Showing posts from March, 2016

North Carolina Forbids LGBT Protection, Romer v. Evans, and the Future

By 1992 a number of cities in the State of Colorado (notably Denver and Boulder) had enacted ordinances that prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation.  This was at a time when gay rights was only just beginning to gain acceptance in the populace at large, and the backlash in Colorado to these ordinances was swift.  In 1992 the voters passed an amendment to the Colorado Constitution that stated: No Protected Status Based on Homosexual, Lesbian or Bisexual Orientation . Neither the State of Colorado, through any of its branches or departments, nor any of its agencies, political subdivisions, municipalities or school districts, shall enact, adopt or enforce any statute, regulation, ordinance or policy whereby homosexual, lesbian or bisexual orientation, conduct, practices or relationships shall constitute or otherwise be the basis of or entitle any person or class of persons to have or claim any minority status, quota preferences, protected status or claim of d

Trump University: A Fraudster for President?

I am currently rewriting my textbook on Consumer Law (with a frightening deadline of April 1, which, alas, sounds like an April Fool’s joke to someone currently as far behind on this project as I am), and in my notes are various things about the three lawsuits brought against Donald Trump and his “Trump University.”  This so-called “university” took money from trusting people in return for promising to teach them how to make a fortune, as The Donald did, in selling real estate.  Instead the university gave them a free lecture about obvious things, then asked them to invest a large amount in their education to reach the next level, where they learned more obvious things before asking them to invest a final whopping wad of money to top off their new career.  Their funds gone, they “graduated,” but then were dropped (even though much impressive mentoring had been earnestly promised). Oh, but it all sounded wonderful in the beginning!  Trump made a two minute promot