Associated Press: U.S. Supreme Court lifts hold on order directing Yeshiva University to recognize LGBTQ+ student group.
The disagreement among the justices appears to be mostly about procedure, with the majority writing in a brief unsigned order that Yeshiva should return to state court to seek quick review and temporary relief while the case continues.
Courthouse News Service: Third Circuit hears appeal in malicious prosecution and civil rights case of physics professor falsely accused of being a spy.
A superconducting technology expert, (Xiaoxing) Xi’s life was turned upside down seven years ago by now-withdrawn espionage charges that accused him of relaying sensitive “pocket heater” technology belonging to the company Superconductor Technologies to Chinese researchers.
Reuters: Senate confirms sixth public defender to federal appeals courts.
The Atlantic: In hindsight, the peak for women in American Law was March 2, 2016.
At that moment, the country appeared inches away from leveraging the law to serve women’s dignity and equality interests on a massive scale. Back in that spring of 2016, we really thought we could see gender equality from our back porches.
And then it was gone.
WPR: California sues Amazon for alleged anticompetitive behavior.
Reuters: Bankruptcy judge reports harassment related to Johnson & Johnson talc case.
Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michael Kaplan in Trenton, New Jersey said at a hearing that he and his staff have been getting angry and menacing messages through phone calls, voicemails, emails and social media posts since his February decision not to dismiss the bankruptcy case of LTL Management LLC.
J&J created the subsidiary in October, assigned its talc liabilities to it and put it in bankruptcy a few days later, in an attempt to resolve approximately 38,000 lawsuits alleging that its Baby Powder and other talc products caused mesothelioma and ovarian cancer.
The Regulatory Review: The myriad administrative obstacles to decarceration.
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