U.S. Seventh Circuit
White Castle Employee Claims Burger Vendor Violated Biometric Privacy Law for a Decade
The proposed class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain alleges that fingerprint scans used to access restaurant computer systems violate the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).Read more about "White Castle Employee Claims Burger Vendor Violated Biometric Privacy Law for a Decade"
7th Circuit: Ongoing Pay Discrimination Can Bring Old Statements Back Into Evidence
When Cheryl Kellogg was hired to teach life science at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities in 2006, she thought the salary offer of $32,000 a year seemed low. After all, she had a master's degree and had been teaching for more than a decade. And the Academy was an elite residential high school that shared a campus with Ball State.Read more about "7th Circuit: Ongoing Pay Discrimination Can Bring Old Statements Back Into Evidence"
Submitting an Amicus Brief? Judge Michael Scudder of the Seventh Circuit Has Some Tips.
Many judges welcome friend-of-the-court submissions as helpful tools to decide cases. However, according to Judge Scudder, who offered tips for submitting amicus briefs in a recent opinion, these briefs too often simply repeat the parties' arguments using different language. In effect, they are provided to show broad support for a position. According to Judge Scudder, an amicus brief should not be submitted as a vote from a special interest group for a particular outcome.Read more about "Submitting an Amicus Brief? Judge Michael Scudder of the Seventh Circuit Has Some Tips."
4 Things to Know About Amy Coney Barrett
President Trump has officially tapped 7th Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Associate Supreme Court Justice, with only weeks left before the election. If confirmed, the 48-year-old would be the youngest person on the Court - with the potential to shape American jurisprudence for decades. Here are four important things to know about Judge Barrett: 1.Read more about "4 Things to Know About Amy Coney Barrett"
Will 7th Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett Be Trump's Next Supreme Court Pick?
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a judicial powerhouse (whether you agreed with her or not), has once again put a question mark on the makeup of the Supreme Court. Within days of her passing, President Trump announced that he intended to nominate a woman to replace her. And the name that continues to appear on the shortlist of potential nominees? 7th Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett.Read more about "Will 7th Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett Be Trump's Next Supreme Court Pick?"
Idiot’s Agatha Christie Murder Plot Is Foiled. Seventh Circuit Is Not Impressed.
Agatha Christie's 1961 bestseller The Pale Horse centers around supposed witches who can kill from a distance. Spoiler alert: Rather than black magic, a nefarious group of ne'er-do-wells are in fact using thallium, a chemical element that was once used as a tasteless, odorless rat poisoning, to murder. The ingenious plan is foiled only through our plucky heroes, historian Mark Easterbrook and famed detective novelist Ariadne Oliver (who is based on Christie herself).Read more about "Idiot’s Agatha Christie Murder Plot Is Foiled. Seventh Circuit Is Not Impressed."