Tag Archives: Equal Protection Clause

Civil rights plaintiff can’t get attorney fees

A civil rights plaintiff did not become a “prevailing party” entitled to attorney fees when the defendant capitulated shortly after the case was filed, the en banc 3rd Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.

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Is citizenship law’s gender difference unconstitutional?

WASHINGTON – In a case considering the constitutionality of a law that makes it easier for a child of unmarried parents to obtain citizenship if the mother is a U.S. citizen than if the father is, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court grappled with issues of gender bias, judicial remedies and Congress’s power.

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