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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

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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.


Tumbling Towers As Turning Points: Will 9/11 Usher In A New Civil Rights Era For Gay Men And Lesbians In The United States?, Susan J. Becker Jan 2003

Tumbling Towers As Turning Points: Will 9/11 Usher In A New Civil Rights Era For Gay Men And Lesbians In The United States?, Susan J. Becker

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

This article examines the events of 9/11, and the potential resultant shifts in attitude, policies, and laws in the United States, through the lens of civil rights extended to gay and lesbian citizens. It seeks, but does not purport to definitively discover, the true meaning of the phrase "life will never be the same." It asks, but does not purport to fully answer, whether historians a century or two hence will look back on 9/11 as the turning point when the United States began to fulfill its promise of liberty to all people, or whether this date will ...