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Brief of Amici Curiae Thirteenth Amendment Scholars in Support of Plaintiff-Appellee and Affirmance


William M. Carter Jr.


University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

Dawinder S. Sidhu


University of New Mexico - School of Law

Alexander Tsesis


Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Rebecca E. Zietlow


University of Toledo College of Law

August 1, 2012

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, No. 12-2040
U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-31

Abstract:     
In the case of United States v. Hatch, the defendant in a hate crimes prosecution brought the first major challenge to the constitutionality of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009. This amicus brief argues that the Act is constitutional under the Thirteenth Amendment

Number of Pages in PDF File: 36

Keywords: Thirteenth Amendment, hate crimes, racial discrimination, disability, sexual orientation, Congress, enforcement clause power, Civil Rights, rationality standard, congruence and proportionality, private action, Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co., City of Boerne

JEL Classification: K19, K49

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Date posted: November 16, 2012 ; Last revised: November 21, 2013

Suggested Citation

Carter, William M. and Sidhu, Dawinder S. and Tsesis, Alexander and Zietlow, Rebecca E., Brief of Amici Curiae Thirteenth Amendment Scholars in Support of Plaintiff-Appellee and Affirmance (August 1, 2012). U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, No. 12-2040; U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-31. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2174499 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2174499

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William M. Carter Jr. (Contact Author)
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law ( email )
3900 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States
412-648-1401 (Phone)

Dawinder S. Sidhu
University of New Mexico - School of Law ( email )
1117 Stanford, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
United States

Alexander Tsesis
Loyola University Chicago School of Law ( email )
25 E. Pearson
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
312-915-7929 (Phone)

Rebecca E. Zietlow
University of Toledo College of Law ( email )
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606
United States
(419) 530-2872 (Phone)
(419) 530-7911 (Fax)
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