Flashcards in Final Deck (59):
What event does Malala Yousafzai describe that reveals her parents' differing religious views?
Pamuk's work that we read was set in the country of....
Who wrote the book "Reading Lolita in Tehran"
The selections from "I am Malala" are set in which country?
According to "Reading Lolita in Tehran" women in Iran experienced less freedom after...
The "Islamic Revolution" of 1979
In his chapter on "Religion" from Istanbul, Orhan Pamuk describes his view of God when he was a child as....
A woman in white scarves
Based on Woodhead's presentation in chapter 2 what is the best statement regarding Christian artistic depictions of Jesus?
There are many ways of depicting Jesus
Which famous Christian thinker is closely associated with traditional Christian teaching about sin and its origins with Adam and Eve?
According to Woodhead the Renaissance period in the West is associated with...
Depictions of Jesus that are more human
In chapter 2 Woodhead discusses how early Christian leaders developed ______ for the purpose of maintaining or building unity in the churc
Woodhead argues in chapter 2 that the Holy Spirit's _____ can cause severe trouble for church authorities
In chapter 2 Woodhead argues that early Christians were able to connect Jesus with the history of God's work in the thinking of him as a "new ____"
The Precipitating event for the "Law of Vagrancy" was...
The bubonic plague
During the plague half of Europe's...
Population was wiped out along with its labor force
Under this new law...
People were not allowed to move from one place to another
Why was the law of vagrancy passed?
To protect rich land owners
When was the law of vagrancy passes?
The new law made what a crime?
To beg as well as move from place to place to find a better job
The law of vagrancy was designed for the purpose to force laborers to accept employment at low wages in order to insure the land owner an adequate supply of labor at a price he could afford to pay
Crimes of survival include
1.) Illegal to sleep, sit or store belongings in public place
4.) Camping without a permit
5.) Criminal trespass
6.) Dine n' Dash
7.) Lodging outdoors
8.) Illegal sharing of food with more than 25 people
What are some of the crimes that the homeless are arrested for?
2.) Having/abandoning shopping carts away from owners' premises
3.) Failure to disperse
4.) Maintaining junk or storage of property
5.) Street performer
6.)Prohibition to enter vacant building
8.) Creating odor
What city is the meanest towards the homeless?
"Homes not Handcuffs"
National coalition for the homeless
What four Texas cities are in the top 20 meanest cities towards the homeless?
Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio
- Living in a vehicle
- Walking on the highway
- Bringing paupers/insane persons into the city
- Washing cars/windshields
- Demolition of vacant property habitually inhabited by "vagrants"
-Sweeps of city areas where homeless persons are living to drive the out of that area
Are all ways...
That people confront the homeless/criminalize them
The American Bar Association Journal/ Chicago Tribune in 2013 covered a homeless case where
An elderly man who picked dandelions for food got a $75 ticket
Three men were arrested in 2010 for feeding homeless people on a Sunday in a public park without a permit (along with inciting a riot and resisting arrest when they challenged the officer) won a total of $125,000 when the city settled their civil rights lawsuit
Albuquerque, New Mexico
What are three factors that led to workers compensation
1.) Industrial revolution
2.) "Contingency free legal rep"
3.) Labor unrest
By 1900 more than ________ workers were dying each year from workplace injuries
Another 2 million workers were suffering from..
What happened with the uncompensated workers?
Workers compensation eventually encompassed what 2 things?
1,) Automatic compensation
2.) Without proving "negligence"
3,) Without litigation
Family law changes resulted in the legal recognition of what 3 things?
1.) Common law marriage aka "informal marriage"
2.) Adoption of children
5 main public policy issues
1.) Freedom from government instrusion on private behavior
2.) Establish clear lines of property ownership
3.) "money, land and inheritance"
4.) Protected wives and children of deceased
5.) Protected "reputations" of lives and parentage of chilren
3 Elements of the CLM in Texas
1.) Mutual agreement to be married
2.) A "public holding out" as a married couple
Historically what were the grounds for someone must prove to obtain a legal divorce?
What was the legal issue surrounding the matter of adoption?
Orphans abounded and had no legal right to inherit from non-birth adults who raised them thus resulting in the adoption law for children's legal status to inherit from steps
7 recent family law developments
1.) Reproductive technology
2.) Increase in cohabitation
3.) Same-sex partnerships
4.) Non-traditional custody issues
6.) Prenuptial agreements
7.) Egg donors, sperm donors, surrogacy
Legal, biological, psychological and de facto "parents"?
Mintz v. Zoernig
Mintz v. Zoernig dealt with
Whether or not the donors had any rights or obligations regardless or with an agreement beforehand
To achieve social change...
A social movement activists employ a variety of strategies and tactic to shift power
5 examples of strategies used by social movements
3.) Civil disobedience
5.) Legal mobilization
Social movement litigation
Filing lawsuits to force the government/social institution to change or end a practice or policy
4 examples of social movement lititgation
1.) School desegregation
2.) Environmental regulation
3.) Equal employment opportunity laws
4.) Animal rights
Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project
April 4th, 2016 and deals with the "Fair Housing Act" violations when HUD housing denied to those who have been convicted of any crime
Limits of SML
1.) $$$ Resource disparity
2.) Judge often unsympathetic and even hostile
3.) Lack of "Standing"
4.) Jurisdiction not all issues are "justifiable" (Vietnam war)
5.) Hallow victory, reformists lack effect power
Indirect benefits of SML (5)
4.) Increased rights consciousness
5.) Negative publicity brought to offenders
Roe v. Wade
Backlash on the unintended negative consequences of SML
Alabama Gov. George Wallace and desegregation galvanized white southern resistance for more than a decade
Roe v. Wade
Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation
Examples of SLAPP suits
1.) Libel and Slander Suits
2.) Real Estate Developers v. Environmental groups
3.) Arrest and prosecution of activists
Texas Cattlemen v. Oprah Winfrey
Deadly mad cow disease was spreading in the world and Oprah said she'd never eat another burger and was sued in Amarillo where the jurors rejected the plaintiffs case
How long did the Texas Cattlemen v. Oprah trial take?
Texas outlaws criticism on what 3 food items?
1.) Surveillance of protest groups
FBI counterintelligence program which "monitored" tens of thousands of US citizens who were exercising their first commandment rights
Who did the US spy on in the 1980s?
About 24,000 North Americans who were critical of US policy in Central America
In the 1990s the FBI spied on...
Gay rights groups