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Employment law

Sure am glad I’m not defending DoMA today

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December 16, 2011

At 9 a.m. PST on Friday, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of DoMA after having asked that the lawyers spend their 45 minutes of alloted time addressing two pages of specific questions rather than rehashing what is in their briefs. From what's on that list, it looks like Judge White […]

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Cuyahoga County settles anti-discrimination case

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December 15, 2011

Two months ago, I described a federal court decision in Cleveland that allowed a county employee to pursue her claim that the discrimination against her based on sexual orientation was prohibited by the Equal Protection Clause. The agency for which Shari Hutchinson worked had an anti-discrimination policy in place, and I wrote about her case […]

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The holiday weeks ahead: December 12 – New Years 2012

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December 11, 2011

December 16 – Oral argument before Judge White of the Northern District of California in Golinski v OPM, another challenge to the constitutionality of Section 3 of DoMA. Karen Golinski (photo/left), a staff attorney with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, sought to add her partner Amy Cunninghis to her health insurance plan. As in the other […]

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11th Circuit panel signals support of trans employee

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December 1, 2011

Sounds like things went extremely well for the Lambda Legal argument in the Glenn v. Brumby case before the 11th Circuit this morning, with support from all three members of the panel. It's dangerous to assume too much from an oral argument, and the decision below which the Court of Appeals is being asked to […]

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LGBT cases before 11th Circuit draw majority liberal panel of judges

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November 28, 2011

Judges Rosemary Barkett, Phyllis Kravitch, and William Pryor will decide two lgbt-related cases to be argued this week before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Barkett and Kravitch (who is on senior status) are two of the liberal members of what is usually a conservative circuit; they were appointed by Presidents Clinton and Carter, respectively. Pryor, considered […]

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The week ahead: November 28, 2011

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November 27, 2011

[ADDED] Tuesday, November 29 – Oral argument in the 11th Circuit in Keeton v. Anderson-Wiley, in which Jennifer Keeton, a graduate student in counseling at Augusta (GA) State University, is challenging the ruling of a District Court that ASU was justified in requiring her to complete a remediation plan after she refused to counsel gay […]

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