Judging A Book: McConnell Reviews 'Unequal'

By U.S. District Judge John McConnell (October 31, 2017, 1:31 PM EDT) -- This article is part of an Expert Analysis series of book reviews from judges.

Judge John McConnell "[F]ederal judges do not apply the traditional rules of litigation to discrimination cases. Instead, judges have created a new set of rules. These rules are not neutral. They favor employers and disfavor workers."

With this as a thesis, Professors Sandra F. Sperino and Suja A. Thomas, in their new book "Unequal: How America's Courts Undermine Discrimination Law," offer compelling evidence that courts deal with discrimination cases by essentially rewriting statutes, disregarding legislative intent, imposing hurdles on litigants, and usurping the role of the jury....

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