Matt is back in the hosting chair this week, talking with CR-CL’s Online Content Editors Noah Kaplan and Nitzan Weizmann. Nitzan joins the show to highlight the problem of pregnancy discrimination. Noah and Matt also take a look at a recent Second Circuit opinion striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act. The show begins with our weekly news round-up, This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
Nitzan joins the discussion about a recent New York Times op-ed, pointing about that decisions about taking family leave are decisions that only the privileged get to make. When pregnant women are treated like commodities by their employers, a pregnancy makes finding and keeping a job a difficult task. What is the state of the law and what needs to be done to protect pregnant workers without overburdening employers with added costs?
Matt and Noah stick around to analyze the recent Second Circuit decision in Windsor v. United States, another opinion striking down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act. How does the Second Circuit’s analysis differ from previous opinions by the First Circuit and a California District Court? Does this decision make Supreme Court review more likely? What will be the fate of DOMA?
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