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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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The last week has had several civil rights updates on several different fronts: "Senate Democrats help block Obama nominee for civil rights post" - Washington Post The Senate rejected the nomination of Debo P. Adegbile to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.  Adegbile was the leading

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HLS graduate Harvey Silverglate was on campus recently to explain why he's not happy with his alma mater. Apparently Harvard has been killing free speech over the past couple of decades. It's been all downhill since his heroic days defending student protesters in 1967, Silverglate said. So

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