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The Ghost of Chae Chan Ping

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A Chinese-exclusion case from the 1880s set a precedent that haunts the legal fight over Trump’s travel ban.
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Perspective | Yes, there is a right to discriminate

Perspective | Yes, there is a right to discriminate | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
But the political branches, not the courts, should be determining its contours.
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He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He’s Taking On Harvard.

He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He’s Taking On Harvard. | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Edward Blum, who has orchestrated more than two dozen lawsuits challenging racial preference laws, is now fighting affirmative action in the Ivies.
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Court upholds ruling for Miss. anti-LGBT law — but there's stinging dissent

Court upholds ruling for Miss. anti-LGBT law — but there's stinging dissent | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
A court announced it won't reconsider a ruling upholding a "religious freedom" anti-LGBT law in Mississippi — although one judge penned a stinging dissent.
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The NFL Protests May Be Unpopular Now, But That Doesn’t Mean They’ll End That Way

The NFL Protests May Be Unpopular Now, But That Doesn’t Mean They’ll End That Way | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Civil rights protests, almost by definition, begin as unpopular.
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Cake Is His ‘Art.’ So Can He Deny One to a Gay Couple?

Cake Is His ‘Art.’ So Can He Deny One to a Gay Couple? | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
A Colorado case that pits a gay couple against a baker who refused to serve them will mostly center on the protections of free speech.
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Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago

Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
How 100 top U.S. schools compare.
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Constitutional Law Prof Blog: Lawsuits Filed Against Transgender Troop Ban

Constitutional Law Prof Blog: Lawsuits Filed Against Transgender Troop Ban | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
 Late Friday August 25, President Trump issued a Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Homeland Security through the Office of the Press Secretary directing the halt of accession of transgender individuals into the military and the halt of all resources "to fund sex-reassignment surgical procedures for military personnel, except to the extent necessary to protect the health of an individual who has already begun a course of treatment to reassign his or her sex."  By Monday, there were at least three lawsuits challenging the action on constitutional grounds.
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Trump directs Pentagon to implement ban on transgender service members, bans sex-reassignment surgery

Trump directs Pentagon to implement ban on transgender service members, bans sex-reassignment surgery | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
The memorandum does not address the fate of transgender people currently serving.
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Killings of Blacks by Whites Are Far More Likely to Be Ruled ‘Justifiable’

Killings of Blacks by Whites Are Far More Likely to Be Ruled ‘Justifiable’ | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Those killings are eight times as likely as others to involve no criminal sanction, based on a review of police data.
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Sessions’s move to take on affirmative action energizes Trump’s base

Sessions’s move to take on affirmative action energizes Trump’s base | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Civil rights groups lash out at administration for “hostility” to equal opportunities.
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Gay Rights Groups Seek One More Win From Justice Kennedy

Gay Rights Groups Seek One More Win From Justice Kennedy | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
With Justice Anthony M. Kennedy rumored to be considering retirement, groups want the Supreme Court to take up an employment discrimination challenge before he leaves.
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Supreme Court sends Virginia transgender case back to lower court

Supreme Court sends Virginia transgender case back to lower court | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
The justices asked the appeals court to hear the case again, following the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw previous federal guidance on transgender student use of public school bathrooms.
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The Gay Wedding Cake Case Isn’t About Free Speech

The Gay Wedding Cake Case Isn’t About Free Speech | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
The inconvenient facts of Masterpiece Cakeshop
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Fighting Gay Rights and Abortion With the First Amendment

Fighting Gay Rights and Abortion With the First Amendment | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Alliance Defending Freedom has had some notable victories. Now it hopes to persuade the Supreme Court to blunt the sweep of its ruling enshrining same-sex marriage into law.
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She said her boss raped her in a bank vault. Her sexual harassment case would make legal history.

She said her boss raped her in a bank vault. Her sexual harassment case would make legal history. | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
In 1986, Mechelle Vinson, a former bank teller, won a landmark sexual harassment case at the U.S. Supreme Court that helped redefine the workplace for women.
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Gerrymandering Is On Trial

Gerrymandering Is On Trial | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
This term, the Supreme Court is hearing a case that could reshape how our democracy works.
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Court: Texas can enforce more of 'sanctuary cities' law

Court: Texas can enforce more of 'sanctuary cities' law | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Texas for now can require law enforcement to honor federal immigration requests to detain people in local jails for possible deportation under a new “sanctuary cities” law supported by the Trump administration, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.
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Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88

Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88 | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Ms. Windsor’s case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and granted same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time.
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In major Supreme Court case, Justice Dept. sides with baker who refused to make wedding cake for gay couple

In major Supreme Court case, Justice Dept. sides with baker who refused to make wedding cake for gay couple | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
The DOJ’s decision to support Phillips is the latest in a series of steps the Trump administration has taken to rescind Obama administration positions favorable to gay rights and to advance new policies on the issue.
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Constitutional Law Prof Blog: District Judge Finds Arizona Anti-Ethnic Studies Law Violates Fourteenth and First Amendments

Constitutional Law Prof Blog: District Judge Finds Arizona Anti-Ethnic Studies Law Violates Fourteenth and First Amendments | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
 Given the previous rulings and Judge Tashima's extensive findings of fact including on credibility, the ruling that the enforcement of the statute is unconstitutional may be the final chapter in the lengthy saga of Arizona's anti-ethnic studies statute.
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Why Transgender Service Members Will Win in Court

Why Transgender Service Members Will Win in Court | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Even if the president makes good on his tweets and directs Secretary Mattis to revise departmental policy to ban transgender service-members, he may not succeed in the courts.
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Affirmative Action Battle Has a New Focus: Asian-Americans

Affirmative Action Battle Has a New Focus: Asian-Americans | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
A lawsuit against Harvard raises the issue of whether there has been discrimination against Asian-Americans in the name of creating a diverse student body.
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Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions

Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities deemed to have discriminated against whites, a document says.
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Pumping Life Into the Equal Rights Amendment

Pumping Life Into the Equal Rights Amendment | The Law & Politics of Civil Rights | Scoop.it
Nevada’s endorsement of the E.R.A. gives supporters of the long-fought-over amendment an encouraging sign.
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