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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]
9 Jan 2015, 12:18 pm
You can listen to the oral argument in each of the same-sex marriage cases heard by the Fifth Circuit this morning. [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 9:16 am
Last night, on the eve of oral argument today in Kitchen v. [read post]
20 May 2016, 5:51 am by Dale Carpenter
With a convergence of inattentive writing and unquenchable zeal, the Republican Party of Texas recently suggested that most Texans are gay. [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]
17 Sep 2014, 4:32 pm
Last night, I posted briefly about Justice Ginsburg’s comments at the Unbiversity of Minnesota Law School on the subject of how soon the Court might take up the issue of same -sex marriage. [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]
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]
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]
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 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]