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When Is Police Violence Motivated by Personal Goals Action "Under Color of Law"?

It may be time for the Supreme Court to announce a national rule.


9th Cir. Uses Heightened Scrutiny to Examine Sexual Orientation

The Ninth Circuit in SmithKline Beecham Corp. v. Abbott Labs. used heightened scrutiny to review an equal-protection claim based on sexual orientation.


High Court to Weigh In on Gun Issues

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in an area of law that continues to bustle with innovation and action.


Articles »

Good Stop/Bad Stop (and Frisk)

By O. Andrew F. Wilson

Moving past arguments that artificially pit pragmatism against idealism.


Are English-Only Policies in the Workplace Discriminatory of National Origin?

By David E. Gevertz and Ana C. Dowell

The EEOC has taken the position that such policies have the tendency to discriminate on the basis of national origin, violating Title VII.


Supreme Court to Revisit Qualified Immunity and Pleading Standards

By Simona Grossi and Allan Ides

The Supreme Court should adopt an approach to inferences that recognizes the primary role of district courts in deciding which inferences may be sufficient to support a claim.


Sound Advice »

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)


audio Appellate Jurisdiction

By Andrew Pollis

Learn how to get your case into the court of appeals before final judgment as the multiple categories of appellate jurisdiction are explained.


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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Civil Right to Counsel Video

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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

Chair Web Editor Newsletter Editor

D. Grayson Yeargin

Washington, D.C.

Dorian Slaybod

Toledo, OH

Debra C. Maryanov

Salem, OR