New Jersey Marriage Equality Advocates Are Heading Back to Court

By: Monday July 1, 2013 7:15 pm

Advocates for same-sex marriage in New Jersey are heading back to court on Wednesday in an effort to invalidate New Jersey’s discriminatory heterosexuals-only marriage law.

New Jersey doesn’t allow same-sex couples to marry, but rather shunts them into civil unions.

 

New Jersey Marriage Equality Advocates Are Heading Back to Court

By: Monday July 1, 2013 9:25 am

Advocates for same-sex marriage in New Jersey are heading back to court on Wednesday in an effort to invalidate New Jersey’s discriminatory heterosexuals-only marriage law.

Illinois Legislature Demonstrates How Politically Not-Powerful Gays Are

By: Friday May 31, 2013 6:23 pm

This evening the Illinois state House ended the year’s legislative session without calling the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act (SB 10) to a vote. The next time that the marriage equality bill could be considered will be this November.

NOM’s Attack on Iowa Supreme Court Hasn’t Thwarted Justice

By: Friday May 3, 2013 3:00 pm

Today the Iowa Supreme Court released an order requiring “the Iowa Department of Public Health to list as a parent on a child’s birth certificate the nonbirthing spouse in a lesbian marriage when the child was born to one of the spouses during the couple’s marriage”.

Federal Appeals Court to Family Policy Institute of Washington: Obey the Donor Disclosure Laws

By: Friday December 30, 2011 11:13 am

They want to lurk in the shadows and attack LGBT families in secret, but the Constitution penned by our Founding Fathers and the laws passed under its authority mandate sunshine.

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Block Release of Washington State R-71 Petitions

By: Tuesday November 22, 2011 1:40 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request by Protect Marriage Washington that the state be blocked from releasing further copies of Referendum 71 petitions while PMW appeals an earlier Federal District Court decision that ordered their release.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jonathan Hafetz, Habeas Corpus after 9/11: Confronting America’s New Global Detention System

By: Sunday July 10, 2011 1:59 pm

Just a few years ago, the national debate over the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, indefinite detention, secret renditions and other legal elements of the Bush Administration’s “War on Terror” happened openly in American courtrooms and in the daily newspapers. Increasingly, those debates have receded into the rearview mirror as we content ourselves with the illusion that these issues are no longer urgent, or no longer affect us. In his thoughtful new book, Habeas Corpus After 9/11, Professor Jonathan Hafetz of Seton Hall University School of Law, reminds us that these and other legal innovations in the War on Terror are neither resolved, nor isolated, nor benign. We are still living in the legal universe that was constructed on the fly after 9/11. We just don’t want to admit it.

The gavel takes a pounding

By: Tuesday October 5, 2010 1:30 am

I do believe we have a Judge of the Year candidate.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Philip Dray, There Is Power In A Union: The Epic Story of Labor In America

By: Saturday September 18, 2010 1:59 pm

When Philip Dray came by to discuss his book project on the entire sweep of American labor history, I thought he was out of his mind. I knew that he was an accomplished author who had written an award winning-book on lynchings (“At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America”).

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