Sessions Information

  • January 6, 2022
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
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    Justice Anthony Kennedy's resignation and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death left the status of LGBTQ+ rights in doubt. Opinions in support of LGBTQ+ rights were welcome constitutional developments, but also ambiguous. Moreover, Kennedy never persuaded a majority to rule LGBTQ+ classifications for suspect or entitled to heightened scrutiny. Thus, rational basis applies to status-based equal protection claims. Due Process protections could also be subject to narrowing, especially given the Supreme Court has yet determine what constitutional protections apply to transgender persons. This panel will discuss the current and future status of LGBTQ+ rights given the current makeup of the Supreme Court.

Session Speakers
Organization: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Organization: University of Idaho College of Law

Organization: University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Organization: University of Kansas School of Law

Organization: Cornell Law School

Session Fees
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues - The Fragility of LGBTQ+ Rights in the Post-Justice Kennedy/Ginsburg Era: $0.00