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15 Aug 2017, 9:08 pm by Dale Carpenter
At the height of the deadly racist mayhem last Saturday in Charlottesville, a so-called white nationalist named Preston Wiginton announced that he would hold a “White Lives Matter” rally on September 11 on the grounds of Texas A & M, a public university in College Station. [read post]
7 Aug 2014, 4:16 pm
Yesterday the Sixth Circuit heard three straight hours of oral argument in challenges to four states’ marriage or marriage-recognition laws brought by same-sex couples. [read post]
12 Oct 2020, 11:29 am by Dale Carpenter
[In a constitutional case, should a justice ever stand by a clearly erroneous precedent?] [read post]
6 Jun 2014, 4:44 pm
Today Wisconsin District Court Judge Barbara Crabb struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages. [read post]
7 Oct 2014, 1:35 pm
Judge Reinhardt wrote the opinion for a unanimous panel, applying heightened scrutiny to sexual-orientation discrimination. [read post]
10 May 2015, 11:02 am
Three years ago, against the strong consensus of social scientists and professional child-welfare groups, University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus concluded that children of gay parents fare worse than children raised by married opposite-sex parents. [read post]
12 Jul 2014, 3:57 pm
In the past couple of weeks, a handful of what might be called politically liberal or progressive scholars have (sort of) defended the Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby. [read post]
30 Mar 2015, 10:57 am
Supporters of the new Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act argue that it is substantially modeled on the 20-year-old federal RFRA and on the many other state mini-RFRAs that have not been used to erode civil rights. [read post]
3 Nov 2015, 10:26 pm by Dale Carpenter
On Tuesday afternoon an Israeli academic was shouted down by about two dozen protesters as he tried to begin a lecture before about 100 students and faculty at the University of Minnesota. [read post]
31 Jul 2014, 10:44 pm
The Justices are publicly unburdening themselves on major issues before the Court with much greater frequency and candor in recent years. [read post]
4 Nov 2015, 8:04 pm by Dale Carpenter
Responding to an incident in which an Israeli professor was shouted down while trying to deliver an invited guest lecture, University of Minnesota Law School Dean David Wippman issued the following statement today: Yesterday, the Law School hosted Professor Moshe Halbertal, a well known, widely respected expert on ethics and the law of war, for the annual Dewey Lecture on law and philosophy. [read post]
8 Oct 2014, 8:56 am
For the past couple of days, SCOTUSblog has been hosting an online symposium on the denial of seven certiorari petitions dealing with same-sex marriage. [read post]
9 Oct 2019, 9:11 am by Dale Carpenter
[At oral argument yesterday, Judge Richard Posner took heat from all sides] Former Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner made a surprise appearance at oral argument in the Supreme Court yesterday. [read post]
3 May 2016, 8:22 am by Dale Carpenter
The top committee representing faculty at the University of Minnesota has unanimously advanced for further consideration a series of strong recommendations for protecting speech on campus. [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 9:16 am
Last night, on the eve of oral argument today in Kitchen v. [read post]
22 Apr 2014, 11:28 am
Today, in a public statement appearing on Real Clear Politics, I joined 57 other supporters of same-sex marriage to urge tolerance of divergent views on the issue. [read post]
11 Mar 2016, 9:05 am by Dale Carpenter
Yesterday, by a 7-2 vote, the University of Minnesota’s top faculty committee voted to “provisionally support” a strong statement backing the freedom of speech on campus as the University’s “paramount value”–more important than even the university’s commitment to creating a “climate” conducive to equity and diversity. [read post]
16 Jul 2015, 8:20 pm
The Supreme Court may not think bans on gay marriage are sex discrimination, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission thinks anti-gay discrimination in the workplace is. [read post]