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Ten Wild and Crazy Facts, a Few Opinions, and One Prediction About the Supreme Court

Eric Segall | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Eric Segall

Every sitting Justice went to either Harvard or Yale Law Schools. This makes the Court the least diverse (really diverse) governmental institution in the United States.

Endeavouring to Excite the Electorate

Jessica Levinson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

What was this event that excited so many members of the American public? This is not a rhetorical question. If you said the 2012 elections, or the presidential election, you're wrong, but I was so hoping that would be your answer.

5 Money Matters You MUST Attend To Post-Split

Nancy Van Tine | Posted 11.21.2012 | Divorce
Nancy Van Tine

Everyone knows how devastating, frustrating and emotionally difficult divorce is. Sometimes though, we overlook the other, more logistical challenges of splitting up.

A 225th Birthday Wish

Andrew Benton | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Andrew Benton

Perhaps it is time to rethink the multi-term ruling class we seem to have created whose members return term after term not necessarily due to talent or passion, but more as a consequence of the power of incumbency.

Book Review: In Law Man, Shon Hopwood Achieves Equal Justice Under Law

Lisa McElroy | Posted 11.18.2012 | Books
Lisa McElroy

"Equal Justice Under Law" -- the motto over the Supreme Court's door -- comes to life in Shon Hopwood's new memoir in a way that is too often absent from the cert. petition process.

The Scalia-Posner War and Why it Matters

Eric Segall | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Eric Segall

Scalia relies no more (or less) on text or history than any other Supreme Court Justice; he just indignantly claims that he does.

Left Unsaid on Labor Day

Jodie Levin-Epstein | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business
Jodie Levin-Epstein

Labor Day 2012 has been celebrated. The holiday speeches left unsaid what we now know to be fact: for too many workers, there are no paid days off. Zero. That's something, instead, to shout-out.

The Banning of Harry Potter

Deji Olukotun | Posted 11.07.2012 | Books
Deji Olukotun

Harry Potter is now the most banned book in America, according to the American Library Association. But these books have taught children to read, to think, to write and to criticize, all hallmarks of free expression.

Rethinking Laws Permitting the Sales of Human Remains

Tanya D. Marsh | Posted 10.13.2012 | Weird News
Tanya D. Marsh

How do we explain the difference between these commonly accepted social and legal norms regarding the decent treatment of remains, and legal permissiveness toward the seemingly cavalier commercial treatment of certain remains?

Is Your Child's Lemonade Stand Against the Law?

Women & Co | Posted 10.07.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Were we unwittingly breaking laws when we ran lemonade stands as kids, or are anti-lemonade stand laws relatively new on the books?

Tax Fairness and Fairness in Tax Data Reporting

Edward D. Kleinbard | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Edward D. Kleinbard

Did you know that the nonpartisan CBO recently demonstrated that the top 1 percent of American taxpayers "pay too much" in federal taxes? It was news to me, and no doubt to the CBO itself. We have Ari Fleischer to thank for this startling piece of disinformation.

Life as a Prosecutor

Stacey Honowitz | Posted 09.26.2012 | Crime
Stacey Honowitz

Does the public ever know how many prosecutors have sat in their offices crying because they believed so much in a case and the jury said "not guilty"? That's the side of a prosecutor that nobody chooses to explore. That's the life that some of us lead.

POLL: Should The U.S. Have Stricter Gun Control Laws?

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Set Fire to Your Metabolism

Howard Meyer | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Howard Meyer

With all the talk today of fad diets, health scares and conflicting studies, it's nice to know there is a still common sense. Basic knowledge of health issues and diet can be attained by any person and does not go out of style.

How to Enhance Cybersecurity and Create American Jobs

Scott J. Shackelford | Posted 07.16.2012 | Technology
Scott J. Shackelford

Grasping best to how manage hardware vulnerabilities is difficult since the current supply chain involves many companies, operating in many countries. But there are not enough U.S. manufacturers to allow the Pentagon to buy domestically.

Why Mayor Bloomberg Needs a Refresher in High School History

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Nicholas Ferroni

We would like to think that the government consists of men and women who are intelligent, logical and selfless individuals; sadly this is often not th...

Eric Holder v. Rick Perry: Voting Rights v. States' Rights

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.11.2012 | Black Voices
Ian Reifowitz

Eric Holder, Attorney General of the U.S., and the Department of Justice have vowed to fight for the right to vote by oppposing the Texas Voter ID laws, as well as the restrictive voting laws passed in Florida and other states.

The Supremes Say It's Okay to Steal Your Valor

Jessica Levinson | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

The First Amendment protects not just what we want to say and hear, but also disgusting, despicable statements that we would rather people not say or hear.

Crime of the Century

Robert Scheer | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business
Robert Scheer

Forget Bernie Madoff and Enron's Ken Lay -- they were mere amateurs in financial crime. The current Libor interest rate scandal, involving hundreds of trillions in international derivatives trade, shows how the really big boys play.

Taunting the School Bus Monitor: Do the Consequences Fit the Crime?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Although Karen Klein agrees with the punishment doled out to the boys who bullied her, as a psychologist, I have some very different thoughts about the consequences.

America's Real Birthday: A New Convention for Constitution Day

Dan Ross | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
Dan Ross

For over two centuries America has been lying about her age to make herself older than she really is. If she were honest, she would have to admit that her actual birthday fell on September 17, 1787.

Citizens United: How Ruling Is Greasing Alaska's Fall Elections Already

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Why didn't Alaska join 23 other states challenging Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission?

How to Talk To Your Kids About the Jerry Sandusky Trial

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.23.2012 | Sports
Barbara Greenberg

We need to teach our kids that bad people come in all shapes and sizes.

Can Lawyers Save the Planet?

Lachie McKenzie | Posted 08.24.2012 | World
Lachie McKenzie

Will lawyers save the planet? As far as making ecocide an international crime, the case seems rather compelling.

Umpires, the Affordable Care Act and the Rule of Law

Eric Segall | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Eric Segall

We will soon find out whether the Justices apply the rules of the Constitution or make up their own rules.