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Weekly News Roundup

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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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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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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