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The legal right to abortion is generally associated it with Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the two major cases concerning the constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy. Less well known, but equally important, is Griswold v. Connecticut, a case that made it all the way to the Supreme Court and resulted in […]

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I am excited to write that this morning the Supreme Court of the United States announced two landmark decisions for marriage equality! Today marks the day that same-sex couples can once again get married in California and married same-sex couples across the country will have the same protections under federal law that every other married […]

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“The sad irony of today’s decision lies in its utter failure to grasp why the VRA has proven effective… With that belief, and the argument derived from it, history repeats itself.”                       -Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg dissents in Shelby County v. Holder   Today marks […]

Affirmative action is a tool that is often used to help create greater diversity in state institutions. Greater diversity has proven benefits for those in the minority as well as those in the majority. Last year a case brought by a white applicant to a state university challenging the use of race as a factor […]

With marriage equality being part of everyday discussions and debates all over the country, it was inevitable that the U.S. Supreme Court (also know as SCOTUS) would eventually have its say. Earlier this year the Court heard oral arguments for two cases, the decisions of which will change the marriage equality discussion forever. Both of […]