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Equality Standards For Health Insurance Coverage: Will The Mental Health Parity And Addiction Equity Act End The Discrimination?, Ellen M. Weber Jan 2013

Equality Standards For Health Insurance Coverage: Will The Mental Health Parity And Addiction Equity Act End The Discrimination?, Ellen M. Weber

Faculty Scholarship

Congress enacted the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act in 2008 to end discriminatory health insurance coverage for persons with mental health and substance use disorders in large employer health plans. Adopting a comprehensive regulatory approach akin to other civil rights laws, the Parity Act requires “equity” in all plan features, including cost-sharing, durational limits and, most critically, the plan management practices that are used to deny many families medically necessary behavioral health care. Beginning in 2014, all health plans regulated by the Affordable Care Act must also comply with parity standards, effectively ending the second-class insurance status of ...


Casting Shadows: Fisher V. University Of Texas At Austin And The Misplaced Fear Of "Too Much" Diversity, Susannah W. Pollvogt Jan 2013

Casting Shadows: Fisher V. University Of Texas At Austin And The Misplaced Fear Of "Too Much" Diversity, Susannah W. Pollvogt

Maryland Law Review Online

No abstract provided.


Shattering The Equal Pay Act's Glass Ceiling, Deborah Thompson Eisenberg Jan 2010

Shattering The Equal Pay Act's Glass Ceiling, Deborah Thompson Eisenberg

Faculty Scholarship

This Article provides the first empirical and rhetorical analysis of all reported Equal Pay Act (EPA) federal appellate cases since the Act’s passage. This analysis shows that as women climb the occupational ladder, the manner in which many federal courts interpret the EPA imposes a wage glass ceiling, shutting out women in non-standardized jobs from its protection. This barrier is particularly troubling in light of data that shows that the gender wage gap increases for women as they achieve higher levels of professional status. The Article begins by examining data regarding the greater pay gap for women in upper-level ...


The Air Carrier Access Act: It Is Time For An Overhaul, Stuart A. Hindman Jan 2010

The Air Carrier Access Act: It Is Time For An Overhaul, Stuart A. Hindman

Student Articles and Papers

The Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) is one of a number of federal laws that are designed to ensure the fair treatment of disabled individuals. However, the ACAA specifically applies only to those who take to the “friendly skies” and embark on one of the nation’s most sophisticated means of moving people, flight. The ACAA was enacted to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Paralyzed Veterans v. DOT, which held that the protections of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act did not apply to airlines.

It is the thesis of this article that, while the ACAA ...


Cyber Civil Rights: Looking Forward, Danielle Keats Citron Jan 2010

Cyber Civil Rights: Looking Forward, Danielle Keats Citron

Faculty Scholarship

The Cyber Civil Rights conference raised many important questions about the practical and normative value of seeing online harassment as a discrimination problem. In these remarks, I highlight and address two important issues that must be tackled before moving forward with a cyber civil rights agenda. The first concerns the practical—whether we, in fact, have useful antidiscrimination tools at the state and federal level and, if not, how we might conceive of new ones. The second involves the normative—whether we should invoke technological solutions, such as traceability anonymity, as part of a cyber civil rights agenda given their ...


Equality And Sorority During The Decade After Brown, Taunya Lovell Banks Jan 2009

Equality And Sorority During The Decade After Brown, Taunya Lovell Banks

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Hearing: Civil Rights Division Oversight, Helen L. Norton Jan 2007

Hearing: Civil Rights Division Oversight, Helen L. Norton

Congressional Testimony

No abstract provided.


Foreword: The Legal History Of The Great Sit-In Case Of Bell V. Maryland, William L. Reynolds Jan 2002

Foreword: The Legal History Of The Great Sit-In Case Of Bell V. Maryland, William L. Reynolds

Faculty Scholarship

Reviews the environment and history of the 1960 Baltimore sit-in case that eventually made its way to the United States Supreme Court.


The Potential For Discrimination In Health Insurance Based On Predictive Genetic Tests, Karen H. Rothenberg Jan 2001

The Potential For Discrimination In Health Insurance Based On Predictive Genetic Tests, Karen H. Rothenberg

Congressional Testimony

No abstract provided.


The Girl Who Cried Pain: A Bias Against Women In The Treatment Of Pain, Diane E. Hoffmann, Anita J. Tarzian Jan 2001

The Girl Who Cried Pain: A Bias Against Women In The Treatment Of Pain, Diane E. Hoffmann, Anita J. Tarzian

Faculty Scholarship

In general, women report more severe levels of pain, more frequent incidences of pain, and pain of longer duration than men, but are nonetheless treated for pain less aggressively. The authors investigate this paradox from two perspectives: Do men and women in fact experience pain differently - whether biologically, cognitively, and/or emotionally? And regardless of the answer, what accounts for the differences in the pain treatment they receive, and what can we do to correct this situation?


Colorism: A Darker Shade Of Pale, Taunya Lovell Banks Jan 2000

Colorism: A Darker Shade Of Pale, Taunya Lovell Banks

Faculty Scholarship

In this article, Professor Banks argues that colorism, skin tone discrimination against dark-skinned but not light-skinned blacks, constitutes a form of race-based discrimination. Skin tone discrimination coexists with more traditional forms of race discrimination that impact all blacks without regard to skin tone and phenotype, yet courts seem unwilling to recognize this point. Professor Banks uses employment discrimination cases to illustrate some courts' willingness to acknowledge subtler forms of race-based discrimination, like skin tone discrimination, for white ethnic and Latina/o plaintiffs, but not for black plaintiffs. The inability of courts to fashion coherent approaches to colorism claims involving black ...


All The Difference In The World: Listening And Hearing The Voices Of Women, Phoebe A. Haddon Jan 1999

All The Difference In The World: Listening And Hearing The Voices Of Women, Phoebe A. Haddon

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Advances In Genetic Research And Technologies: Challenges For Public Policy, Karen H. Rothenberg Jan 1996

Advances In Genetic Research And Technologies: Challenges For Public Policy, Karen H. Rothenberg

Congressional Testimony

No abstract provided.


Equal Protection And The Prosecutor's Charging Decision: Enforcing An Ideal, Donald G. Gifford Jan 1981

Equal Protection And The Prosecutor's Charging Decision: Enforcing An Ideal, Donald G. Gifford

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Illegitimacy And Veterans' Benefits Legislation, C. Christopher Brown Jan 1978

Illegitimacy And Veterans' Benefits Legislation, C. Christopher Brown

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.