After a judge cleared Harvard in 2019 of similar charges, now the DOJ has concluded a two-year investigation into Yale, alleging discrimination against certain applicant demographics.
In a 6-3 decision authored by Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court rules that employment discrimination against LGBT+ people violates the Civil Rights Act.
Conservatives have laughed at the liberal backlash to Chick-fil-A. But now, they’re seeing one of their own. Will they now turn on the restaurant they used to love?
James Damore, the “echo chamber memo” guy, just filed a high profile lawsuit against his former employer, Google. He might have the chance to blaze a new trail in California employment law along the way.
Or: Why you don’t really believe that religious liberty should allow what you think it should.
Same cast, brand new season! Burt Likko offers a look at some of the high points of the Supreme Court’s docket for the 2014-2015 Term.
One company begins an experiment in ways to take enlightened management techniques down a notch, conveniently in the middle of union negotiations. Burt Likko offers a few answers to the question, “What could possibly go wrong?”
An employment lawyer entertains a very radical idea. Except it may already be real!
Sometimes the law is a cruel mistress.
A potentially mighty case dies not with a shout, but with a one-sentence memorandum, full of legal formality, signifying nothing.
Religious liberty is only given priority when the stakes don’t matter. That’s because few truly believe that “religious” beliefs have special status.
A collaborative post by Chris and Burt Likko, telling the story of an American writer who deserves to be better-known and better-read.
In which the necessity of a law is politically dismissed because of a massive public misunderstanding by a man with an eerily orange face.
New Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled today in favor of a plaintiff who sued for violation of one of that state’s anti-discrimination laws based on a photographer refusing to take pictures at her same-sex commitment ceremony. Burt Likko presents a digest of the decision.
If you’re not reading Cato Unbound – also known as my real job – you should be. Here’s David Bernstein, offering some new thinking on the old debate between property rights and nondiscrimination: Historically,...
A few months ago, I recommended Jason Kuznicki’s excellent article on America’s history of state-sanctioned racial discrimination. In it, Kuznicki discusses the relationship between government regulations and social prejudice (emphasis mine): In a mobile...
(cross-posted from my humble blog) To sort of second Neil’s observation about the power of anti-bullying/anti-prejudice norms to “have a broad and beneficial societal impact,” I’m pretty convinced that you can apply the “broken...
Via Ta-Nehisi Coates comes this piece by Pat Buchanan that centers around the following allegation: Sotomayor got into Princeton, got her No. 1 ranking, was whisked into Yale Law School and made editor of...