The Supreme Court heard oral argument Tuesday on a challenge to the certification of a class-action lawsuit on behalf of female employees against the giant retailer Wal-Mart. In the case Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes, Wal-Mart is challenging a 9th Circuit certification of a class of all female employees, arguing it [...]
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It is the height of folly to make hard and fast predictions about the impact of freshly minted Supreme Court decisions, especially when the Court announces a new standard. Yet it is safe to predict that Ricci v. DeStefano, while not as devastating as some advocates have feared, will discourage [...]
When Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed, it was heralded as a long-overdue measure to eradicate discrimination. The law has had a profound effect on the workplace, both by helping to establish a public ethic against discrimination and by providing a mechanism by which victims of [...]