Category Archives: Law

My Heart Sank…and then lifted a little


When I heard on Tuesday night that North Carolina voted to enact an amendment to its state constitution that bans same-sex marriage, my heart sank.  My heart sank for all of the couples and families and children of same-sex relationships … Continue reading

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Facebook, Libya, and Taking a Risk


“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” ― Gustave Flaubert I have been writing on this blog for two months now and amount of things that I have learned have been monumental. There have been … Continue reading

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Giving Voices to the Voiceless


It was hot that Tuesday morning.  Oppressively hot.  The sun was just rising and already the day was blanketed in stifling heat.  Cruel and unrelenting heat. Teams of migrant workers – many from Mexico and in Illinois for just a … Continue reading

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Absolute Power


“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” —John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton When I was a swimmer for the University of Wisconsin Women’s Swim Team, we had t-shirts printed one year for the Big Ten Championships that read … Continue reading

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Ethics and Respect Thrive with an Absolute Separation of Church and State


Debate surrounding the separation of church and state has once again been renewed following Rick Santorum’s comments that a 1960 John Kennedy speech regarding the separation of church and state made him “want to throw up.”  In response to a … Continue reading

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Three Cheers for Maryland!


Just days ago, the Maryland Senate approved a marriage equality bill that would allow the state to issue marriage licenses to all couples otherwise legally permitted to marry, regardless of the sex of the individuals involved.  Now that the bill … Continue reading

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“The perfect is the enemy of the good.”


Update March 28, 2012: I am linking up with the Blog Bash by Ado and Alison in honor of their one year blogoversary.  Thanks for the opportunity to throw myself out there into the intimidatingly personal world of blogging and … Continue reading

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