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May 26 Digest

Posted By Administration, Friday, May 26, 2017

When Michelle Wanted Barack to Be a SCOTUS Law Clerk

The day after Barack Obama became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review in 1990, he took a phone call from Sheryll Cashin, then a law clerk to Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Mikva by then was a “feeder judge” for Supreme Court law clerks, and Cashin told Obama that Mikva was “very interested in you,” according to a new biography of Obama’s life before becoming president in 2009.

Read the full story at The National Law Journal


Calif. Chief Justice Defends Letter Assailing Trump's Immigration Arrests

SACRAMENTO—California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said the state Supreme Court chambers were flooded with calls from “profane and very angry people” after she asked federal officials in March to stop arresting undocumented immigrants in state courthouses.

“And I received a lot of letters that said, ‘This is not your job … You shouldn’t be involved in politics. You’re just a judge who should interpret the law.’” Tani Cantil-Sakauye said Thursday in remarks at the Sacramento Press Club.

Read the full story at The National Law Journal


An Employee Spoke Out on Glassdoor.com, and Now the EEOC Is Suing His Company

Not long after Adrian Scott Duane posted a comment on Glassdoor.com that said his company’s managers “do not know what the word ‘discrimination’ means, nor do they think it matters,” the 32-year-old transgender worker’s desk had been cleared and he was fired from a Silicon Valley-based education technology company.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday filed suit in California against IXL Learning Inc. on behalf of Duane claiming the company violated federal law and that the dismissal was retaliation for the comments Duane posted on Glassdoor, the job recruiting website.

Read the full story at The National Law Journal

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