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  • Next Time… Maybe Try Avis? — See Also
    by Joe Patrice on December 3, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Careful Who You Mess With: Hertz tries to screw over a law professor and she had none of it. FedSoc Party!!!: Reminder that the Federalist Society's national practice group chair flogged the Redneck Insurrection in January. So he's got some questions to plead the Fifth over. Diversity Training: There are a lot of good reasons to bring diversity training into the firm. There are a lot of good reasons to use third parties to conduct the training. There are a lot of good third-party trainers out there. This one is a little... well... you take a look. Good Dog: Colorado courts tell cops they can't keep using marijuana sniffing dogs to manufacture probable cause since marijuana is, you know, legal there. The post Next Time… Maybe Try Avis? — See Also appeared first on Above the Law.

  • The Granddaddy Of All Conspiracy Theories
    by Kathryn Rubino on December 3, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Don't be a patsy. The post The Granddaddy Of All Conspiracy Theories appeared first on Above the Law.

  • True Diversity Is When White People Play Black People. Like Hamilton.
    by Chris Williams on December 3, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    It's hip-hop. You wouldn't understand. Just do the diversity training, Hilary. The post True Diversity Is When White People Play Black People. Like Hamilton. appeared first on Above the Law.

  • DOJ Tries Again To Persuade A Court That Saying A Woman Is Too Ugly To Rape Is The President’s Actual Job
    by Liz Dye on December 3, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    All it would have taken was a cheek swab to make this thing go away. Just sayin'. The post DOJ Tries Again To Persuade A Court That Saying A Woman Is Too Ugly To Rape Is The President’s Actual Job appeared first on Above the Law.

  • Pentagon IP Office Lacks Support, Expertise: GAO
    by JUSTIN KATZ - BREAKING DEFENSE on December 3, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    The Pentagon's small IP Cadre office is facing challenges since its establishment in 2019. The post Pentagon IP Office Lacks Support, Expertise: GAO appeared first on Above the Law.

SCOTUS Blog
  • Justices to consider obligation of retirement-plan sponsors to pare investment options
    by Ronald Mann on December 3, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Monday’s argument in Hughes v. Northwestern University will give the justices yet another opportunity to explain the fiduciary obligation of the sponsors that control the defined-contribution plans on which so many of us depend for our retirement. This case comes to the justices under ERISA,... The post Justices to consider obligation of retirement-plan sponsors to pare investment options appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Justices will decide scope of judicial review over certain immigration decisions
    by Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia on December 3, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Patel v. Garland raises an important question about whether a federal court can review a decision by an agency within the Department of Justice that a noncitizen is ineligible for a green card. The Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case on Monday.... The post Justices will decide scope of judicial review over certain immigration decisions appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Trump’s steel tariffs, UNC affirmative action, and Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate
    by Andrew Hamm on December 3, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, challenges to President Donald Trump’s 50% tariff on Turkish steel, the University of North Carolina’s use of race in admissions, and Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers.... The post Trump’s steel tariffs, UNC affirmative action, and Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • The morning read for Friday, Dec. 3
    by James Romoser on December 3, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at roundup@scotusblog.com. Here’s the Friday morning read: More Democratic senators are willing to weigh changes to... The post The morning read for Friday, Dec. 3 appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Justices mull availability of emotional distress damages in anti-discrimination cases
    by Rachel Bayefsky on December 2, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument Tuesday in Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, P.L.L.C., a case on whether emotional distress damages are available in certain anti-discrimination suits against recipients of federal funding. Jane Cummings sued Texas-based Premier Rehab for discriminating based on her disability in... The post Justices mull availability of emotional distress damages in anti-discrimination cases appeared first on SCOTUSblog.