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The US District Court for the Nothern District of Florida Thursday blocked part of a Florida law that limits what professors at public universities can say about racism and sexism. Chief Judge Mark Walker condemned the blocked provisions, stating: The law officially bans professors from expressing disfavored viewpoints in university classrooms while permitting unfettered expression [...]

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A new bill Wednesday introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives would limit medical care for transgender children under 18. The bill, House Bill 454, is called the Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act. The bill’s primary co-sponsors are Representatives Gary Click and Diane Grendell. The bill makes it illegal for medical health professionals to [...]

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US voters in California, Michigan, Kentucky and Vermont Tuesday voted in favor of abortion rights in four state ballot measures. Results from Montana’s vote remain inconclusive, but abortion advocates are poised to win. In June, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade with Dobbs v. Jackson Women Health Organization and ruled there is no [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday heard oral arguments Monday in two cases challenging the validity of race-conscious affirmative action programs in college admission. Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College challenge the universities’ use of race in admissions programs under both [...]

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Marisa Wright is a US National Correspondent for JURIST, and a 2L at Harvard Law School.  The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday morning in two cases challenging the validity of race-conscious affirmative action programs in college admission. Through their questions to the parties, the justices signaled how they may ultimately vote in [...]

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As the US Supreme Court considers oral arguments in the cases of Students for Fair Admission vs. Harvard College and the University of North Carolina, JURIST’s latest explainer offers a breakdown of the parties, the legal issues, and the factual allegations at play in the case. What are the cases about? A race-neutrality advocacy group [...]

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The central government of India Thursday announced a three-member commission to examine whether Scheduled Caste (SC) status can be extended to groups that claim to historically belong to SC status, but have since converted to other religions. Groups with SC status are have been historically marginalized and discriminated against and are provided reservations in jobs [...]

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