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COVID-19 Pandemic Widens Gender Gap As Women Leave the Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted women in the workforce who are managing careers along with new realities at home. Following the shut-down of many schools and childcare centers across the country, families with infants and school-aged children were sent scrambling to provide child care and oversee in-home classroom learning — a task that often falls [...]

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Title IX Information Required On School Websites Under New Regulations

According to new regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education, certain Title IX information must be prominently posted on school websites. This information includes contact information of the school’s Title IX coordinator(s), the school’s non-discrimination policy, and materials used to train the school’s Title IX personnel. The requirement will go into effect on August 14, 2020. [...]

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Protecting Your Civil Rights in a Post-Floyd World

When George Floyd, an African-American man, was killed by a police officer during an arrest in Minneapolis, MN in May 2020, it set off a firestorm of protests. People objecting to the circumstances of his death, and to police violence against black people in general, organized protests across the United States and internationally. Reactions to Floyd’s [...]

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Chicago Police Department Ordered to Release Nearly 50 Years of Complaint Files

Ruling that the Chicago Police Department had failed to comply with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, Cook County Judge Alison Conlon has given the Department until the end of 2020 to hand over nearly a half-century’s worth of documents. The documents—unreleased files pertaining to allegations of police misconduct from 1967 to 2015—were ordered in a [...]

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Ruling Upheld to Block U.S. Air Force from Discharging HIV-Positive Service Members

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has upheld an injunction barring the U.S. Air Force from discharging two HIV-positive airmen. The lawsuit stems from a Defense Department policy that forbids HIV-positive service members from deploying outside the United States without a waiver. In February 2018, the Trump administration elaborated upon the rule, [...]

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