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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57.2 is out now! Read about environmental justice, artificial intelligence, children's rights, and more in the latest issue of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the nation's leading progressive law journal. #lawtwitter @harvard_law https://harvardcrcl.org/vol-57-no-2-fall-2022/
Reminder: Submissions for Volume 59.1 are open for two more weeks, through February 13! Learn about our submission process, including requirements and our mandatory diversity form, here: https://harvard-crcl.scholasticahq.com/for-authors
Submissions for Volume 59.1 are now open! We will be accepting articles for publication through February 13, 2023. Learn about our submission process, including requirements and our mandatory diversity form, here: https://harvard-crcl.scholasticahq.com/for-authors
Sixty yrs ago, Dr. King penned the profound Letter from a Birmingham Jail, marking the persistence of inequality in the lives of Black Americans seeking inclusion, equality, & freedom. I wrote about that in the @HarvardCRCL https://harvardcrcl.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2022/09/ThirteenthAmendmentPunishmentClause.pdf
As the @Harvard_Law Ames Moot Court Competition comes to an end, a special congratulations to @HarvardCRCL Editor-in-Chief @samjuneneal for winning Best Oralist and to her team for sweeping the awards! See our coverage of all the action here: https://harvardcrcl.org/ames-final-round-november-10-2022/
Tonight’s the night! Join us as we live-blog the @Harvard_Law Ames Moot Court finals here: https://harvardcrcl.org/ames-final-round-november-10-2022/
🎧LISTEN: @CriticalRace joins @HarvardCRCL's Taking Liberties podcast to discuss hate crime prosecution and its application in anti-Asian crimes in the last two years.
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