The son of a slave, Republican Alexander G. Clark (b. 1826) worked to improve the status of blacks in Iowa. He is best remembered for refusing to accept segregated schools. In 1867, when his school district said his daughter couldn't attend the same public school as white students, he sued. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled in his favor in 1868. The decision was an important one, preceding by 86 years the landmark 1954 ruling in a Topeka, Kan., case.
Prop 8 ruling outside Federal court in San Francisco 4 People gathered in front of the Federal court waiting for the decision checking their phones. People first learned of the decision from a facebook status update www.equalrightsfoundation.org Link to PDF of decision www.equalrightsfoundation.org/legal-filings/district-cour... www.eqca.org prop8trialtracker.com firedoglake.com/prop8trial/
FACEBOOK is facing the real possibility of paying its users up to $10,000 EACH, for violating their privacy, if the plaintiffs prevail in a developing lawsuit. The case is known as Campbell v. Facebook Inc, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, No. 13-5996. The lawsuit was filed by FACEBOOK user Matthew Campbell. The suit is seeking class action status on behalf of all American users who sent or received private messages that included any website addresses in their content…
A federal district court's ruling that only Gonzalez's father could petition for asylum on the boy's behalf was upheld by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. After the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case, federal agents took Gonzalez from his relatives and returned him to Cuba in June 2000. The true story of Elian Gonzalez is on DVD.
ULTA faces class action! The cosmetics retailer has been accused by former shop managers in California of misclassifying their employment status to avoid paying overtime wages. Jaimie Quinby, Linda Gomes and Eric Fontes are the named plaintiffs in the class action suit, Quinby et al. v. ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Case 3:15-cv-04099.
German pop star Nadja Benaissa was found guilty of knowingly infecting an ex-boyfriend with HIV by having unprotected sex without telling him of her status. The 28-year-old, who performed in the band No Angels, received a two-year suspended sentence. Here, she waits for the beginning of another session of her trial in the district court house in the western German city of Darmstadt on Aug. 25