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A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea? [Video]

Mar. 25, 2014 -- Robert Blecker, constitutional history professor at New York Law School and author of The Death of Punishment, talks about Crimea's recent secession from Ukraine and subsequent annexation by Russia. Blecker...more

The Supreme Court’s 2013-2014 Term

The Supreme Court’s 2013-2014 term opened yesterday. In this term, the Court will hear and decide a number of cases affecting employers, including two key cases focusing on labor-management relations. ...more

Lawsuit for a Retaliatory or Discriminatory Firing under the Labor Code May Not Be Filed Until After Fired Employee Completes...

After complaining about a supervisor smoking in the office, an employee of the State Assembly was fired. Believing the firing was motivated by his complaint, the employee filed a lawsuit against the Assembly, claiming...more

Under New California Law—No Proof of Sexual Desire Required to Prove Sexual Harassment

On August 12, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 292 which amends section 12940 of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act....more

Supreme Court Makes Defending Title VII Cases Easier For Employers; Decides To Review Noel Canning, Will Rule On NLRB Recess...

On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued opinions in two cases which are clear victories for employers. First, in Vance v. Ball State University, the Supreme Court held that “an employer may be vicariously liable for...more

Supreme Court Dismisses California's Proposition 8 Same-Sex Marriage Case

Sidestepping a highly divisive issue, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that it lacked authority to decide on the merits whether an initiative passed by California voters limiting marriage to opposite gender couples...more

Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress  [Video]

June 21 (Bloomberg Law) -- Marcia Coyle, Chief Washington Correspondent for The National Law Journal, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about her new book entitled "The Roberts Court: The Struggle For The Constitution."...more

Viewer's Guide to Gay Marriage Oral Arguments  [Video]

Mar. 22 (Bloomberg Law) -- Tom Goldstein, partner at Goldstein & Russell, PC and founder of SCOTUSblog, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the two gay marriage cases being argued before the Supreme Court next week....more

Airline Management Newsletter -- August 8, 2012

In This Issue: Court Blocks Election at American Airlines; NMB Clarifies Run-Off Election Rule; Pilot Required to Arbitrate FMLA Claims; Airline Did Not Regard Employee as Disabled under the ADA; and Recent NMB Results -...more

Zivotofsky v. Clinton

Brief Amici Curiae Of Anti-Defamation League, Association Of Proud American Citizens Born In Jerusalem, Israel, American Israel...

On March 26, 2012, The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued a press release announcing the Supreme Court’s decision in Zivotofsky v. Clinton. The Supreme Court directed a lower court to review the Zivotofskys’ claim on the...more

Perry v. Perez

Brief Of Amicus Curiae CATO Institute In Support Of Neither Party

The decennial redrawing of electoral districts consistently produces extensive litigation. The most notable cases this cycle come, as they often have, from Texas. A number of activist groups challenged the Texas legislature's...more

Airline Managment Newsletter - August 2011

In this issue: Sixth Circuit Clarifies Employee's Burden of Proof for ADA Association Discrimination Claim Under the Distraction Theory; Wrongful Discharge Claim Preempted by the RLA; Former Airline Employee's Disability...more

NLRB UPDATE: Key Precedents Likely to Fall Under Liebman Board: Part VI

In February 2009, President Obama appointed long-time Board member Wilma Liebman as Chairperson of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). As a member of the Bush-era Board under former Chairperson Robert Battista, Ms....more

Hub City Solid Waste Services, Inc. v. City of Compton

Respondent's Brief on Appeal

This is a public corruption case arising from a violation of state conflict of interest laws governing the award of public contracts. After a multi-week trial, a unanimous jury concluded that appellants procured a fifteen...more

County of Kauai ex rel. Nakazawa v. Baptiste

Reply Brief for the Appellants

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County of Kauai ex rel. Nakazawa v. Baptiste

Opening Brief of Appellants

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