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Donning and Doffing: What would Cardozo do?

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Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner is raising eyebrows with this opinion, in which he gleefully admits that he went out and bought safety equipment and timed three clerks as they put it on and took it off in chambers in order to test the reasonableness of the poultry-plant workers’ claims in a “donning and doffing” case.

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High court hears ex post facto sentencing case

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At oral arguments Tuesday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court questioned whether a sentence imposed according to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines in place at the time of sentencing, which was harsher than the sentence that would have been imposed under guidelines at the time of the crime, violated the Constitution’s Ex Post Facto Clause.

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Transgender inmates win appeal over treatments (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a ruling striking down a Wisconsin law banning publicly funded hormone therapy for transgender inmates, saying denying the treatment amounted to torture. The ...

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