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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.


Indiana Tech Law Professors Join SCOTUS Amicus Brief

Also filing the brief is the National Whistleblowers Center, in a case that forces whistleblowers to "pick their poison."


SCOTUS: "Search Incident to Arrest" Does Not Apply to Cell Phones

The Court rejected the application of the long-established exception for law-enforcement officers to search data on a cell phone seized from an arrestee.


Articles »

Searching Cell Phones Incident to Arrest: There's an App for That—A Warrant!

By Mickey H. Osterreicher

Two recent cases prove the viability of the Fourth Amendment in the digital age.


Hacking, Wiretapping, and Other Misdeeds as "Protected Activity"

By Kevin J. O'Connor

Decisions to discipline or fire employees engaged in such activity should be made only with the assistance of qualified legal counsel.


The Courts Examine the Right to Bear Arms Beyond the Home

By Miko Tempski

The issue will remain a hotly debated and litigated question.


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)


 
Announcements

Civil Right to Counsel Video

Learn more about the latest developments on the civil right to counsel movement and how you can get involved. Watch now.


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