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You Can't Ask (Or Say) That: The First Amendment And Civil Rights Restrictions On Decisionmaker Speech, Helen L. Norton Dec 2003

You Can't Ask (Or Say) That: The First Amendment And Civil Rights Restrictions On Decisionmaker Speech, Helen L. Norton

Faculty Scholarship

Many antidiscrimination statutes limit speech by employers, landlords, lenders, and other decisionmakers in one or both of two ways: (1) by prohibiting queries soliciting information about an applicant's disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or other protected characteristic; and (2) by proscribing discriminatory advertisements or other expressions of discriminatory preference for applicants based on race, sex, age, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristics.

This Article explores how we might think about these laws for First Amendment purposes. Part I outlines the range of civil rights restrictions on decisionmaker speech, while Part II identifies the antidiscrimination and privacy concerns that drive ...


Injustice Casts Shadow On History Of State Executions, John Bessler Dec 2003

Injustice Casts Shadow On History Of State Executions, John Bessler

All Faculty Scholarship

This article, published in the StarTribune of Minneapolis, discusses the history of lynchings and executions in the State of Minnesota. It specifically discusses miscarriages of justice that have taken place in Minnesota, along with highlighting other problems associated with capital punishment.


America After 9/11: Freedom Preserved Or Freedom Lost: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On The Judiciary, 108th Cong., Nov. 18, 2003 (Statement Of Viet D. Dinh, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Viet D. Dinh Nov 2003

America After 9/11: Freedom Preserved Or Freedom Lost: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On The Judiciary, 108th Cong., Nov. 18, 2003 (Statement Of Viet D. Dinh, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Viet D. Dinh

Testimony Before Congress

No abstract provided.


Lawrence V. Texas: An Historic Human Rights Victory, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Oct 2003

Lawrence V. Texas: An Historic Human Rights Victory, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

Popular Media

The Lawrence decision is one of the most momentous pro-individual rights decisions ever adjudicated by the Court, and joins the exalted ranks of the Court's other benchmark decisions advancing human rights, including Brown v. Board of Education (the 1964 school desegregation decision), Roe v. Wade (the 1973 abortion rights decision), and West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette (the 1943 decision upholding the right of Jehovah's Witnesses schoolchildren to refuse to salute the flag).


Human Rights And Genetic Discrimination: Protecting Genomics' Promise For Public Health, Anita Silvers, Michael Ashley Stein Oct 2003

Human Rights And Genetic Discrimination: Protecting Genomics' Promise For Public Health, Anita Silvers, Michael Ashley Stein

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Thin Line Between Love And Hate: Why Affinity-Based Securities And Investment Fraud Constitutes A Hate Crime, Lisa M. Fairfax Oct 2003

The Thin Line Between Love And Hate: Why Affinity-Based Securities And Investment Fraud Constitutes A Hate Crime, Lisa M. Fairfax

Faculty Scholarship

This article explores the parallels between the prototypical hate crime and affinity fraud—securities and investment fraud that targets identifiable religious, racial and ethnic groups—and asserts that those parallels justify treating affinity fraud as a hate crime.


Grutter V. Bollinger/Gratz V. Bollinger: View From A Limestone Ledge, Gerald Torres Oct 2003

Grutter V. Bollinger/Gratz V. Bollinger: View From A Limestone Ledge, Gerald Torres

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


A Crisis Of Caring: A Catholic Critique Of American Welfare Reform, Vincent D. Rougeau Oct 2003

A Crisis Of Caring: A Catholic Critique Of American Welfare Reform, Vincent D. Rougeau

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

The current deterioration of the American economy is bringing new attention to the problem of poverty in the United States. After falling over the last few years, the number of Americans living in poverty has begun to rise once again. Notwithstanding the achievements of recent "welfare reforms," the American poor continue to be numerous by any measure.

Unfortunately, decades of affluence have exacerbated American tendencies to view liberal concepts such as freedom, autonomy, tolerance, and choice in ways that accentuate personal autonomy over community integration. These liberal values have been increasingly unhinged from strong countervailing principles like duty and responsibility ...


Part Ii - What Would You Do - With A Taniwha At The Table?, Ian Macduff Oct 2003

Part Ii - What Would You Do - With A Taniwha At The Table?, Ian Macduff

Research Collection School Of Law

In the last issues of Negotiation Journal, the author explored the complicating factor of having a taniwha or spirit at the negotiating table in a New Zeland case. He challenged his readers to give him suggestions about how negotiators might grapple with often preplexing problems posed by the spiritual valus of their counterparts.


Section 3: Gay Rights After Lawrence, Institute Of Bill Of Rights Law At The William & Mary Law School Sep 2003

Section 3: Gay Rights After Lawrence, Institute Of Bill Of Rights Law At The William & Mary Law School

Supreme Court Preview

No abstract provided.


Section 4: Civil Rights & Employment Law, Institute Of Bill Of Rights Law At The William & Mary Law School Sep 2003

Section 4: Civil Rights & Employment Law, Institute Of Bill Of Rights Law At The William & Mary Law School

Supreme Court Preview

No abstract provided.


Group Therapy For Incarcerated Women Who Experienced Interpersonal Violence: A Pilot Study, Rebekah G. Bradley, Diane R. Follingstad Aug 2003

Group Therapy For Incarcerated Women Who Experienced Interpersonal Violence: A Pilot Study, Rebekah G. Bradley, Diane R. Follingstad

CRVAW Faculty Journal Articles

This study evaluated effectiveness of group therapy for incarcerated women with histories of childhood sexual and/or physical abuse. The intervention was based on a two-stage model of trauma treatment and included Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills and writing assignments. We randomly assigned 24 participants to group treatment (13 completed) and 25 to a no-contact comparison condition (18 completed). We evaluated treatment effects, using the Beck Depression Inventory, Inventory of Interpersonal Problems, and Trauma Symptom Inventory. The data demonstrate significant reductions in PTSD, mood, and interpersonal symptoms in the treatment group.


“Black People’S Money”: The Impact Of Law, Economics, And Culture In The Context Of Race On Damage Recoveries, Regina Austin Jul 2003

“Black People’S Money”: The Impact Of Law, Economics, And Culture In The Context Of Race On Damage Recoveries, Regina Austin

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

“’Black People’s Money’: The Impact of Law, Economics, and Culture in the Context of Race on Damage Recoveries” is one of a series of articles by the author dealing with black economic marginalization; prior work considered such topics as shopping and selling as forms of deviance, street vending, restraints on leisure, and the importance of informality in loan transactions. This article deals with the linkage between the social significance of black people’s money and its material value. It analyzes the construction of “black money,” its association with cash, and the taboos and cultural practices that assure that black ...


Life And Death Decision-Making: Judges V. Legislators As Sources Of Law In Bioethics, Charles H. Baron Jul 2003

Life And Death Decision-Making: Judges V. Legislators As Sources Of Law In Bioethics, Charles H. Baron

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

In some situations, courts may be better sources of new law than legislatures. Some support for this proposition is provided by the performance of American courts in the development of law regarding the “right to die.” When confronted with the problems presented by mid-Twentieth Century technological advances in prolonging human life, American legislators were slow to act. It was the state common law courts, beginning with Quinlan in 1976, that took primary responsibility for gradually crafting new legal principles that excepted withdrawal of life-prolonging treatment from the application of general laws dealing with homicide and suicide. These courts, like the ...


Factless Jurisprudence, Darren Lenard Hutchinson Jul 2003

Factless Jurisprudence, Darren Lenard Hutchinson

UF Law Faculty Publications

Professor Terry Smith has written a very important work on the inadequacy of juridical approaches to antidiscrimination law in the context of Title VII litigation. Smith argues that the anti-retaliation provisions of Title VII can serve more broadly as a mechanism for protecting workers of color from prohibited racial discrimination. Smith contends that contemporary equality jurisprudence, however, impedes the protective scope of the anti-retaliation provision because courts fail to appreciate the broader context of racial antagonism in which persons of color live. Particularly, courts often misinterpret lawful racial protest in the workplace as disruptive and appropriately regulated to the detriment ...


What Would You Do - With A Taniwha At The Table?, Ian Macduff Jul 2003

What Would You Do - With A Taniwha At The Table?, Ian Macduff

Research Collection School Of Law

In New Zealand, a complicating factor in some disputes may involve the presence (whether one believes it or not) of a taniwha, or spirit, as a major part of the negotiations. What advice would you have for mediators who face such significant cross-cultural, identity-based issues? The author hopes readers of this journal will be able to provide some insighful advice.


University Of North Florida Journal: Desmond Tutu, In His Own Words. Spring, 2003, Office Of Institutional Advancement University Of North Florida, Office Of University Relations University Of North Florida Apr 2003

University Of North Florida Journal: Desmond Tutu, In His Own Words. Spring, 2003, Office Of Institutional Advancement University Of North Florida, Office Of University Relations University Of North Florida

UNF Journal

A look at Archbishop Tutu's wisdom and message of peace and education.


The Scottsboro Trials: A Legal Lynching (Part Ii), Faust Rossi Apr 2003

The Scottsboro Trials: A Legal Lynching (Part Ii), Faust Rossi

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


When Individual Differences Demand Equal Treatment: An Equal Rights Approach To The Special Needs Of Girls In The Juvenile Justice System, Francine Sherman, Marsha L. Levick Apr 2003

When Individual Differences Demand Equal Treatment: An Equal Rights Approach To The Special Needs Of Girls In The Juvenile Justice System, Francine Sherman, Marsha L. Levick

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

This article argues that disparities girls face in the juvenile justice system can be remedied by employing equal rights analysis including the federal Equal Protection Clause, state Equal Rights Amendments, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Unlike the adult prison context, in which equal protection and Title IX have had limited success, the juvenile justice system is premised on individualized rehabilitative justice. Where differences between male and female offenders have undermined equal rights challenges in the adult arena, in the juvenile justice system differences among individual youth are acknowledged, and dispositions are driven by those individual needs ...


The Struggle For School Desegregation In Cincinnati Before 1954, Davison M. Douglas Apr 2003

The Struggle For School Desegregation In Cincinnati Before 1954, Davison M. Douglas

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Race And The Georgia Courts: Implications Of The Georgia Public Trust And Confidence Survey For Batson V. Kentucky And Its Progeny, George W. Dougherty, Randy Beck, Mark D. Bradbury Apr 2003

Race And The Georgia Courts: Implications Of The Georgia Public Trust And Confidence Survey For Batson V. Kentucky And Its Progeny, George W. Dougherty, Randy Beck, Mark D. Bradbury

Scholarly Works

Put simply, there is a perception among many Georgians that the court system treats minorities worse than whites. This Essay considers implications of the Georgia findings for a line of United States Supreme Court decisions designed to prevent racial discrimination by trial lawyers in the selection of trial juries.


Racial Discrimination In Jury Selection: Professional Misconduct, Not Legitimate Advocacy, Lonnie T. Brown, Jr. Apr 2003

Racial Discrimination In Jury Selection: Professional Misconduct, Not Legitimate Advocacy, Lonnie T. Brown, Jr.

Scholarly Works

This Article examines the paradox between the adversary and disciplinary systems' outward condemnation of discrimination in jury selection and their apparent simultaneous inward acceptance of such conduct as legitimate advocacy.


Speech: Nelson Mandela's Legacy For Religious Freedom And Future, Desmond Tutu Mar 2003

Speech: Nelson Mandela's Legacy For Religious Freedom And Future, Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Collection Textual

Archbishop Tutu's handwritten speech on Nelson Mandela's legacy and religious freedom.


Ub Viewpoint – The Silence Of The Muslims, Kenneth Lasson Mar 2003

Ub Viewpoint – The Silence Of The Muslims, Kenneth Lasson

All Faculty Scholarship

This article, written in the wake of the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, questions the failure of Muslims strongly to condemn acts of violence and murder committed by Islamic extremists, and argues that such silence encourages neutral parties to wonder if moderate Muslims may indeed sympathize with "the killers of 'infidels'" - which in turn can lead to fear, bias, and group defamation.


Brief Of Amici Curiae Judith Areen Et Al., Grutter V. Bollinger, No. 02-241 (U.S. Feb. 19, 2003), Judith C. Areen, Neal K. Katyal Feb 2003

Brief Of Amici Curiae Judith Areen Et Al., Grutter V. Bollinger, No. 02-241 (U.S. Feb. 19, 2003), Judith C. Areen, Neal K. Katyal

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Brief Of 13,922 Current Law Students At Accredited American Law Schools As Amici Curiae In Support Of Respondants, Grutter V. Bollinger, No. 02-241 (U.S. Feb. 18, 2003), Julie R. O'Sullivan, Peter J. Rubin Feb 2003

Brief Of 13,922 Current Law Students At Accredited American Law Schools As Amici Curiae In Support Of Respondants, Grutter V. Bollinger, No. 02-241 (U.S. Feb. 18, 2003), Julie R. O'Sullivan, Peter J. Rubin

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Brief Of Amici Curiae Columbia University Et Al. In Support Of Respondents, Grutter V. Bollinger, Nos. 02-241 & 02-516 (U.S. Feb. 13, 2003), Jane E. Genster Feb 2003

Brief Of Amici Curiae Columbia University Et Al. In Support Of Respondents, Grutter V. Bollinger, Nos. 02-241 & 02-516 (U.S. Feb. 13, 2003), Jane E. Genster

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

No abstract provided.


Case Study Of A Justice: "Courageous" Plessy Dissenter John Marshall Harlan And His African-American "Half Brother," Robert James Harlan Of Ohio, Arthur R. Landever Feb 2003

Case Study Of A Justice: "Courageous" Plessy Dissenter John Marshall Harlan And His African-American "Half Brother," Robert James Harlan Of Ohio, Arthur R. Landever

Law Faculty Presentations and Testimony

Justice Harlan had been a slave-owner; he had opposed the Emancipation Proclamation; he had initially opposed the passage of the 13th Amendment and apparently the 14th; as an Associate Justice, he remained a racist, taking pride in being a member of the white race. Nonetheless, he was the most committed civil rights justice until the period of the 1940s or 1950s. What explains his votes and opinions? Can we know? Does it matter whether we know or not?


Writings: St Johns River Colloquium At The Request Of Dr. Norm Will, Edna Louise Saffy Feb 2003

Writings: St Johns River Colloquium At The Request Of Dr. Norm Will, Edna Louise Saffy

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

Speeches: Delivered by Dr. Edna Saffy at the St. Johns River Colloquium at the request of Dr. Norm Will, President the South Campus of Florida Community College on February 12, 2003.


Speech: You Can Make A Difference - Marquette University, Desmond Tutu Feb 2003

Speech: You Can Make A Difference - Marquette University, Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Collection Textual

Speech given by Archbishop Tutu at Marquette University. ( 9 typewritten pages with handwritten notes throughout paper and on the back of page nine.)