Thursday, September 16, 2010

National Law Journal: Legal Times Afternoon Update September 15, 2010.

Source: September 16, 2010.

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Labor Department Sues Tyson for Gender Discrimination
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed suit against Tyson Fresh Meat, alleging that the company systematically rejected female job applicants at its plant in Joslin, Ill.

Specter Still Resolved to Require Cameras in Supreme Court
Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) has told The National Law Journal that the Judicial Conference's newly announced experiment with camera access in federal district courts won't deter him from pushing his bill to require cameras in the Supreme Court.

FBI Veteran Says Judge Didn't Disclose Cash Payments

A former FBI agent said today that impeached U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. did not mention taking money from his former law partners when the agent interviewed Porteous as part of the Senate confirmation process in 1994.

D.C. Attorney General Preparing to Step Down
Peter Nickles, the D.C. attorney general who has drawn fire for his close ties to Mayor Adrian Fenty, said that in light of Fenty’s loss to D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray loss in last night’s Democratic primary, he plans to announce either his retirement or resignation within the next 30 days. The former Covington & Burling partner said in an interview today that he “could not serve under Mr. Gray’s mayoralty.”

Senator Says Re-banning Animal Crush Videos 'A Virtual Certainty'
A speedy Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this morning paid notice to animal rights groups that hope to flatten a resurgence of "animal crush" videos, an industry they say has regained ground after the United States v. Stevens decision reversed a previous ban on their creation and distribution.

On NBC Tonight: The Latest Supreme Court-Based Drama
Every few years, Hollywood launches a new TV drama based on the Supreme Court, focused on either fictionally flawed justices or hot law clerks. So far, the shows have all crashed and burned. Hewing too closely to real life at the Court tends to make the dramas dry, while spicing things up makes them too unbelievable.

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