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Cases 2017-08-25T20:48:51+00:00
2017-08-25T21:37:14+00:00

Donald J. Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. The case involves the Supreme Court’s review of a lower court ruling about the President’s Executive Order (EO) banning travel from countries posing a national security risk. The lower court, ignoring the plain meaning of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, said the EO violated the Clause because it was not motivated by a secular purpose (as evidenced by rhetoric uttered during the presidential campaign).

2017-08-25T21:36:49+00:00

Board of Education of Highland School v. Jane Doe

FEDERAL COURT OF APPEALS, SIXTH CIRCUIT. This case involves eleven-year-old Jane Doe, who is biologically a boy but, while a mere kindergartener, was labeled a transgendered girl. Jane Doe seeks to use the girl’s bathroom and changing room, and not the private unisex bathroom offered by the elementary school, or else Jane Doe threatens to imminently commit suicide.

2017-08-25T21:45:12+00:00

Gloucester County School Board v. G. G.

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. This case presents two questions concerning a letter issued by the Department of Education regarding transgender bathrooms and the agency’s opinion and interpretation of Title IX, (prohibiting discrimination based on sex), and of 34 C.F.R. § 106.33, (allowing schools to designate “separate toilet, locker rooms, and shower facilities” based on the sex of the students, faculty, and parents).

2017-09-29T15:51:00+00:00

April Deboer v. Rick Snyder (Obergefel v. Hodges)

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. This case is about the protection of a State’s right to define marriage as a union between a man and woman. The Sixth Circuit analyzed the constitutionality of marriage amendments passed by the vast majority of voters in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee, and decided not to overrule a decision reflecting the beliefs of approximately twenty-two million Americans in those states.

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