Daily Archives: Monday 10 December 2012

Happy Human Rights Day!

On 10 December 1948, the United Nations established an annual Human Rights Day to mark the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration contains a preamble and 30 articles that outline the rights and freedoms to which anyone is entitled anywhere in the world. Visit the UN’s Human Rights Day page to read a copy of the Declaration and to get more details.

Legal Scholars Provide Commentary on Marriage Grants

As mentioned on Friday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in a Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case and a Proposition 8 case.  SCOTUSBlog has four new commentaries on the same-sex marriage grants worth checking out: “Article III & Same-Sex Marriage” by Neal Devins and Tara Grove, professors at William & Mary Law, “Different Ways of Splitting the Difference–The Menu of Options in Hollingsworth v. Perry” by Kenji Yoshino, “Marriage Equality’s Cinderella Moment” by Yale Law professor William Eskridge, Jr., and Hans P. Johnson, President of Progressive Victory, and “Opportunity for the Court to Right Some Wrongs” by William Duncan, Director of the Marriage Law Foundation.  Check ’em out!