» Court blocks DACA discovery orders – at least for now
08/12/17 21:23 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Tonight a divided Supreme Court put on hold a set of lower-court orders that would require the federal government to turn over additional documents related to the Trump administration’s decision to end the policy known as Deferred Action...
» Court adds seven new cases to merits docket
08/12/17 20:16 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Supreme Court issued a preliminary set of orders from its conference today, adding seven new cases to its merits docket for the term. The new cases include a high-profile Maryland gerrymandering case, a dispute over federal sentencin...
» Petition of the day
08/12/17 19:18 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The petition of the day is: Blatt, Hasenmiller, Leibsker & Moore, LLC v. Oliva 17-736 Issues: (1) Whether good faith reliance on controlling circuit precedent, prior to any retroactive change in that law, is an unintentional “bona fi...
» Open season for feds closes Monday. It’s not too late to consider health plans.
08/12/17 19:16 from Federal Eye
Open season for the nation’s largest, employer-sponsored health insurance program closes soon. The period when federal employees can select an insurance plan from the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program began Nov. 13 and gen...
» This week’s oral argument audio now available on Oyez
08/12/17 15:02 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Oyez has posted audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran Masterpiece Cakesho...
» SCOTUS for law students: Splitting the free speech community
08/12/17 13:20 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Tuesday’s oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission showed that the justices are divided in their views on the conflict between the free-expression rights of a baker who refused to make a wedding cak...
» Why justices attend the State of the Union: Two political scientists focus on positivity bias
08/12/17 11:23 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Article II of the Constitution provides that the president “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union.” House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican of Wisconsin, has invited President Donald Trump to de...
» Top federal civil servants honored with presidential awards
08/12/17 08:00 from Federal Eye
During these crazy times in Washington, it’s refreshing to take a good news break. Recent headlines in this space told depressing and infuriating tales of sexual abuse, poor government service and leadership vacuums. But not today. This ...
» Argument analysis: Is “cash only” enough for a tax law obstruction charge?
07/12/17 17:50 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Marinello v. United States is a criminal tax case that presents a limiting-principle puzzle. It turns on the meaning of I.R.C. § 7212(a), which makes “corrup[t]” “obstruction” of “the due administration of this Title” a felony. The langu...
» Forgotten Founder: William Ewald on Justice James Wilson, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence
07/12/17 17:34 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Despite signing both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and being one of six original justices appointed to the Supreme Court, James Wilson is not often thought of as a leading light among America’s founders. One explan...
» Argument analysis: What does it take to satisfy an award of attorney’s fees?
07/12/17 12:50 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
In Murphy v. Smith, the Supreme Court is charged with interpreting statutory language that on its face appears straightforward. In prisoners’ federal civil-rights cases that result in an award of money damages and attorney’s fees, the Pr...
» Voya Gives New Meaning to the Term "Continuous Improvement"
07/12/17 11:49 from Catalyst Site Feed
Catalyzing Catalyst December 7, 2017 When Voya Financial spun off from ING Group in 2013, leadership seized the opportunity to build a new kind of company—one centered around a thoughtfully curated culture of integrity, performance, and ...
» Webinar Recording: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
06/12/17 15:20 from Catalyst Site Feed
Webinar Recording December 5, 2017 Talent Management Persons with disabilities face barriers every day that may prevent them from accessing the necessary resources to reach their full potential both in and outside of the workplace. Liste...
» Despite Trump, federal employee morale improves under Trump
06/12/17 01:01 from Federal Eye
If the top office on my job was unexpectedly filled with a racist, Islamophobe caught boasting about groping women, it would hurt my morale. Not so, apparently, with many federal employees. Although President Trump has repeatedly disgrac...
» Q&A for federal workers: Harassment in the workplace
05/12/17 07:00 from Federal Eye
Question: Has there been a recent study of sexual harassment in the federal workplace? Answer: The Merit Systems Protection Board is working on a report on that topic and recently issued preliminary findings from a survey it conducted la...
» The Radical Change Summit: Toronto
04/12/17 13:27 from Catalyst Site Feed
Partner Event In Person 0 This Summit will celebrate those taking a leap forward, rather than a small step. From eradicating the pay gap across an organization to transforming a company culture to be more inclusive, attendees will learn ...
» Catalyst Canada Roundtable: Women in STEM
04/12/17 13:27 from Catalyst Site Feed
Catalyst Event In Person 0 Come and engage in a solutions-driven dialogue on strategies to attract, engage and retain women in STEM industries. 18 January 2018 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET Cisco Canada 88 Queens Quay West Toronto, ON M5J 0B8
» Mostly white male tech sector needs government help on diversity
04/12/17 08:00 from Federal Eye
The technology sector is the vanguard of innovation, but it still looks like a good ol’ boys network. Not only is it made up overwhelmingly of white men, but the percentage of tech workers who are black decreased in recent years, while t...
» Hill’s workplace rights agency points to Congress for lack of transparency
01/12/17 08:00 from Federal Eye
When Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) described the ordeal congressional employees face when reporting sexual harassment as “not a victim friendly process … an institution-protection process,” shade fell on the congressional Office of Compl...
» Webinar Recording: Inclusive Communication
30/11/17 12:07 from Catalyst Site Feed
Webinar Recording November 16, 2017 Global Inclusive Leadership Listen to this webinar recording to hear insights from Catalyst’s tool, Engaging in Conversations About Gender, Race, and Ethnicity.