NLG Review

Volume 70, No. 3

"Michigan's Invisible People" by Brendan Beery & Daniel Ray | "Gay Marriage is a Fundamental" Right by Nathan Goetting | "Know Your Rights Manual for the Transgender Community" by National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, et al. | " 'Baton Bullying': Understanding Multi-Aggressor Rotation in Anti-Harassment Cases" by Kris Franklin | "A Supreme Court Ruling That's About Way More Than Preemption" by Nancy D. Polikoff

Volume 70, No. 2

NLG Review Volume 70, Number 2 includes the following articles:

  • Cause of Action: Using International Human Rights Law to Advance Gay Rights by Nathan Madson and Jenny Odegard
  • Gay Marriage: Accommodationist Demands Expand the Conception of Human Dignity by Zachary Wolfe
  • The Army Goes Spying Along by Heidi Boghosian 
  • Book Review: The Terror Courts by Alan W. Clarke
  • Response to Brett DeGroff's Book Review of The New Jim Crow by Richael Faithful

Volume 70, No. 1

NLG Review Volume 70, Number 1 includes the following articles:

Brief of Amicus Curiae in Shelby County, Alabama v. Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General, et al. by David Gespass
Book Review: The New Jim Crow by Brett Degroff
Racism & Power: The Inaccessibility of Opportunity in the Educational
System in the United States by Neda N. Brisport
Right-To-Work Laws: History and Fightback by Jeanne Mirer
Inhuman Violence: Indiana’s Nineteenth Century View of Physical Punishment in Public Schools by David W. Frank

Volume 69, No. 4

NLG Review Volume 69, Number 4 includes the following articles:

  • The Future of Diversity by Erwin Chemerinsky
  • I Beg Your Pardon: Maintaining the Absolute Ban on Torture Through the Presidential Pardon by Stacy Cammarano
  • Social Justice in Turbulent Times: Critical Race Theory and Occupy Wall Street by Nick J. Sciullo
  • Toward the Heart of Justice by Richael Faithful
  • A review by Anne O'Berry of the book Rendition to Torture

Volume 69, No. 3

This issue of the NLG Review includes NLG President Azadeh Shahshahani and Professor Corinna Mullin in an exchange about human rights violations with a functionary from Bahrain's Information Affairs Authority.

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Volume 68, No. 3

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Volume 68, Issue Number 3 includes a report from the March 2011 NLG delegation to Tunisia, a brief of amicus curiae in support of Ward Churchill by Cheri J. Deatsch and Heidi Boghosian, and a review by Marjorie Cohn of the book Breeding Ground: Afghanistan and the Origins of Islamist Terrorism.

Volume 68, No. 2

Volume 68, Issue No. 2 contains the following articles:

"Legalization of Prostitution is a Violation of Human Rights" by Dianne Post

"Boeing and the NLRB—a Sixty-Four Year-Old Time Bomb Explodes" by Andrew Strom

"Lost in the Debt Ceiling Debate: the Legal Duty to Create Jobs" by Jeanne Mirer and Marjorie Cohn

"Western Complicity in the Crimes of the Ben Ali Regime" by Corinna Mullin and Azadeh Shahshahani

"NLG Mourns the Passing of Debra Evenson" by Heidi Boghosian

"Debra Evenson Award Established by Sugar Law Center" by Jeanne Mirer

Volume 67, No.4

Volume 67, Issue No. 4 contains the following articles:

  • "An Idea of American Indian Land Justice: Examining Native Land Liberation in the New Progressive Era" by Richael Faithful
  • "Power and Privilege: Why Justice Demands More Than Diversity" by Tova Perlmutter
  • "National Lawyers Guild Urges the Release of Human Rights Defenders in Iran" by David Gespass


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