Monthly Archives: April 2013

Panel 3: The Future of Law and Policy

2:20 — Jacqui Bowman of Greater Boston Legal Services kicks off the final panel of the day with a picture of a day at GBLS. 2:24 — Bowman: GBLS makes difficult choices between serving people in dire circumstances, gives example of choosing to represent one battered woman seeking a divorce but not another because the…

Time for the ERA?

By Craig Auster One of the ways that the Obama administration has tried to engage the public is the “We the People” online petition tool.  On January 10th a petition was launched asking the White House to “fully engage in efforts to ratify the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).”  The petition needed to get 25,000 signatures…

Time for the ERA?

One of the ways that the Obama administration has tried to engage the public is the “We the People” online petition tool.  On January 10th a petition was launched asking the White House to “fully engage in efforts to ratify the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).”  The petition needed to get 25,000 signatures in a…

India’s Parliament Passes New Law on Sexual Offenses

Even as disturbing reports of alleged rapes continue to trickle in with alarming regularity, India’s Parliament recently passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013.  The notoriously inert legislative process received a shot in the arm when the brutal rape and murder of a student in Delhi in December 2012 engendered national protests.  A judicial committee headed…

India’s Parliament Passes New Law on Sexual Offenses

By Sushila Rao Even as disturbing reports of alleged rapes continue to trickle in with alarming regularity, India’s Parliament recently passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013.  The notoriously inert legislative process received a shot in the arm when the brutal rape and murder of a student in Delhi in December 2012 engendered national protests.  A judicial committee…

Will the Supreme Court strike down affirmative action?

Abigail Fisher claims she didn’t get into the University of Texas at Austin because of her skin color. Fisher’s lawyers argue the school violated her constitutional rights by taking race into account when it denied her admission. “There were people in my class with lower grades who weren’t in all the activities I was in,…

Old Paper by ThunderThemes.net