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  • Obama administration escalates fight with Texas over voting

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration escalated its fight with Texas Republicans on Thursday over voting rights for minorities, as it urged judges to block a strict new voter-identification law that administration lawyers argue is discriminatory....
  • Head to head over marriage equality

    Two legal scholars battled over marriage equality during a debate at Orange Coast College on Thursday. Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, argued as a proponent of marriage equality. His opponent, John Eastman, former Chapman...
  • The sound of inevitability

    Given his track record on marital fidelity, former President Bill Clinton is not the person I would consult about "committed, loving relationships." Clinton used those words in a Washington Post op-ed last week, urging the Supreme Court to overturn the...
  • Supreme Court's decisions rattle its credibility

    The Supreme Court's mixed bag of decisions in the session's final days, particularly on voting rights and same-sex marriage, seized the nation's headlines but did little to bolster its own clarity or credibility. Interested non-lawyers were left...
  • Scalia’s phony-baloney ‘argle bargle’ complaint

     
    Friday's print column In his delightfully dyspeptic dissent to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a key portion of the Defense of Marriage Act announced Wednesday, Justice Antonin Scalia (right) referred to the “legalistic argle-...
  • 'Diversity' means more than race

     'Diversity' means more than race
    When the Supreme Court decided to send its latest hot potato of an affirmative action case back to a lower court for further review, civil rights veteran Julian Bond gave me a two-word reaction: "They punted." Translation for non-sports fans: They...
  • Voting Rights Act is still vital

    There is no denying that this nation has come a mighty long way since Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala., in 1965, when marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, seeking the right to vote, were attacked by police and one of them, John Lewis, almost lost his life....
  • Legal experts disagree over petition to stop same-sex marriages

    UC Davis law professor Vikram Amar said the chance of the Supreme Court intervening to stop same-sex marriages in California was “pretty low” after backers of Proposition 8 filed an emergency petition Saturday with the court calling for a halt...
  • Nationalized gay marriage is a step away

     Nationalized gay marriage is a step away
    Under the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriages even in states that have legalized it. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled DOMA unconstitutional. There are two possible grounds, distinct and in some ways...
  • Prop. 8 backers make emergency effort to block same-sex marriages

    Prop. 8 backers make emergency effort to block same-sex marriages
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Backers of Proposition 8 made another attempt Saturday to stop gay marriage in California even as ceremonies were occurring throughout the day here. ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of Proposition 8, filed an emergency petition to the U.S....
  • Pride parade, weddings go on in San Francisco as ruling stands

    Pride parade, weddings go on in San Francisco as ruling stands
    SAN FRANCISCO — Finnlandia McGowan, 58, awoke before sunrise in her San Rafael home on Sunday morning and drove into San Francisco. It was her first time attending a gay pride parade in the city, and she wanted the right spot. Wearing a white...