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.”
  • And, finally, your humble Justice Editor spent last night discussing the Clarence Thomas ethics scandal with Rachel Maddow: