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Resisting the Legal Assault on Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Students

Resisting the Legal Assault on Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Students

Since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v Hodges striking down same-sex marriage bans across the United States, conservative States and localities—perhaps motivated by the politics of resentment stemming...
Meta’s Neutrality Crisis and Dangerous Organisations Policy

Meta’s Neutrality Crisis and Dangerous Organisations Policy

Meta is accused of “systemic and global” censorship in a recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report for particularly targeting pro-Palestinian voices on Facebook and Instagram. The report outlines thousands of...
Alabama’s Manifest Injustice and the Inhumanity of Execution by Nitrogen Gas Inhalation

Alabama’s Manifest Injustice and the Inhumanity of Execution by Nitrogen Gas Inhalation

On 25 January Alabama intends to be the first US state to use nitrogen gas inhalation as an execution method. Despite a manifestly unjust trial, the presence of convincing science...
Federated Learning: A Possible Panacea for Data Privacy in the Healthcare Sector

Federated Learning: A Possible Panacea for Data Privacy in the Healthcare Sector

The significance of data privacy is increasingly prominent on a global scale. There are laws in many jurisdictions governing data, to ensure reduction in unnecessary data sharing and to uphold...
Silencing the Indigenous Voice: How Australians Have Failed Their Own People Part II

Silencing the Indigenous Voice: How Australians Have Failed Their Own People Part II

The first part of this blog series addressed the background to the referendum and the Constitution of Australia, including how it derives from racially discriminatory beliefs which would later be...
Silencing the Indigenous Voice: How Australians Have Failed Their Own People Part I

Silencing the Indigenous Voice: How Australians Have Failed Their Own People Part I

Last week’s failed referendum affirms the deep-seated racial prejudice embedded in Australia’s public institutions, and demonstrates how this marginalisation continues to be perpetrated by the Australian populace more broadly. Following...
US Affirmative Action Series

US Affirmative Action Series

On 29 June 2023, the Supreme Court of the United States, in a majority decision, held that race-based affirmative action programs in college admissions processes violate the Equal Protection Clause...
Minority v Minority Only Benefits the Privileged

Minority v Minority Only Benefits the Privileged

The US Supreme Court’s decision Students for Fair Admissions v Presidents and Fellows of Harvard College (2023) dealt a blow to substantive equality in education. The petition claimed that providing...
After SFFA v. Harvard, Universities Must Hold the Line

After SFFA v. Harvard, Universities Must Hold the Line

In Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard (SFFA), the Supreme Court further limited a university’s right to consider race during admissions. This follows decades of caselaw restricting voluntary race-based measures...
Protecting the Free Speech of Companies? The US Supreme Court decision in 303 Creative LLC v Elenis

Protecting the Free Speech of Companies? The US Supreme Court decision in 303 Creative LLC v Elenis

In 303 Creative LLC et al. v Elenis, the US Supreme Court held that the petitioners were entitled to refuse to provide wedding website services in respect of same sex...
The United States Supreme Court Puts an End to the Consideration of Race in University Admissions and Potentially Increases Racial Trauma for Applicants

The United States Supreme Court Puts an End to the Consideration of Race in University Admissions and Potentially Increases Racial Trauma for Applicants

On June 29, 2023, in a 6-3 decision by ideological lines, with a republican and conservative majority, the United States Supreme Court decided in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v....
A Landmark Victory for Freedom of Religion in Kenya: The Court of Appeal’s Judgment in Phillip Okoth and LSK v BOM, St Anne’s Primary Ahero

A Landmark Victory for Freedom of Religion in Kenya: The Court of Appeal’s Judgment in Phillip Okoth and LSK v BOM, St Anne’s Primary Ahero

In a ground-breaking decision, the Court of Appeal at Kisumu delivered a judgment that carries far-reaching implications for the protection of freedom of religion in Kenya. The case of Phillip...

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