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Friday, July 12, 2013

“Supreme Court affirms decision in Nelson v. Knight case”: The Messenger of Fort Dodge, Iowa has a news update that begins, “The Iowa Supreme Court today has ruled that a Fort Dodge dentist did not discriminate against a fired employee because of her status as a woman.”

The Des Moines Register has a news update headlined “Iowa Supreme Court out of touch with women’s concerns, says Nelson’s lawyer” that begins, “Iowa Supreme Court justices today gave Melissa Nelson more expansive reasoning but the same result, finding again in an opinion issued this morning that a Webster County dentist did not discriminate against Nelson when he fired her out of fear that her good looks might prompt him into an extramarital affair.”

And at “On Brief: Iowa’s Appellate Blog,” Ryan Koopmans has a post titled “Iowa Supreme Court reaffirms that unfair terminations based on personal relationships are not illegal.”

You can access today’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Iowa at this link.

Posted at 7:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“Baby Veronica belongs with her adoptive parents”: Christy Maldonado, the birth mother of Baby Veronica, has this essay online today at The Washington Post.

Posted at 7:23 PM by Howard Bashman

“How the Sequester Is Holding Up Our Legal System: Budget cuts caused by the sequester are already hindering the timely administration of justice — and federal judges say a constitutional crisis may be on the horizon.” Andrew Cohen has this essay online today at The Atlantic.

Posted at 7:22 PM by Howard Bashman