Feb 3

Same-sex marriage, civil rights, and the legacy of Massive Resistance



Posted 2 months, 15 days ago.

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Abigail Perkiss from Kean University looks at similarities between a proposal in Oklahoma to ban marriages of all types in the state, as a way to block same-sex marriages, and tactics used to block desegregation in the 1950s.



Nov 25

Shelby County v. Holder and the memory of civil rights progress



Posted 4 months, 25 days ago.

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Abigail Perkiss from Kean University looks at the practical consequences of the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights decision earlier this year, about a month after the first elections were held since the Shelby County decision was announced.



Jul 12

Abraham Lincoln as constitutional radical: The 13th amendment



Posted 9 months, 11 days ago.

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Abigail Perkiss from Kean University looks the importance of the 13th amendment as launching perhaps the greatest legal, economic and social revolution the United States has ever seen



Jul 2

A look back at Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s court legacy



Posted 9 months, 21 days ago.

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Abigail Perkiss from Kean University looks at Sandra Day O’Connor’s time as a Justice on the eighth anniversary of her retirement announcement from the Supreme Court.



May 3

Quinnipiac settlement sheds light on Title IX compliance



Posted 11 months, 21 days ago.

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Abigial Perkiss looks at the end of a four-year battle over Quinnipiac University’s desire to replace three sports teams with cheerleaders, and what the settlement means for scholarships.