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Federal Appeals Court Issues Restrictions on Transgender Troops

A federal appeals court in Washington DC recently ruled that restrictions on transgender troops in the military is permitted to stand.

January 15th, 2019

A federal appeals court in Washington recently sided with the Trump administration in ruling that restrictions on transgender troops in the military is permitted to stand. Lower court judges had previously blocked Trump’s prohibition from taking effect while the case was appealed. Current Transgender Military Laws In 2017, president Trump announced extensive prohibitions against transgender Read More


Virginia Court Considers Transgender Name Change Request

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a transgender inmate at a Federal Correctional Complex has good cause to receive a name change.

January 4th, 2019

The Virginia Supreme Court recently ruled that a transgender inmate at the Federal Correctional Complex in Petersburg may be entitled to change her name to reflect her identity. In making its decision, the court held that the Petersburg Circuit Court had erred in denying the inmate’s application for a name change without considering the merits. Read More


Montana Court Strikes Down Tax Credit

The Montana Supreme Court recently struck down a tax credit for donations that fund scholarships for students at private schools.

January 1st, 2019

The Montana Supreme Court recently struck down a tax credit for donations that fund scholarships for students at private schools on the basis that these credits are a type of unconstitutional aid offered to attend religiously affiliated schools. In its decision, the court said that the $150 tax credit is designed to aid private schools Read More


Idaho Federal Court Makes Landmark Ruling for Transgender Inmate

A federal judge in Idaho recently held that the state must provide gender reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate who has lived as a woman for years.

December 28th, 2018

A federal judge in Idaho recently held that the state must provide gender reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate who has been living as a woman for some time but who is currently housed in a men’s prison. As a result of the decision, the inmate will become the first in Idaho to receive gender Read More


Alabama Passes Ordinance Protecting LGBTQ Individuals

Montevallo, Alabama passed an ordinance earlier this year protecting individuals on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

December 25th, 2018

  Earlier this year, Montevallo, Alabama passed an ordinance protecting individuals from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in relationship to housing, employment discrimination, and public accommodations. This is an historic event because Montevallo is only the second city in Alabama to pass an ordinance of this kind. Alabama is one Read More


Pope Francis and the First Amendment? The Delicate Balance Between Free Speech And The Expression Of Religious Beliefs

Pope Francis discussed the balance between free speech and the expression of religious beliefs of those in the public square.

December 21st, 2018

There are a few dominant religions that span multiple continents and have millions of believers worldwide.  Catholicism is one of them, and it has had a resurgence not only in newsworthy headlines but also in popularity due to the emergence of a strong, charismatic and compassionate leader.  Pope Francis I, previously known as Jorge Mario Read More


Man Sues Social Security Administration Over Denial of Benefits

A man recently announced legal action against the Social Security Administration for failure to pay survivor benefits after the death of his husband.

December 18th, 2018

A man in Tucson recently announced legal action against the Social Security Administration for failure to pay spousal survivor benefits after the death of his same sex partner. The man claimed that he would have married his deceased partner in the early 1970s if it had been legal to do so. Instead, the two men Read More


A Supreme Opinion: Constitutionality of Non-Religion

The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gave his thoughts on the constitutionality of religion during a 2016 speech, and much debate ensued.

December 14th, 2018

What happened when one of the most influential judicial individuals in the country started discussing his position on a topic that was not currently in front of his court? Aside from making several reporters very happy to have a good headline, much speculation began to circulate about the state of the law surrounding that topic. Read More


Department of Justice to Ask Supreme Court to Consider Military Transgender Ban

The Department of Justice announced plans to ask the US Supreme Court to review President Trump’s ban on military service for transgender individuals.

December 11th, 2018

In a recent court filing, the Department of Justice announced plans to ask the United States Supreme Court to review President Trump’s ban on military service for transgender individuals. The Department of Justice announced that it plans to file a request before the Supreme Court by November 23, which means that the justices would be Read More


Fliers Prohibited for White Student Group

Fliers were posted at the University of California Los Angeles promoting a “white student group" that is not affiliated with the college.

December 7th, 2018

After the 2016 election of Donald Trump, a handful of fliers were posted at the University of California Los Angeles promoting a “white student group,” which was a group that was not affiliated with the college. The fliers, several of which were found taped to buildings, listed a website, a Twitter account, and an e-mail Read More