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The Neighbour's Perspective

Jonah C. Steinberg | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion
Jonah C. Steinberg

Interwoven through the epopee of exploits that is the narrative fabric of the biblical book of Numbers appear several threads of structuring instructi...

#1 Pro-Choice Anti-Pence Movement Rally Ever

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Lester & Charlie

Right before George W. Bush came up with the first legitimate reason to burn a book -- a memoir called "The Decider" -- he told NBC anchor Matt Lauer that, as young man, his mother showed him an old jar containing the fetus of her stillborn child.

Have An Upcoming Court Date? Here's A Message From Your Local Courthouse

Christina Pesoli | Posted 07.19.2016 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Greetings. I am your local courthouse, and I have a message for all of you. If I sound old and uptight in the advice that follows, there's a reason fo...

Harvard Lawless School And You

Ralph Nader | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Ralph Nader

As the protections of tort law -- the law of wrongful injuries -- are diminished, millions of Americans are left outside the civil justice system -- unable to hold perpetrators accountable. The forced under-utilization of consumer, environmental and worker protection laws by their supposed beneficiaries against violators is overwhelmingly the norm.

Legal Professionals Find Serious Success with Content Marketing

Jack Choros | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Jack Choros

Businesses everywhere are benefiting from including content marketing in their approach to attracting new customers, and the legal profession is leading the charge.

Speaking at Harvard Law, "Making a Murderer" Attorney Dean Strang Highlights Our Troubling Rate of Wrongful Convictions--and Suggests a Solution

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.12.2016 | Crime
Michael Shammas

The vast majority of prosecutors are true professionals, keenly aware of their immense power and its consequent responsibility. They form accurate conclusions on guilt far more often than the converse. Still, cognitive bias and overconfidence touch us all.

5 Ways To Plan Your Estate

Laiza King | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Laiza King

Money they say brings out the worst in people especially when it involves a valuable estate left behind by a loved one. The time, money and emotions invested in contesting a will for example is often times worth more than the will itself. In the end there's hardly anything left of the estate to be distributed, relationships are destroyed and in really bad cases, lives are lost.

How to Prepare Your Kid for a Career in Law, as Told by a Lawyer

Quora | Posted 07.11.2016 | Parents
Quora

What steps in life should I take to become a lawyer, starting in high school? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compe...

Explaining Snowden, Petraeus, Manning, and Clinton

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Even in the era of widening partisan gaps, it would be ill-advised to throw around indictments willy-nilly. Voters use James Comey's statements for the insights on Clinton's fitness for the presidency, not prison.

Is Hillary Clinton Too Big To Indict?

Bill Blum | Posted 07.06.2016 | Crime
Bill Blum

The long-roiling question finally has been answered: Hillary Clinton will not be indicted for using a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. Period. Full stop. Pause a moment, and let it sink in.

The Day I Failed At Jury Duty

Debbie Slevin | Posted 07.02.2016 | Fifty
Debbie Slevin

The judge addresses us. He reiterates the responsibilities and informs us that this is a criminal trial and will probably run two weeks and everyone must be able to commit to that time. And then he drops this bomb: This is a case of accused sexual assault.

Orlando: Straight America's Stonewall

Tony Varona | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Tony Varona

The mass shooting at Orlando's gay nightclub Pulse jolted straight Americans in much the same way that 1969's Stonewall Rebellion accelerated the LGBT rights movement. Like Stonewall, Orlando catalyzed a collective self-reckoning and resolve for progress.

The New Corporate Playbook, Or What To Do When Environmentalists Stand In Your Way

Katie Redford | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Katie Redford

I'm referring to the new playbook for American corporations, and their perverse adaptation of the old adage: "The best defense is a good offense." Companies are no longer satisfied with evading their liability for human and environmental harms.

Thomas's SCOTUS Texas Abortion Dissent Accepts Discrimination

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Early Monday morning, the US Supreme Court made its first significant ruling on abortion since its 2007 decision on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, supporting clinics' rights to litigate against state regulations that have no medical basis.

This Legal Brief Is Going To Move You To Tears

Katie Redford | Posted 06.24.2016 | Green
Katie Redford

Over one night in December 1984, the people of Bhopal became the victims of the worst industrial disaster in history. Over the following decades, they became the victims of corporate neglect, as the pesticide plant made infamous by the gas disaster leached toxins into their drinking water.

The Woman and Her Struggles

Ursula Nwobu | Posted 06.23.2016 | Women
Ursula Nwobu

PhotoCredit Every person, male, female, young or old has their peculiar challenges but as a woman, the struggles are seemingly more glaring. To have ...

Affirmative Action Lives To See Another Day At The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a victory for diversity in higher education, a hamstrung Supreme Court narrowly upheld the affirmative action program at the Universi...

Are Love Laws Breaking Your Relationship?

Kyle Benson | Posted 06.22.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

Love Laws are designed to speed up the decision process. Could you imagine if we had to go through every single experience in our life and analyze it? This would be paralysis by analysis.

Kim Davis Wants The Law To Forget That Time She Defied The Supreme Court On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics

Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who made a splash last summer with her refusal to grant marriage licenses to gay couples, wants an appeals court ...

Net Neutrality - We Won The Battle, But The War Is Still Raging

Erika Dickstein | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Erika Dickstein

How do we ensure net neutrality for the long term? The best way to do this is to make it law.

Obama's Supreme Court Lawyer 'Can't Imagine' The Justices Would Back A Muslim Ban

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics

The Obama administration's top lawyer before the Supreme Court didn't sound too worried about what the justices might do if a future president tried t...

Tyranny of "Slippery Slope" Arguments

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Saleem H. Ali

The violent murder of innocent civilians by Omar Mateen, a psychotic and ideologically deranged individual, has led to further polarization in American politics. It has also opened up the wounds that so many citizens in the LGBTQ community have suffered at the hands of sanctimonious ideologies.

Don't Bank On The Supreme Court To Clarify The Second Amendment

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics

If you think the Supreme Court is poised to expand or restrict gun rights sometime soon, don't hold your breath. As handwringing continues over what m...

Tribal Customary Law in Jordan: Sign of a weak state or opportunity for legal pluralism?

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 06.15.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Strict Bedouin legal codes often overpower civil law in Jordan, drawing the state's most basic sovereignty into question.

#1 Dumbest Idea The NRA Has Had This Year

Lester & Charlie | Posted 06.14.2016 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

What Big Bullets You Have, Grandmother! One section of the National Rifle Association's website is endearingly named "NRAFamily." It includes a series...