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Sotomayer's Supreme Court Race Jurisprudebce: 'Fidelity To The Law', Tanya K. Hernandez Jan 2014

Sotomayer's Supreme Court Race Jurisprudebce: 'Fidelity To The Law', Tanya K. Hernandez

Faculty Scholarship

During the Senate confirmation hearings for Justice Sonia Sotomayor, concerns were persistently raised about her ability to be impartial. Conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh and many others railed against her nomination, proclaiming on talk radio broadcasts from coast-to-coast that she is a reverse-racist and nothing less than anti-white. A review of the Supreme Court record of race-related cases demonstrates Justice Sotomayor’s continued commitment to her stated judicial philosophy of fidelity to the law, inasmuch as she has not sought the unilateral imposition of her own personal racial policy preferences but has instead worked as a team player to scrupulously apply ...


The Long, Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race, And Law In The American Hemisphere (Introduction), Robert J. Cottrol Jan 2013

The Long, Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race, And Law In The American Hemisphere (Introduction), Robert J. Cottrol

GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works

This essay is the introduction to the recently published book, The Long, Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race , and Law in the American Hemisphere (University of Georgia Press, 2013). Students of American history know of the law’s critical role in developing a system of racial hierarchy in the United States. The Long, Lingering Shadow shows that this history is best appreciated in a comparative perspective. The volume looks at the parallel legal histories of race relations in the United States, Brazil, and Spanish America. It takes the reader on a journey that begins with the origins of New World slavery in ...


First Amendment Privacy And The Battle For Progressively Liberal Social Change, Anita L. Allen Mar 2012

First Amendment Privacy And The Battle For Progressively Liberal Social Change, Anita L. Allen

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Does Critical Mass Matter? Views From The Boardroom, Lissa Lamkin Broome, John M. Conley, Kimberly D. Krawiec Jan 2011

Does Critical Mass Matter? Views From The Boardroom, Lissa Lamkin Broome, John M. Conley, Kimberly D. Krawiec

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Book Review (Paul Frymer's Black And Blue: African Americans, The Labor Movement, And The Decline Of The Democratic Party)., Sophia Z. Lee May 2010

Book Review (Paul Frymer's Black And Blue: African Americans, The Labor Movement, And The Decline Of The Democratic Party)., Sophia Z. Lee

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Race, Sex, And Rulemaking: Administrative Constitutionalism And The Workplace, 1960 To The Present, Sophia Z. Lee Jan 2010

Race, Sex, And Rulemaking: Administrative Constitutionalism And The Workplace, 1960 To The Present, Sophia Z. Lee

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Book Review (Judith Kilpatrick's There When We Needed Him: Wiley Austin Branton, Civil Rights Warrior), Sophia Z. Lee Jul 2009

Book Review (Judith Kilpatrick's There When We Needed Him: Wiley Austin Branton, Civil Rights Warrior), Sophia Z. Lee

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Book Review (Risa L. Goluboff's The Lost Promise Of Civil Rights), Sophia Z. Lee Apr 2009

Book Review (Risa L. Goluboff's The Lost Promise Of Civil Rights), Sophia Z. Lee

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Racial Exhaustion, Darren Lenard Hutchinson Jan 2009

Racial Exhaustion, Darren Lenard Hutchinson

UF Law Faculty Publications

Contemporary political and legal discourse on questions of race unveils a tremendous perceptual gap among persons of color and whites. Opinion polls consistently demonstrate that persons of color commonly view race and racial discrimination as important factors shaping their opportunities for economic and social advancement. Whites, on the other hand, often discount race as a pertinent factor in contemporary United States society. Consequently, polling data show that whites typically reject racial explanations for acute disparities in important socio-economic indicators, such as education, criminal justice, employment, wealth, and health care. Echoing this public sentiment, social movement actors, politicians, and the Supreme ...


Immigration Restriction As Redistributive Taxation: Working Women And The Costs Of Protectionism In The Labor Market, Howard F. Chang Jan 2009

Immigration Restriction As Redistributive Taxation: Working Women And The Costs Of Protectionism In The Labor Market, Howard F. Chang

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

In this paper, I argue that tax and transfer policies are more efficient than immigration restrictions as instruments for raising the after-tax incomes of the least skilled native workers. Policies to protect these native workers from immigrant competition in the labor market do no better at promoting distributive justice and are likely to impose a greater economic burden on natives in the country of immigration than the tax alternative. These immigration restrictions are especially costly given the disproportionate burden that they place on households with working women, which discourages female participation in the labor force. This burden runs contrary to ...


The Immigration Paradox: Alien Workers And Distributive Justice, Howard F. Chang Jul 2008

The Immigration Paradox: Alien Workers And Distributive Justice, Howard F. Chang

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

The immigration of relatively unskilled workers poses a fundamental problem for liberals. While from the perspective of the economic welfare of natives, the optimal policy would be to admit these aliens as guest workers, this policy would violate liberal ideals. These ideals would treat these workers as equals, entitled to access to citizenship and to the full set of public benefits provided to citizens. If the welfare of incumbent residents determines admissions policies, however, and we anticipate the fiscal burden that the immigration of the poor would impose, then our welfare criterion would preclude the admission of relatively unskilled workers ...


The "Middle Ground" Perspective On The Expropriation Of Indian Lands, Eric Kades Jul 2008

The "Middle Ground" Perspective On The Expropriation Of Indian Lands, Eric Kades

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Hotspots In A Cold War: The Naacp's Postwar Workplace Constitutionalism, 1948-1964, Sophia Z. Lee Jul 2008

Hotspots In A Cold War: The Naacp's Postwar Workplace Constitutionalism, 1948-1964, Sophia Z. Lee

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Cultural Communities In A Global Labor Market: Immigration Restrictions As Residential Segregation, Howard F. Chang Jan 2007

Cultural Communities In A Global Labor Market: Immigration Restrictions As Residential Segregation, Howard F. Chang

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Economists recognize that nations can gain from trade through not only the free movement of goods across national boundaries but also the free movement of services, capital, and labor across national boundaries. Despite the presumption that economic theory raises in favor of international labor mobility, the nations of the world maintain restrictions on immigration and show little inclination to liberalize these barriers significantly. Michael Walzer defends immigration restrictions as policies necessary to maintain distinct cultural communities and rejects the alternative of voluntary residential segregation at the local level. I argue that we should instead prefer voluntary segregation at the local ...


A Penny For Their Thoughts: Draft Resistance At The Poston Relocation Center, Eric L. Muller Jan 2005

A Penny For Their Thoughts: Draft Resistance At The Poston Relocation Center, Eric L. Muller

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Foreword, Eric L. Muller Jan 2005

Foreword, Eric L. Muller

Faculty Publications

Judgments Judged and Wrongs Remembered: Examining the Japanese American Civil Liberties Cases on Their Sixtieth Anniversary


Brown And The Contemporary Brazilian Struggle Against Racial Inequality: Some Preliminary Comparative Thoughts, Robert J. Cottrol Jan 2004

Brown And The Contemporary Brazilian Struggle Against Racial Inequality: Some Preliminary Comparative Thoughts, Robert J. Cottrol

GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works

Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court's celebrated 1954 decision that ended segregation in the United States, did not end a caste based inequality among the races. One of the nations currently struggling with such a legacy of discrimination is Brazil. Brazil's path to overcome structural inequality has some interesting parallels and differences with the American experience.
Writings by Brazilian legal scholars such as Joaquim B. Barbosa Gomes and Hedio Silva Jr. had bolstered the thought that the American civil rights experience has lessons for Brazil. This experience, which was greatly shaped by Brown, contributed to the ...


Brown And The Contemporary Brazilian Struggle Against Racial Inequality: Some Preliminary Comparative Thoughts, Robert J. Cottrol Jan 2004

Brown And The Contemporary Brazilian Struggle Against Racial Inequality: Some Preliminary Comparative Thoughts, Robert J. Cottrol

GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works

Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court's celebrated 1954 decision that ended segregation in the United States, did not end a caste based inequality among the races. One of the nations currently struggling with such a legacy of discrimination is Brazil. Brazil's path to overcome structural inequality has some interesting parallels and differences with the American experience.

Writings by Brazilian legal scholars such as Joaquim B. Barbosa Gomes and Hedio Silva Jr. had bolstered the thought that the American civil rights experience has lessons for Brazil. This experience, which was greatly shaped by Brown, contributed to the ...


Inference Or Impact? Racial Profiling And The Internment's True Legacy, Eric L. Muller Jan 2003

Inference Or Impact? Racial Profiling And The Internment's True Legacy, Eric L. Muller

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Drug Wars In Black And White, Joseph E. Kennedy Jan 2003

Drug Wars In Black And White, Joseph E. Kennedy

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


''Step On A Crack, Break Your Mother's Back'': Poor Moms, Myths Of Authority, And Drug-Related Evictions From Public Housing, Regina Austin Jan 2002

''Step On A Crack, Break Your Mother's Back'': Poor Moms, Myths Of Authority, And Drug-Related Evictions From Public Housing, Regina Austin

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


The Future Of Educational Diversity: Old Decrees, New Challenges, John Charles Boger, Elizabeth Jean Bower Jan 2001

The Future Of Educational Diversity: Old Decrees, New Challenges, John Charles Boger, Elizabeth Jean Bower

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Emerging Law Of Race And Student Assignment Plans, John Charles Boger, Elizabeth Jean Bower Jan 2001

The Emerging Law Of Race And Student Assignment Plans, John Charles Boger, Elizabeth Jean Bower

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Apologies Or Apologisits? Remembering The Japanese American Internment In Wyoming, Eric L. Muller Jan 2001

Apologies Or Apologisits? Remembering The Japanese American Internment In Wyoming, Eric L. Muller

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Long Lingering Shadow: Law, Liberalism, And Cultures Of Racial Hierarchy And Identity In The Americas, Robert J. Cottrol Jan 2001

The Long Lingering Shadow: Law, Liberalism, And Cultures Of Racial Hierarchy And Identity In The Americas, Robert J. Cottrol

GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works

This is an article on race relations and comparative legal history. It contrasts the law of race and slavery in three Latin American nations, Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela, with the parallel history in the United States. The article examines the Afro-Latin experience as a critical issue in its own right and as a way to better inform our discussion of racial hierarchy, identity, and legal remedy in the United States. This article examines the paradoxical role played by liberal legal and cultural norms in the United States. It shows how liberalism helped create a system of castelike separation between black ...


The Long Lingering Shadow: Law, Liberalism, And Cultures Of Racial Hierarchy And Identity In The Americas, Robert J. Cottrol Jan 2001

The Long Lingering Shadow: Law, Liberalism, And Cultures Of Racial Hierarchy And Identity In The Americas, Robert J. Cottrol

GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works

This is an Article on race relations and comparative legal history. It contrasts the law of race and slavery in three Latin American nations, Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela, with the parallel history in the United States. The Article examines the Afro-Latin experience as a critical issue in its own right and as a way to better inform our discussion of racial hierarchy, identity, and legal remedy in the United States. This Article examines the paradoxical role played by liberal legal and cultural norms in the United States. It shows how liberalism helped create a system of castelike separation between black ...


Affirmative Actions, William W. Van Alstyne Oct 2000

Affirmative Actions, William W. Van Alstyne

Faculty Publications

Liberals and progressives have been slow to realize that their preferred vocabulary has been hijacked and that when they respond to once hallowed phrases they are responding to a ghost now animated by a new machme. The point is not a small one, for in any debate, especially one fought in the arena of public opinion, the battle is won not by knock-down arguments but by the party that succeeds in placing its own spin on the terms presiding over the discussion.


Book Review Of But For Birmingham: The Local And National Movements In The Civil Rights Struggle, Davison M. Douglas Jan 2000

Book Review Of But For Birmingham: The Local And National Movements In The Civil Rights Struggle, Davison M. Douglas

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


"Bad For Business": Contextual Analysis, Race Discrimination, And Fast Food, Regina Austin Jan 2000

"Bad For Business": Contextual Analysis, Race Discrimination, And Fast Food, Regina Austin

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Of False Teeth And Biting Critiques: Jones V. Fisher In Context, Regina Austin Jan 1999

Of False Teeth And Biting Critiques: Jones V. Fisher In Context, Regina Austin

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.