Young Kansans could prove to be a powerful voting bloc on Election Day

For Will Hanson, a junior at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, it’s surprising how many people his age don’t understand the importance of voting.

This year, Hanson, 21, has been working with the college’s new Young Democrats club to register other students to vote. Nov. 3 will be his first time voting in a presidential election.

“I think that more young people are going to vote in this election than ever before,” he said. “Well, I hope that is the case.”

The Obama Justice Department had a plan to hold police accountable for abuses. The Trump DOJ has undermined it.

The Trump administration has not aggressively enforced existing agreements to monitor abusive law enforcement agencies, emboldening them to fight reforms.

It was caught on tape. A Seattle police officer lunged into the backseat of a patrol car. The Black woman detained inside had been combative, but she already had her hands cuffed behind her back. Still the cop punched her in the face, breaking an orbital bone.

'That could be me': Women in KU School of Law reflect on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy

Following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s on Sept. 18, women in the University of Kansas School of Law reflected on her legacy and how she has inspired them.

Kendra Stacey, president of KU Women in Law and a second year law student, said she related to Ginsburg because she also entered law school as a nontraditional student. Like Ginsburg, Stacey decided to attend law school after getting married and having children. 

Video: South Korea’s future amid the heightening U.S.-China trade dispute

As the global economy tumbles over the COVID-19 crisis, the U.S and China are still entangled in a trade dispute. Recently, the World Trade Organization ruled that U.S. tariffs on Chinese products violate international law. However, some predict that Trump’s trade policy toward China will continue to stay on course. The U.S. continues to put high pressure on Chinese companies such as Huawei, while China has released its blacklist of American companies in retaliation.

Berkman Klein Center announces 2020-21 community

Associate Professor Najarian Peters was selected as a returning faculty associate with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University for the 2020-21 academic year. 

Incoming fellows are joined by new faculty associates and affiliates with experience working in companies, organizations, and academic institutions around the globe. These community members form and strengthen the bonds of the growing BKC network of people who bring a broad range of backgrounds, expertise, and perspectives. 

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