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  Department of Education Okays Princeton’s Revised Sexual Assault Policy The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has entered into an agreement with Princeton University regarding its Title XI violations. After mishandling complaints of sexual assault and hostile work environment, Princeton implemented new policies

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There has been considerable coverage on the new Harvard University sexual harassment policy.  On Oct. 15, a group of 28 HLS faculty members published this op-ed in the Boston Globe arguing that the new university policy 1) violates principles of Due Process, 2) inappropriately expanded prohibited

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Civil rights and civil liberties dominated the first week of April: 1. McCutcheon v. FEC On Wednesday, April 2, the Supreme Court delivered a powerful blow to campaign contribution limits in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. Chief Justice John Roberts stated that limits on aggregate contributions “intrude without

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Welcome back from Break! While we were away from classes, civil rights legal news still plugged on: Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan  - SCOTUSBlog Last week, Senior Judge Friedman invalidated Michigan’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages and entered a permanent injunction against its enforcement.  After a full trial,

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We bring you a special Spring Break Edition of the legal news roundup. Pull up a beach chair and read on. LGBT Rights Tennessee federal judge Aleta Trauger wrote a decision recognizing the legitimacy of out-of-state marriages between same-sex spouses. Judge Trauger’s memorandum is here: http://sblog.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Tanco-opinion-3-14-14.pdf Reuters

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