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News Posted on April 21, 2017

Professor Soucek Publishes Op-ed in Sacramento Bee

Professor Brian Soucek published an op-ed in the Sacramento Bee calling for the California Attorney General to clarify which states are subject to a California law barring public funding for travel to states that have enacted anti-LGBT laws since 2015, when the U.S. Supreme established a fundamental right to marry for same-sex couples. 

California will not fund travel to four states, but hasn’t added some others despite their passage of similar laws. No explanation has been offered for the differences, and it is important that the Attorney General offer specific justifications, Soucek states.

“The travel ban is meant to send a message. Let’s make sure the message we’re sending is clear,” writes Soucek.

Professor Soucek holds a JD from Yale Law School and a PhD from Columbia University. He has clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Mark. R. Kravitz in Connecticut, and Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. His primary teaching and research interests are antidiscrimination law, civil procedure, constitutional law, and refugee/asylum law.