Category: Linda McClain

Falmouth doctor files lawsuit seeking right to die: ‘It’s an option that I want to have’

Boston Globe Linda McClain, School of Law A retired Falmouth physician, who has metastatic prostate cancer, filed a lawsuit this week in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston asserting he has a constitutional right to obtain a lethal dose of medication from his doctor and choose when he dies to avoid needless suffering… Expert quote: “Social change […]

Gay-marriage protest hits high court

Boston Herald Linda McClain, School of Law The first religious-based legal challenge to this summer’s ruling requiring all states to authorize same-sex marriage has reached the U.S. Supreme Court, setting the stage for a flurry of lawsuits from public officials, religious institutions 
and even private-sector employees, claiming the decision violates their religious freedom… Expert quote: […]

Experts Media Alert – SCOTUS to rule on same-sex marriage

In April, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on same-sex marriage. The case, Obergefell v Hodges, is a consolidation of earlier same-sex marriage cases and is limited by the court to two questions: 1) Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex? and 2) Does the Fourteenth Amendment […]

“I Love My Husband”/”I Love My Wife”: The Legacy of Loving v. Virginia – by Way of Windsor

Balkanization By Linda McClain, School of Law Media coverage of the immediate aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s orders denying review of federal appellate court rulings striking down laws in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin barring marriage by same-sex couples and the recognition of such out-of-state marriages included a remarkable photo of newly-married couples […]

Gay Marriage Foes Ask for Revival of Virginia Prohibition

Bloomberg Linda McClain, School of Law Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban must be restored because the state’s public policy is “to procreate and protect children,” a lawyer seeking revival of the now-unconstitutional restriction told a U.S. appeals court… Expert quote: “This case is particularly appealing because Virginia is the state of Loving v. Virginia.” View full […]