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The Case on Everybody’s Lips – How arguments in Windsor v US have been received by the commentators

The Case on Everybody’s Lips – How arguments in Windsor v US have been received by the commentators

It has been a week since the hearing in Windsor v United States.  Karl Laird provides an interesting analysis of ...
Could the outcome in Windsor v US be a hollow victory?

Could the outcome in Windsor v US be a hollow victory?

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court heard argument in Windsor v United States.  We have been closely ...
US Congress Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act

US Congress Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act

By Chelsea Purvis -  The United States Congress has for many months been debating the future of the Violence ...
Weakening Protections for Victims of Gender-Based Violence in the United States?

Weakening Protections for Victims of Gender-Based Violence in the United States?

By Chelsea Purvis - The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is the principle federal law addressing gender-based ...
A Quick Overview

A Quick Overview

Blog posts have been coming in thick and fast over the last month. To help you get up to speed, the editorial team ...
The ‘War Against Terrorism’ and the Decade of Exceptionalism

The ‘War Against Terrorism’ and the Decade of Exceptionalism

Ben Emmerson QC, UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, spoke at the Wadham Human Rights ...
Political Betrayal

Political Betrayal

By Clive Stafford Smith I am writing this article in the airport waiting room in Guantánamo Bay, after a week ...
Are only the ‘discrete and insular’ subject to prejudice?: An analysis of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group’s brief in Windsor v United States

Are only the ‘discrete and insular’ subject to prejudice?: An analysis of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group’s brief in Windsor v United States

In the wake of the introduction of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the UK last week, Karl Laird continues ...
Are only the 'discrete and insular' subject to prejudice?: An analysis of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group's brief in Windsor v United States

Are only the 'discrete and insular' subject to prejudice?: An analysis of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group's brief in Windsor v United States

In the wake of the introduction of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the UK last week, Karl Laird continues ...
Corporate Gods: can a company claim protection for religious beliefs?

Corporate Gods: can a company claim protection for religious beliefs?

Does a profit making company owned and operated by people with strong religious beliefs fully share their right to ...
A prelude to Fisher v Texas from the US Court of Appeal Sixth Circuit?

A prelude to Fisher v Texas from the US Court of Appeal Sixth Circuit?

In the latest contribution to our affirmative action themed series of post, Karl Laird looks at a recent decision ...
US Supreme Court grants certiorari in Windsor v United States – what comes next?

US Supreme Court grants certiorari in Windsor v United States – what comes next?

Following on from his previous post considering the recent US Second Circuit Court of Appeal decision to widen the ...

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