Strickland v. United States of America et al

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North Carolina Western

Nature of Suit:

Civil Rights: Other


William G. Young


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  1. May 03, 2024

    Ex-Defender Can't Make Feds Release Harassment Reports

    A North Carolina federal court rejected a former assistant federal defender's bid to have the federal government release certain #MeToo evidence following a trial over her claims of a botched sexual harassment probe, saying she was "woefully late" in deciding to challenge its confidentiality status.

  2. April 25, 2024

    Ex-Defender Says Feds Can't Hide Other Harassment Reports

    A former assistant federal defender wants to make certain #MeToo evidence public following the trial in a case accusing the judiciary of botching its probe into her own sexual harassment complaint, saying the contents of similar allegations concerning the Federal Defender's Office have already been publicly revealed.

  3. April 23, 2024

    Ex-Public Defender Wants 4th Circ. To End Wait In Bias Suit

    A former public defender suing the federal judiciary for allegedly failing to take her sexual harassment claims seriously asked the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday to force a federal judge's hand after more than four months without a ruling following a bench trial, saying a decision on her long-pending bid for a preliminary injunction is overdue.

  4. April 19, 2024

    Ex-Defender Says High Court Ruling Backs Bias Claims

    A former assistant federal defender urged a North Carolina district court to consider a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in her sexual harassment lawsuit, arguing the high court's decision backs her claims for employment discrimination against the federal judiciary.

  5. January 10, 2024

    Ex-Defender Says Impostor Syndrome Affects Women More

    A former assistant federal defender followed up on claims she made about impostor syndrome during her sexual harassment trial against the judiciary, telling the court that academic studies and a Ninth Circuit decision support her assertion that the phenomenon largely affects women.

  6. January 04, 2024

    Judge Questions Ex-Fed. Defender's Case As Bias Trial Wraps

    A former assistant federal defender for North Carolina's Western District established that her manager "appeared to have been hostile" toward her, but there is "real doubt" that her treatment was based on gender bias, a Massachusetts federal judge said Thursday.

  7. January 03, 2024

    Ex-Defender Says 4th Circ. Letter Proves Harassment Case

    A former federal defender who claims the judiciary mishandled her complaints about workplace sexual harassment told a Boston federal judge Wednesday that a critical letter from a top Fourth Circuit judge is a "roadmap" to finding the government liable in the closely watched bench trial.

  8. December 18, 2023

    Federal Defender Admits 'Stupid' Email, Denies Harassment

    A former first assistant federal defender testified Monday that he sent a "stupid" email claiming he knew a way to boost a subordinate's salary, and texts to a colleague suggesting that the woman be "smacked" and "slapped," but denied harassment under cross-examination by the accuser.

  9. December 14, 2023

    Ex-Federal Defender's Testimony Disputes Retaliation Claim

    A former federal defender for North Carolina's Western District testified in a federal bench trial Thursday that when an attorney in his office was pulled off a high-profile case, it was not in retaliation for her sexual harassment claims against a supervisor but because she was "not a team player."

  10. December 11, 2023

    Ex-Defender's Sex Harassment Case Trimmed As Trial Starts

    A former federal public defender being represented by her husband failed to offer any evidence to support her claim that her sexual harassment complaint would be decided by one of her immediate superiors, a Boston federal judge ruled Monday, tossing out one claim in a suit against the judiciary on the first day of trial.