Penny M. Venetis

Penny M. Venetis is the Dickinson R. Debevoise Scholar at Rutgers Law School, where she is a Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of the International Human Rights Clinic. She has taught at Rutgers since 1993. Professor Venetis is an expert in both civil rights law and international human rights law, and pioneered efforts to integrate international law into U.S. law. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of human rights law and constitutional law.

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An RBG flag is flown in front of the U.S. Supreme Court for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg September 21, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Views
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Ginsburg’s Legal Victories for Women Led to Landmark Anti-Discrimination Rulings for the LGBTQ Community, Too
The well-deserved tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the wake of her death justifiably focus on her transformational role in ending centuries of legal discrimination against women. Starting in 1971, Ginsburg won five cases before the Supreme Court based on the equal protection clause of the...
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 "Republicans are forcing voters to choose between being safe and exercising their fundamental right to vote in November," writes Venetis. (Photo: George Frey/Getty Images) Views
Monday, August 24, 2020
Mail-In Voting Does Not Cause Fraud, but Judges Are Buying the GOP’s Argument That It Does
The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee filed lawsuits recently against New Jersey and Nevada to prevent expansive vote-by-mail efforts in those states. These high-profile lawsuits make the same argument that Republicans have made in many lesser-known lawsuits that were filed...
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