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Tying The Knot: Determining The Legality Of Same-Sex Marriage And The Courts’ Responsibilities In Defining The Right, Eva Cerreta May 2012

Tying The Knot: Determining The Legality Of Same-Sex Marriage And The Courts’ Responsibilities In Defining The Right, Eva Cerreta

Honors Scholar Theses

Ambiguous terms and phrases in the United States Bill of Rights have caused a great deal of controversy throughout United States history over what rights truly exist and which branch of government should be responsible for determining those rights. These questions are currently being debated in states throughout the country concerning the right to same-sex marriage. This thesis answers these questions of legality and responsibility concerning the right to same-sex marriage. The thesis uses case law of the doctrinal development of the Equal Protection Clause and the right to privacy to suggest that the Equal Protection Clause provides the soundest ...


Liberalism And Republicanism: In Federal Indian Law, Bethany Berger Jan 2006

Liberalism And Republicanism: In Federal Indian Law, Bethany Berger

Faculty Articles and Papers

This essay shows the ways that, despite apparent contradictions, tribal claims fit within the liberal and republican strands of American democratic theory. Critics of tribal sovereignty and, I believe, the modern Supreme Court, are influenced by the seeming conflict between tribal interests and a liberal philosophical framework. I argue that properly understood, most tribal claims do fit within classical liberal theory, with its emphasis on equality and freedom. It is true that some tribal claims are distinctly those of groups or peoples, and so cannot be adequately captured by an individualist liberal framework. Drawing on the later work of John ...


Understanding Disagreement, The Root Issue Of Jurisprudence: Applying Wittgenstein To Positivism, Critical Theory, And Judging, Thomas Morawetz Jan 1992

Understanding Disagreement, The Root Issue Of Jurisprudence: Applying Wittgenstein To Positivism, Critical Theory, And Judging, Thomas Morawetz

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What Is Legal Therapy And What Is It Doing In The Curriculum - A View From Contracts, Robert Birmingham Jan 1991

What Is Legal Therapy And What Is It Doing In The Curriculum - A View From Contracts, Robert Birmingham

Faculty Articles and Papers

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