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November 2017 In the News Archive | Emory University School of Law

Dudziak in Vox: Trump's recklessness magnifies military's political power

Dudziak in Vox: Trump's recklessness magnifies military's political power

CNN reports Gen. John Hyten said he would resist any illegal orders from President Donald Trump--or any president--to launch nuclear weapons. "He'll tell me what to do, and if it's illegal, guess what's going to happen?" Hyten said at a security forum. "I'm gonna say, 'Mr. President, that's illegal.'" Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law Professor Mary Dudziak tells Vox: "The military is restraining the civilian leadership rather than the other way around."

Brown in Newsweek: GOP tax plan favors whites

Brown in Newsweek: GOP tax plan favors whites

Tax reform could be crafted to create inclusive growth, but the proposed GOP plan will only exacerbate the racial wealth gap and lift inequality growth, according to economists and tax lawyers, Newsweek reports. "Tax law is generally created with white taxpayers in mind and this is another example of that," said Emory Law Professor Dorothy Brown, who focuses on tax policy by race and class. "This plan privileges the way whites experience America."

Emory Law well-represented on Bar's 'Equal Justice' project

Emory Law well-represented on Bar's 'Equal Justice' project

The State Bar of Georgia's innovative Lawyers for Equal Justice incubator program offers millennial attorneys an opportunity to launch their own firms and earn a living while serving a different market--moderate-income people--where there is a huge unmet demand for legal services. It graduated its first class of law firm proprietors recently. Emory Law alumni are among both the graduates and the program's organizers.

Woodhouse: Discrimination against LGBT parents affects their children

Woodhouse: Discrimination against LGBT parents affects their children

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission asks whether a wedding baker can deny service to a same-sex couple on the basis of religious convictions against gay marriage. In an amicus brief filed with several other legal scholars, Emory Law Professor Barbara Woodhouse writes, "To permit business owners to engage in sexual orientation discrimination would ostracize and stigmatize children because of their relationship to or association with their LGBT parents--an outcome inconsistent with the foundational understandings of legal and social equality in the United States."

Volunteer Clinic for Veterans featured on WABE

Volunteer Clinic for Veterans featured on WABE

WABE kicked off a series of conversations on veterans with a feature on Emory Law's Volunteer Clinic for Veterans, which provides pro bono services to veterans and their families to obtain disability benefits. Drew Early, the clinic's co-director and Keely Youngblood, an attorney at the clinic and an Americorps Legal Fellow, were interviewed, along with Russell Hyatt, whose father, a Korean War vet, is a client of the clinic.

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Holbrook for CNN: 'It's not about you, Kevin Spacey'

"Normally when a celebrity comes out, there is widespread celebration in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. Then there's Kevin Spacey. The LGBTQ's response to his coming out? Condemnation. And rightfully so," Emory Law Professor Tim Holbrook writes for CNN. "Whatever the truth of this situation, it is a portrayal of what sexual assault and harassment is about: the powerful taking advantage of the vulnerable."