Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy

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Vol. 15, No. 1, Fall

Private Prisons, Private Governance: Essay on Developments in Private-Sector Resistance to Privatized Immigration Detention
IntroductionTwo diametrically opposed events impacting America's for-profit prison industry occurred within two weeks of each other in 2019. On March 19, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its opinion in Nielsen v. Preap.1 In that case, a majority...
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Vol. 13, No. 3, Spring

Ethnographic Evidence
Northwestern Pritzker School of LawEast Chicago AvenueChicago, IllinoisOctober 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m.PRESENT:PROFESSOR DEBORAH TUERKHEIMER, PresiderPROFESSOR CLAUDIO BENZECRYPROFESSOR PHILIP COHENMR. STEVE MILLSPROFESSOR CHRISTENA NIPPERT-ENGPROFESSOR...
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Vol. 13, No. 4, Spring

Death in America under Color of Law: Our Long, Inglorious Experience with Capital Punishment
INTRODUCTIONWhat follows is a compilation of milestones in the American experience with capital punishment, beginning with the first documented execution in the New World under color of English law more than 400 years ago at Jamestown.1 The man who was...
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The Concept of "Unusual Punishments" in Anglo-American Law: The Death Penalty as Arbitrary, Discriminatory, and Cruel and Unusual
I. IntroductionThe English Bill of Rights of 1689 included a prohibition on the infliction of "cruel and unusual punishments."1 That provision was a byproduct of the Glorious Revolution of 1688, a revolution that overthrew King James II of England, a...
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Vol. 13, No. 1, Fall

Looking at Justice through a Lens of Healing and Reconnection
I. IntroductionOn March 10, 2017, more than 300 people gathered in Lincoln Hall, the oldest lecture hall at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, for the 10th Annual Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy (JLSP) Symposium, "Healing Our Justice...
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Vol. 11, No. 1, 2016

How the Educational Funding Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Will Affect the Nursing Shortage in the United States
I. INTRODUCTIONThe United States spends more on health care than any other industrialized nation in the world.1 From 1969 to 2006, total U.S. health care spending rose from $900 billion to $2 trillion;2 in 2010, it accounted for 17.9% of the nation's...
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