2018-2019 Lara D. Gass Annual Symposium: Civil Rights and Shareholder Activism

To begin Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 9 a.m. Millhiser Moot Court Room Washington and Lee University School of Law Lexington, VA The Symposium will feature three panels to explore the past, present, and future of social and environmental shareholder activism. In March of 1968, a civil rights organization, the Medical Committee for Human Rights, received […]

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If Separation of Church and State Doesn’t Demand Separating Religion from Politics, Does Christian Doctrine Require It?

This Essay responds to comments by Wayne Barnes, Ian Huyett, and David Smolin on my prior Article, Separation of Church and State: Jefferson, Lincoln, and the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Show It Was Never Intended to Separate Religion from Politics. Part II, although noting a few disagreements with Huyett and Smolin, principally argues that […]

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Education Reform and Detroit’s Right to Literacy Litigation

Ongoing education reform litigation arising out of Detroit, Michigan presents an innovative claim: Children have an unenumerated federal constitutional right of access to literacy. On June 29, 2018, the district court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss. The case is now on appeal to the Sixth Circuit and is expected to be argued in the first […]

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