Watch for The American Law Journal on PBS stations in 2020. Presented by WHYY-Philadelphia the program plans to be in virtually every media market in the country. (1:30)
The American Law Journal brought home Emmy award statuettes from the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards gala October 13, 2018 in Philadelphia for the program Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo/Weinstein Era in the category Best Interview/Discussion Program. (26:16)
The EEOC maintains its position that LGBT workplace discrimination is sex discrimination under the law, even as the DOJ is set to argue against these protections in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in October. DOJ officials would like to present unity within the Trump Administration, however EEOC Commissioners have made it clear they will not reverse the Obama-era policy of LGBT worker protections. (29:00)
A jury has ruled against Monsanto, owned by Bayer AG, for failure to warn of the cancer-causing risks associated with its herbicide Roundup. “Now two different juries have held that Roundup causes an individual’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Monsanto should be punished for its conduct,” say plaintiff's lawyer Jennifer Moore. (3:59)
Still smarting from not having Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland granted a hearing, 2020 Democrat candidates are addressing the make-up of the U.S. Supreme Court including the possibility of "packing the court" (i.e., adding judges to the bench). Is this a good idea? How can Supreme Court nominations be de-politicized? (3:21)
Fair warning: anything you do or say on social media can and will be used against you in a court of law. As we’ve covered on ALJ, it can be a workers comp claim, a divorce or custody issue, an employment matter, etc. Anything. Here’s a new one: social media posts may affect your Social Security Disability claim. Click the video above, watch at 7:11. Read more.
Justice Kennedy voted conservatively in matters of business, voting rights, campaign finance and plaintiffs' actions, but he sided more with liberal justices on the Court on LGBT and to a certain extent, abortion matters. What impact will his retirement have on Roe? (feature-3:46, program 29:56)
The College Board (SAT exams and Advanced Placement courses) suggests there are two "codes" that are indispensable for success in higher education and life in general. Their surprising conclusion has led to revamping the SAT college entrance and A.P. course exams. (2:49)