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Are PA Sexual Abuse Laws Too Strict?

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It has been 3 years since the Sandusky trial conviction that has prompted PA lawmakers to enforce stricter policies to strengthen the PA child abuse laws. University Professors are required to obtain an extensive background check and fingerprints recorded every three years. The law applies to anyone working with children under the age of 18…

The Supreme Court Upholds Tax Subsidies on Obamacare

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In a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court ruled today in favor to uphold tax subsidies in the 34 states that did not create their own exchanges. “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them, as stated by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts 8.7 million Americans who are…

Higher Education: New Bill Introduced for Strict Title IX Enforcement

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A new bill has been introduced to congress last week by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) that is gaining bipartisan support in pushing for stricter enforcement of Title IX protections for students at college campuses nationwide.  The ‘Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency’ Campus Sexual Violence Act (HALT) will provide additional funding to the Department of Education to conduct…

NY Judge Dismisses Gender Discrimination Case Under Title IX

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A former Columbia University student who filed a discrimination lawsuit last year under Title IX in a sexual assault crime alleged that he was discriminated against by the University’s Title IX investigator and student activists solely because of his gender. At the time of his expulsion from the university, multiple sexual assault claims were under…

Supreme Court Asks Lower Court to Reconsider its Ruling Against Notre Dame’s Objection to Contraception Coverage

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Last week the US Supreme Court asked the 7th Circuit Lower District Court to reconsider its decision against Notre Dame in light of the June 2014 Supreme Court ruling that allowed certain privately owned corporations to seek exemptions from the provision. The university claims that while the HHS provided a compromise certification process to opt…

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Pennsylvania -Title 42 Proposal to Remove Statute of Limitations

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TITLE 42: Proposal to remove Statute of Limitations in the state of Pennsylvania for victims of child sex abuse crimes. A heightened concern is leading religious institutions in Pennsylvania to re-evaluate their coverage to ensure that adequate protections are in place. Waldorf Risk Solutions is here to help… Current PA Statute of Limitations: The law states…