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Porteous Takes On Water

David O. Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David O. Stewart

Professor G. Calvin McKenzie of Colby College was the last witness in the trial to impeach District Judge G. Thomas Porteous of New Orleans. But the episode demonstrated how impeachment trials are so very different from regular trials, and just how dim Judge Porteous' prospects are.

Judith Sandalow: Politicians Are Failing An Entire Generation Of Children

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Tucker

In the shadow of the White House, nearly 45,000 American children live in poverty, a number that has been soaring since 2007. The District of Columbia...

Interview With a Philosopher: Secrets That Rule the World

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Imagine a secret society of powerful people who might control world events and even mess with your life, a group brought together and set apart by a p...

Government's Sociotechnological Revolution Leaves Little Place for Legal "Wet Blanketry"

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Government is undergoing a sociotechnological revolution, one that is being forced by rapid paced private sector technology changes and a real-time environment that is pervading every aspect of our lives.

Five Ways to Ace College Exams

Perry Binder | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Perry Binder

Except on open-ended questions, professors are usually looking for some specific responses. Why make that professor search all throughout your flowery paragraphs for those answers?

Hawaii County Files Trespassing Charges Against Census Worker Russell Haas

AP | MARK NIESSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HONOLULU — In these divisive times, Census worker Russell Haas has come to expect some resistance when he goes door to door to count the residen...

HuffPost Review: Lawyers as Peacemakers -- Not the Oxymoron You Might Think it Is

Saul Segan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Saul Segan

Just as holistic thinking and methodology has led patients and doctors to alternative medicine and enhancement of existing traditional forms thereof, the same can be said of holistic law.

Zambia's Constitutional Review Process Has Thwarted Meaningful Public Participation

Christina Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Holder

"A costly spectacle." "A circus." "A charade." This is how some detractors in the Zambian media have described the NCC, the body charged with the task of rewriting the Zambian Constitution.

Taking the Private out of PMC

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

The most important word in the phrase private security contractors is "private." If and when someone working for a PSC does something wrong the compa...

Close Enough Isn't Good Enough

Andrea Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Lyon

None of us should feel peace of mind about an execution under the circumstances of a case like Troy Davis', whatever our feelings might be about the death penalty.

Capturing the Friedmans Dad Was My Unforgettable Teacher: Apply His Classroom Lessons to Set His Son Free

Perry Binder | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Perry Binder

Intellectually, I know you cannot separate the person from the teacher. For me, it is contradictory and maddening that Mr. Friedman provided meaningful guidance to countless students.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Mosques

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

For me, the issue is a no-brainer. The center promotes inter-religious and intercultural dialogue, which is precisely what we need more of to prevent future attacks.

Justice Trapped in a Technical Web

Andrea Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Lyon

Three judges of the United States Court of Appeals all agree that Mr. Friedman did not get justice. Yet because Mr. Friedman has fallen into the web of technical rules, the courts can't reach him.

The American DREAM

David Perez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Perez

Immigrant students who go to college later step into higher-paying jobs, increasing our tax revenue and consumer spending. This is a win-win for America: more education and more jobs.

Federal Judge's 'Inappropriate' And 'Disturbing' Book

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner has a memoir coming out in April, and it bears a very unjudicial title: "In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unre...

Dumb Advice: "Read the Fine Print"

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Unless the reader is a law professor, or has nothing else to do for the rest of his or her life, the fine print will always outwit the reader. In fact, it is supposed to.

Ice-T Cleared: DMV To Blame For License Snafu

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Ice-T came out on top in a brush with real-life law and order Tuesday when prosecutors dropped unlicensed driving charges against the...

The Case for Humor in the College Classroom

Perry Binder | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Perry Binder

As college professors nationwide prepare for a new academic year, my message for them is simple: Lighten up! Your students just might engage and learn.

Algebra for Dummies: Mathematical 'Proof' of the Inferiority of Homosexuals

William K. Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William K. Black

The inability of opponents of same sex marriage to support the claimed "profound" and "severe" harms to heterosexual marriage has always been their Achilles' heel. The title of the "Defense of Marriage Act" is pure propaganda.

Emergency Powers and Thailand's Internal Colonization

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

The emergency decree is still in force in 10 regions in Thailand, and allows authorities shut down media, freeze bank accounts and arrest citizens with no charges.

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal: Caught Between Multiple Masters?

Seth Korman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Seth Korman

Last week, nearly five years after it was created, the Khmer Rouge tribunal handed down its first sentence.

Cocaine Sentencing Injustice Slightly Lessened

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In true incrementalist fashion, Democrats have now made things slightly less unfair, but fell far short of actual fairness. It's as if, right after the Civil War, Congress announced that black people would now count as four-fifths of a person.

When Just Following Orders is Good Enough

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

In my last post, while discussing a law journal article on how to prosecute a PMC should one commit an act of torture, I touched on the Nuremberg defe...

Tiki Is the Barber of Civil [Lawsuit], Figaro!

Amber Holley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Amber Holley

Although once idolized for his feats on the football field and later respected as an affable, Cheshire-grinned news and sports correspondent, these days Tiki Barber is making a lot of folks very unhappy.

Tempest in a Womb: What's Wrong With Preventing (Or Promoting) Homosexuality In Utero?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

A recent debate in the fields of bioethics surrounding novel treatments for an uncommon genetic disorder has raised the question: Is it ethical to attempt to predetermine the sexual orientation of one's children?