Beaten before they are born: immigrants, their children, and a right to prenatal care
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 denies prenatal care to some legal immigrant women and all undocumented immigrant women. This prohibition is both inhuman and unconstitutional. All commentators agree that prenatal care is vital to the health of the babies the women will give birth to, babies who will be US citizens. Denial of benefits will not deter illegal immigration and is a denial of equal protection.
Publication Name: Annual Survey of American Law
Faces of innocence
Facial appearance tends most to bias decisions in small claims courts that depend largely on the credibility of the defendant's plea of innocence, but this factor can also bias more serious cases, as the high-profile ones au pair girl Louise Woodward and Pres Bill Clinton show. Both had "baby faces," creating an impression of naivete and honesty, and were ultimately acquitted of their charges.
Publication Name: ABA Journal
Whose children? A response to professor Guggenheim
The author replies to Martin Guggenheim's review of her book, Somebody's Children: Sustaining the Family's Place in Child Welfare Policy, which appeared in a prior issue of the Harvard Law Review. She states that Guggenheim's review contains inaccuracies and is misleading, and encourages interested persons to read the book.
Publication Name: Harvard Law Review
- Abstracts: Unenforced boundaries: illegal immigration and the limits of judicial federalism. America must remain a haven
- Abstracts: Court declares no trespass; the three branches and the states should go to respective corners. Safe harbor provision should be preserved
- Abstracts: Workers on the wrong side of the track: down the backstretch at Arlington International Racecourse. Management's soft side
- Abstracts: Fencing the oceans: a rights-based approach to privatizing fisheries. Subsidies are not property rights
- Abstracts: Employer-union cooperation during the initial stages of plant development: legal impediments and a proposal for change