2014 Issue Editors
James Schwartz (Primary Editor)
Kathleen J. Hopkins
Alice E. Richmond
The history of Equal Protection case law is filled with fits and starts, as well as with long-term social movements that find their expression in constitutional change.
While there have been monumental developments in the pursuit of racial equality, progress does not mean a post-racial world. The progress is clear, but so are the challenges.
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Gender equality gained public attention in the 1960s with the rebirth of the feminist movement, but the path to gender equality remains long and arduous.
The role of religion in American public life has been controversial since the nation’s founding and will likely remain so far into the future.
Some victories, such as marriage rights, are straightforward triumphs of the idea of equality. Others, such as the advent of second-parent adoption, suggest the need to think creatively to recognize and protect the full range of LGBT experiences and family structures.
How has the ADEA fared after nearly a half-century of legislative, regulatory, and judicial tinkering? Some believe that the ADEA is not the vigorous protective legislation that its founders envisioned.
There has been a shift from charity and a medical approach to one focused on the civil rights of persons with disabilities, with high expectations for community living, education, and employment.
The 24 hours between the mornings of June 11 and June 12, 1963, were perhaps the most significant in the history of the civil rights movement.
Big money and political business as usual drive a process that can result in ill-considered laws that may threaten minority rights with majoritarian rule.
Law firms should periodically review their practices and examine compliance with their procedures by attorneys and non-attorneys alike.
The Brown decision reverberated in a multitude of ways that continue to affect each of us, from the way we live our lives to the way we conduct our business.
The legal community has always been at the forefront of advancing equality, but there is still much to be done, even in the legal field itself.
New technologies carry risk even for those who understand them best.
Some have suggested that lawyers should treat all data the same when it comes to security, without regard to the nature of the data, the owner of the data, or the law firm’s size and resources.
Check out these ABA publications and web resources for more information on the evolution of equality under the law.
Many of the equal rights that American society cherishes were championed or defended in court by lawyers who were solo or small firm practitioners.
Congratulations to GPSolo’s 2014 Difference Makers Award winners honored at the Ninth Annual GPSolo National Solo & Small Firm Conference.