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Jessica Vapnek on Gender-Silent Legislative Drafting

Published on: Author: sargeantsamara

Thirty years ago, a property student accused me of ruining the English language by using the word remainderperson.  Never mind that very few people use the language of future interests in their daily lives, the student’s point was that a man word (remainderman) is more correct than a gender-neutral word (remainderperson).  The student’s authority was… Continue reading

Reuel Schiller on MLK and Economic Equality

Published on: Author: Jodi Short

In “Mourning King: The Civil Rights Movement and the Fight for Economic Justice,” recently published in the journal New Labor Forum, Reuel Schiller takes on the commonly espoused view that Martin Luther King’s assassination undermined the use of the Civil Rights Movement as a vehicle for broader efforts to combat multiracial economic equality. King was,… Continue reading

Binyamin Blum on the Legal History of Forensic Evidence

Published on: Author: Reuel Schiller

At the center of Binyamin Blum’s prize-winning article “The Hounds of Empire: Forensic Dog Tracking in Britain and its Colonies, 1888-1953,” 35 Law and History Review 621 (2017), is a counterintuitive narrative. An uninformed reader (such as yours truly) could be forgiven for believing that modern, “scientific,” forensic techniques—fingerprinting, tool marking, analysis of skeletal remains,… Continue reading