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President Obama’s Memoir Includes Virtually Nothing About the Supreme Court (Update)

President Obama’s Memoir Includes Virtually Nothing About the Supreme Court (Update)I purchased the kindle of President Obama’s new memoir, A Promised Land. [Update: This memoir only captures his presidency through 2011. I removed references to the absence of any discussion of cases decided after 2011]. As part of research for my own book project, I searched for several key words. “Court,” “Justice,” and the names of each member of the Court. I was struck by how little Obama focused on the judiciary in his 750-page memoir. There was very, very little to find. What was there? Two sentences on Justice Alito’s Ledbetter decision: As discrimination cases go, it should have been a slam dunk, but in 2007, defying all common sense, the Supreme Court had disallowed the lawsuit. According to Justice Samuel Alito, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act required Ledbetter to have filed her claim within 180 days…


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Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul sent to terrorism court

Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul sent to terrorism courtA Saudi criminal court has transferred the case of the imprisoned women’s rights fighter to a special court with a “notorious” reputation. Al-Hathloul’s family told DW she has already faced abuse in prison. … ….. Read More.WORLDNEWS – International News | World News & EventsFri, November 27, 20201 day ago



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Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions

Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court DecisionsPlease enjoy the latest edition of Short Circuit, a weekly feature from the Institute for Justice. Friends, Season 2 of Bound By Oath, “No Right Without a Remedy,” commenced this very week. It is a very excellent podcast. We know because we made it. Martin Van Buren, an employee of D.C.’s Metro transit system, grows angry after a fellow employee helps a customer operate a fare card machine in Arlington, Va.—and thus beats his colleague so badly he required hospitalization. Yes, you read that right. D.C. Circuit: The injured employee must look to Virginia’s workers compensation law for a remedy. Fifteen-year-old gang member participates in the execution-style killing of four teenage members of a rival gang. The district court, departing downwards from federal sentencing guidelines, sentences the juvenile to 55 years in prison with no possibility of parole. Second Circuit: We assume, without deciding, that…


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Georgia Senate Dem hopefuls differ on court-packing question

Georgia Senate Dem hopefuls differ on court-packing questionGeorgia Senate Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock — both locked in tight runoff races that have drawn national attention — have taken different stances on the question of court packing. ….. Read More.FOX NEWS – Politics | Politics & GovernmentSat, November 28, 20205 hours ago


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Nevada Supreme Court Rules Undocumented Injured Worker Can Get Benefits

Nevada Supreme Court Rules Undocumented Injured Worker Can Get BenefitsThe Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that an undocumented worker is entitled to permanent disability. The court ruled on Nov. 23 that an undocumented worker suffering trauma due to a workplace accident is entitled to permanent total disability, despite a … ….. Read More.INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingWed, November 25, 20203 days ago


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