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Masterpiece Cakeshop'S Homiletics, Marc Spindelman Apr 2020

Masterpiece Cakeshop'S Homiletics, Marc Spindelman

Cleveland State Law Review

Viewed closely and comprehensively, Masterpiece Cakeshop, far from simply being the narrow, shallow, and modest decision many have taken it to be, is a rich, multi-faceted decision that cleaves and binds the parties to the case, carefully managing conflictual crisis. Through a ruling for a faithful custom-wedding-cake baker against a state whose legal processes are held to have been marred by anti-religious bias, the Court unfolds a cross-cutting array of constitutional wins and losses for cultural conservatives and traditional moralists, on the one hand, and for lesbians and gay men and their supporters committed to civil and equal rights, on ...


The Heritage Guide To The Constitution, Second Edition: What Has Changed Over The Past Decade, And What Lies Ahead?, David Forte, Edwin Meese Iii, Matthew Spalding Mar 2015

The Heritage Guide To The Constitution, Second Edition: What Has Changed Over The Past Decade, And What Lies Ahead?, David Forte, Edwin Meese Iii, Matthew Spalding

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

The Heritage Guide to the Constitution, first released in 2005, brought together more than 100 of the nation’s best legal experts to provide line-by-line examination of each clause of the Constitution and its contemporary meaning—the first such comprehensive commentary to appear in many decades. The Heritage Guide to the Constitution: Fully Revised Second Edition takes into account a decade of Supreme Court decisions and legal scholarship on such issues as gun rights, religious freedom, campaign finance, civil rights, and health care reform. The Founders’ guiding principles remain unchanged, yet a number of Supreme Court decisions over the past ...


“Something Wicked This Way Comes”: Political Correctness And The Reincarnation Of Chairman Mao, David Barnhizer Jan 2015

“Something Wicked This Way Comes”: Political Correctness And The Reincarnation Of Chairman Mao, David Barnhizer

David Barnhizer

Mao’s Red Guards and the “Wicked Wisdom” of Lesley Gore There could not possibly be any parallel between the actions of Mao Tse Tung’s young Red Guard zealots and the intensifying demands of identity groups that all people must conform to their version of approved linguistic expression or in effect be condemned as “reactionaries” and “counter-revolutionaries” who are clearly “on the wrong side of history”. Nor, in demanding that they be allowed to effectively take over the university and its curriculum while staffing faculty and administrative positions with people who think like them while others are subjected to ...


Bearing False Witness: Perjured Affidavits And The Fourth Amendment, Stephen W. Gard Jan 2008

Bearing False Witness: Perjured Affidavits And The Fourth Amendment, Stephen W. Gard

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

The purpose of this Article is to articulate appropriate legal doctrine to govern the problem of false statements of fact by law enforcement officers in warrant affidavits. This Article addresses the issue in the context of actions brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 to redress such Fourth Amendment violations. This perspective promises to be interesting and unique for two reasons. First, the fact that the guilty are ordinarily the direct beneficiaries of the Fourth Amendment has long been a matter of grave concern. In contrast, rarely, if ever, will anyone except an innocent victim of a search based ...


Bioterrorism Defense: Are State Mandated Compulsory Vaccination Programs An Infringement Upon A Citizen's Constitutional Rights, Brendon Kohrs Jan 2003

Bioterrorism Defense: Are State Mandated Compulsory Vaccination Programs An Infringement Upon A Citizen's Constitutional Rights, Brendon Kohrs

Journal of Law and Health

The agents of anthrax and smallpox threaten the health and welfare of the state citizenry and therefore the state can enact legislation appropriate to offset the possible harm. In order for the enacted legislation to withstand a constitutional challenge, the possible harm has to be a compelling governmental interest of public safety and welfare narrowly tailored to that goal. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that the United States Department of Health and Human Services has the ability to recommend a compulsory vaccination program for citizens, and this program would not be in violation of a person's ...


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 ...


The Beltway And Beyond: The Struggle For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual And Transgender Equality, Rebecca Isaacs Jan 2000

The Beltway And Beyond: The Struggle For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual And Transgender Equality, Rebecca Isaacs

Cleveland State Law Review

I will focus primarily on the struggle in the legislative arena in Washington, DC and more importantly, in states and local communities. And I will focus on three key issues for the GLBT community: families; civil rights and the intersection with religious liberty rights; and finally, violence and hate crimes. In summary, the GLBT community is pushing ahead of these and other issues in all 50 states.


The Religious Liberty Protection Act: The Validity Of Using Congress' Commerce And Spending Powers To Protect Religion, Jennifer Dorton Jan 2000

The Religious Liberty Protection Act: The Validity Of Using Congress' Commerce And Spending Powers To Protect Religion, Jennifer Dorton

Cleveland State Law Review

Although the Religious Liberty Protection Act appears, on its face, to be simple, there are many constitutional issues which call into question the validity of the proposed bill. This note will focus on the constitutional problems of using Congress' commerce and spending powers to protect religion. It will examine the problem of attaching religious conditions to the States' receipt of federal funds, and the potential problem that may result from using the spending power to protect religious exercise. The note then turns to the commerce clause justification for the RLPA. It will point out the major flaw in using the ...


America's Counterrevolution - Unlearned Lessons, Nathaniel R. Jones Jan 1993

America's Counterrevolution - Unlearned Lessons, Nathaniel R. Jones

Cleveland State Law Review

"America's Counterrevolution - Unlearned Lessons" is about America's social revolution -which saw this nation change from a state that constitutionally sanctioned human degradation in the form of slavery and segregation, into one that enshrined in its basic charter human rights and guarantees of equality before the law for all persons. The revolution, in what Justice Marshall calls our "system of constitutional government", made our legal system the wonder of the world, which others constantly seek to emulate. In order to understand what is required of Americans as they find themselves in this counterrevolutionary period with respect to civil rights ...


An Overview Of Fair Housing, Kenneth J. Kowalski Jan 1987

An Overview Of Fair Housing, Kenneth J. Kowalski

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

The purpose of this article is to give an overview of federal fair housing laws and their impact on the real estate industry. This article limits its review to three principle federal statutes affecting equal-housing opportunities: Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. §3601 et seq. (hereinafter cited as the "Act" or "Title VIII") and the 1866 and 1870 Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. §§1981, 1982 (respectively "section 1981" and "section 1982"). A review of the substantive provisions of the statutes, methods of enforcement, and judicial interpretations are included. The article also ...


Urban Housing Finance And The Redlining Controversy, Daniel F. Reidy Jan 1976

Urban Housing Finance And The Redlining Controversy, Daniel F. Reidy

Cleveland State Law Review

This note will focus upon three basic issues raised by the redlining controversy: first, whether or not redlining is in fact occurring; second, the role of government through legislation and regulatory agencies; third, emerging areas of litigation.


Third Party Plaintiffs In Civil Rights Damage Actions, Robert M. Didrick Jan 1968

Third Party Plaintiffs In Civil Rights Damage Actions, Robert M. Didrick

Cleveland State Law Review

This article will discuss the question of whether third parties may bring an action for damages against those who deprive another of his civil rights. The related question, resulting from the second cause of action in the Napolitano case, of whether one may recover for the mental anguish caused by the denial of another's civil rights will also be considered. Although the question is concerned with damage actions, cases in which injunctive relief was asked are helpful in studying the principle involved. Relief has been granted in these cases much more readily than in damage actions, possibly because the ...


Exclusion And Expulsion From Non-Profit Organizations - The Civil Rights Aspect, Robert S. Pasley Jan 1965

Exclusion And Expulsion From Non-Profit Organizations - The Civil Rights Aspect, Robert S. Pasley

Cleveland State Law Review

To what extent do voluntary non-profit associations have the right (a) to deny admission to membership, and (b) to expel existing members? Space does not permit discussion of all the ramifications of these two questions and some limitation of scope becomes necessary. The theme selected has been the "civil rights" aspect of the problem; more specifically, the right, in certain areas, to be protected against racial and religious discrimination, and the privilege to exercise the ordinary rights of citizenship, such as the right of free speech, of petition, of voting, of resort to the courts, and to employment.


Civil Rights Of The Mentally Ill In Ohio, Robert L. Tuma Jan 1962

Civil Rights Of The Mentally Ill In Ohio, Robert L. Tuma

Cleveland State Law Review

Mental illness is principally a medical problem, but there are basic legal considerations to be observed, and these considerations should not be impatiently brushed aside as "mere technicalities" of legal procedure. On the other hand, legal provisions relating to hospitalization of mental patients should be viewed by legislators, lawyers, and judicial officials as mechanism for prompt and effective care and treatment, for safeguarding civil rights, and for protecting the community. All these aspects are important and undue concern for one aspect should not work to the detriment of the others. Moreover, in actual practice, no legal provision should defeat the ...