The maintenance of a nation’s identity as a nation depends crucially upon its particular historical memories and repressions. Such memories can be expressed in venues and terms that resonate with existing recollections: collected somewhere, in some form. The law is one such form. Documents, records, transcripts, sealed with the imprimatur of governmental authority, are other, related forms. But memories needn’t be official needn’t even be true in any objective sense to have nation making power. Movies, newspapers, art installations, poetry, can all be powerful expressions of national memory, hence national identity.
The death penalty is an issue that affects the LGBT community and that hate crime legislation is not helpful to advancing the interests of the community.
Voting rights advocates should explore section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act as a vehicle to combat voter intimidation.
A transgender student's expression of her gender identity, including through the use of gender consistent bathrooms, is First Amendment protected speech,
This study uses interviews with judges to examine the role of remorse in judicial decisionmaking.