201204.25
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EEOC Extends Protection to Transgendered Woman

The New York Times reports, “In a decision hailed by advocates for transgender people, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that a California woman who was denied a job at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after revealing that she was transitioning from her former life as a man can seek legal…

201204.05
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Bosh Can Proceed Against CCGBA

Daniel Bosh can amend his lawsuit to include excessive force claims against the Cherokee County Governmental Building Authority (CCGBA) under both state and federal law. Opinion here. In an Order filed April 5th, the Court held that Bosh presented a plausible claim against the CCGBA under the Oklahoma Constitution based upon recent decisions from the…

201204.03
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What Does Strip-Search Ruling Mean for Oklahomans?

What does the Supreme Court ruling on strip searches mean for Oklahomans? First the ruling: In a front-page article, the New York Times reports that, “Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, joined by the court’s conservative wing, wrote that courts are in no position to second-guess the judgments of correctional officials.” The decision is contrary to at…