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Tanya L. Domi is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University who teaches about human rights in Eurasia and is a Harriman Institute affiliated faculty member. Prior to teaching at Columbia, Domi worked internationally for more than a decade on issues related to democratic transitional development, including political and media […]

Why Herman Cain Is Unfit to Lead


November 15th, 2011

Op-ed from Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, professor of law at Columbia University and the University of California, Los Angeles and  Catharine A. MacKinnon, professor of law at the University of Michigan and a visiting professor of law at Harvard University, originally posted on the NY Times, November 14, 2011 issue: Hard as it has been to […]

Tanya L. Domi is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University who teaches about human rights in Eurasia and is a Harriman Institute affiliated faculty member. Prior to teaching at Columbia, Domi worked internationally for more than a decade on issues related to democratic transitional development, including political and media development, human […]

Columbia University’s newly formed Task Force on Military Engagement is considering whether the University should reverse it’s 42 year old policy severing an on-campus relationship with ROTC.  (Columbia students who wish to enroll in ROTC can do so through Fordham’s program. and receive full financial and other benefits.) The University Senate, that has responsibility for […]

Just published on GSL Online, the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law’s webjournal, Shana Khader’s (JD 2011) paper, Taking the Sex out of Sexual Harassment: How the “Equal Opportunity Harasser” Defense Threatens to Change the Contours of Sexual Harassment Under Title VII, and Why it Should be Eliminated. Here’s the abstract: The “equal opportunity harasser” […]

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 […]

Here’s the weekly roundup of events of note that were worthy of longer comment, if I had more time: The University of Florida has fired a male professor after finding that he made inappropriate comments in the classroom about how Latinas dressed differently from other women.  He had been warned twice before that his comments […]

A day doesn’t go by that we don’t hear about a man in the public eye being found to have had sex with female subordinates at work.  Today’s offender is 46 year-old Steve Phillips, ESPN baseball analyst (love that term, instead of “on-air baseball commentator who was accused of sexually harassing a female employee when […]

The Supreme Court issued a decision today authored by Justice David Souter that is likely his last opinion on the Court.   The Court decided Safford Unified School District v. Redding 8-1 that the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures was violated when public school officials searched a 13 year old girl by having […]

The Supreme Court issued several very important opinions this morning, one we have blogged about before – Fitzgerald v. Barnstable – in which the Court was asked to determine whether the remedy provided by the federal statute that prohibits sex discrimination, including sex harassment, in schools (Title IX) precludes enforcement of sex discrimination claims under […]

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