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The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jul 2

    Survey Say

    Survey Say
    The results are in on my recent Faculty Lounge poll as to which woman should be the new face of the US$10 bill! First things first: 61 voters cast their vote in this Condorcet poll, ranking seven candidates—Caitlyn Jenner, Rachel...
  • Jul 2

    African American Artist House Trivia

    African American Artist House Trivia
    In preparation for a post for July 4, I went in search this morning of the house of a civil rights hero, who grew up in my hometown. I was excited to see, after some work in the census of...
  • Jul 1

    Justice Scalia and Public Office

    Justice Scalia and Public Office
    Much has been written about the dilemma of Red State county clerks and other officials who have religious objections to same sex marriage. Are they required to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples? And what are the consequences if...
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Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 2

    The Purloined Letters -- Update

    The Purloined Letters -- Update
    I posted last year on Ms. Saavedra’s plight – and its implications for employees more generally – when the New Jersey Appellate Division last year upheld an indictment against a worker for removing documents for use in her employment…
  • Jul 1

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?
    In recent legal challenges, Uber, Lyft, and other so-called “ride-sharing” companies have argued that the drivers who contract with them are independent contractors, not their employees, for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)…
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Friedrich

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Friedrich
    Today, the Supreme Court granted cert. in Friedrich's v. Cal. Teacher's Association. The issues presented are (1) Whether Abood v. Detroit Board of Education should be overruled and public-sector “agency shop” arrangements invalidated…
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North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Jun 29

    Plaintiffs Win Big in the “Case of the Devious Defecator”

    Plaintiffs Win Big in the “Case of the Devious Defecator”
    On June 22, Jurors awarded $2.25 million in damages for plaintiffs Jack Lowe and Dennis Reynolds, whose DNA was unlawfully obtained by their employer, Defendant Atlas Logistics Retail Services (Atlanta), LLC. An Atlanta Judge had already…
  • Jun 22

    DNA Testing Catches Rogue Chili’s Employee Who Spit in Customer’s Beverage

    DNA Testing Catches Rogue Chili’s Employee Who Spit in Customer’s Beverage
    Tech law is not always about macro-level global headlines like drones, autonomous vehicles, or Edward Snowden. No, sometimes it’s just about a guy trying to enjoy dinner at Chili’s. Those who work in the food industry have been…
  • Jun 15

    Sanctions for Cyber Hackers? The White House Considers its Option

    Sanctions for Cyber Hackers? The White House Considers its Option
    In April, in response to the cyberattacks on Sony Pictures last November, President Obama announced an executive action that allows the Treasury Department to impose punitive financial sanctions on hackers that threaten national security. In…
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Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Jun 26

    The Virginia Supreme Court on Charitable Corporations as Trustee

    The Virginia Supreme Court on Charitable Corporations as Trustee
    We have been following the Sweet Briar College litigation and settlement on this blog (see here and here). I thought readers might be interested in knowing precisely what the Virginia Supreme Court stated in its order leading up to the...
  • Jun 25

    King v. Burwell Approves of Tax Credits for Purchasers of Insurance through Federal Exchange

    King v. Burwell Approves of Tax Credits for Purchasers of Insurance through Federal Exchange
    The Supreme Court has issued its opinion in King v. Burwell today. In a majority opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts (and joined by Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan), the Court interpreted the Affordable…
  • Jun 25

    How the Same-Sex Marriage Case Could Affect Religious Nonprofit

    How the Same-Sex Marriage Case Could Affect Religious Nonprofit
    The New York Times has published a piece exploring how nonprofits could be affected by the pending Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which raises the issue of whether the United States Constitution establishes a right to enter…
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