Articles From Kathryn E. Eisenhart

Meet the section council By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, June 2019 A spotlight on Kathryn E. Eisenhart, chair of the Human Rights Law Section Council.
Review of ‘Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law’ by Preet Bharara By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, June 2019 A review of Preet Bharara's book on justice based on his experiences as a U.S. attorney.
Chair’s column By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, March 2019 A note from the chair, Kathryn E. Eisenhart.
Comments from the chair By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, October 2018 A note from the chair, Kathryn E. Eisenhart.   
The Gertz Award By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, October 2018 The Human Rights Section Council will soon be seeking nominations for the Gertz Award.
Chair’s column By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, August 2018 Introductory comments by the Section on Human Rights Law chair, Kathryn E. Eisenhart.
Fourteenth Amendment: The world’s first human rights law By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, December 2017 The 150th anniversary of the adoption of the 14th Amendment gives us, as members of the bar, an opportunity to educate the people of Illinois on the amendment’s history and its everyday application in the laws and courts of this country.
Remarks from the Editor By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, September 2017 Editor Kathryn Eisenhart discusses current events related to sexual orientation and Title VII.
Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College: A noble decision that is legally incorrect By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, June 2017 The dissenting judges used three methods of analysis to challenge the majority's opinion. Using their argument, author Kathryn Eisenhart believes the court arrived at an incorrect conclusion as a matter of law.
Note from the Editor By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, March 2017 An update in the case of transgender high school student Gavin Grimm.
Justice denied By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, December 2016 Newsletter Editor Kathryn Eisenhart poses the question, "How does the denial of access to the courts affect human rights and what can I do about it?"
A short summary of Ortiz v. Werner Enterprises, Inc., 2016 WL 4411434 (7th Cir. 2016) By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Labor and Employment Law, December 2016 This opinion is important because it clarifies methods used to determine whether proscribed discrimination has led to adverse employment action.
A short summary of Ortiz v. Werner Enterprises, Inc., 2016 WL 4411434 (7th Cir. 2016) By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, October 2016 This opinion is important because it clarifies methods used to determine whether proscribed discrimination has led to adverse employment action.
Case summary: Blumenthal v. Brewer By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, September 2016 This case addresses the division of assets and property jointly owned by a same-sex couple.
Commentary on Blumenthal v. Brewer By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, September 2016 Newsletter Editor Kathryn Eisenhart shares her opinion on the court's decision.
From the editor By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, June 2016 Editor Kathryn Eisenhart provides summaries of the recent cases of G.G v. Cloucester County School Bd. and Rozsavolgyi v. City of Aurora.
Don’t go to federal court if you are claiming employment for sexual orientation By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, March 2016 There are more protected categories under the Illinois Human Rights Act.
Transgender: A legal issue By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, March 2016 A look at the current legal hurdles transgender individuals face.
From the editor By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, February 2016 A message from Editor Kathryn Eisenhart.
Nobel Peace Prize of 2015 By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, October 2015 Four Tunisian organizations comprising the National Dialogue Quartet have won the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize.
A note from the editors By Kathryn E. Eisenhart & Robert Heuer Human Rights, May 2015 An introduction to the issue from co-editors Kathryn Eisenhart and Robert Heuer.
Why the U.S. Supreme Court should rule states, not courts, should determine if same-sex marriage is a right within individual states By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, May 2015 If the U.S. Supreme Court determines that the federal courts have the last word on whether same-sex couples have the right to marry in any given state, then it is overruling the 2013 decision in U.S. v. Windsor.
Editorial: Is same-sex marriage headed to the Supreme Court? By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, January 2015 The Sixth Circuit has set the stage for the Supreme Court to determine whether prohibition of same-sex marriage is a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Militarization of American police By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, October 2014 American police have become increasingly militarized through federal programs providing both military weapons and military tactics training. But who is holding them accountable?
Human trafficking in the United States By Steffanie L. Adams & Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, March 2014 An in-depth look at this pervasive problem.
Some comments from Arizona By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, August 2011 Some thoughts about SB 1070 from author Kathryn Eisenhart.
Freedom for the thought we hate: A Biography of the First Amendment by Anthony Lewis By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, June 2008 It won’t take long to read this book. But I finished the book with a sense of the sweep and changes of freedom of expression and freedom of the press that is often lacking in the tomes often published about the topic.
Book review By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Bench and Bar, May 2008 The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, Jeffrey Toobin, Doubleday, 2007.  
Book review By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, April 2008 Jeffrey Toobin is a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1993 and is a senior legal analyst for CNN.
From the Chair By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, June 2007 This is my last “from the chair” column. This year has gone very quickly.

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