John Dinan, professor of politics and international affairs at Wake Forest University and an expert on state law, can comment on the U.S. Department of Justice’s notice to North Carolina that House Bill 2 (HB2), the state law limiting protections to LGBTQ people, violates federal civil rights laws.
Dinan can explain the legal claims and arguments that the Department of Justice is making regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Education Department’s interpretation of Title IX of the Education Amendments in what he describes as “these fluid areas of law.”
Dinan studies federal and state policy-making. His research focuses on state constitutionalism, federalism, and American political development. He is the author of several books, including “The American State Constitutional Tradition” and “Keeping the People’s Liberties: Legislators, Citizens, and Judges as Guardians of Rights” and he writes and annual entry on state constitutional developments for “The Book of States.” He frequently comments for media on topics related to North Carolina law and state constitutions.
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