Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Student’s Preliminary Rights Under Title IX

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In a landmark decision, a unanimous three-judge panel from the Seventh Circuit became the first federal appellate court to recognize Title IX’s prohibition against sex discrimination as a direct protection for transgender students’ right to use the bathroom that corresponds …

Five Students File Title IX Lawsuit Against Howard University

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May 10, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – Three students and two former students of Howard University filed a complaint in federal court asserting that Howard failed to respond reasonably to their complaints of sexual violence in violation of Title IX. Title …

Linda Correia, Jonathan Puth & Subhashini Bollini Selected to 2017 Super Lawyers

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Super Lawyers has selected Linda M. Correia and Jonathan C. Puth of Correia & Puth, PLLC to the 2017 Washington, DC Super Lawyers list. Ms. Correia and Mr. Puth are recognized leaders in the law and have been selected for inclusion …

In Landmark Decision, Seventh Circuit Holds that Sex Includes Sexual Orientation

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In a groundbreaking, 8-3 decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, the full Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation violates federal civil rights law. The court found that such …

Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch and Employment Law

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President Donald Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. As Congress, civil rights and advocacy organizations prepare for a vote on his nomination, Gorsuch’s previous record as …

Trump’s Rollback of Transgender Rights: What It Means and What It Doesn’t

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This week, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, under the direction of President Trump, withdrew guidance to schools that receive federal funding that Title IX requires transgender students the right to use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. In …