On December 8, 2010, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in Chamber of Commerce v. Candelria, the case that questions the constitutionality of Arizona’s 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act. The law provides that the employer that knowingly hire illegal aliens can lose their licenses.
Laid-off from $160,00/year Big Law Job Unemployed Lawyer Offers to Clean One Bedroom Apartments for $70
NY Daily News: “After spending a year looking for a job, an out-of-work lawyer dusted off her resume and added a new profession: housekeeper. . . . Alice Lingo posted 30 flyers . . . that say she’ll tidy up apartments for a price and asks, ‘Haven’t you always wanted to see a lawyer clean a toilet?’.”
Los Angeles Times: “A federal judge in Riverside declared the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional Thursday, saying the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy violates the 1st Amendment rights of lesbians and gay men.” Read the judge’s decision.
Washington Post: “If you crunch the numbers, some experts say, college is a bad investment. ‘You’ve been fooled into thinking there’s no other way for my kid to get a job . . . or learn critical thinking or make social connections’,”
Los Angeles Times: “federal employees across the nation owe fully $1 billion in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service. . . . 638 workers on Capitol Hill owe the IRS $9.3 million in back taxes. . . . In the IRS’ parent department, Treasury, 1,204 owe $7,670,814.”
Law, what laws? We don’t need to enforce no stinking federal immigration laws! USA Today: “The Obama administration is changing the federal immigration enforcement strategy in ways that reduce the threat of deportation for millions of illegal immigrants, even as states such as Arizona, Colorado, Virginia, Ohio and Texas are pushing to accelerate deportations.”
Fox News: “Beware the green police. They don’t carry guns and there’s no police academy to train them, but if you don’t recycle your trash properly, they can walk up your driveway and give you a $100 ticket. They know what’s in your trash, they know what you eat, they know how often you bring your recycles to the curb — and they may be coming to your town soon. That is, if they’re not already there.”
Arizona Republic: “Two federal investigations have concluded that Arizona is violating the 1964 Civil Rights Act by shortchanging thousands of students whose first language is not English. Unless remedied, the violations could lead to a loss of federal funding for education in Arizona.”
A National Jurist story examines the omission, misrepresentation and manipulation of some law schools’ law grad work statistics. The story says:
“U.S. News changes rankings to avoid manipulation over employment data. But critics argue that the data is ‘junk’ to begin with and change is needed. ‘It’s clear that more law schools have decided whether to report their graduation employment based on how their actual percentage will compare to the estimate U.S. News will make for them,’ wrote Robert Morse [Director of Data Research at U.S. News] . . . . Morse said that 74 law schools did not report their at-graduation employment, up from 38 … in 2005.”