Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 2, Winter

An American Way of Life: Prescription Drug Use in the Modern ADA Workplace
The dramatic rise in prescription drug use in the United States over the past two decades, with its attendant risk of a myriad of side effects, has left employers struggling with ways to balance their interests in productivity and safety with potential...
Language and the Limits of Lemon: A New Establishment Clause Analysis of Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights V. City of San Francisco
High-profile issues involving sexual orientation remain at the forefront of public debate, and rhetoric on both sides remains emotionally charged, even inflammatory - no more so than in the case of Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights v. City...
Retroactive Application of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act: A Modern Encroachment on Judicial Power
In the past decade, preventing sexual offenses has become a pressing concern throughout the United States. Following a series of kidnappings and rapes committed by individuals who had previously been convicted of similar offenses, legislatures at both...
The Pursuit of Integrated Living: The Fair Housing Act as a Sword for Mentally Disabled Adults Residing in Group Homes
Today, many state-licensed group homes for mentally disabled adults have come to resemble their predecessor psychiatric institutions in that they segregate residents from the community at large. In 2010, a court found that private group homes in New...