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Today on #JGRJToday, Chantelle Cade writes about the historical moment of the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nom...
03/31/2022
Double Confirmation: What Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Hearings Confirmed About the Careful Way Black Women Must Present Themselves in the Workplace.

Today on #JGRJToday, Chantelle Cade writes about the historical moment of the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Chantelle Cade writes about how "Black women walk a careful path when it comes to how they express themselves in public" and the "patience and grace" demonstrated by Ketanji Brown Jackson throughout the hearing. Chantelle Cade's article can be found below:
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"This is nothing new to Black women, but last week’s hearings reminded all of us and confirmed that, over the historical…

This week on #JGRJToday, Andrea Dalimonte writes her article on the “Ukraine Crisis: International Response to Russia’s ...
03/28/2022
Ukraine Crisis: International Response to Russia’s Attack Against Ukraine

This week on #JGRJToday, Andrea Dalimonte writes her article on the “Ukraine Crisis: International Response to Russia’s Attack Against Ukraine.” Andrea Dalimonte highlights the disparate impact Russia’s “crime[s] of aggression” are having on “civilian populations.” Andrea Dalimonte calls for “solidarity with the people of Ukraine” and brings added attention to the “devastating humanitarian crisis felt around the world.”
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#JGRJ #IowaLaw #ukraine #ukrainerussiaconflict

"Now is the time to stand united in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. As the crisis in Ukraine continues, Ukraine n…

This week, Morgane Haddad writes for #JGRJToday an article about the "double standards for refugees fleeing Ukraine." Mo...
03/07/2022
African and Middle Eastern Facing Discrimination at the Ukrainian and Polish Border: Double Standards for Refugees Fleeing Ukraine

This week, Morgane Haddad writes for #JGRJToday an article about the "double standards for refugees fleeing Ukraine." Morgane Haddad details "reports of clear segregation in the process of accepting people trying to cross the border to safety by citizens from African and South Asian countries." "Wars lead to refugee crisis and displacement of populations," and Morgane Haddad expresses her solidarity with the people of #Ukraine while highlighting that "we must also speak up for these African and South Asian students facing the same dangers and who must be treated with dignity." Morgane Haddad's piece is below:
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"While the international community has been focusing on the dangers faced by Ukrainians in this grave humanitarian crisi…

This week on #JGRJToday, Sidney Holler writes about transgender woman athletes and the controversy surrounding "Universi...
02/28/2022
“Fairness” for Who? Transgender Women Athletes Stay Afloat for Now.

This week on #JGRJToday, Sidney Holler writes about transgender woman athletes and the controversy surrounding "University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas." Sidney Holler questions the "fairness" of excluding transgender athletes from competing balanced against the "fairness" of competing cisgender athletes. Sidney Holler's article can be found below:
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#JGRJ #IowaLaw #transrights #transrightsarehumanrights #lawstudent #swimming #ncaa #blog #fairness

“By reducing ability to biology, critics of trans participation in sports reinforce gender stereotypes that push trans a…

MyHao N writes about the NFL, former Miami Dolphins Coach Brian Flores lawsuit, the Rooney Rule, and racial discriminati...
02/25/2022
Reinvigorating the Rooney Rule

MyHao N writes about the NFL, former Miami Dolphins Coach Brian Flores lawsuit, the Rooney Rule, and racial discrimination in America's largest, most popular sport. MyHao N's post is below:
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#JGRJ #JGRJToday #IowaLaw #NFL #BrianFlores #RacialDisparities #lawstudent

Reinvigorating the Rooney RuleBy: MyHao NguyenFriday, February 25 Taking effect in 2003, the Rooney Rule was implemente…

Our first post of 2022 is written by 2L Onyinyechi Onyejiaka. Onyinyechi Onyejiaka writes on President Biden's opportuni...
02/14/2022
REACTIONS TO POTENTIAL SCOTUS NOMINEES

Our first post of 2022 is written by 2L Onyinyechi Onyejiaka. Onyinyechi Onyejiaka writes on President Biden's opportunity to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court in the wake of Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement announcement. Onyinyechi Onyejiaka questions the negative reactions to President Biden's commitment to nominating a Black woman and touches upon the worsening public opinion of the Supreme Court.
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Reactions To Potential SCOTUS NomineesBy: Onyinyechi C. OnyejiakaMonday, February 14During a Democratic debate, Presiden…

This week, 2L Austin Pitts writes about the recent emails from Jon Gruden revealing his overt sexist, racist, transphobi...
11/09/2021
Same Old Song and Dance

This week, 2L Austin Pitts writes about the recent emails from Jon Gruden revealing his overt sexist, racist, transphobic, and homophobic beliefs. Austin further examines the NFL's handling of individuals within the organization behaving similarly to Gruden.
#JGRJ #JGRJToday #NFL #NFLPA #racismisreal
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Same Old Song and DanceBy: Austin J. PittsMonday, November 8 On October 8, the New York Times leaked a July 2…

This week, 2L Angela Pruitt, a student-writer for JGRJ, writes about the tragedy of Gabby Petito's disappearance while u...
11/01/2021
Where’s the Data? Lack of Media Coverage Magnifies the Ongoing Effects of Colonialism on Indigenous Communities Looking for Answers

This week, 2L Angela Pruitt, a student-writer for JGRJ, writes about the tragedy of Gabby Petito's disappearance while underscoring another, generational, tragedy deeply impacting "the widespread missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirits" in this country. Angela Pruitt's impactful article demonstrates the massive disparity in media attention provided to individuals of differing backgrounds and offers another voice to bring awareness for readers to "grasp the full gravity of the risks faced every day by Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirits."
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#JGRJ #JGRJToday #indigenouscommunities #generationaltrauma #nativeamerican

"This data crisis and racist media bias, in conjunction with the generational trauma colonists have created and continue…

This week for JGRJToday, Maddison Reid, writes about the recent Supreme Court case, Wooden v. United States. Maddison Re...
10/25/2021
Wooden v. United States: What it Means for Children Offenders

This week for JGRJToday, Maddison Reid, writes about the recent Supreme Court case, Wooden v. United States. Maddison Reid demonstrates how the ruling of Wooden could negatively impact children offenders. Maddison Reid concludes with how "[o]ne night of peer pressure or immaturity could lead a child to be identified as a career criminal and subject to the harsh sentencing minimum of the ACCA if the government’s broad interpretation of “occasion” is adopted." Link below:
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Wooden v. United States: What it Means for Children OffendersBy: Maddison P. ReidOctober 25, 2021The Supreme Court of th…

10/19/2021

This week, 2L Emma Sealey writes for JGRJToday on Texas's restrictive abortion law. Emma details the bill banning abortions after a mere six weeks and demonstrates the unpopularity of the bill. Emma concludes that "Texas’s heartbeat abortion ban sets a dangerous precedent and directly threatens women’s autonomy over their own bodies."
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This week, Taylor Sedlacek writes for #JGRJToday on a Florida landlord's vaccine requirement for signing or renewing a l...
10/12/2021
No Shot, No Shelter, No Sense

This week, Taylor Sedlacek writes for #JGRJToday on a Florida landlord's vaccine requirement for signing or renewing a lease at one of his approximately 1,200 units. Taylor touches on the potential legal challenges this particular vaccine requirement may face and details voices of disapproval commenting on the affected tenants. Taylor leaves readers wondering, asking whether "a no-tolerance policy forcing people to choose between bodily autonomy and keeping their homes really make sense?" Link below:
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#JGRJ #SouthFloridaRealEstate #VaccineMandates #VaccinePassports #Landlord #TenantsRights

No Shot, No Shelter, No SenseBy: Taylor SedlacekOctober 11, 2021As millions of Americans are struggling to keep their ho…

Veronica Anne Stafford, a 2L here at the University of Iowa College of Law and a student writer for Journal of Gender, R...
09/27/2021
Iowa Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Sex and Gender Discrimination Case

Veronica Anne Stafford, a 2L here at the University of Iowa College of Law and a student writer for Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, writes about the recent Iowa Supreme Court oral arguments on Vroegh v. Iowa Department of Corrections. Veronica offers an insightful background on the case and weighs in on discrimination in Iowa regarding transgender rights and sex and gender discrimination. Below is Veronica’s piece!

Iowa Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Sex and Gender Discrimination Case by Veronica Anne Stafford.

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Iowa Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Sex and Gender Discrimination CaseBy: Veronica A. Stafford September 27, 2021…

We are ecstatic about the return of JGRJ's blog! It is an excellent opportunity for student-writers to engage with newsw...
09/20/2021
Human Rights and the Taliban in an America-free Afghanistan: What It Looks Like and Why We Should Care

We are ecstatic about the return of JGRJ's blog! It is an excellent opportunity for student-writers to engage with newsworthy topics and further research their interests. Reintroducing our blog is Grace Tobin, a 2L student here University of Iowa College of Law, writing about the current political turbulence in Afghanistan. Below is Grace's piece!

Human Rights and the Taliban in an America-free Afghanistan: What It Looks Like and Why We Should Care by Grace Tobin.
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Human Rights and the Taliban in an America-free Afghanistan: What It Looks Like and Why We Should CareBy: Grace TobinSep…

Senior Note & Comment Editor Tyler Wills, and Note & Comment Editor Abby Buchanan, working with student-writers on fine-...
09/02/2021

Senior Note & Comment Editor Tyler Wills, and Note & Comment Editor Abby Buchanan, working with student-writers on fine-tuning their topics. Each student-writer will draft a Student Note on their chosen subject, working closely with professors and the JGRJ Board.
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First Authority Check of the 2021 Semester! It is amazing to be back in the Boyd Law Building editing one of our upcomin...
08/30/2021

First Authority Check of the 2021 Semester! It is amazing to be back in the Boyd Law Building editing one of our upcoming pieces for JGRJ's 25th Volume. Tonight's piece focuses on religious exemptions against reproductive health access! We are excited to share our upcoming publication! #25YearsofJGRJ
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Would you please assist the Volume 25 Editorial Board in welcoming our talented incoming student-writers to JGRJ! We are...
07/14/2021

Would you please assist the Volume 25 Editorial Board in welcoming our talented incoming student-writers to JGRJ! We are ecstatic to be working with such an amazing group of students.

All of JGRJ looks forward to the challenging scholarship these student-writers will collectively work on and produce.

#congratulations #ACinbound #studentwriters #futurelawyers

06/24/2021

Special Edition: Volume 24, Issue 1 is live!

https://jgrj.law.uiowa.edu/online-edition/volume-24-issue-1/

We dedicate Issue 1 of Volume 24 to Black Lives Matter coalitions and advocates in Iowa and across the United States.

Thank you to all our readers, writers, editors, and board members for your dedicated work throughout these difficult times this past year. We hope you enjoy the challenging scholarship our amazing writers were able to produce.

Future student writers: with the semester rapidly coming to a close, we would love to meet you and answer your remaining...
04/16/2021

Future student writers: with the semester rapidly coming to a close, we would love to meet you and answer your remaining questions about the Journal. If you cannot make it next Wednesday, be sure to join the all-journal Zoom open house this afternoon!

Learn a little more about your Vol. 25 Editorial Board! Link: https://jgrj.law.uiowa.edu/about-us/our-staff/
04/15/2021
Vol. 25 Editorial Board

Learn a little more about your Vol. 25 Editorial Board! Link:
https://jgrj.law.uiowa.edu/about-us/our-staff/

Vol. 25 Editorial Board Thomas R. Hutchison Editor-In-Chief Morgan E. Jensen Senior Managing Editor Lisa M. Manoogian Senior Managing Editor Miles Taylor Patton Senior Administrative-Symposium Editor Noah B. Dwyer Senior Articles Editor Tyler J. Wills Senior Note & Comment Editor Jake K. Bergman Onl...

The Journal of Gender, Race, & Justice is pleased to announce that the following student notes have been selected for pu...
03/31/2021

The Journal of Gender, Race, & Justice is pleased to announce that the following student notes have been selected for publication in Volume 25!

Are you interested in joining journal next year? Or are you still not quite sure what the hype is all about? Come to the...
03/28/2021

Are you interested in joining journal next year? Or are you still not quite sure what the hype is all about? Come to the All-Journal Informational Meeting on Thursday, April 1 from 12:45-1:45! A representative from each of the four Iowa Law journals will discuss the benefits of participating in journal, the application process this year, and answer any questions you may have. Zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/98805343418?pwd=S1pTeW9aUk1tZ0VoT21ISWt5WlJiUT09.

The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice is thrilled to announce our Volume 25 Editorial Board! Congratulations!
03/09/2021

The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice is thrilled to announce our Volume 25 Editorial Board! Congratulations!

The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice is pleased to announce the release of a special issue, Volume 24.1, to celebrate t...
02/26/2021
The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice

The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice is pleased to announce the release of a special issue, Volume 24.1, to celebrate the end of Black History Month. This special issue contains articles from non-traditional legal scholars focusing on legal issues that affect Black Iowans. Such articles include a poem from a member of the Iowa Freedom Riders, grassroots organizing for racial justice in Iowa from a member of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, analysis of the felon voting ban in Iowa from a former Iowa law student, the story of Iowa's first African-American female judge appointment to the bench, and the creation of the groundbreaking minority impact statement from a former Iowa House Member. Iowa Law Professor Dean Wing also writes a passionate conclusion summarizing the importance of such non-traditional articles. Both the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, and the Black Law Students Association also wrote significant introductions that emphasize the importance of this special issue. While this is the end of Black History Month, we continue support the fundamental notion that Black Lives Matter here in Iowa and the United States. The online issue is available at: https://jgrj.law.uiowa.edu/.

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The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice is not for the weak of heart or the timid in spirit. Feminist inquiry and critical race analysis are the touchstones of our endeavor. Our building blocks are new forms of analysis that reach beyond traditional conceptions of legal thought. We challenge our writers, our readers, and ourselves to question who we are and how the law defines us. We strive to be a transformative experience. In a spirit of openness, we explore how we are classified, stratified, ignored, and singled out under the law because of our race, s*x, gender, economic class, ability, s*xual identity, and the multitude of labels applied to us. Identity is a matrix of experiences; when the law fails to recognize any one facet of our identity, both the law and the person lose invaluable dimension. Our challenge is to examine how we negotiate our identities, how the legal system negotiates them for us and how these negotiations affect our ability to attain justice.

Our conception of justice looks beyond legal rights to how fairness, equity, and respect delineate the boundaries of what legal justice must, at a minimum, entail. We include all struggles against oppression within this conception. We seek to invoke a vision of justice that is without fear, a vision that allows us to be who we are as we are, without sanction or penalty. We encourage personal and social responsibility towards achieving this vision, and we welcome all viewpoints and ideas that are expressed with respect and collegiality.

Finally, we are a journal that promotes living discussion. Through our symposium, we will test, shape, and strengthen our scholarship by bringing a myriad of experiences into the realm of legal thought. We intend to build alliances across differences, to rub ideas together and watch the sparks fly. We invite you to help us fan the flames, to set the legal community on fire. Subscribe, submit (your work, not yourselves), and support us in our mission.

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✍️ “Writing a note has been one of my favorite experiences in law school and I'm looking forward to continuing to work on it as we prepare for publication. I loved having the opportunity to research a topic I'm interested in. The note writing process really allows students to follow their interests and passions in a unique way, which I think is really cool,” 2L Madeline James said. Her note on child labor in the fast fashion industry was recently selected for publication in the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice. JGRJ is ranked in the top 5 for two subject matter areas—#5 in the Gender category and #3 in the Race category. 🙌 We are proud of the many students who published notes recently in our top-ranked law journals! 1Ls - Are you interested in getting involved? Applications open in May. Reach out to the Note & Comment Editor from any of our 4 journals for more info.
The extensive collection available in our Law Library and support from our team of librarians provides the foundation students and faculty need to produce prolific legal research. Our four student-run journals are top notch— Iowa Law Review is ranked #12 out of over 400 law journals across the country. 📊 The Journal of Corporation Law - #2 in its subject matter ⚖️ Journal of Gender, Race & Justice - Ranked in the top 5 for two subject matter areas - #5 in the Gender category and #3 in the Race category 🌏 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems Carissa Vogel, our Law Library Director, said, “Everything changed in journal support after we closed our doors last March, and, over the summer, a lot of creative problem-solving went in to conceiving support for a mostly remote academic year with new student writers and editors. The law librarians and the entire team onsite have worked tirelessly to make the source gathering, note consultation, and legal research refreshers as safe and flexible as possible. Our hats off to the journal students who worked so hard to keep their publications strong and a credit to Iowa Law!” #nationallibraryweek 1Ls – Journals are looking for you! The selection process for student writers begins directly after finals. Contact the Senior Note & Comment Editor from any journal for more info on obtaining your “write-on” packet!
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Congratulations to our new Volume 22 student writers and welcome to The Journal of Gender, Race, & Justice! We are looking forward to a great year!
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Thank you for the excellent symposium.
Check out this event that the Gender, Women's, & S*xuality Studies department is putting together! "The Social Justice After Ferguson symposium includes workshops for students and faculty, lectures, and panel discussions. The purpose of this conference is to explore and expose the intersections of race, class, gender, violence, civil rights, and the criminal justice system in the United States after the events which took place in Ferguson, Missouri and subsequent incidents, including the Baltimore Riots of April 25th which have been in the media spotlight." All events are free and open to the public. You don't have to attend every event during the two day symposium but if you plan to go to one or more, please register here so we know how many people to expect: clas.uiowa.edu/gwss/sjaf If you register, you can also forward the confirmation email to your professors and get an excused absence from class because this is a university sponsored event! Comment or message me if you have any more questions.
I am an investigative researcher into the neo-Confederate movement. I am published by university presses and peer reviewed academic journals. My curriculum vitae is online at http://www.templeofdemocracy.com/curriculum-vitae.html. I am currently running a campaign to get churches to not host neo-Confederate groups. http://www.templeofdemocracy.com/churches-of-the-confederacy.html At the web page you can see bar graphs by denomination which churches do this. I have been writing these denominations and churches and largely, despite all their resolutions about race, seem to be quite willing to host neo-Confederate groups such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). I think there must be some people in the Christian faith that are truly concerned about race and religion beyond lip service. I was very successful in getting major corporations to give up donating to the SCV through an affinity purchasing group. http://www.blackcommentator2.com/527_cover_scv_donation_loss_sebesta_guest.html But it seems that the Temples of Mammon were much more willing to give up neo-Confederacy than the Churches of Christ. I am seeking Christians that will be concerned that the Confederacy doesn't have a place in Christianity.
We are living in the world where people of all nations, race, gender, age and generations need justice and deep love toward transformation
Love and Justice must flow like living waters in all nations to all people of every generation, race, gender and age. By Dr. Peter Agbelie Silver Spring Maryland.