A prominent academic expert on both same-sex marriage and full faith and credit weighs in.
Anti-discrimination law was pioneered by the political left. But, in recent years, conservatives have increasingly tried to use it for their own purposes.
My NBC News Article on Today's Supreme Court Ruling Barring Discrimination Against Religious Schools in Maine School Choice Program
The decision is an important victory for both the principle of nondiscrimination and parents and students seeking better educational opportunities.
Critics are right to point out that some Western nations are treating Ukrainian refugees better than those fleeing similar horrific situations elsewhere. But the right way to address the problem is to increase openness to other refugees, not exclude Ukrainians.
In a forceful concurring opinion, he argues the Supreme Court should overrule longstanding precedents denying many constitutional rights to residents of Puerto Rico and other "unincorporated" US territories. Gorsuch is absolutely right. But he would do well to cast the same critical gaze on the very similar precedents that exempt immigration restrictions from normal constitutional scrutiny.
Department of Education Prepares Rules Prohibiting School Discrimination Against Gay and Trans Students
It’s about a lot more than transgender girls’ participation in sports under Title IX, but expect that controversy to dominate the discussion.
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Nearly 90 gag-order bills would ban schools from teaching the grisly particulars of American history. This activist is fighting against the censorship and for school choice.
H.B. 2802 would expand discrimination protections but would carve out religious institutions.
Whole Foods Fight Over Black Lives Matter Masks Pits National Labor Relations Board Against Free Speech
Should Whole Foods be allowed to stop staff from wearing Black Lives Matter masks on the job?
The Inconvenient Minority author and head of Color Us United says it's time for the country to become truly colorblind.
Forget Robin DiAngelo, Ibram X. Kendi, and The 1619 Project. Start with ending the drug war, says the Columbia University linguist.
The government argues that the company is violating the ADA by charging wait fees to disabled customers who take longer to board vehicles.
A federal judge concluded that the Texas governor's ban on mask mandates illegally discriminated against students with disabilities.
Justices have mostly demurred on the question of whether anti-discrimination laws trump religious freedom.
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The Biden Administration Seems To Think Every Public School Is Legally Obligated To Require That Students Wear Face Masks
The secretary of education argues that federal law makes the CDC's COVID-19 guidelines for schools mandatory.
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Chloe Valdary's Theory of Enchantment program uses Kendrick Lamar, Cheryl Strayed, and The Lion King to ease workplace racial tensions.
Culture war bills signed into law in Arkansas, West Virginia, and Tennessee run afoul of Constitution, federal law.
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No justices disagreed, but Alito, Gorsuch, and Thomas object that the majority is sidestepping a debate over when laws can overrule religious beliefs.
The university abruptly shut down dozens of classes over an unfounded claim that a white student was taunted.
The article shows how the left and right-wing versions of hostility to Asians have much in common.
Important New Lawsuit Challenges Attempted Racial Balancing at Prominent Selective Virginia Public High School
The case could set an important precedent because it addresses facially neutral attempts at racial balancing, and because the school in question is currently over 70% Asian-American, and new policy seeks to reduce that percentage.
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Among other parallels, both restrict liberty and opportunity based on arbitrary circumstances of birth.
New Justice Amy Coney Barrett expresses concerns about wider implications of antidiscrimination policies.
"The Court cannot punish or hold Defendants liable merely for publishing a summary of Plaintiff's disciplinary action and their commentary about that decision."
The settlement is subject to federal court approval.
Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito worry about the future of religious freedom. That’s not the same as a call to overturn the decision.
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Trump's Bizarre Twitter Attack on Obama-Era Fair Housing Regs Reveals an Administration at War With Itself
The president's criticism of the 2015 AFFH rule is an implicit attack on his own housing reforms.
The decision is an important victory against government discrimination on the basis of religion.
British universities thought they'd found the formula that would roll back discrimination. Instead, the pay gap widened.
The Equality Act would significantly expand government power and it also threatens religious freedom.
Textualism and Purposivism in Today's Supreme Court Decision on Discrimination Against Gays, Lesbians, and Transsexuals
The decision in Bostock v. Clayton County is well-justified from the standpoint of textualism (a theory associated with conservatives), but less clearly so from the standpoint of purposivism (often associated with liberals).
Justice Neil Gorsuch's majority decision offers a textualist argument for the ruling.