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The sex discrimination argument for LGBTQ rights: Contrasting the US with India

The sex discrimination argument for LGBTQ rights: Contrasting the US with India

In October 2019, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments on a question of law that might shape the ...
The Green New Deal: On Systemic Justice and the Limits of a Human Rights Framework

The Green New Deal: On Systemic Justice and the Limits of a Human Rights Framework

The Green New Deal is a United States (U.S.) Congress resolution that proposes a comprehensive plan to address ...
The Fair Housing Act in the Trump Era: A Proposed Agency Rule Will Seriously Dilute Disparate-Impact Liability

The Fair Housing Act in the Trump Era: A Proposed Agency Rule Will Seriously Dilute Disparate-Impact Liability

Galvanized by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968, the U.S. Congress adopted the Fair Housing Act ...
No Ordinary Lawsuit

No Ordinary Lawsuit

In late May, a U.S. Appeals court heard oral arguments in a U.S. government effort to stop a trial in a climate ...
The American drone programme and the responsibility of its partners

The American drone programme and the responsibility of its partners

Since 2001, the Bush administration has taken the American drone program – to use automated weapons to kill ...
US Supreme Court split on the partisan politics of district drawing

US Supreme Court split on the partisan politics of district drawing

At the end of June, the U.S. Supreme Court waded into the fight over political partisanship in American politics. ...
Brown v. Board of Education at 65: A Job Still Undone

Brown v. Board of Education at 65: A Job Still Undone

This month marks the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision ...
US Supreme Court Affirms that there is No Right to a Painless Death

US Supreme Court Affirms that there is No Right to a Painless Death

On 1st April, a 5-4 majority of the United States Supreme Court reiterated that while the Eighth Amendment of the ...
When does a person have an intellectual disability? The insights of the US Supreme Court

When does a person have an intellectual disability? The insights of the US Supreme Court

A death sentence against a convict with an intellectual disability (ID) would violate the Eighth Amendment’s ...
The Supreme Court of the United States denies absolute immunity to the International Finance Corporation in human rights case

The Supreme Court of the United States denies absolute immunity to the International Finance Corporation in human rights case

Last February 27th, a 7-1 majority of the United States Supreme Court held in Jam et al. v. International Finance ...
Madison v. Alabama: Chief Justice Roberts “Takes Back Control” of his Court

Madison v. Alabama: Chief Justice Roberts “Takes Back Control” of his Court

Last week, the US Supreme Court spared the life of Vernon Madison, at least temporarily, by remanding his case ...
Trump’s Invocation of Emergency Powers over Border Wall: Is It Legal?

Trump’s Invocation of Emergency Powers over Border Wall: Is It Legal?

In recent weeks, President Trump has sent signals that he is prepared to declare a national emergency in order to ...

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