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Wendy Kaminer

Wendy Kaminer, a lawyer and social critic, writes about law, liberty, feminism, religion, and popular culture. She is currently a correspondent at The Atlantic. Her latest book is “Worst Instincts: Cowardice, Conformity and the ACLU.”

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‘Believe The Victim’? Maybe — But Protect The Rights Of The Accused, Too

By Wendy Kaminer

A recent White House report found one in five female college students are sexually assaulted. Not exactly, says Wendy Kaminer. She takes issue with the language of the report, saying the Obama Administration is apparently, “oblivious to the difference between allegations, estimates and facts.”

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Law

The Next Big Battle Over Gay Rights

By Wendy Kaminer

The debate over same-sex marriage isn’t ending. It’s morphing into a fight over religious freedom, as secular businesses and individuals claim constitutional rights to discriminate against gays.

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Law

Fighting Crime, But At What Cost?

By Wendy Kaminer

ShotSpotter technology is part of a widening, warrantless surveillance system that puts everyone’s privacy rights at risk.

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Law

SCOTUS Was Right On Citizens United

By Wendy Kaminer

Of course corporations aren’t people. But Wendy Kaminer says like the individuals engaged in them, businesses require constitutional protection against abuses of government power.

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