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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against the College Entrance Examination Board Over Advanced Placement Testing

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, a class action lawsuit was filed against the College Entrance Examination Board ("College Board") in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of high school students who took Advanced Placement ("AP") testing online as a result of the shift to distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More.

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Opinion analysis: Federal courts can review factual findings of a Convention Against Torture claim raised as a defense to crime-based removal
SCOTUSblog, June 1, 2020

In a narrow, textualist decision, the Supreme Court today agreed with Nidal Khalid Nasrallah that a federal court of appeals has jurisdiction to review, albeit deferentially, the factual basis of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ denial of his claim that he qualifies for protection under the Convention Against Torture. Nasrallah sought the United States’ protection…


Opinion analysis: Supreme Court protects defined-benefit plan fiduciaries from lawsuits
SCOTUSblog, June 1, 2020

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held in Thole v. U.S. Bank that participants and beneficiaries in defined-benefit plans do not have the legal right, known as standing, to assert fiduciary breach claims, at least in the absence of catastrophic plan and sponsor failure. James Thole and Sherry Smith, retirees from U.S. Bank, alleged…


Supreme Court Upholds Federal Response to Puerto Rico Debt
The New York Times, June 1, 2020

The case concerned the constitutionality of appointments to a government board charged with restructuring billions of dollars of debt.


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The New York Times, June 1, 2020

Judges in Harris County, Texas, were far more likely to appoint lawyers who had donated to their campaigns to represent poor criminal defendants.


The Things That Are Caesar’s
Justia's Verdict, May 20, 2020

Cornell law professor Sherry F. Colb comments on the recent oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in Our Lady of Gaudalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, which raises the question how broadly to construe the word “minister” within the ministerial exception to anti-discrimination law required by the First Amendment. Colb explains where the ministerial exception doctrine might be headed and suggests that an exemption even for criminal misconduct against ministers might be within the existing doctrine.


Press Release Regarding Justice Ginsburg
Supreme Court of the United States, May 5, 2020