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Criminal Justice News This Week (week of 10-05-20)

DOE Releases Questions and Answers Regarding New Title IX Rule Weeks After Compliance Date "Despite expectations that the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) would release new Title IX regulations last fall, the final version of the new Title IX rule was not issued until half a year later on May 6, amid the COVID-19 pandemic."

The Views Of Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett "We talk about Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination with Paolo Carozza, a professor of law at Notre Dame, who has worked with her."

Supreme Court Starts Term With Case on the Politics of Judging "The Supreme Court, awaiting the result of a partisan confirmation battle, opened its new term on Monday with a fitting argument on the impact of politics on judicial appointments."

"Trigger Bill" To Ban Abortion In Ohio If Roe Is Overturned To Be Introduced Soon "The bill would not penalize women, but a doctor who performs abortion could face a fourth degree felony punishable by up to 18 months in prison."

Litigation Anomaly: No Qualified Immunity for Police Officer Accused of Giving False Testimony "Surveillance video of the arrest obtained from local businesses raises questions about whether the arresting officer gave 'objectively reasonable' accounts of the arrest in a police report and grand jury testimony, the judge said."

We Spent A Year Investigating Police Dogs. Here Are Six Takeaways.  "Reporting by The Marshall Project and our media partners exposes the damage police dogs inflict across the U.S."

On Opening Day, Ginsburg Is Honored and Two Justices Renew Attack on Same-Sex Marriage "The ACLU's James Esseks, director of the LGBT and HIV project, said in a statement: 'It is appalling that five years after the historic decision in Obergefell, two justices still consider same-sex couples less worthy of marriage than other couples.'"

Border Searches of Digital Devices Denied Supreme Court Review "The U.S. Supreme Court won’t weigh in on what it takes for border agents to search the digital devices of travelers returning from abroad in a case that pits personal privacy against national security."

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