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Torrell E. Mills "HIT THE ROAD, BLUE SLIPS": ELIMINATING SENATE OBSTRUCTIONISM OF FEDERAL JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS 111 Georgetown Law Journal Online 171 (2023) Simply put, there shouldn't be one set of rules for . Republican nominees under a Republican president and a different set for nominees under a Democratic president. --Dick Durbin, U.S. Senator, Majority Whip and Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, 2021 In America, the law is used to protect our society's general safety and to ensure our... 2023  
Andrew J. Lanham "PROTECTION FOR EVERY CLASS OF CITIZENS": THE NEW YORK CITY DRAFT RIOTS OF 1863, THE EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE, AND THE GOVERNMENT'S DUTY TO PROTECT CIVIL RIGHTS 13 UC Irvine Law Review 1067 (November, 2023) This Article examines an important but little-noticed moment in the intellectual history of the Equal Protection Clause: the New York City draft riots of 1863. In mid-July of that year, New York was engulfed by a weeklong riot against the Union military draft, as mobs of predominantly working-class white men beat and murdered Black New Yorkers,... 2023 African/Black American
E.L. Tremblay "UNDER CONDITIONS OF HARDSHIP": THE PEACE CORPS' CATCH-22 FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL- AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE 111 Georgetown Law Journal 1533 (June, 2023) The Peace Corps' treatment of Volunteers and trainees, particularly with regard to the policies and permissiveness surrounding sexual- and gender-based violence, reflects and perpetuates workplace sex discrimination. Because the agency fails to collect adequate data, it is impossible to determine the precise nature and degree of the problem, but it... 2023  
Kathryn Schumaker , Department of History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA, Email: "UNLAWFUL INTIMACY": MIXED-RACE FAMILIES, MISCEGENATION LAW, AND THE LEGAL CULTURE OF PROGRESSIVE ERA MISSISSIPPI 41 Law and History Review 773 (November, 2023) This article examines the enforcement of anti-miscegenation law in Progressive Era Mississippi by focusing on a series of unlawful cohabitation prosecutions of interracial couples in Natchez. It situates efforts to police and punish mixed-race families within the broader legal culture of Jim Crow, as politicians, judges, and district attorneys... 2023  
Elizabeth Butterworth "WHAT IF YOU'RE DISABLED AND UNDOCUMENTED?": REFLECTIONS ON INTERSECTIONALITY, DISABILITY JUSTICE, AND REPRESENTING UNDOCUMENTED AND DISABLED LATINX CLIENTS 26 CUNY Law Review 139 (Summer, 2023) I. Introduction. 140 II. From Disability Rights to Disability Justice. 145 III. An Ableist and Disabling Immigration System. 149 A. Exclusionary Immigration Laws and the Public Charge Rule. 150 B. The Disabling Impact of Migrating to and Living Undocumented in the United States. 155 IV. The Need for Services and Barriers to Access. 157 V. From... 2023 Hispanic/Latinx American
Taylor Nicolas "WHO WAS YOUR GRANDFATHER ON YOUR MOTHER'S SIDE?" SEDUCTION, RACE, AND GENDER IN 1932 VIRGINIA 34 Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities 364 (2023) Was Dorothy Short Black? And, more importantly, did she know it? These questions, odd-sounding and perhaps unsettling to the contemporary reader, were the ones raised by Leonard Harry Wood in the hopes of avoiding incarceration for the crime of seduction. This Article looks closely at the story of Dorothy Short and Leonard Wood, their relationship,... 2023  
Jenny-Brooke Condon #METOO IN PRISON 98 Washington Law Review 363 (June, 2023) Abstract: For American women and nonbinary people held in women's prisons, sexual violence by state actors is, and has always been, part of imprisonment. For centuries within American women's prisons, state actors have assaulted, traumatized, and subordinated the vulnerable people held there. Twenty years after passage of the Prison Rape... 2023  
Michael Z. Green (A)WOKE WORKPLACES 2023 Wisconsin Law Review 811 (2023) With heightened expectations for a reckoning in response to the broad support for the Black Lives Matter movement after the senseless murder of George Floyd in 2020, employers explored many options to improve racial understanding through discussions with workers. In rejecting any notions of the existence of structural or systemic discrimination,... 2023 African/Black American
Monika Batra Kashyap A CRITICAL RACE FEMINISM CRITIQUE OF IMMIGRATION LAWS THAT EXCLUDE SEX WORKERS: MOVING FROM THEORY TO PRAXIS 38 Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice 52 (2023) This Article is the first to apply a critical race feminism (CRF) critique to the current immigration law in the United States, Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) § 212(a)(2)(D)(i), which excludes immigrants for engaging in sex work. This Article will use critical historical methodology to center the role of women of color as the primary targets... 2023  
Shiwali Patel, Elizabeth X. Tang, Hunter F. Iannucci A SWEEP AS BROAD AS ITS PROMISE: 50 YEARS LATER, WE MUST AMEND TITLE IX TO END SEX-BASED HARASSMENT IN SCHOOLS 83 Louisiana Law Review 939 (Spring, 2023) C1-3Table of Contents Introduction. 940 I. Sex-Based Harassment Harms Students, and Schools Must Do Better.. 944 A. What Is Sex-Based Harassment?. 944 B. Sex-Based Harassment Is Widely Prevalent Among Students. 953 C. Most Students Do Not Report Sex-Based Harassment to Their Schools.. 955 D. Students Who Report Sex-Based Harassment Are Often... 2023  
Aya Gruber A TALE OF TWO ME TOOS 2023 University of Illinois Law Review 1675 (2023) What is #MeToo's legacy? The conventional account currently being indelibly forged into our collective memory is that #MeToo was an unconditional progressive victory. It was a reckoning of the disempowered against the powerful that profoundly challenged sexist culture. This Article complicates and even counters that narrative by shining a light on... 2023  
Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe A TRIBUTE TO JOYCE A. HUGHES 118 Northwestern University Law Review 571 (2023) It is an honor to pay tribute to Professor Joyce A. Hughes. Professor Hughes has been described as a pioneer and trailblazer. Her fifty-plus-year career is notable for its many firsts: the first Black woman to receive a law degree from the University of Minnesota, the first woman and the first Black lawyer to clerk for a federal judge in Minnesota,... 2023 African/Black American
Patrisse Cullors , Alexandre Ali Reza Dorriz ABOLITIONIST AESTHETICS AND THE ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT: LOS ANGELES GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS AND THE AESTHETIC FOUNDATIONS OF REAL-TIME ABOLITION 69 UCLA Law Review 1488 (September, 2023) This Article profiles and interviews seven artists and organizers who are leaders throughout five distinct Los Angeles grassroots, abolitionist organizations at the forefront of dismantling and abolishing the largest penal system in the world, which is comprised of lethal policing and carceral institutions operated by the County and City of Los... 2023  
Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler ABORTION RIGHTS AND THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM: HOW DOBBS EXACERBATES EXISTING RACIAL INEQUITIES AND FURTHER TRAUMATIZES BLACK FAMILIES 51 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 575 (Fall, 2023) Keywords: Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, Abortion Bans, Child Welfare System, Racial Inequities Abstract: This article explores how abortion bans in states with large Black populations will exacerbate existing racial inequities in those states' child welfare systems. In Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the Supreme Court returned to... 2023 African/Black American
Kira Eidson ADDRESSING THE BLACK MORTALITY CRISIS IN THE WAKE OF DOBBS: A REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE POLICY FRAMEWORK 24 Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law 929 (Spring, 2023) Black people who can become pregnant and give birth were dying from pregnancy-related causes at rates more than double the national average before the Supreme Court decided Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, and the Dobbs decision is expected to make America's maternal mortality crisis worse. This Note discusses the expected effects of abortion... 2023 African/Black American
Gerard Robinson ADDRESSING THE SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE THROUGH THREE NONTRADITIONAL PATHWAYS 109 Virginia Law Review Online 49 (April, 2023) He who opens a school door, closes a prison. --Victor Hugo Analogous to Nathaniel Hawthorne's critique of his leaders' decision to use punishment as a sign of public accountability, and his adoption of the phrase the black flower of civilized society to describe the prison, our leaders in the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court made... 2023 African/Black American
Hala Baradi ADVOCATING FOR ABOLITION IN HEALTH LAW: A THEORY AND PRAXIS TO LIBERATE BLACK INCARCERATED WOMEN 51 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 196 (Spring, 2023) Keywords: Health Law, Health Justice, Abolition, Reproductive Justice, Structural Determinant of Health Abstract: The prison-industrial complex has historically operated as a mechanism for social control generally and as a tool to restrict women's reproductive capacities specifically. Reproductive justice is a domain within the practice of health... 2023 African/Black American
Dorothy Couchman AFFIRMING AND SUPPORTING BLACK WOMEN'S LACTATION AGENCY AS REDRESS 60 San Diego Law Review 587 (August-September, 2023) C1-2Table of Contents I. Introduction. 588 II. Why Lactation as Redress?. 591 III. The Atrocity. 592 A. Lactation Abuse in Enslavement. 593 B. Lactation Denial During Jim Crow. 593 IV. The Harms of Lactation Agency Denial. 597 V. Atonement and Redress. 598 VI. Areas for Lactation Redress. 600 A. Lactation Agency in Perinatal Care. 600 B. Infant... 2023 African/Black American
A. U'ilani Tanigawa Lum AIA I WAI'OLI KE ALOHA 'INA: RE-CENTERING 'INA AND INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE FOR RESTORATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE 41 UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy 301 (2023) This Article explores Knaka Maoli's (Native Hawaiians') work to re-center principles of Indigenous biocultural resource management in decisionmaking to more fully realize restorative environmental justice. To do so, it contextualizes 'ina (land and natural resources) as Knaka Maoli's natural counterpart. Deploying a contextual inquiry framework... 2023 Multiple Groups
DeShayla M. Strachan AMONG US: IMPOSTOR SYNDROME AND BARRIERS TO BLACK SUCCESS 29 Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights & Social Justice 319 (Winter, 2023) Black women are going places--but they're not going into the practice of law. While law schools are becoming more diverse, the legal profession is not. The lack of diversity in the legal profession, coupled with existing implicit bias, causes heightened Impostor Syndrome in women, especially Black women, as well as women from other underrepresented... 2023 African/Black American
Adam Crepelle AN INTERTRIBAL BUSINESS COURT 60 American Business Law Journal 61 (Spring, 2023) Few Indian reservations have any semblance of a private sector. Consequently, poverty and unemployment are major problems in much of Indian country. While there are many reasons why private enterprise is scarce in Indian country, one of the foremost reasons is businesses do not trust tribal courts. Businesses' distrust of tribal courts is not... 2023 American Indian/Alaskan Native
Chi Adanna Mgbako, Nate Johnson, Vivienne Bang Brown, Megan Cheah, Kimya Zahedi ANTI-CARCERAL HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY 26 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change 173 (2023) Abstract. The theory of carceral abolition entered the mainstream during the 2020 global protests for Black lives. Abolition calls for divestment from carceral institutions like police and prisons in favor of the expansion of social and economic programs that ensure public safety and nurture community well-being. Although there is little... 2023 African/Black American
Heather R. Abraham APPRAISAL DISCRIMINATION: FIVE LESSONS FOR LITIGATORS 76 SMU Law Review 205 (Spring, 2023) Appraisal discrimination not only persists, but its influence has actually increased in some housing markets. New studies document how contemporary appraisal methods operate as systemic racism, such as how appraisers select from a narrower set of comparable properties when appraising homes in predominantly Black neighborhoods. Recent events have... 2023 African/Black American
Larry J. Pittman ARBITRATION AND FEDERAL REFORM: RECALIBRATING THE SEPARATION OF POWERS BETWEEN CONGRESS AND THE COURT 80 Washington and Lee Law Review 893 (Spring, 2023) In 1925, Congress, to provide for the enforcement of certain arbitration agreements, enacted the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) as a procedural law to be applicable only in federal courts. However, the United States Supreme Court, seemingly for the purpose of reducing federal courts' caseloads, co-opted the FAA by disregarding Congress's intent... 2023  
Maryam Asenuga AREN'T I A WOMAN DESERVING OF JUSTICE? RESTRUCTURING VAWA'S FUNDING STRUCTURE TO CREATE RACIAL AND GENDER EQUITY 13 Columbia Journal of Race and Law 853 (June, 2023) Because young Black women . are depicted not as frightened, pregnant adolescents who are . abused by men . but as criminal defendants . it is virtually impossible for the mainstream public, their communities, or their potential advocates to understand their vulnerability or to respond accordingly. This Note analyzes the funding priorities of the... 2023 African/Black American
Bethool Zehra Haider ASKING THE MUSLIM WOMAN QUESTION: UNDERSTANDING THE SOCIAL AND LEGAL CONSTRUCTION OF MUSLIM WOMEN 38 Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice 81 (2023) Introduction. 81 I. The Orientalist's Imagination. 84 A. Overview. 84 B. Gendered Conceptions. 85 C. In Modern Day. 87 D. Statistical Impacts in the Workforce. 92 II. In the Legal Imagination. 94 A. The Muslim Man as a Violent Oppressor. 94 B. An Exclusive Neutrality. 99 III. From the Legal Imagination to the Legal Institution. 103 A. Deprivation... 2023  
Greta LaFleur AT THE CROSSROADS OF THEORY AND PRACTICE 34 Yale Journal of Law & Feminism 98 (2023) This special issue fittingly concludes with mediations from a diverse group of advocates and practitioners on what relationship exists--or should exist-- between feminist legal theory, on the one hand, and the practice of legal advocacy, on the other. Focusing on how feminist prerogatives guide how movements make use of, or eschew, the law, the... 2023  
Timothy D. Intelisano BEATING JUSTICE: CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS AND THE EVOLVING MORAL CONSTITUTION 29 William and Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice 745 (Spring, 2023) This Note will discuss the Supreme Court's holding in Ingraham v. Wright, and the subsequent developments in public school corporal punishment practices. Rather than focus exclusively on the case law, this Note will dive into the statistical data outlining which students are most often subjected to corporal punishment. Often, it is Black students... 2023 African/Black American
Meera E. Deo, JD, PhD BETTER THAN BIPOC 41 Minnesota Journal of Law & Inequality 71 (Winter, 2023) Race and racism evolve over time, as does the language of antiracism. Yet nascent terms of resistance are not always better than originals. Without the deep investment of community engagement and review, new labels--like BIPOC--run the risk of causing more harm than good. This Article argues that using BIPOC (which stands for Black, Indigenous,... 2023 American Indian/Alaskan Native
Michael Z. Green BLACK AND BLUE POLICE ARBITRATION REFORMS 84 Ohio State Law Journal 243 (2023) The racial justice protests that engulfed the country after seeing a video of the appalling killing of a Black male, George Floyd, by a Minnesota police officer in 2020 has led to a tremendous number of questions about dealing with racial issues in policing. Similar concerns arose a little more than fifty years ago when police unions gained power... 2023 African/Black American
BeKura W. Shabazz , Lisa Sangoi BLACK FEMINIST THOUGHT GROUNDS AND CENTERS US: A REFLECTION BY TWO ACTIVISTS AND LEGAL WORKERS 34 Yale Journal of Law & Feminism 122 (2023) Working in and around the law for the past several years, we became acutely aware of--have felt in our bones--a certain paradox in the law: how legal resources and opportunities to shape the law are completely unavailable to the vast majority of people in the United States, and yet legal structures exert an enormous, tsunami-like force on those... 2023 African/Black American
Chaz Arnett BLACK LIVES MONITORED 69 UCLA Law Review 1384 (September, 2023) The police killing of George Floyd added fuel to the simmering flames of racial injustice in America following a string of similarly violent executions during a global pandemic that disproportionately ravaged the health and economic security of Black families and communities. The confluence of these painful realities exposed deep vulnerabilities... 2023 African/Black American
Charelle Lett BLACK WOMEN VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY AND THE SILENCING OF THEIR STORIES 30 UCLA Journal of Gender & Law 131 (Summer, 2023) C1-2Table of Contents Introduction. 132 I. Brief History of State Sanctioned Violence Against Black People in the United States. 132 A. Slave Patrols as the Foundation of Modern Policing. 132 B. The Lynching Period and Law Enforcement's Involvement. 134 C. Historical Account of the Criminalization of Black Activism. 136 1. Second Red Scare. 136 2.... 2023 African/Black American
Tierra Fulwood , Melba V. Pearson , Rachel A. Silverthorn BLACK, FEMALE & ELECTED 38-FALL Criminal Justice 14 (Fall, 2023) In the wake of recent high-profile cases, the role of the elected prosecutor has taken on new scrutiny and attention. The debate over criminal justice reform, including what reform should look like, continues to be a polarizing topic in many circles. One positive, however, is more diverse candidates putting their hats in the ring for the position... 2023 African/Black American
Sidney E. Holler BRAIDS, LOCS, AND BOSTOCK: TITLE VII'S ELUSIVE PROTECTIONS FOR LGBTQ+ AND BLACK WOMEN EMPLOYEES 26 Journal of Gender, Race and Justice 223 (Winter, 2023) Whiteness and patriarchy frame our understanding of what it means to be and look professional. Workplace grooming and dress standards, inherently rooted in gender and racial stereotypes, often result in policies that place Black women employees at a unique disadvantage, particularly when it comes to hair. Black women who do not conform to... 2023 African/Black American
Tianna N. Gibbs CENTERING FAMILY VIOLENCE IN FAMILY LAW AS RACIAL JUSTICE 30 Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law 43 (Spring, 2023) Introduction. 44 I. Defining Family Violence to Advance Racial Justice. 47 A. The Meaning of Family. 47 B. The Meaning of Violence. 49 II. Consequences of Excluding Structure and Difference. 52 III. Centering Family Violence in Family Law to Advance Racial Justice. 55 Conclusion. 55 2023  
Darlène Dubuisson , Patricia Campos-Medina , Shannon Gleeson , Kati L. Griffith CENTERING RACE IN STUDIES OF LOW-WAGE IMMIGRANT LABOR 19 Annual Review of Law and Social Science 109 (2023) race, racism, immigration, work, justice, rights This review examines the historical and contemporary factors driving immigrant worker precarity and the central role of race in achieving worker justice. We build from the framework of racial capitalism and historicize the legacies of African enslavement and Indigenous dispossession, which have... 2023 Multiple Groups
Chan Tov McNamarah CIS-WOMAN-PROTECTIVE ARGUMENTS 123 Columbia Law Review 845 (April, 2023) It has become common to oppose the equal citizenship of transgender persons by appealing to the welfare of cisgender women and girls. Such Cis-Woman-Protective (CWP) arguments have driven exclusionary efforts in an array of contexts, including restrooms, sports, college admissions, and antidiscrimination law coverage. Remarkably, however, this... 2023  
Ming Hsu Chen COLORBLIND NATIONALISM AND THE LIMITS OF CITIZENSHIP 44 Cardozo Law Review 945 (February, 2023) Policymakers and lawyers posit formal citizenship as the key to inclusion. Rather than presume that formal citizenship will necessarily promote equality, this Article examines the relationship between citizenship, racial equality, and nationalism. It asks: What role does formal citizenship play in excluding noncitizens and Asian, Latinx, and Muslim... 2023 Multiple Groups
Jennifer Smith COLORISM: SHADES OF FREEDOM: THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF COLORISM IN THE UNITED STATES JUSTICE SYSTEM 32 Southern California Review of Law & Social Justice 283 (Spring, 2023) C1-2TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION. 284 II. COLORISM: HER LIFE AS A DARK-SKINNED BLACK WOMAN IN THE UNITED STATES. 286 III. BIRTH OF COLORISM. 293 IV. COLORISM LAWS AND CASES. 299 A. Colorism Cases Under Civil Rights Legislation. 300 B. Colorism Cases Under a Batson Challenge. 305 V. COMPLEXITIES OF COLORISM AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. 309 A.... 2023 African/Black American
Alexandra L. Klein COMMENT: THE PROJECT OF FREEDOM 80 Washington and Lee Law Review 607 (Winter, 2023) Brenna Rosen's Note, Supported Decision-Making and Merciful Health Care Access: Respecting Autonomy at End of Life for Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities, advocates for greater autonomy in making critical decisions about end-of-life care for people with disabilities. Ms. Rosen's outstanding Note illustrates how supported decision-making may... 2023  
Makiya Turntine CONSTITUTIONAL LAW--DOBBS v. JACKSON WOMEN'S HEALTH ORGANIZATION WILL LIKELY HAVE A NEGATIVE, DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT ON WOMEN OF COLOR AND REASSERT INFERIORITY 46 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review 237 (Winter, 2023) I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman? Before Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, when abortion was a fundamental right, women of lower socioeconomic status, including women of color, experienced higher abortion rates... 2023  
Monica Shaffer CONSTITUTIONALITY OF REPARATIONS FOR NATIVE AMERICANS: CONFRONTING THE BOARDING SCHOOLS 49 Mitchell Hamline Law Review 403 (April, 2023) I. Introduction. 404 II. Government Mistreatment of Native Americans: Boarding Schools. 405 A. Historical Context of the Boarding Schools. 405 B. The Boarding School Experience. 406 C. Historical Trauma and Direct Impact. 410 D. Ripple Effects. 412 III. About Reparations and Native Americans. 414 A. General Review. 414 B. Types of Reparations:... 2023 American Indian/Alaskan Native
Sooyeon Kang CONSTRUCTING COMMUNITY COHESION ORGANICALLY AND STRATEGICALLY 38 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 139 (2023) I. Introduction II. Divided Community Project (DCP)--Academy Initiative III. Three Communities and the Methodology A. Kenyon College (Gambier, OH) B. City of Bloomington, Indiana C. City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina IV. Lessons Learned and Implementation A. Lessons Learned B. Implementation V. Conclusion Numerous initiatives have emerged in the... 2023 American Indian/Alaskan Native
Jacqueline Pittman CONSTRUCTING RACE AND GENDER IN MODERN RAPE LAW: THE ABANDONED CATEGORY OF BLACK FEMALE VICTIMS 30 Michigan Journal of Gender & Law 151 (2023) Despite the successes of the 1960s Anti-Rape Movement, modern state rape statutes continue to prioritize white male perspectives and perceptions of race, ultimately ignoring the intersectional identity of Black women and leaving these victims without legal protection. This Note examines rape law's history of allocating agency along gendered and... 2023 African/Black American
Pamela A. Izvănariu CONTESTING RACIAL WAGES 30 Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy 437 (Spring, 2023) This Article uses archival research to recover the important work of John P. Davis, the Negro Industrial League (NIL), and the Joint Committee on National Recovery (JCNR) as they fought for a racially just New Deal and substantive equality in the Jim Crow era. Specifically, it analyzes the battle between southern industrialists mobilized against... 2023  
Eduardo R. Ferrer, Kristin N. Henning CRITICAL CLINICAL FRAMES: CENTERING ADOLESCENCE, RACE, TRAUMA, AND GENDER IN PRACTICE-BASED PEDAGOGY 30 Clinical Law Review 113 (Fall, 2023) Notwithstanding the claims to neutrality of the law and the systems and stakeholders who enforce it, social science research and the lived experience of our primarily Black youth clients reinforce how assumptions and biases -- conscious and unconscious -- undermine such claims. These assumptions and biases too often become the frames through which... 2023 African/Black American
Anietie Akpan DARK ROOTS: DETANGLING THE NEXUS BETWEEN BLACK HAIRCARE, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND CLEAN BEAUTY EQUITY 60-FEB Houston Lawyer 24 (January/February, 2023) On October 21, 2022, St. Louis resident Jennifer Mitchell filed a mass tort lawsuit in federal court against L'Oreal USA Inc. for the development, marketing, and sale of their chemical hair straightening products, alleging that the use of these products over many years resulted in her diagnosis of uterine cancer in 2018. She has asked the court to... 2023 African/Black American
Amanda Levendowski DEFRAGGING FEMINIST CYBERLAW 38 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 797 (2023) In 1996, Judge Frank Easterbrook famously observed that any effort to create a field called cyberlaw would be doomed to be shallow and miss unifying principles. He was wrong, but not for the reason other scholars have stated. Feminism is a unifying principle of cyberlaw, which alternately amplifies and abridges the feminist values of consent,... 2023  
Robyn M. Powell DISABILITY REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE DURING COVID-19 AND BEYOND 72 American University Law Review 1821 (June, 2023) The United States is experiencing the convergence of two crises threatening the reproductive freedom of people with disabilities and other historically marginalized groups: the COVID-19 pandemic and a rising assault on reproductive rights, including the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision. This... 2023  
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