The Journal of Law in Society

The Journal of Law in Society is a student-managed publication of Wayne State University Law School that provides scholarly discourse on the intersection of law and society.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 1, Fall

All Together Now: Metro Detroit Is in a Period of Unprecedented Diversity
Table of Contents I. ORIGINAL SIN. II. MACOMB COUNTY: BENEFICIARY OF BOTH BLACK AND WHITE FLIGHT III. SOUTHFIELD AND LIVONIA--A TALE OF TWO CITIES IV. SCHOOLS OF CHOICE V. HOPE FOR THE FUTURE I. ORIGINAL SIN It is impolitic to say at a time...
Detroit's People in History: The Numbers
Table of Contents I. INTRODUCTION II. IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION III. EVOLUTION OF DETROIT'S AFRICAN-AMERICAN POPULATION IV. CONCLUSION I. INTRODUCTION In 1943, George W. Stark authored City of Destiny: The Story of Detroit, (2) a paean to what...
Dispatches from Detroit
Table of Contents I. ANGER MANAGEMENT II. "EVERYWHERE IS CITY" III. CHARLIE SHEEN AND THE ORDER OF THINGS IV. OLD SCHOOL TIES V. NOT FROM DETROIT VI. ENVOI I. ANGER MANAGEMENT Want to understand Americans? Well, here's what makes us who...
Everybody Matters: An Exploration of Diversion Programs Benefiting Mentally Ill Nonviolent Offenders in the Michigan and Federal Legal Systems
Table of Contents I. INTRODUCTION There is growing evidence of the overrepresentation of people with serious mental illnesses (SMI) in the criminal justice system. (2) A serious mental illness is classified as a mental disorder that meets criteria...
Imported from Detroit: An Examination of a City in Crisis
Table of Contents I. INTRODUCTION A. Is Detroit Different? B. Challenges C. Opportunities II. BACKGROUND A. Federal Housing Administration B. The Birwood Wall C. Shelley v. Kraemer D. The Fair Housing Act III. ANALYSIS...
Love and Let Love: The Trials of Same-Sex Marriage, DOMA, and the Conflict of Laws
Table of Contents I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND A. The Inaction of the Repealed Defense of Marriage Act B. The History of Same-Sex Marriage C. History of Same-Sex Immigration Internationally III. ANALYSIS A. The Immigration and...
The Search for Consistency: The Interpretation of Plea Agreements and Appeal Waivers in the Face of Breach
Table of Contents I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND A. Plea Agreements 1. Origins 2. Wide-spread Usage Today 3. Benefits to Parties: The "Typical" Plea Bargain B. Appeal Waivers 1. Appeal Waivers in Federal...
Unmaking the Motor City in the Age of Mass Incarceration
Table of Contents I. WHAT HAPPENED TO DETROIT? II. WHAT HAPPENED TO DETROIT ... THE MORE COMPLICATED STORY A. The Criminalization of Urban Space B. Why the War on Crime? 1. A Revolution in Drug Legislation 2. Sentencing...
Wanted: FBI Transparency about Racial Profiling in Arab and Muslim Communities
Table of Contents I. ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF RACIAL PROFILING II. THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR FBI INVESTIGATIONS III. GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF RACE IN FBI INVESTIGATIONS IV. THE ACLU'S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST V. THE ACLU SUES FOR ACCESS...
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