ADMINISTRATIVE LAW, CIVIL RIGHTS, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, ELECTIONS, GOVERNMENT LAW
Riley v. Kennedy, No. 07-77
In a case concerning section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Court rules that a covered state need not obtain fresh preclearance required by section 5 in order to reinstate an election practice prevailing before the enactment of an election law struck down by the state’s supreme court.
CIVIL PROCEDURE, CIVIL RIGHTS, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, CONTRACTS, LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW
CBOCS W., Inc. v. Humphries, No. 06-1431
The longstanding civil rights law, 42 U.S.C. section 1981, encompasses retaliation claims.
CIVIL RIGHTS, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, GOVERNMENT LAW, LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW
Gomez-Perez v. Potter, No. 06-1321
A federal employee who is a victim of retaliation due to the filing of a complaint of age discrimination may assert a claim under the federal-sector provision of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. section 633a(a).