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May 2008

  Goldberg On Calif. Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage   
Columbia Law School Professor Suzanne Goldberg, an expert on sex and gender law, is available to speak with reporters about the implications of Thursday’s expected decision by the California Supreme Court In Re Marriage Cases.
  
  Congratulations to Mrs. Janet Jaffin on Her 100th Birthday   
The entire Columbia Law School community congratulates Mrs. Janet Jaffin, who will reach the milestone age of 100 on May 21.
  
  Persily on Ruling Striking Down Same-Sex Marriage Ban   
Columbia Law School Professor Nathaniel Persily, a constitutional law expert whose new book examines public opinion on issues such as same-sex marriage, can speak with reporters about the implications of today’s expected decision by the California Supreme Court striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
  
  Persily on North Carolina and Indiana Primaries   
Columbia Law School Professor Nathaniel Persily, an expert on American politics and election law, is available to speak with reporters about the implications of Tuesday’s presidential primaries in North Carolina and Indiana.
  
  Strauss Testifies on Presidential Overreach   
Columbia Law School Professor Peter L. Strauss, in testimony before Congress earlier this month, said the Constitution makes it clear that the Congress, rather than the President of the United States, has power to assign duties to administrative agencies within the federal government.
  
  Witt Named Exemplary Legal Writer of 2007   
John Fabian Witt was honored for exemplary legal writing of 2007 by the Green Bag, a legal journal dedicated to publishing noteworthy scholarship about the law.
  
  First-Ever Critical Connections Symposium   
Experts in law, development, health and policy convened at Columbia Law School in April for a symposium on global emigration of African peoples and neocolonialism.
  
  Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Hails Marriage Equality Ruling   
Columbia Law School's Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic applauds Thursday’s ruling by the California Supreme Court striking down the state’s unconstitutional “separate but equal” scheme of marriage and domestic partnerships. The Clinic emphatically endorses the court’s conclusion that same-sex couples must be "accorded dignity and respect equal to that accorded other officially recognized families."
  
  Columbia Law School Names Lowenstein and Berger Fellows   
The Law School has announced the winners of the prestigious Lowenstein and Berger fellowships.
  
  Genty Honored by Providence House for His Pro Bono Work   
Columbia Law School Professor Philip Genty has been named the winner of the 2008 Foundress Award by Providence House, a non-profit organization that provides shelter and related support services to women and families.