Tagged: civil rights

MLK Leadership Lecture with GA Congressman John Lewis tonight

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is hosting  Congressman John Lewis (Fifth District, Georgia) tonight for their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture.  Congressman Lewis is best known for his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960’s and work as a politician and social activist.  He will lecture on his professional experiences […]

Civil rights in the Bush era

A GAO report to Congress about the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division during Bush years shows a significant drop in enforcement of several major antidiscrimination and voting rights laws compared with the Clinton years.  Law Professor Robert Volk says the GAO report substantiates suspicions that the Bush administration had little interest in enforcing civil rights laws and had politicized […]

SCOTUS rules on child strip search

On an 8-1 vote, the Supreme Court has ruled illegal an Arizona school’s strip search of a teenage girl accused of having prescription-strength ibuprofen.  School of Law Professor Tracey Maclin, an expert on civil rights and Constitutional law, can discuss the ramifications of the ruling. Contact Tracey Maclin, 617-353-4688, tmaclin@bu.edu

N.H. to approve same-sex marriage

With New Hampshire’s governor saying he’ll sign a same-sex marriage bill into law when amended, that state is poised to become the sixth to legalize such unions.  School of Law Professor Linda McClain, an authority on family law, says the Granite State’s evolution from approving civil unions to okaying full-fledge gay marriages indicates a legal […]