Category: Civil Rights

United States Supreme Court Reverses and Remands Case of Alleged Racial Bias

United States Supreme Court Reverses and Remands Case of Alleged Racial Bias

–by Taylor J. Hoy Citation: Pena Rodriguez v. Colorado, 580 U.S. ____ (2017); Pena-Rodriguez v. People, 350 P.3d 287 (Colo. 2015). Abstract: Pena-Rodriguez examines Colorado’s interpretation of Colorado Rule of Evidence (“CRE”) 606(b) as...

U.S. Supreme Court Vacates Transgender Rights Case

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);...

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

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....

The NFL’s New Application of the Rooney Rule

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...

Muslim Organization Lacked Standing in Gun Store Battle

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...

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

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...