Posts Tagged ‘discrimination’

Which State Has The Strictest Immigration Laws?

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Alabama recently passed new immigration law which are now the strictest in the country. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break down the new rules on immigration and the effect on the economy. The Young Turks on Current TV: The Largest Online New Show in the World. Google+: Facebook: Twitter: Support TYT […]

Forbidden Grounds: The Case Against Employment Discrimination Laws, Part 1

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Should employers have the freedom to hire the people they want? This is the controversial question of celebrated legal scholar Richard A. Epstein, professor of law at the University of Chicago and the Hoover Institution. That freedom was once taken for granted in America and inspired employers to create so many millions of jobs that […]

Larissa Behrendt Stop this Intervention – Indigenous Law Professor & Author Talks Sanity

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Accompanied by the sound of rain, Larissa Behrendt (of the Eualeyai/Kamillaroi) talks about the Intervention in the Northern Territory. The date is 20th June, 2009 – which marks the 2nd anniversary of the Australian government’s Emergency Response in the NT (2007). Larissa highlights the (il)legal dimension of the Intervention and the suspension of the Racial […]

Discrimination legal aid in Florida?

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

I have a friend who has been discriminated against on several occasions while shopping at stores. She is not able to afford a lawyer and the only aid she could get is for an attorney that will not pursue financial compensation even though in several cases it is more than due. Does anyone know where […]

Abolish Religious Exemptions from the Law? (Part 2)

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

UPDATE 6.28.10: The United States Supreme Court ruled against the Christian Legal Society (“CLS”) in the case Christian Legal Society v. Martinez. The Court noted that CLS was not seeking “parity with other [student] organizations, but a preferential exemption from [the Law School’s] policy.” Exactly right! Excellent decision. Here’s a link to the text of […]

Abolish Religious Exemptions from the Law? (Part 1)

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

In the United States and other countries, religious institutions have traditionally enjoyed a privileged position, ie, they have been granted exemptions from compliance with certain laws (including, without limitation, laws against discrimination in employment and laws requiring the payment of taxes). Is it appropriate or even useful for religion to have this privileged status? Links: […]