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Federal judge in Texas rules EEOC guidance limiting use of criminal background checks unenforceable

Federal district judge Sam Cummings[official bio] on Thursday ruled [opinion; pdf] that an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guideline [text] limiting employers’ use of criminal background checks in the hiring process is unenforceable. Texas, the plaintiff, claimed that the guideline was issued without notice and comment, overstepped the EEOC’s authority,


Federal judge blocks Florida abortion counseling law

A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida  on Friday blocked  a Florida law that would require individuals and groups that offer abortion advice to provide an in-depth explanation of the procedure, lay out potential alternatives, notify parents before making a referral


Federal judge rejects bid to dismiss immigration suit against Trump and USCIS

The US District Court for the Western District of Washington [official website] on Wednesday denied in part and granted in part a motion to dismiss [order, PDF] a class-action suit filed against President Donald Trump [official profile] and the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) [official website]. The suit was filed against the Controlled


Federal judge upholds Arizona identity theft laws

NEWS SCAN A federal judge ruled  that two Arizona identity theft laws used to support Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s workplace raids did not have discriminatory purpose and will remain on the books. US District Court Judge David Campbell’s ruling follows a 2014 lawsuit brought by civil-rights