The papers which follow grew out of a one-day conference entitled “The Supreme Court and Daily Life: Who Will the Court Protect in the 1990’s?” which was held on October 21, 1989. This event, co-sponsored by The Nation Institute and The
Argues that protections erected by the Supreme Court shielding the press from defamation actions should be imported to the contract setting.
Introduction to the Articles in this issue, pertaining to a wide vareity of civil liberties and rights the Court will address in its upcoming term and beyond.
Analyzing constitutional validity of requiring broadcasters to provide free advertising time to political candidates.
Analysis of the racial bias of the death penalty andr access to post-conviction appellate review for death-row prisoners.
Sexual and reproductive freedoms are negative privacy rights that the law should protect from encroachment.
Discussion of the increasingly difficulty of lititgating employment discrimination cases in light of new Court decisions.
Comparing and contrasting Contractarian and Feminist arguments regarding the validity of legal prostituion.
Analysis of products liability litigation and its potential application and adjustments to deal with new contraceptive medication.
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.
Examination of increasing challenges to affirmative action in the context of an increasingly conservative judiciary.
Other Issues in this Volume
- Habeas Corpus as a Safety Valve for Innocence
- Understanding Teague v. Lane
- Chipping Away at the Great Writ: Will Death Sentenced Federal Habeas Corpus Petitioners Be Able to Seek and Utilize Changes in the Law
- Suspending Justice: The Unconstitutionality of the Proposed Six-Month Time Limit on the Filing of Habeas Corpus Petitions by State Death Row Inmates
- Reclaiming the Gavel: Making Sense out of the Death Penalty Debate in State Legislatures
- 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
- Prosecutorial and Jury Decision-Making in Post-Furman Texas Capital Cases
- A Family Like any Other Family: Alternative Methods of Defining Family in Law
- Tax Glasnost for Millionaires: Peeking behind the Veil of Ignorance along the Publicity-Privacy Continuum
- Mending the Safety Net's Safety Net: The Federal Courts Study Committee's Proposals for Reforming the Social Security Disability Benefits Review Process
- Classical Nostalgia: Racism, Contract Ideology, and Formalist Legal Reasoning in Patterson v. McLean Credit Union