Just because the law says that police can use informants at almost any time, in any setting, does not mean that they should do so.
- Barred from Bankruptcy: Recently Incarcerated Debtors In and Outside Bankruptcy
- Teach Your Children Well: Proposed Challenges to Inadequacies of Correctional Special Education for Juvenile Inmates
- Because of Intersex: Intersexuality, Title VII, and the Reality of Discrimination "Because of . . . (Perceived) Sex"
- Law Enforcement and Intelligence Gathering in Muslim and Immigrant Communities After 9/11
- Using Laws Designed to Protect as a Weapon: Prosecuting Minors under Child Pornography Laws
- A Penny Saved Can Be a Penalty Earned: Nursing Homes, Medicaid Planning, the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, and The Problem of Transferring Assets
- Chalimony: Seeking Equity Between Parents of Children with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses
- Gay-Straight Alliances and Sanctioning Pretextual Discrimination under the Equal Access Act
- Looking Forward to Forty More Years of Movement Building: Meditations on From Page to Practice
- From Page to Practice and Back Again: Broken Windows Policing and the Real Costs to Law-Abiding New Yorkers of Color
- Domestic Violence Reform: From Page to Practice and Back Again
- Keeping Sharp Your Cutting Edge
- Debts, Disasters, and Delinquencies: A Case for Placing a Mandatory Force Majeure Provision into Consumer Credit Agreements
- Intra-Group Preferencing: Proving Skin Color and Identity Performance Discrimination
- Ain't I a Parent: The Exclusion of Kinship Caregivers from the Debate over Expansions of Parenthood
- Sex on the Brain: Adolescent Psychosocial Science and Sanctions for Risky Sex
In Depth Reading
Volume 34 Issue 1
Recently incarcerated individuals with lots of debt are often unable to discharge debt through bankruptcy. Bankruptcy should be more widely available to them.
As our comprehension of sex progresses towards an acknowledgment of its social construction, our interpretation of the protections provided by the phrase"because of ... sex" in Title VII should do the same.
Juvenile inmates incarcerated as adults may be legally deprived of their freedom, but they should not also be deprived of an education tailored to their educational disabilities.
Volume 34 Issue 2
Deficit Reduction Act makes it difficult for senior citizens to transfer assets and qualify for Medicaid; analyzes whether intended purpose is served by this.
Policymakers continue to address child support and alimony separately, ignoring the interdependent interplay between the child's unusual caregiving needs and the caregiver's opportunities to make a living.
Rather than protecting LGBTQ student organizations, the EAA safe harbor provisions could be used to legitimize private discrimination and further marginalize LGBTQ students.
The law should have a fine-tuned distinction between different types of child-produced child pornography; in certain instances, we serve children better by acknowledging their rights and allowing their speech rather than silencing expressions of their sexuality.
Volume 34 Issue 3
Finally, the Review of Law & Social Change should remember that it is building community between humans across space and over time.
Moreover, to the degree thatlawyers directly involve themselves in social change work, to that degreethey adversely affect the implementation of social change: sustainable social change requires the mobilization of masses of "ordinary" people who achieve change for themselves, not "experts"
My theory, and the theory behind Broken Lives from Broken Windows, is that the combined economic and legitimacy costs of aggressively policing minor offenses undermine the efficacy of policing social order to reduce crime.
Institutions like Social Change can play an important role in this-providing a forum for sharing ideas and strategies, questioning prevailing wisdom, and reminding us of the importance of bringing the ideas on the page to practice.
Volume 34 Issue 4
An administrative or legislative mandate to include force majeure provisions in consumer debt agreements could serve a constructive purpose.
As discrimination has become more sophisticated, subtle, and nuanced, so too must conceptual frameworks lest the promise of anti-discrimination law be rendered more illusory than real.
In the end, the legal system's most productive role in addressing this public health crisis may be a legislative and executive, not a punitive, one: to create and fund programs designed to increase teen self-efficacy and connectedness with parents and
Indeed, to the degree that marriage creates, protects, and privileges families-and inevitably defines parenthood-kinship caregiving families who depart from the marital norm continue to suffer from marginalization, exclusion, and stigma.