Legal Briefs: This Week in Law

April 28, 2014

Can new laws adequately address the problem of sexual assault on college campuses? (New Republic)

Supreme Court upholds Michigan voter initiative that prohibits race-based preferences in university admissions. (Supreme Court of the United States)

The Nevada Constitution’s “paramount allegiance” clause makes it hard for its citizens to claim that they don’t recognize the federal government. (The Atlantic)

New Hampshire is about to decriminalize adultery, but many states still have similar laws. (The Economist)

Second Circuit orders the disclosure of redacted versions of certain documents related to targeted killings of U.S. citizens by drone aircraft. (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit)

The Supreme Court grants cert in case regarding whether U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem may name “Israel” as their birthplace on their passport. (Washington Post)

The Obama administration plans to announce new criteria for clemency, which will likely lead to thousands of petitions from prisoners serving sentences for drug-related offenses. (Al Jazeera)

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