All posts by Jeff Young

Sex, Lies, and Videotape: Should Customs and Border Protection Have Paid My Client $285,000 to Settle Her Harassment Case?

I usually don’t crow in public about my victories.  My mom taught me to be modest and let others do your bragging for you.  Besides, every case is different, and I don’t think people are all that interested in reading or hearing about the nitty gritty details that can make the difference between winning and […]

DOMA’S DEMISE GIVES BIRTH TO NEW EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

It’s amazing how fast the landscape has changed with regard to the rights of our fellow citizens in same sex relationships.  Only 27 years ago, in Bowers v. Hardwick, the Supreme Court upheld a state law criminalizing sodomy.    Some 10 years later, in 1996 President Clinton signed into law the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), […]

Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night

Last month, in striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act,  Chief Justice Roberts, writing for the 5-4 majority in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, declared that federal oversight of the electoral process in mostly southern states, including various counties in Florida, no longer was necessary because “things have changed dramatically.”  The Chief Justice […]