The news out of Washington is good for the immediate continuation of DACA. In a Politico article an official for the USCIS indicated that applications for DACA protections and work permits are continuing to be processed and have not been put on hold by the new Trump administration. The second piece of good news for … More DACA appears to be safe for now.
According to an article in the Los Angeles Times one of the first items on the Trump administration’s agenda is to take action to crack down on people who are present in United States in an undocumented status (or illegally which ever nomenclature you prefer). The LA Times article indicates that there will be stepped up … More Trump to move forward on immigration crackdown.
Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California, has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that bears watching by the higher education community. The bill, named the “Safe Transfer Act,” seeks to amend “FERPA” for the purpose of requiring colleges and universities to (1) place a notation on a student’s transcript of pending or completed campus disciplinary … More A new federal mandate for campus sex offense transcript notations?
In early November Ohio University released the results of a sexual misconduct campus climate survey. As has been the case with these surveys seeking feedback the response rate has been rather lackluster. In the case of Ohio University the survey was distributed to 19,549 students and only 1,130 responded (6.9 percent). In its report Ohio University … More Ohio University releases results of sexual assault survey.
The jury in the Rolling Stone Magazine defamation case made quick work of the damages phase of the trial when it awarded Dean Eramo $3 million for defamation. As was widely reported in the press, the jury determined that $1 million dollars was owed by Rolling Stone Magazine and $2 million was assessed against reporter … More Rolling Stone jury awards UVA dean $3 million for defamation.
The jury in the case involving a UVA dean’s defamation lawsuit has returned a verdict finding Rolling Stone Magazine and the author of its debunked gang rape article liable for defamation. As I opined previously, despite the high bar that was set by the trial court when it deemed that the dean was a public figure, the … More Jury finds Rolling Stone Magazine and Author liable for defaming UVA dean.
One aspect of the saga of the disastrous UVA gang rape article that was published by Rolling Stone is nearing a conclusion. Closing arguments have been completed and the defamation case brought by UVA Dean Nicole Eramo is being sent to the jury. Prior to trial the court ruled that Dean Eramo is a limited purpose public figure … More UVA Rolling Stone case goes to the jury.