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Is There a War on Women? - Podcast

Civil Rights Practice Group Podcast
Jennifer C. Braceras, Fatima Goss Graves, Dean A. Reuter May 30, 2013

Is There a War on Women? - PodcastIn recent months and years, gender issues have taken an increasingly important role in discussions of law, policy, and electoral politics, garnering a great deal of media attention and public discussion.  What are the true implications of the Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire Corporation case and the government’s ensuing actions?  Have they been used, perhaps opportunistically or disingenuously, by either side in this debate?  Have gender issues in general been misused in the same way?  Is there a War on Women, or is this a canard designed to excite and mislead?

Featuring:

  • Ms. Jennifer Braceras, Columnist and former Commissioner, United States Commission on Civil Rights
  • Ms. Fatima Goss Graves, Vice President for Education and Employment, National Women’s Law Center
  • Moderator: Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

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Who Benefits from Affirmative Action and Race and Gender Consciousness? - Event Audio/Video

2012 National Lawyers Convention
Martin Castro, Gail Heriot, Theodore M. Shaw, Stuart S. Taylor, Carlos T. Bea November 20, 2012

Who Benefits from Affirmative Action and Race and Gender Consciousness? - Event Audio/VideoThe Civil Rights Practice Group hosted this panel on "Who Benefits from Affirmative Action and Race and Gender Consciousness?" on Friday, November 16, 2012, during the 2012 National Lawyers Convention.

Civil Rights: Who Benefits from Affirmative Action and Race and Gender Consciousness?
12:00 noon – 2:15 p.m.
Chinese Room

  • Hon. Martin “Marty” Castro, President and CEO, Castro Synergies, LLC, and Castro Rioja Enterprises, LLC; Chairman, Illinois Human Rights Commission and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Co-Founder, New Futuro, LLC
  • Hon. Gail Heriot, University of San Diego School of Law, and Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Prof. Theodore M.“Ted” Shaw, Columbia Law School
  • Mr. Stuart S. Taylor, Jr., Contributing Editor, National Journal
  • Moderator: Hon. Carlos Bea, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC

Bullying as a Civil Rights Violation: The U.S. Department of Education's Approach to Harassment

Engage, Volume 12, Issue 2, September 2011
Kenneth L. Marcus August 10, 2011

Bullying as a Civil Rights Violation: The U.S. Department of Education's Approach to HarassmentThe Obama Administration recently mounted a high-profile campaign against bullying in public schools, staging a White House conference on bullying prevention, featuring the President and first lady; creating a White House anti-bullying website, stopbullying.gov; and issuing new regulatory guidance ostensibly to combat this problem. The administrative core of the campaign has been a new federal bullying policy issued by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on October 26, 2010. This policy, conveyed in a ten-page “Dear Colleague” guidance letter signed by Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali, has been controversial: supporters have welcomed new protections for minority victims of this social problem, while critics have argued that the Obama Administration has effectively created a new right unauthorized by Congress.

The Politically Correct University - Podcast

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice Group
Richard E. Redding, Jack J. Park Jr. May 05, 2010
Professor Richard E. Redding, Associate Dean for Administration and Professor of Law at Chapman University School of Law, recently edited The Politically Correct University: Problems, Scopes and Reforms with University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Professor Robert Maranto and Frederick M. Hess the American Enterprise Institute. He sat down recently with John J. Park, Jr., Visiting Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and Chairman of the Federalist Society’s Professional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice Group, to discuss the book and related topics.