Archive for January, 2012

The week ahead: January 30, 2012

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January 29, 2012

Monday, January 30 – Trial to begin anew in Orozco v. Attorney General of Belize, the challenge to that country's sodomy law.    

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The week ahead: January 23, 2012

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January 23, 2012

Wednesday, January 25 – Hearing on motion for summary judgment in Doe v. Jindal, in which the Center for Constitutional Rights is challenging the selective enforcement of Louisiana's sodomy law (yes, it's still on the books) in federal district court. Also January 25 – Opening brief due in Ninth Circuit in Doe v. Reed, the […]

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The week ahead: January 16, 2012

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January 16, 2012

Monday, January 16 – The newly-formed Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality is currently seeking submissions for its inaugural issue and symposium, “Whither Social Equality?” The issue and the symposium, to be held on March 30, 2012, in Bloomington, Indiana, will explore the current state of social equality thought from a variety of perspectives and address […]

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Supreme Court upholds ministerial exception to anti-discrimination laws

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January 11, 2012

In a unanimous but cabined decision, the Supreme Court today in Hosanna Tabor Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC upheld what is known as the "ministerial exception" to laws against employment discrimination. The case involved a teacher in a religious school, the bulk of whose time was spent in secular instruction. The Court identified several factors for […]

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A constitution that Rick Santorum would love

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January 9, 2012

Here's an example of constitutional law that Rick Santorum (and Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry) could get behind — from Hungary. At the beginning of this month, a new Hungarian constitution took effect, along with a new Family Protection Bill (which is ‘cardinal law’ that requires a two-thirds majority in parliament, like the constitution, in order […]

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The week ahead: January 9, 2012

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January 8, 2012

January 10 – Oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in FCC v Fox (No. 10-1293). The United States is appealing lower court rulings that the FCC's indecency restrictions on broadcast television and the Internet are unconstitutionally vague.  The communications at issue include images of nudity in a NYPD Blue episode and the use of phrases […]

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