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Alexandra Widas

Alexandra is a second-year law student at Columbia Law School and serves as an Articles Editor on the Columbia Law Review. Prior to law school, Alexandra worked in foreign policy, primarily focusing on U.S. policy toward Afghanistan. She received her B.A. from Middlebury College and a master's degree in international security issues from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service.

 

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Updates | The Week of September 18, 2017

9/24/17  //  Daily Update

Changes the Justice Department proposed to community policing initiatives drew widespread criticism. Commentators argue DOJ must better review police departments' actions.

Updates | The Week of September 18, 2017

9/24/17  //  Daily Update

The California Attorney General is suing the Trump administration over its plans to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Fourteen "alliance states" are on track to meet their portion of pledges under the Paris climate agreement despite President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States.

Updates | The Week of September 18, 2017

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Facebook turned over extensive records of Russia-linked advertisements to both congressional investigators and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team. Mueller is seeking documents from the White House, and his team is rigorously investigating Paul Manafort's past. President Trump's lawyers clashed over how best to manage the Russia inquiries.

Updates | The Week of September 18, 2017

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The Department of Defense issued guidance that transgender troops currently serving in the military can re-enlist; Senator McCain continues to oppose President Trump's ban on transgender service members. President Trump's judicial nominees believe LGBT rights should be rolled back.

Updates | The Week of September 18, 2017

9/24/17  //  Daily Update

As the Trump administration continues to attack the press and free speech, Take Care highlights legal avenues through which the press can push back.

Updates | The Week of September 18, 2017

9/24/17  //  Daily Update

Questions about illegal voting and discussions of how to improve election integrity continue to plague the Trump administration. Professor Larry Lessig has a new proposal for election reform.