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Powers And Rights In Shelby County V. Holder, Corey Brettschneider Feb 2014

Powers And Rights In Shelby County V. Holder, Corey Brettschneider

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Still Drowning In Segregation: Limits Of Law In Post-Civil Rights America, Taunya L. Banks Jan 2014

Still Drowning In Segregation: Limits Of Law In Post-Civil Rights America, Taunya L. Banks

Faculty Scholarship

Approximately 40% of the deaths attributed to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 were caused by drowning. Blacks in the New Orleans area accounted for slightly more than one half of all deaths. Some of the drowning deaths were preventable. Too many black Americans do not know how to swim. Up to seventy percent of all black children in the United States have no or low ability to swim. Thus it is unsurprising that black youth between 5 and 19 are more likely to drown than white youths of the same age. The Centers for Disease Control concludes that a major factor ...


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 ...


Promoting Language Access In The Legal Academy, Gillian Dutton, Beth Lyon, Jayesh M. Rathold, Deborah M. Weissman Jan 2013

Promoting Language Access In The Legal Academy, Gillian Dutton, Beth Lyon, Jayesh M. Rathold, Deborah M. Weissman

University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class

"Promoting Language Access in the Legal Academy," details the progress made by the legal profession in meeting the needs of individuals with limited English language proficiency. The authors outlines the current need, summarizes various approaches taken by law schools, and emphasizes the value of training bilingual law students as well as mobilizing a cadre of undergraduate interpreters.


Belford Vance Lawson, Jr.: Life Of A Civil Rights Litigator, Gregory S. Parks Jan 2012

Belford Vance Lawson, Jr.: Life Of A Civil Rights Litigator, Gregory S. Parks

University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class

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Case Studies And The Classroom: Enriching The Study Of Law Through Real Client Stories, Michael Millemann Jan 2012

Case Studies And The Classroom: Enriching The Study Of Law Through Real Client Stories, Michael Millemann

University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class

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The Slavery And Involuntary Servitude Of Immigrant Workers: Two Sides Of The Same Coin, Maria L. Ontiveros Feb 2011

The Slavery And Involuntary Servitude Of Immigrant Workers: Two Sides Of The Same Coin, Maria L. Ontiveros

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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 ...


Litigation, Integration, And Transformation: Using Medicaid To Address Racial Inequities In Health Care, Ruqaiijah Yearby Jan 2010

Litigation, Integration, And Transformation: Using Medicaid To Address Racial Inequities In Health Care, Ruqaiijah Yearby

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy

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Home Is Where The Hatred Is: A Proposal For A Federal Housing Administration Truth And Reconciliation Commission, Brian Gilmore Jan 2010

Home Is Where The Hatred Is: A Proposal For A Federal Housing Administration Truth And Reconciliation Commission, Brian Gilmore

University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class

No abstract provided.


Sexuality, Religion, And The Right Of Conscience, Emily R. Gill Feb 2009

Sexuality, Religion, And The Right Of Conscience, Emily R. Gill

Schmooze 'tickets'

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Troubled Waters: Mid-Twentieth Century American Society On "Trial" In The Films Of John Waters, Taunya Lovell Banks Jan 2009

Troubled Waters: Mid-Twentieth Century American Society On "Trial" In The Films Of John Waters, Taunya Lovell Banks

Faculty Scholarship

In this Article Professor Banks argues that what makes many of filmmaker John Waters early films so subversive is his use of the “white-trash” body—people marginalized by and excluded from conventional white America—as countercultural heroes. He uses the white trash body as a surrogate for talk about race and sexuality in the early 1960s. I argue that in many ways Waters’ critiques of mid-twentieth century American society reflect the societal changes that occurred in the last forty years of that century. These societal changes resulted from the civil rights, gay pride, student, anti-war and women’s movements, all ...


Outsider Citizens: Film Narratives About The Internment Of Japanese Americans, Taunya Lovell Banks Jan 2009

Outsider Citizens: Film Narratives About The Internment Of Japanese Americans, Taunya Lovell Banks

Faculty Scholarship

This article examines the conflicting film narratives about the internment from 1942 through 2007. It argues that while later film narratives, especially documentaries, counter early government film narratives justifying the internment, these counter-narratives have their own damaging hegemony. Whereas earlier commercial films tell the internment story through the eyes of sympathetic whites, using a conventional civil rights template … Japanese and other Asian American documentary filmmakers construct their Japanese characters as model minorities — hyper-citizens, super patriots. Further, the internment experience remains largely a male story. With the exception of Emiko Omori’s documentary film memoir, Rabbit in the Moon (2004), the ...


Orwell’S Vision: Video And The Future Of Civil Rights Enforcement, Howard M. Wasserman Jan 2009

Orwell’S Vision: Video And The Future Of Civil Rights Enforcement, Howard M. Wasserman

Maryland Law Review

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Cyber Civil Rights, Danielle Keats Citron Dec 2008

Cyber Civil Rights, Danielle Keats Citron

Faculty Scholarship

Social networking sites and blogs have increasingly become breeding grounds for anonymous online groups that attack women, people of color, and members of other traditionally disadvantaged groups. These destructive groups target individuals with defamation, threats of violence, and technology-based attacks that silence victims and concomitantly destroy their privacy. Victims go offline or assume pseudonyms to prevent future attacks, impoverishing online dialogue and depriving victims of the social and economic opportunities associated with a vibrant online presence. Attackers manipulate search engines to reproduce their lies and threats for employers and clients to see, creating digital “scarlet letters” that ruin reputations. Today ...


To Kill A Mockingbird Perspectives, Sherrilyn A. Ifill Jan 2008

To Kill A Mockingbird Perspectives, Sherrilyn A. Ifill

Faculty Scholarship

"To Kill a Mockingbird" is one of the most influential and widely acclaimed legal novels in American history. It tells the story of a small-town white lawyer who is appointed to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman in 1930s Alabama. The lawyer, Atticus Finch, is one of the great legal heroes of American fiction. The story, told from the perspective of Atticus' daughter Scout, explores race, class, gender, family and law. Most of all it is a both critical and loving account of the white South. This article is a personal story about the influence of ...


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

Hearing: Civil Rights Division Oversight, Helen L. Norton

Congressional Testimony

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Poisoning The Well: Law & Economics And Racial Inequality, Robert E. Suggs Feb 2006

Poisoning The Well: Law & Economics And Racial Inequality, Robert E. Suggs

Faculty Scholarship

The standard Law & Economics analysis of racial discrimination has stunted our thinking about race. Its early conclusion, that laws prohibiting racial discrimination were unnecessary and wasteful, discredited economic analysis of racial phenomena within the civil rights community. As a consequence we know little about the impact of racial discrimination on commercial transactions between business firms. Laws do not prohibit racial discrimination in transactions between business firms, and the disparity in business revenues between racial minorities and the white mainstream dwarfs disparities in income by orders of magnitude. This disparity in business revenues is a major factor in the persistence of ...


Renewing The Temporary Provisions Of The Voting Rights Act: Legislative Options After Lulac V. Perry, Sherrilyn A. Ifill Jan 2006

Renewing The Temporary Provisions Of The Voting Rights Act: Legislative Options After Lulac V. Perry, Sherrilyn A. Ifill

Congressional Testimony

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Counter-Stories: Maintaining And Expanding Civil Liberties In Wartime, Mark A. Graber Jan 2005

Counter-Stories: Maintaining And Expanding Civil Liberties In Wartime, Mark A. Graber

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Different But Equal: The Human Rights Of Persons With Intellectual Disabilities, Harold Hongju Koh Jan 2004

Different But Equal: The Human Rights Of Persons With Intellectual Disabilities, Harold Hongju Koh

Maryland Law Review

No abstract provided.


Precursors Of Rosa Parks: Maryland Transportation Cases Between The Civil War And The Beginning Of World War I, David S. Bogen Jan 2004

Precursors Of Rosa Parks: Maryland Transportation Cases Between The Civil War And The Beginning Of World War I, David S. Bogen

Maryland Law Review

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Meade V. Dennistone: The Naacp's Test Case To "...Sue Jim Crow Out Of Maryland With The Fourteenth Amendment", Garrett Power Jan 2004

Meade V. Dennistone: The Naacp's Test Case To "...Sue Jim Crow Out Of Maryland With The Fourteenth Amendment", Garrett Power

Maryland Law Review

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Reviewing The Play: How Faulty Premises Affected The Work Of The Commission On Opportunity In Athletics And Why Title Ix Protections Are Still Needed To Ensure Equal Opportunity In Athletics, Jocelyn Samuels Jan 2003

Reviewing The Play: How Faulty Premises Affected The Work Of The Commission On Opportunity In Athletics And Why Title Ix Protections Are Still Needed To Ensure Equal Opportunity In Athletics, Jocelyn Samuels

University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class

No abstract provided.


Tolerance As Understanding, Jay Schiffman Jan 2003

Tolerance As Understanding, Jay Schiffman

University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class

No abstract provided.


The Latest Chapter In The Saga Of A Spiritless Law: Detaining Haitian Asylum Seekers As A Violation Of The Spirit And The Letter Of International Law, Michael Rowan Jan 2003

The Latest Chapter In The Saga Of A Spiritless Law: Detaining Haitian Asylum Seekers As A Violation Of The Spirit And The Letter Of International Law, Michael Rowan

University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class

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.


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

Maryland Law Review

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Bringing Small Business Development To Urban Neighborhoods, Robert E. Suggs Dec 1995

Bringing Small Business Development To Urban Neighborhoods, Robert E. Suggs

Faculty Scholarship

This article describes a race-neutral policy proposal designed to increase business formation and success rates for young urban African Americans. The proposal suggests using local governments' taxing authority, in a manner analogous to tax increment financing, to create financial incentives for successful small business owners to employ, and then mentor and train as business owners, young urban entrepreneurs from deteriorating neighborhoods. The amount of financial incentive varies directly with financial success of protégés and requires the transfer of some of the mentor’s social (reputational) capital to the protégé. Business activity has created wealth and economic mobility for other ethnic ...


Liberating The Thirteenth Amendment, Douglas L. Colbert Jan 1995

Liberating The Thirteenth Amendment, Douglas L. Colbert

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.