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Does Title Vii Prohibit Discrimination In Employment-Transfer Decisions Only If They Cause Materially Significant Disadvantages For Employees?, Anne Marie Lofaso Nov 2023

Does Title Vii Prohibit Discrimination In Employment-Transfer Decisions Only If They Cause Materially Significant Disadvantages For Employees?, Anne Marie Lofaso

Law Faculty Scholarship

Case at a Glance: Petitioner Jatonya Clayborn Muldrow, a sergeant for the St. Louis Police Department, was transferred to another unit within the department. Muldrow sued the City of St. Louis for making a discriminatory transfer decision in alleged violation of Title VII. This case presents the question of whether Title VII prohibits discriminatory transfer decisions absent a separate court determination that the decision caused Muldrow materially significant disadvantages.


The Root And Branches Of Structural School Racism In Missouri: A Story Of Failure By Design And The Illusion And Hypocrisy Of School Choice, Kimberly Jade Norwood, Ronald Alan Norwood Jan 2022

The Root And Branches Of Structural School Racism In Missouri: A Story Of Failure By Design And The Illusion And Hypocrisy Of School Choice, Kimberly Jade Norwood, Ronald Alan Norwood

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Since Missouri was first admitted into the Union as a slave state, it has been hostile to the education of its Black residents. This article examines the evolution of that hostility from 1821 through 2021 (from the most overt and blatant in the early years, to the subtler and covert in the modern era). Starting with the original total ban on the education of Black slaves to the reluctant allowance of separate but equal education for Black Missouri residents in 1865 after the Civil War and continuing with the separate but unequal policies that have thrived in the state from …


A Dose Of Color, A Dose Of Reality: Contextualizing Intentional Tort Actions With Black Documentaries, Regina Austin Jan 2018

A Dose Of Color, A Dose Of Reality: Contextualizing Intentional Tort Actions With Black Documentaries, Regina Austin

All Faculty Scholarship

This article describes the way documentary films can provide important cultural context in the assessment of tort claims. This kind of contextual analysis exposes the social conditions that drive legal disputes. For example, in the case of Klayman v. Obama, Larry Klayman claimed that Black Lives Matter, among other defendants, was liable for various intentional torts (including intentional infliction of emotional distress) by fomenting hostility toward the police in black communities. The court dismissed the case but declined to hold Klayman liable for sanctions. One documentary film, I Am Not Your Negro, locates Klayman’s claims in a historical …


Missouri*@!!?*@! - Too Slow, Mae Quinn Jan 2017

Missouri*@!!?*@! - Too Slow, Mae Quinn

Journal Articles

When asked to share my thoughts at this symposium about contemporary human rights issues in domestic criminal law—and how they manifest in St. Louis, Missouri in particular—I could not help but think of these words. Nina Simone, the brilliant vocal artist and civil rights activist, wrote these lyrics over fifty years ago and then bravely and controversially sang them for a mostly-white audience at New York City’s Carnegie Hall following the 1963 shooting death of Medgar Evers.2 Evers was a military veteran who turned civil rights activist and organizer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (“NAACP”) …


Race, Rhetoric, And Judicial Opinions: Missouri As A Case Study, Brad Desnoyer, Anne Alexander Jan 2017

Race, Rhetoric, And Judicial Opinions: Missouri As A Case Study, Brad Desnoyer, Anne Alexander

Faculty Publications

This Essay studies the relationship between race, rhetoric, and history in three twentieth century segregation cases: State ex rel. Gaines v. Canada, Kraemer v. Shelley, and Liddell v. Board of Education. Part I gives a brief overview of the scholarship of Critical Race Theory, majoritarian narratives and minority counter-narratives, and the judiciary’s rhetoric in race-based cases. Part II analyzes the narratives and language of Gaines, Kraemer, and Liddell, provides the social context of these cases, and traces their historical outcomes.

The Essay contends that majoritarian narratives with problematic themes continue to perpetuate even though court opinions have evolved to use …


Trending @ Rwu Law: Dean Yelnosky's Post: America's Cycle Of Violence 7-8-16, Michael Yelnosky Jul 2016

Trending @ Rwu Law: Dean Yelnosky's Post: America's Cycle Of Violence 7-8-16, Michael Yelnosky

Law School Blogs

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Doj Clears Wilson But Excoriates Ferguson Police, Lauren Carasik Mar 2015

Doj Clears Wilson But Excoriates Ferguson Police, Lauren Carasik

Media Presence

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Against Professing: Practicing Critical Criminal Procedure, Mae Quinn Jan 2015

Against Professing: Practicing Critical Criminal Procedure, Mae Quinn

Journal Articles

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Moral Panics And Body Cameras, Howard Wasserman Jan 2015

Moral Panics And Body Cameras, Howard Wasserman

Faculty Publications

This Commentary uses the lens of "moral panics" to evaluate public support for equipping law enforcement with body cameras as a response and solution to events in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014. Body cameras are a generally good policy idea. But the rhetoric surrounding them erroneously treats them as the single guaranteed solution to the problem of excessive force and police-citizen conflicts, particularly by ignoring the limitations of video evidence and the difficult questions of implementing the body camera program. In overstating the case, the rhetoric of body cameras becomes indistinguishable from rhetoric surrounding responses to past moral panics.


At Loggerheads: The Supreme Court And Racial Equality In Public School Education After Missouri V. Jenkins, Roberta M. Harding Apr 1996

At Loggerheads: The Supreme Court And Racial Equality In Public School Education After Missouri V. Jenkins, Roberta M. Harding

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

June 12th of 1995 marked a somber occasion in the annals of school desegregation litigation. On that day, the United States Supreme Court sent disturbing messages in its opinion in Missouri v. Jenkins. The Court's decision hinders achievement of the objective of school desegregation litigation—providing equal educational opportunities for African-American public school children—and detrimentally impacts other substantive areas of civil rights litigation. This article examines what I believe are several important general consequences of Jenkins's the impairment of a trial judge's discretionary equitable remedial powers; the Court's establishment of a new agenda that sacrifices the interests of African-American …


1976 Supplement, Constitution, State Of Missouri, 1945 Jan 1976

1976 Supplement, Constitution, State Of Missouri, 1945

Missouri Constitutional Sections Related to Race and Education

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The Constitution Of The State Of Missouri : Adopted By The People On February 27, 1945, With Annotations And Appendix Comparing The Provisions Therein With The Provisions In The Constitution Of 1875, As Amended And In Force On That Date / Compiled And Edited By Lester G. Seacat, 1945. Feb 1945

The Constitution Of The State Of Missouri : Adopted By The People On February 27, 1945, With Annotations And Appendix Comparing The Provisions Therein With The Provisions In The Constitution Of 1875, As Amended And In Force On That Date / Compiled And Edited By Lester G. Seacat, 1945.

Missouri Constitutional Sections Related to Race and Education

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Amendments To The Constitution Of Missouri Proposed By The Constitutional Convention, 1922-1923, And The Address To The People : To Be Submitted At Special Election To Be Held Tuesday, February 26, 1924 Oct 1923

Amendments To The Constitution Of Missouri Proposed By The Constitutional Convention, 1922-1923, And The Address To The People : To Be Submitted At Special Election To Be Held Tuesday, February 26, 1924

Missouri Constitutional Sections Related to Race and Education

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The Constitution Of The State Of Missouri, 1875. Aug 1875

The Constitution Of The State Of Missouri, 1875.

Missouri Constitutional Sections Related to Race and Education

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Constitution Of The State Of Missouri: As Revised, Amended And Adopted In Convention, Begun And Held At The City Of St. Louis, On The Sixth Day Of January, One Thousand Eight Hundred And Sixty-Five. Together With The Ordinances Of Said Convention. 1865. Jan 1865

Constitution Of The State Of Missouri: As Revised, Amended And Adopted In Convention, Begun And Held At The City Of St. Louis, On The Sixth Day Of January, One Thousand Eight Hundred And Sixty-Five. Together With The Ordinances Of Said Convention. 1865.

Missouri Constitutional Sections Related to Race and Education

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Constitution Of The State Of Missouri, Made In Convention, At The City Of Jefferson, A.D. 1845. Jan 1846

Constitution Of The State Of Missouri, Made In Convention, At The City Of Jefferson, A.D. 1845.

Missouri Constitutional Sections Related to Race and Education

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