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Sharing Economy Inequality: How the Adoption of Class Action Waivers in the Sharing Economy Presents A Threat to Racial Discrimination Claims

Abstract: In recent years, the sharing economy has pervaded the life of the consumer, challenging the regulatory and business status quo. Despite the pluralistic messages of many sharing economy companies, racial discrimination is a growing problem on peer-to-peer networks such as Uber and Airbnb. Victims of discrimination, however, have encountered an even greater opponent: class […]

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Discriminating Against the Dead: How to Protect Muslim Cemeteries from Exclusionary Land Use Mechanisms

Abstract: U.S. Muslims face virulent, entrenched opposition in constructing the cemeteries that allow them to bury their dead according to Islamic law and tradition. Despite state and federal laws designed to guard against acts of religious discrimination such as the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (“RLUIPA”), local governments impede Muslim cemetery constructions […]

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