VOICES - The Black Law Students Association at Columbia is calling for the school to fire a lecturer who was a key prosecutor in the Central Park Five case. Karen Sloan reports that a new Netflix miniseries based on the wrongful convictions of five minority boys for a 1989 rape they didn’t commit prompted the law student group to demand the dismissal of lecturer Elizabeth Lederer, who helped prosecute the case. Lederer has not spoken publicly about the miniseries, but Linda Fairstein, a co-prosecutor on the case, wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Monday that there was good reason to believe the boys were guilty of the crime.
VOTE - The House Oversight and Reform Committee is expected to vote today on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoenas concerning documents relating to the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
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