Articles Tagged with civil rights

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Gladwell’s podcasts (now in their 2nd season) are entertaining, enlightening, and law-full (i.e. full of legal history, stories, and “well, that was seriously interesting!” moments).

Don’t be lead astray by podcast episode titles; each episode’s story really will Revise your Assumptions of the meaning of stories you think you know well.

Visit the Revisionist History website.

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The Oregonian has posted the Oregon  Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability report to the Oregon Supreme Court on Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day.

You can find the report’s link at their 1/25/16 article:

“Judge Vance Day should be ousted from job, in part for refusing to marry gays, commission says,” by Aimee Green, Oregonian, January 25, 2016.

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Mia Macy, paralegal student, will be addressing the Portland, Oregon, PCC Cascade Campus at Moriarty Auditorium from 4 – 5:30pm on October 16, 2014.

She will talk about her experience in an administrative proceeding with the US DOJ regarding transgender rights under the Civil Rights Act. Her case resulted in an opinion finding that the Act protected such rights, and ultimately an executive order signed by President Obama on this issue.

Macy v. Holder, 2012 EEOC case: direct PDF or link to the case from the PCC Paralegal homepage

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And add these books to your reading list!

ABA Journal News: Help pick the winner of the 2014 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, by Allen Pusey

Excerpt: “The three finalists for the 2014 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction have been announced by the ABA Journal and the University of Alabama Law School, co-sponsors of the Harper Lee Prize. They are: Ronald H. Balson for Once We Were Brothers; John Grisham for Sycamore Row; and Elizabeth Strout for The Burgess Boys.

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Oregon Justice Resource Center

The Oregon Justice Resource Center assists with trial and appellate litigation on behalf of indigent, prisoner, and low-income clients in federal and state courts on a range of civil liberties and civil rights matters, including but not limited to the death penalty, immigrant rights, and unfair procedural barriers to the courts. Donate to the OJRC....” [Link to OJRC.]

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My law library now has a copy of the DVD (2 disks):
Alaska Bar Association: “Excerpt from 2011 Convention, Fairbanks, AK: The Balance Between Security & Civil Liberties in War Times,”
featuring UC-Berkely Law Professor John Yoo (former White House attorney under George W. Bush) and Steve Wax (Oregon Federal Public Defender)