Georgia HB 51 Passed in the House On March 1, the Georgia House of Representatives passed House Bill 51. In short, HB 51 is designed to change the way postsecondary institutions in the state of Georgia investigate and adjudicate sexual assault. The bill requires postsecondary institutions which receive reports of criminal sexual assault to “promptly report such crime[s] to the campus law enforcement agency or other appropriate law enforcement agency.” HB51 also ensures that “no student shall be subject to any interim discipline, suspension, or expulsion for any violation of the postsecondary institution’s code of conduct … without being provided the opportunity of a...Read More
Author: Jake Goldberg
As I wrote last week, the Judicial Branch’s immense power of judicial review, the ability to nullify legislative and executive actions, is a continuously debated topic in American politics. Another such debate has started again, over the court’s powers regarding immigration. Just this past week, the Daily Wire reported that “a federal judge in Hawaii issued one of the most inane and insane judicial rulings in recent memory, placing a national temporary restraining order on President Trump’s revised executive order concerning refugees and immigration.” This is the second time an immigration order from President Trump has been interfered with in quick fashion...Read More
Last month, I wrote about the facts of the highly controversial G.G. v. Gloucester case which is scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court in the near future. On March 6, the Supreme Court sent the case back down to the Fourth Circuit in light of President Trump’s recent actions regarding transgender bathroom policy. Had the Court heard the case, a majority of Justices, not legislators or executive agents, would have set a major precedent on the topic of transgender bathroom usage. Judicial Review: Perennial Controversy The topic of judicial review, the ability for the Court to invalidate legislative and executive...Read More
On March 1, Brian Bensimon of The College Fix reported on an extremely bizarre controversy regarding Drake University. The small private university in Des Moines, Iowa was recently sued. The origins of this lawsuit, Doe v. Drake University, are nearly beyond belief. Drake University Violates Title IX? Several years ago, John Doe applied for admission into Drake University’s Class of 2016, and he got in. In the fall of 2015, Doe was accused of sexual assault by one of his fellow students. However, during the Title IX investigation that ensued, Doe “reported that he had been assaulted by the complainant during the night of...Read More
This past week, the ACLU publicized a brief for the respondent (Gavin Grimm) in the upcoming Supreme Court case G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board. A mere cursory reading of each brief filed would display two vastly different perspectives on the role of Title IX in the educational world. Unlike many Supreme Court cases, this case should be very simple to decide. Over the coming weeks, we will break this case down, as this case’s implications are both extremely important and concerning. G.G. v. Gloucester Bathroom Dispute: G.G. is a 17-year-old at Gloucester High School. G.G. was born a female, yet,...Read More
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