Volume 111
Oct. 2022

Work Hours and Disability Justice

by Jeannette Cox
Courts frequently conclude that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) cannot curb the common employer practice of firing or refusing to hire people unable to work forty or more hours per week. Even courts that occasionally require temporary part-time schedule accommodations typically do so only to facilitate a prompt return to standard hours. They fail […]

Speak to Your Dead, Write for Your Dead: David Galloway, Malinda Brandon, and a Story of American Reconstruction

by Aderson Bellegarde Francois
Speak to your dead. Write for your dead. Tell them a story. What are you doing with this life? Let them hold you accountable. Let them make you bolder or more modest or louder or more loving, whatever it is, but ask them in, listen, and then write. someone will remember us I say even […]

Dealing with Dead Crimes

by Joel S. Johnson
Our criminal codes are replete with “dead crimes”—crimes that are openly violated, have long gone unenforced, and no longer reflect majoritarian views. At common law, judges could eliminate these crimes as they refined substantive criminal law through the development of precedent. As our criminal justice system entered the statutory age, however, that mechanism was lost. […]

Disasters Lying in Wait: Over-Medicalization of the Birthing Process and the Lifesaving Practice of Midwifery

by Fulton Wald
A midwife looks at a pregnant woman and sees a beautiful, normal, physiological, wonderful event about to happen …. An obstetrician looks at a pregnant woman and sees a disaster lying in wait for them. If you’ve got these two health care professionals working together as a team and meeting in the middle, what you […]