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30 Mar 2012, 3:21 pm by Suzanne Ito
Every day is a day to celebrate James Esseks, director of the ACLU's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and AIDS Project. [read post]
9 Oct 2020, 5:45 pm by Howard Bashman
“The next big case on LGBTQ rights is already before the Supreme Court”: James Esseks has this essay online at The Washington Post. [read post]
14 Feb 2011, 6:58 pm by Sam Ritchie, ACLU
Just a few weeks after a fantastic piece outlining the struggle for marriage rights – and quoting the ACLU LGBT Project’s very own James Esseks – the New York Times today published an editorial in support of our challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, Windsor v. [read post]
22 Sep 2007, 2:49 pm
  But the ACLU Project has ventured into the fray with an amicus brief authored by project director and attorneys Matt Coles, James Esseks and Ken Choe. [read post]
Watch this video of my colleague James Esseks, head of the ACLU's LGBT Project, as he speaks about the ACLU's commitment to fighting DADT: Please note that by playing this clip You Tube and Google will place a long-term cookie on your computer. [read post]
26 Jun 2013, 10:45 am by Michelle O'Neil
James Esseks , Director of ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project interpreted it this way: • “The core provision of DOMA required the federal government to treat the marriages of same-sex couples one way (as though they had never happened) and the marriages of straight couples a different way (respecting their validity in 1,138 federal contexts). [read post]
11 Aug 2017, 4:26 am by SHG
If the ACLU, and James Esseks, can’t persuade their own staff lawyer that the principle is worthy of defense, then it speaks to what’s become of principle in the Age of Emotion. [read post]
13 Feb 2012, 10:52 am by Suzanne Ito, ACLU
In a statement released after the bill passed the House, James Esseks, director of the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Project, said: "Washingtonians should be proud of their legislature and their governor for standing on the right side of history by securing fairness and dignity for all families. [read post]
19 Apr 2011, 2:03 pm by Suzanne Ito, ACLU
NPR featured our video on their website , accompanied by an interview that featured the LBGT Project's James Esseks (one of Edie’s lawyers). [read post]
14 Oct 2020, 5:00 am by James Romoser
Other Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web: The art of the dodge: Amy Coney Barrett’s 11 hours in the Senate hot seat (Joan Biskupic, CNN) 5 takeaways from Day 2 of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court hearing (Amber Phillips, The Washington Post) The next big case on LGBTQ rights is already before the Supreme Court (James Esseks, The Washington Post) Amy Coney Barrett Explained Why She Doesn’t Care About Preexisting Conditions (Jeremy Stahl,… [read post]
29 Apr 2010, 7:49 pm by John Culhane
James Esseks, who is Director of the ACLU’s LGBT and AIDS Project, summarized his work on challenging foster and adoption bans in Florida and Arkansas, and noted that it’s important to win these cases on constitutional grounds so that other legislatures don’t get the idea that these kinds of pernicious laws can work. [read post]
26 Aug 2014, 7:01 am by By Chase Strangio, Staff Attorney, ACLU
Ken Falk of the ACLU of Indiana and Camilla Taylor of Lambda Legal will be arguing for the plaintiffs in the Indiana cases while James Esseks, director of the ACLU's LGBT & AIDS Project, will be arguing for the plaintiffs in the Wisconsin one. [read post]
4 Feb 2011, 1:29 pm by Sam Ritchie, ACLU
Recently, James Esseks, Director of the ACLU’s LGBT Project, gave a presentation where he compared our current relationship recognition map to the way the same map would have looked in 2000 and 2005. [read post]
30 Mar 2018, 8:15 am
We sat down with three lawyers from our LGBT & HIV Project — Josh Block, Chase Strangio, and James Esseks — to break it down. [read post]
16 Aug 2016, 7:30 am
The local lawyers were joined by attorneys from national advocacy groups, including the ACLU’s James Esseks, who had already a hand in winning another monumental gay rights case in 2013 that broadened the federal definition of marriage to include same-sex couples. [read post]
25 Jun 2014, 2:04 pm
She would like to give a shout out and her gratitude to her legal team including: James Esseks from the ACLU, Roberta Kaplan, litigation partner at Paul, Weiss, et al, Pamela Karlan of the Stanford Law School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic and Donna Lieberman of the New York Civil Liberties Union. [read post]
As James Esseks, Director of the ACLU's LGBT Project, said, "For the first time, a federal court has conducted a trial and found that there is absolutely no reason to deny same-sex couples the fairness and dignity of marriage. [read post]
24 Mar 2008, 3:07 pm
" Ken Choe and James Esseks of the ACLU's national LGBT Rights Project represented Hadaway on appeal, with assistance from local cooperating attorneys Dan Bloom in Atlanta and Amy Waggoner in Alpharetta, Georgia. [read post]
5 Dec 2017, 1:44 pm by Mark Walsh
The American Civil Liberties Union, which represents Craig and Mullins, has a strong presence here today, with legal director David Cole to argue part of the case, ACLU lawyers such as James Esseks and Louise Melling in the bar section, and retired legal director Steven Shapiro in the public gallery. [read post]