on Aug 7, 2020 at 7:00 am
- The long-running dispute over compensation for college athletes is back at the Supreme Court. CNN’s Ariane de Vogue reports that the NCAA filed an emergency request on Thursday asking the justices to issue a stay of a lower court’s ruling that allows colleges to give student-athletes money for computers, study-abroad scholarships and other academic products and services. “The case,” de Vogue writes, “is the latest dispute between those who believe that schools should be able to decide for themselves how to compensate their athletes against the NCAA, which says such efforts could blur the line between college and professional sports.”
- Kate Sosin of The 19th reports (in a story published in USA Today) that the Department of Justice has not issued new guidance to enforce the court’s June 15 ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, which held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination.
- Delilah Friedler of Mother Jones reports on a successful two-decades-long effort by a group called the Tribal Supreme Court Project to improve outcomes for Native Americans in cases before the court.
- In Slate, Dahlia Lithwick and Steve Vladeck argue that some political conservatives are attempting to paint Chief Justice John Roberts as a villain in an attempt to drive voter turnout in this year’s election.
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