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Civil Rights Appellate Clinic News

 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'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.
Professor Michael Foreman was asked to lend his expertise at a public meeting held by the EEOC on November 17 to examine the impact of the current economic climate on older Americans. The director of Penn State Law's Civil Rights Appellate Clinic explained the impact of Gross v. FBL Financial Services on older Americans as part of a panel focused on current legal issues. 
Penn State Law's Civil Rights Appellate Clinic has been retained as co-counsel to work with Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC, a Washington, D.C.
University Park, Pa. — The Civil Rights Appellate Clinic at Penn Law recently filed an amici curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case Ricci v. DeStefano. The case is scheduled to heard by the Supreme Court on April 22.

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