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Space Opera of the Day: The Anne McClain Case

Posted on August 26, 2019

The New York Times reported last week that Summer Worden, a former Air Force intelligence officer, suspected that her spouse—they were going through a divorce—was accessing her online bank account. She looked into it and discovered that the account had been accessed by someone using a computer whose IP address belonged to NASA. And since Worden’s spouse was Anne McClain, an astronaut on a six-month mission on the International Space Station …

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Case of the Day: Harbi v. MIT

Posted on September 7, 2017

The case of the day is Harbi v. MIT (D. Mass. 2017). Faïza Harbi, who lived in France, was enrolled in MIT’s online course, “For the Love of Physics,” taught by Professor Emeritus Walter Lewin. She alleged that Lewin sexually harassed her online, and she sued him and MIT in Boston, asserting common law tort claims, claims under Massachusetts anti-discrimination statutes, and claims under Title IX, 20 U.S.C. § 1681, the federal statute that provides: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance …

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