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Prison Housing Policies For Transgender, Non-Binary, Gender-Non-Conforming, And Intersex People: Restorative Ways To Address The Gender Binary In The United States Prison System, John G. Sims Jun 2023

Prison Housing Policies For Transgender, Non-Binary, Gender-Non-Conforming, And Intersex People: Restorative Ways To Address The Gender Binary In The United States Prison System, John G. Sims

University of Richmond Law Review

“[I]t was the end of the last quarter of 2019 where I was able to drop the lawsuit against the correctional officer who had sexually harmed me when I knew . . . that the carceral state is not the way for me to find healing . . . . I was not going to seek my transformation and restoration through this system.”

Each year, rhetoric and legislation attacking transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming and intersex individuals seemingly grows louder. Many political institutions in the United States perpetuate and enable the oppression of these individuals, one of which is the United …


Katz V. United States: Back To The Future?, Michael Vitiello Jan 2018

Katz V. United States: Back To The Future?, Michael Vitiello

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


Crimmigration: The Missing Piece Of Criminal Justice Reform, Yolanda Vazquez May 2017

Crimmigration: The Missing Piece Of Criminal Justice Reform, Yolanda Vazquez

University of Richmond Law Review

This article discusses the impact that the incorporation of migration enforcement has had on the criminal justice system and the way in which it has exacerbated pre-existing problems within it. Part I discusses the drastic expansion of the criminal justice system over the last forty years and the fiscal and moral costs it has had. Part II discusses how crimmigration has impacted the criminal justice system, its laws, policies, and practices during the last thirty years. Part III discusses the rise of the Smart on Crime movement and the goals of the criminal justice reform efforts to combat its detrimental …


Virginia Executioner To Wear A Cloak: Diversion From The Real Controversy, Paul G. Gill May 2017

Virginia Executioner To Wear A Cloak: Diversion From The Real Controversy, Paul G. Gill

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


Reform Virginia's Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws To Remove The Profit Incentive And Curtail The Abuse Of Power, Rob Poggenklass May 2016

Reform Virginia's Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws To Remove The Profit Incentive And Curtail The Abuse Of Power, Rob Poggenklass

University of Richmond Law Review

Part I of this article will review the historical roots of civil asset

forfeiture law. Part II will provide a more modern history of these

laws and an overview of Virginia's current asset forfeiture

scheme. Part III will examine the criticism of Virginia's drugrelated

civil asset forfeiture laws and highlight due process concerns,

risk of abuse of power, and misallocation of priorities due

to the structure of these laws in Virginia. Finally, Part IV will

provide recommendations to reform Virginia's civil asset forfeiture

laws.


Protest Is Different, Jessica L. West Jan 2016

Protest Is Different, Jessica L. West

University of Richmond 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.


Beyond The Right To Counsel: Increasing Notice Of Collateral Consequences, Brian M. Murray May 2015

Beyond The Right To Counsel: Increasing Notice Of Collateral Consequences, Brian M. Murray

University of Richmond Law Review

This article responds to these questions by focusing on the primary roots of this justice issue, namely the prevalence of guiltypleas and the continued efforts of legislatures to increase the life- long price of a conviction. Part I begins with a discussion of these practical realities within the criminal justice system. Part II then examines the law of guilty pleas under the Fifth Amendment, including constitutional standards for valid pleas, and how current jurisprudence fails to account for the collateral consequences mentioned in Part I. Part II also discusses the right to effective assistance of counsel under the Sixth Amendment, …


The Twilight Zone: Perspectives From A Man On Death Row, Gerald Dean Cruz, Leah Stiegler Mar 2015

The Twilight Zone: Perspectives From A Man On Death Row, Gerald Dean Cruz, Leah Stiegler

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Executioner's Dilemmas, Eric Berger Mar 2015

The Executioner's Dilemmas, Eric Berger

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


A Pink Cadillac, An Iq Of 63, And A Fourteen-Year-Old From South Carolina: Why I Can No Longer Support The Death Penalty, Mark Earley Sr. Mar 2015

A Pink Cadillac, An Iq Of 63, And A Fourteen-Year-Old From South Carolina: Why I Can No Longer Support The Death Penalty, Mark Earley Sr.

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


A Shot In The Dark: Why Virginia Should Adopt The Firing Squad As Its Primary Method Of Execution, P. Thomas Distanislao Mar 2015

A Shot In The Dark: Why Virginia Should Adopt The Firing Squad As Its Primary Method Of Execution, P. Thomas Distanislao

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


Interrogation Policies, Brandon L. Garrett Mar 2015

Interrogation Policies, Brandon L. Garrett

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Future Of The Death Penalty In The United States, Richard C. Dieter Mar 2015

The Future Of The Death Penalty In The United States, Richard C. Dieter

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


History Repeats Itself: The Post-Furman Return To Arbitrariness In Capital Punishment, Lindsey S. Vann May 2011

History Repeats Itself: The Post-Furman Return To Arbitrariness In Capital Punishment, Lindsey S. Vann

University of Richmond Law Review

Part I of this comment provides a brief review of Furmanandthe circumstances leading to the decision. Part II discusses thefactors indicating current arbitrariness and other recurring factors surrounding the American death penalty. Part III examines the development of the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause since Furman. Finally, Part IV discusses how the Supreme Court should apply its contemporary Eighth Amendment doctrine to the current circumstances surrounding the imposition of the death penalty.


The Anatomy Of A Search: Intrusiveness And The Fourth Amendment, Renée Mcdonald Hutchins May 2010

The Anatomy Of A Search: Intrusiveness And The Fourth Amendment, Renée Mcdonald Hutchins

University of Richmond Law Review

In this essay, I contend that when evaluating the constitutionality of enhanced surveillance devices, the existing test for assessing the occurrence of a Fourth Amendment search should be modified. Specifically, I suggest that intrusiveness should be unambiguously adopted by the Court as the benchmark for assessing and defining the existence of a search under the Fourth Amendment. Moreover, intrusiveness should be clearly defined to require an examination of two factors: the functionality of a challenged form of surveillance and the potential for disclosure created by the device.


The Process Is The Problem: Lessons Learned From United States Drug Sentencing Reform, Erik S. Siebert Jan 2010

The Process Is The Problem: Lessons Learned From United States Drug Sentencing Reform, Erik S. Siebert

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


Dusenbery V. United States: Setting The Standard For Adequate Notice, W. Alexander Burnett Jan 2003

Dusenbery V. United States: Setting The Standard For Adequate Notice, W. Alexander Burnett

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


Law And Anarchy, Sidney Hook Jan 1970

Law And Anarchy, Sidney Hook

University of Richmond Law Review

I wish to consider certain views and attitudes about law and government that seem widely held today, that encourage contempt for law and at least indirectly bear on current political behavior.