Daily Archives: April 1, 2013

India’s Parliament Passes New Law on Sexual Offenses

By Sushila Rao Even as disturbing reports of alleged rapes continue to trickle in with alarming regularity, India’s Parliament recently passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013.  The notoriously inert legislative process received a shot in the arm when the brutal rape and murder of a student in Delhi in December 2012 engendered national protests.  A judicial committee…


Will the Supreme Court strike down affirmative action?

Abigail Fisher claims she didn’t get into the University of Texas at Austin because of her skin color. Fisher’s lawyers argue the school violated her constitutional rights by taking race into account when it denied her admission. “There were people in my class with lower grades who weren’t in all the activities I was in,…

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