Tag: Court

5 Biggest News Stories of the Week: May 19

As the saying goes, the news never stops — but there’s a lot of it out there, and all of it doesn’t always pertain to our readers. In this weekly news roundup, we’ll cover the top news stories that matter most to our diversity focused audience. 1. Emergency Services Dispatcher…

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Several Republican-Led States Sued for Prematurely Terminating Federal COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits

Republican governors in states including Ohio, Oklahoma, Indiana, Maryland, and Texas who ended their federally funded pandemic unemployment programs early over fears that the programs were keeping people from returning to work now have another problem to worry about: lawsuits from groups of unemployed workers demanding the programs be reinstated….

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DC Court Overturns FDA Ban on Electric Shock Therapy for Disabled Individuals, Allowing Controversial Procedure in Massachusetts

Despite an ongoing ban on the use of electric shock devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to “correct” behavior on the developmentally disabled, a D.C. Circuit court has ruled that a medical institution in Massachusetts can continue to use the controversial treatment on its patients, becoming the only…

DOJ, Supreme Court, Transgender

DOJ Files Brief Asking the Supreme Court to Rule Against Protecting Transgender Individuals from Workplace Discrimination Under Title VII

The Department of Justice (DOJ) under President Trump is urging the Supreme Court to rule against workplace discrimination protections for transgender people. The DOJ submitted a brief to the Supreme Court on Aug. 16 asking the justices rule that Title VII, which protects employees from discrimination on the basis of…

Archived: Judicial Nomination Withdrawn for man who Called Tolerance and Diversity Worse Than Nazi Bookburning

A conservative nominee for federal court has had his nomination withdrawn after not even enough Republicans could get behind voting for him. Ryan Bounds garnered attention when people was made aware of articles he wrote during his undergraduate days at Stanford University. In his writings he attacks tolerance and diversity,…