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New York’s top court says cyberbullying

July 1, 2014

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New York’s top court says cyberbullying law violates the First Amendment http://ow.ly/yFnSF The law was challenged on First Amendment grounds by Marquan Mackey-Meggs, who at age 15 in 2011 pleaded guilty under the law to creating a Facebook page that included graphic sexual comments alongside photos of classmates at his Albany-area high school.

How Did the FBI Miss Over 1 Million Rape

July 1, 2014

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How Did the FBI Miss Over 1 Million Rapes? http://ow.ly/yFoyL A thorough analysis of federal data published earlier this year by Corey Rayburn Yung, associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, concludes that between 1995 and 2012, police departments across the country systematically undercounted and underreported sexual assaults.

ECHR upholds ban on niqab in France http

July 1, 2014

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ECHR upholds ban on niqab in France http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28106900 The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a ban by France on wearing the Muslim full-face veil – the niqab. A case was brought by a 24-year-old French woman, who argued that the ban on wearing the veil in public violated her freedom of religion and […]

As of today, transgenders in the Netherl

July 1, 2014

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As of today, transgenders in the Netherlands do not have to go to court to get their gender changed on their passports. They can now be in…http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/06/24/europe-progress-transgender-rights