December 4, 2022
Native American Heritage Month: An Issue of Race and Sovereignty
By Heather Fuller

  November is Native American Heritage Month. Although the calendar page has turned, it is perhaps, even more important to remember its significance.  Since 1990, this month has been set aside to recognize and celebrate Native American’s contributions and their […]

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October 26, 2022
The Law Through Rose-Colored Glasses
By Heather Fuller

I have always been drawn to the French song, La Vie en Rose (life in pink) and the companion phrase to see the world through rose-colored glasses. I’ve been fascinated by the thought of seeing situations and people I encounter […]

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June 17, 2022
Fourth Circuit Strikes Down Skirt Requirement for Girls
By Heather Fuller

Skirts (dresses) Not Required

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently struck down a North Carolina charter school’s dress code requirement that female students wear skirts, skorts, or jumpers. The 10-6 ruling in Peltier v. Charter Day School Inc. determined that the charter school, which receives 95% of its funding from federal, state, and local governments, is a state actor and thereby subject to the Constitution. The full panel concluded that the gender-specific dress code violated the Equal Protection Clause and may violate Title IV of the Education Amendments of 1972.

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February 24, 2022
A Black Woman on the Supreme Court: It’s a Good Start
By Heather Fuller

In 2015, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that there would be enough women on the U.S. Supreme Court when there are nine. It’s time we go a step further and ensure that these nine women come from diverse […]

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September 8, 2021
According To Coco Chanel: Professional Dress Code in the Virtual World
By Heather Fuller

Suit up or Unsuit? The professional dress code has undergone significant changes since the onset of the global pandemic. Even before many professionals began working remotely, work attire had relaxed, at times inappropriately so. Now Zoom and other platforms have […]

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February 22, 2021
Empathy and the Law – An Often Overlooked Superpower
By Heather Fuller

Harness A New Superpower Empathy goes beyond sympathy and compassion. It allows for a deeper understanding of others and their circumstances. Being empathetic does not imply weakness or being a pushover. Quite the contrary – empathy is a superpower that […]

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