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Easier to sue for job discrimination over forced transfers

April 18, 2024

Supreme Court makes it easier to sue for job discrimination over forced transfers

The Supreme Court has made it easier for workers who are transferred from one job to another against their will to pursue job discrimination claims under federal civil rights law, even when they are not demoted or docked pay.

Workers only have to show that the transfer resulted in some, but not necessarily significant, harm to prove their claims, Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court.

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Supreme Court unanimously rules against government in No Fly List case

March 19, 2024

Fikre alleges that he traveled to Sudan in late 2009 in pursuit of growing an electronics business in his native East Africa. The FBI questioned him while in Sudan, according to court filings, telling Fikre he was on the No Fly List and could be removed if he became an informant.

Read more at The Hill

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Supreme Court won’t hear case of woman ticketed for honking horn

February 27, 2024

The appeal to the high court was brought by Susan Porter of California, who received a ticket in 2017 for honking her car’s horn in support of a group rallying outside the office of her congressman

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Supreme Court Tax Case Reveals Two Issues in Estate Protection

January 12, 2024
The US Supreme Court on Dec. 13 agreed to hear arguments in Connelly v. United States, wading into a circuit split on the proper estate tax valuation of a decedent’s shares in a closely held business.
The case highlights the importance of two actions that can help practitioners protect their business-owning clients.
Read more at Bloomberg Tax

AI won’t displace human judges, but will affect judiciary

January 3, 2024

In his annual report, Chief Justice John Roberts on Sunday addressed the future of artificial intelligence in the judiciary. Roberts predicted that “human judges will be around for a while,” but he also suggested that “judicial work—particularly at the trial level—will be significantly affected by AI,” and he assured members of the public that committees within the federal judiciary would consider the use of AI in litigation in the federal courts.

Read more at SCOTUSblog

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Supreme Court appears wary of repercussions of major case that could upend tax code

December 5, 2023

The potential impact of a decision by the Supreme Court addressing Congress' power to tax certain types of unrealized gains has sparked disagreement among organizations weighing in, while bringing together one-time political opponents who warn about a ruling's repercussions.

Read more at CBS News

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Supreme Court to adopt code of ethics for first time

November 15, 2023

The code would improve transparency around gifts received by justices and set up a process to investigate and enforce violations.

Read more at Fox17

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Justices again side with Biden on ghost guns

October 18, 2023

Ghost guns are firearms without serial numbers that virtually anyone can assemble from parts, often purchased in a kit. In 2022, the ATF issued a rule to make clear that federal laws governing the sale of firearms – requiring, for example, background checks for purchases and imposing record keeping obligations – apply to ghost guns.

Read more at SCOTUSblog

New term for conservative US Supreme Court

October 3, 2023

Among the cases the court previously agreed to hear this term are major ones involving gun rights, the power of federal agencies, social media regulation, OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy settlement, the legality of Republican-drawn electoral districts and more.

Read more at Reuters

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A Supreme Court Case Over The Word ‘And’

September 27, 2023

Why Thousands Of Prisoners Could Be Spared Because Of A Supreme Court Case Over The Word ‘And’

The legal dispute is over what “and” means in that case—whether it means someone must get the mandatory minimum if any of those three criminal history rules applies, or if they can avoid a harsher sentence as long as they don’t satisfy all three.

Read more at Forbes

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