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"'Til Death Do Them Part?": Assessing the Permanence of Goodridge

In America’s Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage, Daniel Pinello explores the social and political underpinnings of the controversy surrounding so-called “gay” marriage. Pinello’s analysis is directed toward using the struggle for marriage equality as an empirical basis for achieving a better understanding of how public policy derives from the interactions of citizens, interest groups, ...

". . . Skepticism But Not Cynicism": Chancellor Allen's Scrutiny of Special Committees

This Essay is part of a tribute issue that was compiled in honor of William T. Allen, Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, after he announced his intention not to seek reappointment.

".. The Law Is All Over": Power, Resistance and the Legal Consciousness of the Welfare Poor

"For me the law is all over. I am caught, you know; there is always some rule that I'm supposed to follow, some rule I don't even know about that they say. It's just different and you can't really understand." These words were spoken by Spencer, a thirty-five-year-old man on public assistance (general relief), whom I first encountered in the waiting room of a legal services office. ...

"... Members of the Faculty...

The girl walked past the small lake on campus. It was a lovely Indian summer afternoon in November and it was pleasant just to pass through the clumps of trees and bushes, stepping over or around the occasional couples, and see them fluttering breezily in bright and warm autumn colors and feel the soft air...

"...Until Women Themselves Have Told All That They Have to Tell…

Feminist legal scholarship is an as yet largely unrecognized field There is, however, a growing body of feminist scholars who are speaking out against the universal acceptance of traditional (masculine) ideologies, and Professor Lahey here examines the unique methodologies and processes that these scholars are struggling to develop.

"...they should be offering it": a qualitative study to investigate young peoples' attitudes towards chlamydia screening in GP surgeries

Background Despite the known health and healthcare costs of untreated chlamydia infection and the efforts of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) to control chlamydia through early detection and treatment of asymptomatic infection, the rates of screening are well below the 2010-2011 target rate of 35%. General Practitioner (GP) surgeries are a key venue within the NCSP ...

"...with liberty and justice for all": toward tolerant public discourse

This paper will examine the titles of several conservative and progressive religions and political organizations to demonstrate how some rhetors are distorting the lexicon of civil religion to conflate sectarian beliefs with political ambitions. While there is nothing inherently sinister about promoting sectarian beliefs, intentionally failing to differentiate between religion and ...

"100 Spears Worth 100 Pieces": The Impact of Ashigaru on Sengoku Jidai

In the year 1545, during the latter half of Japan‘s Sengoku Period or ―Age of Warring States‖, the minor samurai Ukida Naoie was assigned thirty men and a small fief in the province of Bizen. His task was to cultivate and defend this small corner of the province from the ambitious and power-hungry lords and bandits that abounded in the Sengoku Period, but Naoie set his sights ...

"100 by 100

The year 1991 marks the beginning of the National Conference's 100th anniversary. For this special time, we are reminded of the "Centennial legislative slogan: 100 by 100." This slogan represents our endeavor to have 100 of our acts adopted by the 100th year since the foundation of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, hereinafter referred to as as ULC ...

"9 Lords Of The Universe": A Re-Examination of The Role of The Supreme Court of The United States as an Instrument of Judicial Review Within the Context of a Democratic Framework

The question to which this paper addresses itself is summarised as follows: In the context of the political and legal system of the United States of American, is the principle of "judicial review" as it is understood there, anti-democratic? It is submitted that this issue is particularly relevant at present, given the ubiquitous nature of the "street-style" debate raging in the ...