Category Archives: Courts and the Judiciary

Not Very Discriminating?: Court of Appeals Of Michigan Erroneously Affirms Summary Judgment Order In Employment Discrimination/Retaliation Appeal

The recent opinion of the Court of Appeals of Michigan in Syrowatka v. County of Washtenaw, 2009 WL 529213 (Mich.App. 2009), affirmed a trial court order granting the defendant’s motion for summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff’s claims for employment discrimination … Continue reading

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We, The Jury: Why Aren’t There Jury Impeachment Appeals Alleging Juror Sexism?

Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b)  precludes jurors from impeaching their verdicts after trial through testimony concerning anything internal to the jury deliberation process.  Accordingly, jurors can’t invalidate their verdicts by testifying after trial that jurors (a) misunderstood jury instructions (even … Continue reading

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National Network to End Domestic Violence Praises Landmark Supreme Court Decision

From the FLP mailbox, a  press release from the National Network to End Domestic Violence, exerpted here: Advocates against domestic violence today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision to uphold the federal Lautenberg Amendment that bans convicted domestic violence … Continue reading

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Saturday Evening Review

This week’s Saturday Evening Review centers on  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,  returning to the Court this week after surgery.   As Robert Barnes  reported  for the Washington Post on Tuesday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court bench … Continue reading

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