Poor people and people of color are the authors of community legal thought. Today, that jurisprudence shapes the culture of Boyle Heights, an embattled, primarily Latinx neighborhood in Los Angeles. Rapid gentrification of Boyle Heights has led to tenants’ ousters and housing insecurity. Through interviews, inhabitants share their views on what belongs to them, and when that property is taken in violation of human dignity and legal principles. That is, they share their version of the Takings Clause. Though my work is unfinished, interviewees’ articulate insistences on takings protections were comprehensive enough to essay a first draft of a Boyle Heights Taking Clause. Marshaling the work of popular constitutionalists and progressive property scholars, and drawing parallels between Supreme Court conceptions of takings and those of Boyle Heightsians, I argue that this fledgling draft of community property rights should be further studied and developed so that it may someday inform formal Takings analyses.
This article assesses the efficacy of the legal framework for asylees, individuals granted refugee status within the United States, through an examination of the human outcomes following the grant of asylum.
This article aims to point out that the understanding of freedom in the U.S. legal system is too narrow since it disregards other significant aspects of freedom.
Voting rights advocates should explore section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act as a vehicle to combat voter intimidation.
Beth Caldwell∞ Abstract This article presents findings from a study on the implementation of California’s new Youth Offender Parole Hearing law, which aims to provide juvenile offenders with meaningful opportunities to obtain release from adult prison. It contributes to the