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And in the wake of Valentine’s Day, the battle for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties rages on:

“Federal Judge Struck Down Va. Gay-Marriage Ban” – Washington Post

A Valentine’s Day gift from the courts: a step towards marriage equality in Virginia. In the wake of United States v. Windsor, Utah, Oklahoma, Ohio, Kentucky and now Virginia have sided with same-sex marriage proponents.

“Florida Self-Defense Law Complicated Jury’s Job in Michael Dunn Trial” – NYT

Yet another black teen slain in Florida. Yet another jury failed to recognize the value of a black boy’s life. This weekend saw a flurry of articles on this topic; however, this particular article discusses the broader implications of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.

Video – “Being Black at UCLA Law” – Huffington Post

As part of an awareness campaign, black students at UCLA Law School highlight the lack of diversity on campus and its effects. The viral video is being referred to as “33,” the number of black students in a total student body of over 1,000. (Ironically (or perhaps, not so ironically), UCLA Law is also home to Richard Sanders, a staunch critic of affirmative action. Sanders will be at Harvard Law S

HLS graduate Harvey Silverglate was on campus recently to explain why he's not happy with his alma mater. Apparently Harvard has been killing free speech over the past couple of decades. It's been all downhill since his heroic days defending student protesters in 1967, Silverglate said. So

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It is entirely appropriate that we focus on data privacy in the context of sex scandals, and this points to something crucially important for privacy activists. The combination of concern about sexual autonomy and about technologically-enabled surveillance has been a crucial driver in privacy law.

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Matt and Noah are joined by CRCL Online Content Editor Nitzan Weizmann 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.

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This episode is the first in CR-CL's summer interview podcast series. This week, Noah interviews Professor Ben Sachs about the disparity between the political speech rights of labor unions and corporations. Noah interviews Emily Bazelon about President Obama's recent announcement expressing his personal support for

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