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Lawmakers: Social Media Platforms Must Take Action Against Online Misogyny

August 10, 2020

U.S. and international legislators recounted their personal experiences and demanded action during the IDDP forum on online hate against women.

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D.C. Justice Lab: GW Law Professor Advocates for Justice Reform in D.C.

August 07, 2020

Patrice A. Sulton’s public policy organization helps students learn criminal law policy while advocating for criminal justice reform in the city.

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Disability Support Services Associate Reflects on 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 31, 2020

Natasha Dupee discussed how universities could help make the promise of the ADA a reality and enable students with disabilities to achieve their educational goals. 

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Elliott School Professor Rollie Lal: Trump Is Undoing Human Rights Policy

July 24, 2020

Dr. Lal discussed how the administration’s handling of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter protests impacts the nation’s credibility in foreign and counterterrorism policy.

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Celebrating 10 Years of the Dodd-Frank Act

July 22, 2020

In an event co-hosted by GW Law and public interest group Better Markets, former President Obama, other politicians and experts touted the financial reform legislation’s staying power. 

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GW Joins Colleges, Universities Opposing ICE's Recent International Student Guidelines

July 13, 2020

The university joined an amicus brief and also signed a letter to Congress asking legislative leaders for help in rescinding the new Trump administration directive.

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GW Law Professor Sonia Suter: Chief Justice Roberts Is No Liberal

July 09, 2020

Ms. Suter said that the chief justice’s voting with liberals in opinions rooted in conservative methodology is not evidence of a liberal conversion.

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New Program Provides Mental Health Care for D.C. Artists

July 09, 2020

GSEHD partners with D.C. government to provide affordable counseling services to members of the city’s creative community.

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Social Media Disinformation Discredits Democratic Elections

July 06, 2020

A virtual forum hosted by GW’s Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics explored how online disinformation contributes to voting suppressions and undermines elections.

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Dissecting the Supreme Court Decision on DACA

June 24, 2020

The executive director of GW’s Cisneros Institute answers questions about what the court’s ruling means for DACA recipients.

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Social Media Companies Profiting from Misinformation

June 19, 2020

A virtual forum hosted by GW’s Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics explored harm caused by online disinformation related to COVID-19 and social media regulation. 

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DC Adopts GW Law Professor’s Model Legislation on Police Use of Force

June 12, 2020

The D.C. Council unanimously passed a package of emergency police reform legislation that includes Cynthia Lee’s model legislation on police use of force.

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Black Lives Matter Protests Continue in D.C.

June 09, 2020

The 13 consecutive days of protests in the District centered around Lafayette Square, the most recent of which took place on newly christened Black Lives Matter Plaza

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Legal Experts Examine Trump's Attacks on the Inspectors General

June 04, 2020

A GW Law expert panel discussed the president’s recent removal of inspectors general, acts criticized as opening the door to corruption in this and future administrations. 

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Reflections on the Past Week

June 01, 2020

GW faculty and administrators shared memories, reactions to the recent spate of deaths and racial profiling incidents involving black Americans.