Its been a heck of a SCOTUS term so far, with key rulings on Gay Rights; DACA and now abortion. This decision today in June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, is a great relief to supporters of women’s reproductive rights. Since the language of this law was nearly identical to the Texas law struck down… Continue reading In Yet Another 5-4 decision SCOTUS Strikes Down Louisiana’s Restrictive Abortion Law
Another day, another big loss for the Trump Administration and I would argue another great win for American society. In a 5-4 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberal wing of the Court to form a majority, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)… Continue reading 5-4 SCOTUS Upholds DACA: Admin Had No Right to Terminate Program
In a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and transgender status, a major victory for advocates of gay rights; the transgender rights movement; and anyone who recognizes the invalidity of discrimination against any class of people on… Continue reading SCOTUS Rules LGBTQ Workers Covered Under Civil Rights Act
The arc of Lenny “Nails” Dykstra’s life is like a roller coaster. Well at least that first part of the rollercoaster where you go up a huge hill, reach the top, and then speedily plummet to the bottom. Lenny’s hit so rock-bottom that recently a NY Judge ruled he is “libel-proof.” That is, his public… Continue reading Say What You Want About Lenny Dykstra . . . . I Mean It, NY Ct. Rules You Can’t Defame Him.
Herb Stempel, 93, would have loved to see his obit in the NY Times today. A full half page with a huge picture! I’m certain it would have brought a smile to his face. Famous again after years of anonymity! If you worked in the Corporation Counsel’s Office (the City’s lawyers a/k/a the NYC Law… Continue reading In Memoriam: Herb Stempel