It is a bittersweet feeling to put pen to paper and write this, but my time in Georgia comes to an end this week as I move Chicago for a new teaching position. At the end of every semester, I deliver a final lecture to my students. Today, I give you my last post.
In an egregious display of ignorance, some elected officials are attacking vulnerable children for political gain. These always outraged leaders are fighting the Obama Administration’s directive to allow transgender students access to restroom facilities in public schools consistent with their gender identity. Their resistance to civil rights is contrary to constitutional values and is morally
Members of the Georgia Senate are misleading the public in a shameful attempt to impose a full throated anti-LGBT agenda. On Friday, the Georgia Senate approved HB757. HB757 was once called the Pastor Protection Act, but HB757 is unworthy of the name in its current form. Indeed, after the Senate hijacked HB757 by inserting into
A federal action was filed today in Washington D.C. against the United States Election Assistance Commission and the Commission’s Executive Director, Brian D. Newby. Voting rights groups are challenging the legality of the permission granted to Alabama, Georgia, and Kansas to require proof of citizenship on federal voter registration forms. The suit was filed by the League
This morning, the Georgia Supreme Court unanimously turned back a lawsuit brought by undocumented immigrants against the Board of Regents demanding in-state tuition. While the Supreme Court did not rule on the merits of the students’ tuition claim, it did uphold both the Fulton County trial court and Appeals Court decisions. Both lower courts dismissed the students’ lawsuit
Yesterday, Senator Greg Kirk introduced the First Amendment Defense Act of Georgia [FADA]. The bill would prohibit state and local government from taking action against persons or businesses for acts arising out of a belief that marriage should be between only a man and a woman, or that sexual relations are reserved for marriage. Senator
In yesterday’s daily Senate devotional, the chaplain of the day seized on the opportunity to condemn LGBT persons before members of the General Assembly. In an all too often occurrence under the Gold Dome, gay and lesbian Georgians were called “an abomination” who contribute to the nation’s moral decline. In the Senate— the people’s chamber—
A couple of years ago, a number of my esteemed colleagues at georgiapol.com asked me if I wanted to start blogging on issues in Georgia law and politics. I am forever grateful for their encouragement and I could not be happier that I agreed to join them. The last few years have been a wild