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Justice Breyer Insists Death Penalty Is Cruel, Even When Supreme Court Won't

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case of a death-row inmate that might have struck down California's death penalty system. The cour...

Supreme Court Delivers A Victory For Supporters Of Seattle's Minimum Wage Law

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a sweeping constitutional challenge to Seattle's minimum wage law, in what could have been a test case for f...

For Law Students: What Is Versus What Ought to Be

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.02.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

Perhaps the most important intellectual point law students must learn to be effective in the profession is the difference between the descriptive and ...

Supreme Court Won't Block Texas' Restrictive Voter ID Law -- For Now

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics

The Supreme Court on Friday declined a request from voting rights advocates to stop Texas from enforcing its controversial voter ID law, which is on t...

Nutrient Supplements in the Land of the Law of Unintended Consequences

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Many supplements that don't work at all are marketed routinely, and some, very successfully. I have always maintained that this was a domain of both baby, and bathwater -- and that differentiating is essential.

A Lawyer Addressed Justice Ginsburg By The Wrong Name. Her Response Was Perfect.

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Noel Francisco, the lawyer arguing in former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption appeal, only had one job: to convince the Supreme ...

Peter MacKay's Misuse of the Rule of Law

Naomi Sayers | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Naomi Sayers

Former Justice Minister Peter Mackay wrote a special post for the National Post titled, "Respect the rule of law." The rule of law means that no one is above the law--yes, even politicians or prime ministers.

Convicted Gov. Bob McDonnell May Just Convince Supreme Court He's Innocent

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics

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Supreme Court Rules Political Speech Is Protected Even If You Didn't Actually Speak

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with a former police officer who was demoted by his supervisors because they thought, mistakenly, that he had ...

The Climate Kids Matter More Than Sarah Palin

Stephen Harrison | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Stephen Harrison

There is a very distressing paradigm in which we are currently thinking about climate. We have decided that climate change is primarily a political and cultural - rather than a legal - issue. That's a shame.

Immigrant Communities and the Health of Our Cities Are Intertwined

Nisha Agarwal | Posted 04.21.2016 | New York
Nisha Agarwal

Under Mayor de Blasio's administration, the City has undertaken initiatives to eliminate inequities against immigrant New Yorkers by enhancing their economic, civic and social integration into the broader community and facilitating their access to justice.

A Revision on the Bill of Rights, part I

Justin Curmi | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

A preamble is not an aesthetic piece of a legal document to enhance its appeal to the read nor is it just a random set of words.

Supreme Court Rules For Congress -- And Thousands Of Victims Of Iran-Sponsored Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For a moment Wednesday, the three branches of the federal government seemed to line up in perfect harmony -- if only to show their suppo...

Supreme Court Recognizes That States Can Play A Little Politics In Redistricting

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that Arizona did not violate the Constitution when its redistricting commission re...

Why The New GMO Food-Labeling Law Is So Controversial

Teen Vogue | Posted 04.20.2016 | Taste
Teen Vogue

By Lily Puckett for Teen Vogue. Courtesy of CNP Montrose Do you really know what you're eating? On July 1, Vermont becomes the first state...

3 Important Ways Business Owners Need To Protect Themselves

Jeff Charles | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
Jeff Charles

If you're a small business owner, you already know how hard it can be. There are many different challenges involved in making sure your business is able to grow and thrive.

Appeals Court Sides With Trans Student Denied Access To High School Boys Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a trans student in Virginia who sued his county school board over a policy barring him from using...

Paul Ryan Will Get 15 Minutes Of Fame At The Supreme Court ... Just Because

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) isn't expected at the Supreme Court on Monday, when the justices hear arguments in an important case ov...

ICC President on Opening the Permanent HQ: 'The International Criminal Court Is Here to Stay'

Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi | Posted 04.19.2016 | World
Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi

The inauguration of the ICC's Permanent Premises gives us all, court officials, states and the international community as a whole, the opportunity to make a pause in our journey to celebrate what has been already achieved through our collective efforts to enhance accountability.

Is personal data the same as personal property?

Professor Mark Skilton | Posted 04.15.2016 | Technology
Professor Mark Skilton

In the recent announcement of Microsoft suing the US Government over data requests. has it come to this following the Apple versus FBI case is a refle...

The Vicissitudes of Same-Sex Marriage in Colombia

María Mercedes Gómez | Posted 04.13.2016 | Queer Voices
María Mercedes Gómez

One of the main obstacles for the implementation of LGBTI rights in the country, as Colombia Diversa and other groups have denounced, is the persecution that the Attorney General embarked on against public functionaries, LGBTI jurisprudence and policies, civil society groups, same-sex couples and supporters.

This Is Murder in the West Bank

Dana Agmon | Posted 04.12.2016 | World
Dana Agmon

Hateful, negative, victimized, divisive, judgmental, hostile, violent and inhumane; do we really want the face of our society to be that kind of face? Do we have the right to demoralize our society because we believe others are demoralized?

If We Don't Have Rights Online, We Don't Have Rights at All

Mariya Parodi | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
Mariya Parodi

On March 18, UN Women held a Nordic panel entitled 'Fighting Sexism and Hate Speech' part of CSW60, the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Stat...

The Scandal of God's Criminal Justice Is Forgiveness

Brian E. Konkol | Posted 04.12.2016 | Religion
Brian E. Konkol

The following is taken from a homily given in Christ Chapel, on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN) on April 11, 2016. The assigne...

'Religious Liberty' Laws and Christian Films a Temporary Reflex to Losing Privileges

Joseph T. Spadafino | Posted 04.08.2016 | Religion
Joseph T. Spadafino

Rather than these laws signaling renewed influence of evangelical Christianity on American politics, they are merely a symptom of two basic realities.