Tag Archives: Discrimination

Diaz v. Tesla: Straight from the Jim Crow Era?

NINA GRISCELLI—In October 2021, a San Francisco federal court ordered Tesla to pay $137 million in damages to Owen Diaz, a Black former worker who accused the company of turning a blind eye to discrimination and racial abuse at the company’s plant in Fremont, California. As a former contract elevator operator at one of Tesla’s […]

Judge Michael Moore Strikes Down Florida Law As Equal Protection Violation

BY BRYAN VEGA — Three weeks ago, on August 31, 2012, Southern District of Florida Judge Michael Moore struck down a Florida law denying in-state tuition to the children of undocumented immigrants as a violation of the Equal Protection Clause. The Florida law at issue affected American citizens. Specifically, it was aimed at dependent children […]