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Pitt’s Student Government Board introduced a resolution demanding the creation of a mandatory three-credit Black studies at Tuesday night’s virtual meeting.

SGB introduces resolution supporting mandatory Black studies class

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer October 14, 2020
SGB will post the resolution on its website this week for public comment and review and will vote on it at next Tuesday's meeting. Along with announcing the new resolution, SGB also discussed new COVID-19 updates, future meetings with Pitt police, constitutional revisions and upcoming SGB elections.
Opinion | Protect crime victims: Vote yes for Marsy’s Law

Opinion | Protect crime victims: Vote yes for Marsy’s Law

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist October 22, 2019
It is absolutely imperative that crime victims get constitutional protection.
Victoria Nourse, Ralph Whitworth Professor in Law at Georgetown spoke Tuesday about separation of powers and the current state of politics.

Georgetown law professor talks Constitution at annual lecture

By Madison Brewer, For The Pitt News September 18, 2019
Each year since the passage of a 2004 federal amendment, Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17, commemorating the day 230 years ago when delegates from the original 13 states ratified the Constitution, giving life and law to our republic.
Map of Pennsylvania's congressional districts.

Editorial | States should follow Pennsylvania’s lead in pursuit of curbing gerrymandering

By The Pitt News Editorial Board July 10, 2019
Since individual states hold all the power to curb gerrymandering, they need to follow in Pennsylvania's footsteps and prioritize making their maps as fair as possible.

Editorial: Fund public defenders more, or pay for unnecessary prison sentences

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 15, 2015

According to the Social Science Research Center, more than 80 percent of people charged with felonies are indigent — or poor. These people cannot afford attorneys, and therefore, must rely on public...

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