Monthly Archives: July 2012

Looking ahead to OT 2012: Who is a supervisor?

By Anne King Next term, in Vance v. Ball State University, the Supreme Court will consider the question of who qualifies as a supervisor to hold an employer liabile for workplace harassment under Title VII. This question matters quite a lot because, under the Faragher/Ellerth doctrine (named for Faragher v. City of Boca Raton and Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, decided…

Two hands off the wheel

By Yevgeny Shrago Earlier this month, Ford announced that a self-driving mode for its car was five years away from market. Discounting for the moment that many technologies are five years away for twenty years or more, this advance heralds the beginning of a massive change in the way Americans deal with transportation. Although the early models will only offer…

Drones, Privacy and the Future of Photojournalism: An Interview with Photojournalist and National Press Photographers Association General Counsel Mickey Osterreicher by New York Times First Amendment Fellow Nabiha Syed

By HLPR blog editorial staff Mickey Osterreicher is a veteran photojournalist and serves as General Counsel for the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA).  His work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Time, Newsweek and USA Today as well as on ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News and ESPN. As…

Naked Restraint

By Hudson Kingston Freedom is a concept that many philosophers and law professors could wax eloquent on for a full career without settling on a definition. Perhaps it is true that: “Truth and freedom are difficult concepts to understand. They can’t be grasped by the mind.” These are the words of a prisoner of conscience who…

Ten questions on free speech with David Goldberger, the First Amendment lawyer who won Skokie, McIntyre and other SCOTUS cases

By Jonathan Peters This is the eighth in a series of interviews I’m conducting with lawyers and scholars around the country who’ve made a mark on the First Amendment.  Follow me @jonathanwpeters on Twitter. David Goldberger is a professor emeritus of law at The Ohio State University. He began his career as a staff attorney for the Legal Assistance Foundation…

SCOTUS leaks are rare but not unprecedented

By Jonathan Peters This is the front end of a Slate essay I published. Follow me@jonathanwpeters on Twitter. The Supreme Court isn’t supposed to be like other institutions. It’s supposed to be something more, a place above partisan squabbling, insulated from the unseemly back and forth of politics. The court’s nine justices are the final arbiters of…

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