The Thirteenth Amendment and the Hate Crimes Prevention Act: Is There Room for Religion?
Mintz, David R.
This Comment explores the extent to which federal hate crime legislation such as the Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA) protects people from bias-motivated violence on account of their religion. In doing so, it examines racial and religious protection in the context of Thirteenth Amendment jurisprudence and federal hate crime legislation. This Comment seeks to explain and clarify the relationship between the Thirteenth Amendment, religion, and federal hate crime statutes like the HCPA.