Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Fresh Law

The Iowa Court of Appeals has posted its latest decisions.

How Appealing notes the evictions are underway for the Kelo plaintiffs.

SCOTUSBlog is all over the Roberts hearings.

An interesting debate over at Volokh regarding the Missouri Attorney General's lawsuit against the racist post-Katrina fundraisers. Includes a link to the complaint and some caselaw. My question: if a race-restricted charity is illegal per se, how do they make an exception for things like the United Negro College Fund?

Speaking of racism, there's this post on TalkLeft: A lawsuit filed today alleges that Tyson Foods, Inc. is responsible for maintaining a segregated bathroom and break room, reminiscent of the Jim Crow era, in its Ashland, Alabama chicken processing plant. Twelve African-American employees filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, alleging that a “Whites Only” sign and a padlock denied them access to a bathroom in the Ashland plant.

Roger Bentley's lawyers apparently think Council Bluffs is either more defendant-friendly or less well-read than Davanport.

By the way, is it just me or do the legal posts on Des Moines Craigslist violate a bunch of Iowa advertising ethics rules, particularly the one requiring the long-winded disclaimer?

Okay, what does it say about us as a nation if we have to specify? "Officials: Donate new underwear"

UPDATE: Round II of the Pledge of Allegience litigation has officially started. Newdow is sidetracked, but the rest of the plaintiffs are not.

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