Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Apoorva Mandhani July 23, 2018 9:53 pm Change Font Size The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a petition filed by a transgender woman who was refused a cabin crew position by national carrier Air India. The petitioner, Shanavi Ponnusamy has alleged that she was discriminated against owing to her sexual orientation and was hence, denied the post. Shanavi completed her engineering from Dr. Aditanar College of Engineerings, Tamil Nadu, in 2010, and underwent a sex reassignment surgery to become a woman in April, 2014. She thereafter worked with Sutherland Global Services (airline sector) for over a year to gain experience in the field. Shanavi then went on to work with Air India customer support (domestic and international) in Chennai, before applying for the post of female cabin crew for its Northern Region. However, much to her dismay, she was not short-listed for the post. She has now alleged that she did not make the … [Read more...] about SC Agrees To Hear Transgender Woman’s Allegations Of Discrimination In Air India’s Cabin Crew Recruitment Drive
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ONE of the most anticipated ships of the year named Celebrity Edge has been revealed in Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The luxurious vessel will be able to carry over 2,900 guests at one time. It is expected to be launched next month by activist Malala Yousafzai. With its first trip set for December 4, the cruise offers a new level of luxury to its 2,918 passengers. Celebrity Edge is the first of four Edge Class vessels that Celebrity Cruises has ordered for delivery by 2022, reported The Telegraph. Passengers will be able to enjoy large picturesque pools as well as a huge outdoor rooftop garden during their deluxe voyage. One particular feature has made many people talk about the ship even more, which is the “Magic Carpet” restaurant. The unique design shows off a floating platform which can be altered to fit the events of the evening, such as live music, bar or restaurant atmosphere. The “Magic Carpet” room is the size of a tennis court, … [Read more...] about Incredible new £3k-a-room cruise ship with unique ‘floating magic carpet’ restaurant and bar offering panoramic views
I recently submitted this comment letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission with respect to its proposal to modernize the exemption applicable to intrastate offerings. The SEC somewhat misleadingly describes its proposal as “amendments to Rule 147 under the Securities Act of 1933″. While that may technically be accurate, the SEC is actually jettisoning the safe harbor established under existing Rule 147 in favor of an entirely new exemption adopted pursuant to Section 28 of the Securities Act of 1933. Because compliance with proposed Rule 147 would not meet the parameters of Section 3(a)(11) of the Securities Act, Rule 147 would no longer be a safe harbor, but a stand-alone exemption. Rule 147 is no Tangier 1684I generally support the SEC’s proposal. However, I am recommending that the SEC retain the current safe harbor rule under Section 3(a)(11). The SEC is not claiming that existing Rule 147 is inconsistent with Section … [Read more...] about What SEC Doesn’t Understand About Blue Sky Laws
Law professors Norman Abrams of the University of California at Los Angeles and Christopher Slobogin of Vanderbilt University consider the legal dilemmas surrounding coerced interrogation of terrorism suspects. Their essays are part of a forthcoming book, Patriots Debate: Contemporary Issues in National Security Law. The book—edited by Harvey Rishikof, Stewart Baker and Bernie Horowitz—is scheduled for publication this summer by the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, which invited both writers to address coerced interrogation.PROFESSOR ABRAMS’ POSITION:Norman AbramsThis paper presents the case for recognition of an exception—a cabined exception—to coerced-confession rules governing the admissibility of interrogation statements in civilian terrorism prosecutions. It has been many years since the U.S. Supreme Court has addressed coerced-confession issues in a significant way. Accordingly, it might be thought: Why address an issue that … [Read more...] about Should We Create Exceptions to Rules Regarding Coerced Interrogation of Terrorism Suspects?
So began the report and recommendation of a federal magistrate judge last year in the case of Han Tak Lee, a New York man then serving a life sentence in a Pennsylvania prison for the 1989 arson murder of his 20-year-old mentally ill daughter, Ji Yun Lee.That proverb, inscribed at the University of Pennsylvania Law School on a bronze statue of Hsieh-chai, a mythological Chinese beast with the power to discern guilt, serves as a “fitting metaphor for both the progress of the law and the history of this case,” wrote Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson of Harrisburg.Carlson describes Lee’s long legal odyssey and the revolution in arson science that has taken place between the time of his 1990 trial and today.A plaque on this sculpture at the University of Pennsylvania Law School was quoted by the federal magistrate judge who freed Han Tak Lee. Photograph courtesy of Pennsylvania law school blog.“Sometimes we find that truth eludes us,” he continued. … [Read more...] about Long-held beliefs about arson science have been debunked after decades of misuse