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20 Jul 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark

Public understanding of the shape and direction of affirmative action has been influenced primarily by US Supreme Court decisions. However, affirmative action litigation decided in state courts and federal courts other than the Supreme Court has also had a lasting influence on its legality and practice. Penn v. Stumph Penn … [read more]

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11 Apr 2013
by Daniel Mullen

[JURIST] Uruguay's House of Representatives [official website, in Spanish] gave final approval on Thursday of the Marriage Equality Law, which allows same-sex couples to marry. Uruguay's Senate approved the bill [JURIST report] last week. The bill passed the lower house of congress with 71 of 92 lawmakers voting in favor … [read more]

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14 Feb 2011
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] Five Japanese citizens filed suit in the Tokyo District Court [official website, in Japanese] on Monday challenging the constitutionality of a civil law that forces married couples to choose a single surname. The plaintiffs claim that Article 750 of the Japan Civil Code, requiring a husband and wife to … [read more]

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