Legal news from Monday, June 24, 2013

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday released two opinions that narrow the scope of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [text], holding that an employer will only be held vicariously liable for an employee's discriminatory conduct if the employee's behavior ends in a tangible … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 7-2 Monday in United States v. Kebodeaux [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that the federal government can compel a convicted sex offender to register with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 2006 (SORNA) [text; JURIST news archive] even if the offender … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Monday affirmed the conviction [opinion, PDF] of Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam [JURIST news archive], rejecting his argument that wiretap evidence was used improperly to convict him. Rajaratnam was convicted in 2011 on 14 counts related to … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 Monday in Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. v. Bartlett [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that generic drug design defect claims [Cornell LII backgrounder] that turn on the adequacy of a drug's warnings are preempted by federal law under PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing [Cornell … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 7-1 Monday in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin [SCOTUSblog backgrounder; JURIST report] that the appeals court did not apply the correct standard in upholding a ruling for the university in an affirmative action challenge. Petitioner Abigail Noel Fisher, … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] agreed [order list, PDF] Monday to review the president's recess appointment power [JURIST news archive]. In NLRB v. Noel Canning [docket; cert. petition, PDF], the court will decide: (1) whether the president's recess-appointment power may be exercised during a recess that occurs within … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN Security Council (UNSC) [official website] on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution [Resolution 2106, PDF] to strengthen efforts to end impunity for sexual violence affecting not only large numbers of women and girls, but also men and boys. The resolution emphasizes more consistent and rigorous investigation and prosecution … [read more]

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