Juez respetado publica imágenes sexuales en línea

Como sabrá, California cae dentro de la jurisdicción del Tribunal de Apelaciones del Noveno Circuito de los Estados Unidos, y el juez principal de ese tribunal es un tal Alex Kozinski. Un brillante jurista, Reagan lo nombró por primera vez para la Corte a la tierna edad de 35 años, lo que lo convirtió en el apelador federal más joven.

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Sorpresa: ¡La Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos falla a favor de los empleados!

La Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos ha estado decididamente en contra de los empleados y a favor de los empleadores desde que los jueces Roberts y Alito, designados por Dubya, se unieron al tribunal. El infame y horrible fallo Ledbetter contra Goodyear de la Corte Suprema (y la votación en contra de la ley destinada a revocar a Ledbetter por parte del Congreso) parecían ser un toque de atención.

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Un juez se ve (finalmente) obligado a dimitir

A little while ago, I posted about Judge James Brooks. He had engaged in shenanigans that turned a trial into a circus and humiliated Michelle Reinglass, one of the leading plaintiff-side trial lawyers in California. Well Judge Brooks has finally gotten what was coming to him.

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'Si tienes un trabajo, mantenlo'

It looks like the proverbial bullpucky is hitting the economic fan. According to an Associate Press news article, Huge Job Losses Set Off Recession Alarms, the U.S. economy lost almost a quarter million jobs in the first three months of 2008 alone. That’s a staggering rate.

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Voir Dire en otras partes del país

It looks like I’m in a “jury duty” state of mind today. Here’s a second interesting post regarding juries, this time the process of selecting a jury. Just to set the context up, some lawyers believe it is important to have as much time as necessary to conduct voir dire (a fancy way of saying…

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¿Son los médicos “empleados” del hospital?

Are doctors who have privileges at hospitals employees of the hospital or merely independent contractors (i.e., the hospital issues them an IRS Form 1099 at tax-time)? That’s a question that was raised in a case called Salamon v. Our Lady of Victory Hospital. The issue is important because many anti-discrimination and sexual harassment laws cover…

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¿Ley de Derechos Civiles de 2008?

Good news for employees. Workplace Prof Blog reports on a new Democrat bill introduced in the House and Senate, the Civil Rights Act of 2008, H.R. 2159 & S. 2554, which will significantly expand employees’ rights under federal law. With a Democrat likely to be occupying the presidency for the next term, I think this…

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Por qué maldecir a un juez NO es una buena idea

I just came across this news story where a fellow called a judge an “SOB” several times. The judge found him in contempt of court and sentenced him to nearly 3 years in prison. Newsflash: judges can throw people in jail for disturbing the decorum of the court. Think twice before taking on a judge.…

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