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In 1930, near the town of Gauley Bridge, West Virginia, 3,000 men worked in ten-hour shifts drilling through sandstone to construct the Hawk’s Nest Tunnel. Within five years, more than 750 of those men would die of a deadly and preventable disease.
Human dignity is the essence of what makes us human. And the law reflects and protects this uniquely human value in myriad ways. It’s the foundation of international human rights law which reaffirms the inherent worth and equal dignity of all humans.
Did you know you can find subject matter relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) within the Law Journal Library? In this blog, we’ll explore just what you can find using our versatile browse and search tool, PathFinder.
2023 is on track to become the hottest year on record. Let’s take a look at two of our newest databases, Labor and Employment: The American Worker and Water Rights & Resources, to show the effects that climate change have on labor and water rights.
There were five critical issues that were being argued in the Supreme Court during the 2022-2023 term. The Court has issued major decisions that have sparked a flurry of media attention and ignited discussions surrounding the upcoming election.
On January 18, 1984, the Supreme Court heard arguments in New York v. Uplinger, a case that would have a momentous impact on LGBTQ+ rights in the State of New York. Keep reading to explore one of the most important, and lesser know, events in LGBTQ+ legal history: the arrest and trials of Bob Uplinger.
In recent weeks, news about Title 42 being brought to an end has been on virtually every media platform. But what is Title 42, why did it end, and what does it mean for migrants seeking asylum in the United States moving forward?
On June 26, 2015, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry and gain federal marriage benefits in all U.S. states and territories. The case was Obergefell v. Hodges.
From laws preventing mention of gender identity or sexual orientation in classrooms, to proposals to ban gender-affirming care for youth, to even prohibiting drag shows, there are laws cropping up designed to restrict trans rights across the country.