Entries from August 2010
August 25th, 2010 · Comments
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, the transition back to school, and offers a chance to relax and reflect on the contributions of American workers through the ages. Elected officials traditionally appear at parades and community events in their districts, especially in years when Labor Day precedes Election Day. But how much have today's elected officials done to protect and support workers?
In this special Labor Day issue of Law in 10, Professor Ruben Garcia explores current labor and employment issues. Garcia directs the Concentration in Labor and Employment Law at California Western.
August 5th, 2010 · Comments
This week, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker struck down Proposition 8, the voter-approved measure to ban same-sex marriage in California, saying the state has no interest in differentiating between same-sex and opposite-sex couples. Supporters of Prop 8 vowed to appeal the judge's decision. While the battle over marriage rights is by no means over, this week's ruling provides a major boost to supporters of same-sex marriage in California and nationwide.
In this episode of Law in 10, California Western teaching fellow Ari Waldman explores the state and national implications of this week's decision.