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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion of Equality

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion of Equality

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in September, the U.S. Supreme Court lost one of its last remaining champions of the least powerful members of American society. Justice Ginsburg’s deep...
The Early Years:  Ruth Bader Ginsburg Breaks the Cage [Blog Series on US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg]

The Early Years: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Breaks the Cage [Blog Series on US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg]

In 1972, the year I was born, a young law professor became the founding director of the ACLU Women’s Rights Project. Ruth Bader Ginsburg built the groundwork for modern feminist...
Introduction: The “Notorious R.B.G.” [Blog Series: The Legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg]

Introduction: The “Notorious R.B.G.” [Blog Series: The Legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg]

On September 18, 2020, the first evening of the Jewish New Year holiday, Rosh Hashanah, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. By “Jewish tradition, a person who...
On the grounds of sex’: SCOTUS brings sexual orientation within the ambit of Title VII

On the grounds of sex’: SCOTUS brings sexual orientation within the ambit of Title VII

On June 15 2020, the US Supreme Court decided in Bostock v. Clayton County that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act forbids termination of employees because of their...
The US ‘Snapback Sanctions’ on Iran Tantamount to Crimes Against Humanity

The US ‘Snapback Sanctions’ on Iran Tantamount to Crimes Against Humanity

In 2015, Iran agreed a long-term Nuclear Deal on its nuclear programme with the world powers known as the P5+1 – the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany. The...
Forced hysterectomies in detention: Immediate and long-term responses to ICE abuse needed

Forced hysterectomies in detention: Immediate and long-term responses to ICE abuse needed

On September 14, 2020, Project South and whistleblower Dawn Pooten filed a complaint with the US Department of Homeland Security alleging forced hysterectomies at an Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC),...
Schrems II: Data Privacy Triumphs Over Mass Surveillance

Schrems II: Data Privacy Triumphs Over Mass Surveillance

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its anticipated judgement in the Schrems case, invalidating the EU-US Privacy Shield which had been the mode of transferring data...
Black Women are Leading the Largest Social Movement in U.S. History—and Their Lives Matter Too

Black Women are Leading the Largest Social Movement in U.S. History—and Their Lives Matter Too

Two months after George Floyd was murdered by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, protests continue across the United States (U.S.). From large urban cities to small rural towns,...
Suing for Caste Discrimination in the US under the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Suing for Caste Discrimination in the US under the Civil Rights Act of 1964

On 30 June 2020, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (‘CDFEH’) filed a suit against Cisco before a United States District Court on grounds, inter alia, of engaging...
Federal Court Holds There Is a Fundamental Right to Education Under the U.S Constitution

Federal Court Holds There Is a Fundamental Right to Education Under the U.S Constitution

In a landmark decision issued last week in the Gary B. v. Whitmer case, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held there is a “fundamental right to...
Domestic Violence in the Age of Coronavirus:  Additional Reporting Barriers and Potential Immigration Consequences in the U.S.

Domestic Violence in the Age of Coronavirus: Additional Reporting Barriers and Potential Immigration Consequences in the U.S.

Increases in the incidence of domestic violence have been reported across the globe during the coronavirus outbreak, tied to the widespread institution of stay-at-home orders and spike in unemployment, among...
Use of Artificial Intelligence by the Judiciary in the Face of COVID-19

Use of Artificial Intelligence by the Judiciary in the Face of COVID-19

As one of the measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, courts in major parts of the world are delaying trials and temporarily closing doors. While the move...

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