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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...

Guns, Law And The Public's Confusion

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
John Roman, Ph.D.

We, as a nation, think all kind of common-sense laws governing gun ownership are already law. We resist new gun laws because we collectively believe existing gun laws already lean hard on the 2nd Amendment and we are wary of trampling our constitutional rights. Only, most of those laws don't exist.

The Difficult Task of Legally Proving a Hostile Work Environment

Brad Reid | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

The legal concept of a "hostile work environment" comes from judicial decisions interpreting the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting ...

Q&A: Cameron Stracher, On His Darkly Comic Novel About A Troubled Law School

The National Book Review | Posted 06.13.2016 | Home
The National Book Review

The following article first appeared in The National Book Review: Cameron Stracher, a graduate of Harvard Law School and the Iowa Writer's Workshop, ...

Violent Video Games and The US Supreme Court: The Legacy of Brown v EMA (2011)

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Christopher J. Ferguson

Our lives are littered with milestones that, looking back, remind us of how much time has passed and how quickly we are slipping toward the grave! Ma...

Supreme Court Says Judge Should Never Have Ruled In Death Row Case He Once Prosecuted

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Pennsylvania's former top judge violated the Constitution when he failed to sit out the case of a young man f...

Supreme Court Deals Blow To Puerto Rican Government -- And Gives Hope To Puerto Rico

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics

In a case that is widely seen as critical for the political fate of 3.5 million Puerto Ricans, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday avoided grand pronou...

Even Trump's Lawyer Said They're Not Trying To Kick The Judge Off The Case

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics

Not even Donald Trump's lawyer thinks it's a good idea to seek recusal of Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge presiding over a pair of class action laws...

City Sustainability Reporting: An Essential Best Practice

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Adam Sulkowski

U.S. and Chinese mayors are discussing climate action this week. There's one best practice in particular that all others depend upon: sustainability r...

Gun Control and the Second Amendment's Ugly Origins

Outspeak | Posted 06.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

Gun control has been one of the hottest topics of debate in recent years, with special attention drawn to the issue after the deplorable amount of mass shootings in America last year. The ethical debate will continue to rage for a while it seems, as neither the conservatives nor the liberals can convince the other side.

Once Imprisoned By a Wrongful Conviction, Attorney Jarrett Adams Now Offers Universal Lessons

Michael Golden | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Michael Golden

The phrase "changing people's lives" is spoken daily in the world of education and advocacy. I, myself, have been saying it for years. And though I'...

Supreme Court Makes Slip-Up In Death Penalty Case

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics

Evincing that things may be in a bit of disarray since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court on Monday made a misstep when agreeing t...

For Illegal Ivory or the Criminals Who Traffick It, There's Nowhere to Hide

Dan Ashe | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Dan Ashe

Given the unparalleled and escalating threats to African elephants, a near-complete ban on commercial trade in elephant ivory is the best way to ensure U.S. domestic markets do not contribute to the decline of this species in the wild.

Lawyer Who Helped Save Obamacare And Win Marriage Equality Is Stepping Down

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics

Donald Verrilli, the administration lawyer whom President Barack Obama picked five years ago to serve as the nation's top advocate before the Supreme ...