Conviction for Disturbing the Peace in Lunch Counter Sit-in Held To Violate Due Process for Lack of Evidence

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Federal Courts--Erie Doctrine--Opinion Evidence Held Admissible Under Federal Rule 43(a) in Diversity Case

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Federal Courts--Federal Question Jurisdiction--Lack of Jurisdiction to Enforce Award of Airline System Board of Adjustment in Labor Dispute

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Interstate Commerce--Taxation--State Privilege Tax …