Archive for the ‘Criminal Law’ category

Last week a court in Uganda issued a decision permanently enjoining a daily Kampala newspaper from printing the names and addresses of persons alleged to be gay or lesbian, and awarded damages to those whose identities the paper had already been published.  On the front page of the paper, above the pictures of the supposed […]

For students of the legal regulation of sex/work, this forthcoming issue of the Journal of Law and Society looks great.

Last week we celebrated World AIDS day, and much was made of the new iPrEx findings, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, that medications previously used to treat HIV disease also reduced the risk of transmission of HIV to uninfected people at high risk for infection.  The press release explaining the findings is […]

Yesterday I got an e-mail from a reporter for Metro (one of those free papers they distribute at the top of the subway stairs every morning).  Seems she was doing a story about a website she’d stumbled upon,  “It’s where people can go online and brag about their experiences exposing themselves,” the reporter wrote […]

Tomorrow starts the Thanksgiving travel crunch and there is much hullabaloo about the new TSA airport screening regulations.  Depending on the airport, one should expect either to have their body scanned or patted down in new and more thorough ways.  Apparently the new regulations are so invasive that an Arkansas man has filed an action […]

Rutgers students are way ahead of many of the national lgbt leaders in thinking about how to respond to the death of Tyler Clementi – with a call for justice, not vengeance.  Read their press release below – Wednesday, October 19, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Robert T. O’Brien (215) 704-8938,; Lauren Irene […]

Shaireen Rasheed is an associate professor of Philosophical Foundations at Long Island University and Senior Visiting Faculty Fellow at Columbia University Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law.  She shares her thoughts on a recent Globe and Mail article reporting on a recent Canadian court’s ruling that a niqab must be removed in the […]

Jane Kim, is a J.D. candidate in her third year at Columbia Law School and an aspiring civil and human rights advocate, activist, and scholar.  Here are her thoughts on sexual violence in the university setting: It may be common knowledge that 25 percent of college women survive rape or attempted assault, but imagining what […]

This week a Texas jury sentenced an HIV positive man to three consecutive life sentences without parole for the sexual assault of two girls.  According to the media coverage of the case: The jury sentenced Delgado to the maximum sentences of life in prison for two counts of “Super” Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. […]

Nan Hunter has the story here.  The opinion is here.  The case involved a challenge to Canadian law criminalizing 1) keeping a common bawdy house, 2) communicating for the purposes of prostitution, and 3) living on the proceeds of prostitution.  Some highlights of Judge Susan Himel’s opinion: She starts off with: This case demonstrates the […]



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