it isn’t open source, unfortunately, so perhaps only those of you with access to a Uni library will be able to get this – but there is a lot to read. [access through project muse]Canadian Journal of Women and the Law-Volume 24, Number 2, 2012. Some names you may know and others you may not. We also tried a little experimental book review approach here on the Mrs. Dredd Scott book, see what you think (you may already have read the “review” conversation here on the blog). Happy Reading!
Table of Contents (I pasted in two of the abstracts, just FYI, but More >
This seems neat – UK organization “Just Fair” (one of the people behind it is Nottingham Professor Aoife Nolan, aka @commentator01 on twitter) is putting “Austerity on Trial” tonight. The “charge” is breaching international human rights standards. See here for more information. There are briefs for both sides – an interesting way of gathering attention and bringing people together. The page has links to scholarship and backgrounders aimed at non scholars including children & young people.
Whatcott is finally coming out from the SCC today, after 16 months (usually, cases do not take that long – 12 months is a long time, in fact). What was it about? You can find factums here the hearing webcast here (lots of interveners, long hearing!) and the lower court decision here.
Human rights – Freedom of conscience and religion – Freedom of expression – Freedom from discrimination – Hate propaganda – Respondent distributing flyers containing crude, harsh and demeaning comments about potential sexual practices of same sex partners – Whether the appellate court was correct in holding that the flyers did not violate More >
Here at Jotwell, McGill’s Robert Leckey has reviewed London based writer and UCL-affiliated Yuvraj Joshi’s Respectable Queerness.
On Joshi’s reading, and it is a fair one, the push for same-sex marriage has proceeded less by demanding respect than by attempting to demonstrate gay men’s and lesbians’ respectability. The agency associated with respectability is a key analytical insight: while assimilation refers to pressures imposed by the mainstream, respectability gestures to efforts made by gay men and lesbians to remake themselves as worthy of recognition. Think of the factual accounts of model plaintiffs advanced to courts in same-sex marriage litigation, which were advanced More >