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KJ v. Weston in the News

This week the Norwalk Hour and the Connecticut Post published a ‘Connecticut Insider’ look at the problem of uncertified coaches for school sports teams. The Insider’s investigation had been spurred by a case Attorney Smith brought against the Weston Board of...

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Title IX Changes Ace First Test

  It was a big month for the United State Department of Education. Early in August federal courts cleared the way for the DOE's proposed reform of Title IX. The new regulations took effect on August 15. Action was overdue. Since Title IX’s passage in 1972 the...

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A New Right to Literacy?

For fifty years different parents have tried to get a court to say their children had a right to a better school. This month one group finally succeeded. A federal court ordered their schools to make their kids literate. The winning parents came from Detroit. The...

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Abuse and Title IX

Last week New York passed a new statute of limitations. It helps the victims of sexual abuse. They now have more time to bring a civil suit against their abuser. Under the old law victims had to sue by the time they were twenty-eight. Now they may sue until they are...

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