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Title VII Protections Extended to Victims of Sexual-Orientation Discrimination

While the EEOC's recent ruling came out of a case involving a federal employee, its rationale would seemingly extend to employees of private companies as well.

Texas AG Vows to Protect Officials Refusing to Comply with Marriage Ruling

Religious objection battles over compliance with the Supreme Court decision are not likely to be confined to Texas.

Responsibilities When Arresting a Mentally Ill Suspect

What do police officers need to take into consideration?

Articles »

Challenging the No-Fly List: The Status of the Litigation after Five Years

By Cassandra Burke Robertson and Irina D. Manta

Plaintiffs continue to challenge the revised travel procedure on both substantive and procedural due process grounds.

Karsjens v. Jesson: Challenging the Un-Civil Commitment of Civil Rights

By Eric S. Janus and Jon Brandt

The key constitutional question is whether SOCC laws are legitimate civil commitment or merely punishment masquerading as civil commitment.

Population Predominance in Racial Gerrymandering

By O. Andrew F. Wilson

Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama provides the high court's latest statement on racial gerrymandering and offers new insight into the role of equal-population objectives in redistricting analysis.

Sound Advice »

audio A Review of Voting-Rights Cases in Ohio

By Dan Tokaji

Over the last decade, Ohio has had several large cases regarding voting rights. Professor Dan Tokaji outlines the key points of each case. (20:29 min)

audio Consequences of Criminal Convictions

By Grayson Yeargin

Grayson Yeargin explains the new and unfamiliar situations the convicted party may face. (17:13 min)

audio Transgender Protections Against Employment Discrimination—Part I, Part II

By Nancy Marcus

Nancy Marcus highlights three recent developments regarding transgender rights that may impact employment discrimination cases across the country. (10:10 and 11:08 min)

Roundtables »

audio Is More Gun Control the Answer?

A panel of experts sheds light on issues of public safety, individual rights, mental health, and other issues raised by gun violence. (1:01:58)

audio Voter-Suppression Issues in the 2012 Election

The 2012 electorate is abuzz with concern over sweeping voting laws in several states that have real potential to affect the outcome of the presidential election. (47:03)


Civil Right to Counsel Video

Learn more about the latest developments on the civil right to counsel movement and how you can get involved. Watch now.

Seeking Contributors and Subcommittee Chairs

The Civil Rights Litigation Committee is seeking authors and editors for its website. The Committee is also seeking members to serve as subcommittee chairs. Anyone interested in contributing or heading up one of our subcommittees should contact D. Grayson Yeargin.

Civil Rights Litigation Leadership

Cochairs Web Editor Newsletter Editor

D. Grayson Yeargin

Washington, D.C.

J. Dalton Courson

New Orleans, LA

Dorian Slaybod

Toledo, OH

Brandon Robb

New Orleans, LA