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1042 ABA Journal 2nd Circuit Court articles.

Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to citizenship question on census
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether a citizenship question may be added to the 2020 census and scheduled arguments for the case in April.
First female clerk to a federal appeals judge dies at 94

Carmel “Kim” Prashker Ebb, a lawyer who lived “a life of legal firsts,” died Feb. 10 at age 94.

Ebb wrote about her experiences in a story for ABAJournal.com.…

Supreme Court blocks deposition of commerce secretary in suits over census citizenship question

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked the deposition of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in two consolidated cases challenging his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020…

Title VII protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation, en banc 2nd Circuit says
An en banc federal appeals court has ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation.
In new Citizens United case, 2nd Circuit upholds donor disclosure requirement

A federal appeals court has rejected a First Amendment challenge to New York regulations requiring charities to disclose their donors.

The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled…

Lawyer’s tardiness wasn’t enough of a reason to toss suit, 2nd Circuit rules

A lawyer who “unwisely believed” he could appear on time for a court hearing may be sanctioned for his late appearance, but dismissing the case was too severe a sanction,…

2nd Circuit cites SCOTUS decision in overturning conviction of ex-NY Senate leader Skelos and son

A federal appeals court has vacated the federal corruption convictions of former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam Skelos.

The New York-based 2nd U.S.…

2nd Circuit reinstates fraternity members’ defamation suit against Rolling Stone

A federal appeals court has ruled that two of three University of Virginia fraternity members who sued Rolling Stone magazine over a retracted article about a gang rape can…

Job bias law doesn’t cover sexual orientation, Justice Department tells appeals court
Updated: The U.S. Justice Department has told a federal appeals court that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act does not protect workers from employment bias based on sexual orientation.
Hostile work environment can be created with one racial slur, 2nd Circuit rules

A single racial epithet may be enough to support a claim for a hostile work environment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York-based 2nd…

2nd Circuit allows sex bias suit based on gay stereotyping; concurrence argues for broader decision

A federal appeals court is allowing a sex discrimination lawsuit by a gay man who claimed he was ridiculed and harassed because he failed to conform to gender stereotypes.

The…

Ban on nonlawyer investment in law firms doesn’t violate right of association, 2nd Circuit rules

A federal appeals court has ruled that ban on outside investment in law firms doesn’t violate lawyers’ First Amendment right to freedom of association.

The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit…

US didn’t prove AmEx merchant policies violated antitrust law, 2nd Circuit says

The federal government failed to prove that American Express violated antitrust law with policies that stopped merchants from encouraging customers to use other, lower cost credit cards, a federal appeals…

Federal judge has no power to expunge valid conviction, 2nd Circuit rules

A federal judge in Brooklyn had no power to expunge the valid conviction of a woman who said her arrest record prevented her from getting a job as a home…

Lawyer who won $9B Chevron judgment can’t collect it; 2nd Circuit upholds RICO injunction

A federal appeals court has upheld a federal judge’s decision to block enforcement of a $9 billion Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron Corp. after determining the award was the product of…

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