Category: Civil Rights

U.S. Supreme Court Vacates Transgender Rights Case

–by Joseph Railey Citations: Gloucester Cty. Sch. Bd. v. G.G., 2017 WL 855755 (U.S. 2017); Chevron USA v. Nat. Res. Def. Council, Inc., 467 U.S. 837 (1984); Auer v. Robbins, 519 U.S. 452 (1997); G.G. v. Gloucester Cty. Sch. Bd.,

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Georgia Court of Appeals Reverses Trial Court Denial of Transgender Name Change

–by Joseph Railey Citations: In re Feldhaus, __S.E.2d__ , 2017 WL 253649 (Ga. Ct. App. 2017) Abstract: The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed a denial of two name change petitions from Columbia County Superior Court. Petitioners in both cases were transgender

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The NFL’s New Application of the Rooney Rule

— by Ben Cranston Abstract: If the statistical evidence of success of the NFL’s “Rooney Rule” is any indicator of future increased diversity, we will be seeing significantly more female executives working for NFL franchises in the coming years. The

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Muslim Organization Lacked Standing in Gun Store Battle

— by Nick Dwyer Case:  CAIR Florida, Inc. v. Teotwawki Investments, LLC, No. 15-cv-61541, 2015 WL 4571442 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 24, 2015).   Abstract: After a gun store owner made remarks that his store would not serve Muslim terrorists, a

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Former Employee who was Fired for Falling Asleep at Work Alleges Discrimination

by Adam Kuhn   Singh v. Covenant Aviation Sec., L.L.C., 131 A.D.3d 1158 (N.Y. App. Div. 2015). Abstract: A former employee alleged that he was wrongfully terminated on the basis of race or national origin. The Appellate Division affirmed defendant

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