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Long-expected day

Entertainment | Weinstein goes to court and takes the #MeToo movement with him
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/25/18, 02:19 pm

More than 75 women who say they survived sexual abuse had a chance Friday morning to welcome the sight of Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs. The disgraced movie mogul surrendered to New York police and was arraigned in court on charges of rape, criminal sex act, and other charges stemming from encounters with two women. Weinstein posted a $1 million cash bail and agreed to wear an electronic monitor and not travel outside New York and Connecticut.

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Judge sides with transgender teen

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/23/18, 12:51 pm

A federal judge on Tuesday said a Virginia school board violated the rights of a transgender teen by requiring that all students use the restroom corresponding to their biological gender. U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen declined to hear the Gloucester County School Board’s request to dismiss the case, arguing the board violated former student Gavin Grimm’s rights under the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause and the federal Title IX protections against gender-based discrimination. Allen said the board’s policies “singled out and stigmatized Mr.

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America’s growing divide over constitutional interpretation

First Amendment | New survey shows young people want the Constitution read with a ‘current times’ mindset
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 5/22/18, 02:37 pm

A majority of Americans say courts should interpret the U.S. Constitution according to what it “means in current times” not as “originally written,” according a new Pew Research Center survey. This year’s survey results mark the first time a majority of respondents (55 percent) advocate that position and reveal a deep, and growing, generational and political divide over the idea of timeless truth.

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