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Lawmakers’ Debate on Gun Control Measures After another mass shooting last week, President Obama expressed frustration with the current gun control narrative, stating “our thoughts and prayers are not enough.” Some reformers are seeking solutions in existing legislation and public health policies. Others seek more drastic measures in hopes of

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F.B.I. Begins Civil Rights Investigation into Police Beating of Suspect in California On Friday, ten San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies were placed on paid leave after a news camera taped them attacking a fleeing suspect. The suspect, Francis Pusok, attempted to flee pursuing authorities on horseback

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After an eventful midterm election, there are numerous new developments related to civil rights.  Here is a selection of the most significant:   Ferguson Authorities Enact No-Fly Zone to Keep Out Media - New York Times We begin with a development that occurred before yesterday's election.  According to a series

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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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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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