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Celebrating and Reflecting on 20 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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”). The ADA, which then President Bush described...

Perry v. Schwarzenegger Resurrects Right of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

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 unconstitutional to deny same-sex couples the same...

EEOC Final Regulations for GINA, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 - Prohibiting Use of Genetic Information for Employment Purposes

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 Title II of GINA (the "Regulation"...

High Court Ruling Recognizing 'Ministerial Exemption' A 'Resounding Victory' For Religious Organizations

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" that bars an ADA lawsuit (and by extension...

State Net Capitol Journal: Former Preclearance States Moving Ahead With Voting Law Changes

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 a strict photo ID requirement for voters, which...