Happy New Years from the Best of Legalspeaks Blog
As we look towards the 2014 New Year with hope and anticipation of peace, prosperity and justice for all, I wanted to share the top ten LegalSpeaks blogs of 2013. They are listed in chronological order starting with the most recent.
From the Supreme Court fight ending the Defense of Marriage Act led by an 83 year old woman, Edie Windsor, to the New York federal court Judge Shira Scheindlin declaring New York City’s Stop and Frisk Law unconstitutional, the Florida all-women jury finding George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin and to the killing of Renisha McBride, an African American young woman seeking help outside a white stranger’s doorstep in a Michigan suburb, there were plenty
of legal cases and issues in the areas of race and gender. And in the criminal justice and civil system, there is still much work left to be done to truly have justice for all. Reading these posts will show the best and worst of 2013 in the areas of race and gender in the law.
Washington, DC based Debbie Hines is a trial attorney and former prosecutor who addresses issues of race and gender in the law. She is frequently seen in the media on BET, C-Span, News One, RT- America, CBC-Canadian, Fox 5 News, WUSA 9, NBC 4, the Huffington Post and the Baltimore Sun.