Tag: Legal

July Legal Roundup: Can a Straight Man Be Fired for Being Too 'Sensitive,' 'Feminine'

Here’s the latest on some employment-related legal cases that have gone before the courts: Sex Discrimination | Disability Discrimination | Coverage Discrimination | National-Original Discrimination | Litigation | Constitutional Rights | National Labor Relations Act | Family and Medical Leave Act | Legislative and Administrative Action Sex Discrimination Back to…

Alabama Pardons Three Scottsboro Boys

By Chris Hoenig Haywood Patterson, Charles Weems and Andy Wright fought a racist legal system for decades, serving prison time for a crime they didn’t commit. On Thursday, they finally had their names cleared. The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles voted unanimously to approve posthumous pardons for the trio,…

Texas Law Keeps Women From Casting Ballots

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock A rash of new laws that make it harder for Blacks, poor people and other underrepresented groups to vote have come under the legal microscope, but there’s a new law in Texas that targets a different demographic: women. The new law, which takes effect…

October Legal Roundup: 'You're Not That Pretty'

Here’s the latest on some employment-related cases that have gone before the courts: Age Discrimination | Sex Discrimination | Sexual Orientation Discrimination | Racial Discrimination Age Discrimination “Not that pretty!” Photo by Shutterstock A female city attorney sued for age and sex discrimination. She alleged that she was paid less…

September Legal Roundup: Is Employer Liable for 'Creepy' Coworker

Here’s the latest on some employment-related cases that have gone before the courts: Sex Discrimination | Disability Discrimination | Religion, Race, National-Origin Discrimination | Legislation and Administrative Action Sex Discrimination Creepy love poet in short shorts. Photo by Shutterstock A police chief and a mayor failed to stop sexual harassment…

Russia's Homophobic Law & the Olympics' Plan to Do Nothing About It

By Chris Hoenig Russia’s new anti-gay law has taken effect just in time for final preparations for this winter’s Olympic Games in Sochi, and Olympic athletes are being threatened with sanctions if they don’t comply. The bill, signed by President Vladimir Putin in late June, imposes the equivalent of thousands…

Trump Keeping Miss Universe in Russia Despite Anti-Gay Laws

By Chris Hoenig Reading the first paragraph of the newest statement from the Miss Universe Organization, you might think that the pageant has heard and feels the outrage over Russia’s new anti-gay laws. “The Miss Universe Organization believes in equality for all individuals and is deeply concerned by the laws…

Supreme Court Strikes Part of Voting Rights Act

By Chris Hoenig The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, has found that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is unconstitutional. The ruling, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, voids the section that sets the jurisdictions that are subject to federal monitoring, “in light of current conditions.”…