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Equality Under the Law

July 03, 2019

Let’s celebrate individual liberty this Fourth of July

For the past couple decades, my block has hosted a party to celebrate our nation's birth, replete with all the typical summertime Americana: seed-spitting contests; a potluck; red, white, and blue bicycle parades; a Batman bounce house (which is our contribution as the parents of two young boys). It's a scene that plays out in ...

July 01, 2019

The Founding Fathers of our limited government: John Adams and the principle of equal protection

This is the third in a five-part series dedicated to exploring the lives, ideas, and contributions of the five individuals most directly responsible for the founding of the United States. Without the courageous actions of James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson, America would not be the country that it ...

June 19, 2019

NYC Education Chancellor Carranza’s policies of racial discrimination are causing growing concern

The chancellor of the New York City Department of Education controls many of the opportunities and policies that shape the education of New York's students. Unfortunately, the tenure of Richard Carranza, New York's current chancellor, has been controversial from the start. Shortly after his hiring in April 2018, Carranza was criticized for his late ...

June 14, 2019

A dad’s Fathers Day gift: fighting for his son’s rights

Joel Greenwald can't dance. If you ask him, he'll say that he has "three left feet." His son Zachary, however, loves to dance. Zach loves dancing so much that in seventh grade after he was told competitive school dance teams are only for girls, he kept dancing with a private studio. Meander through the Father's ...

May 17, 2019

New York Daily News: The right way to honor the legacy of Brown v. Board: Ensure equal access to quality education regardless of race or ethnicity

Sixty-five years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The court held that segregation in schools violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and ordered school districts to admit students on a non-racial basis. In so doing, the court adopted the views ...

April 23, 2019

Total victory for boys’ dance in Minnesota!

Equal protection is one of the foundational principles of the United States. All individuals, no matter the color of their skin or their gender, must be treated equally under the law. Unfortunately, this principle and clear legal requirement has not always been recognized in practice. In Minnesota, boys used to be discriminated against and prevente ...

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