Workers at Amazon.com warehouses, employed by Integrity Staffing, are required to undergo a mandatory search of their body and belongings before being permitted to leave the facility. The search, which is similar to that conducted at airports, requires employees to empty their pockets, have their bags searched, and walk through a metal detector. Long lines often form at the screening stations, requiring workers to wait up to 25 minutes before they can leave the premises.
Your rights are getting lost in the fine print
Every day, federal judges protect the Constitution, place a check on overzealous legislatures, and help Americans find justice.
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Over the past several decades, a conservative-led campaign has eviscerated the ability of Americans to have their day in court.
We fight to hold the court to the highest ethical standards, and we fight for a court that upholds the rights of everyday Americans.
Every litigant deserves a hearing before impartial decision makers. Unfortunately, the decisions reached by Judge Jones bear the taint of bias in light of her many statements on issues that frequently come before her on the bench. Given the consistency between Judge Jones’s statements and her subsequent decisions, it is hard to imagine how a capital defendant, an employment discrimination victim, or a civil rights plaintiff could expect a fair hearing before her.
While Snapchat may not have done a good job of protecting its users’ security, it’s doing a great job of protecting itself. Snapchat makes your rights disappear – by using a pernicious practice known as forced arbitration.
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 6, 2014: Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement today concerning The Supreme Court deciding not to hear marriage equality cases: It is disappointing that the Supreme Court declined to take any of the marriage equality cases decided by federal appeals courts. In 2013, in its decisions on the… Read more »
20-minute video shows how forced arbitration forces victims out of court The full video and a trailer are available at www.lostinthefineprint.org WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT 6, 2014: Everyday Americans whose rights were taken away by big companies tell their stories in a powerful new video released today by Alliance for Justice. Lost in the Fine… Read more »
“The rights of employees, borrowers, women, and racial minorities face serious threats during the term that starts Monday,” said AFJ President Nan Aron. “Indeed, the Roberts Court majority couldn’t even wait for the formal start of the term to start restricting those rights – moving this week to curb early voting in Ohio.”
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The previous three Presidents who served two terms—George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan—spent their last two years in office with the Senate under the control of the opposition party. Polls suggest that Obama and the Democrats may meet the same fate.
A divided Supreme Court early Saturday morning let a new Texas voter ID law take effect, the latest ruling in a series of decisions on voting laws in the states just weeks before midterm elections.The court’s decision means Texas voters starting Oct. 20 must present one of several forms of photo identification.“We are pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed that Texas’ voter ID law should remain in effect for the upcoming election,” Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office said in a statement.
The Supreme Court opened its 2014 term this month with major actions on same-sex marriage, voting rights and abortion — all handled in private, without explanation or even a breakdown of how the various justices voted.
The video tells the story of three everyday people who found themselves trapped in a system rigged to favor corporate wrongdoers and what that did to their lives and livelihoods. Together we can send a clear message that it’s unacceptable for corporations to use forced arbitration to duck accountability for their actions and exempt themselves from the civil rights and consumer laws that are the foundation of a just society.