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New PBS documentary shows how one man’s legacy changed the trajectory of American race relations

April 8, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Individuals and companies reach out to me regularly regarding their new law-related TV projects. Recently, I received an email regarding the new PBS documentary The Blinding of Isaac Woodard, which first aired March 30. I was sent a link to […]


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Court Says Texas Law Prohibits Sexual-Orientation Discrimination

April 8, 2021

Via: SHRM

In Tarrant County College District v. Sims, No. 05-20-00351 (March 10, 2021), the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas held that “claim[s] of discrimination based on sexual orientation may be brought under the Texas Commission on Human […]


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Georgia lawmakers pass bill to revamp citizens arrest law, once used to justify lynchings

April 2, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

The Georgia legislature on Wednesday banned most arrests by private citizens in a reworking of a citizens arrest law that was cited in the past to justify lynchings. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, is expected to sign the bill, […]


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Supreme Court will decide whether Kentucky AG can pick up defense of invalidated abortion law

March 30, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron can intervene to defend an invalidated state abortion law after no other state official would continue to defend it. Cameron sought to intervene after the […]


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China sanctions US religious rights officials, Canada MP for condemnation of Uyghur abuses

March 29, 2021

Via: Jurist

China on Saturday announced sanctions against the chair and vice chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), Gayle Manchin and Tony Perkins, Canadian parliament member Michael Chong, and Canada’s House of Commons foreign affairs subcommittee on international […]


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Federal appeals court rules professors do not to have to respect student pronouns

March 29, 2021

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held Friday that public universities cannot compel professors to respect student pronoun preferences. Per the court, such speech is protected under the First Amendment, particularly if pronoun preferences go against a […]


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Arkansas House approves bill banning transgender athletes from women’s sports

March 23, 2021

Via: Jurist

The Arkansas House of Representatives on Monday approved a bill that prevents transgender women from competing in women’s sports at all levels of education. Titled the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” the legislation applies to “a public elementary school or […]


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Afternoon Briefs: These law schools are best for BigLaw placement; paralegal claims quarantine led to firing

March 19, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Go-to law schools are named Columbia Law School is once again in the top spot on Law.com’s list of go-to law schools. The list ranks law schools that send the highest percentage of new grads to the largest 100 law […]


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NLRB: Graduate Students May Organize Unions

March 17, 2021

Via: SHRM

On March 12, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) cleared the way for graduate students who are paid to teach or conduct research to continue to organize at private colleges and universities, withdrawing a proposed rule that recommended barring them […]


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Is Online Defamation a Growing Risk for Law Firms?

March 17, 2021

Via: Lawyer Monthly

When a business or individual interacts with the firm at any point on their journey to becoming a client, most will want to discover more about the firm, its people and its reputation. Typically this will involve an online search, […]