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Ken Livingstone to rejoin Labour party as suspension over Hitler remarks ends
Reinstatement of former London mayor likely to rekindle bitter internal row over antisemitism
The Girl Who Told the Truth
A decade ago, Gabby Sones accused her parents and five others of running the most depraved child sex ring in Texas history. Now she’s ready to clear their names.
The #MeToo Ethos Comes to California Judicial Elections
Voters may oust the judge who sentenced a freshman Stanford swimmer to six months for sexual assault.
Chilling conclusion to this excellent
piece on the effort to oust Judge Persky. Prof. Dauber is, if nothing else, a demagogue w/few matches in the contemporary academy.
The first rule of seeing Barack Obama in Boston is don’t talk about seeing Barack Obama in Boston - The Boston Globe
There are some strict rules in place during the former president’s appearance at a sports analytics conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Friday.
How Russian Trolls Used Higher Ed to Sow Discord Online
The Chronicle of Higher Education
At least 129 Twitter accounts associated with the Kremlin-aligned propaganda outfit Internet Research Agency tweeted and retweeted about issues pertinent to higher education from 2015 to 2017, according to a Chronicle analysis.
On Libertarians, Autism, and Empathy
Historian Nancy MacLean's off-the-cuff remarks earlier this month may have mischaracterized libertarianism, but they totally distorted autism.
If students are disciplined for protesting gun violence, it won’t affect their admission, MIT, others say - The Boston Globe
Some students who have been admitted to MIT’s Class of 2022 asked whether their acceptance would be rescinded. It won’t.
The institutional racism in my local Labour party
The Times of Israel
I did not join the Labour Party to talk about Jews or antisemitism. I am very proud of being Jewish,......
Dole Kemp 96 Web Site
The Liestoppers discussion board posted lots of the docs from the early stages of the McLeod lawsuit; links are in first entry here
More on McLeod
[Update, Monday at 11.15am: in the WSJ Law Blog, Jacob Gershman has an excellent summary of the case, including a revealing comment from th...
I summarized the lawsuit when it was initially filed (in 2014) at my now-closed Duke blog
Duke’s sexual misconduct policy for students on court hot seat for 2nd time
Another judge is trying to decide what rights Duke students have when they’re facing campus sex-misconduct charges.
Department Of Education Still Standing By Comments Official Made In Debunked Rolling Stone Article
The Daily Caller
The Department of Education is sticking by negative comments an official with the agency's office of civil rights made about a University of Virginia dean during an interview with disgraced Rolling St
4/Lhamon couldn’t even bring herself to step back from comments she made to *Sabrina Rubin Erdely* for the retracted Rolling Stone article.
Letter from Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Assistant Secretary Catherine E. Lhamon to FIRE
3/After taking over at OCR, Lhamon initially refused to meet with FIRE; and she never met with lawyers or families of accused students.
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball » The Low Success Rate of Independent and Third-Party Candidates in Senate Elections
Hundreds of overbroad harassment policies severely endanger protected speech
FIRE frequently encounters speech codes that threaten constitutionally protected speech, but none appear more than overbroad or vague harassment policies.
The Schoolhouse Gates
Legal Talk Network
Ken White dives into the Tinker v. Des Moines case and how it has impacted freedom of speech for students on campuses today.
Lawsplainer: The NLRB Damore Memo
A lot of ink is being spilled about a memo from the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), which found that Google did not violate the law by firing James Damore over his controversia…
Mary Willingham to get $335K in settlement from UNC
UNC will pay whistleblower Mary Willingham $335,000 to settle her lawsuit with the university, following the largest academic fraud scandal in NCAA history.
University of Michigan will now allow mediation in some sexual assault cases
The University of Michigan will allow "alternative resolutions" to resolve certain sexual violence cases, a step some survivor advocates have opposed.
Odd reaction. If, in fact, the univ's procedures are highly vulnerable to legal challenge, shouldn't a *law student* want to see the procedures changed, rather than ensure that all accused students remain subject to policy?
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