In theory, laws designed to protect children from harm apply equally to all members of American society. In reality—and to a considerably greater degree than in the application of the criminal laws—child protective laws are applied only to the poor and nonwhite. The state uses child protective laws, if not as a pretext, then as a justification, for the seizure of children from those people who have the least political power in the United States and are the least involved in traditional forms of our culture.
Voting rights advocates should explore section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act as a vehicle to combat voter intimidation.
An evidentiary privilege to protect workers' confidential communications from disclosure in federal and state court proceedings would support unions.
Labor organizing privilege is not a magic bullet that will secure the rights of workers to organize and collectively bargain. Employers will continue to resist the efforts of their workers to organize.
Mandatory arbitration for guestworkers, a uniquely vulnerable group, will result in class inequality and worse conditions for all workers.