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MICHIGAN'S INVISIBLE PEOPLE
von Beery, Brendan; Ray, Daniel
In: Guild Practitioner, 70 (2013), 3

...The Michigan Marriage Amendment[1] (the 'Amendment' or the 'MMA') was enacted to prevent Michigan from recognizing same sex relationships.[2] Gays and lesbians who are in committed, intimate relations...

GAY MARRIAGE IS A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT
von Goetting, Nathan
In: Guild Practitioner, 70 (2013), 3

...The Supreme Court's right-to-marry and gay rights jurisprudence are in an untenable state. A sea change is sure to occur, probably sooner rather than later. The much-celebrated case of U.S. v. Windsor...

A KNOW-YOUR-RIGHTS MANUAL FOR THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY: IMMIGRATION LAW
von [Unknown]
In: Guild Practitioner, 70 (2013), 3

...This manual was created to be a first-stop reference for community members, lawyers, and service providers, who need legal information about a transgender-specific issue or question of law. For ease o...

A SUPREME COURT RULING THAT'S ABOUT WAY MORE THAN PREEMPTION
von Polikoff, Nancy D
In: Guild Practitioner, 70 (2013), 3

...During last summer's Supreme Court term, two marriage cases-Hollingsworth v. Perry (the Prop 8 case) and U.S. v. Windsor (the DOMA case)-were lauded as landmark gay rights victories. A decision in ano...

FREE BUT NO LIBERTY: HOW FLORIDA CONTRAVENES THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT WITH DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF FELONS
von Shay, Caitlin; Zarnow, Zachary
In: Guild Practitioner, 69 (2012), 1

...The United States has a long history of denying minorities their right to vote-of practicing racially-motivated disenfranchisement. In early 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott continued this tradition ...

NOWHERE TO TURN: OBSTACLES FOR IMMIGRANTS SEEKING GOVERNMENT DISASTER ASSISTANCE
von Horton, Laura
In: Guild Practitioner, 69 (2012), 3

...When disaster strikes in the United States, impacted communities experience devastating effects. One of the few comforts during these troubled times is the knowledge that federal, state and local gove...

RACISM & POWER: THE INACCESSIBILITY OF OPPORTUNITY IN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES
von Brisport, Neda N
In: Guild Practitioner, 70 (2013), 1

...President Obama began his letter regarding the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act with this very poignant statement: 'Every child in America deserves a world-class education...

THE BRADLEY MANNING CASE: EXECUTIVE POWER VS. CITIZENS' RIGHTS
von Gespass, David
In: Guild Practitioner, 69 (2012), 3

...The epic Bradley Manning prosecution-now involving two years of pretrial confinement during which the Constitution presumes him innocent while the administration, the Army and the media do all they ca...

THE FUTURE OF DIVERSITY
von Chemerinsky, Erwin
In: Guild Practitioner, 69 (2012), 4

...All who are part of higher education, and all who care about equality in American society, are fearful of what the Supreme Court might do in Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin.[1] The case was argu...

SOCIAL JUSTICE IN TURBULENT TIMES: CRITICAL RACE THEORY & OCCUPY WALL STREET
von Sciullo, Nick J
In: Guild Practitioner, 69 (2012), 4

...These are precarious times-a moment that demands our full attention as critical scholars, practitioners, activists, and students. While some political commentators say that leftist criticism and direc...

IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID: CAPITALISM, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, AND THE NEED FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIES
von Phillips, Catherine
In: Guild Practitioner, 70 (2013), 4

...Most environmental laws in the United States are ostensibly public health and environmental protection statutes that contain bold statements about the ability of the law to rectify the environmental h...

CAUSE OF ACTION: USING INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW TO ADVANCE GAY RIGHTS
von Madson, Nathan; Odegard, Jenny
In: Guild Practitioner, 70 (2013), 2

...There are few places in the world where it is truly safe to be gay and there are even fewer places where it is safe to be a transgender or gender non-conforming person. And while some of the world's m...

GAY MARRIAGE: ACCOMMODATIONIST DEMANDS EXPAND THE CONCEPTION OF HUMAN DIGNITY
von Wolfe, Zachary
In: Guild Practitioner, 70 (2013), 2

...The movement for marriage equality appeared to many on the left as an accommodationist or even regressive demand. But the moves of marriage equality advocates, helpfully aided by the right-wing reacti...

Discrimination against racial groups: America's other health care DRG system
von Perkins, Jane
In: Guild Practitioner, 51 (1993), p. 1-17

...Diagnosis-related groups (DRG). Reviews instances of discrimination by health care providers, inadequate research on minority groups, legislation to combat problem, and possible effects of Clinton pla...

You don't go to work to die, you go to work
von Schreiberg, Frances
In: Guild Practitioner, 51 (1993), p. 18-32

...Critical of workers' compensation system as inadequate in providing a safe workplace; some focus on likely effects of Clinton health reform....

Reclaiming The Judiciary: Notes For The Next Supreme Court Nomination
von Wolfe, Zachary
In: National Lawyers Guild Review, 66 (2009), 3

...We need Supreme Court Justices who view the Constitution as a vibrant document and powerful defender of the oppressed, embodying sometimes conflicting principles: protecting minority voices and views ...

The 'Indian Question' in Latin America: An Overview of the Legal and Social Position of Indigenous Peoples
von Dargin, Justin
In: Guild Practitioner, 63 (2006), 3, p. 149-157

...Discusses issues related to the quest for basic Indigenous rights in Latin America. Following an overview of the socioeconomic status of Latin American Indigenous populations, the impact of neoliberal...

Defending against a Two-Front Attack: Homeless Persons' Use of the Necessity Defense to Combat Nature and the Law
von Naro, Tony
In: Guild Practitioner, 63 (2006), 3, p. 158-170

...Considers the privilege of "private necessity" or the "necessity defense" in the context of homeless people's use of private property for shelter against hazardous weather, eg, subzero temperatures. P...

People's Lawyering on the Bus: How a Small Band of NLG Members became the Legal Vanguard for Immigrant Freedom Riders
von Narro, Victor; Gregor, Dan
In: Guild Practitioner, 63 (2006), 2, p. 65-73

...Discusses the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride: more than 900 immigrants & allies rode to Washington D.C. demanding basic rights & civil liberties for immigrant workers. It was an effort to change the t...

Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction
von Brittain, John
In: Guild Practitioner, 63 (2006), 2, p. 74-92

...John Brittain of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law was lead counsel in a successful suit brought in the aftermath of Katrina to prevent FEMA from cutting people off from temporary housi...

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