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  • At the Supreme Court, conflicts of interest are just a day at the office

    At the Supreme Court, conflicts of interest are just a day at the office
    Justice Samuel A. Alito's sister is a high-powered labor attorney who represents management in disputes with workers. Justice Elena Kagan's brother, a teacher at an elite public school in New York, has protested the school's admissions process because...
  • U.S. Supreme Court turns deaf ear to Dr. Kermit Gosnell

    U.S. Supreme Court turns deaf ear to Dr. Kermit Gosnell
    For three decades in West Philadelphia's Mantua neighborhood, nearly everyone knew the name Kermit Barron Gosnell. Long before he became infamous as an illegal abortionist sentenced to three life-in-prison terms, Gosnell and his clinic at 3801 Lancaster...
  • Court weighs how companies must accommodate pregnant women

    Court weighs how companies must accommodate pregnant women
    In a case that could have a profound impact on the rights of pregnant employees, the Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled over whether a Maryland UPS driver faced discrimination when she was asked to leave her job because her pregnancy prevented her from...
  • Will Supreme Court endorse discrimination against pregnant workers?

    In some ways, the pregnancy discrimination case argued today at the U.S. Supreme Court has turned out to be a beautiful thing. Groups that are usually at each other’s throats over reproductive rights are working together to persuade the justices...
  • Appeals court lets gay marriage go ahead in South Carolina

    Appeals court lets gay marriage go ahead in South Carolina
    Same-sex weddings could happen in South Carolina as soon as Thursday after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Tuesday to block a district court ruling that struck down South Carolina's gay marriage ban. The move, which paves the way for...
  • Supreme Court weighs whether pregnant workers can claim lighter duties

    Supreme Court weighs whether pregnant workers can claim lighter duties
    Since the 1970s, employers have been warned not to discriminate against pregnant employees, who "shall be treated the same" as other workers, according to a 1978 law. But as a Supreme Court argument revealed Wednesday, it is still not exactly clear what...
  • Supreme Court acknowledges ambiguity in pregnant workers law

    Decades after Congress passed an anti-discrimination law ensuring that pregnant employees "shall be treated the same" as other workers, the Supreme Court struggled Wednesday with exactly what that federal rule requires. Some say it means employers...
  • Mandatory DNA collection during arrest is unconstitutional, court says

    A state appeals court decided unanimously Wednesday that California’s practice of taking DNA from people arrested for felonies -- though not necessarily convicted or even charged -- violates the state constitution. The decision, handed down by...
  • What constitutes cruel and unusual punishment?

    What constitutes cruel and unusual punishment?
    Should a fisherman face two decades in prison for discarding a few fish at sea? That question is at the core of a statutory interpretation case the Supreme Court heard in November, but it also raises another question: What does "cruel and unusual...
  • Pregnancy: a fireable offense?

    Pregnancy: a fireable offense?
    Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Young v. United Parcel Service, a case in which an employer was permitted to suspend without pay or insurance a pregnant employee because she could not lift more that 20 pounds. Ms. Young's job for UPS was...
  • When is an online threat a threat?

    When is an online threat a threat?
    The Internet has made communication both instant and inexpensive, but it's also made it easy for any idiotic utterance to reach a wide audience with the tap of a thumb. Many a person has lamented posting a snarky remark online, made regretful from...