Calendar : Dysfunctional Marriage: DOMA and Statesâ Rights
Event : Dysfunctional Marriage: DOMA and Statesâ Rights
Event Type: Students
Event Description : Are you interested in Statesâ rights or Equal Protection?<br> ⢠Are you interested in how the Supreme Court could be making sexual orientation a protected class? <br>⢠Are you interested in Employment Discrimination? <br>⢠Are you interested in Interstate Conflict of Laws and the Supremacy Clause?[WU1] <br>⢠Are you interested in a Free Lunch? If you answered YES to any of the above then you should make time to come to the panel discussion, Dysfunctional Marriage?: DOMA and Statesâ Rights. The panel will be comprised of Professors: Dragich, Esbeck, and Wells. These distinguished panelists will be discussing the eight controversial petitions awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court. These cases, in a sweeping fashion, attempt to strike down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The Supreme Court is expected to decide whether to grant certiorari and hear the cases sometime in the next few weeks. This is a truly interesting set of cases as the court will be balancing many different and conflicting questions of law. The Court will be looking at the power of Congress to define marriage, conflicts of law, and the standard of review for sexual identity discrimination. This is a developing area of law and these decisions could shape hiring decisions in the future and provide implications toward sexual orientation becoming a protected class. Lunch will be provided by Lambda Legal. <i>Career Component Credit will be offered!</i>
Date : 14 November 2012
Time : 1:00 pm
Location : Hulston Hall Courtroom