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SCOTUS Delivers Mixed Signals Regarding Summary Judgment

Three cases are worth exploring for some hints as to where the Supreme Court, and thus lower courts, may go from here.


EO Prohibits Gender-Identity and Sexual-Orientation Discrimination

The executive order recently signed by President Obama amends two previous orders concerning federal employees and employees of federal contractors.


SCOTUS Overturns Summary Judgment in Qualified-Immunity Case

The Court reversed held that the plaintiff—a professional baseball player—should be allowed to go to trial against the police officer who shot him.


Articles »

Is a Judge Immune for Non-Judicial Acts? Two Federal Courts Answer Differently

By Sarah E. Ricks

The Middle District of Pennylvania and the Sixth Circuit see things differently when it comes to immunity from 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims for damages.


Recent Cases Limit Government's Ability to Search Phones, Computers

By Aaron M. Danzig

A modern interpretation of the Fourth Amendment?


Challenges to Same-Sex Marriage Bans Succeeding

By Mark T. Hamby

An overview of recent decisions finding same-sex marriages and equality bans unconstitutional.


Sound Advice »

audio Consequences of Criminal Convictions

By Grayson Yeargin

Grayson Yeargin explains the new and unfamiliar situations the convicted party may face. (17:13 min)


audio Transgender Protections Against Employment Discrimination—Part I, Part II

By Nancy Marcus

Nancy Marcus highlights three recent developments regarding transgender rights that may impact employment discrimination cases across the country. (10:10 and 11:08 min)


audio Upcoming Supreme Court Challenges to Same Sex Couples

By Hayley Gorenberg

Listen as Haley Gorenberg outlines upcoming challenges for same-sex couples in the Supreme Court. (05:58 min)



Roundtables »

audio Is More Gun Control the Answer?

A panel of experts sheds light on issues of public safety, individual rights, mental health, and other issues raised by gun violence. (1:01:58)


audio Voter-Suppression Issues in the 2012 Election

The 2012 electorate is abuzz with concern over sweeping voting laws in several states that have real potential to affect the outcome of the presidential election. (47:03)


 
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Seeking Contributors and Subcommittee Chairs

The Civil Rights Litigation Committee is seeking authors and editors for its website. The Committee is also seeking members to serve as subcommittee chairs. Anyone interested in contributing or heading up one of our subcommittees should contact D. Grayson Yeargin.


 
Civil Rights Litigation Leadership

Cochairs Web Editor Newsletter Editor

D. Grayson Yeargin

Washington, D.C.


J. Dalton Courson

New Orleans, LA

Dorian Slaybod

Toledo, OH

Debra C. Maryanov

Salem, OR