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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Congratulations to Professor @michelebgoodwin—author of CR-CL forthcoming article, "The Thirteenth Amendment’s Punishment Clause: A Spectacle of Slavery Unwilling to Die"—for winning the @ABAesq's 2022 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award!
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Night 2 of the @Harvard_Law Ames Moot Court Competition Semi-Finals will be live tonight! Join us as we live blog here, starting at 6pm: https://harvardcrcl.org/ames-semi-final-round-march-9-2022/
The @Harvard_Law Ames Competition Semi-Final Round begins tonight, and we'll be liveblogging all the action! You can follow along with us here, starting at 6pm EST: https://harvardcrcl.org/ames-semi-final-round-march-8-2022/
The lives of #trans kids must be vocally celebrated & defended. In new @HarvardCRCL piece "Identity by Committee," I document barriers to students' gender freedom & examine if renewed emphasis on expressive aspects of #gender may create more lived freedom. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4045721
We are still accepting student writing submissions from law students studying at any law school! Submissions are due by March 11. See http://Harvardcrcl.org/submit for more information. #lawstudents #lawstudenttwitter #lawtwitter
Or will SCOTUS follow decades of its own precedent, salvage its credibility, inspire public confidence and enable strong, well-litigated racial gerrymander challenges based on an unassailable record to advance? https://twitter.com/LeahLitman/status/1487507243021053953
***these cases are INCREDIBLY important to watch***
Is SCOTUS going to (continue to) act as an obstacle to voting rights? Will it take aggressive procedural maneuvers to block successful litigation that remedied voter suppression & the dilution of votes by racial minorities? https://twitter.com/RossDeuel/status/1487276284694642688