Family Hires High-Profile Civil-Rights Lawyer after Roadside Shooting of Black Church Musician by Officer in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Corey Jones, a drummer who played in his church and in a band, finished a gig when his car broke down on the freeway exit ramp. Mr.
Workers walk-out on Tax Day to rally for a livable minimum wage
Retail and fast food employees demonstrated on April 15, the nation's Tax Day, calling for a new federal minimum wage of $15/ hour. The protesters argue that selective, incremental pay raises are insufficient. On a
With an ever-growing list of accomplishments—from state nondiscrimination laws to inevitable nationwide marriage to prominent positions in society and government—gay Americans and the Gay Agenda continue building momentum toward full equality. And women have played a major role in creating a society that's better for
In Canada v. Bedford (2013), the Supreme Court of Canada declared Canada’s existing prostitution laws unconstitutional and gave the Canadian government one year to redraft the existing statutes. Subsequently, the Court’s decision has provided an opportunity for feminists to discuss their competing conceptions of prostitution
When institutions such as the military or universities are responsible for resolving sexual assault allegations, significant conflicts of interest arise with regards to counseling, protecting victims, and enforcing consequences. Sexual assault has been a recurring and unresolved issue in the military and on college campuses. Examining institutional
There has been considerable coverage on the new Harvard University sexual harassment policy. On Oct. 15, a group of 28 HLS faculty members published this op-ed in the Boston Globe arguing that the new university policy 1) violates principles of Due Process, 2) inappropriately expanded prohibited
Good morning all, and to those of you in the Boston area, happy Marathon Monday! Here's the latest in the world of civil rights and civil liberties from the past week.
"House Votes Down Bill to Repeal La. Sodomy Laws"
Despite sodomy laws being ruled unconstitutional over
Civil rights and civil liberties dominated the first week of April:
1. McCutcheon v. FEC
On Wednesday, April 2, the Supreme Court delivered a powerful blow to campaign contribution limits in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. Chief Justice John Roberts stated that limits on aggregate contributions “intrude without
Recently, an alleged sexual assault victim wrote an op-ed describing her experience. Responses to the piece have startled the University out of its usual calm. President Drew Faust has responded by convening a task force. Two undergrads have been placed on the task force. The
In light of the Supreme Court hearing oral argument today in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., we are excited to release an early online-only version of RFRA Exemptions from the Contraception Mandate: An Unconstitutional Accommodation of Religion, by Frederick Mark Gedicks and Rebecca G.