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August 24 Digest

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 24, 2017

California's Prop. 66, Speeding Up Death Appeals, Survives Challenge

California's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 2016 voter-approved initiative aimed at speeding up the state’s death penalty process. The five-member majority held, however, that Proposition 66's strict five-year deadline for courts handling appeals "must be deemed directive rather than mandatory."
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Susan Fowler, Uber's Thorn, Shares Her Story With the Supreme Court

Susan Fowler, the former Uber engineer who exposed in a blog post her claims of a hostile work environment, tells the U.S. Supreme Court in a key workplace challenge that class action waivers in arbitration agreements unfairly allow companies to eliminate legal risks associated with systemic, illegal employment practices.
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