Defining pregnancy and abortion as medical issues does not concede one shred of the privacy or decision-making arguments supporting a right to abortion; it simply helps to explain, more accurately, exactly what is at stake in a woman's decision to
- The Proper Role of Morality in State Policies on Sexual Orientation and Intimate Relationships
- U.S. Ratification of CEDAW: An Opportunity to Radically Reframe the Right to Equality Accorded Women under the U.S. Constitution
- Missed Opportunities in McCorvey v. Hill: The Limits of Pro-Choice Lawyering
- Religious Perspectives on the Abortion Decision: The Sacredness of Women's Lives, Morality and Values, and Social Justice
- Juvenile Life without Parole: An Antidote to Congress's One-Way Criminal Law Ratchet
- Inadequate Discipline: Challenging Zero Tolerance Policies as Violating State Constitution Education Clauses
- Climate-Induced Community Relocations: Creating an Adaptive Governance Framework Based in Human Rights Doctrine
In Depth Reading
Volume 35 Issue 1
As a society, we can have a greater appreciation of the need for resources and services that help individuals deal with reproductive issues if we consider the abortion decision in a holistic context, closely related to all other aspects of
However, the enormous gap between CEDAW's (the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women Treaty) vision and the current constitutional reality in the United States underscores why it is so important to take CEDAW ratification seriously
McCorvey revealed a central feature of the anti-choice strategy: the claim that abortion harms women. To combat this, we need to think less like lawyers.
Volume 35 Issue 2
The United States should lead the effort to respond to climate-induced community relocations and implement legislation to provide governance tools and resources so that communities forced to relocate due to rapid and radical climate change can be resilient.
No matter the circumstances of the crime, no matter the public's general punitiveness, no matter the normal political process, no matter traditional federalism concerns, no matter our obligations under international law, kids are just different.
Given the crucial importance of education for succeeding in modern society, students should not, in the name of school discipline, be unnecessarily denied the opportunity to receive an adequate education.
Volume 35 Issue 3
Citizens United is simply the culmination of the Court's narrow view of campaign finance, elevating individual speech rights and extending them to corporation sand unions at the expense of the broad, egalitarian conception of the American republic.
Some rights should be understood to include a penumbral right to give or spend money.
These articles reveal Citizens United's silver lining: Even though many of us vehemently object to its logic and holding, Citizens United has forced a new phase in our country's continuous march to improve our democracy. This volume represents the first
An analysis of "electoral exceptionalism" and First Amendment review in the context of the electoral process
Volume 35 Issue 4
In a democratic society that prides itself on liberty and human dignity, we should not settle for a definition that draws a line that allows the affront on personhood at work in Haitian prisons.
If constructed well, a no-fault scheme could replicate many of the positive aspects of tort law. Congress should seize this unique opportunity to preserve the beneficial effects of tort law and protect the health and safety of Americans.
Electing judges, then, produces an unintended result: it makes a state court more likely to turn a state constitutional question, which should be decided by the state court, into a federal constitutional question to be decided by the United StatesSupreme