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Google Extends Contracts of Temporary Staff to Reduce Coronavirus Disruption

Earlier this week, Google decided to extend the contracts of many temporary staff members by 60 days. These extensions apply automatically to staff members whose assignments were due to end between March 20 and May 15 of this year. Even if an assignment has reached its maximum length, a 60-day extension…

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Other Legal News

‘Dreamers’ Tell Supreme Court Ending DACA During Pandemic Would Be ‘Catastrophic’
The New York Times, March 27, 2020

About 27,000 of the young undocumented immigrants who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program work in health care, many of them on the front lines in the fight against the coronavirus.

Will the Supreme Court Protect ‘Ministers’ From Their Church?
The New York Times, March 26, 2020

A case will determine the extent to which religious groups are shielded from employee lawsuits.

Opinion analysis: Court sides with immigrants on availability of judicial review of removal orders
SCOTUSblog, March 24, 2020

Today, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the consolidated cases of Guerrero-Lasprilla v. Barr and Ovalles v. Barr. The court ruled in favor of the noncitizens who were challenging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit’s denial of their motions to reopen their removal cases. The 5th Circuit had said it lacked the…

The Perils of Relying on the Wrong Clause—Grounding the Ministerial Exception at the Supreme Court
Justia's Verdict, March 18, 2020

GW Law professors Ira C. Lupu and Robert W. Tuttle explain why the path the U.S. Supreme Court might be about to take in ministerial exception cases—relying on the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment—is dangerously misguided. Lupu and Tuttle argue that the ministerial exception rests primarily on the Establishment Clause and is strictly limited to employment decisions about who leads or controls a faith community, or who transmits a faith.

Press Release Regarding Postponement of March Oral Arguments
Supreme Court of the United States, March 16, 2020

In keeping with public health precautions recommended in response to COVID-19, the Supreme Court is postponing the oral arguments currently scheduled for the March session (March 23-25 and March 30-April 1).  The Court will examine the options for rescheduling those cases in due course in light of the developing circumstances.   The Court will hold its regularly scheduled Conference on Friday, March 20. Some Justices may participate remotely by telephone. The Court will issue...

The Supreme Court Has a Special ‘Friend’: The Justice Department
The New York Times, March 9, 2020

A new study questions the court’s practice of automatically granting argument time to the solicitor general as a “friend of the court.”