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.
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Today on the Amicus blog, Fran Swanson '22 helps us understand the ADA challenge to the Texas school mask ban: https://harvardcrcl.org/understanding-the-ada-challenge-to-texass-ban-on-school-mask-requirements/
Today on the Amicus Blog: How are jails and prisons handling the coronavirus pandemic at this point? https://harvardcrcl.org/the-impact-of-covid-19-in-jails-and-prisons-across-america/
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Prof. David S. Cohen (@dsc250) of @drexelkline writes about a “pernicious” and under-discussed provision in #SB8, Texas's anti-abortion law.
Today on the Amicus Blog @sarahbelle6 highlights one of the upcoming cases in the October SCOTUS term, Hemphill v. New York: https://harvardcrcl.org/hemphill-v-new-york-supreme-court-to-confront-a-question-on-the-confrontation-clause/
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