Happy Halloween from the Legal Ease. On today’s episode, Willie and Joe have Professor Bill Corbett from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center to discuss recent appellate court decisions dealing with whether Title VII’s ban on sexual discrimination extends to cases involving allegations of sexual orientation discrimination. We unpack the 7th circuit’s analysis of “sex” from Hively v. Ivy Tech Cmty. Coll. of Ind. Additionally, we have 3L Mac Zentner on the show to discuss his upcoming article on the constitutionality of Louisiana’s anti-bigamy law in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. Finally, we have 3L Terrell Jordan in the studio for his segment C’Mon Judge where we discuss haunted house case law and whether the presence of ghosts should be sufficient grounds for rescinding a sale. For this episode, we have provided some interactive show notes for listeners who want to go a little further. The show notes below correspond to the various segments.
- Main Segment with Professor Bill Corbett of the Louisiana Law Center on Hively v. Ivy Tech Cmty Coll. of Ind., 853 F.3d 339 (7th Cir. 2017).
- Professor Bill Corbett Bio
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Baldwin v. Foxx (EEOC case)
- Article on EEOC v. Catastrophe Management Solutions
- 11th Circuit Opinion in Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital
- Zarda v. Altitude Express Initial Per Curiam Opinion
- NY Times article on DOJ’s Stance on Title VII not covering sexual orientation
- EEOC’s website discussing the EEOC’s stance that Title VII covers sexual orientation
- Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins Opinion
- California Law Allowing Drivers To Select Non-Binary for Driver’s Licenses
- Around the Bend with Mike Seibert discussing Mac Zentner’s upcoming article in the Louisiana Law Review detailing whether Louisiana’s anti-bigamy statute is still constitutional in light of recent U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence.
- C’mon Judge with 3L Terrell Jordan discussing Strambovsky v. Ackley, 169 A.D.2d 254 (N.Y. App. Div. 1991).