Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and retired federal judge Nancy Gertner discussed during last week’s Myra Kraft Open Classroom lecture the ramifications of the U.S. Supreme Court between 1953 and 1969, when Earl Warren served as chief justice.
Students and faculty described the group’s decision to lift its ban on openly gay leaders while allowing church-sponsored units to continue excluding gays for religious reasons in unequivocally strong terms. “Claiming ‘morality’ or ‘religious beliefs’ cannot override basic principles of equality,” noted sociology professor Suzanna Walters.
Gabriel Arkles, a legal research and writing professor in the School of Law, discusses Jenner’s decision to come out as a transgender woman, the barriers facing the transgender rights movement, and the current state of resources and services for the transgender community.
“I’m not arguing that all body products should be collected and distributed in the same way,” says Kara Swanson, an associate professor of law at Northeastern University, “but I think that history suggests that we would be well-served by setting aside our instinctive fear of paid body products as an historic artifact.”
Mary Bonauto, an alumna of Northeastern’s School of Law and a pioneer in the fight for marriage equality, has been named to the 2014 Class of MacArthur Fellows. The prestigious award includes a $625,000 “genius grant.”
Are body products like blood, milk, and sperm marketable commodities, gifts to help others, or both? Kara Swanson, an associate professor of law with expertise in the history of science and medicine, explains the origins and consequences of the debate in her new book “Banking on the Body.”
At a recent conference at Northeastern’s School of Law, former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Carol Browner said history and nature can help guide cities in finding interdisciplinary solutions to challenges in urban sustainability.
Law professor Libby Adler explains the significance of the Justice Department’s new policy to grant same-sex married couples equal protection in legal matters.
Rachel Rosenbloom, an immigration policy expert and associate professor of law, explains the shortcomings of the immigration enforcement system, which erroneously deports scores of U.S. citizens each year.
As part of Northeastern’s educational series on civic sustainability, a trio of Northeastern scholars led a discussion on immigration issues in the U.S. from a legal, philosophical, and criminal justice perspective.
Army private Bradley Manning, who was acquitted of aiding the enemy for leaking classified documents, “might be an idealistic fool but he isn’t the devil,” says law professor Michael Meltsner.
Michael Bennett, associate professor in the School of Law, examines the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that wipes out three decades of government patent awards.