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Mehri & Skalet has joined women’s rights activist Martha Burk in a fight against corporate sex discrimination. The Washington, D.C., plaintiffs firm is working on a contingency basis for Burk, who spearheaded last year’s protest against the Masters Golf Tournament at the exclusively male Augusta National Golf Club. This year, Burk is attacking the club by investigating the treatment of women within corporations — such as American Express, Berkshire Hathaway and Citigroup — headed by Augusta members. Cyrus Mehri and Steven Skalet have previously won huge race discrimination settlements, including $176 million from Texaco and $192 million from Coca-Cola … I made a “serious mistake,” said Nina Hickson Monday, as she announced her intention to resign from her post as chief juvenile court judge for Georgia’s Fulton County. Hickson has been apologizing since Nov. 29, when police discovered her 4-year-old daughter wandering the night streets barefoot. Hickson says she had left the child sleeping at home while she went to reclaim a bag from the airport … A Jewish group has won the right to display a menorah in Cincinnati’s Fountain Square. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday upheld a ban on the town’s law limiting religious displays. The town had passed the restrictive law to avoid a law enforcement headache. Ku Klux Klan members had responded to earlier menorah displays by setting up 10-foot crosses, quickly tumbled by protesters … A visit with sex predators has Washington Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders facing disciplinary action. Sanders allegedly violated judicial ethics by talking with sex offenders and accepting papers from two of them during a tour of the state’s Special Commitment Center last year. Some offenders had cases pending before the court. The Commission on Judicial Conduct reprimanded Sanders seven years ago for speaking to anti-abortion protesters less than an hour after he was sworn in to the high court. – Lori Patel

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