Donald Trump’s Failed Attempt to Shield His Social Media Attacks From Libel Claims Of E. Jean Carroll Based on Section 74 of the New York Civil Rights Law

This article discusses Section 74 of the New York Civil Rights Law, which provides “absolute” protection against a claim of defamation arising from a “fair and true report of judicial proceedings,” even if the report is made outside the courthouse.  It also addresses the application of Section 74 to the...

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Policy Excluding Female Employees from Supervising Prison Dry Cells Found Discriminatory

The Federal Correctional Institute in Memphis, Tennessee, (“FCI-Memphis”) is one of 122 prisons run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). The inmates at FCI-Memphis are all males, but the institution has 49 female employees. Due to a chronic shortage of correctional officers, FCI-Memphis regularly “augments” (i.e. requires) females to...

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Supreme Court Reinstates Stay on Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers

In a 6-3 decision issued January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court cast significant doubt on the viability of a pillar of President Biden’s plan to fight to the spread of Covid-19. The Court’s majority held that challengers were likely to succeed on their claim that the Occupational Safety and Health...

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