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Oct 18, 2017
A U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit claiming that JPMorgan Chase & Co. systematically paid female employees less than men will continue in federal court, according to the National Law Journal. A federal labor appeals panel rejected the finance company’s argument that the case should be...
Oct 10, 2017
The Weinstein Company fired its co-founder Harvey Weinstein on Sunday, after a New York Times investigation uncovered allegations that he had engaged in rampant sexual harassment, dealing a stunning blow to a producer known for shaping American film and championing liberal causes. For the past week, many women in Hollywood,...
Oct 5, 2017
Attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois and disability rights organization Equip for Equality filed a lawsuit Wednesday to try and force federal oversight of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s promised police reforms. The suit, filed on behalf of community groups and organizations that advocate for people with disabilities,...
Oct 3, 2017
As of Monday evening, over $2 million was raised and “will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting,” according to a statement posted on the charity...
Sep 27, 2017
The Department of Education rescinded the Obama-era “Dear Colleague” letter on sexual assaults, and will replace the Obama administration’s guidance with new instructions raising the standard of evidence for universities handling complaints. Under new interim guidelines, schools are no longer required to “use the lowest standard of proof” in sexual...
Sep 19, 2017
A half dozen DACA recipients are suing President Donald Trump over his decision to end the program giving quasi-legal status and work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. The Trump administration is facing at least five suits challenging the decision to end the Deferred...
Sep 8, 2017
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday declared that “the era or ‘rule by letter’ is over” as she announced plans to change the way colleges and university handle allegations of sexual violence on campus. She said Obama administration rules established in 2011 to guide schools as they investigate and resolve...
Sep 6, 2017
Illinois and 14 other states, as well as the District of Columbia, sued Wednesday to block President Donald Trump’s plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation—an act Washington state’s attorney general called “a dark time for our...
Sep 1, 2017
Five years ago, President Obama ordered that young illegal immigrants be protected from deportation, a program known as DACA. President Trump appears poised to revoke DACA. Immigration policy is the battleground for the White House’s warring factions, and DACA is ground zero. Around 750,000 undocumented youths now benefit from the...
Aug 28, 2017
More than one-quarter of serious cases of nursing home abuse are not reported to the police, according to an alert released Monday morning by the Office of Inspector General in the Department of Health and Human Services. The cases went unreported despite the fact that state and federal law require...