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Justice Scalia’s Influence on the Religion Clauses Part I: Free Exercise Law

Justice Scalia’s Influence on the Religion Clauses Part I: Free Exercise Law

The “big three” issues in Religion Clauses jurisprudence are: (1) whether and how judges should decide claims to ...
In Deference to Majoritarian Oppression: Justice Scalia’s Indifference to LGBTQ Lives

In Deference to Majoritarian Oppression: Justice Scalia’s Indifference to LGBTQ Lives

On June 26 2015, in Obergefell v. Hodges, a five-member majority of the United States Supreme Court struck down ...
Justice Antonin Scalia’s Rebuke of Innocence

Justice Antonin Scalia’s Rebuke of Innocence

Throughout his thirty-year service on the United States Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia questioned whether ...
UNHRC Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice country mission to the United States

UNHRC Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice country mission to the United States

In December 2015, the UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice (WGDAW) ...
Antonin Scalia’s Voting Rights Legacy: Weakening the Franchise for Minorities

Antonin Scalia’s Voting Rights Legacy: Weakening the Franchise for Minorities

The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has provoked numerous discussions about the future ...
Same-Sex Foster Parents Face Discrimination from U.S. State Court Judge

Same-Sex Foster Parents Face Discrimination from U.S. State Court Judge

In the wake of the Obergefell decision, it can be easy to forget that the fight for LGBT rights is far from over ...
Justifying Deadly Force in the American Supreme Court

Justifying Deadly Force in the American Supreme Court

The case of City of Los Angeles v. Contreras, currently up for first-round consideration before the Supreme Court ...
United States Labor Relations Board Cowardly Punts its Duties

United States Labor Relations Board Cowardly Punts its Duties

Earlier this month, the United States witnessed a major setback for freedom of association. The National Labor ...
Glossip v Gross: Taking Up Justice Breyer’s Call to Question the Death Penalty

Glossip v Gross: Taking Up Justice Breyer’s Call to Question the Death Penalty

Last month the United States Supreme Court ruled in Glossip v. Gross 135 S. Ct. 2726 (2015) that the use of ...
Constitutional Reasoning About Same-Sex Marriage

Constitutional Reasoning About Same-Sex Marriage

By including same-sex couples within the constitutional right to marry, the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in ...
Will Obergefell Stifle Growing Support for LGBTQ Rights?

Will Obergefell Stifle Growing Support for LGBTQ Rights?

In his recent post The Beginning Rather Than The End, Karl Laird discusses the potential policy backlash that may ...
Empathy, Craft and other Lessons to Learn from the US Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Empathy, Craft and other Lessons to Learn from the US Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Three narratives provide the human face to the text of Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark US Supreme Court ...

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