Attorney Monica R. Shah will speak at the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Returning to the Office: Guidance from the Employment and Labor Law Perspectives webinar on Thursday, September 23rd at noon. The webinar will address returning to physical workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is shaped by employment and labor law. Click here to learn more about the webinar and to RSVP.
Attorney Naomi R. Shatz, working with the Mississippi Center for Justice, has settled Professor Garrett Felber’s First Amendment claims against his former employer, the University of Mississippi. Dr. Felber was on the tenure track in the History Department at the University, where he studied twentieth-century African American social movements, Black Radicalism, and the carceral state. As was widely reported in the press, in December 2020 the University terminated Dr. Felber’s contract after he tweeted his opinion that the University had failed to appropriately address instances of racism at the school. Attorney Shatz had this to say about Dr. Felber’s termination: “We are concerned by recent instances of universities across the country ignoring and violating their faculty members’ rights to free speech and academic freedom. Professors like Dr. Felber have a Constitutional right to speak out about injustices they see in their institutions. The University’s decision has deprived it not only of an excellent professor, but of a valued member of its community.” Read the full press release here.
Inga Bernstein has filed a petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court seeking review of the career offender provision of the United States Sentencing Guideline in a case which, if decided in her client’s favor, would have wide-sweeping ramifications for the thousands of people sentenced as career offenders each year and for the deference due to the Sentencing Commission’s Guideline commentary more generally.
Inga Bernstein and Naomi Shatz successfully represented a student in a Title IX proceeding, in which the student was found not responsible for any violations of law or policy.