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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 and procedures around sexual harassment, including changing the burden of proof to a “beyond the preponderance of the evidence” standard.

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/princeton-university-found-violation-title-ix-reaches-agreement-us-education-dep

 

Marijuana Comes Out on Top in Elections

 

On Tuesday, voters in Oregon, Washington D.C., and Alaska passed measures that legalize marijuana for recreational use.  Proponents of legalization have their eyes set on California as the next state to join suit.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/2014-midterm-elections-marijuana-okd-in-alaska-oregon-washington-dc/

 

ACLU Releases Smartphone App that Holds Police Accountable

This App, that can be downloaded for free at the ACLU of Missouri’s website, enables individuals to record exchanges between police officers and themselves or others, sends out an alert when someone is stopped by police so that others can record the interaction, and allows the app user to complete an incident report and send it directly to the ACLU of Missouri for review. It also provides know your rights information.

https://www.aclu.org/criminal-law-reform/aclu-missouri-releases-tool-hold-police-accountable

 

Federal Judge Declares Kansas Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A federal district court judge struck down Kansas’ ban on gay marriage, citing the 10th Circuit decisions regarding Utah’s and Oklahoma’s bans.  The judge put a one-week hold on the order to give the Attorney General a chance to appeal, which he says he will.

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/judge-declares-kansas-gay-marriage-ban-unconstitutional-n241166

 

 

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