No Gaiety Here: The Plight of Undocumented LGBT Youth in America

No Gaiety Here: The Plight of Undocumented LGBT Youth in America Eviana Englert Vermont Law School, J.D. Candidate 2015 E-mail: evianaenglert@vermontlaw.edu At least 267,000 undocumented Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) adults currently live in the United States.[1] This figure does not include those undocumented LGBT immigrants under the age of eighteen.[2] Placing these youth... Continue Reading →

Extending the Batson Challenge to Classifications Based on Sexual Orientation

Extending the Batson Challenge to Classifications Based on Sexual Orientation   By Haley Wester Schmidt, 3L – Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law     Traditionally in the process of jury selection a so-called “Batson challenge” is an objection to a peremptory strike made by opposing counsel based on a potential jurors race, gender, or... Continue Reading →

Bullying Legislation – Arizona

Bullying Legislation Bullying has become a nationwide problem and public health issue. Because of this, the majority of states are starting to take action by passing laws and amending current laws in order to help control and restrain bullying. However, there are currently no federal laws that directly address bullying.[1] Bullying can overlap with the... Continue Reading →

DOMA Fail

By Fatima Baddredine “Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.” Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“UDHR”), Article 16. In 1948, the United... Continue Reading →

Outing Hypocrisy

By Tim Koch There is currently a petition to amend ER 8.4, Rule 42, of the Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court to include the following language: “It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to knowingly manifest bias upon race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or socioeconomic status... Continue Reading →

Why Loving is Enough

by Timothy R. Koch, MDiv, PhD JD Candidate 2012 In 1967, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Virginia’s anti-miscegenation statute was unconstitutional; the poetically apt name of the case was Loving v. Virginia.[1]  The Court held: “The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly... Continue Reading →

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