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Workplace rights broadened for gays and lesbians

April 5, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

For the first time, a federal appeals court has ruled that a 1964 civil rights law, as now understood, protects gay and lesbian employees from discrimination in the workplace based on their homosexuality. The Supreme Court has never ruled on the issue, but it is now likely to reach the Justices because of the split that the new decision on Tuesday created at the appeals court level.

Podcast: Privacy, equality, and transgender students

March 30, 2017 By NCC Staff

Alexandra Brodksy of the National Women's Law Center and Gary McCaleb of the Alliance Defending Freedom discuss whether Title IX or the Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

Podcast: The future of federalism

March 2, 2017 By NCC Staff

In a special live event at Georgetown University, Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law in Houston and Peter Edelman of Georgetown discuss the fate of federalism in the Trump era.

Both sides seek full ruling on transgender rights

March 1, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Both sides in a major Supreme Court case urged the Justices to move ahead with full review and a prompt final decision on the meaning of a key federal anti-discrimination law.

Court gives new guidance on racial gerrymandering

March 1, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

With just three years until a new round of redistricting, the Supreme Court moved to further clarify when states may use the race of voters as a decisive factor.

Podcast: President Trump's immigration order: Is it legal?

February 2, 2017 By NCC Staff

Peter Spiro of Temple University and Anil Kalhan of Drexel University explore the best arguments for and against the President's controversial action on refugees and international travel.

Podcast: The state of campus free speech

November 24, 2016 By NCC Staff

Scholars and activists explore the future of free expression on university campuses.

New report examines the state of free speech on university campuses

October 20, 2016 By Chris Calabrese

Is free speech under threat? Or is the concern overblown?

Supreme Court to hear racial gerrymandering cases

October 13, 2016 By Chris Calabrese

States have to comply with the Voting Rights Act. So how much can they consider race in redistricting?

Video: Are state voter ID laws unconstitutional?

October 7, 2016 By NCC Staff

In a special America's Town Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois, debaters tackle the issue of voter identification requirements.

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