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Power play for women

Law | States are passing bills to protect fairness in women’s sports. How will these new laws stand up in court?
by Ray Hacke
Posted 3/17/21, 09:49 am

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed into law a bill on March 11 that would prevent biological men from competing in women’s sports in public schools and colleges. The law follows in the footsteps of similar legislation Idaho passed last year. South Dakota’s Legislature has also passed a similar bill, which Republican Gov. Kristi Noem said she would sign.

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When lived experience becomes the law

Law | A college’s fight over racism illuminates the Equality Act
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 3/11/21, 02:54 pm

The case of the racist janitor: 

At Smith College in midsummer 2018, a student was innocently eating lunch in a deserted dorm lounge when a janitor and a campus police officer approached and asked why she was there. The men were white. The student was black and traumatized by the confrontation with an armed police officer. That night she posted on Facebook, “It’s outrageous that some people question my being at Smith College, and my existence overall as a woman of color.”

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Trump approves stimulus deal, government budget

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/28/20, 02:58 am

Days after demanding changes to the spending bill, President Donald Trump conceded on Sunday, saying it is his “responsibility to protect the people of our country from the economic devastation and hardship” caused by the pandemic. A week ago, lawmakers in the House and Senate approved a $900 billion coronavirus stimulus bill and a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending package for the rest of the fiscal year. The package planned to give qualifying taxpayers $600 payments, but Trump had asked for up to $2,000 per person.

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