Category: Legislature

New York legislature votes to halt facial recognition tech in schools for two years
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New York legislature votes to halt facial recognition tech in schools for two years

The state of New York voted this week to pause any implementation of facial recognition technology in schools for two years. The moratorium, approved by the New York Assembly and Senate Wednesday, comes after an upstate school district adopted the technology earlier this year, prompting a lawsuit in June from the New York Civil Liberties…

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California Legislature Repeals Proposition 209; Places Race-based Affirmative Action on Ballot
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California Legislature Repeals Proposition 209; Places Race-based Affirmative Action on Ballot

Nick Ut / Associated Press The California State Senate passed a constitutional amendment on Wednesday to repeal Proposition 209, a ballot initiative passed in 1996 to prevent the state from discriminating on the basis of race for any purpose. Effectively, Prop 209 prevents race-based affirmative action in state contracts, government jobs, and university admissions. It…

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