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State Net Capitol Journal: Former Preclearance States Moving Ahead With Voting Law Changes
Posted on 16 Jul 2013 by State Net

Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last month freeing states with a history of voter discrimination from having to obtain federal approval before making any changes to their voting laws, Texas officials announced they would begin enforcing... Read More

Celebrating and Reflecting on 20 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 by Jonathan R. Mook

Twenty years ago this month, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the most sweeping anti-discrimination measure enacted by the Congress since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”... Read More

Perry v. Schwarzenegger Resurrects Right of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples
Posted on 30 Aug 2010 by Diana Richmond

By Diana Richmond, Partner, Sideman & Bancroft, L.L.P. “In December 2010, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether same-sex couples can marry in California,” writes Diana Richmond. “The U.S. District Court ruled it... Read More

High Court Ruling Recognizing 'Ministerial Exemption' A 'Resounding Victory' For Religious Organizations
Posted on 8 Feb 2012 by Darrell VanDeusen

By Darrell VanDeusen In a decision that many are calling a resounding victory for religious organizations, the Supreme Court has unanimously decided that the First Amendment's establishment and free exercise clauses create a "ministerial exception"... Read More

EEOC Final Regulations for GINA, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 - Prohibiting Use of Genetic Information for Employment Purposes
Posted on 21 Dec 2010 by Danyelle S.T. Wright

In this Emerging Issues commentary, Danyelle S.T. Wright and Rachel I. Butt discuss the provisions of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). On November 9, 2010, the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a final rule implementing... Read More