The Constitution in an Era of Increasing Inequality

Країна: США

Місто: San Francisco

Тези до: 15.08.2016

Дати: 03.01.17 — 07.01.17

Область наук: Юридичні;

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Організатори: AALS


Income  and  wealth  inequality  between  America’s  upper - income  families  and  its  middle - and  lower - income families  are  greater than  they have  been for decades. Because the Supreme Court  has never recognized poor  people  as a suspect class, they do not receive special protection under  the   Constitution,   yet   their   experience s in   myriad   areas — including   education,   housing,  reproductive   justice,   and   interactions   with   the   civil   and   criminal   justice   systems — are fundamentally different from  the experiences of those of even modest financial means.

Against this backdrop, the Section s on Constitutional  Law  and Poverty  Law join to  address the  ways  in  which  the  Constitution  might  be  brought  to  bear  on  these  discrepancies  through  its  treatment of laws, regulations, policies, and practices that disproportionately impact people who  live  in poverty.  Panelists  will  explore  the  legal  strategies  that  have  been  successful,  revisit  questions about the poor constituting a suspect or quasi - suspect class, and  discuss  how we might  utilize constitutional law doctrine to address the causes and conseque nces of poverty.

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