//  10/21/17  //  Topic Update

Critics should not write off a lawsuit filed against the organizers of the Charlottesville rally—it’s a serious suit and deserves to be covered as such, write Leah Litman and Lark Turner at Take Care.

A leaked FBI document suggests that the agency is scrutinizing black activists (ACLU Blog).

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to send Thomas Farr’s nomination for a seat on the District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina to the Senate floor for a vote over objections by civil rights groups (The Hill).

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump's Muslim ban echoes Japanese internment in the U.S. during World War II, and the Supreme Court should not make the same mistake today. The Education Department is proposing to delay by two years an Obama-era rule that would push states to ensure that students of color are not over-represented in special education and put in programs because of racial bias.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump shared videos from a fringe British ultranationalist party purportedly showing Muslims committing acts of violence. The tax bill poses a serious threat to diversity in academia.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of November 20, 2017

11/26/17  //  Daily Update

DOJ announced plans to investigate Harvard's admissions policies. Attorney General Sessions indicated that DOJ will no longer offer binding administrative guidance to any groups or entities aside from executive agencies.