On December 17th, 2014, the nonprofit organization Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) filed suit in the Massachusetts District Court against Harvard College, alleging racial discrimination in its admissions policy. However, the targets of the allegedly discriminatory practice are Asian Americans, a group that most people
FBI Director Addresses Race and Policing
In a speech to Georgetown students, director of the FBI, James B. Comey, spoke about how racial perceptions affect policing in neighborhoods where African Americans commit crimes at a higher rate. Mr. Comey said some officers in these areas scrutinize African
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
The school-to-prison pipeline is an unfortunate reality for many students attending public schools in socio-economically disadvantaged areas. For those who are unfamiliar with the phrase, the school-to-prison pipeline describes the alarming trend of public schools pushing socio-economically disadvantaged students out of school and into
Supreme Court Allows Texas to Use Strict Voter ID Law in Coming Election
On Saturday the Supreme Court issued an order allowing the use of Texas's controversial voter identification law in its upcoming November election. The law requires voters to present certain photo identification before casting their ballots.
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The means by which district schools are financed has been a matter of concern dating back to the creation of the public school systems in most states in the 19th century. In the United States, public schools are financed through three different entities: the local
What if I told you there was an epidemic killing off the equivalent of the population of Pittsburgh every year? This epidemic affects poor and minority communities at a disproportionate rate, particularly children. The odd fact about this epidemic is that, unlike other diseases, it
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,
In the midst of rising racial tensions at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, the controversial figure at the center of the drama has come to Harvard Law School. Richard Sanders, infamously known for his strong stance against affirmative
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.