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Aug 04, 2020
By Susan Feder
On July 17, our country laid to rest an icon of the Civil Rights Movement: Congressman John Lewis. At his funeral, numerous dignitaries, including three former U.S. Presidents, honored his lifetime of contributions to our country. Lewis served in Congress for 33 years, dedicating his life to the fight for equality and justice. And fight he did. Arrested over 40 times, beaten on numerous occasions, he is known to have counseled others to, “Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America.”
Jul 02, 2020
By Susan Feder
While we are unfortunately still in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic, the month of June did bring some positive news in the form of several actions by the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court that came with varying degrees of surprise to many observers. The Independence Day holiday is an appropriate time to celebrate the continued independence of our judicial system, and its ability to protect the rights of marginalized communities in our society.
Jul 01, 2020
By David Nahmias and David Maxson Harris
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a watershed decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, holding that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and transgender status. The decision has implications for numerous other statutes, and offers insight into the judicial philosophy of the author of the majority opinion—the Court’s second-newest justice, Neil Gorsuch.
Jun 30, 2020
Local News & Information Regarding COVID-19. Including Marin County Superior Court updates, Administrative orders, and Emergency orders.
Jun 05, 2020
By Robert Rosborough
When I wrote my introduction for the last Marin Lawyer, the world was a different place. We had originally planned the theme for this issue to be the environment. As SARS-CoV-2 (the official name for the novel coronavirus) made its way around the world, articles relating to the virus seemed a natural extension of our theme. And when sheltering in place separated us not only from our colleagues but from much of our ordinary lives, there seemed to be little else to talk about besides the virus. Hence we bring you an issue mostly about the pandemic and just a few of the many unusual legal issues it raises.