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Justice Department may sue schools over affirmative action

WASHINGTON — Justice Department officials are planning a new project to investigate and sue universities over affirmative action admissions policies they determine discriminate against white applicants, according to a U.S. government official. The project will be based out of the department’s ...

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Baltimore considering 6 teams for police reforms monitor

Six teams are vying to become an independent monitor over police reforms in Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun reports that the six teams were chosen as finalists from a list of more than two dozen applicants for the job. The team selected will ...

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Science organizations renew call for independent US committee on forensics

WASHINGTON — Leading U.S. science organizations called on the Justice Department to renew an abandoned partnership with independent scientists to help raise forensic science standards, warning bluntly that doubts about questioned techniques have grown to the point that “society’s faith in ...

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Federal judge denies request to intervene in Baltimore consent decree case

The federal judge overseeing the Baltimore consent decree litigation has denied a community group’s motion to intervene, expressing his belief that the government will “diligently enforce the decree now that it has been entered.” Community Churches for Community Development Inc. and ...

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Why the future of police trial boards in Baltimore is not in a judge’s hands

Several police reforms proposed in the U.S. Department of Justice consent decree with Baltimore city, including civilian participation in disciplinary proceedings, will depend not on a judge’s ruling but rather the outcome of contract negotiations between the police union and ...

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Baltimore consent decree parties reaffirm partnership before federal judge

The parties to the consent decree that would reform the Baltimore Police Department assured a federal judge Wednesday they would continue to collaborate despite recent shakeups at the U.S. Department of Justice. U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar asked and ...

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