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Justice Kennedy’s Mixed Environmental Legacy Turns Tragic

Justice Kennedy’s Mixed Environmental Legacy Turns Tragic

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, a 1988 Reagan appointee, will leave behind a mixed environmental law ...
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Human Rights Legacy: Introduction to the Blog Series

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Human Rights Legacy: Introduction to the Blog Series

Anthony McLeod Kennedy, born on January 23, 1936, to Irish Catholic parents, announced his retirement on June 27, ...
July 4, 2018 – A New Independence Day

July 4, 2018 – A New Independence Day

In the United States, the Fourth of July is celebrated as Independence Day. Someday history books may celebrate ...
Legal Actions Against Mountain Valley Pipeline Underscore Grassroots Activism’s Importance

Legal Actions Against Mountain Valley Pipeline Underscore Grassroots Activism’s Importance

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is a 303-mile U.S. interstate project currently under construction that would ...
A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?   

A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?  

Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 584 U.S. (2018), the U.S. Supreme Court’s ...
Trump, “Zero Tolerance,” and the Separation of Families

Trump, “Zero Tolerance,” and the Separation of Families

On June 20, in the wake of public outcry, President Donald Trump issued an executive order intended to end the ...
Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the Future of Women’s Reproductive Rights

Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the Future of Women’s Reproductive Rights

President Trump recently named Justice Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee. Although the nomination ...
Are Christian bakers part of the wedding cakes they make; and what follows if they are?

Are Christian bakers part of the wedding cakes they make; and what follows if they are?

Is making a cake for a gay wedding the same as making a cake with an anti-gay message? This equivalence was drawn ...
Masterpiece Cakeshop and Discriminatory Intent

Masterpiece Cakeshop and Discriminatory Intent

On July 19, 2012, Charlie Craig and David Mullins visited Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Colorado, asking the ...
Cakes and the Conscience Wars

Cakes and the Conscience Wars

Last week, the U.K. Supreme Court heard argument in Lee v. Ashers Baking Company. The case involves a baker whose ...
Recent Trends in Climate Change Litigation: Colombia’s Amazon and Juliana v U.S   

Recent Trends in Climate Change Litigation: Colombia’s Amazon and Juliana v U.S   

On April 4, 2018, the Colombian Supreme Court handed down an important ruling (Tutela, a rights-based injunction) ...
U.N. Framework Principles on Human Rights and the Environment: A Catalyst for Grassroots-Centered U.S. Reform?

U.N. Framework Principles on Human Rights and the Environment: A Catalyst for Grassroots-Centered U.S. Reform?

John H. Knox, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, recently issued a final report to ...

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