Strickland v. United States of America et al

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North Carolina Western

Nature of Suit:

Civil Rights: Other


William G. Young


Government Agencies

  1. 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.

  2. December 05, 2023

    Married Attys To Face Off Against Judiciary In Their 1st Trial

    A former North Carolina federal public defender is preparing to try her own case accusing the judiciary of bungling an investigation into her sexual harassment claim, capping off a thorny litigation path that left her with only her husband as co-counsel after the abrupt departure of her legal team.

  3. November 28, 2023

    4th Circ. Denies Ex-Defender's Bid To Hurry Harassment Trial

    The Fourth Circuit said Tuesday it won't interfere with the trial schedule in a former public defender's sexual harassment case against the federal judiciary, rejecting the attorney's arguments that the district court has moved too slowly on her preliminary injunction request.

  4. October 30, 2023

    Ex-Defender Asks 4th Circ. To Speed Up Sex Harassment Trial

    A former public defender asked the Fourth Circuit on Monday to speed up her sexual harassment trial against the federal judiciary, saying the district court has dragged its feet ruling on a preliminary injunction she requested over a year ago by lumping it in with the trial.

  5. October 17, 2023

    Judiciary Wants To Use Ex-Defender's Secret Tapes At Trial

    The federal judiciary wants to use recently uncovered evidence of dozens of secret recordings to undermine a North Carolina public defender's sexual harassment lawsuit, saying her "problematic" conduct should prevent her from getting her job back or being awarded the $3 million in front pay she is asking for.

  6. October 12, 2023

    DOJ Slams Ex-Defender's DQ Bid In Harassment Suit

    The federal judiciary has denied claims that its attorneys engaged in misconduct while defending against a North Carolina public defender's sexual harassment lawsuit, after an inquiry into secret recordings apparently led to the abrupt departure of the public defender's high-powered legal dream team and left her representing herself.

  7. October 11, 2023

    Ex-Public Defender Again Seeks Pretrial Harassment Suit Win

    A former North Carolina public defender preparing to take the federal judicial administration to trial for allegedly mishandling her sexual harassment complaint has asked a judge to reconsider his earlier ruling denying her summary judgment, saying she presented enough evidence to merit a pretrial win.

  8. October 03, 2023

    Ex-Defender Seeks To Block Witnesses From Harassment Trial

    A former public defender suing the federal judiciary for allegedly mishandling an investigation into sexual harassment she says she endured while working for the Western District of North Carolina asked the same court not to allow the government to present its expert witnesses at an upcoming trial.

  9. September 28, 2023

    Ex-Defender Wants DOJ DQ'd For Alleged False Accusations

    A former public defender in North Carolina wants to disqualify a team of Justice Department attorneys from representing the federal judiciary in her sexual harassment case, saying they made false accusations about her that allegedly cost her the bulk of her legal team.

  10. September 19, 2023

    Judiciary Harassment Trial A Go After Settlement Stalemate

    A last-minute attempt to settle a former North Carolina public defender's sexual harassment suit against the federal judiciary has failed, according to a mediator's report, clearing the way for the case to proceed to trial on her claims of due process and equal protection violations.