Emory Law News Center

June 2015 News Release Archive | Emory University School of Law

EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

The recent decision in EEOC v. Abercrombie was only surprising because it took so long. The facts of the case are simple: Samantha Elauf is a practicing Muslim woman who wears a headscarf in accordance with her religious beliefs. She applied for a job at Abercrombie, which had a strict employee dress code that included no "caps."

Anthony Douglas Elonis v. United States

Anthony Douglas Elonis v. United States

On June 1, 2015, the Supreme Court decided that negligence cannot sustain a conviction under the federal threats statute, 18 U.S.C. section 875(c). Elonis v. United States was the Supreme Court's first interpretation of section 875(c)'s mental state requirement; most of the federal circuits had addressed this question years earlier, and all but two reached a contrary conclusion about the sufficiency of negligence as a state of mind.

Supreme Court justices from Mozambique visit Emory Law

Supreme Court justices from Mozambique visit Emory Law

Ideas, frustrations, inspiration, and understanding were exchanged when four Supreme Court justices from the Republic of Mozambique visited Emory Law on June 11.

Emory Law's Turner Environmental Law Clinic challenges Nuclear Regulatory Commission on continued storage rule

Emory Law's Turner Environmental Law Clinic challenges Nuclear Regulatory Commission on continued storage rule

Emory Law's Turner Environmental Law Clinic is challenging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's regulation (the "Continued Storage Rule") that addresses nuclear waste storage. The clinic embarks upon this effort on behalf of nine environmental organizations.

Emory Law Journal focuses on polygamy in last issue of year

Emory Law Journal focuses on polygamy in last issue of year

As the Emory Law Journal closes out the academic year, the Journal¿s latest issue assesses the future of marriage law in the specific context of whether polygamy is constitutionally protected.

Witte to spend fall semester at Library of Congress

Witte to spend fall semester at Library of Congress

John Witte, Jr., Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law, McDonald Distinguished Professor, and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, will spend the fall 2015 semester at the Library of Congress to research his new book series.