by Jim Thompson
Matt Apuzzo in The New York Times discusses the Justice Department’s expanded use of statements of interest to push its civil rights agenda.
At NPR, Cory Turner reports that the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California will preside over a hearing today against the Compton Unified School District in which the plaintiff argues that schools are legally obliged to make special accommodations for traumatized students.
Terri Lively at Fortune explains that parents outside of the tech industry still struggle to afford the high cost of having a child, quoting ACS president Caroline Fredrickson who notes that many developing countries have surpassed the U.S. in terms of paid maternity leave.
In The New York Times, Alec Karakatsanis argues that the Obama administration has, despite recent initiatives, largely worked to keep individuals in prison on the basis of outdated, unjustifiable charges.