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SCOTUS Hands Walmart Women Setback in Discrimination Case; Read Opinion, Dissent

June 20, 2011 | 12:29 pm

SCOTUS Hands Walmart Women Setback in Discrimination Case; Read Opinion, Dissent

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The U.S. Supreme Court today halted a massive sexual discrimination class action lawsuit against Walmart, reversing a Ninth Circuit decision. The suit involved 1.5 million female employees, but the original plaintiff is Betty Dukes, who worked at a Pittsburg Walmart and filed against the company back in 2000. From Daniel Fisher’s Full Disclosure blog on […]

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June 20, 2011 | 7:35 am

Supreme Court Rules Sex Discrimination Class Action Against Wal-Mart Can’t Proceed

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WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart on behalf of women who work there. The court ruled unanimously that the lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cannot proceed as a class action, reversing a decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The lawsuit […]

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Today’s Supreme Court Ruling on Prison Overcrowding Explained; Prison Photos From Decision

May 23, 2011 | 11:17 am

Today’s Supreme Court Ruling on Prison Overcrowding Explained; Prison Photos From Decision

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Update May 25 More photos from a law firm involved in the case. Update 3:16 p.m. From California Watch, a look at how the state might meet the order to drastically decrease its prison population. Original post KQED’s Joshua Johnson sat down with Scott Shafer, who covers criminal justice issues for us, to discuss today’s […]

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May 23, 2011 | 7:59 am

Morning Splash: SCOTUS CA Prison Ruling; Arrest in Bryan Stow Case; Camping ‘Flabbergasted’

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Supreme Court: California’s prison overcrowding is ‘serious constitutional violation’ (McClatchy Newspapers) A closely divided Supreme Court on Monday cited “serious constitutional violations” in California’s overcrowded prisons and ordered the state to abide by aggressive plans to fix the problem. In a decision closely watched by other states, the court by a 5-4 margin concluded the […]

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April 5, 2011 | 12:23 pm

Video: Sandra Day O’Connor on Early Trouble Getting Hired (And Winding Up in San Mateo)

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From the Wall Street Journal’s Women in the Economy Conference, here’s video of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor relating in her inimitable style how she had a devil of a time getting an interview let alone landing a job after graduating near the top of her class at Stanford Law. The reason? You […]

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