This Article concludes that pattern-or-practice investigations are an ef-fective means of achieving greater police accountability. Given its potential to advance change, this investigative power must not be limited to the federal government. Empowering states to take advantage of this remedy
- Is It Possible to be An Ethical Public Defender?
- A Necessary Expansion of State Power: A “Pattern or Practice” of Failed Accountability
- Special Needs, Special Solutions: Using Title II of the ADA and Behavioral Supports To Protect Students With Disabilities From Arrests
- Post-Colonial Constitutionalism
- Disabling Inequity: How the Social Model of Disability Resists Barriers to Social Security Disability Benefits
- Booked but Can’t Read: “Functional Literacy,” National Citizenship, and The New Face of Dred Scott in the Age of Mass Incarceration
- Door-To-Door Democracy: Expanding Canvassing Rights to Promote Democratic Participation
- Earned Rights
- How to Say Sorry: Fulfilling the United States' Trust Obligation to Native Hawaiians by Using the Canons of Construction to Interpret the Apology Resolution
- Color-Blind But Not Color-Deaf: Accent Discrimination in Jury Selection
- The Emerging Legal Architecture for Social Justice
- Title IX's Substantive Equity Mandate for Transgender Persons in American Law Schools: A Call for Disaggregated SOGI Data
In Depth Reading
Volume 44 Issue 1
We are in the midst of a constitutional crisis over this notion of substan-tive due process, for the judiciary is being flooded with judges who take a dim or narrow view of it.
By applying Title II of the ADA to arrests in schools, by amending IDEA to take proactive steps, and by requiring contractual obligations between law enforcement and school districts, practitioners will finally be able to zealously advocate for students with
The ethical rules guiding practice are contradictory, undermined by the Constitution, and inconsistent with the realities of public defense. In short, it is nearly impossible to be an ethical public defender under the rules. This is a crisis for public
Volume 44 Issue 2
In cities like Madison, reputationally progressive jewel of the state that denied Dred Scott his citizenship and citizen rights nearly two centuries ago, so too does the racialized illiteracy crisis lawfully disparage young Black men to non-citizen subjects...
The social model allows for greater inclusion of individuals with disabilities. It also places more of the onus on people in power—employers who must make accommodations, society at large, and other actors—rather than people with disabilities, who remain marginalized...
The democratic goods brought by canvassers are most needed in apartment buildings, especially in low-income housing where residents are too often politically disenfranchised while also deeply impacted by public policy.
Earned-rights logic has a longstanding place in American constitutionalism, and recent decades have only made it more visible. By emphasizing the similarities between existing right-holders and those seeking new protections, courts can better smoke out discriminatory laws.
Volume 44 Issue 3
Accent discrimination in jury selection harms litigants, criminal defendants, prospective jurors, and the perceived and actual fairness and legitimacy of the courts.
Through the Canons’ tenets—a liberal interpretation with ambiguities resolved in favor of Indigenous groups—Native peoples will be able to achieve any one of the four realms or values articulated by Professor Sproat: cultural integrity, lands and natural resources, social welfare
Critical lawyers envision an architecture that permits cross-boundary relationships, collective action, and a more democratic utilization of law.
Broad-stroke labels such as “LGBTQI(A)” and “other” send a message that a candidate’s spe- cific identity may not be acknowledged and treated with dignity. The academy and profession are late to join the SOGI data movement and disaggregation.