April 24, 2008
Second Circuit Holds Vienna Convention Creates No Private Right of Action for Certain Violations. The case, Mora v. New York, is here. Essentially, the court affirmed dismissal of a complaint alleging that a foreign national was not told that, upon arrest, he had the right under the Geneva Convention to contact his consulate. Very lengthy opinion that may, of course, have obvious and broader repercussions!
Efforts to Overturn Ledbetter Fail, for Now. The Washington Post reports how the Senate fell short of overturning the Supreme Court's Ledbetter decision, which made it much more difficult for pay discrimination claims to be brought, and which is discussed below. In addition, our law review just published a very good note on the case, which unfortunately is not yet on line!
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