"Justiceline: June 21, 2011"
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- The Supreme Court handed a major defeat to over a million women Wal-Mart employees who were the victims of systematic discrimination throughout the company. The women must each sue the store individually to claim gender discrimination, and may not bring a class action.
- The Court also held that civil litigants who face incarceration are not entitled to legal counsel, although they must be accorded “fundamental fairness.”
- The justices also agreed to hear an important medical privacy case involving whether the government illegally disclosed his HIV positive status.
- A Florida teachers union filed suit against Gov. Rick Scott (R) claiming he unconstitutionally imposed a 3 percent pay cut on teachers.
- A judge in Georgia appears poised to enjoin that state’s draconian anti-immigrant law.
- A Wisconsin judge upheld upheld that state’s domestic partnership registry against a claim that it violates the state’s ban on marriage equality.
- And, finally, your humble Justice Editor spent last night discussing the Clarence Thomas ethics scandal with Rachel Maddow: