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IPR and Professor Levitin to File Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Bank of America v. Caulkett

IPR’s Civil Rights/Public Interest section is working with Georgetown Law Professor Adam J. Levitin to prepare an amicus brief that will be filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in Bank of America v. Caulkett. Professor Levitin’s research on the impact … Continue reading

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IPR Civil Rights/Public Interest Section Report Fall 2014

During Fall 2014, the Civil Rights/Public Interest section of IPR filed five lawsuits. In federal district court, we filed a retaliation and wage case on behalf of a worker misclassified as exempt from overtime, and terminated by his employer when … Continue reading

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Tushnet FOIA

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IPR and Consumers Union File Comments with the Copyright Office in Support of Unlocking Exemption

Last week IPR helped Consumers Union file comments with the Copyright Office in support of an exemption from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that would enable consumers to unlock their mobile phones and tablets without risking criminal penalties. Currently, … Continue reading

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Honoring Sarah Tran

Sarah Tran, a 2009 magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown and an IPR student, recently received the teacher-of-the-year award from the SMU Law graduating class of 2015.  The class had Sarah during their first semester at law school when she … Continue reading

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Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss IPR-Litigated Discrimination Suit Brought by Gestational Surrogate Denied Lactation Breaks

A federal judge in California has refused to dismiss an IPR-litigated discrimination suit against the Los Angeles Airport Marriott in which a longtime employee and gestational surrogate seeks relief for being denied lactation breaks. The first-of-its-kind ruling concludes that plaintiff … Continue reading

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IPR Amicus Brief Garners SCOTUS Attention

An amicus brief drafted by the Institute for Public Representation received mention from Justice Breyer last month, during oral argument for the case Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) v. Electric Power Supply Association. The case dealt with FERC Order 745, … Continue reading

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IPR Files Amicus Brief in Tenth Circuit to Defend the Endangered Species Act

On April 21, the Institute for Public Representation filed an amicus brief on behalf of forty-two Environmental Law Professors in the case People for Ethical Treatment of Property Owners (PETPO) v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), supporting the defendant … Continue reading

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IPR honored by client for working to limit the runaway expansion of digital billboards

The Institute for Public Representation was honored with an award on April 16th at a reception hosted by Scenic America to commemorate the 50th anniversary of both the Highway Beautification Act and Lady Bird Johnson’s Conference on National Beauty. IPR … Continue reading

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IPR Recovers Attorney’s Fees Following Its FOIA Victory Against the District of Columbia

Way back in 2009, IPR filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the District of Columbia on behalf of its client, Friends of McMillan Park (FMP). FMP opposes the District’s effort to convert McMillan Park – currently an … Continue reading

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