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50 Years After Title IX, Many Sexual Assault Survivors are Still Unheard

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice According to USA TODAY’s investigation “Title IX: Falling short at 50,” U.S. colleges and universities are indeed still falling short of the requirements instituted by Title IX since it was enacted in 1972. Title IX was passed by Congress, designed to protect women from being discriminated against in [...]

2023-09-29T07:55:20-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on 50 Years After Title IX, Many Sexual Assault Survivors are Still Unheard

Maryland Bill Proposes Removal of Statute of Limitations on Child Sexual Abuse Claims

Proposed legislation is finally making headway through Annapolis, as survivors of child sexual abuse bravely make their stories known and call for action.  The bill, known as  Child Victims Act of 2023 (House Bill 1), would eliminate the statue of limitations—or the amount of time someone has to file a claim—on child sex abuse cases. Over the [...]

2023-01-25T11:11:27-06:00By |Categories: Child Sexual Abuse|Comments Off on Maryland Bill Proposes Removal of Statute of Limitations on Child Sexual Abuse Claims

FAMU Students Name Ron DeSantis as Defendant in HBCU Segregation, Underfunding Case

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice In an Amended Compaint filed on behalf of students of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU), plaintiffs seek to eliminate remaining vestiges of a racially divided higher education system in Florida’s public colleges and universities. Plaintiffs allege that the State of Florida has habitually maintained a racially segregated higher-education [...]

2024-01-24T12:51:07-06:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on FAMU Students Name Ron DeSantis as Defendant in HBCU Segregation, Underfunding Case

Mayor Mike Spano Opens Up About Traumatizing Child Sexual Abuse in Interview

By: Samantha Breitner, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group As a boy of 12, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano was sexually assaulted by a man near his home. For years, he carried around feelings of shame about what happened to him, as his family never talked about the abuse as Spano grew up. Now, he is [...]

2023-01-18T08:54:11-06:00By |Categories: Child Sexual Abuse|Comments Off on Mayor Mike Spano Opens Up About Traumatizing Child Sexual Abuse in Interview

Title IX Administration Fails Students at Princeton, Brown

By: Cindy Morgan, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group When Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was enacted, it was intended to protect students against sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, at schools and education programs that receive federal funding.  However, over the years, student sexual assault survivors have often experienced [...]

2023-01-06T15:50:40-06:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Title IX Administration Fails Students at Princeton, Brown