Category Archives: A. Why sue and who sues?

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Gee, you think this might lead to lawsuits?

From 538 Significant Digits: Title VII Attorney General Jeff Sessions has changed a federal policy with a memo to agency heads and U.S. attorneys indicating that Title VII’s sex discrimination protections do not apply to transgender workers. This could lead … Continue reading

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The Sue Rule: anyone can sue anyone at any time, but…

It’s a rule. I learned it years ago from a lawyer I worked for. The “but” is most significant. (Can also be spelled “butt.”) As Darrell Issa learned when he sued an opponent for defamation. Here’s DailyKos Elections dish about … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin defamation suit v NYT dismissed

Ooh ooh ooh, I do so love being right! Thanks to Zoe Tillman, who tweeted the news even before the Times posted it. And do read Judge Jed Rakoff’s paragraph below about the First Amendment and political journalism. It shines … Continue reading

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