Addresses past and continuing debates involving potential tensions between antidiscrimination principles and free speech, free exercise, and establishment clause values. Examines constitutional protections under the First Amendment and the equal protection clause, together with an array of existing and proposed federal and state antidiscrimination laws regulating employment, housing, and public accommodations, among other areas.
Meeting Times & Locations:
||4:15 PM - 5:55 PM
Textbook Info: There are no required books for this course: all readings can be found on line and/or in the library.
First Assignment: After reading the following, please be prepared to discuss the values underlying the First Amendmentís protections of free expression, as well as those underlying antidiscrimination law generally.
72 Yale L.J. 877-913 (excerpt from Thomas Emersonís Toward A General Theory of the First Amendment (1963).
92 Mich. L. Rev. 2410 (Cass Sunsteinís symposium essay: The Anti-Caste Principle (1994).