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Resisting the Legal Assault on Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Students

Resisting the Legal Assault on Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Students

Since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v Hodges striking down same-sex marriage bans across the United States, conservative States and localities—perhaps motivated by the politics of resentment stemming...
Achieving Disability Justice After Dobbs

Achieving Disability Justice After Dobbs

Image description: Abortion badges of different colours, with slogans reading ‘March for abortion rights’ and ‘Women’s right to choose’. The fragility of reproductive rights in the United States has never...
Dobbs Employs Narrow Framing to Narrow Fundamental Rights

Dobbs Employs Narrow Framing to Narrow Fundamental Rights

Image description: A picture of the front entrance of the US Supreme Court building, which has ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ carved into it. Dobbs holds that the Fourteenth Amendment does...
West Virginia v EPA: Thwarting Robust Legal Reasoning

West Virginia v EPA: Thwarting Robust Legal Reasoning

Image description: Coat of arms of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In West Virginia v Environmental Protection Agency (30 June 2022), a six-person majority of the US Supreme Court...
LGBTQ Liberty After the Fall of Roe v Wade

LGBTQ Liberty After the Fall of Roe v Wade

Image Description: Protests in California for marriage equality. Many people are carrying boards saying “we all deserve the freedom to marry”. The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution...
Limiting Women’s Rights Using 19th-Century Standards

Limiting Women’s Rights Using 19th-Century Standards

Image description: Protesters outside the Supreme Court defending the right to abortion following the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. (A longer version...
Dobbs and Dignity

Dobbs and Dignity

Image description: A board with the sign ‘Bans Off Our Bodies”. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that there is no constitutional right to abortion in Dobbs v Jackson...
The End of Roe and Casey: A Human Rights Perspective

The End of Roe and Casey: A Human Rights Perspective

Image description: Protesters before the US Supreme Court with boards reading ‘Keep Abortion Legal’ and the ‘Burden is Undue’. On Friday, June 24, 2022, in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health...
“That’s the Key Question: Institutional Responsibility for Inequality (Episode 4)

“That’s the Key Question: Institutional Responsibility for Inequality (Episode 4)

Human rights experts reveal how we could reform equality law to make sure it protects the most vulnerable in times of crisis. This is the last episode of a four-part...
Shinn v Martinez Ramirez: Making a Mockery of the Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel

Shinn v Martinez Ramirez: Making a Mockery of the Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel

Image description: Lawyer addresses jury in a US courtroom. Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that federal courts cannot consider evidence of ineffective trial lawyering if...
Nuclear Threats Prevent South Korea from Ratifying the Abolition of Forced Labour Convention

Nuclear Threats Prevent South Korea from Ratifying the Abolition of Forced Labour Convention

Image description: Members of the South Korean army marching in formation Last month, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) fundamental Forced Labour Convention 29 of 1932 went into effect in the...
Twitter, Elon Musk, and “Free Speech”

Twitter, Elon Musk, and “Free Speech”

Image Description: Elon Musk giving a speech. Last week, a large company was acquired by a very rich man, and depending on who you ask, this is either the end...

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