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Monday, May 26, 2014

FCC Chairman Spoils for a Fight; Ex-Xavier Star Settles Expulsion Lawsuit

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Law Blog rounds up the morning’s news:
Affirmative action fallout: The Supreme Court ruling allowing Michigan voters to ban race-based public university admissions was cheered by some opponents of affirmative action, but it’s too soon to tell if it will lead to additional state bans. [WSJ]
Unapologetic: Less than six months into the job, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler “has stepped on the toes of just about every sector of industry on one thing or another,” says public-interest advocate Andy Schwartzman. [WSJ]
Terror-payments case: Chiquita asked a federal appeals court to dismiss lawsuits filed by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed in a bloody civil war, contending the cases against the produce giant should be pursued in Colombia. [AP]
Dez Wells settlement: Maryland guard Dez Wells settled his lawsuit claiming that his former school, Xavier University, conducted a rushed and flawed investigation of a sexual-assault allegation against him. [Washington Post]
Teacher tenure win: A North Carolina judge has given two school districts temporary reprieve from part of a new law that ends teacher tenure. [WSJ]
Judge voids NY ‘super PAC’ caps: A federal judge overturned New York’s cap on contributions to independent political-action committees, saying it violates a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows unlimited spending in elections. [WSJ]
Veteran care probe: The Department of Veterans Affairs said it has expanded an...
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