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Prisoners Across America Are Going on Strike

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Incorporated et al v. Elenis et al (filed 8/14/18)
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

A lawsuit filed against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission (the "Commission") challenging a probable cause finding by the Commission that a refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition was a violation of state public-accommodations law.


EEOC v. United Airlines, Inc. (filed 8/9/18)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged that Defendant United Airlines discriminated against Jane Doe by subjecting her to harassment because of her sex, which created, enabled and perpetrated a hostile work environment from which she did not receive protections or relief by her employer, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Specifically, Defendant allegedly failed to take preventative or corrective action in response to Doe's complaint that United Airlines Captain Uhlenbrock regularly posted sexually explicit photos, videos and stories about Doe on the internet, which mentioned her name, occupation and home airport.


Cahill et al v. Nike, Inc. (filed 8/9/18)
U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon

A class action lawsuit filed against Nike by four female employees which claims violations of the Equal Pay Act (gender pay discrimination) and also claims the company ignored rampant sexual harassment.


Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC v. State of Nebraska et al (filed 8/7/18)
U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska

A lawsuit filed by German drug manufacturer Fresenius Kabi against the State of Nebraska over the drugs used for lethal injection.


In Re : DMCA Section 512(h) Subpoena to Twitter, Inc. (filed 8/3/18)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Petitioner BBC Worldwide Limited is seeking a subpoena directed to Twitter, Inc. to identify alleged infringers who distributed Season 11, Episode 1 of Doctor Who.


State of Washington et al v. United States Department of State et al (filed 7/30/18)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

A group of state attorneys general have sued the Trump administration asking the court to prohibit a Texas-based company from publishing online the 3D-printing blueprints for several guns. The plaintiff states are Washington, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, and the District of Columbia. The lawsuit seeks declaratory and injunctive relief.


Defense Distributed et al v. Grewal et al (filed 7/29/18)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Plaintiffs Defense Distributed and Second Amendment Foundation seek declaratory and injunctive relief that their publication of computer-aided design and computer-numeric control files for printable guns on the Internet are protected by the First and Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the Supremacy Clause pursuant to a U.S. State Department license.

Other Legal News

Brett Kavanaugh Urged Graphic Questions in Clinton Inquiry
The New York Times, August 20, 2018

A newly released memo shows that Mr. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, took a relentlessly tough stance as a young lawyer investigating Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.


Two U.S. Agents Fired Into Mexico, Killing Teenagers. Only One Faces a Lawsuit.
The New York Times, August 20, 2018

The Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether American officials may be sued for cross-border shootings after lower courts reached opposite conclusions.


Two U.S. Agents Fired Into Mexico, Killing Teenagers. Only One Faces a Lawsuit.
The New York Times, August 20, 2018

The Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether American officials may be sued for cross-border shootings after lower courts reached opposite conclusions.


Supporting Religion is Not Always Good for Religious Freedom
Justia's Verdict, August 17, 2018

UNLV Boyd School of Law professor Leslie C. Griffin explains why broad support of religion is not necessarily good for religious freedom. Specifically, Griffin looks at the position of Judge Brett Kavanaugh on a number of issues from his time on the bench and before, and predicts that as a justice of the US Supreme Court, he is unlikely to ensure everyone’s constitutional rights are protected, but only those of certain groups.


Federal Judicial Center Director Announcement
Supreme Court of the United States, July 25, 2018

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., announced today that the Board of the Federal Judicial Center has selected Deputy Director John S. Cooke to be the eleventh director of the Federal Judicial Center. Chief Justice Roberts, who chairs the Board of the Federal Judicial Center, stated, “The Board selected John Cooke from a number of exemplary candidates. John has won extensive praise over the past 13 years as deputy director of the Center. He has strong leadership skills and unparalleled...


Opinion analysis: Florida wins another chance, and the case goes back to the drawing board
SCOTUSblog, June 27, 2018

On the last possible decision day, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Florida v. Georgia written by Justice Stephen Breyer and joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg and Sotomayor. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justices Alito, Kagan and Gorsuch. In a win for Florida, which is seeking…