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10 Sep 2015, 8:38 pm
In Newsweek, Cato’s Walter Olson offers the most trenchant critique yet of the proposed First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), which is a newer and broader version of the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act introduced in 2013. [read post]
11 Nov 2014, 10:51 pm
Now that a critical part of the Affordable Care Act is before the Supreme Court in King v. [read post]
6 Nov 2014, 1:50 pm
By a 2-1 vote, with Judge Jeffrey Sutton writing the opinion, the Sixth Circuit has upheld state prohibitions on same-sex marriages in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee. [read post]
30 Jun 2014, 7:38 am
Here’s an excerpt from my review of the new book by Ted Olson and David Boies, in today’s New York Times: More dual memoir than history book, “Redeeming the Dream” takes us through the legal proceedings, dutifully summarizing briefs, oral arguments and decisions. [read post]
7 Jan 2015, 4:19 pm
On Friday, the Fifth Circuit will hear oral argument in three cases challenging bans on same-sex marriage, one each from Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. [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]
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]
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]
7 Oct 2014, 1:35 pm
Judge Reinhardt wrote the opinion for a unanimous panel, applying heightened scrutiny to sexual-orientation discrimination. [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]
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]
14 Apr 2014, 8:33 am
The Supreme Court’s decision from last summer striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, United States v. [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]
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]
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]
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]