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N.C. Bottler To Pay $495K On Discrimination Claims

CHARLOTTE , N.C. — (AP) The second-largest bottler of Coca-Cola products in the United States has agreed to settle a racial discrimination case at its Charlotte distribution plant. The U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday. . . . Full version available to lexis.com subscribers .

9 Former Workers Sue Auburn, Allege Discrimination

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - (AP) Nine workers in the Auburn University athletic department who were laid off or reassigned have filed a federal lawsuit accusing the school of racial discrimination. The lawsuit against the university was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court. Five of the former custodial workers...

High Court To Hear New Jersey Man's Appeal Over Strip Searches

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear the case of a man who claims that strip searches in two New Jersey jails violated his constitutional rights. Albert Florence was searched twice in seven days after he was arrested on a warrant for a traffic fine he had already paid. Full...

Legal Foundation: Supreme Court Must Reverse Appeals Court Equal Protection Ruling

DENVER ­­- A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation on July 1 urged the Supreme Court of the United States to reverse a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit invalidating a voter-approved ballot initiative barring discrimination by the State of Michigan on the...

Prosecution File Demonstrates Purposeful Discrimination

The United States Supreme Court, in a 7-1 decision in Foster v. Chatman, 2016 U.S. LEXIS 3486 , held that petitioner Timothy Foster demonstrated purposeful discrimination on the part of prosecutors during his 1987 capital murder trial. The State had used peremptory challenges to strike all qualified...