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
- The Role and Consequences of the Death Penalty in American Politics
- Reclaiming the Gavel: Making Sense out of the Death Penalty Debate in State Legislatures
- The Great Writ in Action: Empirical Light on the Federal Habeas Corpus Debate
- Inevitable Error: Wrongful New York State Homicide Convictions, 1965-1988
- Mending the Safety Net's Safety Net: The Federal Courts Study Committee's Proposals for Reforming the Social Security Disability Benefits Review Process
- Tax Glasnost for Millionaires: Peeking behind the Veil of Ignorance along the Publicity-Privacy Continuum
- 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