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Understanding Native Hawaiian Rights: Mistakes and Consequences of Rice v. Cayetano

by Kathryn Nalani Setsuko Hong

Hong’s paper examines the Supreme Court case, Rice v. Cayetano and its repercussions on Native Hawaiian legal rights. The opinions in this case are distinctively important because it is the first time...

In Brief: Linda Bosniak's The Citizen and the Alien

by Chhunny Chhean and Chia-Chi Li

Chhunny Chhean and Chia-Chi Li review Linda Bosniak’s The Citizen and the Alien as a constructive framework for understanding the concept of citizenship. Bosniak posits that there are four different t...

Inspiring Intolerance: The Truth About Robert Spencer--A Review of The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion

by Deepika Bains and Aziza Ahmed

Aziza Ahmed and Deepika Bains review Robert Spencer’s The Truth About Muhammad and point out the flaws and biases in his book. They critically analyze how Spencer’s claims about Islam, Islam’s treatme...

Restorative Justice for Hawai'i's First People: Selected Amicus Curiae Briefs in Doe v. Kamehameha Schools

by Susan K. Serrano, Eric K. Yamamoto, Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie, and David M. Forman

These selected Amicus Curiae Briefs in Doe v. Kamehameha Schools filed by different organizations and individuals provide strong arguments Kamehameha Schools do not aim to violate civil rights by pref...

The Naked Truth: Appearance Discrimination, Employment, and the Law

by Ritu Mahajan

Mahajan elaborates on the relationship between appearance discrimination, employment and the law. She notes that the social and cultural perceptions of beauty psychologically affect the biases and exp...

One Step Closer: Understanding the Past and Potential Work and Influence Asian American Interest Groups in Claiming a Space for Asian Americans in America's Democracy

by Jeeho Lee

In a country such as the United States, whose most celebrated characteristic is its democracy, the most powerful statement of the attainment of legitimacy is the ability to be a role player in the exc...

Empowerment, Discrimination, and the Facade of Leadership: Asian American Political Elites' Failed Assimilationist Strategy

by Kevin Shawn Hsu

In this article, Hsu writes how a recent attempt by Asian Americans to claim political power was seen as a “scandal” because of its leaders. According to Hsu, Asian American elite leaders have embrace...

Asian Americans and Affirmative Action: From Yellow Peril to Model Minority and Back Again

by Nancy Chung Allred

Cheung Allred looks at the position of Asian Americans in regards to affirmative action. She notes that the status of Asian Americans may allow them to benefit from the removal of this race-based prog...

Protecting Sex Trafficking Victims: Establishing the Persecution Element

by Calvin C. Cheung

On January 14, 2004, federal immigration and customs agents raided four brothels in a predominantly Asian neighborhood in San Francisco known as the Sunset District. Two days later, the agents arreste...

Coolies, James Yen, and Rebellious Advocacy

by Bill Ong Hing

Those of us who engage in progressive legal work need to be constantly reminded that we do not know everything—that we are not knights in shining armor swooping in to save subordinated communities. We...

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June 2011

Volume 18

Volume 18 was produced during the 2010-2011 school year.


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