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Supreme Court rejects Alabama’s bid to avoid crafting second Black-opportunity voting district

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay a decision finding that Alabama had defied court opinions when it failed to create a second Black-opportunity congressional district.

ABA president announces Martin Scorsese, Dolores Huerta to join new speaker series

Beginning in October, ABA members will hear directly from Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, labor rights icon Dolores Huerta and other influential thinkers and trailblazers.

For 30 years, ABA Children’s Rights Litigation Committee has trained and supported kids’ lawyers

The Children’s Rights Litigation Committee “has just been a fantastic banger of the drum that kids need true representation, just like anyone else who’s inside a system that is making incredibly impactful decisions about their lives,” says Angela Vigil, the longest-serving member of the committee.

2 partners ‘repeatedly hounded’ attorney, making her job impossible, $20M sexual harassment suit says

Updated: A former international corporate attorney at Polsinelli has alleged that she experienced “callous gaslighting” and retaliation by the law firm when she complained about sexual harassment by two influential senior partners.

10th Circuit upholds ban on firearms for felon convicted of check fraud

The federal ban on gun possession by felons doesn't appear to be affected by a 2022 Second Amendment decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal appeals court has ruled.

School must recognize Christian student club with anti-same-sex-marriage affirmation, en banc appeals court says

An en banc federal appeals court has ordered a California school district to reinstate a Fellowship of Christian Athletes club that was not recognized because of its required anti-same-sex-marriage affirmation for student leaders.

Weekly Briefs: Judge rules against DACA fix; Paul Weiss goes on hiring spree

New rulemaking doesn’t save DACA

A new administrative rule intended to “preserve and fortify” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program doesn’t cure its illegality, according to a Sept.…

Family First: A group of Washington lawyers works to keep infants with their mothers

While family separations have long been the norm when treating babies born dependent on substances, recent research suggests allowing a mother to stay with and care for her infant significantly improves their health outcomes.

Does federal law prevent employers from making you wear a bra at work?

Can your employer make you wear a bra at work? The New York Times addressed the issue in an “Ask Vanessa” column.

Onetime SCOTUS contender sues judicial conduct commission, alleging bid to stifle criticism

A North Carolina justice who was once a U.S. Supreme Court contender is alleging that ethics regulators in her state are chilling her First Amendment right to free speech.

DOJ sues Elon Musk’s SpaceX for discriminatory hiring practices

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday sued Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the rocket and spacecraft company founded by Elon Musk that is more commonly known as SpaceX, for discrimination against asylees and refugees in hiring.

Kirkland & Ellis must face ex-associate’s sex bias claims, federal court says

A former associate in the intellectual property litigation group at Kirkland & Ellis in San Francisco can move forward with her sex discrimination lawsuit against the law firm, a federal judge in California ruled Wednesday.

Top state court will hear condo board dispute over emotional support dog

For nearly five years, a 70-pound black Labrador mix named Luna has been at the center of a dispute that started in a Camden County, New Jersey, condominium complex in New Jersey and now sits before the state’s highest court.

Activist who succeeded in ending affirmative action targets law firms’ diversity efforts

A conservative activist who led the campaign against affirmative action in college admissions is suing two major law firms for fellowships that they offer to increase diversity in the legal profession.

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