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Former Child Actor, Now Blind, Will Begin Stint as O’Connor Law Clerk

A former child actor who played the nerdy Weasel on the TV show Saved By the Bell: The New Class will become a U.S. Supreme Court clerk this July for…

Judging the Judges

New procedural rules for judicial misconduct cases will apply in all federal circuits

Meet Gordon Erspamer, VA’s ‘Worst Nightmare’ in PTSD Benefits Case

A busy BigLaw rainmaker who has for nearly 30 years made time to promote the rights of armed services veterans “is a big, unresponsive government agency’s worst nightmare,” a California…

Busted: Fla. Shoppers Admit Handicap Parking Abuse

Seeing a seemingly able-bodied individual stride away from a car parked in a prime handicapped space, many an observer has wondered if that person really has a hidden handicap. But…

Bullied at School for Years, Billy Wolfe Brings Suit, With His Parents’ Help

How is it that a student can be bullied at school, for years, without officials taking effective action to end the situation? A lengthy article in today’s New York Times…

New Rules for Dealing With Federal Judges Who Have Issues

Updated: New rules adopted today by the Judicial Conference of the United States for the first time provide uniform national standards for dealing with federal judges whose health or behavior…

Job Bias Complaints Up 9 Percent

Complaints of job discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rose 9 percent last year, the highest one-year increase since 1993.

The agency received 82,792 private sector discrimination charges,…

Lawyer Promotes Candidacy, Pokes Fun at His Disability, in YouTube Ads

Portland lawyer Steve Novick is taking a humorous look at his disabilities and his looks in YouTube ads seeking support for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate in Oregon.

High Court Considers Retaliation Cases, Two Days in a Row

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether Congress intended to protect federal workers from retaliation for making age discrimination complaints. Today it will take up a second case about the…

High Court Drops Wal-Mart Disability Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has dropped a case from its docket in which an injured Wal-Mart worker contended she should been given preference for an open position.

The case was…

Voter ID Law, Retirement Plan Bias Before High Court

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments today in two cases, one dealing with the constitutionality of Indiana’s voter ID law and the other…

Secretary Loses Appeal in Disability Suit Against Peabody & Arnold

A Massachusetts appeals court has affirmed dismissal of a legal secretary’s disability lawsuit against Peabody & Arnold based on evidence turned up by a private detective.

The secretary, Teresa Brooks,…

The Boss Is Watching

And employees are finding they have fewer places to hide

Big Disability Backlogs Can Mean Financial Ruin, Despondency

As the backlog of Social Security disability cases grows, more people are waiting longer for decisions on their appeals—up to three years, in many cases.

In the meantime, some lose…

Court to Consider Whether Disabled Employees Get Preference

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a worker who cannot perform her present job because of a disability should be given preference for an open position.

The…

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