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4 Jul 2007, 11:29 pm
It was this choice - to become a lawyer, fighting for civil rights and fairness for all - that would bring Benn distinction.In 1962, he won a case before the United States Supreme Court that determined that segregating people in courtrooms based on race was unconstitutional, which set precedents for courts everywhere. [read post]
7 Jan 2011, 6:44 am by Christa Culver
Mahach-WatkinsDocket: 10-151Issue(s): Whether, when a civil rights plaintiff seeks substantial money damages but receives only nominal damages, a court may award attorney’s fees under 42 U.S.C. § 1988, notwithstanding the failure of the litigation to achieve a significant public benefit such as declaratory, injunctive, or class relief.Certiorari-Stage Documents:Opinion below (9th Circuit)Petition for certiorariBrief in oppositionPetitioners' reply Title: Experian Information… [read post]