David Delmar
David Delmar is a third-year student at Harvard Law School, with experience in both civil and criminal public interest law. His interests include law, politics, culture and society, philosophy, religion, and great fiction. David particularly likes to write about issues affecting human rights and civil liberties.

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Why we shouldn’t cancel Colbert or Limbaugh

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Progress comes from the slow and gradual erosion of stupidity by the infiltration of reason, not from blunt force.
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A legal look at Hobby Lobby’s ridiculous “freedom of religion” argument

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Hobby Lobby wants a religious exemption from Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate. Here’s why they’re (legally) nuts.
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If Hobby Lobby is a person of faith, then why has it never taken communion or been baptized?

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At the Sup. Ct. today, Hobby Lobby is fighting the ACA’s contraceptive mandate by claiming it’s a person of faith.
KIEV, UKRAINE - JAN 26, 2014: Euromaidan protesters rest and strengthen their barricades on Hrushevskoho Street, after another night of clashes with riot police in Kiev, Ukraine. snames / Shutterstock.com

It’s finally time to reform the UN Security Council

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The tense situation in Ukraine shows (yet again) that the UN Security Council will be powerless unless reformed.
If critics of SB1062 were so off-base, then why was even Newt Gingrich against it?

No, Arizona’s SB 1062 was not “egregiously misrepresented” by critics

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A look at the attempt by some on the right to claim that Arizona’s bigoted law was simply “misunderstood.”
Alcibiades, son of Cleinias. Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen.

Following the victory in Arizona, a brief look at 2,000 years of gay history

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With the defeat of Arizona’s “religious freedom” bill, it’s time to reflect on the past and future of LGBT rights.
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