Civil Rights Appellate Clinic News
Members of Penn State University and the local community will have the opportunity to attend a special appellate hearing held by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. A three-judge panel will hear the cases beginning at 9 a.m.
Seat L to R: Michah Craft and Kimberly Hibbard Standing L to R: Sebastian Conforto, Marianne Sawicki, Bobby Marion, Katie Wagner, Wesley Corning and Shari Manasseh
Lee Gelernt, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyer who litigated the controversial Ashcroft v. al-Kidd case in the U.S. Supreme Court, will speak in the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom in Lewis Katz Building in University Park, Pa., on October 28 at 1 p.m. The event will be simulcast to Room 104, Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, Pa.
Can a civilian employer harass a service member based upon military status?
Penn State Law is again on record with the Supreme Court of the United States. The Law School’s new Civil Rights Appellate Clinic filed an amici curiae brief in Gross v. FBL Financial Services, No. 08-441, on Tuesday, February 5.
At the request of the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor, Professor Michael Foreman, director of Penn State Law's Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, testified during a hearing to examine H.R. 3721, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. If enacted, the legislation would restore civil rights protections for older workers stripped away by the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2009 decision, Gross v.
Civil Rights Appellate Clinic asks High Court to ensure that employees cannot be forced to arbitrate without fair hearing
Penn State Law's Civil Rights Appellate Clinic filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in Rent-A-Center, West v. Antonio Jackson. The Court will hear oral arguments in the case on April 26. The question presented in this case is who, a court or a private arbitrator, should determine whether an arbitration agreement is grossly unfair.