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Sen. Karin Housley, R-St. Marys Point, center, listens to attorney Leslie Lienemann, left, testify during a March 15 Senate Judiciary committee hearing. Attorney Sheila Engelmeier, right, also is pictured. (Staff photo: Kevin Featherly)
Sen. Karin Housley, R-St. Marys Point, center, listens to attorney Leslie Lienemann, left, testify during a March 15 Senate Judiciary committee hearing. Attorney Sheila Engelmeier, right, also is pictured. (Staff photo: Kevin Featherly)

Senate bill backs ‘severe or pervasive’ harassment standard

A Senate committee has passed a bill that would seal into statute the “severe or pervasive” judicial-review standard for sexual harassment claims. Critics have blamed that standard for blocking victims’ path to the courts.

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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