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Rosky to deliver keynote address at Utah Bar’s Law Day

The Young Lawyers Division of the Utah Bar has invited University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Clifford J. Rosky to be the speaker at the Utah Bar’s Law Day Luncheon on May 1 at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown, 75 South West Temple. The topic will be on The 14th Amendment: Transforming […]

Rosky quoted in Salon on anti-gay curriculum laws

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Cliff Rosky was quoted in Salon about anti-gay curriculum laws. “No promo homo” legislation was enacted in the early 1990s in the wake of the AIDS crisis. According to Rosky, if educators were required to address in the classroom topics related to HIV, many Republican-dominated states […]

Rosky quoted in New York Times on change in sex education bill

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Clifford Rosky was quoted in the New York Times about the Utah sex education bill to remove the phrase “advocacy of homosexuality” and replace it with advocacy of premarital or extramarital sexual activity.” Click here to see the full article »

Rosky interviewed in Salt Lake Tribune about sex education law

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Clifford Rosky was quoted in the Salt Lake Tribune about the Utah Senate Committee’s repeal on SB-196, or the “No Promo-Homo” law. Rosky states: “The critical point here is that the bill is fairness for all…It treats all students alike.” Click here to see the full […]

Rosky appears in media on lawsuit challenging Utah “no promo homo” laws

Equality Utah recently filed a lawsuit challenging state laws that ban positive speech about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Utah public schools.  The lawsuit claims that the laws violate the U.S. Constitution and federal education law by discriminating against LGBT people and restricting the First Amendment rights of students and teachers.  It […]

Rosky appears on Trib Talk about transgender bathroom access

Cliff Rosky, a professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, on Tuesday appeared on Trib Talk to discuss an executive order issued by President Obama requiring schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice. View the show in its entirety here.  

Rosky interviewed by Christian Science Monitor

Professor Cliff Rosky was interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor this week in connection with a story about members of the polygamous FLDS community who were charged with welfare fraud —but not polygamy. The article explored the impact of the charges on polygamists who obey the law in other aspects of their lives. An excerpt […]

Rosky featured on Radio West about Senate Bill 107

Cliff Rosky, a professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, appeared on Radio West Wednesday to discuss  Senate Bill 107, currently being debated at the Utah State Legislature. The bill would amend Utah’s hate crime laws. Rosky played a critical role in drafting the bill,  introduced by Sen. Stephen Urquhart, R-St. George, which passed out […]

Rosky comments on SLC bar’s refusal to serve Polynesian men

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Cliff Rosky spoke with KITV in Honolulu about a Salt Lake City bar’s refusal to serve Polynesian men. Two Polynesian men were asked to leave Willie’s Lounge recently. The lounge is not only accused of racial profiling, but admits it happened. “That is absolutely illegal” (said Rosky) Clifford Rosky who teaches […]

Rosky testifies at Senate committee in favor of strengthening Utah’s hate crime laws

Cliff Rosky, a professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, this week testified in favor of Senate Bill 107 at the Utah State Legislature, which would amend Utah’s hate crime laws. Rosky played a critical role in drafting the bill,  introduced by Sen. Stephen Urquhart, R-St. George, which passed out of a Senate committee […]