Former CEO and Theranos found Elizabeth Holmes testified this week that she was the victim of sexual and emotional abuse from her former romantic and business partner, Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani. Read More.
A federal judge ruled that consumers who used the StubHub mobile app must have their claims heard in court, while consumers who used the StubHub website must proceed through arbitration, except for certain California consumer law claims. Read More.
On Monday, November 22, 2021, a class action lawsuit was filed against Sony Interactive Entertainment. The complaint alleges that Sony "tolerates and cultivates" a workplace environment that discriminates against female employees. Read More.
In Shinn v. Ramirez, the Supreme Court Should Reject Arizona's Gambit
The New York Times, December 4, 2021
Two Arizona men who were appointed ineffective lawyers landed on death row. If Arizona has its way, the Supreme Court will close an already narrow avenue for relief.
Justices to consider obligation of retirement-plan sponsors to pare investment options
SCOTUSblog, December 3, 2021
Monday’s argument in Hughes v. Northwestern University will give the justices yet another opportunity to explain the fiduciary obligation of the sponsors that control the defined-contribution plans on which so many of us depend for our retirement. This case comes to the justices under ERISA,... The post Justices to consider obligation of retirement-plan sponsors to pare investment options appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Justices will decide scope of judicial review over certain immigration decisions
SCOTUSblog, December 3, 2021
Patel v. Garland raises an important question about whether a federal court can review a decision by an agency within the Department of Justice that a noncitizen is ineligible for a green card. The Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case on Monday.... The post Justices will decide scope of judicial review over certain immigration decisions appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
A Public Flagpole, a Christian Flag and the First Amendment
The New York Times, November 29, 2021
The Supreme Court will decide whether Boston, which allows many kinds of groups to raise flags outside its City Hall, can reject one bearing the Latin cross.
A Question by Justice Thomas During the Second Amendment Argument Inadvertently Exposes a Weakness of his Originalist Philosophy
Justia's Verdict, November 10, 2021
Cornell Law professor Michael C. Dorf explores the meaning of a question Justice Clarence Thomas asked during the oral argument in New. York State Rifle. & Pistol Association v. Bruen about the interpretation of the Second Amendment: “should we look at the founding, or should we look at the time of the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, which then, of course, applies it to the states?” Professor Dorf argues that the question exposes a weakness of Justice Thomas’s originalist philosophy and affirms what we already know about arguments rooted in original meaning: they typically serve a rhetorical function, and Justices invoke them to justify decisions taken on other, ideological, grounds.
Press Release Regarding Justice Kavanaugh
Supreme Court of the United States, October 1, 2021