Tag: Civil Rights

Same-Sex Second-Parent Adoption and Intestacy Law: Applying the Sharon S. Model of “Simultaneous” Adoption to Parent–child Provisions of the Uniform Probate Code

Jason Beekman

Sarah, an eight-year-old girl, could not wait for her third-grade field trip to the Museum of Natural History.  Best of all, her mother, Jill, who normally worked both a full-time job during the week and a part-time job on the weekend, took the day off to chaperone the trip.  Just… Read More »

Promoting Civil Rights Through Proactive Policing Reform

Rachel Harmon - University of Virginia School of Law

Preventing police misconduct often requires changing the department in which it arises, but police departments have proved largely resistant to legal efforts to reform them. A promising federal law, 42 U.S.C. § 14141, permits the Justice Department to sue police departments that are engaged in a “pattern or practice” of… Read More »

Protecting Them from Themselves: The Persistence of Mutual Benefits Arguments for Sex and Race Inequality

Jill Elaine Hasday - University of Minnesota Law School

Defenders of sex and race inequality often contend that women and people of color are better off with fewer rights and opportunities. This claim straddles substantive debates that are rarely considered together, linking such seemingly disparate disputes as the struggles over race-based affirmative action, antiabortion laws, and marital rape exemptions.… Read More »

Heterosexuality and Title VII

Zachary A. Kramer - Dickinson School of Law (Penn. State)

Dawn Dawson was an outsider among outsiders.  A self-described gender-nonconforming lesbian woman, Dawson worked as a hair assistant and stylist trainee at Bumble & Bumble, a high-end salon in New York City.  Her coworkers at the salon were an eclectic mix of outsiders, and the salon management encouraged its employees to… Read More »

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