an update for the week of november 15, 2004
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Can Discrimination Victims Hope for More Tax Relief?: Years of guarded optimism finally paid off this year, when a provision in the most recent tax legislation to otherwise plague our country contained a provision eliminating the double taxation of attorneys' fees awards. Now there's more room for guarded optimism, after the recent oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in the combined cases of Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. Banks and C.I.R. v. Banaitis. When Justice Sandra Day O'Connor refers to something as an "appalling situation," there's hope that the Supreme Court will take a good hard look at the situation that has been plaguing for most of the last decade those who have successfully challenged discrimination.
this week in the courts
McKenzie v. Benton  (Tenth Circuit; No. 02-8024)
Decision Date: November 10, 2004
In an employment discrimination claim under the ADA, judgment in favor of defendant-employer is affirmed where plaintiff was not qualified to be a peace officer since she posed a "direct threat" to the health and safety of herself and her co-workers.
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