//  9/24/17  //  Topic Update

President Trump’s pick for a key Department of Homeland Security civil rights role has pushed for voting restrictions in the past, reports Pema Levy at Mother Jones.

The Trump administration is again siding with Texas in the Voter ID case, in a 180 degree switch from the Obama administration, writes Rick Hasen at Election Law Blog.

Chicago’s lawsuit challenging DOJ’s policy of withholding federal funds from sanctuary cities may have repercussions for protections imposed by regulations under Titles VI and IX (Take Care).  

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.