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The Title IX hornet’s nest

In this Aug. 9, 2017, photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is interviewed by The Associated Press in her office at the Education Department in Washington. It’s been six months since her bruising Senate confirmation battle, and DeVos remains highly divisive. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has wasted little time stirring up a hornet’s nest in announcing her intention to rescind or revise Obama-era Title IX guidelines regarding sexual harassment and assault on college campuses. On Friday, she announced three ...

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Calculation vs. valuation engagements


When it comes to valuations, different circumstances require varying levels of service. Similar to accountants’ providing increasing levels of assurance for financial statements (compilations, reviews and audits), business valuators offer increasing assurance for business valuations as they provide calculations of ...

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Holding judges accountable


It is one thing for judges to refuse to be intimidated by criticism. It is quite another to avoid possible criticism by blocking public scrutiny of judicial performance. That is why the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy should ...

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CARA’s assault on opioid addiction

In 2016, over 33,000 Americans died as a result of an accidental overdose related to prescription pain relievers or heroin, and over two million people had an opioid use disorder. In August 2017, President Donald Trump announced plans to declare ...

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