CR-CL’s Executive Editors for Online Content, Noah Kaplan and Matt Giffin, return to discuss the important topics in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. The show begins with our weekly news round-up, This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. The show has three segments:
1) Noah interviews California Western Law Professor Ari Ezra Waldman about the Ninth Circuit’s recent opinion in Perry v. Brown and the potential for a Supreme Court decision on the constitutional right to marriage equality.
2) Noah and Matt continue the discussion on marriage equality, comparing Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, and analyzing which case would be the best the vehicle for putting marriage equality before the Supreme Court.
3) Matt fills us in on the controversy that has erupted over the Obama administration’s health care mandate requiring religious employers to provide contraceptive coverage at no cost to their employees. Matt discusses the conflict between reproductive choice and religious freedom, and critiques the First Amendment argument being made by critics of the mandate.
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