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Why the Big Tribal 'Payout' Is Only a Start

Dennis Worden | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Dennis Worden

The complex legal history of the federal government's connection to Native American tribes was on display in separate events last week, neither shining a positive light on this continuum of American history, but both sowing the seeds for a more positive future.

America's Dirty Little Secret: Sex Trafficking Is Big Business

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

You don't hear much about domestic sex trafficking from the media or government officials, and yet it infects suburbs, cities and towns across the nation.

Top 10 Characteristics of Resilient Professionals

Neil Seligman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Neil Seligman

Attempting to control the world is always going to be futile. Yet there is one common factor within the ever-changing Universe that you can rely upon. You.

Women in Business: Q&A with Christina L. Martini, Attorney, DLA Piper

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Christina L. Martini is a practicing attorney, author and columnist. She is vice chair of the Chicago intellectual property practice group at DLA Pipe...

Allow Municipalities the Chance to Build Broadband Networks

Mike Montgomery | Posted 09.24.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

There are good arguments to be made on both sides of the municipal broadband issue, but stopping community projects due to a misguided argument about states' rights isn't one of them.

ORNSTEIN: Judicial Activists Undermining The Constitution

The Atlantic | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Even so, there is another strain of interpretation that has arisen to challenge this one, closely identified with Justice Antonin Scalia. Known as tex...

Fellow Law Students, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.17.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Resist the tide. Leave law school not as an attorney, but rather as a human being who happens to be an attorney.

A New AUMF: What Is the Obama Administration Afraid of?

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Either the president needs some new faces in the Office of Legal Counsel, or his team needs to do what many of his allies on Capitol Hill are calling for: Ask Congress to grant new statutory authority for the military campaign against ISIL in both Iraq and Syria. What is the administration afraid of?

Some Atheists and Transhumanists are Asking: Should it be Illegal to Indoctrinate Kids With Religion?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

A reasonable society should not have to indoctrinate its children; its children should discover and choose religious paths for themselves when they become adults, if they are to choose one at all.

To Convert or Not to Convert? A Look at the Process of Townhouse to Condo Conversions

Toni Haber | Posted 09.11.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

While the conversion to a multiple unit condominium can generate more profit than an individual apartment sale, which is an obvious added incentive for investors or current owners of townhouses, the process can be rigorous and expensive.

A Constitutional Book Drive

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

Why do we have so few good options to educate ourselves about America's foundational text? And, what are the costs of this constitutional ignorance?

"PriSchool": Overcoming Mass-Incarceration With a New Design

Uzoma Orchingwa | Posted 09.04.2014 | Crime
Uzoma Orchingwa

Seven million are under carceral supervision. What's more, this seemingly compulsive desire to confine, which was once exclusively associated with America, is now becoming a global phenomenon.

Ferguson's Easy Answers

Ekow N. Yankah | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Ekow N. Yankah

We will all mourn Michael Brown's death and wait to know more about what happened that night. What is clear, however, is that platitudes about "starting a conversation" will not do.

Rainmaking the 'Old-Fashioned' Way

Deborah S. Chames | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
Deborah S. Chames

It is important to remember that business development takes time. It took me five or six years of practice before I saw referrals on a consistent basis. Referrals can come from all different areas.

How It's Easier to Become a St. Louis Police Officer Than a Barber

Nikolas Katsimpras | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Katsimpras

Barbers and hairdressers, like Dionne Flowers of St. Louis, are an integral part of the society. The inconceivable, unknown detail in this story is that Dionne had more training for her license as a hairdresser, than the officers who pulled the trigger on Kajieme Powel had for their licenses.

This Academic Year, Colleges Should Eliminate Speech Codes -- Or Prepare for Their Day in Court

Azhar Majeed | Posted 09.02.2014 | College
Azhar Majeed

The majority of our nation's colleges and universities are not faring well when it comes to respecting freedom of speech.

The Other Marriage Discrimination

Nancy Leong | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Nancy Leong

The move toward equality for everyone who wishes to marry is cause for celebration. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on marital status more generally, and to look for ways to equalize those who wish to marry and those who don't.

Legal Hurdles May Thwart Prosecution in Michael Brown Killing

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Crime
Brian Levin, J.D.

With two parallel investigations -- one state, one federal -- proceeding into the tragic August 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson, a key issue in both investigations will be whether the officer had a reasonable fear that he was facing serious bodily injury or death.

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you read a controversial opinion article, instead of talking about "lynching" the author or what "gauge" shotgun you're going to use when you shoot him, maybe present a better idea to solve the problems he's trying to address.

What Is the Kerner Commission and Why It Should Be Revisited in Light of Ferguson

James Meyerson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
James Meyerson

What we must remember always -- and something I have told many juries in the past -- is that the most powerful person in the world, on a day-to-day basis, is not the president of the United States. No, it is a police officer.

A Surprising Success Story: Jobs and the Arts and Humanities

Christine Henseler | Posted 08.12.2014 | Books
Christine Henseler

As the world gets bigger and the world's problems become more complex, employers seek more critical, comprehensive, and creative leaders. And the Arts and Humanities provide just that.

A Look Back

Mike Farrell | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Mike Farrell

Has America's moral arc bent toward justice over the last half century? By some measures, it appears not.

Free at Last! How to Spend Your Post-Bar Exam Days

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacy Slotnick

Ignore bar exam white noise. Have faith you studied and did your level best. Never look back, unless you've concocted a sturdy and reliable time machine that allows you to adjust your answers accordingly.

6 Tips for Becoming a Startup Company Lawyer

Betterment.com | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business
Betterment.com

If you're a lawyer at a firm and you're thinking about transitioning in-house at a startup or younger company, one thing is clear: You're in good company.

Baggage Culture and Why Embracing Transhumanism Doesn't Come Easy

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

For many thousands of years now, the human race has been indoctrinated to submit to orthodoxy and to cower before authority, and to swallow endless nonsense from both.