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What the Trump Presidency Means For Gender Discourse Development

Anne Marie Lofaso and Nicholas F Stump 8th March 2017

The Trump Administration’s gender-related policies have been characterized by some as a “war against women.” An analysis of these policies—as set within the broader socio-political context of President Trump’s campaign and the tumultuous post-election landscape—demonstrates that considered projects on gender discourse development are required. Such projects should be steeped in intersectionality, robust egalitarianism, and a […]

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Judge Gorsuch’s Academic Pedigree

Nicholas Bamforth 7th March 2017

In articles published on 4th February 2017, the Times and Guardian newspapers drew attention to the intellectual influence of Oxford legal theorist John Finnis on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. Both newspapers highlighted Finnis’s deeply conservative views on the legal rights of LGBTQ citizens, including his opposition to same-sex marriage. Finnis is one […]

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China’s New Circuit Tribunals Allow Tighter Control of Judiciary

George G. Chen 6th March 2017

China’s new system of circuit tribunals makes access to the justice system more convenient for ordinary citizens. But the new tribunals also make sure that the Communist Party retains firm control over the judiciary. Chinese citizens no longer need to travel far to bring a lawsuit to the Supreme People’s Court. On 21 January 2017, […]

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First Group v Paulley: Towards Accessible and Inclusive Public Transport?

Anna Lawson and Catherine Casserly 3rd March 2017

First Group Bus v Paulley is the first UK Supreme Court (or House of Lords) case on reasonable adjustments in non-employment contexts. The case, which was supported by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, has clear significance for wheelchair users and providers of public transport. Further, and despite being frequently (and unhelpfully) depicted as a […]

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