Two cases regarding gay marriage, Hollingsworth v. Perry (challenging California’s Proposition 8) and United States v. Windsor (challenging the Defense of Marriage Act), were argued this term in front of the Supreme Court. The Justices are expected to reach a ruling by July 2013. In light of these arguments, The Harvard Law Bulletin asked Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe ’66 to offer some predictions for how the two cases might be decided.
In response to a widely perceived dysfunctional political environment in Washington, D.C., attendees at a conference at Harvard Law School evaluated the potential and pitfalls of a possible remedy—a first-ever Article V convention to propose amendments to the Constitution.
In the following interview in the June issue of The American Legion Magazine, HLS Professor Richard Parker ’70, a Constitutional law scholar, discusses his views on the Constitution and his support for a constitutional amendment that would return the right to protect the U.S. flag from physical desecration. Parker is chairman of the board of directors for the Citizens Flag Alliance and the author of “Here, the People Rule: A Constitutional Populist Manifesto.” The title of the American Legion interview is “The Power to Protect.”
At the top of his game, Melvin Kraft ’53 switched to a new one A few years ago, HLS Professor Richard D. Parker ’70 sat down to read a draft of a novel-in-progress by a retired commercial litigator, Melvin D. Kraft ’53. Parker was immediately captivated. “Most modern fiction is about love, usually the failure […]
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health last fall has allowed gay marriage in the commonwealth–at least for now.
Because of two 5-4 Supreme Court decisions, physical desecration of the American flag is legal. Professor Richard Parker ‘ 70 supports a constitutional amendment that would change that.
Most law school papers don’t get glowing reviews from the New York Times Book Review. But most law school papers aren’t like Mohsin Hamid’s.