This book contains materials regarding intersections of property law with civil and human rights claims in the United States and internationally. The chapters cover The Nature of Property, The Development of Civil Rights Principles in the U.S., International Human Rights Law, and Human Rights in the U.S. Roisman addresses homelessness, expropriation, and discrimination on the bases of race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, and other characteristics. Among the recent cases presented are the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2004 decision rejecting a claimed property interest in the recognition of a protective order, a South African case enforcing a right to housing, a 2003 Maryland decision assessing the need for just cause for eviction in Low Income Housing Tax Credit developments, a 2002 9th Circuit opinion regarding disability discrimination, and the Michigan Supreme Court decision overturning Poletown. A teacher’s manual will detail suggested ways of presenting these materials in the property course.
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