Civil Rights Appellate Clinic News
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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.
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.