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
The Supreme Court doled out a landmark victory on Monday, October 6 for gay marriage supporters by rejecting appeals cases from five states—Virginia (4th Cir.), Oklahoma (10th Cir.), Utah (10th Cir.), Wisconsin (7th Cir.), and Indiana (7th Cir.). The move surprised many observers of the court and
Even if We Defeat the Islamic State, We’ll Still Lose the Bigger War
The United States’ effort to end ISIS is just the latest in a series of Middle Eastern Wars, starting with Iran in 1980, and also involving Libya, Lebanon, Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Saudi Arabia,
Marriage equality has been the undisputed focus of the LGBT equality movement for the past decade. The amount of money and media attention it has drawn is unmatched by any other cause in the history of the LGBT rights movement. While efforts to achieve marriage
With the summer drawing to a close and classes now well underway at Harvard, it's time to check in on what's new in the world of civil rights and civil liberties.
Death Penalty Sought in Texas No-Knock Raid Shooting
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty in a
In a 2-1 ruling, the Tenth Circuit declared today that Utah's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, affirming a 2013 district court opinion. The ruling would make Utah the 21st state with marriage equality. Appellate reviews are still pending in 8 states: Ohio, Texas, Kentucky,
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
Hope you got the classes and clinics you wanted! In the meantime, several civil rights issues have been hot topics in the news.
Same Sex Marriage and Religious Exemptions – Scotus Blog
Last Monday, the Supreme Court refused to weigh in on the debate on religious exemptions
Civil rights news rests for no man or woman. Last week, it looked like this:
Shield Law Likely to Pass – New York Times
Senator Charles Schumer said last week that it was “very likely” the Senate would pass a shield law protecting journalists this year. Congress
Welcome back from Break! While we were away from classes, civil rights legal news still plugged on:
Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan - SCOTUSBlog
Last week, Senior Judge Friedman invalidated Michigan’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages and entered a permanent injunction against its enforcement. After a full trial,