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On Friday, October 21, 2011, C|M|LAW held a symposium entitled ”The Politicization of Judicial Elections and Its Effect on Judicial Independence and LGBT Rights”, featuring

  • The Hon. Marsha K. Ternus, former Chief Justice, Iowa Supreme Court, ousted after the court’s decision in Varnum v. Brien , which held unconstitutional a state statute limiting marriage rights to a union between a man and a woman.
  • Camilla Taylor, Lambda Law attorney who successfully litigated Varnum through the Iowa courts
  • Daniel Tokaji, Ohio State Law Professor and expert on election law and issues
  • C|MLAW Professor Susan Becker, introductory remarks
  • C|M|LAW Professor Matthew Green, panel moderator

This document is a research guide highlighting relevant articles, web sites and books relevant to judicial independence and LGBT rights.

Symposium Video.

Resources for Judicial Independence and LGBT Rights Symposium _ Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.htm (30 kB)
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