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Fifth Circuit Rejects Obama Administration’s Effort to Free Executive Actions From Injunction

May 27, 2015

Sachs Lowell Sachs
On May 26, 2015 a three judge panel for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a request by the Obama administration to lift an injunction currently blocking aspects of President Obama’s executive action on immigration. The injunction, imposed by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen on February 16, 2015, in response to a suit brought by representatives from 26 states opposing President Obama’s executive action, applied specifically to the creation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program and the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program—known as DAPA and DACA respectively.

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Supreme Court Forges New “Significant Burden” Interpretation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States settled a controversy surrounding an employer’s policy that provided light-duty work for certain employees (including some disabled employees) but not for pregnant workers. The case was brought by a worker who tried to show—through indirect evidence—that the policy resulted in the disparate treatment of pregnant workers.

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