I argued both that a child in a planned lesbian family can define parenthood without re-gard to biology and that the doctrine of equitable estoppel permits a court to recognize that reality.
- What's Gender Got to Do with it: The Politics and Morality of an Ethic of Care
- Protecting the Mentally Retarded from Capital Punishment: State Efforts Since Penry and Recommendations for the Future
- Looking at Pornography through Habermasian Lenses: Affirmative Action for Speech
- Caught in the Middle: Protecting the Children of High-Conflict Divorce
In Depth Reading
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Unfortunately, it does not deserve the broad and eager audience that it may attract. Caught in the Middle relies on poorly documented factual assertions and presents a proposal for dealing with cases of severe conflict that ignores certain crucial realities
Individuals who possess severe deficits in intellectual functioning and adaptive skills, and who cannot understand the nature of their crime or punishment, do not deserve the state's ultimate penalty.
Although estoppel has not previously been applied when the "family that [the child] knows it to be" is a lesbian family, amici urge this court to uphold the trial court's application of the doctrine to protect children in planned lesbian
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Each case has relevant unique characteristics, and it is important that expert examiners approach each case with an appreciation for the unique considerations of the case rather than a theoretical perspective that limits the focus of the examination.
The symbolic benefits conferred on foster children through adoption have been purchased at a very considerable price and have obscured the very real benefits conferred on both the state and adult adoptive par-ents.
The goal of permanency planning is to provide a child with a secure relationship consistent with the child's best interests. Guardianship is certainly a more secure relationship than ordinary custody.
Morgan writes to inspire feminists to do everything they can to keep women's issues, which are humanity's issues, on the table, urging them not to despair if they feel they lack leadership, as the motion of the feminist movement reflects
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Congress's vision, over thirty years ago, was for a nation unimpeded by irrational and hurtful employment dis-crimination. The war is not yet won. Clearly authorized by the statutes and supported by solid policy considerations, agent liability should be an indispensable
As the practice of law becomes increasingly specialized and distinctions between lawyers and nonlawyers become increasingly blurred, the current "one size fits all"model of legal education appears more and more anachronistic.
Book reviews of The State of Asian America, edited by Karin Aguilar-San Juan; Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives: Identity and the Politics of (Re)Presentation in the United States by Suzanne Oboler; The Rooster’s Egg by Patricia Williams; Turning Back: The Retreat from Racial Justice in
If successful, a framework of engagement can transform bureaucracy from a factor contributing to the normalization and criminalization of homelessness, into a conduit for social justice for the homeless.
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CDCs have accomplished much in difficult environments and under tremendous constraints. Their mission of providing housing, social services, and economic opportunity is vital. Nevertheless, given their reliance upon public and philanthropic support, they must not squander their economic capital, and
Too often, one senses that those who dominate the in rem policy de-bates are presiding over a funeral, while accusing each other of murder.
One way to resolve the tension between capital and community is by marrying ownership and workforce on the assumption that the workers will have greater loyalty to their communities than to capital per se.
The problems facing disinvested communities are enormous, and real solutions will not be possible without a significant redistribution of wealth and progressive taxation.