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JURIST Deputy Features Editor Jaimee Francis talked with Professor Jordana Goodman of Boston University School of Law about her research on gender and race equity issues in intellectual property. Below is a transcript of their conversation, which has been edited for clarity. JURIST: Can you please give a brief overview of the patent system? A [...]

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On one hand, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) designates access to nutritious foods as a social determinant of health — a factor, like economic stability and education, that has a major impact on the US population’s health, well-being, and quality of life. But on the other, free market ideals and resistance [...]

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JURIST Deputy Features Editor Jaimee Francis talked with Professor Megan Boyd of Georgia State University College of Law about her research on the intersection of children’s literature and the law, with a focus on book bans. Below is a transcript of their conversation, which has been edited for clarity. JURIST: What is children’s literature? Boyd: [...]

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“The bottom line is this – we have a political moment here, where the world is somewhat united about doing something about Russia, particularly the crime of aggression,” said David Crane, former Chief Prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone and founder of Global Accountability Network (GAN).  What action the world will take in [...]

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From establishing schools, developing curricula, and determining requirements for enrollment and graduation, education is mostly a State and local responsibility in the United States. In fact, for elementary and secondary level schools, only 8 percent of funding comes from federal sources, including the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services Head Start [...]

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What do the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, the Ahmaud Arbery trial, and Charlottesville’s Unite the Right trial have in common?  In addition to the considerable media attention they have garnered, and proximity to several other parallel social justice issues, these trials have sparked conversations about the role of race in jury selection.  The rise of big [...]

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Previously known as Facebook, tech giant Meta has found itself at the center of several recent scandals. The release of the Facebook papers revealed that the company knew, among several issues, about the mental health impact of Instagram on girls and the spread of misinformation during the latest US presidential election. From its decision to [...]

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