Jun. 24, 2016
Weekly Appellate Report #9: Fisher, Encino, Texas
Guests Anna-Rose Mathieson (Cal. Appellate Law Group) and Professor Bill Hing (USF Law) discuss three of this week's consequential U.S. Supreme Court rulings, which regard affirmative action, immigration and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act
This Friday's episode considers three important rulings that issued from the country's high court, in its penultimate week before summer recess. Anna-Rose Mathieson, a partner with the California Appellate Law Group, and a former U.S. Supreme Court law clerk joins the podcast to discuss perhaps the court's most significant ruling of the term, Fisher v. University of Texas, a case involving affirmative action in which the court, by a 4-3 vote, left intact a race-conscious admissions program employed by the school. She'll also discuss Encino Motorcars v. Navarro, a case dealing with whether service advisors at car dealerships must be paid overtime, per the Fair Labor Standards Act. Next Professor Hing, who directs his school's Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic, will join the show to discuss the court's four-four affirmance order in U.S. v. Texas, which essentially rings a death knell for two immigration reform measures introduced by President Obama in 2014. Remember CLE credit is available for listeners of the podcast; follow the link below to receive an hour of credit.