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Remembering RBG

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately nicknamed the Notorious RBG, passed away on Friday, September 18, at the age of eighty-seven. The second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, and first Jewish female justice, Justice Ginsburg is remembered fondly for her continued effort to advance rights through her progressive court opinions, and even steamier dissents, as well as her own work as a lawyer and professor in serving as a champion of equality between the sexes.  When asked for one word to describe Justice Ginsburg, Ms. JD community members used words like “inspirational,” “iconic,” “trailblazer,” and “visionary.” In celebrating her accomplishments, it is important to…

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Never Again: Society Needs to Combat Gender-based Harassment

Every day, anyone could experience sexual harassment anywhere. Unfortunately, it continues to be a problem or an illness as common as the cold in the present time. And the virus responsible for this crime comes in various forms such as sexism, moral and cultural values, power relations, and psychological factors. It varies in every situation, but each case remains a violation of an individual’s rights.Women have become an incessant target of sexual harassment. Chilean President and former UN Women Founding Executive Director Michelle Bachelet remarked that women and girls remain as subjects to threats of violence and sexual harassment, whether…

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Watch Michelle Obama’s Becoming with Ms. JD on 5/22 at 8 PM ET

We cordially invite you to join our watch party of Michelle Obama's Becoming on Friday, May 22 at 8 PM ET via Netflix. Gather your significant others, family, roommates, pets, or plants to watch this riveting documentary about Michelle Obama's journey from a curious kid in Chicago to high-profile attorney, First Lady, and changemaker.  RSVP TODAY: http://bit.ly/msjdwatchparty  

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On Lockdown? Here’s How To Post Your Bail Online

Health authorities recommend social distancing, isolation, or screening to prevent the spread of the disease from people who are or are exposed to the new coronavirus. The distance from the others (approximately 6 meters) ensures that areas such as schools, churches, concert halls, and public transport are safe and avoided.  Quarantine means preventing contact with others when a human detects a coronavirus. Isolation means separating a person who has entered COVID-19 so that it can not spread it to other individuals. How Bail Normally Works Bail works by releasing an accused of money held by the court until all the…

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My Divorce Story and How I Survived

People from all walks of life have that longing of being attached to someone and be valued for who they are as a person. Man and woman are wired differently yet the desire of being connected intimately are inherent in the deepest core of an individual. Those who are seriously in love will consider marriage to make the union official, permanent and later on form a family that makes up a society. Marriage is a sacred covenant wherein two people publicly declare their union as recognizable by law, customs and religious beliefs. It brings about euphoria but responsibilities are also…

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Gendered Justice: What Women Can Do To Survive A Criminal Charge

A Criminal charge could be everyone's nightmare, but things are just a whole lot different for women who got a criminal charge. In the United States, most crime categories arrests for women are lower than 20 percent compared to men. It's true that females have fewer arrest rates than males for all crime categories with prostitution as an exemption, this is a fact in all countries and backed up by reliable data on a historical period. That's why things are a whole lot worse if it's a female that got convicted with a criminal offense. The emotional, mental and psychological…

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Women’s Rights On The Work Desk

Editor's Note: All opinions expressed in this article are those of the author.  The world is talking about equality and taking measures to ensure the same and corporates are now channelizing towards building a workforce based on talent and not gender. Even in this era, there are instances reported where women are discriminated at their workplace and not given due credits of their work.  WHAT COUNTS AS DISCRIMINATION? For some, it’s about not being taken seriously while others have felt it by way of unequal compensation at the time of initial hiring and, not being given due promotions later on. There…

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Interview with Deborah E. Johnson, Entertainment & Sports Lawyer - On the Field: Women in Sports Law

Please welcome Ms. Deborah E. Johnson, an entertainment and sports lawyer from the Dallas area and Texas A&M University School of Law graduate. A solo practitioner for over five years specializing in entertainment and sports law, Ms. Johnson runs her own company, teaches government at a local college, and serves as in-house counsel of a construction company. Ms. Johnson has experience in diverse practice areas including compliance, education, juvenile representation, in-house practice, and transactional law. Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me! Let’s get started. I enjoyed your post, How to Survive Law School, in which…

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Tips from Jill McBride Baxter, Sports Agent - On the Field: Women in Sports Law

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Jill McBride Baxter, a sports lawyer, and certified CFLPA and NFLPA sports agent. A graduate of University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law, Jill has worked as a sports lawyer for over thirty years, representing professional athletes—including those in the NFL and MMA—athletic administrators, coaches, and media personnel. Ms. Baxter also runs a blog and podcast featuring sports law topics and helpful advice for those interested in sports law. As someone who’s had a successful career as a sports agent for over thirty years, Jill has a wealth of lessons about…

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Hell No: Caster Semenya’s Fight for Bodily Integrity - On the Field: Women in Sports Law

On April 30, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, ruled that the IAAF Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification (Athletes with Differences of Sex Development) (“DSD Regulations”) were valid, and suspended Caster Semenya’s, and her co-party Athletics South Africa (South Africa’s athletics governing body), request for arbitration. This is just the latest development in a years-long inquiry into how athletics organizations define Caster Semenya’s gender and whether and in what type of body she is able to compete in as a female athlete. The Court of Arbitration for Sport was created in 1984 to provide independent arbitration and mediation for disputes…

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