June 2015 News Release Archive | Emory University School of Law
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."
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.
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 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.
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.
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.