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
Justice Scalia is (in)famous for his view that when the Court struck down Texas’ criminal sodomy statute in Lawrence v. Texas, it undermined bans on “bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity.” To some, this slippery slope argument is coming
Democrats are ceding a winning issue by remaining silent on LGBT equality. President Obama and his campaign should be working to highlight the Administration's actions and to make the case for continuing those policies and priorities into a second-term.
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
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. Noah interviews California Western Law Professor Ari Ezra Waldman about the Ninth Circuit's recent opinion in Perry v. Brown and the potential
Following on New York's legalization of gay marriage at the end of June came another encouraging development for same sex couples in the immigration sphere: changing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) priorities may delay or cancel deportations of immigrants married to U.S. citizens of the same sex, despite the
As the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell is (hopefully) hopefully underway, with a possible certification by top Pentagon officials in the coming days, CRCL would be remiss if we failed to applaud the Department of Justice's recent Brief in Opposition to Motions to Dismiss
On the eve of its annual gay pride parade, and after a week of delay and debate, New York’s legislature has passed a marriage equality bill. Nearly two years after a similar bill failed overwhelmingly in the State’s Senate, four Republicans joined twenty-nine Democrats in
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced this week that he would back any Republican senator who agreed to support gay marriage (New York Times). In his visit to Albany on Tuesday, May 17, Bloomberg strongly encouraged New York state senators to get on “the
On Monday, the New York Times published a story on Rick Welts, currently the president of the NBA's Phoenix Suns, in which Welts first publicly announced that he is gay. But this is far from the first time that the National Basketball Association has found