Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Law Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Series

Human rights

Constitutional Law

Institution
Publication Year
Publication

Articles 1 - 30 of 215

Full-Text Articles in Law

Three Observations About Justice Alito's Draft Opinion In Dobbs - Commentary, John M. Greabe May 2022

Three Observations About Justice Alito's Draft Opinion In Dobbs - Commentary, John M. Greabe

Law Faculty Scholarship

[Excerpt] "There is much to say about Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which was leaked from the United States Supreme Court on May 2 [2022].

Obviously, the most significant direct consequence of the proposed decision, which overrules Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992) while upholding the constitutionality of a Mississippi law that outlaws most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, would be the restriction or elimination of abortion services throughout much of the nation. This will have all sorts of attendant consequences, large and smaller, many of which …


Constitutional Rights As Human Rights: Freedom Of Speech, Equal Protection, And The Right Of Privacy, Michael J. Perry Jan 2022

Constitutional Rights As Human Rights: Freedom Of Speech, Equal Protection, And The Right Of Privacy, Michael J. Perry

Faculty Articles

Much of my recent scholarly work has addressed questions concerning the political morality - the global political morality of human rights. This essay continues in that vein; I focus on a relationship I began to discuss almost forty years ago, in my first book: the relationship between (some) constitutional rights and (some) human rights. My overarching claim here: There is a significant interface between the constitutional law of the United States and the political morality of human rights. My principal aim in this Essay is to defend (and illustrate) that broad claim by defending three narrower claims:

1. The constitutional …


White Supremacy, Police Brutality, And Family Separation: Preventing Crimes Against Humanity Within The United States, Elena Baylis Jan 2022

White Supremacy, Police Brutality, And Family Separation: Preventing Crimes Against Humanity Within The United States, Elena Baylis

Articles

Although the United States tends to treat crimes against humanity as a danger that exists only in authoritarian or war-torn states, in fact, there is a real risk of crimes against humanity occurring within the United States, as illustrated by events such as systemic police brutality against Black Americans, the federal government’s family separation policy that took thousands of immigrant children from their parents at the southern border, and the dramatic escalation of White supremacist and extremist violence culminating in the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. In spite of this risk, the United States does not have …


July 5, 2021: The Greatest Column Ross Douthat Ever Wrote, Bruce Ledewitz Jul 2021

July 5, 2021: The Greatest Column Ross Douthat Ever Wrote, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “The Greatest Column Ross Douthat Ever Wrote“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


Two Constitutional Rights, Two Constitutional Controversies, Michael J. Perry Jan 2021

Two Constitutional Rights, Two Constitutional Controversies, Michael J. Perry

Faculty Articles

My overarching aim in the Article is to defend a particular understanding of two constitutional rights and, relatedly, a particular resolution of two constitutional controversies. The two rights I discuss are among the most important rights protected by the constitutional law of the United States: the right to equal protection and the right of privacy. As I explain in the Article, the constitutional right to equal protection is, at its core, the human right to moral equality, and the constitutional right to privacy is best understood as a version of the human right to moral freedom. The two controversies I …


August 7, 2020: Latitia James's Tyranny, Bruce Ledewitz Aug 2020

August 7, 2020: Latitia James's Tyranny, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “ Latitia James's Tyranny“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


July 26, 2020: No Federal Police Power, Bruce Ledewitz Jul 2020

July 26, 2020: No Federal Police Power, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “No Federal Police Power“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


May 5, 2020: Preparing The Ground To Overrule Roe?+A5, Bruce Ledewitz May 2020

May 5, 2020: Preparing The Ground To Overrule Roe?+A5, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “Preparing the Ground to Overrule Roe?“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


The Political Development Of Capital Punishment In The Modern Moroccan State, Mia Barr Apr 2020

The Political Development Of Capital Punishment In The Modern Moroccan State, Mia Barr

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The modern Moroccan state seen today is very young. Having only been independent from France since 1956, the country has spent the last sixty-four years crafting its post-colonial statehood. What has emerged is a hybrid political system with powers split, however unequally, between the King and his inner circle, known as the makhzen, and the Parliament. Not only is the monarchy constitutional—meaning that its legitimacy is literally written into the primary governing document of Morocco, which had its last referendum in 2011—but it is also self-sustaining and self-legitimizing, for the monarchy uses its constitutional powers to grant itself further powers …


February 16, 2019: John Yoo, War Criminal, Bruce Ledewitz Feb 2019

February 16, 2019: John Yoo, War Criminal, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “John Yoo, War Criminal“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


February 10, 2019: This Political Moment, Bruce Ledewitz Feb 2019

February 10, 2019: This Political Moment, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “This Political Moment“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


Right To Privacy, A Complicated Concept To Review, Ali Alibeigi, Abu Bakar Munir, Md Ershadul Karim Jan 2019

Right To Privacy, A Complicated Concept To Review, Ali Alibeigi, Abu Bakar Munir, Md Ershadul Karim

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The Concept and definition of the privacy has been changed during the time affecting by different factors. At the same time, the boundaries of privacy may differ from one place to another affecting by the culture, religion, etc. Nonetheless, there is not a unique general accepted definition for the privacy. Privacy has been considered from different disciplines like sociology, psychology, law and philosophy. It is a multidisciplinary domain, having an easy concept but difficult to define. However, by reviewing all different viewpoints, it can be concluded that privacy is an individual tendency, wish and natural need to be away from …


October 30, 2018: Executing Robert Bowers, Bruce Ledewitz Oct 2018

October 30, 2018: Executing Robert Bowers, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “Executing Robert Bowers“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


October 28, 2018: The Shootings In Pittsburgh, Bruce Ledewitz Oct 2018

October 28, 2018: The Shootings In Pittsburgh, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “The Shootings in Pittsburgh“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


October 3, 2018: Judge Kavanaugh Doesn’T Have A Judicial Philosophy: Only Randy Barnett Does, Bruce Ledewitz Oct 2018

October 3, 2018: Judge Kavanaugh Doesn’T Have A Judicial Philosophy: Only Randy Barnett Does, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “Judge Kavanaugh Doesn’t Have a Judicial Philosophy: Only Randy Barnett Does“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


September 27, 2018: Abortion And Climate Change, Bruce Ledewitz Sep 2018

September 27, 2018: Abortion And Climate Change, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “Abortion and Climate Change“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


September 18, 2018: The Kavanaugh Story, Bruce Ledewitz Sep 2018

September 18, 2018: The Kavanaugh Story, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “ The Kavanaugh Story“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


August 24, 2018: The Coming Desperate Struggle, Bruce Ledewitz Aug 2018

August 24, 2018: The Coming Desperate Struggle, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “The Coming Desperate Struggle“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


August 15, 2018: The Catholic Church Child Abuse Scandal Comes Out, Bruce Ledewitz Aug 2018

August 15, 2018: The Catholic Church Child Abuse Scandal Comes Out, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “The Catholic Church Child Abuse Scandal Comes Out“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


July 24, 2018: But Why Do Immigrants Vote Democratic?, Bruce Ledewitz Jul 2018

July 24, 2018: But Why Do Immigrants Vote Democratic?, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “But Why Do Immigrants Vote Democratic?“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


July 1, 2018: Can We Agree That Not Everything Unions Do Is Speech, Bruce Ledewitz Jul 2018

July 1, 2018: Can We Agree That Not Everything Unions Do Is Speech, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “Can We Agree that not Everything Unions Do is Speech“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


June 26, 2018: Liberal Inconsistency And Arrogance, Bruce Ledewitz Jun 2018

June 26, 2018: Liberal Inconsistency And Arrogance, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “Liberal Inconsistency and Arrogance“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


June 5, 2018: Yes, The President Can Pardon Himself And This Court Is Going To Vote For Religious Believers, Bruce Ledewitz Jun 2018

June 5, 2018: Yes, The President Can Pardon Himself And This Court Is Going To Vote For Religious Believers, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “Yes, the President Can Pardon Himself and This Court is Going to Vote for Religious Believers“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


A Martin Luther King Jr. Amendment To The U.S. Constitution: Toward The Abolition Of Poverty, Theodore Walker May 2018

A Martin Luther King Jr. Amendment To The U.S. Constitution: Toward The Abolition Of Poverty, Theodore Walker

Perkins Faculty Research and Special Events

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. prescribed that we add an economic bill of rights to the U.S. Constitution. A King-Inspired bill of rights should include a constitutional amendment that enumerates a natural human right to be free from economic poverty, and appropriate enforcement legislation.

For the sake of abolishing slavery, the Thirteenth Amendment says:

(Section 1) Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

(Section 2) Congress shall have power to enforce this article by …


April 20, 2018: Acts Of Legislative Hatred, Bruce Ledewitz Apr 2018

April 20, 2018: Acts Of Legislative Hatred, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “Acts of Legislative Hatred“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


March 28, 2018: Is Donald Trump The Antichrist?, Bruce Ledewitz Mar 2018

March 28, 2018: Is Donald Trump The Antichrist?, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “Is Donald Trump the Antichrist?“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


March 4, 2018: Privatizing Government Policy, Bruce Ledewitz Mar 2018

March 4, 2018: Privatizing Government Policy, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “Privatizing Government Policy“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


February 17, 2018: Nihilism, Opioid Epidemics And School Shootings, Bruce Ledewitz Feb 2018

February 17, 2018: Nihilism, Opioid Epidemics And School Shootings, Bruce Ledewitz

Hallowed Secularism

Blog post, “ Nihilism, Opioid Epidemics and School Shootings“ discusses politics, theology and the law in relation to religion and public life in the democratic United States of America.


Standing Rock, The Sioux Treaties, And The Limits Of The Supremacy Clause, Carla F. Fredericks, Jesse D. Heibel Jan 2018

Standing Rock, The Sioux Treaties, And The Limits Of The Supremacy Clause, Carla F. Fredericks, Jesse D. Heibel

Publications

The controversy surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline (“DAPL”) has put the peaceful plains of North Dakota in the national and international spotlight, drawing thousands of people to the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball Rivers outside of Standing Rock Sioux Reservation for prayer and peaceful protest in defense of the Sioux Tribes’ treaties, lands, cultural property, and waters. Spanning over 7 months, including the harsh North Dakota winter, the gathering was visited by indigenous leaders and communities from around the world and represents arguably the largest gathering of indigenous peoples in the United States in more than 100 years.

At …


America’S Relation To World Order: Two Indictments, Two Thought Experiments, And A Misquotation, Philip C. Bobbitt Jan 2018

America’S Relation To World Order: Two Indictments, Two Thought Experiments, And A Misquotation, Philip C. Bobbitt

Faculty Scholarship

The State is undergoing a crisis of legitimacy owing to its inability to cope with novel problems of weapons proliferation, transnational threats including climate change, a fragile global financial infrastructure, cultural influences carried by electronic communications, and an undemocratic regime of human rights law. These fatal inadequacies are summoning forth a new constitutional order, the latest in a series of century-spanning archetypal regimes that have arisen since the Renaissance and the collapse of feudalism. A backlash against the harbingers of this new order, however, is crippling the development of those modes of action that are required to deal with the …