In June of 2020, SCOTUS handed down a ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, which has presented some questions as to how far the freedoms under Title VII actually reach. Bostock, in brief, held that Title VII of the Civil … Continue reading
Need to know the South Carolina judicial structure and how to appeal from Certain Courts? The resource, Appellate Practice in South Carolina, Second Edition by: Jean Hoefer Toal, Shahin Vafai, And Robert A. Muckenfuss would be a great place to start. The … Continue reading
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Yesterday Judges Traxler, Motz and Thacker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson’s Motion for a Stay, pending appeal, regarding same-sex marriage. As a result, the first gay couple … Continue reading
National Meat Association v. Harris The Court reversed the 9th Circuit holding that California law on downer hogs preempted in federally licensed slaughterhouses by federal meat inspection law: Reynolds v. US Resolving a circuit split, the Court holds 7-2 that … Continue reading
The United States Supreme Court issued a Per Curium order today vacating the redistricting map adopted by a three judge panel in a Voting rights Act challenge to the Texas redistricting plan. The Court ordered the panel to use the … Continue reading
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Recently Senator Dick Durbin, with co-sponsors Richard Blumenthal, John Cornyn, Chuck Grassley, and Amy Klobuchar, introduced S. 1945, Cameras in the Courtroom Act of 2011, which would require televised proceedings of all open sessions of the United States Supreme Court. … Continue reading