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Legal Wrap: Baby Veronica Case Pits States Against Each Other

The fallout from the Supreme Court's decision in Baby Veronica (above) continues.

The fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision in Baby Veronica continues. Meanwhile, in Montana, justice seems a long way off.

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Why It’s So Hard to Sue Wal-Mart for Gender Discrimination

A recent decision out of San Francisco shows just how difficult it is to hold large corporations accountable through class-action lawsuits, thanks to the Roberts Court.

A recent decision out of San Francisco shows just how difficult it is to hold large corporations accountable through class-action lawsuits, thanks to the Roberts Court.

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Women Wake Up Grumpier? Look Around and You’ll See Why

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Duke University published a new study, which found that women wake up grumpier than men and asserts that women need more sleep than men. Me? I think there is just a lot to be grumpy about lately.

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As Fiftieth Anniversary of Equal Pay Act Nears, Wal-Mart Continues to Defend Unequal Pay Practices

In the decade since the original Wal-Mart v. Dukes suit began, the national gender wage gap has remained steady at 77 cents to the dollar. This case is just one example that there is much, much more work to be done to improve women’s economic status in the US.

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The Lesson of Delhi Charter School: It’s Time to Truly Support Pregnant and Parenting Teens

This week all eyes turned to the Delhi Charter School, which rescinded a policy that grossly discriminated against female students. This situation underscores how ineffective we are at supporting pregnant and parenting teens.

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Delhi Charter School To Discontinue Practice of Forced Pregnancy Testing and Discrimination

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In the face of major backlash, the school has decided to reverse its discriminatory policy.

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Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland: A Warning to Women

This week the U.S. Supreme Court held that states cannot be sued for denying workers sick leave. The majority opinion handing down on Tuesday should be a warning to women: the Supreme Court most definitely does not have our backs.

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Wal-Mart Gets a Free Pass For Bias From the Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court issued its decision in the Dukes v. Wal-Mart sex discrimination case yesterday, a frustrating ruling that doesn’t challenge the existence of bias, but that exempts the company from accountability.

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Supreme Court Blocks Class-Action Lawsuit Against Walmart

The Supreme Court ruled for Wal-Mart on Monday in its fight to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit on behalf of women who work there, according to the Associated Press.

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Supreme Court to Rule on Whether Wal-Mart Discrimination Suit is Class-Action

In what could be a great boon for the retailer, the Supreme Court has announced it will hear Wal-Mart’s appeal that the gender discrimination suit not be allowed as class-action.

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