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August 28, 2012

Wal-Mart, Merrill Lynch, class actions, and disparate impact, oh my!

Today, PLF filed this amicus brief  in the Supreme Court in support of certiorari in Merrill Lynch v. McReynolds.  This is a very interesting case that crosses over into two PLF projects: Free Enterprise and Equality Under the Law. In Merrill Lynch, disgruntled employees are suing Merrill Lynch for disparate impact discrimination.  They allege ...

March 13, 2012
October 08, 2010

Ninth Circuit saves Washington's felon disenfranchisement law in Farrakhan v. Gregoire

Author: Ralph W. Kasarda Yesterday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important decision in a case called Farrakhan v. Gregoire.  In Farrakhan, felons claimed that the state of Washington's felon disenfranchisement law violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, because the law results in a denial or abridgement of ...