The Department of Justice has filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down California’s ban on same-sex marriage, arguing that it violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause. … read more »
Lifting the military’s official ban on women in combat had been high on the agenda of many women’s advocacy groups, says Martha Davis, women’s rights expert and professor of law.
A panel discussion among Northeastern professors examined the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the bulk of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Students in professor Martha Davis’ Constitutional Law class brought current events into the classroom, arguing the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act in a simulated court proceeding on Tuesday.
Ford Foundation supports work by the law school’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy in connecting scholars and activists
Law professor Martha Davis’ “Bringing Human Rights Home,” a history of human rights in the United States from the 1920s to the 1970s, recently won an Outstanding Book Award.
(with Johanna Kalb) Indiana Law Journal Supplement 1 (2011)
(with Emily Abraham) 45 Clearinghouse Review 243 (Sept.-Oct. 2011)
14 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change 363 (2011)