The Supreme Court's decisions last term have eroded the protections afforded in the Bill of Rights, and looking forward it seems the trend will continue.
- Is Racism Irrelevant? Or Should the Fairness in Death Sentencing Act Be Enacted to Substantially Diminish Racial Discrimination in Capital Sentencing?
- Ambivalence in State Capital Punishment Policy: An Empirical Sounding
- The Great Writ in Action: Empirical Light on the Federal Habeas Corpus Debate
- Inevitable Error: Wrongful New York State Homicide Convictions, 1965-1988
- Tax Glasnost for Millionaires: Peeking behind the Veil of Ignorance along the Publicity-Privacy Continuum
- Classical Nostalgia: Racism, Contract Ideology, and Formalist Legal Reasoning in Patterson v. McLean Credit Union
- A Family Like any Other Family: Alternative Methods of Defining Family in Law
- Woman Behind the Blindfold: Toward a Feminist Reconstruction of Rawls' Theory of Justice, The
In Depth Reading
Volume 18 Issue 1
Analyzing constitutional validity of requiring broadcasters to provide free advertising time to political candidates.
Discussion of the increasingly difficulty of lititgating employment discrimination cases in light of new Court decisions.
Argues that protections erected by the Supreme Court shielding the press from defamation actions should be imported to the contract setting.
Volume 18 Issue 2
Discussion regarding the inadequacy of counsel provided to defendants i capital cases.
Examines parameters within which defense counsel can argue that a prosecutor's closing statement establishes grounds for reversing a death sentence.
Discussion of the scope and availability of habeas corpus defenses to capital case defendants in light of recent Supreme Court decisions.
Since its inception in 1970, the Review of Law & Social Change has hosted a series of symposia and colloquia on topics which its members have considered timely and important. These events, which bring together leading aca- demics and practitioners,
Volume 18 Issue 3
Annotations of: FACING THE DEATH PENALTY: ESSAYS ON A CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT. Edited by Michael L. Radelet. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989; THE DEATH PENALTY: A WORLD-WIDE PERSPECTIVE: A REPORT TO THE UNITED NATIONS COMMITTEE ON CRIME PREVENTION AND
A cataloguing of wrongful convictions in NY over a 20 year period, supporting position that NY should not reenact death penalty.
Supreme Court hasn't examined fairness in death penalty cases and reduced obstacles to its use; abolitionists need legislative and political strategies.
The death penalty has become a prominent issue in a wide range of American political campaigns.
Volume 18 Issue 4
Analyzing the social security review system which is subject to political influences and conflicting law, and suggesting reforms.
Discussion of if current law impedes forming public policy around the ability of the wealthy to pay higher taxes by allowing secrecy around income tax returns.
Discussion around the idea of family as kin and more modern conceptions of family and how it has become strongly politicized.
Examining Rawls' theory of justice through a feminist lens, and particularly how it fails to deal with sexism in a sexual/marital contract between men & women.