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Veiled Women In The American Courtroom: Is The Niqab A Barrier To Justice?, Anita L. Allen 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Veiled Women In The American Courtroom: Is The Niqab A Barrier To Justice?, Anita L. Allen

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

U.S. courts and policy-makers have recently authorized laws and practices that interfere with the wearing of religious modesty attire that conceals the hair or face in contexts such as courtroom testimony or driver’s license issuance. For example, in response to a court’s dismissal of the case of a woman who refused to remove her niqab in the courtroom, the Michigan Supreme Court decided that judges can exercise “reasonable control” over the appearance of courtroom parties. But what degree of control over religious attire is reasonable? The Constitution will not allow a blanket niqab removal policy based on ...


República E Justiça Social, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

República E Justiça Social, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Será a República socialmente indiferente? Algumas experiências concretas (e desde logo a I República portuguesa) levaram alguns, sobretudo mais adeptos de transformações mais profundas e violentas, a criticar o republicanismo por contrário à Justiça Social, ou, pelo menos, como muito tímido nessa matéria. Mas será que a República é, por natureza, anti-social, a-social ou mesmo conservadora? Não nos parece...


República, Adjectivos E Números, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

República, Adjectivos E Números, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Políticos e comentadores que falam em renovação das instituições e a tal querem dar novo nome, caem quase sempre em expressões de conotação perigosa à luz da História política.Felizmente as nossas Repúblicas não têm numeração oficial. Em tempo de comemorações, há quem fale em mais Repúblicas do que duas. E mesmo quem se preocupe com os 100 anos da República se não se contar o interregno, o “Estado Novo”. Mas o que os republicanos comemoram é um século desde a implantação da República (1910). É esse momento que se celebra.


Abnormal Mental State Mitigations Of Murder – The U.S. Perspective, Paul H. Robinson 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Abnormal Mental State Mitigations Of Murder – The U.S. Perspective, Paul H. Robinson

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This paper examines the U.S. doctrines that allow an offender's abnormal mental state to reduce murder to manslaughter. First, the modern doctrine of "extreme emotional disturbance," as in Model Penal Code Section 210.3(1)(b), mitigates to manslaughter what otherwise would be murder when the killing "is committed under the influence of extreme mental or emotional disturbance for which there is reasonable explanation or excuse." While most American jurisdictions are based upon the Mode Code, this is an area in which many states chose to retain their more narrow common law "provocation" mitigation. Second, the modern doctrine ...


Unlimited War And Social Change: Unpacking The Cold War's Impact, Mary L. Dudziak 2010 University of Southern California Law School

Unlimited War And Social Change: Unpacking The Cold War's Impact, Mary L. Dudziak

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

This paper is a draft chapter of a short book critically examining the way assumptions about the temporality of war inform American legal and political thought. In earlier work, I show that a set of ideas about time are a feature of the way we think about war. Historical progression is thought to consist in movement from one kind of time to another (from wartime to peacetime, to wartime, etc.). Wartime is thought of as an exception to normal life, inevitably followed by peacetime. Scholars who study the impact of war on American law and politics tend to work within ...


The Effect Of Allowing Pollution Offsets With Imperfect Enforcement, Hilary A. Sigman, Howard F. Chang 2010 Rutgers University

The Effect Of Allowing Pollution Offsets With Imperfect Enforcement, Hilary A. Sigman, Howard F. Chang

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Several pollution control regimes, including climate change policies, allow polluters in one sector subject to an emissions cap to offset excessive emissions in that sector with pollution abatement in another sector. The government may often find it more costly to verify offset claims than to verify compliance with emissions caps, and concerns about difficulties in enforcement may lead regulators to restrict the use of offsets. In this paper, we demonstrate that allowing offsets may increase pollution abatement and reduce illegal pollution, even if the government has a fixed enforcement budget. We explore the circumstances that may make it preferable to ...


Racial Cartels, Daria Roithmayr 2010 University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Racial Cartels, Daria Roithmayr

Michigan Journal of Race and Law

This Article argues that we can better understand the dynamic of historical racial exclusion if we describe it as the anti-competitive work of "racial cartels." We can define racial cartels to include a range of all-White groups - homeowners' associations, school districts, trade unions, real estate boards and political parties - who gained signficant social, economic and political profit from excluding on the basis of race. Far from operating on the basis of irrational animus, racial cartels actually derived significant profit from racial exclusion. By creating racially segmented housing markets, for example, exclusive White homeowners' associations enjoyed higher property values that depended ...


College Suicide: A Law And Policy Perspective, Gary Pavela 2010 Washington and Lee University School of Law

College Suicide: A Law And Policy Perspective, Gary Pavela

Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice

No abstract provided.


The Intelligibility Of Extralegal State Action: A General Lesson For Debates On Public Emergencies And Legality, François Tanguay-Renaud 2010 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

The Intelligibility Of Extralegal State Action: A General Lesson For Debates On Public Emergencies And Legality, François Tanguay-Renaud

Articles & Book Chapters

Some legal theorists deny that states can conceivably act extralegally in the sense of acting contrary to domestic law. This position finds its most robust articulation in the writings of Hans Kelsen and has more recently been taken up by David Dyzenhaus in the context of his work on emergencies and legality. This paper seeks to demystify their arguments and ultimately contend that we can intelligibly speak of the state as a legal wrongdoer or a legally unauthorized actor.


Constitucionalidade É Regra, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Constitucionalidade É Regra, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

A Constituição não é um desses conceitos que se dobram e desdobram, fazem e refazem a bel-prazer dos interesses dos políticos, ou dos comentadores, que não o são menos. Não é questão de moda. Já como que ouvimos alguns a pensar, e quiçá a dizer mesmo: "Esta estação "está a dar", é "chic" ser contra a velharia da Constituição. Façamos pois uma nova, rasguemos e rompamos a velha - mesmo que por revisão -, fruto dessa coisa caduca, desactualizada, a revolução dos cravos, flor popularucha..." A Constituição, porém, não se muda por capricho de bem-pensantes, que nos querem doutrinar com o que ...


Crisis In Yugoslav Public Law, Petar Teofilovic 2010 Golden Gate University School of Law

Crisis In Yugoslav Public Law, Petar Teofilovic

Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law

The domain of law, and public law in particular, has not been immune to the devastating effects of the sweeping and ongoing social crisis. A comprehensive picture of the state of Yugoslav public law would naturally require a much longer article. Thus, this paper will cover two of the most illustrative aspects in this domain: the crises in the federal order and in the media. Section II contains, as background, a brief outline of the federal arrangement of Yugoslavia; how it was established and its most important features. It also contains basic information about the political context in contemporary Yugoslavia ...


A Constituição É Soberana, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

A Constituição É Soberana, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

A Constituição está acima de toda e qualquer outra manifestação jurídica, e, naturalmente, política. Por isso tem sido identificada, na pirâmide normativa (e jurídica em geral), com o vértice. Todo o Direito tem de estar de acordo com a Constituição. As normas, mesmo pretensamente constitucionais, que não respeitem a Constituição, são inconstitucionais e devem ser apagadas (quanto possível, pela natureza das coisas) da ordem jurídica. Estas como outras ideias simples nem sempre são aplicadas (ou se têm presentes) na prática do debate político. Quando, por exemplo, se pensa em revisões constitucionais. Estas também têm de respeitar a hierarquia normativa, logo ...


A Look At The California Records Act And Its Exemptions, Edward M. Schaffer 2010 Golden Gate University School of Law

A Look At The California Records Act And Its Exemptions, Edward M. Schaffer

Golden Gate University Law Review

Authors: Edward M. Schaffer, et al.


Constituição É Estabilidade, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Constituição É Estabilidade, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

A Constituição é a norma das normas, base da estabilidade institucional e da continuidade política para além dos governos, que se vão sucedendo e a devem sempre cumprir. A Constituição contém um programa nacional comum. Quando esse programa não servir realmente, não se revê a Constituição. Faz-se uma revolução e virá por ela nova Constituição. Mas estamos contentes com a Constituição que temos. Ela serve-nos, com mudanças de pormenor, quando oportuno.


The Rationality Aspect Of The Case Referrals System: Thoughts On The Supreme People’S Court Practices(案件请示制度合理的一面_从最高人民法院角度展开的思考), Meng Hou 2010 University of International Business and Economics, China

The Rationality Aspect Of The Case Referrals System: Thoughts On The Supreme People’S Court Practices(案件请示制度合理的一面_从最高人民法院角度展开的思考), Meng Hou

Hou Meng

No abstract provided.


How The Supreme People's Court Reform The Judicial System(最高人民法院如何改革司法), Meng Hou 2010 University of International Business and Economics, China

How The Supreme People's Court Reform The Judicial System(最高人民法院如何改革司法), Meng Hou

Hou Meng

No abstract provided.


Futebol Como Metáfora, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Futebol Como Metáfora, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

O grande antropólogo brasileiro Roberto Da Matta, em entrevista a Marília Gabriela, na SBT, notável a muitos títulos, pareceu-nos ter elogiado o futebol como um sector social em que os jogadores são escolhidos pelo seu mérito efectivo e não por "cunhas" ou por motivos hereditários ou de afinidade. O que seria se a sociedade em geral se regulasse do mesmo modo? Ponderam-se neste artigo o entusiasmo por uma metáfora dessas e sublinha-se também a ambiguidade dessa "meritocracia"...


Just Say No: Birth Control In The Connecticut Supreme Court Before Griswold V. Connecticut, Mary L. Dudziak 2010 University of Southern California Law School

Just Say No: Birth Control In The Connecticut Supreme Court Before Griswold V. Connecticut, Mary L. Dudziak

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

This essay examines the right to use birth control in Connecticut before Griswold v. Connecticut (1965). It is often assumed that the Connecticut birth control ban was not enforced, and consequently did not affect access to birth control in the state. Accordingly, the cases challenging the state statute have been viewed as not real cases or controversies deserving of court attention. This essay demonstrates that this view is erroneous. Connecticut law was enforced against the personnel of birth control clinics for aiding and abetting the use of contraceptives. Enforcement of the statute against those working in clinics kept birth control ...


Immigration, Association, And The Family, Matthew J. Lister 2010 Univ of Penn Law School

Immigration, Association, And The Family, Matthew J. Lister

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

In this paper I provide a philosophical analysis of family-based immigration. This type of immigration is of great importance, yet has received relatively little attention from philosophers and others doing normative work on immigration. As family-based immigration poses significant challenges for those seeking a comprehensive normative account of the limits of discretion that states should have in setting their own immigration policies, it is a topic that must be dealt with if we are to have a comprehensive account. In what follows I use the idea of freedom of association to show what is distinctive about family-based immigration and why ...


Higiene Da Língua, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Higiene Da Língua, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Não interessam as ideias, ou o que se diga, mas apenas "passar na TV"? A nossa Língua não denota, nos maus tratos que sofre, doenças sociais e políticas? Antes de tudo, para haver saúde social e política, é preciso ter ideias claras. E elas não existem sem palavras apropriadas - uma lição de Confúcio a meditar. A alternativa é venerarmos apenas, acriticamente, os ídolos que passem na TV.


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