The changing role of race in police suspect descriptions especially post 9-11, and legal challenges to its use on 4th and 14th amendment grounds.
- Policing Protest: Protecting Dissent and Preventing Violence through First and Fourth Amendment Law
- The Trial of Bigger Thomas: Race, Gender, and Trespass
- Planned Failure: California's Denial of Reunification Services to Parents with Mental Disabilities
- Detaining Due Process: The Need for Procedural Reform in "Joseph" Hearings after Demore v. Kim
- Derrick Bell's Narratives as Parables
- The Doctor Won't See You Now: Rights of Transgender Adolescents to Sex Reassignment Treatment
- Toward Gender Equality: Affirmative Action, Comparable Worth, and the Women's Movement
- The Asthma Crisis in Low-Income Communities of Color: Using the Law as a Tool for Promoting Public Health
In Depth Reading
Volume 31 Issue 1
A comprehensive analysis of police response to public protests requires the courts consider the interplay between the 1st and 4th amendment rights.
The impact of Demore v. Kim on immigration decisions, deportations, and procedural reform in Joseph hearings
California's reunification bypass law fails to accurately determine if a mentally disabled parent may use such services, and does more harm than good
Volume 31 Issue 2
Legal narratives, like the literary works of Derrick Bell on race, function as parables in providing new knowledge and insights, contributing to legal debates.
Compares efficacy of affirmative action and comparable worth as different strategies in advancing women's employment rights.
Disparities in the asthma epidemic fall along racial and socio-economic lines, and legal advocacy can play a crucial role in combatting the issue.
Advocates should use existing medical protocols and legal doctrines to assist transgender adolescents in accessing necessary sex reassignment treatment.
Volume 31 Issue 3
Teaching from the left is urging students to engage in historical evolution of left thought deploying reason to improve human tradition.
Traditional legal education is alienating. Reform legal education to account for emotional, ethical, and practical implications of law in people's lives.
Absent flag-positions of "left" and "right" as the bases of our arguements, decision-making and political expression deform and become general indecision.
Even traditional law school pedagogy of reading opinions can facilitate progressive insights when doctrine is contextualized and underlying values are exposed.
Volume 31 Issue 4
Examines the impact of Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition on child pornography laws and reviews empirical research on pornography and its effects.
The metaphor of "moral pollution" was used by the Supreme Court to refashion obscenity regulations as public interest regulations.
Contrary to the argument advanced by James Weinstein, the suppression of pornography infringes on values that lie at the heart of free speech.
Responding to Koppelman's critique, Weinstein argues he failed to address whether obscenity doctrine is aligned with larger free speech jurisprudence.