Fear of persecution based on one’s family ties has long been considered a basis for asylum in the United States. Recently, however, the scope of that protection has come under dispute and, as a result, may be expanding. In this Essay, Blake argues for a more expansive interpretation of these asylum claims, recognizing family-based persecution even when persecutors have multiple motives for targeting their victim.
In this essay, Koppelman reviews Secular Government, Religious People by Ira C. Lupu and Robert W. Tuttle. Lupu and Tuttle offer a timely examination of how and where religious liberty and American law intersect. Koppelman offers his take and places the book within the scholarship on religious liberty.
Want to know what's happening with capital punishment jurisprudence? Listen to this edition of the NULR Online's Podcast Series with Duke Law Professor Joseph Blocher.
Haven't had time to read the opinion in the Dassey case? Listen to our podcast with Dassey's lawyer, Professor Laura H. Nirider. She tells you all you need to know.