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The Legacy Of Trayvon Martin—Neighborhood Watches, Vigilantes, Race, And Our Law Of Self-Defense, Mark S. Brodin Mar 2023

The Legacy Of Trayvon Martin—Neighborhood Watches, Vigilantes, Race, And Our Law Of Self-Defense, Mark S. Brodin

Marquette Law Review

Reflecting back a decade later, what is the enduring significance of the Trayvon Martin case—a Black teenager whose life is violently cut short, and a legal system that accepted his death without consequence? The poet Elizabeth Alexander speaks of “The Trayvon Generation” of Black youth who have grown up in the haunting shadow of his killing, and the anguished parents who cannot protect their children from such a fate. America’s first Black president spoke for them: “When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids. If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” Barack Obama told …


Dying Constitutionalism And The Fourteenth Amendment, Ernest A. Young Mar 2019

Dying Constitutionalism And The Fourteenth Amendment, Ernest A. Young

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Comment: Queer Womyn Of Color And Employment Discrimination Law In Wisconsin - Does Wisconsin Law Do Enough To Lift Anxiety?, Amber Lara Jan 2018

Comment: Queer Womyn Of Color And Employment Discrimination Law In Wisconsin - Does Wisconsin Law Do Enough To Lift Anxiety?, Amber Lara

Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review

America's current leadership appears to actively seek out ways to isolate and oppress those who do not identify as cis-gender white heterosexual males. The purpose of this comment is to help readers understand the issues queer womyn of color face interacting with society on a daily basis. This comment will outline the harmful expectations of assimilation and how failure to assimilate may make these womyn targets in their work environments. This comment will also compare the handling of employment discrimination under Title VII and Wisconsin law and determine whether Wisconsin law in practice actually affords queer womyn of color more …


Embracing Race-Conscious College Admissions Programs: How Fisher V. University Of Texas At Austin Redefines "Affirmative Action" As A Holistic Approach To Admissions That Ensures Equal, Not Preferential, Treatment, Nancy L. Zisk Jan 2017

Embracing Race-Conscious College Admissions Programs: How Fisher V. University Of Texas At Austin Redefines "Affirmative Action" As A Holistic Approach To Admissions That Ensures Equal, Not Preferential, Treatment, Nancy L. Zisk

Marquette Law Review

In Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the United States Supreme Court affirmed well-established Supreme Court doctrine that race may be considered when a college or university decides whom to admit and whom to reject, as long as the consideration of race is part of a narrowly tailored holistic consideration of an applicant's many distinguishing features. The Court's latest decision heralds a new way of thinking about holistic race-conscious admissions programs. Rather than considering them as "affirmative action" plans that prefer any one applicant to the disadvantage of another, they should be viewed as the Court has described …