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   CURRENT RESEARCH AND WORKS IN PROGRESS  

WORKS IN PROGRESS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION

The Last Witchcraft Trial (Carolina Academic Press, under contract). This book is a study of the trial of Helen Victoria Duncan, the physical medium convicted under the English 1736 Witchcraft Act in 1944.

Close Encounters of the Legal Kind: Alien Rights and Human Responsibilities in Science Fiction (on android and robot rights, artificial intelligence, as pictured in Star Trek, Star Wars, 3d Rock from the Sun, Alien Nation, and other science fiction in popular culture)(based on talk at ASIL Annual Meeting, April 2001). Some research published in Visits To a Small Planet:  Rights Talk In Some Science Fiction Film and Television Series From the 1950s to the 1990s, 39 Stetson L. Rev. 183 (2009) (Symposium Issue).

 

 

CURRENT RESEARCH

Bans, The Boys, and Bluebeard's Wife: Balancing Rights Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Bumper Snickers: Bumper Stickers and the First Amendment: Essay on Cohen v. California and Louisiana's obscene bumper sticker law

"L. A. Law, Or, Huey Long Looks Just Like Roseanne's Husband". Essay on the image of Louisiana law and justice in popular culture for the Louisiana Law Review ("Ruminations" issue).

Overexposed: Rights of Privacy and Street Photography

Shaming the Devil: Historians, Truth, and Defamation Law

Symposium on Nuremberg and Tokyo, LSU Law Center, TBA