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The Only Thing Unadulterated About Foie Gras Is The Cruelty

Stephen Wells | Posted 11.05.2016 | Green
Stephen Wells

Under the Poultry Product Inspection Act, the USDA has a statutory duty to prevent "diseased poultry" from entering the human food supply. And yet, the USDA continues to sit idly by as diseased fatty duck and goose livers make their way from factory farm to kitchen table.

Wanted: Supreme Court Justices With Grit

Evan Bernick | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Evan Bernick

As we look towards the very real possibility that the next President of the United States will have an opportunity to nominate several Supreme Court justices, it is critically important to focus attention on a judicial virtue that has been neglected of late: Grit, that is, firmness of mind in the face of adversity.

Chief Justice Roberts' Wild Question About Congress And Immigration

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During oral arguments in a Supreme Court case that has the tech industry on alert, Chief Justice John Roberts asked a strange hypothetic...

Supreme Court Faces 'Arsenal Of Smoking Guns' In Case Of Racism In Jury Selection

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A high-profile case that could redefine how lower courts grapple with racial discrimination in jury selection may not be the slam-dunk a...

Reflections on Teaching Law - Cultivating Listening Skills

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 10.30.2016 | Education
Liaquat Ali Khan

Listening is an apothegmatic skill set for learning law. Contrary to popular presumption, listening is not a naturally occurring competence. Listening is an expertise that must be cultivated and refined.

Converging Crises and Opportunities

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 10.30.2016 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

On a ruined planet there can be no development or justice, peace or security, functioning economies, markets or states. Can we mature into responsible global citizens fast enough and stop living at the expense of our children and all future generations of life?

Voter ID Laws and the Ghosts of Jim Crow

Terry Smith | Posted 10.29.2016 | Politics
Terry Smith

The basic contours of the public discourse on voter ID laws are fairly clear. In-person voting fraud is rare. As Judge Richard Posner has concluded, restrictive voter ID laws are mainly the product of Republican legislatures targeting Democratic-leaning constituencies.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is The Queen Of The Internet. And That's Pretty Much The Law.

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

One of the most tired clichés in Supreme Court lore is the idea that today’s dissents are tomorrow’s majorities. It's a thing. Ruth Bader Ginsbur...

On-Demand Economy Goes White Collar: The Rise of the Lawyer-Entrepreneur

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 10.28.2016 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

While other professions have been completely transformed by technology, the day-to-day practices of lawyers have remained largely the same.

Objecting to Judicial Restraint: Against the Presumption of Constitutionality

Evan Bernick | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Should Americans have to justify their freedom to the government, or should the government have to justify its restrictions on freedom to Americans? That question lies at the core of an ongoing debate amongst supporters of limited government about role of the courts in enforcing the Constitution.

I Want a Carbon Fee -- or 'Clean Reward' -- Because I'm Selfish, I Breathe, and I Want My State to Prosper

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 10.27.2016 | Business
Adam Sulkowski

Since 2008 British Columbia's economy has grown while carbon pollution dropped using a popular and business-friendly law championed by a centrist-conservative politician.

Justice Holmes' Big Lie(s): Why His Lochner Dissent is Wrong, and Judicial Engagement Is Right

Evan Bernick | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Unpacking Holmes' three biggest lies in Lochner discloses the weakness of Segall's case against judicial engagement and reveals why his Holmesian approach to judicial review should not be embraced.

FBI Agents Accused Of Torturing U.S. Citizen Abroad Can't Be Sued

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

Federal agents who illegally detain, interrogate and torture American citizens abroad can't be held accountable for violating the Constitution. A divi...

Unpaid Interns of the World, Unite! The U.N. and Work in the 21st Century

Omer Aziz | Posted 10.23.2016 | Business
Omer Aziz

In a world where 1.2 billion youth are unemployed across the world, wealth inequality is increasing and work itself has become a scarce opportunity. Payment for work has become a luxury; you can consider yourself lucky if you are able to sell your labor not for money, but for work experience.

Answering the Supreme Court's Critics: The Court Should Do More, Not Less, to Enforce the Constitution

Evan Bernick | Posted 10.23.2016 | Politics
Evan Bernick

The Supreme Court is under attack. The Court is less popular that it has been in decades. Politicians have called for curbing the Court, proposing measures to strip the Court's jurisdiction and subject justices to periodic retention elections.

Don't Blame The New York Judge Who Referred Alleged Cop Killer To A Drug Program

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics

A New York judge is taking on the mayor and police chief over a decision he made last year -- and it turns out the law is on his side. Manhattan Supre...

Letting a Ten-Year-Old Waive His Miranda Rights? There Oughtta Be a Law

Marsha Levick | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics
Marsha Levick

It doesn't take a brain surgeon to know that the average ten-year-old is incapable of waiving his Miranda rights on his own. In fact, most brain surgeons can point to hard physical evidence that they can't.

The House May Be A Mess, But It Keeps Winning In Federal Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

There's no stopping the House of Representatives in federal court. A federal judge on Monday declined an Obama administration request to allow it to a...

Hillary Clinton and High-Frequency Trading

John I. Sanders | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
John I. Sanders

Let's assume, for just a moment, Mrs. Clinton is interested in regulating high-frequency traders, but has simply missed the mark. If we hope to properly regulate these traders, there are two preliminary questions we should answer.

Woman Charged With Criminal Mischief for Giving Water to Thirsty Animals

Jacy Reese | Posted 10.15.2016 | Green
Jacy Reese

While Anita refused to stop, he told her, "No, you know what, these are not humans, you dumb frickin' broad."

Teens Sentenced To Die In Prison May Not Get A New Day In Court -- Yet

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

Henry Montgomery has spent more than 50 years behind bars after his conviction for killing a sheriff's deputy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was 17 at ...

An Endorsement of Nothing: When a Pope Betrays the Gay World With Kisses

Benjamin Brenkert | Posted 10.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Benjamin Brenkert

Until the Pope sits down with a pen to reconcile Church doctrine with what is truthfully occurring in nature, much as he did with climate change, he endorses nothing and sets gay people up for even more betrayal -- because Pope Francis cannot assure the world that his successor will be as "gay friendly."

Sketchy Terms and Conditions You Didn't Read (But Probably Should)

Thrillist | Posted 10.13.2016 | Technology
Thrillist

By: Joe McGauley Credit: Shutterstock No one takes the time to actually read the Terms and Conditions. No one. Hell, the one that pops up before yo...

You Can Now Listen To Justice Scalia Call Obamacare 'SCOTUScare' Over And Over

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics

Every major Supreme Court decision has two parts: a written opinion and an oral announcement. The former is made public immediately, but the latter is...

American Apparel Lawsuit Is 'The Mother Of All Sexual Harassment Cases,' Judge Says

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business

Things are not going well for American Apparel founder and former CEO Dov Charney. American Apparel's board fired Charney for misconduct, including se...