Section Newsletter Articles on Human Rights
Thoughts on Senate Bill 1070
, August 2011
According to author Scott Turner, "...if this bill is examined in a subjective way, one can see that the motivations behind Senate Bill 1070 have very little to do with race."
The Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index
Diversity Leadership Council
, June 2011
Since 2002, through the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the Human Rights Campaign has surveyed major businesses, including law firms, to benchmark important employer benefits and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and their families.
Program on Dual Nationals
International and Immigration Law
, April 2011
Check out the April 20th program that will feature a panel of three attorneys to discuss, “Dual Nationals and Deemed Exports: Legal Perspectives on Compliance, Immigration and HR Issues.”
Reorganization will strengthen the ISBA’s diversity efforts
, February 2010
You may not have heard any hammers or saws, but the ISBA recently completed a major renovation of its diversity-related committees and sections councils—a renovation that is already seeing substantial dividends in terms of greater efficiency and collaborative creativity.
Pregnant inmates suffer human rights violations
, September 2009
Pregnant women in prison need better access standard health care, reasonable bodily movement and freedom from shackles and restraints during transport to the hospital, labor and delivery.
Supreme Court broadens law enforcement investigatory powers
Local Government Law
, March 2009
In an historical decision rendered on January 26, 2009, the United States Supreme Court in Arizona v. Johnson, unanimously upheld the authority of the police to “stop and frisk” a passenger detained pursuant to a valid traffic stop, when the officer reasonably suspects that the person is armed and dangerous but does not suspect criminal activity.
John Yoo and the Problem of Constitutional Evil
, June 2008
Having just excerpted the Yoo memo for Gillman, Graber, and Whittington, American Constitutionalism (forthcoming, 2010), let me suggest that the claims are constitutionally plausible or as plausible as most of what I read when I read legal materials.
Pre-conviction DNA gathering
, June 2008
The FBI has proposed taking tissue samples of all persons arrested by the FBI for submission to the FBI’s DNA database.
Guantánamo in the Supreme Court … Again
, April 2008
Boumediene v. Bush is the latest of the Guantánamo detainee cases to make it to our nation’s highest court, and it will be the third time that the Justices take a metaphorical tour of Guantánamo in order to sort out some fundamental issues concerning our country’s dedication to the rule of law in the age of terror.
Note on ACLU v. NSA 438 F. Supp. 2d 754 (E.D. Mich. 2006)
, November 2006
On August 17, 2006, Senior Judge Anna Diggs Taylor of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan issued a decision in American Civil Liberties Union et al (ACLU) v. National Security Agency et al (NSA). Decisions by federal district courts are only occasionally of sufficient importance to get noticed by the national press. This decision is clearly one of them.