The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Wal-Mart’s appeal of a Ninth Circuit decision allowing a massive class-action discrimination suit against the company to go forward. The lawsuit, alleging nationwide violations of Title VII’s prohibition on gender discrimination, was certified as a class-action covering a record-breaking 1.5 million current and former Wal-Mart employees. The decision should affect how broadly classes can be defined and what relief is available under class-action lawsuits to the covered class. This will have significant consequences for the future of civil rights litigation in the employment discrimination context, as the ruling could help–or hinder–future efforts to sue companies that engage in discrimination that is widespread but hard to prove.
Check out my blog post in the @HarvardCRCL about the lack of procedural oversight border residents have to challenge the border wall, despite indications it could cause mass flooding
Just published an article on the @HarvardCRCL Amicus blog about why we should take away the rights of corporations who have committed felonies from influencing elections. https://t.co/xfhXf1Y8r5
The Supreme Court just granted cert in two cases about whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ workers — and there's every reason to believe this SCOTUS will leave LGBTQ people in the cold.
SCOTUS’s conclusion in Masterpiece v. Colorado that Colorado exhibited hostility toward a baker’s religious beliefs doesn’t hold up under closer inspection, as argued in this new post @HarvardCRCL https://t.co/dDO1je5abK
With the 1st Annual Critical Race theory Conference, we are reclaiming the student activist tradition of creating physical, political, emotional, social, and academic spaces of liberation. @HarvardBLSA @HarvardCRCL @harvardblj https://t.co/mlzRDaik7d
House Democrats just introduced a new bill to fight sexual harassment by outlawing forced arbitration for employees and and prohibiting non-disclosures which cover up sexual harassment. Details from @OnLaborBlog 👇🏽 https://t.co/i7mjJK9eNo
“...in a system that is so deeply rooted in injustice, we have a very long way to go until prosecutors can truly claim to belong to a profession where they do justice.”
@emilybazelon’s new book, “Charged,” is out today. Check out our review here!
Emily Bazelon's new book, "Charged" is out today. I had the opportunity to review it for @HarvardCRCL.
Bazelon’s call to action is not subtle. Its urgency jumps off the page; it will destroy any remaining belief you have that our criminal system is just.