Is Prison Increasing Crime?
Martin H. Pritikin
Scholars have identified various ways in which incarceration may unintentionally cause crime. What the literature lacks, however, is an attempt to catalog all of the crime-causing, or “criminogenic,” effects of incarceration, and estimate their aggregate impact. This Article makes an initial attempt to do just that. Drawing inferences from existing data, the
“Good Reason to Believe”: Widespread Constitutional Violations in the Course of Immigration Enforcement and the Case for Revisiting Lopez-Mendoza
Stella Burch Elias
In 1984, the United States Supreme Court held in INS v. Lopez-Mendoza that the exclusionary rule does not ordinarily apply to respondents in immigration proceedings. However, the Court suggested that its opinion about the applicability of the exclusionary rule might change if constitutional violations by immigration officers became a widespread problem
A State of Disorder: An Analysis of Mental-Health Parity in Wisconsin and a Suggestion for Future Legislation
Jeffrey M. Barrett
Health-insurance plans routinely offer less coverage for mental-health care than for medical care. Mental-health parity laws, therefore, seek to equalize insurance financing between mental-health and other health services. This Comment analyzes the conspicuous absence of true parity legislation in Wisconsin and suggests the form such legislation should take
Unsuspected Shoals in Equal Protection: Adapting Wisconsin’s Special-Transfer Program to Survive Parents-Involved
Matthew C. Greene
In the 2007 case Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, the United States Supreme Court ruled that public school special-transfer programs may not reject student applications solely on the basis of the applicant’s race. While only a few school districts across the country currently incorporate racial criteria in their special-transfer
Wisconsin’s Chapter 220 is one of these programs. After reviewing Wisconsin’s desegregation efforts, this Note finds that eliminating Chapter 220’s rejection procedure to comply with the Parents Involved majority opinion will effectively eliminate thirty years of desegregation efforts in Wisconsin schools. This Note argues Wisconsin lawmakers should instead revise the program to follow Justice Kennedy’s concurrence, transforming Chapter 220 from a school-integration program into a school-diversity initiative. This will allow Chapter 220 to pursue its original goals in a limited fashion, and prevent relitigating every desegregation case in Milwaukee public schools since Brown v. Board of Education.